Character is able to pick locks without the aid of a Set of Lockpicks. Base chance of success is 35% without lockpicks, 60% with lockpicks. Note that doors can be picked with a Set of Lockpicks alone (i.e., without the skill) at a 25% rate of success.
Character is also able to craft a Set of Lockpicks outside for 5AP.
Successfully picking a lock grants 8XP with or without the aid of a Set of Lockpicks.
A character can gain experience from lockpicking doors they themselves have locked - but this is an AP expensive procedure to set up many times in a row (5 AP to open a door, enter the building, close the door, lock the door, leave the building). Furthermore, lockpicking is not 100% sucessful, so it may take more than 6AP to pick the door you locked. Doors locked by other characters are generally rare; this means Lockpicking is not a very quick means to gain experience.
|Circumstance||Chance of Success|
|Set of Lockpicks Only||25%|
|Lockpicking Skill Only||35%|
|Lockpicking with Lockpicks||60%|