zero wrote:
>I posted a semi-nested question earlier, not much response (thanks to
those
>who did, you know who you are :)
>
>Repeat:
>
>How do you other DMs approach the following? El-Hadid decides to
initiate
>an Espionage action against (player rengent's name here) with the
express
>intent of creating an Assasination random event. How would you inform
the
>PC that she can spend RPs to bid against this espionage, surely not "hey
>there's an assasination attempt coming, want to bid against it?" What
do
>you tell the players, how much info do you give them?
>
>Thanks for input!
>
>Tim Nutting
>

If it's vs. a PC character, I never let them know it's coming and they
never need to spend rps on it. This is adventure material! It deserves
being roleplayed out, IMHO. If it's vs. an NPC regent, I let the rps be bid
and roll as normal. I run the NPC as if they don't know its coming until
it hits them (even if they spent rps on it).

If the PC character survives and wishes to find out who did it, then we
can either roleplay that, too, or use the espionage action to uncover the
plotters.

Dustin Evermore