Hello to all, people. I am a new GM and I have directed two sessions of this game, and so many doubts came to my mind after this two sessions.
The main doubt is about social interactions. My players are more of the social interaction than combat ones.
The situation was the following:
- An Eisen Krieger wants to convince a lazy, vanitous and glutonous Montaigne Duke to lower taxes on common people and to better their situation. The player makes and incredible performance, with lot of measured words, trying to convince him that more happy and educated people gives more money and he will be a pig smelling like roses (not exactly that words... but the concept).
- In another RPG, this would be an Opposed Roll. But in this game I haven't seen something like "opposed rolls". So I return to the basics stated on the red box on page 169 of the core rules: decide how to roll, decide consequences and oportunities, and use raises to change the scene.
- I decide the player to roll Panache + Convince, and give him an extra dice for his interpretation.
- I tell him that there are 3 consequences: 1) The Duke is horrified by the simple fact of treating common people as something more than rabble. 2) The Duke takes notice that you want to bribe him using his vanity and gets angry. 3) A sycophant listens the conversation.
- The players tell me if it is possible to make the Duke think it has been the Duke's idea. I find this interesting and accept it, so I tag it as an Opportunity.
- So he rolls and scores 4 raises. He uses 3 raises to cancel the consequences and 1 to take the oportunity. So... I supose the roll is succesfull and he implants the Duke the idea of educated and clean people working hard and giving him money happily and the other Dukes having envy of him.
My question is. Have I made it well? I mean. The rules are like that, or I had to simply make an opossed roll of Convince VS Empathy?
What do you do in this situations?
- Bribe a guard.
- Convince a Duke.
- Seduce the daughter of the Merchant.
- Lie to an interrogator.
- Intimidate a brute to give you answers...
How do you manage it?
Thanks in advance!