Rob Brennan (and everyone else), how’s this for a “gather info” downtime move?
When you spend one week of downtime gathering information, say what you’re looking for and roll…
…+INT to pore over written materials
…+WIS to keep an ear to the ground
…+CHA to ask people directly
On a 10+, the Judge will tell you whatever you want to know, within the limitations of your approach and local resources; on a 7-9, the Judge will tell you something useful, and you choose 1 from the list below.
> Your queries draw unwanted attention
> Whatever you learn is accompanied by an unwelcome truth
> What you find is only the first crumb in a longer trail—ask the Judge where you might need to go next