Abyssal Exalts

Quick Start Guide

Step 1 Character Concept

  • Choose concept (short phrase that describes the core of your character’s being – i.e. Stodgy Bureaucrat, Criminal with a Heart of Gold, etc.)
  • Choose a caste: Dusk (generals), Midnight (cultists), Daybreak (necromancers), Day (saboteurs), Moonshadow (mediums)
  • Choose a Motivation: a driving and epic goal for your character
  • Note your caste’s anima powers (found in the player manual)

Step 2 Attributes

  • All attributes start with 1 dot
  • Prioritize Physical, Social and Mental skills – you will get 8 dots to put in your primary category, 6 dots to put in your secondary category, and 4 dots to put in your tertiary category
  • Divide the dots in each category among the attributes within that category – no attribute may be higher that 5 at game start

Step 3 Abilities

  • Note your Caste’s abilities
  • Select 5 Favored abilities – favored abilities cannot overlap with caste abilities
  • Divide 10 dots between your caste and favored abilities – each favored ability must have at least one dot.
  • Divide 18 dots among any abilities you choose – no ability may start at higher than 3 dots

Step 4 Advantages

  • Spend 7 dots on Backgrounds (found in the manual)
  • Choose 10 Charms – note that all charms have prerequisite ability scores and may have prerequisite charms as well (found in manual)
  • Spend 5 dots on Virtues – no virtue may start at higher than 4 dots

Step 5 Finishing Touches

  • Record your Permanent Essence (new Abyssals start at 2 essence)
  • Calculate your Willpower score (sum of two highest virtues)
  • Calculate your Personal Essence Pool ([Permanent Essence x 3] + Willpower)
  • Calculate your Peripheral Essence Pool ([Permanent Essence x 7] + Willpower + [Sum of all Virtues])
  • Record your starting Health Levels (one -0, two -1, two -2, one -4, one Incapacitated)

Step 6 Bonus Points
You have 15 bonus points to spend – the prices for different traits are listed below

  • Attribute Dot: 4 Bonus Points
  • Ability Dot: 1 Bonus Point for Favored/Caste Abilities, 2 Bonus Points for Non-Favored
  • Background Dot: 1 Bonus Point
  • Specialty: 1 Bonus Point
  • Virtue Dot: 3 Bonus Points
  • Willpower Dot: 2 Bonus Points (no higher than 8)
  • Permanent Essence Dot: 7 Bonus Points
  • Charm: 4 Bonus Point for Favored/Caste Ability Charms, 5 Bonus Points for Non-Favored

Abyssal Exalts

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