11:13:51 AM Apr 30th 2015
- Moist von Lipwig mentions a con he used to run based on fake diamond rings. He would show the ring to a stranger in a tavern in some no-name town in the wilderness, pretending that he desperately needed money to make it to his mother's funeral or some other suitably dramatic purpose, and offer to sell it for a fraction of its real value, say $20. To convince the mark, they'd nip down to the village blacksmith who would confirm that yessir, it was a genuine diamond and real gold, easily worth $100, because Moist had paid him off ahead of time. Once the mark had handed over the cash and Moist vanished, the blacksmith would re-examine it and declare it a worthless fake.