Monday, May 16, 2011
DM Advice - Listen/Search/Spot in 3.5 VS Perception in Pathfinder
Now that I am thinking of running a dungeon-level based game I have to ask the question - did Pathfinder cut the skills too drastically in this area?
The benefits to cutting back on the skills are immediately obvious in that players can expend less skill points for the same bang. It also means that the skills are encompassed into one single roll.
How does this affect dungeon crawling when in the cramped confined darkness you need to use all your senses?
I am starting to wonder. Yes it is easy to make a perception roll for everything but did that cut back on the specialization of certain classes?
What are your thoughts?
Listen/Search/Spot versus Perception
Hide/Move Silently versus Stealth
Did it affect dungeon crawling aversely? Is it better?