Skill: Intimidation

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THE INTIMIDATION SKILL

Associated Statistic: Reason

Intimidation is the ability to use one's physical presence in such a manner as to cow or subdue their target. Intimidators are able to assume a dominant posture, stance, and expression that can scare someone into silence.

The following is a guideline to what your character might know at each skill level. See Skill Charts for info on using these charts in role-play.

  1. You can scare a child without much effort.
  2. You know how to look imposing to someone younger and smaller than you.
  3. You can intimidate a stray dog with a glare.
  4. You know how to make verbal threats seem valid dangers.
  5. You can look more imposing to someone of equal height and size.
  6. You can intimidate someone who is larger than you and merely with words.
  7. You know how to stand or look to intimidate someone larger than you.
  8. Using both words and body language, you can intimidate a pack of street thugs into backing down.
  9. If you choose to employ this skill, there are very few who will back down and most of those who don't own a large force of armed men to back them up.
  10. You could make a King quiver in his boots, while standing in his own Throne Room.
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