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Old 08-27-2017, 09:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: New Technique of the Week: an ongoing thread

Originally Posted by Kelly Pedersen View Post
Bribery and Recruitment seem fine as you've written them here, though I think I'd limit the Savoir-Faire to Savoir-Faire (Mafia) - I don't think Savoir-Faire (Dojo) would cover these, for example!
But (Police) would, for police corruption, I think. And (Dojo) for bribing people to throw contests or award grades. Really, any of them, for corruption within their ambit.
I don't think I'd let Covering default to Savoir-Faire at all - I don't think it relates to "politeness" or understanding the rules of a particular sub-group at all, it's pure Streetwise.
I'm seeing it as exploiting the rules of the subculture to make something look reasonable. This requires re-writing to explain properly.
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