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Questions tagged [relationship-mechanic]

Elements of game rules that relate to the emotional connections that drive conflict and agreement between players and non-player characters.

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What are the potential downsides of this homebrew contacts system?

In a recent discussion I had with another GM we expressed displeasure at a few common archetypes that characters tend towards. More specifically, we both expressed reservations about newly created ...
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Damage from a Like who I don't like

It generally makes sense that a Sleuth takes +1 damage when she takes Cool damage from a Like relationship; that sort of betrayal stings ("Damage" BGS 66). But BGS 89 ("You Hate Me but I Love You") ...
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What do I get for making new enemies?

Does my Sleuth get extra Relationship build points when the narrative gives me a new Hate, or is that only during character creation? The GM will create a Hate relationship for you, or you can work ...
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How can I model the weakening and strengthening of a relationship?

I am going to run a teen-investigation game in a setting strongly inspired by Scooby-Doo. The location is the teens' town, so PCs' relationships with NPCs will be an important feature of play. I think ...
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Managing PC-NPC Relations

Our group is playing a campaign focused around organized crime in the east coast prohibition-era US. Think Italian Mafia, Irish Mob, etc. Instead of just the 'usual' mob street business (think Thommy ...
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Methods for NPC Relationship Diagrams [duplicate]

I am trying to find a good method to build Relationship Diagrams. So a tool or other method that can automatically generate a diagram showing the relationships between NPCs. When I say relationships,...
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How to roleplay a PC torture scene

How should a GM role-play a torture scene for a PC? In one of my games, one of my PCs will be captured by the enemy who wishes to get information from him, using... less than ethical methods. ...
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In Nobilis what is the positive benefit of a Bond?

Bonds seem to be more than just a liability, these are the things that are important to a character, and given the very correspondence driven nature of the Nobilis cosmology would see to be a strength....