Courtly Politics, Custom Moves

These are court politics move that follow the idea that court politics are petty and mostly involve being petty. One for each mental stat, and one that let’s the wealthy succeed where the poor would have to work hard. Untested, but could work.

When you become part of a court’s web of lies and maneuverings, you are automatically welcomed into a number of social circles appropriate to your INT, WIS, CHA.

When you insult someone with a witty barb in front of a crowd, roll+INT. On a hit, you cement your social standing over them and the crowd laughs and laughs. On a 10+, choose two. On a 7-9, choose one.
•They don’t realize you insulted them
•A relation doesn’t come after you for honor
•They let something important slip while trying to keep social ground
•You get the attention of one of their enemies

When you work a crowd to learn about someone important (your call), roll+WIS. On a hit, you learn what social circles they belong to. On a 10+, you learn two of the facts below. On a 7-9, you learn two of the rumors below.
•Who they associate with privately
•What projects they’re working on
•When they’re most available
•Where they spend their time
•Why they do what they do
•How they can reached

When you have the undivided attention of an audience and spread rumors about someone, roll+CHA. On a hit, the story is eaten up by your audience and they spread it to their own social circles. On a 10+, choose three. On a 7-9, choose one.
•The rumor is spread far and wide
•The rumor is difficult to shake
•The rumor takes on a life of its own
•The rumor doesn’t come back to you

When you spend Coin to make others do the hard work for you, you may spend Coin to get +1 preparation, per hundreds spent this way, up to 3 preparation

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