1st Edition: how to spot or listen?

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« on: (11:20:15/12-23-18) »
Hi all!
I'm new... and also a new gamemaster in SR...
By good luck, a copy of the 1st edition fell into my hands, and then I started playing it.
My question is: which is the skill or attribute to be used when I need the characters to spot o to listen?
Thank you a lot!


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« Reply #1 on: (14:29:44/12-23-18) »
Oh geez!

Sadly 1st edition has been dead for about 30 years, and I haven't seen my 1e rulebook in over a decade :D

IF I recall right, that was covered by the perception skill.

And, as always it was a SKILL + ATTRIBUTE + DP for your total thrown dice VS whatever target number the GM assigns. (usually between 3 and 9. 3 for something noticeable, 9 for something incredibly hard).
Where am I going? And why am I in a hand basket ???

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« Reply #2 on: (09:36:31/12-25-18) »
1st edition didn't have a perception skill (and you also didn't roll skill + attribute, only skill). Instead, you used your character's Intelligence for perception checks. The perception skill didn't come around till 4e.
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