Fear Tests

Fear Tests

Sanity and fear are a core component of the game and are represented by Feat Tests. It is up to the GM to set the tone for gameplay. If the game setting has a darker or horror tone to it, Fear Tests may be quite common. Such as anytime the PCs confront strange and frightful monsters or see a dead body. In a high fantasy game, these rolls might be limited to truly supernatural monster abilities, such as a dragon’s roar or a demon’s aura.

A Fear Test is a Resolve Basic or Complex Test.  Failure usually results in the character taking Courage damage. A horror-based game might have the character lose 1 point of Courage even if they succeed on the test.  See the special abilities in Chapter 8 for more information.