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  • Ipergigio
    started a topic Pacts an external people...

    Pacts an external people...

    As you all know I really like DtD, but many details about it's mechanics puzzles me a lot. One of these is about pacts.

    Let's say I'm a demon and I'm sealing a pact with a man for his dog's ownership.
    When all will be said and done, the reality reshapes and I will be the new owner of the dog.
    But according to the manual, only those involved into the pact will be affected by it.
    So what will happen to people urelated to the pact, like the man's wife, maybe?

  • Malus
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    Most patch work covers are built around shitty elements of people weaved together. Abuse? Drug or alcohol abuse? I'll take those elements (plus whatever else you'd bargain for if the lack )

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  • IceIX
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    Originally posted by Ipergigio View Post
    And is the same even for a job? Or in this situation co-workers are involved into the pact too?
    I think the demon would show up to work the next day, go to his new cubicle and introduce himself as Phil the new graphic designer or whatever job he had just taken. The people in the office would accept it ("It's true, we do have graphics designers!") while those in competing firms might be a little confused they didn't see a job posting looking for a new graphic designer ("That's funny, I would have applied for that job if I saw the posting.") That's fine for a cog in the machine, but if you take the job of an important CEO the rest of the world might start to wonder how Gigantic Corp hired Clarice the CEO without a big candidate search.

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  • Ipergigio
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    And is the same even for a job? Or in this situation co-workers are involved into the pact too?

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  • Vent0
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    Originally posted by ElvesofZion View Post


    You find a dog owner that doesn't have a wife. The man then has to make excuses to anyone who knew he had a dog to maintain your secret (I mean, he could tell his wife the dog died too, that's just harder to keep up as a lie).
    Exactly. You don't Pact for the spouse when both are involved with the same crowds of people - too many questions. You pick the ones that are mostly uninvolved with nearby friends and family, so the discrepancies can be explained away.

    These discrepancies are where investigators start unraveling your Cover.

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  • ElvesofZion
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    Originally posted by Ipergigio View Post
    But then, where's the meaning or benefit to perform such pacts if they're so dangerous?

    You find a dog owner that doesn't have a wife. The man then has to make excuses to anyone who knew he had a dog to maintain your secret (I mean, he could tell his wife the dog died too, that's just harder to keep up as a lie).

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  • Ipergigio
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    But then, where's the meaning or benefit to perform such pacts if they're so dangerous?

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  • Vent0
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    Originally posted by Malus View Post
    She'll wonder what the hell happened to Skippy.
    Which is why Demons need to exercise discretion when dealing for Pact elements. Grab someone too well known, and you are asking for Compromise.

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  • Malus
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    She'll wonder what the hell happened to Skippy.

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