Discern (Social) Realities

Discern Realities: When you closely study a person, roll +WIS as usual. On a 10+, ask the GM up to 3 questions from the list below. On a 7-9, ask 1
Either way, take +1 forward when acting on the answers (Parley, for instance)

  • What is this person’s apparent alignment?
  • How can this person be useful to me?
  • Who does this person answer to?
  • What’s the most interesting thing to happen to this person lately?
  • What is this person being dishonest about?
  • Which of this person’s weaknesses is the easiest to leverage?

Possible complications

  • Offense taken, further social interaction Moves against this target will fail (on two or more of this kind of mishap, social interaction from anyone in the party will fail)
  • This person is a member of a powerful secret society, and you’ve just attracted the wrong kind of attention
  • You’re nice and distracted for the pickpocket
  • You have to answer the GMs three questions (above) honestly for your character, and word gets back to the wrong folks about the answers
  • Suddenly, ogres!
  • Dance for your supper, monkey
  • Your henchmen question their loyalty to you

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