Drunken : Descriptor

Published April 6, 2014 by


You have a love for all things intoxicating, especially those centered around ethanol. You imbibe whenever you have the chance, reveling in the confidence you gain, and the subtle deceptions that come with it.

You gain the following benefits:

Painkiller
+2 to might pool.
Chatterbox
You find yourself able to talk relentlessly, leaving no ear unwarmed for long. All tasks involving conversational misdirection and distraction are one step easier.
Double Vision
While under intoxication, all tasks requiring delicate or intricate movement are one step more difficult.
Drunk-fu
Due to your lack of finesse, enemy defense rolls are increased by one step, but unlike you, they feel it when you do hit, dealing an additional point of might damage to enemies. (Ignores armour)

Sobriety
When sober, all effects are removed, and you suffer a -2 to Intellect pool.

Initial Link to the Starting Adventure: From the following list of options, choose how you became involved in the first adventure.

  1. Always in search of the perfect tipple, you’re willing to stumble your way through the world with anybody that seems friendly enough.
  2. You’re disbarred from many towns for bringing loutish behaviour and lowering the standards and just want to find somewhere that will accept you.
  3. You’re convinced that one PC is carrying, or knows of, a very rare, expensive alcohol you have yet to try.
  4. Well… none of the PCs told you to go away when you joined them at that last tavern…?

  • Rafail Zlatarov

    The idea behind this one is quite intriguing, however from a balance perspective it might need a bit more work (it seems a tad underpowered). Additional clarification is also needed, considerng it looks like the descriptor was slightly rushed. (providing some constructive criticism, not trying to be mean).

    Does Double Vision f.e. give an additional inability to intricate movement tasks? Because I’m pretty sure that if your character is drunk, the GM will definitely give you an inability to similar tasks regardless of your descriptor.

    You should rephrase Drunk-Fu so it’s a bit more understandable. (f.e. Due to lack of finesse, all your attacks are made at one difficulty higher, however they deal 1 point additional damage, if they hit. (Ignores Armor)).

    You should probably give it a slight boost with another Skill ot asset considering you only get everything when you’re drunk and that could pose as a major hindrance, f.e. Trained with Might Defense rolls against toxins and poisons.

    Hope you see this and good luck!