Playing an ongoing Pathfinder 2e Campaign and a curious situation has come up twice now:
Most recently in a Negotiation, run as a “Social Encounter”, with a band of Demons that were hired to kill the Party, one of the players wanted to make an offer to help the Demons achieve their goal instead of their current Patron in exchange for the Party’s lives.
As Pathfinder has two separate skills for Diplomacy and Deception, I asked the Player whether their PC actually meant it, which lead to a not insignificant amount of discussion amongst the group about whether they actually did *mean* it and working out with me what that would mean.
As situations in play (this has happened another time, though not as prominently) I quite enjoyed this, even though I can’t help but feel like it’s an unintended consequence of the skill system, forcing us to somehow “lock in” whether this was gonna be a truth or a lie.
It had the feeling of a deal with the fictional universe itself and I made it clear that retconning this into a lie when they declared it a truth would have severe consequences.