Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Sezzler View Post
I would say instead of a spell failure chance for fear effects I think it should be a concentration check. After all they say courage is being able to act in spite of fear and I figure that would take concentration to ignore how afraid you are. I might even go so far to say it should require a concentration check to perform any complex action (say even removing something from your pack) while under the effects of fear
That's what the Will save is for. Suffering a fear effect means you can't ignore your fear. Otherwise, you could make a Concentration check to ignore penalties while shaken.