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Deception is providing intentionally misleading information to others.

  • Mimicry: The resememblance, through natural selection, of on organism to another, or to a natural object. Animals often attempt to deceive predators or prey by their appearance or behavior.
  • Deception is used to hide secret information.
  • Camouflage is a form of visual deception used in war.
  • A disguise is an appearance to create the impression of being somebody or something else; for a well-known person this is also called incognito.
  • Propaganda frequently involves deception.
  • Deception is a reality and therefore a fascinating paradox.
  • Deceiving one's opponent is important in many aspects of game theory.

In many cases it is difficult, even in hindsight, to distinguish deception by somebody or an organization from providing unintentionally wrong information. One of the reasons is that a person or an entire organization may be self-deceived.

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Twelfth Night Book Notes Summary by William Shakespeare: Topic Tracking: Disguise (837 words)
Disguise 1: Olivia seems to want to disguise herself to the point of disappearing: her pain is that great.
Disguise 2: Viola, for unexplained reasons, wants to escape from the world, so she decides to pretend to be a lowly male servant.
Disguise 5: Olivia wishes to disguise her love for Cesario, so she tells Malvolio that Cesario left the ring with her, when she is in fact giving Cesario her own ring as a token of love.
Disguise :: d20srd.org (490 words)
Your Disguise check result determines how good the disguise is, and it is opposed by others’ Spot check results.
If you come to the attention of people who are suspicious (such as a guard who is watching commoners walking through a city gate), it can be assumed that such observers are taking 10 on their Spot checks.
You must succeed on a Disguise check with a +10 bonus to duplicate the appearance of a specific individual using the veil spell.
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