|Maybe like this,|
but not like this.
Really good Discworld
Questions To Address
- How many monsters are there?
- How friendly are these monsters?
- Do they want to cooperate?
- Similarly, how willing are the monsters to do the action you are leading them to do?
- How strong is each monster?
|Most of my inspiration comes|
from here today.
Approaching The Problem
- Making Speeches (p. 59) has a lot of the relevant information on putting the plea together.
- Cultivating a Persona (p.61) lets a leader inspire people to more readily accept a request.
The Quantity Problem
The Willingness Problem
The Strength Problem
Tying It Altogether
- Find penalty on the Size and Speed/Range table by looking up crowd size as number of yards.
- Assess a -5 penalty for each good reason the monsters have to resist.
- Assess a +5 bonus for each good reason they have to help, but only enough bonuses to cancel out the first two bullet points
- Assess a large penalty for commanding very strong monsters
- At this point, you may optionally apply any other modifiers that would nominally be appropriate in most social situations (Charisma, Appearance, Voice, etc.) as well as some of the thoughts from Moving the Masses in Social Engineering.
|Good inspiration for next|
steps for friends made
in strange places?
These thoughts might be extrapolated and applied to a Mentalist for things men were not meant to know, a Druid for animals, or a Demonologist for... something they deal with a lot.