Friday, May 17, 2024

Proposal: Sell! Sell! Sell!

Timed out 3 votes to 1 with an unresolved Imperial DEF. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 May 2024 08:51:15 UTC

Add to the section named Black Market:

As a Street Action, a Thief may attempt to Offer one of their possessions from their Inventory to the Black Market by performing the following Atomic Action:

Identify a Possession in their own Inventory and remove the Possession from their Inventory.
Determine the possessions Value from the Possession Table; Rolling for possessions of random value. This is the Determined Value
Increase their Notoriety by the Determined Value
Roll a DICE 4, then set the Possession’s Black Market Price for this instance of the atomic action to be the Determined Value minus the result of the roll.
If the Possesion’s Black Market Price is positive, the Theif may Gain Florins equal to its Black Market Price.

I have to move this hot merchandise somehow!


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

17-05-2024 21:23:43 UTC

I would add a Notoriety Check as the last step. There’s already one for buying from the Black Market, so offering to the Black Market should carry the same risk.

Nad: he/him

17-05-2024 21:33:50 UTC

I was thinking that taking a hit on the value of the possession would be enough penalty with rise in Notoriety.  Otherwise there is no advantage to using the Black Market over just Selling straight up.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

17-05-2024 21:37:09 UTC

Oh yeah, right. I clearly missed the point.

Carry on.

Clucky: he/him

18-05-2024 16:02:47 UTC

against don’t need two selling mechanics

Kevan: he/him

19-05-2024 08:19:31 UTC


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

19-05-2024 18:50:02 UTC

I’m ok with two selling mechanics. One gets you the actual value in Florins, at the cost of that value’s Notoriety and getting caught. The other gets you less Notoriety, but less Florins and no getting caught at least on that action.


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

19-05-2024 19:02:10 UTC

Oh, well I guess it’s not less Notoriety, just no getting caught during that action. So thematically it’s like selling on the “not quite as Black Market”: worse prices, but less scrutiny.


19-05-2024 20:08:26 UTC

for I think two selling actions is excessive, however, I don’t think it’s broken.