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Vigilance

Appraise

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Appraise

  • Attribute:  Perception
  • Type:  Utility
  • Time:  N/A
  • Description:  This skill can be used in two ways, to gauge market value of goods based on the local economy, quality, availability, etc (requires an Appraisal Kit); or to estimate the overall importance of something to an individual or group. In the former, the value is measured in coin or trade--with a successful skill check, the character gets a bonus simple (+4) modifier to a related Barter, Bluff, or Haggling skill check. For the latter, value is more subjective and based on the number of skill points in Vigilance i.e. novice 0-3 points, expert 4-7 points, master 8+ points. A novice appraisal reveals the market value, but not its importance; an expert appraisal provides both market value and to whom it is important; while a master appraisal fully discloses the market value and exactly how important it is to the target. The difficulty is based on the manner in which the skill is used, the amount of information that the character has at hand, the degree of familiarity with the goods, the demeanor of the target, and time.
  • Example of use:  Gauge the monetary value of stolen artwork to a fence, determine the value of a piece of jewelry and that the target perceives it as having a familial importance, etc.
  • Specializations:  None