The Cursed Planet Malice V
The most basic representations of a character’s abilities are the ten Characteristics.
At the beginning of the character creation process, characters begin with all Characteristics at 2 out of a possible 10. These may be increased during the character creation process, or during the game, through the expenditure of Experience Points. A Rank of 2 represents the normal capability possessed by an individual with no particular training, whereas the upper limit of 10 is reserved for the most supremely gifted and talented individuals in the galaxy, and for supernatural beings such as daemons.
|Weapon Skill (WS)||Weapon Skill measures your character’s competence in hand-to-hand fighting, whether using fists, knives or chainswords.|
|Ballistic Skill (BS)||Ballistic Skill reflects your character’s accuracy with ranged weapons, such as lasguns, crossbows and autopistols.|
|Strength (S)||Strength describes how physically strong your character is.|
|Toughness (T)||Toughness defines how easily you can shrug off injury as well as how easily you can resist toxins, poisonous environments, disease and other physical ailments.|
|Agility (Ag)||Agility measures your character’s quickness, reflexes and poise.|
|Intelligence (Int)||Intelligence is a measurement of your character’s acumen, reason and knowledge.|
|Perception (Per)||Perception describes how well your character perceives his surroundings. It reflects the acuteness of senses.|
|Willpower (WP)||Willpower demonstrates your character’s ability to withstand the horrors of war, the terrors of space and the awfulness he is bound to encounter in his missions.|
|Fellowship (Fel)||Fellowship is your character’s ability to interact with other creatures, to deceive, charm or befriend.|
|Fate||Fate represents how lucky your character is.|