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From: Debate with a philosopher at the Square of Lofty Words


You have been described as open-minded, innovative, an exemplar of forbearance; but this idiot on his stupid pole is talking rubbish and someone needs to step in.


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Challenge information

Broad, Fox Persuasive 21
  • 15 - very chancy (41%)
  • 18 - chancy (51%)
  • 22 - modest (61%)
  • 25 - very modest (71%)
  • 29 - low-risk (81%)
  • 32 - straightforward (91%)
  • 35 - straightforward (100%)

Success

A victory as satisfying as any honour-duel

You counter his points, [and] expose his theorem as the self-indulgent adolescent mooning that it is. When [he] starts flinging his food at you you […] depart. A philosopher on a neighbouring pole tosses a trinket down to you, cackling. […]


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Failure

The infuriating philosopher refuses to listen

Perhaps he is mostly deaf. That would explain his inability to perceive the obvious wisdom of your case. When he begins capering and baring his posterior at you, you make a dignified departure. There's just no talking to some people.


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