Sometimes if there is a detail the party really needs to notice to enjoy the adventure fully… I use PP to determine who notices it. The players who purposefully built up their PP feel like cool shit! 😀
— Lysa the Mercyful 🐍 (@mercyfuldm) May 1, 2018
That’s a neat take on it! Should apply to all skills really: I like the idea of adventure writers stipulating “reveal this cool detail to the player with the highest arcana/nature/whatever modifier”. Leave rolling to challenges that really matter. Generally speaking, I only use PP for ambushes. There's something about asking for a stray perception check that draws out the metagamer in all of us.
— Christopher Lindsay (@Onnatryx) May 2, 2018
So true!! "Roll a perception check." *waits for result* "Ok, yeah, don't worry about it!"
— Lysa the Mercyful 🐍 (@mercyfuldm) May 2, 2018