As prevalent as the "perception check" is in role-playing systems, it sort of boggles my mind that they lack a Perception attribute. Whenever we played our bastardized version of AD&D 1e and 2e back in the day, we always added a Perception attribute. Is anyone familiar with a role-playing system that actually had a Perception attribute? I'm thinking we must have borrowed the concept from somewhere...
I believe the Morrow Project and Twilight 2000 had an "Awareness" attributes. And I seem to remember that there's at least one game that uses PER for Perception, not Personality. There are a couple of games that come to mind, but without looking, I wouldn't say for sure. (But I could be wrong.)
Post by michaeldmoore on Aug 12, 2022 8:22:03 GMT -5
I drew a Perception score from an article in Dragon Magazine back in the day. Since proficiency checks in AD&D after the Dungeoneer's and Wilderness Survival Guides were rolls UNDER the attribute score, that is how I handled a Perception check. You were not surprised if you rolled UNDER your Perception score.