Please refer to How to Play for overall information about defect use in the game. At the bottom of this page, find groupings of defects into sets.


The character suffers addictions that may affect his behavior... Go »

Attack Restriction

Characters with this defect have limitations on what subjects they can physically attack because of moral reservations, emotional attachments, strict orders from a superior, or actual mental programming (because of mind control or magical spells)... Go »


A bane makes the character exceptionally vulnerable to an otherwise harmless substance, such as holy water or sunlight or silver, which causes physical damage and possibly secondary physical effects like welts or boils... Go »

Compulsive Curiosity

This defect reflects a character's compulsion to satisfy his curiosity whenever it is piqued... Go »

Compulsive Liar

Most people lie sometimes, but this defect is for the people who can't seem to stop... Go »

Compulsive Shutterbug

Intended for photographers, this defect means that the character is compelled to take a photograph of a certain subject whenever an opportunity presents itself... Go »

Conditional Ownership

This defect represents that some item of the character's actually belongs to someone else... Go »


A cursed character has likely offended a being of great power in his or her past, or is the direct descendant of someone who did so, since curses often pass through bloodlines... Go »


This defect is for characters who are convinced about something that isn't true... Go »


The character experiences routine discrimination or harassment on account of his or her gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, homeland, socio-economic class, or other factor... Go »


The character is afflicted with a disease that makes life more difficult... Go »

Easily Distracted

When the character encounters an object of obsession, the character becomes incapable of any action (including self-defense) until the object is no longer present... Go »


The character is not as rugged as his or her stats indicate and can be defeated more easily... Go »

Glory Hound

This defect applies to characters who go to great lengths to capture attention and fame, whether it's positive or negative... Go »


Any character can enjoy eating, but your character takes it to disgusting and/or unhealthy ends... Go »


Your character carries around an irrational, somewhat obsessive hatred of a particular group of people or other subject that harms his/her relationships with others... Go »

Inept Combat

This defect reflects a character's poor judgment in combat situations, which can often place him or her in precarious positions... Go »

Involuntary Physical Change

A character with this defect will undergo a physical change when a specific game condition is met... Go »


Characters with this defect are prone to taking things that don't belong to them... Go »

Less Capable

Currently, the three game stats indicate the same level of ability in all aspects of each stat: the Body stat represents all physical aspects, the Mind stat represents all mental aspects, and the Soul stat represents all spiritual and willpower aspects... Go »


The character possesses much less magical power than she or he would normally have... Go »


A character with this defect has little or no ability to use machines... Go »

Magical Restrictions

For characters who possess some kind of magic or psionics, this represents that it is either difficult to perform or occasionally ceases to function, or both... Go »


A character is considered marked if his or her body bears a permanent and distinguishing design that may be difficult to conceal... Go »

Missing Limb

A character missing any of his arms, hands, legs, or feet is at a significant disadvantage in all situations, including combat... Go »


The character cannot talk... Go »


The character has someone in his or her life who actively interferes with goal achievement on a regular basis... Go »

No Family

This defect is for characters who are estranged from their families... Go »

No Possessions

The character with this defect is generally incapable of owning or carrying any possessions... Go »

No Sense of Danger

The character may be na├»ve or inattentive or just stupid, but he is unable to tell when he is in danger... Go »

No Sense of Humor

Your character is humorless, cut off from this essential aspect of the human experience... Go »

One-Way Transformation

For characters able to transform (voluntarily or involuntarily) into other physical forms, this defect represents that the character is unable to transform back easily, not until certain preconditions are met... Go »


This defect implies ownership by a group, such as a corporation, a criminal organization, a church, a military faction, a controlling family, a pack of witches, or otherwise... Go »


The character suffers a crippling fear of a particular object, event, or person... Go »


This defect is for characters who go out of their way to protect something that they consider sacred, whether it is religious beliefs, the environment, small children, or another untouchable subject... Go »


Sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder have undergone a severely disturbing experience that leaves them anxious and sometimes unable to cope with regular life afterward, particularly when they encounter sensory triggers that remind them of the trauma... Go »

Recurring Nightmares

When this defect haunts a character, he or she has trouble sleeping at night and functions at less than optimum performance during the day... Go »

Red Tape

The character has to negotiate his or her way through a complicated bureaucracy in order to accomplish tasks... Go »

Sensory Impairment

One or more of the character's senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell) is either diminished or completely gone... Go »

Significant Other

Everyone has people in their lives about whom they care, but this defect indicates that the character will go to any length to keep a specific loved one safe from harm, even at the cost of his or her own life... Go »

Simply Irresistible

The character attracts susceptible members of one gender (or both if desired) like bees to nectar... Go »

Skeleton in the Closet

The character has a dark secret... Go »

Special Requirement

This defect forces the character to meet a special requirement before an action or task can be completed, or in extreme cases, before the character can function at all... Go »

Stranger in a Strange Land

This defect applies when the character is semi-permanently stuck in a strange land that is unfamiliar... Go »


An unattractive character may find it difficult to blend into a crowd because their appearance is distinctive... Go »

Under Surveillance

This defect applies when the character is being watched or observed constantly... Go »


The character has very little life experience or special training, and so begins with few or no skill points... Go »


In 1899, travel is much less commonplace than today... Go »


The character loses twice as many HP as normal from a particular attack form... Go »


The character is a wanted man or woman, either by law enforcement, or by a private organization such as a crime family or gang, and does not want to get caught... Go »

Weak Point

The character possesses an Achilles's Heel... Go »

Weak Stomach

The character is easily disgusted and responds poorly to foul odors and gruesome imagery... Go »

Wild Beast

For characters able to transform (voluntarily or involuntarily) into other physical forms, the effect of Wild Beast is that the character loses control of himself while in that form, like it's a split personality... Go »

Combat: Attack Restriction, Frail, Inept Combat, Vulnerability, and Weak Point

Miscellaneous: Bane, Involuntary Physical Change, Low-Powered, Magical Restrictions, One-Way Transformation, and Wild Beast

Mundane: Addiction, Attack Restriction, Compulsive Curiosity, Compulsive Liar, Compulsive Shutterbug, Conditional Ownership, Curse, Delusion, Discrimination, Disease, Easily Distracted, Frail, Glory Hound, Gluttony, Hatred, Inept Combat, Kleptomania, Less Capable, Luddite, Marked, Missing Limb, Mute, Nemesis, No Family, No Possessions, No Sense of Danger, No Sense of Humor, Owned, Phobia, Protector, PTSD, Recurring Nightmares, Red Tape, Sensory Impairment, Significant Other, Simply Irresistible, Skeleton in the Closet, Special Requirement, Stranger in a Strange Land, Unattractive, Under Surveillance, Unskilled, Untraveled, Wanted, Weak Point, and Weak Stomach

Social: Compulsive Liar, Discrimination, Glory Hound, Hatred, Mute, No Sense of Humor, Simply Irresistible, Unattractive, and Weak Stomach