Attributes represent both a character’s prowess and current status. Assign d4, d6, and d8 to your Attributes (STR, DEX, and WIL).
All characters are generalists. Everyone can swing a sword, sneak around, or cast a spell (given access to a Grimoire). Callings define the things that put you ahead of the pack, give you an extra edge or let you break the rules.
You may want to make tweaks to a Calling’s abilities or items to make it fit your concept. Talk with the GM and look at the Cast & Crew to see examples of modified Callings.
Grit is a character’s mental concentration and ability to avoid being harmed. It represents a combination of defensive capabilities, awareness, and luck.
Note the Maximum Grit listed in your Calling.
Your Calling grants you a Core Ability that forms the basis of your character’s power.
Make any choices related to your Core Ability that your Calling requires, and make a note of what it entails. You are the primary person responsible for keeping track of what your character is able to do, and how your abilities work.
Each Calling has four Advanced Abilities that show ways your character might grow or develop as they progress through the world.
Your first Advanced Ability is free. You may choose it at character creation to start the game with, or save it for use later. The other Advanced Abilities can be unlocked by spending XP earned during play.
Most Callings start with equipment, weapons, or other useful items. Make any item selections or choices required by your Calling.
Then roll your Attributes on each Starting Equipment list to see what else you’re carrying.
|7.||Well Maintained||Axe (d8)|
|9.||Ornate||War Hammer (d10, bulky)|
|10.||Glowing||Longsword (d10, bulky)|
|9.||Multi-Function (roll two items and combine)||Air Bladder|
|10.||Weaponized (roll on STR table and combine)||Lantern|
|6.||Translucent||Pipe (w/ tobacco)|
|8.||Self-Cleaning||Donkey (carries 4 bulky items)|
|9.||Ethereal||Random Ritual Scroll|
|10.||Floating||Random Spell Scroll|
Although any character can cast spells or perform rituals, not all Callings start the game with a Grimoire which stores that magic.
If you start with a Grimoire, or something that acts as one, choose the spells or rituals your Calling says you start the game with.
Finally, choose a name and write a Eulogy Entry that describes a previous exploit of your character. Either gain 1 XP, or roll d10s on any equipment table to see what you gained from that adventure.
If you gain XP here, you can choose to immediately spend it to gain +1 Grit, or to step you d4 Attribute up to a d6. See Growth