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Character Attributes

Each character in Rhunec is described by six attributes. These attributes govern how successful the character is at different actions. When first creating a player character, 3d6 are rolled, the lowest rerolled, and the highest sum becomes a value that can be assigned to each attribute. After six numbers are rolled, the lowest value may be re-rolled and the higher result used.  


Strength is the physical power of a character or creature. The attribute governs the skills Athletics, Brute Force, and Endurance. Strength also governs the Knowledge, Dragon Arts, and casting Dragon School spells. Strength checks are made when using a weapon that has the Type of Blade, Blunt, Fists, Special, or Polearms. Strength checks can also be made if a Strength Skill does not cover the action a character wishes to make.  


Dexterity is the character's agility and tactile ability. This attribute governs the Acrobatics, Stealth, Slight of Hand, and Pilot Skills. The Knowledge, Wolf Tactics, and Wolf School Spells are also governed by this attribute. Dexterity checks are made when using a weapon that has the Type Blade, Range, Special, or Polearms. Dexterity checks usually occur during combat but if a dexterous action is not covered by the Dexterity Skills, a Dexterity check can be made in stead.  


Intelligence is the attribute that determines a character's reasoning and memory. This attribute controls the Investigation, Scholarship, Enchanting, and Crafting skills. The Knowledge, Snake Memory, and Snake School Spells are influenced by Intelligence. Usually there is not a combat or weapon check that requires an Intelligence check. However, Special weapons can use Intelligence or a strafe specificity can be designed to use Intelligence instead of Dexterity or Strength. Intelligence checks may be used in other areas of game play or damage if the Intelligence skills described do not cover them.  


Wisdom is the attribute that governs perception and insight. The Wisdom Skills are Beast Mastery, Foraging, First Aid, Perception, and Survival. Kraken Insight is the Knowledge governed by Wisdom. Wisdom also affects the strength of Kraken Spells. Wisdom is not usually a combat check, but Special Weapons or a strafe specificity can be design around this attribute.  


Charisma is the attribute that governs a character's force of personality. This attribute controls the Deception, Intimidation, Performance, and Persuasion skills. The Knowledge, Crow Rally, and Crow Spells are also connected to Charisma. Similar to Intelligence and Wisdom, Charisma is not usually utilized as a modifier in combat. However, Crow Rally can be used to give characters advantage on their checks or entice a large group of people to riot. A strafe specificity can be designed around Charisma.  


Constitution is the attribute that governs the strength of the character's spirit. This attribute governs the Resolve, Concentration, and Initiative skills. The Knowledge, Tortoise Recovery, and Tortoise School Spells are influenced by Constitution. Constitution also governs the die that is rolled for health during level up. Constitution checks can be made when an action of spirit is not covered by the three skills. Tortoise Recovery checks can be made during combat if a character is at 0 health and wants to recover and continue to fight. When leveling up, the player rolls their health die and adds their CON modifier to determine how much health they gain. Below is a list detailing the Constitution stat and the health die that is rolled:
  • <10 is a d4
  • 10 to 14 is d6
  • 15 to 18 is d8
  • 19 to 23 is d10
  • >23 is d12


Speed is a "Seventh Attribute". This number describes abilities of your character but is an aggregate of other stats. Speed is determined by the following formula:
Speed = 30 + STR + DEX + Cloth Armor Levels - Heavy Armor Pieces The resulting number is the amount of distance, in feet, you can cover as you walking speed. This is the amount of distance you can cover during your movement part of your turn.   The Speed Die is the die used to roll for speed checks. Speed is often used during Interrupt actions and reactions while spell casting. However, it can also be called for by the DM when extra urgency is called for in a situation. It won't ever be used on its own, but speed rolls can be layered on top of other checks. It helps answer the questions, "How quickly do you complete x action? Is it fast enough to avoid detection or interruption?" The calculation for the Speed Modifier (SPD) is calculated in much the same way as the Constitution Modifier. There are many steps because I know you optimizers will see this table and start salivating.


Table of Speed values, the Speed Die, and the Rolling Range


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There are six attributes that describe a creature in Rhunec.
  • Strength
  • Dexterity
  • Intelligence
  • Wisdom
  • Charisma
  • Constitution

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