SW PC Morality
Morality is a trait used by Force-wielders to determine where their experiences cause them to fall on the spectrum between the Dark and the Light Sides. Morality as a game trait is made up of three aspects: a number representing placement on that spectrum, at least one Emotional Strength, and at least one Emotional Weakness.
The Morality Scale
- The scale of Morality is a number between 1 and 100.
- Player characters begin with a Morality of 50.
- The Dark Side Threshold: Morality 29. When a character's Morality drops to 29 or lower, he has become a Dark Side Force-wielder.
- Force Points: A Dark Side wielder generates Force Points using Dark Side results. The character may still spend a Destiny Point and take one Strain per Light Side result to generate Force Points from Light Side results on Force Dice.
- Destiny Pool: At the beginning of a game session, for each character in a group that is aligned with the Dark Side, flip one Light Side result to the Dark Side.
- Thresholds: At Morality 19, a Dark Side Force-wielder's Strain Threshold is decreased by 1, and his Wound Threshold increased by 1. At Morality 9, they are decreased and increased by another 1 point each.
- Redemption: A character remains a Dark Side user even if his Morality rises above 30 again. In order to achieve redemption, the character must achieve the Light Side Paragon Threshold, and go through mystical/spiritual trials to achieve redemption.
- The Light Side Paragon Threshold: Morality 71. When a character's Morality rises to 71 or higher, he becomes a Light Side Paragon if he is already aligned with the Light Side, or achieves the possibility of Redemption if he is Dark Side aligned.
- Destiny Pool: At the beginning of a game session, for each character in a group that is a Light Side Paragon, add one Light Side Destiny Point to the pool.
- Thresholds: At Morality 81, increase a Force-wielder's Strain Threshold by 1. At Morality 91, it is increased by another point.
Emotional Strengths & Weaknesses
- Conflict is generated in one of two main ways during play.
- Dark Side Results to Generate Force Points: If a Light Side aspected Force-wielder spend a Destiny Point to turn Dark Side results on a Force Die roll into Force Points, they also gain 1 Conflict per Dark Side Result so utilized. (The reverse is true of Dark Side characters who use Light Side Results.)
- Conflict-Generating Actions: Certain actions ripple through the Force, introducing dissonance. Though all such actions do so, the actions of Force-wielders generate greater disharmony. Some examples include:
- Knowing Inaction: 1pt
- Lying for Personal Gain: 1pt
- Resorting to Violence as First Solution: 1pt
- Coercion and Threatening with Violence: 2pt
- Inflicting Emotional Abuse: 2pt
- Theft: 2-3pt
- Unnecessary Destruction: 3-4pt
- Unprovoked Violence or Assault: 4-5pt
- Unnecessary Cruelty to Non-Sapient Creatures: 6-7pt
- Torture: 10pt
- Murder: 10+pt
Increasing & Decreasing Morality
- At the end of a game session, a player character whose character has accrued any Conflict rolls a single d10.
- If the result of the roll is greater than total Conflict, the player increases their Morality by the difference. (Conflict of 7 and a roll of 9 increased Morality by 2.)
- If the result of the roll is less than total Conflict, the player decreases their Morality by the difference. (Conflict of 7 and a roll of 5 decreases Morality by 2.)
- If the result of the roll is exactly equal to total Conflict, the character neither increases or decreases Morality.
- At the beginning of a game session, the GM rolls 1d100.
- Whosever Morality is closest to the number rolled is considered to have a Triggered Morality.
- The player's character with the Triggered Morality is "haunted" by their Emotional Strengths and Weaknesses during that game session, and should make a point of roleplaying that.
- At the end of the game session, the Triggered character's increase or decrease in Morality is doubled.