Body Type

Body type puts races in general categories, and has some gameplay implications. Body type is a general size. Below are the body types, and their effects.

Toughness is your general well being it indicates how resilient you are to taking significant damage in the form of Wounds.

Resilience is how resilient you are to gaining wounds, that is how much toughness you regain when you take a significant hit.

Base Defense, this is a basic defense you add to all defense types. It reflects your character’s size, and difficulty (or ease) to hit them.

Armor Class is how heavy the armor you can wear is. This should also be used to estimate how much stuff you can carry.

Common Body Types

Most playable races are one of the following three body types.

SmallRoughly 60-120 cm tall
Toughness: \(14+\frac{VIG}{2}\)Tenacity: \(2+\frac{RES}{3}\)
Dexterous Defenses: \(9+DEX+3 \cdot Level\)Cognitive Defenses: \(9+COG+3 \cdot Level\)Resolve Defenses: \(9+RES+3 \cdot Level\)
MediumRoughly 120-210 cm tall
Toughness: \(20+\frac{VIG}{2}\)Tenacity: \(4+\frac{RES}{3}\)
Dexterous Defenses: \(6+DEX+3 \cdot Level\)Cognitive Defenses: \(6+COG+3 \cdot Level\)Resolve Defenses: \(6+RES+3 \cdot Level\)
LargeRoughly 210-330 cm tall
Toughness: \(25+\frac{VIG}{2}\)Tenacity: \(8+\frac{RES}{3}\)
Dexterous Defenses: \(3+DEX+3 \cdot Level\)Cognitive Defenses: \(3+COG+3 \cdot Level\)Resolve Defenses: \(3+RES+3 \cdot Level\)

Uncommon Body Types

But some creatures are smaller--or larger--than average, below are the body types for those creatures.

MinuteRoughly 5-30 cm tall
Toughness: \(6+\frac{VIG}{2}\)Tenacity: \(1+\frac{RES}{3}\)
Dexterous Defenses: \(15+DEX+3 \cdot Level\)Cognitive Defenses: \(15+COG+3 \cdot Level\)Resolve Defenses: \(15+RES+3 \cdot Level\)
TinyRoughly 30-60 cm tall
Toughness: \(9+\frac{VIG}{2}\)Tenacity: \(1+\frac{RES}{3}\)
Dexterous Defenses: \(12+DEX+3 \cdot Level\)Cognitive Defenses: \(12+COG+3 \cdot Level\)Resolve Defenses: \(12+RES+3 \cdot Level\)
HugeRoughly 330-480 cm tall
Toughness: \(30+\frac{VIG}{2}\)Tenacity: \(12+\frac{RES}{3}\)
Dexterous Defenses: \(DEX+3 \cdot Level\)Cognitive Defenses: \(COG+3 \cdot Level\)Resolve Defenses: \(RES+3 \cdot Level\)

Summary