Skill Applications

Morgoth
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Skill Applications

Postby Morgoth » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:38 am

I'm still a bit confused about how applications work.

So in the core book each skill has a number of applications listed. Furthermore the Applications paragraph states:

Every skill has applications, which are sub-areas of the skill.
If a skill check involves a certain application, it appears
in parentheses, as in Perception (Spot). This is important
when determining whether a hero can use a certain
advantage or special ability.
A check for Perception (Spot)
means that the skill involves the specific application Spot


Does this mean anyone who has a Skill, like say Religions, will automatically be able to make a roll for any of its applications without incurring a -3 penalty aside from those that require a certain advantage, special ability or trade secret?

Example 1: Born has a SR of 5 in Religions. He finds a small idol in a temple of praios. To know more about it he makes a skill roll Religions (praios). He will NOT take a -3 penalty to his roll because he has points in the skill and so automatically knows the applications.

Example 2: What about untrained use of skills? Say Born doesn't know the Religions skill. Would he still make the Religions(priaos) roll using only his attributes but without any penalty, or would he take the -3 penalty for not having even a single SR in the skill?

Dany40
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Re: Skill Applications

Postby Dany40 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:05 am

When you have skill ranks you can use them for any normal applications listed. But there are some specific applications gained by Special capacities... for this applications you must have the special capacity to use your skill ranks,

And ... with skill specialisation for exemple .. you can gain specific bonus for specific applications of a skill

For your example : anyone have all the skills with 0 ranks. So everyone have Religions 0. So no -3 mod ...

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Bosper
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Re: Skill Applications

Postby Bosper » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:28 am

Dany40 wrote:When you have skill ranks you can use them for any normal applications listed. But there are some specific applications gained by Special capacities... for this applications you must have the special capacity to use your skill ranks,

And ... with skill specialisation for exemple .. you can gain specific bonus for specific applications of a skill

For your example : anyone have all the skills with 0 ranks. So everyone have Religions 0. So no -3 mod ...

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