Playing Your Character

Playing a Strands of Fate Character

Character aspects are where creativity come in handy on the fly, but as long as you have a preconceived idea about what your character can do and what your character’s aspects can do then you’ll have an easy time knowing when to use your character’s aspects. In fact, the essentials of your character are your character’s aspects. Take the Hardcore Sorcerer as an example, Hardcore Sorcerer. This character is all about the school of hard knocks, self-discovery, and magic out the wazoo. This character has excellent climbing skills, can identify underground dwellers more readily than the average adventurer, is obviously superior to others in all the important ways, resourceful, and has an inner reserve of physical strength not usually found in mage types.

Hardcore Sorcerer: useful during intense moments or when magic is involved.
Getting into the thick of the action: useful for moving about or into combat, positioning yourself for maneuvers, taking advantage of other’s skills.
Hard life of a cliff dweller: useful for climbing, scavenging for food, identifying cave dwelling creatures, judging distances.
Bending reality to my will: useful for casting spells, making others do things for you, finding yourself in advantageous circumstances.
Overconfident: useful for ignoring adversity, denying the odds are stacked against you.
Egoist (willpower): strong willed individual, easier to resist mental domination.
Self-taught Sorcerer (knowledge): recognize spells being cast, get creative with spells you know.
I trust my intuition (reasoning): assist in reasoning out a puzzle, notice when your being set up.
I have just what I need (resources): to use the almost wrong tool in a new useful way, you’ve got rope.
You are going down (strength): attacks can be that much more potent, you’re stronger than you look.

Playing Your Character

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