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Old 10-21-2016, 09:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: [Basic] Skill of the week: Shadowing

Originally Posted by RogerBW View Post
I think the "be seen on a failure by 5+" is meant to reflect the situation one sees in film: A is following B, A loses track and hurries on to try to catch up, B spots A bursting out of the crowd/alley/whatever.

I think it's a shame the two aspects (keep track of someone, don't be noticed) are conjoined. I think I might try a three-way contest of skills: Shadowing vs Shadowing or Stealth to keep track of the target, Shadowing vs Vision to avoid being seen, using the same Shadowing roll for both comparisons. As things stand, you don't get the situation where B spots A but A doesn't know that it's happened, so B can lead A into a trap.
This is one of the reasons I long ago dropped Shadowing as a skill and replaced it with Observation and Stealth.

Following tracks - Tracking.
Visually following someone - Observation and Stealth.
Feel free to steal, borrow, fold, spindle, mutilate any rule, advantage, etc I come up with it.
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