Second Draft: Parley (Revised)
Here’s an attempt to tighten up both the trigger and the language, and to make the 7-9 results more interesting. Also added examples.
A lot of my thinking on this was inspired by the essay “Improvising Dialogue Sequences” by Robin Laws (in Unframed). It talks about how in movies and books, sharp dialogue scenes involve a petitioner and a granter. The petitioner uses a tactic (like pleading, threatening, appealing to reason, etc.) to get something from the granter. The granter then uses tactics to resist or rebuff the request, and they continue until it gets stale or there’s a definitive outcome.
As always, questions and feedback appreciated!
(Edit: original draft is here: https://goo.gl/1gFU2u)