Awareness and finding traps

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Michael
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Awareness and finding traps

Post by Michael » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 pm

So at the end of the Awareness Talent description, it says
If the adept possess the Disarm Trap talent or skill, he may use this to find traps and wards.


So am I to take it that if you don't have the disarm trap talent, you can't spot traps?

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JetBlackJoe
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Re: Awareness and finding traps

Post by JetBlackJoe » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:49 pm

There’s always a standard Perception test.
"Mind over Body. Body over Mind."
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Re: Awareness and finding traps

Post by Belenus » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:00 pm

Who needs to spot traps? We have a Swordmaster with Danger Sense :mrgreen:

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Re: Awareness and finding traps

Post by ChrisDDickey » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:37 pm

Michael wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 pm
So am I to take it that if you don't have the disarm trap talent, you can't spot traps?
That is the RaW. Of course a GM is permitted to improvise. If a person without Disarm Traps made an awareness or perception test that had 2 or 3 successes against the traps detection difficulty, I might have them spot something as being not right.

Michael
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Re: Awareness and finding traps

Post by Michael » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:24 pm

so been thinking about it and these traps were designed to be used against the horrors so I can see why regular untrained adepts with awareness wouldn't know what to look for

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