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Old 05-25-2014, 04:36 PM   #6
David Johnston2
Join Date: Dec 2007
Default Re: Influence Skills Modifying Reaction Rolls

Originally Posted by Sindri View Post
It's annoying that reaction rolls connect only tenuously to later influence rolls. It seems clear that influence skills should act directly upon the result of a reaction roll. The limit of good or very good reactions while useful for mechanical differentiation also produces odd results. Someone rolling a good reaction should not go "welp, guess I don't need to roll diplomacy then". Social Engineering (and a possible interpretation of Basic) doesn't let people roll reaction and then influence except with diplomacy but that's bad and can be ignored.

So, anyone done anything like this?
If you walk into an encounter using a social skill like Sex Appeal or Fast Talk, I don't bother with a reaction roll at all. Your social skill is your first impression. If you use a social skill later on, I penalize or boost the roll based on the character's established attitude.
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