Chapter 1: Attributes
In Nocturnal each character has eight attributes. A
ninth attribute that only some characters have if they are
a magic user. There are four physical and four mental
What are Attributes?
Attributes, in short, are the essence of a characters
being. They are an abstract representation of his physical
and mental capabilities. Attributes come into play when
determining a character's limit and his ability to perform
Strength detnotes what a characters muscles are capable of.
Strength is somewhat governed by the size of a character
depending on their race. While a five-foot-tall Dwarf may
have a strength of 10, a five-foot-tall human is unlikely
to have a strength of 10.
Endurance determines how much stress a character's body can
sustain. This includes things like disease and poison as
well as combat damage and other outside influences.
Dexterity represents a character's hand-eye coordination,
Agility represents a character's balance, movement, and
Intelligence shows a character's perceptual and
analytical abilities, memorizing ability and raw brain
power. It etermines how fast a character can learn, adapt,
Will keeps a character going no matter what the odds.
It is their raw mental fortitude. Will enables a character
to keep rein on his emotions when they are certainly going
to get in the way.
Intuition is that spark within a character that allows
him to connect with the world around him on a level that is
Charisma is representation of many things. It is
most certainly not a representation of how beautiful a
character is. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
Charisma is a representation of a character's self-confidence,
his people skills, aura, and self-image.