I think I have a broadly good grasp on how to choose Drives for particular actions but there are a number of case that I am uncertain about. I could, of course, shoehorn them into one of the 5 drives but a) I’d like to know what others would do and b) I am curious as to why they are, in fact, something that causes me uncertainty. Is it that I just haven’t grokked the full generality of the 5 drives in the rules? Is it that in fact there are some drives uncovered? Is it an intentional omission because these cases are not what Dune is “about”?
So here are a few cases I’d love some input on?
“I am driven by love. I am besotted with this person and want to impress them and I want them to reciprocate my affections in a pure and sincere way. I want them to like me genuinely and sincerely.” The closest I’ve seen in the rules is Jessica’s devotion to Paul as “Faith”. But it’s odd to me to cast every romantic drive as “Faith”
“I am driven by glory and need for acknowledgement. I have worked long and hard to research something that has brought benefit to millions. I don’t need to monetise it or convert it into influence but I want my genuine efforts recognised. I want to be t remembered long after I die.”
“I am driven by sheer animal terror. I am sprinting across the desert to that rock outcrop with a sandworm behind me. Every ounce of my willpower is controlled by my lizard brain.”
“I am bored. I am doing these things because to do anything else is dull.”