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Alex Tsourakis
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Looking for ideas about social conflicts.
(also first post here, so hi!)

Do you have a special way to handle social conflicts in D&D 5e? like, convincing the authorities that the guard's captain is corrupt or "convincing" the bandits that they should just run away.

The issue I'm facing is that I notice most players expect to resolve social conflicts with a single die roll, no matter the complexity or the difficulty of the situation and I feel that sometimes it should be a bit more than that. They approach a social conflict with the equivalent of "I roll attack to kill the dragon".

I understand that the system is "to blame" a bit here since it's far more detailed and nuanced in combat than any other aspect of the game. That's why I'd like to check if you have figured out a good way for more nuanced social conflicts that still fit the game and wouldn't feel too alien to what someone would expect from a D&D game.

Things I've considered:

* Social Hit Points. "Attack" with your skills to reduce opponent's social HP to 0 (ala Fate). Discarded as overly complicated.

* 4e style skill challenges. Seems a bit contrived.

* This idea: https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/4mhs4t/leverage_and_clout_the_swords_of_social_conflict/ I really like it and I plan to try it out but I'm not sure if it will fit.

* Just leave it as a single roll and stop overthinking! ¯\(ツ)

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