Hello scoundrels, I’m looking for a little help from fellow MCs. My question is simple :
How do you make Social scores interesting ?
I’ve ran two such scores yet and it amounted to the PCs asking over and over again for someone to cooperate, until a “they’re convinced clock” filled up. I had ideas rivals to show up or for a fight to break up, but they did not roll too badly and it would have felt unfair. Sure, there are some onlookers who learned some things from seeing them conspire, but that’s mostly offscreen for now.
I know you shouldn’t let players roll twice for the same thing, but if all they try is go up to the guy and list arguments, I don’t see how to push them to try another angle.
So I’m all ears. Do you have trouble with Social scores too ? If not, what’s your secret ?