Can Dish It Out, But Can’t Take It

Can Dish It Out, But Can’t Take It

When you are insulted by this enemy and have a cutting retort, roll+CHA. On a 7-9 they are taken aback and momentarily drop their guard. On a 10+ the same and all allies take +1 forward when acting against this enemy.

Your mother was a hamster!

You can view this move here on Vin Moves and edit it here on GitHub.

This one’s a ton of fun for the GM; you get to insult your player’s characters almost non-stop!

I don’t really have a lot to discuss with this move. I think it’s simple and solid, and encourages more verbal interaction during the fight. That’s something that always seems to be missing in my battles. The characters and the bad guys will start by exchanging a few words, then once swords are drawn it’s 100% about killing and never a moment to spare to chat.

When using this move I’d recommend presenting this enemy as arrogant and nigh untouchable unless you can trigger this move. Picture a master swordsman who nonchalantly deflects all of the Fighter’s attacks while asking them if this is their first time using a sword. “I’ve fought training dummies with better footwork than you.”

There’s no extra 6- option for this move because I don’t think it’s required.

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