Character Items

d-and-d-fyxt-rpg-treasure-pileA character’s items help make a character come to life. Fyxt RPG Items can be any number of things from weapons and armor to clothes, food, and even vehicles. The Fyxt Item System is designed with the same goals as the rest of the Fyxt RPG system. Fyxt Items are meant to be incredibly customizable and the rules governing items in the Fyxt Role Playing Game System are fairly unrestrictive.

How Fyxt RPG Items are Different?

The fundamental thing about Fyxt RPG Items that make them so different is that the item itself has no properties, it is strictly for description. Items are for role playing and descriptive flavor but have no bonuses or penalties associated with them.  A character wearing a personal shield generator, full plate armor, or a swim suit will not receive any benefit to their character stats by doing so. It looks cool and fits a character’s personality, but if the item itself does not have any Effects attached to it, it is simply for looks and role playing. However, if you add Item Effect of Defense +4, then any of those items will add +4 to the character’s Defenses when equipped.

Consider this: A highly trained strong medieval knight wearing full plate could make use of the armor to increase their defense. On the flip side, a young boy wearing the same heavy full plate armor would only be hindered by the armor making him more vulnerable. The boy should probably wear something smaller and lighter. This is the idea behind the Fyxt RPG. It is not the item itself, but the Item Effects and Powers of the tool that actually grant bonuses. So anything that has the Item Effect of Defenses +4 can then be used by the character to grant them the bonus to Defenses.

Any item can be improved with bonuses a player would like the item to give a character. The Fyxt RPG is specifically designed to set gamers’ imaginations free. Fyxt RPG Items empower the player to make exactly the character they want to play in the Fyxt RPG.

How Many Items A Character Use

Micro management of items and equipment slows the game down and has little to no effect on the game itself. The Fyxt RPG system recognizes this and leaves items and equipment open to being fully customized so players can choose and design items that work with and for their character. Since Fyxt RPG Items are so customizeable it is OK to have one item with all your powers or many items that tweak character stats here and there. There are few limits to what a player can do with the Fyxt RPG Item system, but they far fewer then most other role play games.

In the Fyxt RPG you can have, use and wear as many items as you want and it doesn’t matter where or what the items you use to give you bonuses.

How Much Can a Character Carry

The amount of weight a character can carry is dependent on the character’s Athletics Skill. Check the details for that skill for the specifics but ultimately if a character stays under that weight they will be fine. If they exceed that weight they cannot move very far. It is up to your GM how strictly they adhere to it. But for the most part it makes little difference either way, game mechanically speaking.

Unlimited Items Equals Unlimited Power

The Fyxt RPG system moderates and balances the freedom of infinite customization by making all items have the ability to only grant Item Bonus’s to player characters. Bonuses in the Fyxt RPG system do not stack. So a character can strap 20 +2 to Attack and Damage pistols all over themselves but only the best bonus of all of them can be used to enhance a player character.

How Much Does This All Cost My Character

Fyxt RPG Items can be gained as treasure from an adventure, bought from a merchant or vendor, or even made by the character themselves. Fyxt Items can come in all shapes and sizes and can do almost anything.

Fyxt RPG characters start with some cash and will also learn it through their adventures in the Fyxt RPG.

Start off by searching through the ever-expanding database of Fyxt RPG Items. If you can’t find what you want or need there, try to find something that has the effects that you are looking for. Add that to your character and then edit the name and description to whatever it is you would like to customize it to. Lastly, if there is simply nothing in the database that matches your needs you can always use the Fyxt RPG Item Generator to create that perfect item your character has always wanted.

Fyxt RPG Item Guidelines and Rules

  • Fyxt RPG Items that grant Specialties give the character that Specialty when equipped. They are considered Specialties and not item effects. These Specialties will not stack with Specialties the character already has.
  • Fyxt RPG Items with Powers on them can be used like At-Will powers, meaning they will not be expended. However, it takes an Action to use a Power from an item.
  •  Fyxt RPG Items with Powers must have a Discipline Focus. This Discipline Focus must match the Power. This item can only be used by a Fyxt RPG player character that also has that particular Discipline. Exceptions to this rule are Disposable Items and Legendary Items.
  • Just like other things in the Fyxt RPG item effects do not stack. Players can only use the highest bonus that is available to them.
  • There is no limit on how many items a player character can have.
  • Any item can offer any bonus. This allows the player and Game Master’s imagination to run wild and allow any character any item without penalty.
  • Using a defensive Disposable item such as a potion is a Minor Action.
  • Using an offensive Disposable item such as a grenade is an Action.