Attributes

Attributes

The Silhouette RPG system has ten attributes, each representing a different aspect of a character.

  • Appearance (APP). How positively or negatively people react to your superficial appearance.
  • Influence (INF). How positively or negatively people react to you once they get to know you.
  • Psyche (PSY). Sanity, stability, general "keep it together"-ness, and ability to relate to others.
  • Willpower (WIL). Determination, drive, and never-say-die.
  • Knowledge (KNO). Education and ability to function in an academic environment.
  • Perception (PER). Alertness and ability to see the details. Also, an understanding of the limits of your own knowledge.
  • Creativity (CRE). Innovation, wits, and the ability to think quickly on your feet.
  • Agility (AGI). Physical adroitness.
  • Build (BLD). Physical size and body mass.
  • Fitness (FIT). Physical conditioning.

What the numbers mean

These attributes are all measured on a scale where zero is the human average.

Agility

  • +5: Olympic gymnast or professional acrobat
  • +4: College gymnast, or acrobat
  • +2: Well-coordinated and light on your feet
  • +1: Able to get out of your own way
  • 0: Your humble author

Appearance

  • +5: Fae nobles (they exist.. just not playable)
  • +4: World-class models
  • +3: The stunner
  • +2: Prettiest girl in school
  • +1: The girl next door
  • 0: Real people

Build

  • +5: 180 kg / 400 pounds or more
  • +4: 140 - 180 kg / 300 - 400 pounds
  • +3: 115 - 140 kg / 250 - 300 pounds
  • +2: 95 - 115 kg / 200 - 250 pounds
  • +1: 80 - 95 kg / 175 - 200 pounds
  • 0: 70 - 80 kg / 150 - 175 pounds

Creativity

  • +5: World famous artists, tacticians, scientists, philosphers
  • +4: Talented artists, tacticians, scientists and philosophers
  • +3: Makes a living off their creativity and eats more than Mac & Cheese
  • +2: Smartest guy in the room
  • +1: Punster who's always ready with a comeback
  • 0: Average person

Fitness

  • +5: Olympic athletes
  • +4: Professional athletes
  • +3: College athletes
  • +2:High school varsity player
  • +1: Gets picked first for a team
  • 0: Average schlub

Influence

  • +5: Politicians, Criminal Masterminds, City Barons
  • +4: Gangsters, Mayors, and high-ranking officials
  • +3: Professional confidence artist, cult leader, political movers and shakers
  • +2: Most popular kid in school whom everyone wants to see and be seen with
  • +1: Well liked amongst peers and able to sway opinion
  • 0: Average person

Knowledge

  • +5: World-famous knowledge (Einstein, Hawkings)
  • +4: Ph.D. or equivalent
  • +3: Some postgraduate work. Knowledgable within a field
  • +2: College degree
  • +1: Knows a thing or two about a thing or two
  • 0: Average person

Perception

  • +5: Sherlock Holmes
  • +4: Head detectives, some law enforcement, Health care professionals
  • +3: Average detectives and investigators
  • +2: Never misses a thing (your Mom)
  • +1: Observant
  • 0: Average person

Psyche

  • +5: Has it all together, writes books on the subject and people look up to
  • +4: Frighteningly cheerful and able to maintain in dire circumstances.
  • +3: Unusually spry and sane
  • +2: Empathic towards others and clued-in towards own inner feelings
  • +1: Generous and giving
  • 0: Average person

Willpower

  • +5: Going through hell, keeps it together and pushes on regardless
  • +4: Overcomes personal adversity and pushes through bad situations (soldiers, first responders)
  • +3: Gone through hell, kept it together, occasionally loses it
  • +2: Broken, but has overcome the demons. Most days.
  • +1: Single parents (enduring struggle and progresses with minor freakouts along the way)
  • 0: Average schlub
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