I've been attempting unsuccessfully, or at the very least unsatisfactorily, to integrate social conflict into my Dresden Files campaign. It came to a head last night, when one of my players initiated it, and I didn't feel good about the flow of the combat.
During the combat in question, the player made a deceit roll, and inflicted a consequence against the NPC from the lie. That part worked, as that was an action. The fact that the lie inflicted a consequence was a bit offputting until I broadened my view of the aspects that it could represent.
Then NPC asked an unexpected question- not as an offensive attempt, but just asking a question, but I counted it as his offense because I couldn't think of another way to represent the exchange.
Can innocuous/unconscious efforts be considered offensive for the purpose of social exchanges?