I’ll try to explain this as best I can.
I’ve got the opposed pair honest and dishonest and I’ve got a percentage for manipulation. I tried having honesty and manipulation as opposed pairs, having them be about the honesty of your intentions rather than what you say but that didn’t really work out.
My problem is when i try to make choices that aren’t dumbed down and obvious.
my example here is you confronting a crying boy. some of my choices are
#“I’ve seen you train, you could probably beat me in a fight”
#Lie, "I’ve seen you train, you could probably beat me in a fight
#“You are absolutely worth training.”
#Lie, “You are absolutely worth training.”
The issue is the first set is a lie, he couldn’t beat you in a fight and you know this before hand.
so now how do i imply that you’re being dishonest with your intentions. I’ve been using the lie option to say that you’re manipulating someone. but with the first set you’re lying to try to make them feel better, not toy with their emotions.
I want some thought to go into the choices, I definitely don’t want to take you out of the story and say up front that you’re being manipulative, if that makes any sense. for clarification, the honesty stat is for whether or not you speak the truth, the manipulative stat is for whether or not you’re being honest with your intentions, lying or no.
I’ve even tried removing the honesty stat but it doesn’t feel right without it. I’d really love some ideas and suggestions, even if all you say is my best bet would be to just remove honesty.