Numenera - The Devil's Spine
Descriptor - Passionate
A fire burns in you. Whether that fire is for a person, a place, a people, a concept, or something else, you are driven by this fire. Passionate characters are sometimes champions for a cause, or defenders of a faith. Or they might just be driven individuals. You might just be seen as a “hot-head” by some — temperamental and dangerous. But even if that’s true, you keep your word and take your commitments seriously, and it’s hard to find fault with that. You won’t let any challenge stand in your way. You charge right in.
You have the following characteristics:
Skill: You are trained in running, climbing, and swimming.
Fever: You are a devil when angered, inflicting 1 additional point of damage with any attack.
Fire Inside: You have the ability to lower the difficulty of an action by one step when doing so can be justified by your passion. You can do this only once, but its use is restored each time you make a recovery roll.
Inability: Your temper is hard to control. The difficulty of any task requiring restraint or subtlety, including sneaking or lying, is increased by one step.
Initial Link to the Starting Adventure: From the following list of options, choose how you became involved in the first adventure.
- You are madly in love with one of the other PCs and will do anything for them.
- The mission the other PCs were planning seemed vital to you, for your own reasons. They had no choice but to let you get involved.
- You were guided to the other PCs and their task by someone you deeply respect.
- You’re looking for a cause worthy of you and your skills.
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