Comic 25 - Stacking the Deck

20th Feb 2019, 8:00 AM in The Initiation
Stacking the Deck
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Masterweaver 20th Feb 2019, 8:00 AM edit delete
Masterweaver
Diplomacy roll: Nat 20.

Actually, what would Ruby's diplomacy rank be? She rarely if ever manages to talk down enemies, yet she consistently manages to encourage and lead her friends. Then again, the people who qualify as her enemies tend to be... kind of extreme. Oh well, at least Weiss is back on the table.

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FanOfMostEverything 20th Feb 2019, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
You can't use Diplomacy if the other person's already hostile. Fortunately, Weiss's player was at worst unfriendly.
Rastaba 20th Feb 2019, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
Rastaba
Ruby has solid charisma but her actual diplomacy isn’t that great. She tends to make up for it with a couple ranks in leadership I think. I have no idea if that’s an actual thing in this system though, so meh. Ruby is just good at making friends out of people who don’t already have reason to hate her guts, like criminals and people who would kick puppies.

Weiss was just stressed and humiliated. And for the love of Zwei, would someone please tell me with 100% certainty what Roller Boots are! I know myself and most everyone seems to think they are roller skates but if so, why refer to them explicitly as Roller Boots?!?
Roller "Expert" 20th Feb 2019, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
Roller boots are a special kind of boots designed to lock into the roller skate chassis. They have latches to keep your foot from slipping out when skating. I guess these roller boots are just the boots without wheels -- and modified to not come off unless certain conditions are met
aerion111 21st Feb 2019, 2:24 PM edit delete reply
aerion111
Alright, that's pretty impressive 'translation' of Weiss' attitude.