Character Abilities and Traits

A character’s mind profile refers to the types of actions that she finds easy to perform. The mind profile does not necessarily determine a character’s personality, beliefs, or politics – only the ease of actions. It’s also important to note that just because a character has one mind profile, it doesn’t mean that they are … Read moreCharacter Abilities and Traits

Conceptualizing Characters

Stories made with the CQ StoryHammer role-playing game system are crafted in a way that allows for customized protagonists. A protagonist is created by coming up with a concept and then determining traits and experiences to flesh out that concept. You will choose a concept and mind profile followed by building a resume of experiences … Read moreConceptualizing Characters


A character’s condition refers to their physical form, mental state, emotional state, and/or physical state. Some conditions stay with the character for a certain amount of time while others will stay until some other condition removes it. Most conditions hinder the character but there are some that serve as boons. A character can only have … Read moreConditions

Calculating Trauma

Actions that intend to inflict trauma or change the condition for another character are considered attacks. Physical strikes, offensive spells, or using relics against an opponent all follow the same flow as any other action though they are typically followed with a Resistance Draw. The attack flow tends to follow this process: Attack Draw Determine … Read moreCalculating Trauma


How Vim Works A Tour of the Vim Tracking Sheet   Biological Timers Recovering Vim

Running Out of Vim

As Vim becomes more scarce, due to hunger, disease, or wounds, your body will need to readjust in order to survive. Eventually, these needs might require so much vim that there is not enough left for the bioform’s Life Support functions, leading to death. Overkill There are ways in which you could be killed instantly. … Read moreRunning Out of Vim