Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Advantages and Secrets in Le Ballet de l'Acier
Advantages and Secrets represent many of the themes common to swashbuckling characters in books and movies. They may offer a connection between the character and the setting, through an institution or a non-player character, suggest possible goals or motivations or provide an approach to roleplaying the character, or provide a resource for the character to utilize during the game in pursuing their goals or to aid friends and allies. Advantages and Secrets may describe something from a character’s past, but perhaps more importantly they may point toward a direction for the character’s future.
A player choosing Advantages and Secrets may consider ways to integrate the two; for example, a character may be Blackmailed to spy on his Contact. Novel ways of connecting Advantages and Secrets are encouraged. Players may also, with the Gamemaster’s approval, create a character concept which requires more than one Advantage and Secret at start.