Use what you know and your imagination to get you playing faction to achieve its objective(s).
You own the conch : Provide strong arguments so the outcome of your next initiative becomes true.
You don’t : Provide strong counter-arguments to wrestle the conch from the phasing player’s hands into yours.
Keep in Mind
Be aggressive, honest and fair. You are playing because your input matters. May everyone learn something on the scenario’s topic.
Building an initiative
Rule of thumb on Statistics
An unsupported initiative has a base probability of 50%. Each supporting facts roughly double the odds, each counter-arguments cuts the odds by 4.
Skill based Target Numbers
In some cases, the base target number can be set to something else than 10. This table summarises the target for some verbal likelihood levels, or based on training levels and task difficulty.
For example: a trained playing faction attempting a simple task is very likely to succeed without the loss of the initiative (base target of 12).
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