Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Creature Analysis Talent
Step: Rank + PER
The adept uses a type of divination magic to gain information about a creature he is observing by making a Creature Analysis Test against the target’s Spell Defense. If successful, the adept’s player can ask a specific question that would reveal one of the creature’s game statistics or abilities for each Result Level achieved, such as, “What is its Physical Defense?” or “What is its Death Rating?” The question must be about a specific trait—general questions such as “How tough is it?” should warrant equally vague answers (“Pretty tough”). The gamemaster should disallow questions comparing more than one statistic, such as “Is this beast tougher than I am?” or “Which is higher, its Physical or Spell Defense?” Adepts often use this talent to size up an unknown creature’s Spell or Social Defense to determine how well other talents, such as Dominate Beast, will work on it. At the gamemaster’s discretion, using this talent yields insights about a creature’s vulnerabilities that can prove very useful to any adventuring group about to tangle with an unknown beast.