Attributes represent both a character’s prowess and current status.
All three of your Attributes start at a d4.
Step up one Attribute twice (to a d8), and another Attribute once (to a d6).
All characters are generalists. Everyone can swing a sword, sneak around, or cast a spell (given access to a Grimoire). Callings define the things that put you ahead of the pack, give you an extra edge, or let you break the rules.
You may want to make tweaks to a Calling’s abilities or items to make it fit your concept. Talk with the GM and look at the Cast & Crew to see examples of modified Callings.
Grit is a character’s mental concentration and ability to avoid being harmed. It represents a combination of reflexes and situational awareness.
Your Maximum Grit starts at 1, plus 1 for each time you stepped up DEX and WIL.
d4 DEX + d6 WIL = 2 Grit
d8 DEX + d4 WIL = 3 Grit
d6 DEX + d8 WIL = 4 Grit
Your Calling grants you a Core Ability that forms the basis of your character’s power.
Make any choices related to your Core Ability that your Calling requires, and make a note of what it entails. You are the primary person responsible for keeping track of what your character is able to do, and how your abilities work.
For a higher powered starting point, make the first Advanced Ability free and able to be chosen at Character Creation. See XX for more ideas.
You start with:
- A purse with 50 coins.
- A bundle of torches.
- A pack of Supplies (bulky)
Most Callings grand additional equipment, weapons, or other useful items. Make any item selections or choices required by your Calling.
Then roll your Attributes on each Starting Equipment table to see what else you’re carrying.
Roll each of your starting Attributes twice, then choose either combination of Flair and Item from their respective lists.
If you roll your d6 STR and get a 2 and 6 you can either have a Rugged Flail or a Blackened Bow.
|2.||Rugged||Bow (d6, ranged)|
|5.||Well Maintained||Axe (d8)|
|7.||Ornate||War Hammer (d10, bulky)|
|8.||Glowing||Longsword (d10, bulky)|
|7.||Multi-Function (roll two items and combine)||Air Bladder|
|8.||Weaponized (d6 Damage)||Compass|
|5.||Translucent||Pipe (w/ tobacco)|
|6.||Self-Cleaning||Donkey (carries 4 bulky items)|
|7.||Ethereal||Random Ritual Scroll|
|8.||Floating||Random Spell Scroll|
Although any character can cast spells and perform rituals, not all Callings start the game with a Scroll or a Grimoire which stores that magic.
If you start with a Grimoire, or something that acts as one, choose the spells or rituals your Calling says you start the game with.