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Appendix 1: Creating Monsters and Other NPCs / Step 7: Skills


Source Alien Archive pg. 142
A creature’s special senses allow it to detect things a normal human couldn’t. Usually, these are free abilities, but there are some exceptions. The lists below include all the abilities for senses, divided into ones that are free and ones that aren’t.


  • Blindsense (scent or vibration)
  • Darkvision
  • Low-light vision


  • Blindsense (life, thought, or other exotic sense)
  • Blindsight (any sense)
  • See in darkness
  • Sense through (any sense)