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Step 4: Physical and Mental Attributes
Here's where you decide how strong, fast, smart, creative, etc, your character is. Read the definitions carefully, and remember...you must play your character according to the numbers you choose!
When you chose your character's race, you had a number listed for "Starting Attribute Points." Distribute that amount over the following six characteristics. (You don't have to use all of the points, but I would recommend it. You CANNOT run over your set amount of points...the point limit was added to give balance to characters.) Also remember that the each race has a set limit on the maximum for each attribute.
A completely average human will have 20 in any given attribute.
Physical/Mental Attribute Definitions
Points all distributed? Keep in mind that this is just the initial profile for your character. Just as you will earn skill points with stories (more on that later,) the GM may occasionally award your character an additional attribute point if they are training. Attributes are also effected by advantages/disadvantages. (More on that later as well.)