2019-05-22, 11:04 AM (ISO 8601)
Spamalot in the Playground
Re: Simple RAW for Pathfinder Thread VI: Return of the Red Die
A90: Yes, the point of Versatile Performance is that you're actually doing the performance instead of whatever the associated skill is. This why the skills for each type of performance are related (e.g. Dance and Acrobatics). Because you're doing the performance, your instrument bonus - if there is one for that performance - helps.
So when you're doing Versatile Performance (Handle Animal) for instance, yes, you're actually blowing your flute like a snake charmer the whole time.