Remain aloof

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From: An Exceptional Story: The Shallows

Betting on chess? It just isn't done. Perhaps you might venture an acerbic remark.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 14

  • 10 - very chancy (42%)
  • 12 - chancy (51%)
  • 15 - modest (64%)
  • 17 - very modest (72%)
  • 19 - low-risk (81%)
  • 22 - straightforward (94%)
  • 24 - straightforward (100%)


Clearing the board

Your holier-than-thou attitude puts a dampener on the party, and the audience disperses in small, surly groups.[…]But nestled in the grass you spot something dropped during the betting.

The Butler and the Cook each give you a quiet nod of thanks.[…]

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En passant

Your holier-than-thou attitude barely registers […] The whispered comments on each move are loud […] The Butler and the Cook exchange a glance of exasperation. […]

Still, the game was intriguing. You replay some of the key moves as you stroll away.

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