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Red Scare
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Van Buren
Benefits+2 Perception for determining sight range
Penalties-5 penalty to hit

Red Scare is a Van Buren trait. It hasn't appeared in any published SPECIAL game as a trait.


You are paranoid in the extreme and think that everyone around you may be trying to do you in. Your effective PE is +2 for purposes of determining sight range, but your shaky nerves in combat give you a -5 penalty to hit.


  • With Lonesome Road, the elite riot gear helmet it gives the effect "Red Scare", which gives the player low visibility sight while in sneak mode between 6:00PM to 6:00AM or while indoors. This will toggle from on to off once you exit sneak mode.

Behind the scenes

  • The First and Second Red Scares were anti-communist hysteria that occurred in the United States of America in 1919-1921 and 1947-1957.