No matter how many ways I apply the move, Spout Lore doesn’t seem to work the way it’s explained in the book. Can anyone give me actual examples of how it was used in play?
My confusion point is illustrated somewhat by this example:
* players come across a stone door with a symbol on it
* one player announces he has seen this symbol in a book he read
Should we roll at this point? With the GM responding with maybe the name or topic of the book, or perhaps something else on a lower roll, or…
* player announces that the book was about the ancient stonecutting guilds. This specific one being a treasure door where they locked their magical artifacts
Do we roll here? If the roll fails or succeeds, does that affect the truth of what he said? What would be interesting and not useful here? What would be a good failure response?
I feel like the book expects the latter, but my group’s usage is closer to the former. Can someone clear this up?