I want to discuss a little more about Defy Danger and its suitability as a catch-all when no other move applies. For Defy Danger to trigger, there must be an imminent threat that the character is acting in spite of. To me, this means that the threat must be coming to bear immediately, and will impact the character if they do nothing. Therefore, a threat that is not imminent should not trigger Defy Danger. If a character wants to jump over a cliff, is that an imminent threat? It is only because the character threw themselves into harm’s way. If this is considered to be Defying Danger, then what of the Paladin who wished to pick someone’s pocket despite lacking a move for it in a prior discussion. Why is this /not/ Defy Danger, since they are putting themselves into harm’s way and creating an imminent threat for themselves?
I want to discuss a little more about Defy Danger and its suitability as a catch-all when no other move applies.