Optional Traits

Traits are special circumstances you choose for your character upon creation, and they typically consist of a benefit and a drawback. Up to two traits can be chosen for any character, or none at all. Despite the mixed nature of optional traits, some are clearly better than others. Those marked with an (*) are ones that I recommend. Of course, if you are playing a themed character with realistic traits, such as an addict with a way with words (chem reliant and good natured) or a hulking brute (heavy handed, bruiser), it's best to take the traits and play through the ups and downs.