Disguise in Society Play
While this is more of a Rule question, I feel this falls more into a grey area of GM decision. So posting it here for Society Play.
Since there's a couple scenarios that Disguise is a option, I want people's opinion on how the Disguise check is handled. This is assuming you have plenty of time to get the check right.
Can we take 20 on some Disguise skill checks?
Here's the ruling on Take 20 I think that might allow you to in some situations. -
Taking 20 means you are making multiple attempts at the task until you get it right. It also assumes that you are failing many times before you succeed.
If you can't take 20, can you try the check again if your party members tell you it looks horrible?
I think if I get a 7 on a disguise check my party could let me know I did a miserable job and I could then attempt to fix (do over) that disguise. How would this be handled mechanic wise?
Disguise is a roll. Technically, it is supposed to be rolled by the GM, so you never know the result.
As a GM i'd say no to taking 20 because it is rooted in the multiple attempts because you know that you have failed. Due to how it works, you don't know that you have failed.
That said, I'd allow a take 10.
As for allies noticing that you did a miserable job, I'd allow it given enough in-game prep time. Though, for the sake of time efficiency, I'd probably default back to the taking 10.
|Sebastian Hirsch Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria|
|Gary Bush Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha|
I too don't think taking 20 is an option.
I have never had another player ask to roll to check if the disguise was good or not. If they did, I would likely give them a penalty because they have an idea of what the other character was going for.
It is a good suggestion to check the disguise that I will have to remember in the future.
|Gary D Norton|
|So "Lily" Quy|
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I'm also kind of curious on how you'd handle a character that has a "famous" theme?
Might be fun to play in a party of all famous people sometime. I'll bring Stavian IX, the politician icon solarian who wants to restore the glory that is Taldor. (Though with the gap and the loss of Golarian he is not sure where to find Taldor, or even exactly what made it glorious.)