Your Disguise check
result determines how good the disguise is, and it is opposed by others' Spot check
results. If you don't draw any attention to yourself, others do not get to make Spot
checks. If you come to the attention of people who are suspicious (such as a guard who is watching commoners walking through a city gate), it can be assumed that such observers are taking 10 on their Spot
You get only one Disguise check
per use of the skill, even if several people are making Spot
checks against it. The Disguise check
is made secretly, so that you can't be sure how good the result is.
The effectiveness of your disguise depends in part on how much you're attempting to change your appearance.
Disguise Check Modifier
|Minor details only
|Disguised as different gender1
|Disguised as different race1
|Disguised as different age category1
1These modifiers are cumulative; use any that apply.
2Per step of difference between your actual age category and your disguised age category. The steps are: young (younger than adulthood), adulthood, middle age, old, and venerable.
If you are impersonating a particular individual, those who know what that person looks like get a bonus on their Spot
checks according to the table below. Furthermore, they are automatically considered to be suspicious of you, so opposed checks are always called for.
Viewer's Spot Check Bonus
|Recognizes on sight
|Friends or associates
Usually, an individual makes a Spot check
to see through your disguise immediately upon meeting you and each hour thereafter. If you casually meet many different creatures, each for a short time, check
once per day or hour, using an average Spot
modifier for the group.
Creating a disguise requires 1d3x10 minutes of work.
Yes. You may try to redo a failed disguise, but once others know that a disguise was attempted, they'll be more suspicious.
Magic that alters your form, such as alter self, disguise self, polymorph
, or shapechange,
grants you a +10 bonus on Disguise checks (see the individual spell descriptions). You must succeed on a Disguise check
with a +10 bonus to duplicate the appearance of a specific individual using the veil
spell. Divination magic that allows people to see through illusions (such as true seeing
) does not penetrate a mundane disguise, but it can negate the magical component of a magically enhanced one.
You must make a Disguise check
when you cast a simulacrum
spell to determine how good the likeness is.
If you have the Deceitful
feat, you get a +2 bonus on Disguise checks.
If you have 5 or more ranks in Bluff
, you get a +2 bonus on Disguise checks when you know that you're being observed and you try to act in character.
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