Defaults: Detect Lies-4 or Psychology-4

Body Language (Per/Average) is the skill to interpret a person’s facial expressions and body posture in order to gauge his feelings. (B181,

It is referenced in GURPS Mysteries, p. 56, on detecting lies.

Kromm QuotesEdit

Sean Punch has commented on Body Language in the following posts to the SJG GURPS Forums:

  • On its lack of default [1]
  • On the ubiquity of modifiers [2]
  • On how it compares to Empathy, Detect Lies, and Psychology [3], [4]
  • As part of a social engineering skills package [5]
  • On it not having a direct combat use [6]
  • On using it to distinguish similar combat results [7]

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