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Levi Mote
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I need help finding a descriptive, yet simple name for a Thief's ability to pick pockets and use sleight of hand.

Picking?
Sleight of Hand?
Legerdemain?

Suggestions...???
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Nate Straight

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Thievery?
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Pickpocket
Cutpurse
Dexterity
Quickness
Guile
Cunning
Subtlety
Stealth
Commerce
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NateStraight wrote:
Thievery?


A bit too broad. This is one of 5 Talents the Thieves will have so I'd like to be a bit more specific.
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lordrahvin wrote:

Pickpocket
Cutpurse
Dexterity
Quickness
Guile
Cunning
Subtlety
Stealth
Commerce


The other 4 Talents are Guile, Force, Stealth, and Smarts.
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lordrahvin wrote:

Pickpocket
Cutpurse
Dexterity
Quickness
Guile
Cunning
Subtlety
Stealth
Commerce


Ah. The "All of the above" option. Lol.
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levimote wrote:
lordrahvin wrote:

Pickpocket
Cutpurse
Dexterity
Quickness
Guile
Cunning
Subtlety
Stealth
Commerce


The other 4 Talents are Guile, Force, Stealth, and Smarts.


I can see easily getting confused what "Guile" vs "Smarts" are for, and also what "Stealth" vs "TO BE NAMED" are for.

Why don't you just name all of them based on the actual name of the action they let you do in your game?

"Persuade", "Attack", "Sneak", "Puzzle", "Steal" or whatever they are. Don't sacrifice function for form.
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+1 for Cunning and Guile. Skullduggery may work depending on the setting and theme of the game.
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levimote wrote:
The other 4 Talents are Guile, Force, Stealth, and Smarts.


Snatch
Cheat
Loot
Pinch
Filch
Swipe

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NateStraight wrote:

I can see easily getting confused what "Guile" vs "Smarts" are for, and also what "Stealth" vs "TO BE NAMED" are for.

Why don't you just name all of them based on the actual name of the action they let you do in your game?

"Persuade", "Attack", "Sneak", "Puzzle", "Steal" or whatever they are. Don't sacrifice function for form.


Good point, but the Obstacles list exactly which Talent is required to bypass them. I'm mostly looking for something that fits the feel of the rest of the group.
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For flavour, you could use words from historical thieves' cant (the probable inspiration for thieves cant in D&D).

www.pascalbonenfant.com/18c/cant/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thieves%27_cant



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If this is a serious game and no other 'thief' skills exist, then: THIEF

If this is a tongue in cheek game about goblins and their skillz: GRABZIT!

Without knowing the other umpty-ump attributes, it's very hard to know what fits into your genre.
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Mining.

That's mine now. Mining.
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I vote for FILCH or perhaps...

Palming?


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Stage magicians call it "close-up work".
 
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