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ever earning a diploma.
- Possessed by : College graduates, executives, lawyers, librarians, scholars, students
- Specialties: Anthropology, Art, English, History, Law, Religion, Research
Researching information is a fairly straightforward task that involves querying libraries and databases. Roll Intelligence + Academics + equipment. The number of successes required depends on the complexity and/or obscurity of the desired information. A simple set of facts might demand three successes to obtain, while a little known or difficult-to-find reference might demand 10 or more successes to uncover. Depending on the quality of the libraries or databases available, the Storyteller may grant a +1 or higher modifier to task rolls.
- Research tasks are subject to capping.
- Dice Pool: Intelligence + Academics + equipment
- Action: Extended (3-10+ successes; each roll represents 30 minutes of research)
- Suggested Equipment: Library card (+1), Internet connection (+1), access to a university library (+2), access to government databases (+3)
- Possible Penalties: Unusual topic (-1), obscure topic (-2), limited library or database (-2)
- Dramatic Failure: Your character obtains flawed or inaccurate information that leads him to draw incorrect conclusions about the subject.
- Failure: Your character makes no progress in locating the information he's after.
- Success: Your character makes progress in his search for information.
- Exceptional Success: Your character is well on his way to discovering the elusive information heÕs after. If the roll provides enough successes to push the total well above the amount necessary to complete the task (by five or more), he gains additional information pertinent to his research, providing greater detail and insight into the subject.
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