The License Board is the ability system from Final Fantasy XII. Each square on the board requires a certain amount of License Points to be activated. License Points are gained whenever an enemy is defeated by most methods (there are some ways such as Zalera's "Kill" ability in which no license points are gained). Every character receives the same amount of LP, regardless if they are in the active party. Enemies always give a minimum of 1 LP, though tougher opponents such as Marks or Bosses may grant more. To unlock all licenses, including three Quickenings, a character must acquire over 13000 LP. This process can be sped up by the use of an accessory called the Golden Amulet, which, when equipped, enables the user to gain double the normal amount of license points.
When a square on the board is activated, all squares around it open up. In addition to new Magicks and Technicks, weapons and armor can only be equipped if specific licenses are purchased. Other squares include Augments, which enhance a character's base stats.
Quickenings and Espers must be activated similarly. However, unlike other squares, once a Quickening or Esper has been purchased, no other character may purchase that square.
The license board is set up into two primary sections, with four subsections in each of them. The top section is the non-physical section, pertaining to Magick, Technicks, Augments, and Accessories. These allow characters to do everything other than equipping weapons and armor. While some of these do affect the armor, such as a shield augment which allows you to block attacks more often when using a shield, since this does not allow you to equip anything, it is in the top section. The bottom section is the equipment section. This section includes equipping all Armor and Weapons. The four sub-sections are divided by weapon type. One section includes Hand Bombs, Guns, and Ninja swords. Another section includes Staves and Maces. A third section has all of the armor in the game, with Light Armor, Heavy Armor, and Mystic Armor, with the final section including everything else: Swords, Bows, Hammers, Greatswords, and Katanas.
The only things which do not lie in one of these categories are Espers and Quickenings, which are dispersed throughout the board.
In this Japan-exclusive version of Final Fantasy XII, the License Board has been revamped and split into twelve different License Boards, each Board shaped according to the twelve signs of the Zodiac and assigned to a certain job class.
|Vaan - Penelo - Balthier - Fran - Basch - Ashe|
|Reks - Larsa - Vossler - Reddas|
|Al-Cid - Ba'Gamnan - Dr. Cid - Daguza - Old Dalan - Elza - Filo - Gerun - Emperor Gramis - Gran Kiltias Anastasis - Chairman Gregoroth - Gurdy - Havharo - Horne - Hurdy - Jote - Jules - Kytes - Marquis Ondore - Migelo - Mjrn - Monid - Montblanc - The Moogles Eight - Nono - Dynast-King Raithwall - King Raminas - Lord Rasler - Raz - Rikken - Sorbet - Tomaj - Vayne Solidor - Venat - Weather Eye|
|Gabranth - Drace - Ghis - Bergan - Zargabaath|
|Nations and Locations in Ivalice|
|Archadian Empire - Kingdom of Dalmasca - Republic of Landis - Kingdom of Nabradia - Rozarrian Empire|
|Bancour - Jagd Difohr - Jagd Naldoa - Jagd Ramooda - Jagd Yensa - Purvama|
|Nalbina Fortress - Garamsythe Waterway - Royal City of Rabanastre - Dalmasca Estersand - Giza Plains - Nalbina Dungeons - Barheim Passage - Skycity of Bhujerba - Lhusu Mines - Dreadnought Leviathan - Dalmasca Westersand - Ogir-Yensa Sandsea - Nam-Yensa Sandsea - Tomb of Raithwall - Ozmone Plains - Jahara - Golmore Jungle - Eruyt Village - Henne Mines - Paramina Rift - Mt. Bur-Omisace - Stilshrine of Miriam - Mosphoran Highwaste - Salikawood - Phon Coast - Tchita Uplands - Sochen Cave Palace - Imperial City of Archades - Draklor Laboratory - Port at Balfonheim - Cerobi Steppe - Feywood - Ancient City of Giruvegan - Great Crystal -Sky Fortress Bahamut - Ridorana Cataract - Pharos at Ridorana - Zertinan Caverns - Nabreus Deadlands - Necrohol of Nabudis - Subterra|
|Baknamy - Bangaa - Garif - Helgas - Hume - Moogle - Nu Mou - Occuria - Rev - Seeq - Urutan-Yensa - Viera|
|Airship - Clan Centurio - Dynast King - Esper - Fishing - Galtean Alliance - Gambits - Genus - House Solidor - Hunt - Imperial Senate - Kiltia - Knockback - License Board - Loot - Magicite - Magick - Moogling - Nethicite - Quickening - Rare Game - The Resistance - Skyferry - Sky Pirate - Sun-Cryst - Technick - Trial Mode - Withered Trees - Zodiac Job System|
|Original Soundtrack - Kiss Me Good-Bye - Symphonic Poem "Hope"
|Augments - Accessories - Allusions - Armor - Bazaar - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Insights - Items - Jobs - Magic - Walkthrough - Wallpapers - Weapons|