Aysle Preview #3 – Perks

Aysle Preview #3 – Perks

Today we’re going to take a quick, short look at some of the Perks detailed in the Aysle Sourcebook. Please remember that the Perks previewed below are still in development, so may change in the final product.

We’re going to skip Magic Perks in this preview since we already discussed those last week.

Dwarf

In addition to the Runemaker Perk, which allows dwarves to imbue items with arcane power by inscribing runes into them, Dwarves who have taken the Forsaken Perk from the Torg Eternity Corebook can also take Godsbane, and finally Godscourge:

Darkness

New Darkness Perks include Born to Darkness, which allows a character to take up to six Darkness Perks instead of three before falling to Darkness, but beware! It is possible for a character to be tempted to take the quick and easy path and be “gifted” with a Darkness Perk without choosing to! Other Darkness Perks include Necromancer, which provides access to the Necromancy spell list, Shadow Assassin, which upgrades the Shadow Step Perk, and Blood Magic:

Elf

In addition to allowing elf spellcasters to get even more spells via the Elven Magic Perk, an upgrade to the White Wolf Perk, and elves can embark down a new Perk Tree that eventually leads to becoming a drake rider!

But first, the elf must bond with a baby drake, which follows the usual animal companion rules:

Light

Additional Light Perks include Aura of Light, which literally allows the hero to glow, and reduce Darkness vision penalties, and Multi-Target penalties when intimidating, and Beacon of Light, which grants the character’s benefits from her Light Perks to nearby allies.

Outsider

Those who do not embrace Light or Darkness can take Outsider Perks. Many Vikings follow this path, including the skalds:

Prowess and Social

We cap this preview off with the Prowess Perks, which highlight the martial abilities of knights and archers, and the Heirloom Social Perk, which grants the Storm Knight a magic item!

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this preview, head on over to our forums!

1 thought on “Aysle Preview #3 – Perks”

  1. Doc Gordon says:

    I do think it’s pretty awesome that y’all keep adding Perks; it makes the differences in Player-characters from the same realities FEEL different. So often in RPGs it feels like characters are going down the very same paths, and it doesn’t go that way with Torg. Thank you.

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