Hey, I’ve played burning wheel for over 50 sessions. We mostly use the simple mechanics to solve situations because Duel of Wits and other advanced systems are too time consuming. We still have problems understanding what is the right skill to use in certain social situations. I’ll provide examples and ask for your comments.
Player wants to go past a guard. He tells him that it’s in the guards best interest to let him pass because of reasons X and Y (clearly Persuasion). However, these reasons are based on big fat lies (clearly Falsehood). What is the actual roll here?
Player is in a hurry and commands a bunch of peasants to get out of the way. Is this a Command even though it’s not a battle and the subjects are not soldiers?
Player has a 1-on-1 talk with an NPC. He keeps a charismatic speech about how it’s the right thing to do to go and save those people. The way I see it, if the NPC respects the player, they probably listen to him. How would this be handled? Is there a skill? We have use Oratory for this but the description says it is not the right skill.
An NPC is terrified and panicking. Player is trying to calm her down. “Everything’s gonna be alright” (even if not). What is this, persuasion? We have stretched Soothing Platitudes for this but it doesn’t seem right.
Thanks for any ideas or clarifications.