Much has been made in RPG gaming circles where “you can try” is becoming the default answer when someone asks to do something outrageous.
Now, with ICRPG we have Easy and Hard.
But as @BlazingPolyhedron mentioned about a bulky robot trying to swim… my default reaction is no…it lacks the buoyancy to swim.
What do you use, when someone is wanting to do something really unlikely and lacks any cool factor.
I mean how do I not answer “no” if a player playing a normal human in a modern setting wanting to jump up to the balcony 60 feet above?
This has never been an issue for me, I’m just interested in how to not say no? Or just use common sense?