Character Focus


Fyxt Character Focus

Fyxt Role Play Game System Character FocusYour character concept is almost completed! The next piece of the puzzle is your character’s Focus.

Let’s say you have built a sword-wielding fighter (Combatant). Your fighter is an Aggressor. That’s pretty simple. But your fighter will have skills beyond the sword:  will the focus be on mastering devastation with a blade or do you want him to have some healing powers?

Focus is determined by how a character either specializes or diversifies. Focus works with Discipline, which is a percentage of your total Power. The percentage of each of the three kinds of Disciplines that goes into your character determines the Focus your character has. The three Disciplines are based on the Archetype (Combatant, Mystic, and Generalist). Most of your Power will derive from your Archetype. Then you can choose the other two Archetypes as your Secondary and Tertiary Disciplines. The rank you give one or two other Disciplines determines your Focus:

Balanced

This choice is usually made by Generalists because it gives equal weight to all three areas of Focus. A Balanced Character Focus keeps all three Disciplines at the same Power level. Since Balanced characters will have less powerful Powers, they have a few more Power Points to spend on their powers in total.

  • Primary Discipline equals about 1/3 of your total Power.
  • Secondary Discipline equals about 1/3 of your total Power.
  • Tertiary Discipline equals about 1/3 of your total Power.
  • Balanced characters start at 1st level with the base Power Pool that is equal across all Power Point Pools.

Devoted

This choice is usually made by a few characters who want to be highly specialized in a single Discipline at the expense of others. This means your Primary Discipline will be very powerful. Devoted characters are concentrated on a certain path, so they have a small Secondary Discipline Power Pool and do not access a Tertiary Discipline.

  • Primary Discipline equals about 2/3 of your total Power.
  • Secondary Discipline equals about 1/3 of your total Power.
  • Devoted characters do not have access to a Tertiary Discipline.
  • Devoted characters start at 1st level with the base Power Pool with a high amount of Primary Pool Points, some Secondary Pool Points and no Tertiary Power Pool Points.

Focused

This choice is usually made by the majority of character types because it puts focus on your primary Archetype while still allowing access to all three areas of focus. This means your Archetype Discipline, or Primary Discipline, will have more Power Points to use than your Secondary Discipline and your Tertiary Discipline.

  • Primary Discipline equals about 1/2 of your total Power.
  • Secondary Discipline equals about 1/3 of your total Power.
  • Tertiary Discipline equals about 1/5 of your total Power.
  • Focused characters start at 1st level with the base Power Pool that is weighted most heavy on their Primary Power Pool, then Secondary Power Pool, with a few Power Points in their Tertiary Power Pool.

After choosing your character Focus, you should have a very good character concept. The final step to the conceptualization of your character is to fine tune their Disciplines, which will contain the Powers of your character. So let’s move on to the final step of character generation:

Character Disciplines

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