OK, I’m in a MG game on RPOL and we have just been sent on a mission to repair the scent border. So I have written the following as my goal:
Determine if any large predators have breached our section of the scent border.
My GM came back that he didn’t think it was a good goal because:
<i>The problem with the determine if any animals have crossed the scent border, is that it’s a bit ‘wishy-washy’, and also hard to prove.
For example, let’s say you don’t find any tracks. Does this mean no animal has crossed? Or just that you didn’t find any tracks? Do you see the problem?</i>
Now, I’m not sure I buy this argument because if I make my check to look for tracks and succeed, then I should get my intent of knowing if any large animals have been around, fulfill the goal, and get my persona. If I fail, I at least tried and I get my Fate.
Does this sound right to you guys? Any thoughts on refining it? My guy has a bit of a beast hunter past so I want to work that into my goal if I can.