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Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by FlareStorm, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    How do you do it mechanically in RPGs?

    I base it on Charisma/personality/presence stat. You can make an argument for dexterity, strength, health, constitution. But I would rather keep it a basic skill roll. Charisma sums it up ok for me

    How about a target number? What is the difficulty for pleasing your partner? I usually do a flat 10 on the d20 scale, roll a 15 is awesome sex, 20 is the best (21+ hasn't come up yet)

    If you please your partner, its a +1 to all interactive rolls, and rolls for aiding each other for a day. So if you please your partner and they please you its +2. Easily abused, so its for the first couple of times

    Yeah I know about the couple of published supplements, and the internet rpg guide to sex. Not looking for that much detail (don't need sexual feats and stuff), just how other people would handle in a die roll or two
     
  2. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    Eh, I pretty much just leave it up to roleplay. There might be a Cha roll, but if I leave it up to the dice, with my friends, it can quickly devolve into that old "roll the dice to see if I'm getting drunk" bit :p
     
  3. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have nothing to add besides please keep this clean.
     
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  4. JediAlly

    JediAlly Jedi Master star 4

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    I think the closest thing to cover this is the skill persuasion: seduction. And I think that skill first appeared for Ta'a Chume in Cracken's Threat Dossier.
     
  5. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Role-play it Romeo.

    I sometimes throw in a stamina roll or constitution-based roll for delivering satisfaction or repeat performances.

    But you know, there are lots of STDs out there...
    And the wild die/oh #^$@ die/D'OH die is not your friend in such situations
     
  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    The classic d20 Book of Erotic Fantasy had some very simple seduction and sexual encounter mechanics that I've adapted whenever I've felt it was really necessary to the character or the storyline (basically an untrained skill modified by Charisma, so more or less what Flare uses). Otherwise, and even though my campaigns usually feature a liberal amount of sensuality, I rarely find the need to roll any dice.
     
  7. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    yeah it had a handy table. Based on an extra skill (Seduction or something). I just used Bluff

    James Bond RPG had some pretty slick seduction rules, it was kind of like 4e's skill challenges as in it was a process to go through the levels. But not as arbitrary with the DCs
     
  8. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Good call. Last time I handled a seduction scene, I designed a skill challenge around it. Works better than a simple roll, IMO.
     
  9. DarkLordoftheFins

    DarkLordoftheFins Jedi Master star 4

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    Funny, because last time I tried to seduce someone IC I tried charme and rolled nothing and it worked out, too. :p