Dave: To answer your question, I’m excited to see the rules in action. I think it will be something different for my group that we might come to appreciate.
I’m really attracted to Gnosego’s 3rd and 4th bullet points. My group tends to slouch into indecisive mutual deference where even if everyone has an opinion, no one is willing to defend their position against the other players.
I want to have the duel available to set those things straight in a narrative-strengthening way.
“Do we go south to the elven citadel, or are the threats in the capital going to boil over too soon for that.” Pick your position and have it out.
I also like that the DoW makes persuasion, deceit and bargaining attainable even when skill exponents are low.
Luke: Looking back, I probably should have had her be more inflexible with her positions. She made a number of compromises and concessions, even in her attitude, that would have been better saves for stakes and compromises of the duel.
I don’t fully remember the BITs rewards completely, but I recall the Elf character got points for dutiful and a moldbreaker award for his belief in cooperation and learning from humankind being continually frustrated by violence and dishonesty in human culture.