categories: Perception
4 levels, 2 points per level
not available to items of power

Characters with this attribute are capable of reading and understanding text at a rapid pace. Comprehension is the same as the character would have gained by reading it at normal speed. The text must be in a language that the character understands. Pair this attribute with Eidetic Memory to remember the text word-for-word rather than just understanding it.

The times below are for a typical novel (200 pages or 100,000 words). Multiply or divide them for shorter or longer texts. For reference, the average adult reading rate is 250 words per minute, or a novel in about 6 hours.

Level One: The character can read at twice normal speed, a novel in about 3 hours. Gain +1 to research rolls.
Level Two: The character can read as fast as a competitive speed-reader, a novel in about 1 hour. Gain +2 to research rolls.
Level Three: The character can read as fast as a world champion speed-reader, a novel in about 10 minutes. Gain +3 to research rolls.
Level Four: The character can read at a superhuman speed by flipping through the pages, a novel in one turn. Gain +4 to research rolls.

Speed Reading is taken by this character:
Caleb Lonergan, level 2, read a novel in 1hr, gain +2 to research rolls


Other Perception Attributes

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Eidetic Memory

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Heightened Senses

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Radar Sense

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