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<div style="color:maroon;">'''(NOTE: This is a work in progress.)'''</div>
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We assign numbers to characters' abilities so that we can tell what they can do. No one wants to guess what their characters can pick up or how fast they can fly. Attributes in ''Bulletproof Blues'' are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10. Most people have attributes of 1 or 2. Few people reach 3 in any attribute, and 4 is the peak of human potential.
 
We assign numbers to characters' abilities so that we can tell what they can do. No one wants to guess what their characters can pick up or how fast they can fly. Attributes in ''Bulletproof Blues'' are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10. Most people have attributes of 1 or 2. Few people reach 3 in any attribute, and 4 is the peak of human potential.
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! class="aligncenter"|Description
 
! class="aligncenter"|Description
 
! class="aligncenter"|Value
 
! class="aligncenter"|Value
! class="aligncenter"|Incremental Cost
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! class="aligncenter"|Cost
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
| class="alignleft"|Typical
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! class="aligncenter h2cell" rowspan="3" style="vertical-align:middle"|Typical
| class="aligncenter"|1-3
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| class="aligncenter"|1
 
| class="aligncenter"|1
 
| class="aligncenter"|1
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
| class="alignleft"|Fantastic
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| class="aligncenter"|2
| class="aligncenter"|4-6
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| class="aligncenter"|2
 
| class="aligncenter"|2
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
| class="alignleft"|Epic
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| class="aligncenter"|3
| class="aligncenter"|7-9
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| class="aligncenter"|3
 
| class="aligncenter"|3
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
| class="alignleft"|Unearthly
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! class="aligncenter h2cell" rowspan="3" style="vertical-align:middle"|Fantastic
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| class="aligncenter"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>4</b></span>
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| class="aligncenter"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>5</b></span>
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|- class="oddrow"
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| class="aligncenter"|5
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| class="aligncenter"|7
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|- class="evenrow"
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| class="aligncenter"|6
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| class="aligncenter"|9
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|- class="oddrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell" rowspan="3" style="vertical-align:middle"|Epic
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| class="aligncenter"|7
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| class="aligncenter"|12
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|- class="evenrow"
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| class="aligncenter"|8
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| class="aligncenter"|15
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|- class="oddrow"
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| class="aligncenter"|9
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| class="aligncenter"|18
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|- class="evenrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell" style="vertical-align:middle"|Unearthly
 
| class="aligncenter"|10
 
| class="aligncenter"|10
| class="aligncenter"|4
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| class="aligncenter"|22
 
|}
 
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Roll five times, and add up the total cost. Subtract that total from your pool of character points.
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Roll six times, and add up the total cost. Subtract that total from your pool of character points.
  
Now assign what you rolled to your character's attributes (Brawn, Agility, Reason, Presence, Power), placing each number wherever you like.
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Now assign what you rolled to your character's attributes (Agility, Brawn, Endurance, Presence, Reason, Power Level), placing each number wherever you like.
 
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Your character's Endurance is equal to the character's Brawn or their Presence, whichever is greater.
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==Brawn==
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Brawn (BRN) represents a character's physical might, close combat fighting ability, and general hardiness; the character's Brawn adds to their action value (AV) and defense value (DV) when attempting these types of tasks. Also see [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-brawn|Super-brawn]], which allows a character to add their Power to their Brawn for the purpose of making skill rolls.
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Brawn determines how much a character can lift and how far they can throw things. Note that a character with [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-lifting|Super-lifting]] can lift and throw objects far more massive than they could with their Brawn alone. Brawn is the default attribute used for the character's attack value (AV) and defense value (DV) in close combat (or "hand-to-hand"). See the [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Actions|Actions]] chapter for more information.
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If a character's Brawn is reduced to zero, they are unable to stand, and they have great difficulty moving. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Athletics (Presence) roll every round just to crawl a meter, and they automatically fail any Brawn rolls. Brawn may not be reduced below zero.
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Peak human potential is marked in <span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>red</b></span>.
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{| cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1"
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|+Table: Brawn
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|- class="h1row"
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! class="aligncenter"|Brawn
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! class="aligncenter"|Lift
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! class="aligncenter"|Throw<br />(25 kg)
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! class="aligncenter"|Standing<br />Long Jump
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|- class="oddrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|0
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| class="alignright"|25 kg
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| class="alignright"|1 m
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| class="alignright"|0 m
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|- class="evenrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|1
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| class="alignright"|55 kg
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| class="alignright"|1 m
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| class="alignright"|1 m
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|- class="oddrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|2
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| class="alignright"|120 kg
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| class="alignright"|2 m
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| class="alignright"|1 m
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|- class="evenrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|3
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| class="alignright"|260 kg
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| class="alignright"|5 m
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| class="alignright"|2 m
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|- class="oddrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|4
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| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>550 kg</b></span>
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| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>11 m</b></span>
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| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>5 m</b></span>
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|- class="evenrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|5
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| class="alignright"|1,700 kg
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| class="alignright"|35 m
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| class="alignright"|11 m
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|- class="oddrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|6
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| class="alignright"|5,500 kg
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| class="alignright"|110 m
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| class="alignright"|35 m
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|- class="evenrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|7
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| class="alignright"|17 t
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| class="alignright"|350 m
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| class="alignright"|110 m
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|- class="oddrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|8
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| class="alignright"|55 t
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| class="alignright"|1,100 m
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| class="alignright"|350 m
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|- class="evenrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|9
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| class="alignright"|170 t
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| class="alignright"|3,500 m
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| class="alignright"|1,100 m
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|- class="oddrow"
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|10
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| class="alignright"|550 t
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| class="alignright"|11 km
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| class="alignright"|3,500 m
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#'''Lift''' indicates the greatest weight that the character can "deadlift" (pick up off the ground to the level of the hips). A character carrying or supporting such a weight can take at most one or two steps per round. A character can move normally while carrying a weight corresponding to one less than their Brawn. For example, a character with Brawn 8 could carry up to 17 tonnes and suffer no penalties to their movement while doing so.
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#'''Throw (25 kg)''' indicates the farthest distance that a character could throw a compact object weighing 25 kg. To see how far a character can throw heavier objects, subtract the Brawn required to lift the object from the character's total Brawn. Look up the difference in the "Brawn" column: this indicates how far the character can throw the object. For example, a character with Brawn 8 could throw an object weighing 65 kg (such as a cooperative slender human) up to 350 meters.
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#'''Standing Long Jump''' indicates the character's standing long jump. With a running long jump, the character's ground movement is added to their long jump distance.
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==Agility==
 
==Agility==
  
Agility (AGL) represents a character's coordination, ranged combat fighting ability, and general flexibility; the character's Agility adds to their action value (AV) and defense value (DV) when attempting these types of tasks. Also see [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-agility|Super-agility]], which allows a character to add their Power to their Agility for the purpose of making skill rolls.
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Agility represents a character's coordination, ranged combat fighting ability, and general flexibility. Also see [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-agility|Super-agility]], which allows a character to add their Power Level to their Agility for the purpose of making noncombat skill rolls.
  
Agility determines a character's base [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Actions#Movement|movement speed]] (running, swimming, etc.). Note that a character with [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-running|Super-running]] or [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-swimming|Super-swimming]] can move far faster than they could with their Agility alone. Agility is the default attribute used for the character's attack value (AV) and defense value (DV) in ranged combat. See the [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Actions|Actions]] chapter for more information.
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Agility determines a character's base [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Actions#Movement_Action|movement speed]] (running, swimming, etc.). Note that a character with [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-running|Super-running]] or [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-swimming|Super-swimming]] can move far faster than they could with their Agility alone. Agility is the default attribute used for attacking and defending in ranged combat. See the [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Actions|Actions]] chapter for more information.
  
 
If a character's Agility is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty moving. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Athletics (Presence) roll every round just to take a step or two, and they automatically fail any Agility rolls. Agility may not be reduced below zero.
 
If a character's Agility is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty moving. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Athletics (Presence) roll every round just to take a step or two, and they automatically fail any Agility rolls. Agility may not be reduced below zero.
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! class="aligncenter"|Run<br />(Double Move)
 
! class="aligncenter"|Run<br />(Double Move)
 
! class="aligncenter"|Sprint<br />(All-out Move)
 
! class="aligncenter"|Sprint<br />(All-out Move)
! class="aligncenter"|Sprint<br />(kph)
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! class="aligncenter"|Sprint<br />(km/h)
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|1
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|1
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| class="alignright"|4 m
 
| class="alignright"|4 m
 
| class="alignright"|12 m
 
| class="alignright"|12 m
| class="alignright"|7 kph
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| class="alignright"|7 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|2
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|2
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| class="alignright"|8 m
 
| class="alignright"|8 m
 
| class="alignright"|24 m
 
| class="alignright"|24 m
| class="alignright"|14 kph
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| class="alignright"|14 km/h
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|3
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|3
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| class="alignright"|14 m
 
| class="alignright"|14 m
 
| class="alignright"|42 m
 
| class="alignright"|42 m
| class="alignright"|25 kph
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| class="alignright"|25 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|4
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|4
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| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>26 m</b></span>
 
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>26 m</b></span>
 
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>78 m</b></span>
 
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>78 m</b></span>
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>47 kph</b></span>
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| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>47 km/h</b></span>
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|5
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|5
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| class="alignright"|80 m
 
| class="alignright"|80 m
 
| class="alignright"|240 m
 
| class="alignright"|240 m
| class="alignright"|140 kph
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| class="alignright"|140 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|6
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|6
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| class="alignright"|260 m
 
| class="alignright"|260 m
 
| class="alignright"|780 m
 
| class="alignright"|780 m
| class="alignright"|470 kph
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| class="alignright"|470 km/h
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|7
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|7
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| class="alignright"|800 m
 
| class="alignright"|800 m
 
| class="alignright"|2,400 m
 
| class="alignright"|2,400 m
| class="alignright"|1,400 kph
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| class="alignright"|1,400 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|8
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|8
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| class="alignright"|2,600 m
 
| class="alignright"|2,600 m
 
| class="alignright"|7,800 m
 
| class="alignright"|7,800 m
| class="alignright"|4,700 kph
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| class="alignright"|4,700 km/h
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|9
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|9
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| class="alignright"|8 km
 
| class="alignright"|8 km
 
| class="alignright"|24 km
 
| class="alignright"|24 km
| class="alignright"|14,000 kph
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| class="alignright"|14,000 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|10
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|10
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| class="alignright"|26 km
 
| class="alignright"|26 km
 
| class="alignright"|78 km
 
| class="alignright"|78 km
| class="alignright"|47,000 kph
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| class="alignright"|47,000 km/h
 
|}
 
|}
 
|  
 
|  
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! class="aligncenter"|Fast Swim<br />(Double Move)
 
! class="aligncenter"|Fast Swim<br />(Double Move)
 
! class="aligncenter"|Swim Sprint<br />(All-out Move)
 
! class="aligncenter"|Swim Sprint<br />(All-out Move)
! class="aligncenter"|Swim Sprint<br />(kph)
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! class="aligncenter"|Swim Sprint<br />(km/h)
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|1
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|1
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| class="alignright"|2 m
 
| class="alignright"|2 m
 
| class="alignright"|6 m
 
| class="alignright"|6 m
| class="alignright"|4 kph
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| class="alignright"|4 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|2
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|2
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| class="alignright"|4 m
 
| class="alignright"|4 m
 
| class="alignright"|12 m
 
| class="alignright"|12 m
| class="alignright"|7 kph
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| class="alignright"|7 km/h
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|3
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|3
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| class="alignright"|6 m
 
| class="alignright"|6 m
 
| class="alignright"|18 m
 
| class="alignright"|18 m
| class="alignright"|11 kph
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| class="alignright"|11 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|4
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|4
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| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>8 m</b></span>
 
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>8 m</b></span>
 
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>24 m</b></span>
 
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>24 m</b></span>
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>14 kph</b></span>
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| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>14 km/h</b></span>
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|5
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|5
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| class="alignright"|14 m
 
| class="alignright"|14 m
 
| class="alignright"|42 m
 
| class="alignright"|42 m
| class="alignright"|25 kph
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| class="alignright"|25 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|6
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|6
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| class="alignright"|26 m
 
| class="alignright"|26 m
 
| class="alignright"|78 m
 
| class="alignright"|78 m
| class="alignright"|47 kph
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| class="alignright"|47 km/h
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|7
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|7
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| class="alignright"|44 m
 
| class="alignright"|44 m
 
| class="alignright"|132 m
 
| class="alignright"|132 m
| class="alignright"|79 kph
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| class="alignright"|79 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|8
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|8
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| class="alignright"|80 m
 
| class="alignright"|80 m
 
| class="alignright"|240 m
 
| class="alignright"|240 m
| class="alignright"|140 kph
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| class="alignright"|140 km/h
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|9
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|9
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| class="alignright"|140 m
 
| class="alignright"|140 m
 
| class="alignright"|420 m
 
| class="alignright"|420 m
| class="alignright"|260 kph
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| class="alignright"|260 km/h
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|10
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|10
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| class="alignright"|260 m
 
| class="alignright"|260 m
 
| class="alignright"|780 m
 
| class="alignright"|780 m
| class="alignright"|470 kph
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| class="alignright"|470 km/h
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Reason==
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==Brawn==
  
Reason (REA) represents a character's ability to analyze data, draw conclusions from the facts at hand, and solve problems; the character's Reason adds to their action value (AV) when attempting tasks that depend on these traits. Also see [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-reason|Super-reason]], which allows a character to add their Power to their Reason for the purpose of making skill rolls.
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Brawn represents a character's physical might, close combat fighting ability, and general hardiness. Also see [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-brawn|Super-brawn]], which allows a character to add their Power Level to their Brawn for the purpose of making noncombat skill rolls.
  
If a character's Reason is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty concentrating. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Diplomacy (Presence) roll every round just to form a sentence or understand a simple question, and they automatically fail any Reason rolls. Reason may not be reduced below zero.
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Brawn determines how much a character can lift and how far they can throw things. Note that a character with [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-lifting|Super-lifting]] can lift and throw objects far more massive than they could with their Brawn alone. Brawn is the default attribute used for close combat (or "hand-to-hand"). See the [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Actions|Actions]] chapter for more information.
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If a character's Brawn is reduced to zero, they are unable to stand, and they have great difficulty moving. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Athletics (Presence) roll every round just to crawl a meter, and they automatically fail any Brawn rolls. Brawn may not be reduced below zero.
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Peak human potential is marked in <span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>red</b></span>.
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{| cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1"
 +
|+Table: Extraordinary Brawn
 +
|- class="h1row"
 +
! class="aligncenter"|Brawn
 +
! class="aligncenter"|Lift
 +
! class="alignleft"|Lift Example
 +
! class="aligncenter"|Throw<br />(25 kg)
 +
! class="aligncenter"|Standing<br />Long Jump
 +
|- class="oddrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|0
 +
| class="alignright"|25 kg
 +
| class="alignleft"|medium dog
 +
| class="alignright"|1 m
 +
| class="alignright"|0 m
 +
|- class="evenrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|1
 +
| class="alignright"|55 kg
 +
| class="alignleft"|pony keg of beer
 +
| class="alignright"|1 m
 +
| class="alignright"|1 m
 +
|- class="oddrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|2
 +
| class="alignright"|120 kg
 +
| class="alignleft"|heavy adult
 +
| class="alignright"|2 m
 +
| class="alignright"|1 m
 +
|- class="evenrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|3
 +
| class="alignright"|260 kg
 +
| class="alignleft"|large brown bear
 +
| class="alignright"|5 m
 +
| class="alignright"|2 m
 +
|- class="oddrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|4
 +
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>550 kg</b></span>
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| class="alignleft"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>polar bear</b></span>
 +
| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>11 m</b></span>
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| class="alignright"|<span style="color: rgb(204,0,0)"><b>5 m</b></span>
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|- class="evenrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|5
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| class="alignright"|1,700 kg
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| class="alignleft"|full size car
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| class="alignright"|35 m
 +
| class="alignright"|11 m
 +
|- class="oddrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|6
 +
| class="alignright"|5,500 kg
 +
| class="alignleft"|empty dump truck
 +
| class="alignright"|110 m
 +
| class="alignright"|35 m
 +
|- class="evenrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|7
 +
| class="alignright"|17 t
 +
| class="alignleft"|Polaris missile
 +
| class="alignright"|350 m
 +
| class="alignright"|110 m
 +
|- class="oddrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|8
 +
| class="alignright"|55 t
 +
| class="alignleft"|loaded tanker truck
 +
| class="alignright"|1,100 m
 +
| class="alignright"|350 m
 +
|- class="evenrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|9
 +
| class="alignright"|170 t
 +
| class="alignleft"|locomotive
 +
| class="alignright"|3,500 m
 +
| class="alignright"|1,100 m
 +
|- class="oddrow"
 +
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|10
 +
| class="alignright"|550 t
 +
| class="alignleft"|747 passenger plane
 +
| class="alignright"|11 km
 +
| class="alignright"|3,500 m
 +
|}
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#'''Lift''' indicates the greatest weight that the character can "deadlift" (pick up off the ground to the level of the hips). A character carrying or supporting such a weight can take at most one or two steps per round. A character can move normally while carrying a weight corresponding to one less than their Brawn. For example, a character with Brawn 8 could carry up to 17 tonnes and suffer no penalties to their movement while doing so.
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#'''Throw (25 kg)''' indicates the farthest distance that a character could throw a compact object weighing 25 kg. To see how far a character can throw heavier objects, subtract the Brawn required to lift the object from the character's total Brawn. Look up the difference in the "Brawn" column: this indicates how far the character can throw the object. For example, a character with Brawn 8 could throw an object weighing 65 kg (such as a cooperative slender human) up to 350 meters.
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#'''Standing Long Jump''' indicates the character's standing long jump. With a running long jump, the character's ground movement is added to their long jump distance.
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==Endurance==
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Endurance represents a character's ability to shrug off physical and mental abuse. Endurance acts as a reservoir of points which is expended as the character is injured, and replenished as the character recovers. The base attribute is referred to as the character's "total Endurance" or "maximum Endurance", while the changing value is referred to as the character's "current Endurance". It is rare for an attack to alter a character's maximum Endurance, so when the rules specify that a character loses Endurance, you may assume that it is referring to the character's "current Endurance" unless it specifies "maximum Endurance".
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When a character is successfully attacked, one (or more, if using the optional [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Actions#SIDEBAR:_Margin_Of_Success_(Optional)|margin of success]] rules) is subtracted from their current Endurance. A character who has been reduced to 1 Endurance can speak and take roleplaying actions, but any other action, including combat, incurs a penalty die. A character whose Endurance is reduced to zero is defeated: they are out of the fight, and probably unconscious. Endurance may not be reduced below zero.
  
 
==Presence==
 
==Presence==
  
Presence (PRE) represents a character's determination, strength of personality, and understanding of the motivations of others; the character's Presence adds to their action value (AV) when attempting tasks that depend on these traits. Also see [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-presence|Super-presence]], which allows a character to add their Power to their Presence for the purpose of making skill rolls.
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Presence represents a character's determination, mental combat fighting ability, and understanding of the motivations of others. Also see [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-presence|Super-presence]], which allows a character to add their Power Level to their Presence for the purpose of making noncombat skill rolls.
  
 
If a character's Presence is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty making choices or taking action, and they automatically fail any Presence rolls. Presence may not be reduced below zero.
 
If a character's Presence is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty making choices or taking action, and they automatically fail any Presence rolls. Presence may not be reduced below zero.
  
==Power==
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==Reason==
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Reason represents a character's ability to analyze data, draw conclusions from the facts at hand, and solve problems. Also see [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Powers#Super-reason|Super-reason]], which allows a character to add their Power Level to their Reason for the purpose of making noncombat skill rolls.
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If a character's Reason is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty concentrating. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Diplomacy (Presence) roll every round just to form a sentence or understand a simple question, and they automatically fail any Reason rolls. Reason may not be reduced below zero.
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==Power Level==
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Power Level represents the strength of a character's posthuman abilities: their technological might, alien potency, psychic potential, and so on. Most people have a Power Level of zero.
  
Power (POW) represents the strength of a character's posthuman abilities: their technological might, alien potency, psychic potential, and so on. If the character has posthuman abilities, the character's Power determines the potency of those abilities. Most people have a Power of zero.
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Some powers and gifts allow a character to add their Power Level to a skill roll. If the character has more than one such ability, the character's Power Level is added to their skill roll only once.
  
If a character's Power is reduced to zero, they can no longer use any posthuman powers. Power may not be reduced below zero.
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If a character's Power Level is reduced to zero, they can no longer activate any of their posthuman powers (constant powers are unaffected). Power Level may not be reduced below zero.
  
  
 
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| class="alignright"|55 kg
 
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|- class="evenrow"
 
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! class="aligncenter h2cell"|2
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| class="alignright"|4
 
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| class="alignright"|120 kg
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|3
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|3
| class="alignright"|5
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| class="alignright"|8
 
| class="alignright"|260 kg
 
| class="alignright"|260 kg
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|4
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|4
| class="alignright"|11
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| class="alignright"|16
 
| class="alignright"|550 kg
 
| class="alignright"|550 kg
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|5
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|5
| class="alignright"|35
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| class="alignright"|32
 
| class="alignright"|1,700 kg
 
| class="alignright"|1,700 kg
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|6
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|6
| class="alignright"|110
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| class="alignright"|64
 
| class="alignright"|5,500 kg
 
| class="alignright"|5,500 kg
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|7
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|7
| class="alignright"|350
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| class="alignright"|125
 
| class="alignright"|17 t
 
| class="alignright"|17 t
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|8
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|8
| class="alignright"|1,100
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| class="alignright"|250
 
| class="alignright"|55 t
 
| class="alignright"|55 t
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
|- class="oddrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|9
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|9
| class="alignright"|3,500
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| class="alignright"|500
 
| class="alignright"|170 t
 
| class="alignright"|170 t
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
|- class="evenrow"
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|10
 
! class="aligncenter h2cell"|10
| class="alignright"|11,000
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| class="alignright"|1,000
 
| class="alignright"|550 t
 
| class="alignright"|550 t
 
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==Endurance==
 
 
Endurance (END) represents a character's determination and ability to shrug off physical and mental abuse. Unlike other attributes, Endurance is not purchased with character points. Endurance is equal to the character's Brawn or their Presence, whichever is greater. If a character's Brawn or Presence permanently changes, their Endurance also changes. Some environmental effects, such as dehydration, can temporarily reduce the character's Endurance. If a character's Endurance is reduced, this reduces the character's current Endurance Points by the same amount. Endurance may not be reduced below zero.
 
 
===Endurance Points===
 
 
Endurance Points (EP) represent a character's current level of fitness. Under normal circumstances, a character's Endurance Points are equal to their Endurance, and the character's Endurance Points may not exceed their Endurance. When a character is successfully attacked, one (or more, if using the optional [[Bulletproof_Blues_3e_EN:Actions#Margin_Of_Success_(Optional)|margin of success]] rules) is subtracted from their Endurance Points. A character who has lost more than half of their Endurance Points can speak and take roleplaying actions, but any other action, including combat, incurs a penalty die. A character whose Endurance Points are reduced to zero is defeated: they are out of the fight, and probably unconscious. Endurance Points may not be reduced below zero.
 
  
  

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We assign numbers to characters' abilities so that we can tell what they can do. No one wants to guess what their characters can pick up or how fast they can fly. Attributes in Bulletproof Blues are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10. Most people have attributes of 1 or 2. Few people reach 3 in any attribute, and 4 is the peak of human potential.

Attributes cost one character point each up to 3, two character points each from 4 to 6, three character points each from 7 to 9, and four character points to increase an attribute from 9 to 10.


Table: Attribute cost
Description Value Cost
Typical 1 1
2 2
3 3
Fantastic 4 5
5 7
6 9
Epic 7 12
8 15
9 18
Unearthly 10 22


Random Character Generation

Would you like to roll dice for your attributes? You can! Roll three six-sided dice, and consult the following table to see what you get:


Table: Random attributes
Roll 3d6 Value Cost
3 1 1
4-6 2 2
7-10 3 3
11-14 4 5
15-17 5 7
18 6 9


Roll six times, and add up the total cost. Subtract that total from your pool of character points.

Now assign what you rolled to your character's attributes (Agility, Brawn, Endurance, Presence, Reason, Power Level), placing each number wherever you like.

Agility

Agility represents a character's coordination, ranged combat fighting ability, and general flexibility. Also see Super-agility, which allows a character to add their Power Level to their Agility for the purpose of making noncombat skill rolls.

Agility determines a character's base movement speed (running, swimming, etc.). Note that a character with Super-running or Super-swimming can move far faster than they could with their Agility alone. Agility is the default attribute used for attacking and defending in ranged combat. See the Actions chapter for more information.

If a character's Agility is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty moving. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Athletics (Presence) roll every round just to take a step or two, and they automatically fail any Agility rolls. Agility may not be reduced below zero.

Peak human potential is marked in red.


Table: Agility
Agility Walk
(Base Move)
Run
(Double Move)
Sprint
(All-out Move)
Sprint
(km/h)
1 2 m 4 m 12 m 7 km/h
2 4 m 8 m 24 m 14 km/h
3 7 m 14 m 42 m 25 km/h
4 13 m 26 m 78 m 47 km/h
5 40 m 80 m 240 m 140 km/h
6 130 m 260 m 780 m 470 km/h
7 400 m 800 m 2,400 m 1,400 km/h
8 1,300 m 2,600 m 7,800 m 4,700 km/h
9 4 km 8 km 24 km 14,000 km/h
10 13 km 26 km 78 km 47,000 km/h
Agility Swim
(Base Move)
Fast Swim
(Double Move)
Swim Sprint
(All-out Move)
Swim Sprint
(km/h)
1 1 m 2 m 6 m 4 km/h
2 2 m 4 m 12 m 7 km/h
3 3 m 6 m 18 m 11 km/h
4 4 m 8 m 24 m 14 km/h
5 7 m 14 m 42 m 25 km/h
6 13 m 26 m 78 m 47 km/h
7 22 m 44 m 132 m 79 km/h
8 40 m 80 m 240 m 140 km/h
9 70 m 140 m 420 m 260 km/h
10 130 m 260 m 780 m 470 km/h

Brawn

Brawn represents a character's physical might, close combat fighting ability, and general hardiness. Also see Super-brawn, which allows a character to add their Power Level to their Brawn for the purpose of making noncombat skill rolls.

Brawn determines how much a character can lift and how far they can throw things. Note that a character with Super-lifting can lift and throw objects far more massive than they could with their Brawn alone. Brawn is the default attribute used for close combat (or "hand-to-hand"). See the Actions chapter for more information.

If a character's Brawn is reduced to zero, they are unable to stand, and they have great difficulty moving. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Athletics (Presence) roll every round just to crawl a meter, and they automatically fail any Brawn rolls. Brawn may not be reduced below zero.

Peak human potential is marked in red.


Table: Extraordinary Brawn
Brawn Lift Lift Example Throw
(25 kg)
Standing
Long Jump
0 25 kg medium dog 1 m 0 m
1 55 kg pony keg of beer 1 m 1 m
2 120 kg heavy adult 2 m 1 m
3 260 kg large brown bear 5 m 2 m
4 550 kg polar bear 11 m 5 m
5 1,700 kg full size car 35 m 11 m
6 5,500 kg empty dump truck 110 m 35 m
7 17 t Polaris missile 350 m 110 m
8 55 t loaded tanker truck 1,100 m 350 m
9 170 t locomotive 3,500 m 1,100 m
10 550 t 747 passenger plane 11 km 3,500 m
  1. Lift indicates the greatest weight that the character can "deadlift" (pick up off the ground to the level of the hips). A character carrying or supporting such a weight can take at most one or two steps per round. A character can move normally while carrying a weight corresponding to one less than their Brawn. For example, a character with Brawn 8 could carry up to 17 tonnes and suffer no penalties to their movement while doing so.
  2. Throw (25 kg) indicates the farthest distance that a character could throw a compact object weighing 25 kg. To see how far a character can throw heavier objects, subtract the Brawn required to lift the object from the character's total Brawn. Look up the difference in the "Brawn" column: this indicates how far the character can throw the object. For example, a character with Brawn 8 could throw an object weighing 65 kg (such as a cooperative slender human) up to 350 meters.
  3. Standing Long Jump indicates the character's standing long jump. With a running long jump, the character's ground movement is added to their long jump distance.

Endurance

Endurance represents a character's ability to shrug off physical and mental abuse. Endurance acts as a reservoir of points which is expended as the character is injured, and replenished as the character recovers. The base attribute is referred to as the character's "total Endurance" or "maximum Endurance", while the changing value is referred to as the character's "current Endurance". It is rare for an attack to alter a character's maximum Endurance, so when the rules specify that a character loses Endurance, you may assume that it is referring to the character's "current Endurance" unless it specifies "maximum Endurance".

When a character is successfully attacked, one (or more, if using the optional margin of success rules) is subtracted from their current Endurance. A character who has been reduced to 1 Endurance can speak and take roleplaying actions, but any other action, including combat, incurs a penalty die. A character whose Endurance is reduced to zero is defeated: they are out of the fight, and probably unconscious. Endurance may not be reduced below zero.

Presence

Presence represents a character's determination, mental combat fighting ability, and understanding of the motivations of others. Also see Super-presence, which allows a character to add their Power Level to their Presence for the purpose of making noncombat skill rolls.

If a character's Presence is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty making choices or taking action, and they automatically fail any Presence rolls. Presence may not be reduced below zero.

Reason

Reason represents a character's ability to analyze data, draw conclusions from the facts at hand, and solve problems. Also see Super-reason, which allows a character to add their Power Level to their Reason for the purpose of making noncombat skill rolls.

If a character's Reason is reduced to zero, they have great difficulty concentrating. They must succeed at a moderately difficult (DV 3) Diplomacy (Presence) roll every round just to form a sentence or understand a simple question, and they automatically fail any Reason rolls. Reason may not be reduced below zero.

Power Level

Power Level represents the strength of a character's posthuman abilities: their technological might, alien potency, psychic potential, and so on. Most people have a Power Level of zero.

Some powers and gifts allow a character to add their Power Level to a skill roll. If the character has more than one such ability, the character's Power Level is added to their skill roll only once.

If a character's Power Level is reduced to zero, they can no longer activate any of their posthuman powers (constant powers are unaffected). Power Level may not be reduced below zero.


Table: Extraordinary Power Level
Power Level General Effect Mass
1 2 55 kg
2 4 120 kg
3 8 260 kg
4 16 550 kg
5 32 1,700 kg
6 64 5,500 kg
7 125 17 t
8 250 55 t
9 500 170 t
10 1,000 550 t