Flattery Skill
A character with the Flattery Skill is one who is proficient in making himself welcome, respected or liked amongst others. A character with the flattery skill is adept at reading other people and using what he gleans to make them like him, not necessarily insidiously, but just as a way to relate to other individuals and find common ground upon which to relate to them. While he may not glean deep and meaningful insights into the character of others, he will quickly pick up how to relate to them, and prove able to do so.

Default Statistic: Persuasive
Tech Level: 0

Unskilled


The character knows in principle how to say nice things, but they're stumbling about it and have no particular insight as to what their target may or may not find complimentary. The character can take only basic actions and the character's Damage Threshold with this skill is 5, and you cannot use this skill on multiple targets in one action.

Sample Actions

Compliment (Create Advantage): description
Ingratiate (Inflict Emotional Damage): description

Beginner (1-3)


The character understands that making others feel good is a way to make them more positively disposed, and is aware that a compliment needs to be tailored to their target's values and pride. The character can take simple actions and the character's Damage Threshold with this skill is 5, or 6 against multiple targets.

Sample Actions

Reassure (Reverse Emotional Damage): description
Embarrass (Achieve Success; distracted): description

Advanced (4-6)


The character is silver-tongued and knows the right turn of phrase to make their target feel wonderful. They can manipulate and persuade, or simply lift someone's spirits admirably. The character can take actions that combine two objectives and the character's Damage Threshold with this skill is 4, or 5 against multiple targets.

Sample Actions

Action (types): description

Complex (7-9)


The character is a true master of flattery, twisting people around his finger and playing with their affection and self esteem easily. The character can take actions that combine three objectives and the character's Damage Threshold with this skill is 3, or 4 against multiple targets.

Sample Actions

Action (types): description

Peak (10)


The character's charm is unparalleled. People flock to hear their kind words, and swoon at their wooing. They can elevate the self esteem of an individual to previously unimagined levels, and send their defences crashing down with ease. The character can take actions that combine four objectives and the character's Damage Threshold with this skill is 2, or 3 against multiple targets.

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