Questions tagged [defy-danger]

Questions about the basic move "Defy Danger" in Dungeon World, used for overcoming and enduring hazards of all stripes.

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What to do when a player doesn't Defy Danger (especially if they should)?

I have never played Dungeon World, but I am trying to get a grasp on the way that the proverbial conversation flows in an action sequence. I'm intrigued by DW's potential to create combats with ...
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What is valid for a "worse outcome" with a 7-9 on Defy Danger?

I was GMing and a player was trying to get past a Troll so he did a Defy Danger move with DEX. He rolled an eight so I said, "OK, the Troll misses you, but you don't get by him." The player said that ...
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What does it mean to offer a worse outcome?

Recently I had a player partial hit on a Defy Danger roll. On the partial I told them that they were able to avoid the danger they were defying but it caused them to lose hold of some rope they had. ...
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How to accurately describe mental danger

In past games, I used plenty of physical dangers. Incoming volley of arrows, giant boulder, a huge sword, a horse charge, a fireball... but I have no idea on how to make them roll anything else than ...
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Defy Danger and attribute selection

The move Defy Danger allows the use of any one relevant attribute assuming you can explain how you use it. I'm having a hard time being able to say if the use of a specific attribute would be relevant ...
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