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Player Options: Flaws and Merits

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RPG Countdown (12 August 2009; #6)

Rules Set: 4E (GSL)

Get to know your character!

Player Options: Flaws and Merits provides an opportunity to get in depth when developing or growing or character.  This new option allows you to choose flaws and merits based on your character role with solid game mechanics to back up the role-play.  Do you have a remorseful warlord or a  befuddled, aged wizard?  Are you a thrillseeking rogue with a brutal streak or a druid wishing to teach others the skills they need to survive?

This product provides Players and Game Masters with the following for thrilling play:

  • A full description of how merits and flaws work, including additional reward options for outstanding role-play.
  • 52 flaws - a new type of mechanic for getting extra feats.
  • 28 Merits - a new type of feat that can only be taken when you first take a flaw.
  • 24 Flaw and Merit combinations for all the 4th Edition GSL character builds.
  • Advice on how to adjust the flaw and merit system to suit you gaming style.

This is where role-play and statistics collide.


Writer: Joshua Raynack

APG401, 16 pages, $1.95



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January 20th, 2010
A great addition to any home brewing session but the rules may seem a bit strange at first, players may want to take more flaws and no merits or opt out of regular feats for merits. Follow the rules in the pdf and no serious issues should arise. Not co [...]
August 8th, 2009
This is by far one of the best 3rd party resources for 4th edition. This resource introduces a small extension to the 4th edition rules that lets players choose flaws for their character in exchange for receiving an extra feat. Both the flaws and merit [...]
Peter I. [Featured Reviewer]
August 5th, 2009
Player Options: Flaws and Merits is a 16 page pdf product from Alea Publishing Group by author Joshua Raynack. This product provides elegant mechanics for giving your player characters certain flaws and merits, thereby combining roleplaying and mechani [...]
August 1st, 2009
Anyone familiar with the GURP system will recognise this idea but I think that it is a better format here. In GURPS you get enough disadvantages to buy the advantages you want. Not with this format. Pick a flaw and then you can have a merit that affect [...]
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