Streetwise

Streetwise

  • Attribute:  Perception
  • Type:  Utility
  • Time:  N/A
  • Description:  Those with this skill are familiar with the shady or disreputable aspects of society and are able to identify its subtleties, the degree of which is based on number of skill points in Vigilance, i.e. novice 0-3 points, expert 4-7 points, master 8+ points. A novice can identify criminal controlled areas and understands the mannerisms for making or avoiding contact; an expert knows where and how to directly contact members of a particular group or underground profession; masters understand the dynamics between different groups and know how to make contacts with ranking members. The difficulty is based on the familiarity with an area or group, reputation, and the overall situation.
  • Example of use:  Acquiring hidden information about a specific project, locating a fence, bribing an official, etc.
  • Specialization:  (Optional) Specific city or group; selecting a specialization allows the character to attempt to increase their expertise in a particular interaction to the next level with a difficulty modifier, i.e. novice to expert at a difficult modifier, novice to master at a very difficult modifier.

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