I’m cutting a Thing You Hold Dear, but they are all so cool in play…there can be only six, My First Love is now permanent and not added later, so something has to go. But what?
My Country
This includes the Resistance, the Home Army, and anything related to the larger struggle for a free Poland. Losing this might cause a character to shirk their duty, or perhaps not contribute to missions entirely.

My Family
This includes only your immediate family – mother, father, grandparents, brothers and sisters. Losing your family means black despair and grief.

My Friends
This includes your crew and, possibly, a dear friend who is not in the Grey Ranks for some reason. It certainly includes people your character has formed Friendship relationships with – those must be removed, along with the dice they gave.

My Self
This obviously includes your character’s physical and emotional health and well-being. Losing this means some terrible violence – physical, emotional, or spiritual – has been done, with lasting effects.

My Faith
This includes every aspect of your religious life – your parish priest, your local church, Warsaw cathedral, the local soup kitchen, as well as your personal relationship with the Lord. Losing this means a personal spiritual crisis at a minimum.

My Community
This includes your extended family – cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as neighbors, teachers, doctors, and all the people and places that make your neighborhood home. Your character will grieve when this is lost, of course, but it also means the mechanical loss of a bonus die for missions in your neighborhood.

My First Love
Starting characters do not have a love relationship. blah blah blah. It’s staying.

I’m thinking either My Country or My Self, since My Self is a little confusing and My Country is so huge… what do you think?

What to cut?
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2 thoughts on “What to cut?

  • January 17, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    Could you fold Community and Country together as a sort of ‘My Patriotism’ or somesuch?

  • January 18, 2006 at 10:27 am

    Oooh, I like that…

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