I want my bard to scam people using specifically memory lapse and "luck" games.
Something like this:
- Bard engages wealthy man to play a betting game.
- Bard puts 100G and a small rock in a bag on the counter. Wealthy man does the same in an identical bag but without the rock.
- The rules are simple, The wealthy man only needs to point at the bag with the rock in it.
So the bard picks both bags up, one in each hand, and literally just sets them down.
Then the Bard instructs the wealthy man to choose a bag.
- Confused or not, the wealthy man chooses/points at bag (Lets say the one on the right.)
If the wealthy man picks the bag with the rock in it (Meaning he would win and my bard would loose 100g) could I switch the bags in front of him, cast memory lapse, and then ask the question again? Memory lapse is 1 round so that's 6 seconds. So as long as he fails resisting the spell, he should choose the same bag he would have before. And if he chose the wrong bag in the first place I don't need to use the spell. (If he succeeds the save I could try and use it a second time as a fail-safe.) (I have a Cha mod of +4 so the DC is 15 at level 1.)
So the question becomes, is memory lapse something viable in the way I'm thinking it is, or is the spell specifically for resetting conversations if you failed a skill check?
Also could I use a sleight of hand / a Bluff skill check to mask my casting of the spell or do I need specific feats for that?
My goal is to snag a solid amount of money in the down-time early levels so I can pull ahead for some fun spending.