In some circumstances, the character may fail this skill and not be aware of it. If that possibility exists, the game keeper should roll the skill check for the player instead.
Forgery is used to create fake documents and letters. A forged document is handled differently from other skills. A document will have a rating determined by the skill roll modified by circumstances listed below. The Game Keeper will roll a 1d100 plus the AV value minus any modifiers of the forger's skill to determine the quality of the document.
Simple form with handwriting not specific to any one individual.
Forging a simple form without using an example form or without having sufficient knowledge concerning their creation and purpose.
Forging a specific signature. Impossible without a sample signature.
Forging a longer document in the handwriting of a particular person. Requires a sizable sample of handwriting in order to get the proper feel of how the person writes.
When the document is observed, the reader must make a check with their own Forgery or Investigations skill (whichever is higher) against the quality of the forged document. Some modifiers that may affect the reader's check are indicated below. If the reader's check fails by 20 or more points, the reader has no idea that the document is a fake. If the check fails by less than 20 points, the document is mildly suspicious to the reader but is otherwise acceptable. If the reader makes his check by less than 20 points, he will detect something wrong with the document, perhaps requiring more information or a confirmation. If the reader makes his or her check by more than 20 points, the document is immediately recognized as a fake. The following modifiers assume that the reader is scrutinizing the document carefully.
Reader simply skims over the document.
Handwriting unknown to reader.
Handwriting is familiar to reader.
Handwriting is intimately familiar.
The reader is unfamiliar with that kind of documentation or paperwork.
The reader is somewhat familiar with that kind of documentation or paperwork.
The reader is intimately familiar with that kind of documentation or paperwork.