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The ability to communicate in a practical and efficient manner. The skill of convincing others that your position is correct. The ability to lie and not get caught.— In-game description

Speech is a skill in Fallout and Fallout 2. The skill was also to appear in Fallout Tactics but was cut from the final game build. It determines the chance to succeed in a Speech challenge.

Initial level

Fallout:

Fallout 2:

Speech checks are done with a skill roll or checking against a threshold (only the former are generally called "Speech checks"). Rolls are virtually ubiquitous in Fallout while the latter are more prevalent in Fallout 2.

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