The Broken

The Broken has gazed into the Abyss and escaped with their mind in tatters. They could be a homeless
person who subconsciously performs rituals to forgotten gods, the mental patient who became a test
subject for experimental medications, or the sinner who was physically dragged down into hell, yet
somehow managed to escape back to the land of the living. The Broken views things and sees through
the Illusion in ways others do not. In exchange for their irreparable trauma, they’ve been granted unique
insights about the Truth. The question is, how far can they trust their own senses?


Choose your Broken’s occupation from the list below, or invent
one of your choosing.
Homeless, Escaped mental patient, Street peddler, Street performer,
Fence, Thief, Police, Drug dealer, Addict, Street artist,
Freelance journalist, Tattoo artist, Abuse survivor, Normal
person in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Choose 1 or more Dark Secrets. Suggestions:
◊◊Forbidden Knowledge
◊◊Mental Illness
◊◊Occult Experience
◊◊Returned from the Other Side
◊◊Victim of Medical Experiments


You automatically receive the Disadvantage:
Choose 1 additional Disadvantage. Suggestions:
◊◊Drug Addict
◊◊Involuntary Medium
◊◊Obsessive Compulsion


Choose 3 Advantages from the list below.
◊◊Street Contacts (Charisma)
◊◊Intuitive (Intuition)
◊◊Daredevil (Perception)
◊◊Contagious Insanity (Soul)
◊◊Enhanced Awareness (Soul)
◊◊Magical Intuition (Soul)
◊◊Sixth Sense (Soul)
◊◊Wayfinder (Soul)


Assign the modifiers +2, +1, and +0 to the three passive attributes:
Fortitude, Reflexes, and Willpower.
Assign the modifiers +3, +2, +1, +1, +0, −1, and −2 to the seven
active attributes: Charisma, Coolness, Intuition, Perception,
Reason, Soul, and Violence.


Select or come up with your own distinguishing features for your
Clothes: Hobo, streetwear , ripped suit, strange, ragged and
worn, alternative, casual, kinky, formal, amulets and fetishes, or
dirty clothes.
Face: Haggard, tattooed, bony, wild beard and long hair, grimacing,
cheerful, sorrowful, dirty, scarred, or apprehensive face.
Eyes: Obscured, staring, desolate, deranged, frightened, anxious,
furious, unfocused, fearless, darting, intense, or carefree
Body: Jerky, crouching, feral, skinny, large, tattooed, scarred,
hairy, misshapen, obese, tall and gangly, dirty, or unsteady body.


Choose a name for your character, suitable to the locale in
which the campaign is set.


Everyone introduces their character by name, looks, and
personality. Take your turn. Write down the other player
characters’ names. Go around the table again to establish
your Relations.
If you know any of the other player characters from before, choose one of these options to establish the relationship between the two of you.

◊◊One of the characters is trying to get you back on your feet again. Take +1 Relation with each other.
◊◊One of the characters was with you when you were broken. Take +1 Relation with them.
◊◊One of the characters is your closest friend. Take +2 Relation with them.
◊◊One of the characters was the reason you were broken. Take +1 Relation with them.
◊◊You are angry with one of the characters. Take +1 Relation with them.

Decide the nature of three additional Relations: One neutral (0), one meaningful (+1), and one vital (+2).