So, some people are looking for a little more inspiration. I came up with this simple approach: Use d4 + d8 instead of 2d6 (as I've talked about doing before.) The total is still the main reaction, using the standard table. But also: Read the d4 seperately as an "elemental subtext" to the NPC's response:
- Earthy and lethargic
- Wet and emotional
- Airy and rational
- Fiery and hot-headed
It works for reactions other than Uncertain, too. After all, if you get an outright refusal, why is the NPC refusing?
- Because the NPC is just too lazy or seeking his own pleasure;
- Because the NPC doesn't like you, feels uncomfortable around you;
- Because the NPC sees flaws in your plans;
- Because the NPC is too angry or contemptuous of you.