Resist Taunt talent

Step: Rank + WIL
Action: Free
Karma: No
Strain: 1

The adept resists the effects of social attacks directed against his Social Defense by making a Resist Taunt Test against the attack’s Test Result. If successful, he steels himself and reconsiders his response at the last instant, negating the effect. Resist Taunt is effective against social attacks such as Persuasion, Taunt, Intimidation, and other similar talents or Interaction Tests (see the Gamemaster’s Guide, p. 93). The adept can use this talent a number of times each round equal to his Resist Taunt Rank, but only once per social attack.

Segue, a t’skrang Troubadour, has a Social Defense of 7. Kricklen, a t’skrang Swordmaster, Taunts him—some quip about Segue being able to play music better with his tail than he can with his lute—with a Test Result of 14. Segue chooses to ignore the Taunt, so he uses his Resist Taunt talent, rolling a 15 on his Resist Taunt Test—success! Strumming his lute Segue puts on an air of blatant disdain. Kricklen, realizing his Taunt has failed, blushes and flails his own tail around in frustration.

Resist Taunt talent

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