Spiraller
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Observation skill – are the listed questions the only ones you can ask?

Wed 22 Jan 2020, 05:19

Or can you ask any question as long as it makes sense to the story?

RAW states:
STUNTS: For every extra 6 you roll, you get to know the answer to one of these questions:
Is it coming for me?
Are there more of them close by?
How do I get in/past/away?
 
decanox
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Re: Observation skill – are the listed questions the only ones you can ask?

Wed 22 Jan 2020, 11:31

I use "Observation" as a Perception or Find ability in other RPGs.

For me, it covers not only "see" but "hear" too (since there is no other ability related to listen in the character sheet). In other words and in my opinion, it covers any ability related to senses.

So, with that I would use in any question related to that. For example, I would add: Where are they going? (you hear footsteps getting away); What are they saying? (you hear a conversation), etc.

Of course, I use too to find objects or items in rooms.
 
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Diego
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Re: Observation skill – are the listed questions the only ones you can ask?

Wed 22 Jan 2020, 19:12

Or can you ask any question as long as it makes sense to the story?

RAW states:
STUNTS: For every extra 6 you roll, you get to know the answer to one of these questions:
Is it coming for me?
Are there more of them close by?
How do I get in/past/away?
I think you can safely assume that it's ok to answer other questions than those 3, since they are all quite specific.
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