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Chapter 8: Playing the Game / Rules Overview

Perception and Detection

Source Player Core pg. 399
Your Perception modifier (page 404) indicates how good you are at noticing things around you. You typically use the Seek basic action (page 417) to find physical things or the Sense Motive basic action (page 417) in social situations. While in exploration mode, the Search activity (page 439) lets you keep an eye out for things around you.

Four main conditions indicate how well you can pinpoint and target a creature: observed, hidden, undetected, and unnoticed (page 434). A creature with the concealed or invisible condition is harder to find and target (page 442).

Related: Light (page 432), special senses (page 433)