(Edit: I changed a few of the moves based on ideas from Krinberry and DBones90 on Reddit. Thanks mates)
Here is a list of moves for when the players are stuck attending a high society banquet. If your players are like mine, they will get themselves into shenanigans pretty quick. Don’t tell the players about these moves till after they have committed to whatever action they want to attempt. My players know that if I tell them there is a move they will hedge their rolls as much as possible instead of going for it.
I’ll Catch You If You Swoon
When one of the ladies of the court faint, roll +STR (those dresses are huge). On a hit you catch her. On a 7-9, choose 1.
- You catch her but your hands land somewhere inappropriate (Scandal!)
- You catch her by falling down and landing under her (Foolish!)
Dancing Like A Monkey
When you attempt to cut a rug and not look like a fool, roll +DEX. On a 10+, you perform the dance near perfectly and your dance partner is impressed. Take +1 forward. On a 7-9, choose 1.
- You’ve managed to make someone jealous with your smooth moves and too-familiar manners with your dance partner.
- Your antics draw a crowd of onlookers. One of them recognizes you from somewhere else.
Hold Your Liquor
When you have been slamming back drinks to get through the night, roll +CON. On a 10+ you are fine and ready for another. On a 7-9, choose 1.
- You’ve made it this far, but you’ll have to politely decline having any more or else terrible consequences will follow.
- Nothings coming from up top, but you suddenly realize that you have to use the restroom immediately.
When you are trying to impress using your vast knowledge, roll +INT. On a 10+ you are the smartest person in the room and everyone knows it. Take +1 forward. On a 7-9, choose 1.
- Everyone is really impressed with your intellectual capabilities. So impressed that they keep questioning you further outside of you knowledge range. You’ll have to either admit you’re not as smart as they think or bluff your way out of this.
- You insult a high ranking official by pointing out a flaw in his argument. He’s pissed, but at least you were right. That shouldn’t come back and bite you in the bum.
Better Part of Valor
When you are approached by a gentleman/lady of the court to do something potentially risque, roll +WIS. On a 10+, choose 1.
- You decline the offer gently and no feelings are hurt.
- You accept the offer and don’t get caught.
On a 7-9, choose 1.
- You decline and insult the lady/gentleman. They don’t make a fuss about it, but you’ve lost a contact with him/her and his/her closest associates.
- You accept the offer but it doesn’t remain completely quiet. You’ve kept the gentleman/lady happy, but someone else isn’t happy about this rendezvous.
- You accept the offer but it doesn’t remain completely quiet. You begin to be approached by other gentlemen/ladies looking for similar arrangements, many of whom are not as attractive or as well connected as the first.
Battle of Wits
When you are dueling with a battle of wits and words, roll +CHA. On a 10+ you deftly and eloquently make them look like a fool and they are too embarrassed to continue. Take +1 forward. On a 7-9, choose 1.
- You made them look like a fool, which angers them. They lash out physically causing damage.
- You made them look foolish, but they in turn reveal a secret about you that you didn’t know they knew. What did they reveal?
Well there you have it. Something for everyone. Tell me what you think and add your own party moves. Thanks for reading.