Having Values conflict with another or Values conflicting with Directives is fun – espeically the latter.
But how do you deal with conflicting Directives? Should that be generally avoided? Or should one work out a hierarchy in between the Directives to decide which is ‘safe’ to challenge/disobey? Should any conflict of Directives be payed for with Threat? Rewarded with Determination?
My problem is this: A challenged Directive is a negative influence on reputation rolls. If directives conflict, I as a GM force the players to have a negative influence on reputation. It’s a dilemma they cannot escape. While choosing one bad of a dilemma over the other is a common trope in Trek, mechanically, I feel I take something from them, without giving something back.
What do you think?