In Odyssey, characters are made up of traits — simple adjectives and nouns that describe facets of the fictional people you tell stories about during play.
Minor characters may be portrayed simply, like the cunning pilot or the honest sword-fighter. Other characters contain multitudes, so that a single person might be a reckless archaeologist and a bookish professor and a skeptical occultist.
As you play through a journey, voyage, or other adventure, characters lose and gain traits. So, that sword-fighter might stop being honest — or give up the sword — as the story unfolds.
Characters seldom stay the same for long in their travels. The person who sets out is often different than the person that arrives...
Writer and designer Will Hindmarch designed Odyssey to help teach narrative and character dynamics to students at the Shared Worlds creative-writing camp, where he is the Assistant Director.
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