In a Dawn of Legends game, Players often take Complications for their Characters. These not only help to define the Character, but it also provides a way to get more OPs to spend. Linking your Characters background to her Complications will help enhance the Character and make the personality all the more believable. In a Heroic level Dawn of Legends game, players may typically take up to 45 points in Complications. A character may always take more Complications than this limit; he just wont get any more points for them. Rules and descriptions of Complications are presented in Shards of the Stone: Core. The following is a list of Complications from that book as well as some new ones described just for this setting. New Complications are set off with an asterisk (*) and detailed at the end of the section.
Remember that the listed values are modified by the Frequency the Player chooses. Thus, modify the value by 2 if the Complication occurs sometimes, 5 if it occurs every session, and 10 if it comes up more than once a session.
These involve your mental problems and flaws.
Its the little things that count; your good and bad habits, basic traits and characteristics.
These are physical problems you must deal with.
HARBINGER OF DOOM*
Enemies: Hunted and Watched
These are forces which are actively working against you. Refer to the rules in Shards of the Stone: Core or other Fuzion products to build an Enemy Complication.
These are things you have chosen to deal with, no matter how much trouble they cause. Codes of Honor, Family Mattersthese are all responsibilities.
CODE OF HONOR
SENSE OF DUTY
These are behaviors you must act upon; you just cant help yourself.
ADDICTION (aka Dependence)
To construct these limitations or to build new ones, simply add the Frequency modifier to the base value listed in the Complication. Frequency modifiers are +2 for Infrequent (comes up once every few sessions), +5 Frequent (comes up once a session), and +10 Very Frequent (comes up more than once per session).
You have strange lapses in memory, perhaps even recurring amnesia. You often: Forget generally known facts (2), forget friends, family (5), forget your own identity (10).
You have an illness which will never go away. Refer to the En- vironment section for descriptions of the types of diseases listed. You have: Fits (2), Fevers, Gripes, Consumptions (5), Murraines (10).
For some reason, someone has cursed you! The curse may be small and specific (5) or life threatening (10). A curse requires a special quest to overcome.
Your family has rejected you. They will never support you or help you, even if you badly need it. (2)
You constantly wish for fame and glory for yourself and: will take credit for deeds done by others (2), will sabotage others in order to make more glory for yourself (5), will kill anyone who may outshine you (10).
HARBINGER OF DOOM
Some person or animal appears in your life time and again. They may appear only to annoy you (2), before you are challenged (5) or each time someone is about to die (10).
You do not respect the clergy (christian, druid or Saxon). Depending on what you have done in the past, clergy may refuse to cast magic to your benefit (2), take any opportunity to discredit you (5), they have excommunicated you (christian) or cast you outside the protection of the law (druid). This means your life is worth nothing, and people could do anything they want to you! (15)
You are unable to sleep like the average person. To get the sleep you need you must: have complete quiet (2), use special herbs or teas (5). If conditions prevent you from gaining the sleep you need, you operate as if you only had half your normal Endurance.
You hate yourself, and will go out of your way to injure yourself. To do this, you may: Seek verbal abuse (2), seek minor physical abuse (5), seek major physical abuse (10).
Your falculties are reduced due to your age. You suffer: a -1 to Perception checks and skills based on Dexterity (2), also suffer a -1 to your Constitution and Body scores (5), also suffer a -1 to all Reflex skills. (10).
You will take risks just to look better to others. You may risk embarrassment (2), risk bodily harm, social or financial ruin (5), risk life and limb (10).
You are trying to hide your activities under a secret identity or other smoke screen. You currently are: Living a normal life, unnoticed by anyone (2), are bothered by a single person trying to uncover your real identity (5), everyones trying to uncover your real identity(10).
You are chronically lazy. You: constantly want to relax and have a disdain for physical activity (2), will risk bodily harm to avoid physical labor (5), will risk life and limb to avoid physical labor (10).
Your nature leads you to avenge deeds performs against you. To exact your revenge, you will: Risk ostracism or embarrassment (2), Risk bodily harm (5), Risk life and limb (10).
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