Subterfuge is the art of deception. Characters possessing this skill know how to lie convincingly, and they recognize when they’re being lied to. Subterfuge is used when telling a convincing falsehood, hiding ones emotions or reactions, and or trying to pick up on the same in others.
Possessed by Actors, con artists, grifters, lawyers, politicians, teenagers.
Specialties Con Jobs, Hiding emotions, Lying, Misdirection, Spotting Lies.
Dramatic Failure your character utterly fails to conceal the truth from his subject. No further subterfuge efforts can work on that subject for the remainder of the scene.
Failure your characters deception fails to convince his subject. If the Storyteller agrees, he can still try to lie his way out of the situation through successive attempts.
Success Your character pulls off the deception without a hitch.
Exceptional Success Not only does your character pull the wool over his subject’s eyes, he wins the victim’s trust and esteem.