How Perform Skills Work

Like Craft, Knowledge, and Profession, Perform is actually a number of separate skills. You could have several Perform skills, each with its own ranks, each purchased as a separate skill.

With ranks in this skill, you can impress audiences with your talent and skill. Trying to earn money by playing in public requires anywhere from an evening’s work to a full day’s performance. Your skill check result determines the quality of your performance and how much money you made.

Check Result Result
Less than 10 Failure - the audience is unimpressed, and you earn no money during the day
10 Routine performance. Trying to earn money by playing in public is essentially begging. You can earn 1d10cp/day.
15 Enjoyable performance. In a prosperous city, you can earn 1d10sp/day.
20 Great performance. In a prosperous city, you can earn 3d10 sp/day. In time, you may be invited to join a professional troupe and may develop a regional reputation.
25 Memorable performance. In a prosperous city, you can earn 1d6 gp/day. In time, you may come to the attention of noble patrons and develop a national reputation.
30 Extraordinary performance. In a prosperous city, you can earn 3d6 gp/day. In time, you may draw attention from distant potential patrons, or even from extraplanar beings.

Retrying a Performance roll is allowed, but it doesn't negate previous failures, and an audience that has been unimpressed in the past is likely to be prejudiced against future performances. Increase the DC by +2 for each previous failure.

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