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chade0
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« on: October 17, 2003, 12:08:04 PM »

Hello,

I've got a couple of simple questions about basic skill/attribute checks..
what skills/attributes would be used for these? :

1) to search something (in a room/forest/body/etc)

2) to spot (see) something - Wits attribute test?

3) to hear (listen) something - Wits again?

4) to move silently (against one's perception) - Sneak skill test?

5) how to check if one party surprise another? Ie, how to check which one hears/sees the other first? - a contested roll of wits against each others' per?



thanks :)
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Brian Leybourne
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2003, 01:09:01 PM »

This is how I do those (YM - and others - MV).

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1) to search something (in a room/forest/body/etc)


I made up a new skill Investigation, which is usually Wits based, but sometimes Perception.

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2) to spot (see) something - Wits attribute test?


Perception, TN based on how obvious it is.

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3) to hear (listen) something - Wits again?


Perception, TN based on how loud it is.

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4) to move silently (against one's perception) - Sneak skill test?


The sneaker rolls AG/Sneak, and the perceptor rolls Perception with TN based on the ambient noise etc. This one is in the book on page 40 - the Per TN is 5 for quiet, 8 for mild noise, 12 for loud noise, and +/- 2 for degree of alertness.

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5) how to check if one party surprise another? Ie, how to check which one hears/sees the other first? - a contested roll of wits against each others' per?


Doesn't usually come in in this way for me. If the group have hidden and camoflaged themselves well, or made successful sneak rolls, or whatever, then they get surprise. Without such an effort by either side, I usually give neither side surprise (remember that in many games, Surprise gives you a minor advantage, while in TROS surprise usually means the other guy is dead).

Brian.
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Brian Leybourne
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RPG Books: Of Beasts and Men, The Flower of Battle, The TROS Companion
chade0
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2003, 07:44:47 PM »

Brian, thanks a lot for your quick answers! I really appreciate your help.. this was not the first time.
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Brian Leybourne
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2003, 09:58:53 PM »

No worries, that's what I get paid for.

(or would do, if I got paid... *grin*).

Brian.
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Brian Leybourne
bleybourne@gmail.com

RPG Books: Of Beasts and Men, The Flower of Battle, The TROS Companion
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