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Old 11-25-2017, 12:56 PM   #7
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Default Re: Night Vision offsets darkness penalties in combat but extra Perception don't

Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
The reason Night Vision is called out as offsetting darkness penalties for combat, while a higher score in Perception isn't, is because Night Vision only offsets penalties for partial darkness. In a situation where the only penalty to vision is from partial darkness, having a higher Perception score helps reduce that penalty just as Night Vision does.
Incorrect. In situations of partial darkness, keen eyes or enhanced perception will offset the perception penalties for darkness, but have no effect on the combat penalties for darkness (-darkness to hit).

I would probably allow Cosmic (+50%) to have keen vision able to offset vision penalties to combat (this would include obscurement as well as darkness).
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