In PbtA style games, I’ve often disliked referring to 6- as “Failures”. The word doesn’t really evoke the “things don’t go the way you planned” idea of always moving the story forward. Perhaps it’s splitting hairs, but “Failure” doesn’t invite the player to interact with the new situation and look for new opportunities, and is an unfair judgement of the character’s efforts/skill.
In the future, I’m planning on using the word “Mishap” rather than “Failure” for a 6-.
However, I’m still looking for names for 10+ and 7-9, and was hoping to source it from you folks. I’m ok with “Success” for 10+, but I’m open to better words. The one that currently irks me is “Partial Success”. Yes, it is very accurate, but it’s a bit of a mouthful. I just can’t seem to come up with a word that feels appropriate. Any ideas?