Skill Detail

Move Silently

Cost: 2x
Modifiers: Special. Armor penalties apply.
Description:

This skill is used when a character attempts to move silently and avoid being heard or noticed by hearing or creatures with tremorsense. When attempting to use this skill, the character rolls a Move Silently test opposed by any potential listeners' Listen skill. Both Size and Agility adjust a character's ability to move silently.

  • Agility adjustment.
  • Negative value of SIZ adjustment.

A character's ability to move silently can be hindered or assisted by armor, ground conditions, and background noise.

-5 to -30 AVCreaky Floors
-20 AVGravel
-10 AVWearing hard boots or footwear
+10 AVNoiseless Footing (soft carpet)
+10 AVLight background noise (talking)
+20 AVModerate background noise (wind, running water)
+40 AVLoud background noise (machinery, waterfall, combat noises, etc.)
-variableArmor penalties.