Condensed skills are new skills that combine uses of old skills into a new one for the sake of simplicity.
The following skills are now condensed. If a character has access to any one of the component skills on his class list, he has access to the condensed skill, even if he doesn’t have access to the other components. Furthermore, treat the condensed skill as any of the components for the sake of meeting prerequisites or synergy bonuses.
- Spot + Listen = Notice
- Jump + Climb + Swim = Athletics
- Tumble + Balance = Acrobatics
- Hide + Move Silently = Stealth
- Drive + Pilot = Vehicular
- Gather Information + Diplomacy = Communications