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Old 07-20-2021, 08:52 AM   #11
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FWIW, the realistic version of Fortune Telling skill focuses on Cold Reading techniques, although it's more focused on using cold reading for purposes of satisfying clients.
Isn't that just what Fortune-Telling, you know... is in GURPS? It's not supernatural at all. It can be used to supplement actual magical divination, but the skill itself is entirely about studying someone and making reasonable-sounding or manipulative "predictions". It defaults from Fast-Talk and is boosted by Empathy.
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Old 07-20-2021, 09:11 AM   #12
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Isn't that just what Fortune-Telling, you know... is in GURPS? It's not supernatural at all. It can be used to supplement actual magical divination, but the skill itself is entirely about studying someone and making reasonable-sounding or manipulative "predictions". It defaults from Fast-Talk and is boosted by Empathy.
There are rules in GURPS Thaumatology: Chinese Elemental Powers for treating Fortune-Telling as a cinematic skill, comparable to Power Blow or Body Control. It has a variant of Blessed as a prerequisite, though you could substitute standard Blessed, or perhaps Oracle, Intuition, or other advantages.
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:32 AM   #13
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Isn't that just what Fortune-Telling, you know... is in GURPS? It's not supernatural at all. It can be used to supplement actual magical divination, but the skill itself is entirely about studying someone and making reasonable-sounding or manipulative "predictions". It defaults from Fast-Talk and is boosted by Empathy.
It's at least somewhat setting-dependent. The default is that it's a mix of cold reading and knowledge of one specific type of 'divination' per required specialization, but in settings where some or all forms of divination are not nonsense, the utility of the skill is affected.
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