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Old 10-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #71
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Default Re: Challenge: Deliberately Miscost a Trait

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When he says no, he's performing a character concept abortion.
It's a character, not a choice!!! ;-)

Sorry, I couldn't help it...
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:21 AM   #72
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People who keep their greatness to themselves isn't uncommon.
Or who aren't recognized as being great. You could easily have someone with a high, say, Dancing skill in a culture where dance is religiously prohibited.

Or it could be a skill not suited to gender roles, or the person's age could be wrong, or their race or ethnicity or religion, or any number of other cultural factors for discrimination.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:24 AM   #73
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I'm not sure about the details, but if it's automatic, I'd hope you could say "no" to it if you didn't want the fame, for no other reason than keeping a low profile.
That's a reversal of cause and effect. A character who wants to keep a low profile needs to avoid doing things that will make their profile high. Avoid doing spectacular things in front of witnesses, do your good or bad deeds anonymously, stick to the shadows. What you shouldn't do is expect to be ignored and forgotten just because you didn't invest points being known.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:00 AM   #74
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That's a reversal of cause and effect. A character who wants to keep a low profile needs to avoid doing things that will make their profile high. Avoid doing spectacular things in front of witnesses, do your good or bad deeds anonymously, stick to the shadows. What you shouldn't do is expect to be ignored and forgotten just because you didn't invest points being known.
I was referring to the idea of a rule that automatically gave you fame as a result of merely having high stats. Obviously you'll be getting a reputation in-game if you do great things.
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