This isn’t right. This is not the world you remember. You had a life, family, friends, but now it’s gone. Is this a bad dream? Are you dead? How can you get back to everything you remember? As a player you believe that you are not of this world. You woke up one day in this realm, with the full memories of another life. You can’t tell if these memories are real or not. They certainly feel real, but maybe it has always been this way? The people around you seem real, you can touch them at least. So, does that make them real? The world seems almost too perfect and you see “seams” everywhere. One way or another, you must figure this out.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Investigation

Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, one type of musical instrument. Both from your “previous life.”

Languages: One language of your choice

Equipment: A set of common clothes, one type of gaming set, a small trinket from your “previous life”, and 10 gp.

Feature: Impossible Knowledge

You know things about the world that you have not researched and sometimes would be impossible for anyone to know. The names of long dead kings, the general location of an ancient artifact, how some advanced dwarven machine works, what secret the dragon hides, the time of the next eclipse, or the exact words needed to sway a guard’s opinion are all examples of knowledge you my suddenly and inexplicably remember. These bits of knowledge come to you as memories from your “previous life” and are not completely reliable. It rarely pertains to present or future events and is mostly lore from the past or a prophesy of the distant future, though small bits of information about the immediate world can sometimes make themselves known. Additionally, these “memories” are extremely rare, happening no more than once a week and sometimes not for several years. Ask your GM whenever you feel like this feature might come into effect.

Suggested Characteristics

Players have trouble overcoming their memory disparity. They may have family and friends, or people who say they are, that they completely abandon. The world seems less real to them, making it difficult to form lasting relationships. Some only wish to find out exactly what has happened to them, while others relish this new life they have acquired. Either way, they are more likely to live a reckless lifestyle as little in this false world feels real to them.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I am constantly rushing through conversations, trying to pull all the important details so I can keep questing.
2 I rush in, no matter the situation, context, or consequences.
3 This is not the body I remember, and it presents some interesting new challenges for me.
4 My lust for loot is insatiable. I’m worse than most dragons.
5 I am careless with my equipment, using potions flippantly and mistreating magical artifacts.
6 I am hyper competitive, pushing myself to terrible limits to come out on top.
7 I make sound effects for my movements and label my attacks with cool sounding names.
8 I can’t help but poke my nose where it doesn’t belong.
d6 Ideal
1 Lethargy. I am so utterly bored. (Neutral)
2 Respect. I am afraid of getting banned and treat any authority with the utmost respect. (Law)
3 Meh. Nothing is real, nothing matters, nobody matters. Do whatever you want. (Chaos)
4 Blue Dialog. I want to do the most good possible to increase my hero score. (Good)
5 Two-Face. I have lived long enough to become the enemy. (Evil)
6 Unique. I have not yet found another like myself. Maybe if I can find one, we can understand more about what happened. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I was a parent in my previous life. I miss my children so badly.
2 I latched onto the first person I met. They died shortly after and I must find a way to fix that.
3 I love being here. I can finally be the person I always wanted to be.
4 I am searching for the perfect waifu/husbando, a quest I take more seriously than any other.
5 I have a family here, but I don’t remember any of them. I have a great fear of returning to them.
6 My religion does not exist here. Have I been abandoned by my god or sent here as a test?
d6 Flaw
1 Every time I think of my previous life, I become enraged at the visions I see.
2 I believe I am always being watched and am suspicious of everyone.
3 If no one else is real then only my life is sacred.
4 I suffer from phantom pains that strike at random.
5 I think I am the coolest being in existence and will fight anyone who says otherwise.
6 My memories of this life and my previous life are fading fast. I can barely remember the last year.
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