Does anyone have a “favorite” GM Move? My favorite is Put someone in a spot. I think tough choices really drive and/or reveal character, and I love to see how my players deal with them.
My most recent use (several months ago now, unfortunately) resulted when the thief missed a DD roll while attempting to sneak into an Orc camp to recover something the tribe had stolen. As he made his way through the camp he rounded a corner and two orc children playing in the mud with rocks looked up at him and he froze. He REALLY didn’t want to kill the children, but knew he had to deal with them so they wouldn’t betray his presence. At one point he even considered bolting and resorting to “Plan B” which was a full assault of the camp by the entire party.
In the end, not wanting to harm children (despite them being orcs), he poured all three doses of his Oil of Tagit onto his last 2 rations (I let them be apples instead “rations”) and offered them to the pair who gobbled them up instantly. The children quickly fell asleep and he carried them out of sight.
I later got to “Think Offscreen” and have the children wake and sound the alarm when I was given a Golden Opportunity right as the thief was grabbing the jeweled sword he was there to recover. END OF SESSION. I can’t wait to pick up there when (IF) we get to continue! He doesn’t know it yet, but the alarm will draw the other orcs away from his position, making his escape easier.
Anyway, that’s my favorite and why. Does anyone else have a “favorite” that they use often?