Character Spirit Trait

d-and-fyxt-spirit-traitIn the Fyxt Role Play Game a character’s Spirit Trait represents their personality and social presence. It is similar to Charisma in Dungeons and Dragons. Spirit is one of the three main Traits that will make up your Fyxt RPG character’s foundation. Body and Mind are the other two core Character Traits. Character Traits affect many different aspects of a Fyxt RPG character. These are automatically calculated in the Fyxt RPG character sheet. However, it is a boon to Fyxt RPG players to know what they affect.

Specific Character Aspects Affected By the Spirit Trait

The Spirit Trait specifically represents your character’s social abilities, which are based off the Spirit Trait. The Spirit Trait is the main Trait for Generalists and should be the highest of the three character Traits.

  • Spirit Trait is most important for Generalists.
  • Spirit Trait increases Attack for Generalist Powers.
  • Spirit Trait increases Healing rolls for Generalist Powers.
  • Spirit Trait increases Generalist Power Point Pool.
  • Spirit Trait increases Spirit Defense.
  • The Nature, Perception, Social, and Subterfuge Skills are increased by the Spirit Trait.

Role Playing a Character’s Spirit Trait

When you begin to build a Fyxt RPG character, remember the flexibility that makes Fyxt so different from other RPGs. Traditionally a high score on a character sheet means that character is always better than other characters.

In Dungeons and Dragons, someone with a high Charisma was very charming and pleasant than everyone else. In the Fyxt RPG, the numbers are separated from the character role play. Players are certainly welcome to play a character with a high Spirit Trait as being super nice and friendly. In the Fyxt RPG a character sheet can have high scores but not necessarily be the life of the party. Perhaps a character is rude and foul, able to get under someone’s skin easily affecting others due to a high Spirit Attack. Perhaps your high Spirit Trait character is shy and reserved but excellent at understanding and observing the people around them. Or maybe it is just the opposite and the character is rude, abrasive, and doesn’t care about others. This might grant them a high Spirit Defense because they just don’t care.

In fact, in the Fyxt RPG, we encourage players to play characters which were never before possible. This is the core philosophy of the Fyxt RPG:  to separate the numbers from the role play. It is fundamental in making a better RPG. It gives the players the freedom to play a character they want to play rather than a character they have to mold to a specific type. This grants players a nearly infinite amount of possibilities of how and why a character has the Trait score that they do.

Keeping this core Fyxt RPG philosophy in mind, here are just a few different ideas a player could use to apply to a high Spirit Trait.

  • The character always knows what to say.
  • The character cares for everyone else above themselves.
  • The character does not care about anyone else.
  • The character is just lucky and happens to say and do the right things.
  • The character is psychic and can read others’ minds.
  • The character is rude and can easily annoy others.
  • The character is ultra-observant.
  • The character just knows how to figure things out easily.

Any of these could explain a high Spirit Trait and why these characters would have high Spirit Defenses, Spirit Attacks, and otherwise have a little something extra when it comes to the Spirit Trait numbers.

Another important and easy thing to remember when playing the Fyxt RPG is the simplicity of Character Trait numbers. When a Character Trait in the Fyxt RPG is a 5, it will grant a +5 to things associated with that Character Trait. Players no longer have to worry about a 16 grants a +3 or a 7 is a -2.  In the Fyxt RPG a 10, is a 10, granting 10. I’m not sure why other games do it that way. It is probably just to mess with gamers.

So set your personality free in order to find the perfect set of character role play elements that will bring your character and their high Spirit Trait to life!