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Old 02-17-2019, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Carousing with Charisma

I was surprised to find Carousing is not on the list of skills helped by the Charisma advantage. Anyone have theories about why that should be?
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Carousing with Charisma

I think it's because it's not, by default, an Influence skill. Its default use is a more low level "how well can you handle your partying". However, it frequently can be used as an influence skill, in which case Charisma should definitely benefit it.
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:32 PM   #3
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I was surprised to find Carousing is not on the list of skills helped by the Charisma advantage. Anyone have theories about why that should be?
The common use of Carousing is not to influence people, but to gain bonuses to their reactions or to your Influence rolls in attempts to gain their cooperation. Charisma also gives bonuses to such rolls. So if it added to Carousing, it would be giving a direct bonus AND improving the chance of your getting a second bonus. That looks kind of like double counting. My feeling is that generally, any advantage or skill should benefit any final roll only in one way, and you get to choose how you're applying it—and +1 from Charisma, say, is probably a bigger benefit than +1 to the roll that determines if you get +2 from Carousing.
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:46 PM   #4
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I was surprised to find Carousing is not on the list of skills helped by the Charisma advantage. Anyone have theories about why that should be?
Charisma doesn't help you avoid drinking so much that you puke and pass out. As an influence skill Carousing is more complimentary than direct. You make partying fun for yourself and those around but you have to use a real influence or reaction roll if you want to use how much they are enjoying themselves to help you get information, make a deal, or get them to sleep with you.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:53 PM   #5
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Quote from the skill desc: "A successful Carousing roll, under the right circumstances, gives you a +2 bonus on a request for aid or information, or just on a general reaction."

So it's a lead-up and assist for an influence skill.
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