Chapter 5: Characters
Perception is a measure of how well an individualís five
senses operate, as well as how well they can interpret what
sensations are received. A high perception represents better than
average vision and hearing, where an extremely low score can
represent blindness or deafness. Perception is most important for
rangers, who rely on it for tracking, and rogues, who often rely on
their sense of hearing, but could be important to any character
where being aware of oneís surroundings is necessary.
You apply your Perception modifier to:
Listen, Read Lips, Search, and Spot checks, as well as
Wilderness Lore checks when used in conjunction with the Tracking
Any check that relies heavily on perception, such as
Appraise and Decipher Script. If you have a negative Perception
modifier, these checks are further modified by that modifier, in
addition the normal modifier for that skill check.