This sounds weird. Could you (or Sonsaku ) show us the complete moves? Threatening someone to get info doesn’t seem out of place in a superhero or noir story, and if it’s not supported by the rules I would say it’s a problem.Just regarding the City of Mist example, it's a bit wrong. There is a separate Investigative move, and any good GM shouldn't let Convince be used when it's clearly Investigation. When you use the Investigation move, you get Clues based on your success. The Convince move is more for actions (and ties more mechanically into statuses, as a way to apply pressure to targets).