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Old 08-27-2017, 07:15 AM   #3
johndallman
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Default Re: New Technique of the Week: an ongoing thread

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Originally Posted by Kelly Pedersen View Post
[Corruption]feels a bit too broad as a technique (I could see it as an optional specialization of Streetwise, though).
How's this for a re-write of your ideas?

Corruption is a valid optional specialisation for Streetwise. Most of what it covers can be improved as three separate techniques, which can also be learned for Savoir-Faire:

Bribery (Streetwise or Savoir-Faire (any)). Average, default prerequisite, cannot exceed prerequisite+4.

This allows you to estimate how much a bribe needs to be for the person in question, for the desired effect. It also covers offering them in a subtle and inoffensive way. At the GM's option, Empathy and Sensitive may provide their usual bonuses.

Covering (Streetwise or Savoir-Faire (any)). Average, default prerequisite, cannot exceed prerequisite+4.

This is the art of keeping criminal activity secret. Methods include "legitimate" front businesses (scrapyards and pawnshops are perennial favourites for Streetwise, trade associations further up the social scale), making sure that everyone involved will lose personally if they betray the secret, and compromising the willingness of the authorities to take action.

Recruitment (Streetwise or Savoir-Faire (any)). Average, default prerequisite, cannot exceed prerequisite+4.

This allows you to judge whether a person is likely to be receptive to an offer to join a criminal or improper enterprise. It also covers making the offer in a way they'll understand, but isn't blatantly obvious to everyone.

Last edited by johndallman; 08-27-2017 at 07:21 AM. Reason: add Savoir-Faire
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