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Should Characterization Be Part of the Rules?

Tweet It’s strange how some games do not address character personality at all (or only very vaguely, like with alignment) while other games build PC characterization into the system. If you look at several character sheets from different games, some give you insight into the character, and some don’t. Take a game like Mongoose Traveller for example. Traveller gives you no clue as to what the character is like. It’s all stats, skills and equipment. Look at a Savage Worlds or GURPS character sheet. Drawbacks, disadvantages help define a character’s personality most of the time. Is one better than the other? I’m not sure. In my experience, character generation between these disparate systems tends to happen in opposite order. When I roll up a Traveller character, I take a look at the completed character and try to … Read entire article »

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