it always worked for me. thats how i got the achievement/trophy 50 lock picks and 50 pick pocketing. I guess it depends on what your trying to setal since there is a percentage you know. if you have 0% chance at stealing a Flawless Sapphire on someone i dont think that trick would help alot lol.
LC how bout you just go to jail and try to break out. i did that with my Illusion master and it was fun lol. Some jails have different ways of escaping like pushing over loose wall. i snuck and used pacify and walked right out with all my equipment. LIKE A BOSS
Abandonded coal mines are the best hideouts EVER! Dangerous, of course, but that adds to the beauty of how brilliant the place is. No one is gonna look for ya there.
Bandit takeover would rule!
Once there was a thief in Riften and being the good citizen I am I tried to help capture the rascal. Well I shot a fireball at him and it set a townie on fire and I got in trouble for that... I told the guard I was the Thane of Riften and so nothing happened to me. But when I went to look at the carnage three townies had died.. wtf? lol One of them was the blacksmith... I liked that feller. Now there's a new blacksmith.
lol I do but I'll save the game then do carnage... I don't let it stand though as I'll load from that save to continue. In that incident I just posted about it was an accident lol so I let it stand. I think three townfolk died there... RIP