I would love to hear how GMs distinguish between “What is about to happen?” and “What should I be on the lookout for?” These two questions are subtly different, and I am having a hard time wrapping my head around that difference in actual play.
Take, for example, an upcoming game in which the PCs have awakened in a glade, missing their memories. As I’m sure one of them will trigger a DR roll, I have an answer to “what is about to happen” that goes something like, “to the east you notice the treetops swaying, and you hear the creaking and cracking of trunks and branches. Something is on its way toward you.” Something like that. But what to say if they ask “What should I be on the lookout for?” My mind goes to opportunities and dangers, like I could point out that they sense danger and notice two different trails leading out of the glade.
Am I tracking here? Is this how you folks would answer those questions?
Along similar lines, how do you folks handle multiple characters trying to discern a situation? Do you roll just one group DR roll and have them agree on the questions to ask?