Originally Posted by ash elemental
And so far I haven't seen any consequences of failing apart from not getting the few congratulatory words from Gale. Which is why I don't see failing to e.g. crush the tadpole as an issue. It doesn't seem to impact the companions opinions of my characters as much, because mechanically there are options to raise it anyway.

While you can get high reputation with Gale by (successfully) doing good things over the course of Act 1, the process of gaining said reputation needs to be fun. I've already elaborated on why the current system of successful dice rolls being responsible for gaining approval is not fun. If you find it enjoyable, then good for you. Sadly, this aspect of the game is a misstep for me.