The character sheets have space for recording a variety of information, on the backside is a section that relates to character Motivation. While not a factor that will affect the mechanics of gameplay, taking the time to determine the things that drive the character to act will not only provide plenty of roleplay fodder to enhance the experience, it also gives them a consistent behavioral narrative to help players to stay in character. Many of these traits can pair well with elements such as Wealth Class, Social Status, and the Advantages & Disadvantages to bring about a truly unique character.

Motivations are extremely subjective and can change as characters learn about the world and evolve. This section includes three common factors that help to define a character’s drive to act or react in a certain way.

Primary Motivator

This is the character’s ultimate goal. What caused them to choose a life of adventure?


  • Achievement
  • Acquisition
  • Beneficence
  • Chaos
  • Creation
  • Destruction
  • Discovery
  • Enslavement
  • Jocularity
  • Knowledge


  • Harmony
  • Hedonism
  • Liberation
  • Nobility
  • Order
  • Power
  • Recognition
  • Secret
  • Service
  • Torment


Political Stance

Governments are everywhere. What style does the character prefer or despise? What is their attitude towards law?


  • Anarchy
  • Aristocracy
  • Dictatorship
  • Republic
  • Monarchy
  • None
  • Theocracy


  • Autocratic
  • Apathetic
  • Insurgent
  • Lawful
  • Scofflaw


Religious View

Belief can be powerful. What is the character’s religion? To what degree do they adhere to it? How tolerant are they of others? How do they express their beliefs?


  • Atheist
  • Agnostic
  • Deity
  • Philosophy


  • Casual
  • Devout
  • Faithful
  • Indifferent
  • Zealous


  • Inclusive
  • Intolerant
  • Tolerance