Author’s Diary for February 28, 2020: Traits Appendix (Part Five)

(Don’t forget to tune in to the latest episode of the Radio Free Covenant podcast!)

Tired today. Just a quick update on the traits appendix for Covenant’s playtest rules. See what I wrote today below the fold.

  • Restraining: Wrestling, grappling, physically preventing other characters from moving
    • Suggested Uses:
      • Advising others on how how to restrain characters
      • Knowing how to restrain a character
      • Grabbing a character
      • Holding down a character
      • Tying up a character
    • Negative Uses: None
  • Resistance: Shrugging off damage to oneself
    • Suggested Uses:
      • Advising other characters on how to resist
      • Knowing how to resist
      • Preventing a condition from affecting your character
      • Resisting damage to one’s honor or social standing
      • Resisting physical or mental damage
      • Resisting persuasion or control
    • Negative Uses: None
  • Riding: Riding, controlling, and fighting from a mount
    • Suggested Uses:
      • Advising others on how to ride a mount
      • Attacking from the saddle
      • Guiding a mount over rough or hazardous terrain
      • Keeping control over a skittish or spirited mount
      • Knowing how to ride a mount
      • Preventing a mount from throwing you
      • Preventing attacks from hitting your mount
      • Recognizing a mount’s capabilities and shortcomings
      • Training a mount
    • Negative Uses: None
  • Sabotage: Damaging items, machinery, robots, and vehicles
    • Suggested Uses:
      • Advising others on how to sabotage
      • Attacking an item, machine, robot, or vehicle with a weapon
      • Damaging an item, machine, robot, or vehicle with chemicals, abrasives, or whatever is available
      • Degrading the performance of an item, machine, robot, or vehicle with a weapon
      • Knowing how to damage or degrade an item, machine, robot, or vehicle with a weapon
      • Using explosives on an item, machine, robot, or vehicle
    • Negative Uses: None

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