As a GM I might be talking about a piece of history and the player would like to chip in and/or reveal extra information by spouting about it. If they fail with a roll of <6, I was wondering what the etiquette or general feelings are from GM’s on letting another player then ask the question again and spout lore themselves. I appreciate the second player may ask in a different way or perhaps propose that a link or connection their character has could have provided them with the insight, so it may feel appropriate.
Here is an example of something I might build into some fiction in my current game:
Kicking through the sewer you notice a scarred bloated corpse floating down the main channel, its about to go past you in in the stinking stream of effluent (assuming they make move to fish the body out or stop it or just discern something about it).
I then explain the corpse has black scars along the stomach and chest and protruding from them and the ears and mouth are green slivers of crystal with odd black raised bumps, as if they have come out of body. As a GM I am sort of expecting them to spout some lore about this topic.
One player starts the spout lore move on the subject of crystals and fails on <6. I might then say the body slips away downstream or a swarm of rats climb onto it like a raft obscuring it or they make a mistake and are sure its zombies that have crystals growing out of them instead of a true fact, or it wakes up, screams and attacks them, or they slip in and under the sewage when they fail the spout lore move etc etc. However I still wonder if a second player did then decide to also take a spout lore move on the subject of the odd crystals on the body and succeeds on the roll, should I consider this fair play that they are adding and give them the clue I denied the first player. It does kind of improve the odds of finding an appropriate clue if I allow another attempt (if the player makes an effort to describe why or how they might know).
Its the kind of thing I would do to keep the fiction growing and the plot moving on, however I am keen to know what other GM’s might consider fair in this respect and what their experiences are?