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I find myself questioning the Unrelenting Skeptic talent for Marshals, and how it works between PC and GM. How does a PC get targeted by a deception check? Wouldn't you normally want the PC to roll such encounters?

Any clarity from you all would be helpful.
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I would make that into a versus roll.
NPC rolls a simple Deception check, while each character rolls a simple Discipline roll.
Who ever gets enough successes over the NPC, can discern the lie.
As for the PC with talent, I would simply roll another setback die, after the initial roll that will only affect the specific PC versus-roll.
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City of Spires and Strife  - 
 
Grabow walks out of the club to look for a speeder to take them to the kelerium processing plant.

Talking to Sin and CH-1, he says, "What do you think. Have someone drop us off there, or 'borrow' our own transportation? We can promise to give it back." He gives a smirk.
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Grabow looks at Sin and Ch-1. "I say we pay Sector 943 a visit, and collect a bounty."

He then pauses and says, "Are you two ok? Need me to look at any wounds these thugs might have caused?"
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"right behind you!" 
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Grab, after getting hit with some brass knuckles, goes in a wookiee rage and lashes out at Guard 2.

Manuever: Aim
Action: Brawl
(free upgrade from last triumph)

http://orokos.com/roll/388129
1 success, 3 advantage

Grabow does 4 damage, +1 more for wookiee rage = 5 damage.
I’d like to use 2 advantage to knock down the guard, and the other advantage to maybe notice something that might give us a bit of help?
Orokos is a tool site for role-playing games, such as Dungeons and Dragons 4th edition, allowing players to upload characters from Wizards of the Coast's Character Builder program and providing a dice roller and attribute calculator.
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Guard 2 hit knocked down.

In the act of falling to the ground Guard 2 falls towards the table and blocks Speng's exit.
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Jeff Ross (J.J.)

City of Spires and Strife  - 
 
OOC: +lai tang Could you give us an idea where everyone is, and how far away the NPCs are from us?
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This system is kind of rough for pbp. But some skills and weapon skills depend on using the advantage and threat that come with the rolls. 
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Jeff Ross (J.J.)

City of Spires and Strife  - 
 
OOC: Is Speng basically trying to escape? That seems a little suspicious, since we got the info we came for, right?
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OOC: I was only going to beat him with his own arms. ;) 
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Grabow eyes the thugs that have moved up beside him, and then gives Speng a low growl that says "Light? I could remove an arm or two, and then we can see if they feel light."
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Jeff Ross (J.J.)

City of Spires and Strife  - 
 
OOC: Did we come in a speeder or something? I can't remember now. :P

Also, is there any other information I might glean from a Knowledge check to learn more about this facility or Sector 943?
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OOC: You arrived in a speeder (taxi). There's nothing more to be gleaned about the facility at this stage.
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Grabow will pick Speng up and face him towards Sin. 
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OOC: Until we get it all figured out... ;)

Grabow swings around at Guard 2 and attacks.

(Assuming I'm already engaged with him)
Manuever: Aim
Action: Brawl
+ Boost from CH-1

http://orokos.com/roll/385218
1 failure, 3 advantage, 1 triumph

I swing, but the guard seemed prepared for the blow and dodges just in time. (3 advantage) As I come back with another swipe, I knock the guard's blaster out of his hands.

Feeling pretty confident now, (1 Triumph) I'll give an upgrade to my next check.
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Grabow sees Speng make a run for it, which seems a little suspicious, and makes his wookiee senses tingle. "Sin, CH-1, don't let him get away!" he yells.
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Grabow turns his head to CH-1 and growls, "They don't seem to be very smart, that's for sure. I'm thinking they might need to be taught what happens when they mess with us."

OOC: Could I do a Coercion check to get them to back off. Maybe add a Boost since I have CH-1 behind me?
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OOC: Sweet! and Oh Dear! :)

http://orokos.com/roll/379883
(2 success, 4 threat)
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