Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura - Gameplay - Character Creation

Character Creation

Arcanum begins with the player creating his or her character, choosing from a large variety of races, attributes, technological skills, magical aptitudes, and background traits, or the player may choose a predefined character. Over the course of the game, the character may improve his or her skills by gaining experience through completing quests or defeating opponents in combat. Every time the player gains a level, he can spend one character point to improve any attribute, weapon skill, technological discipline, school of magic, thievery skill, or social skill. Every fifth level, one additional character point is awarded for a total of 64 character points. The player can only control one character directly but may recruit additional followers during the game depending on his or her aptitudes and alignment.

Player characters have the choice of specializing in a technological path which emphasizes constructing weapons, ammunition, and items from various components; a magical path which emphasizes spellcasting; or a neutral path, learning both magic and technology skills, which allows the most flexibility. The game uses a meter to show how biased towards magic or technology the player is; any character points spent on a technological discipline or skill move the aptitude meter towards the technology side and any points spent on spells move it towards the magical side. Character points spent on attributes or any other skills do not alter the aptitude meter.

Read more about this topic:  Arcanum: Of Steamworks And Magick Obscura, Gameplay

Other articles related to "creation, character, characters, character creation":

XFAT - Technical Design - Directory Table - Directory Entry
... Before Microsoft added support for long filenames and creation/access time stamps, bytes 0x0C–0x15 of the directory entry were used by other operating systems to store additional. 0x05 Initial character is actually 0xE5 ... Once they are removed from the deletion tracking queue, the first character of an erased file is replaced by 0xE5 0x2E 'Dot' entry either "." or ".." (since DOS 2.0) 0xE5 Entry has been ...
Vindictus - Gameplay
... In Vindictus, "classes" and "characters" are one and the same ... will have a choice to play as one of six characters, each of which has different combat skills and abilities ... are free to alter certain aspects of their character's appearance, but basic abilities and combat styles are set at character creation ...
Project Justice - Gameplay
... The game continues to be a team fighter, but has teams of three characters instead of two ... Party-Up is a three-person attack that varies based on what school the character initiating the attack is from ... This initiates a short fighting sequence between one character from each team ...
Secret Of The Solstice - Character Creation
... On each server of the game, players can have up to five characters ... These characters can be either male or female ...
League Of Super Evil - Production/History - Character Creation
... When the series was announced on November 12, 2008, the characters of the show underwent changes ...

Famous quotes containing the words creation and/or character:

    There have been heroes for whom this world seemed expressly prepared, as if creation had at last succeeded; whose daily life was the stuff of which our dreams are made, and whose presence enhanced the beauty and ampleness of Nature herself.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one’s self-sovereignty; the right to an equal place, everywhere conceded—a place earned by personal merit, not an artificial attainment by inheritance, wealth, family and position.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)