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Modern System: Character Disadvantages

Modern System: Character Disadvantages

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Characters are not just a collection of abilities for attack and defense. Their flaws add to their appeal just as much (if not more) than their heroic deeds. A character with a newspaper editor hounding him, a sickly aunt, no love life, and the worst luck imaginable is possibly the most recognized character in the history of literature. Why? Because while we can?t identify with being able to fly through the air or have bullets bounce off our skin, we can identify with sick relatives, late bills, and no date on Saturday night. The more we identify with the hero of a tale, the more engaging that tale becomes.

Character Disadvantages is a slightly tweaked version of the disadvantage system that first appeared in Blood and Vigilance.

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August 22nd, 2005
This attractively laid out pdf presents a system of disadvantages for any d20 modern game. The disadvantages give no "up front" benefit, but only provide a benefit when they acutally disadvantage the character. This prevents rules-lawyering [...]
August 13th, 2005
A really interesting take on the disadvantage concept for d20 modern. Seems balanced and interesting. I will probably try it out in my next game.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Sat [...]
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