Trust is the foundation of every good relationship, be it with a significant other or a close friend. Without trust, how can we expect those close to us to follow through when we need them most? This article addresses that—specifically: how good is your characters word? If he or she makes a promise, do those around your character expect you to follow through, or do they expect you to leave them high and dry in a moment of need?
Star Wars is a universe like any other in the sense that it contains many people of varying degrees of credibility. Han Solo has gone back on his word more than once, which landed him in more than one hairy predicament. While this archetype is fun to play, these characters aren't the only ones who go back on their word. What about a manipulative Sith who will say anything to get what he needs, or a worldly Jedi who understands the need to sometimes leaver certain promises unfulfilled? Or are you a Bounty Hunter whose word is his bond, and no matter what comes up he performs the job he swore to do? Do you establish a character's credibility beforehand for RP, or let his reputation in IC events determine how trustworthy his word is? How do you handle situations where a bad reputation comes back to haunt you?
So, how good is the word of your characters? Are they trusted to complete any job, or are they known to go back on what they said? Have you ever had an experience where a previous failure to follow through on a promise put you in some hot water? Let us know in the comments below!