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What is the Opposed Skill to Sneak­ing (CG)? 4 years 3 months ago #3739

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I can­not find a skill that seems to be the opposed skill to Sneak­ing (CG). Is there not some­thing akin to Per­cep­tion from D&D? While there is the Sur­prise mechanic, that doesn’t seem to cover the sit­u­a­tion where a PC is actively search­ing for some­one skulk­ing about in the alley ahead of him or her. What is the best Skill for resolv­ing this, or should an optional one be created?
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What is the Opposed Skill to Sneak­ing (CG)? 4 years 3 months ago #3740

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There’s not a skill like alert­ness or per­cep­tion, although there could be if you want to. But you may use Sagac­ity which is what we use and which is used in perception-​like exem­ples throghouht the book.
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What is the Opposed Skill to Sneak­ing (CG)? 4 years 2 months ago #3743

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SY is pos­si­ble and used some­times by me, but I find that in the big­ger part of sit­u­a­tions CG seems more appro­pri­ate. SY is about fig­ur­ing out things in a some­what aca­d­e­mic, ratio­nal way, CG is more about instinct and clev­er­ness and, well, cun­ning. It depends on the sit­u­a­tion — for a largely unsus­pect­ing oppo­si­tion it will usu­ally be SY, for an at least some­what sus­pect­ing or dis­trust­ful oppo­si­tion CG will often be more appropriate.
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What is the Opposed Skill to Sneak­ing (CG)? 4 years 2 months ago #3751

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Good call on cun­ning, i think we’ve used in the beg­gin­ing but for some rea­son we stuck with SY after a while.

I’ve been think­ing of derived stats lately, just for kicks, and it occured to me to rename Aim (CG + SY) to per­cep­tion and make it more use­ful to other things other than aim­ing, like reflex does. What do you think?
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What is the Opposed Skill to Sneak­ing (CG)? 4 years 2 months ago #3752

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[quote=“Anarak” post=3751I’ve been think­ing of derived stats lately, just for kicks, and it occured to me to rename Aim (CG + SY) to per­cep­tion and make it more use­ful to other things other than aim­ing, like reflex does. What do you think?[/quote]

Sounds good to me. Aware­ness is the first name that comes to my mind for it.
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