Debt Moves

Do Someone a Favor

When you do someone a favor, they owe you a Debt.

Cash in a Debt

When you cash in a debt, remind your debtor why they owe you in order to…
…make a PC

  • Do you a favor at moderate cost
  • Lend a hand to your efforts
  • Get in the way of someone else
  • Answer a question honestly
  • Erase a Debt they hold on someone
  • Give you a Debt they hold on someone else

…make an NPC

  • Answer a question (honestly) about their Faction
  • Introduce you to a powerful member of their Faction
  • Give you a worthy and useful gift without cost
  • Erase a Debt they hold on someone
  • Give you a Debt they hold on someone else
  • Give you +3 to Persuade them (choose before rolling)

Refuse to Honor a Debt

When you *refuse to honor a debt, roll with Heart. On a hit, you weasel out of the current deal, but still owe the Debt. On a 7-9, you choose 1:

  • You owe them an additional Debt
  • You lose face with their Faction
  • You mark corruption

On a miss, you can’t avoid the noose. You either honor the Debt or face the consequences: they pick two from the list above or force you to lose all the Debts owed to you.
The MC can cash in Debts owed to NPC’s on PC’s (and other NPC’s) using these same moves.

Drop Someone’s Name

When you drop the name of someone who owes you a debt, roll with their Faction. On a hit, their name carries weight and gives you an opening or opportunity. On a 10+, you keep the Debt and mark their Faction. On a 7-9, you have to cash in the Debt. On a miss, erase the Debt and brace yourself.

Debt Moves

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