To succeed a roll in Call of Cthulhu you have to meet or roll under your skill threshold, but rolls that are between 96-100 are fumbles (critical failures).

What happens when you roll under your skill threshold (of 99), but within the fumble range as well?


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It is a success (assuming a regular difficulty check).

From the top of Page 90 of the 7th edition core rulebook:

If the dice roll required for success is 50 or over and the dice read 100, a fumble has occurred.
If the dice roll required for success is below 50 and the dice read 96—100, a fumble has occurred.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Now I see it! I must have skimmed over it because it was at the very top of the next page. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dumpcats
    Mar 11, 2016 at 15:32

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