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Flaws[edit]

These are character flaws that use rules in Unearthed Arcana. It is recommended that one reads these rules and familiarizes themselves with them before using any flaws in a campaign.

If you have an idea for a flaw that does not follow these guidelines, consider adding it to 100 Character Compulsions.

Flaws
Flaw Prerequisites Summary
Amputee You are missing a limb.
Arachnophilia You really like spiders.
Archaeophilia You have an obsession with ancient artifacts and relics, both magical and mundane

Asthmatic Afflicted with a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing.
Attention Deficit You find it difficult or downright impossible to focus on anything for more than a minute if that
Aurophilia Find a penny, pick it up. Find gold, give it to me now!
Bad Seed It's hard to be good when you're tainted by evil.
Beastial Instinct You prefer to meet your foes so close that you can smell their blood.
Berry Picker (3.5e Trait) You only eat what you prepare for yourself.
Blind, Partially You're as blind as a bat.
Blind You are blind.
Blood Rage You must have blood every 24 hours
Butter Fingered On a normal day you will drop things and stumble more then most people do in year.
Callous Unaware of social cues and minor personal boundaries.
Chivalrous Whether due to a vow or natural inclination, you do not fight women.
Clinically Depressed Robot You are a construct that has an intense depression beyond that of any human, because you have an intelligence beyond that of any human.
Clumsiness
Cold-Blooded You where raised in the arctic an cannot tolerate heat.
Comfort Object You have developed a dependency for an object, environment, or person and you have difficulty sleeping without it.
Command Word You have a secret command word...
Compulsive Gambler Life is a game of chance, and you're intent on beating the odds.
Compulsive Killer When somebody pisses you off, they are going to die before the night is done.
Compulsive Maniacal Laughter Your character is so ridiculously evil that they can't help but gloat.
Corruptible The character is easily led astray, even to the potentially fatal detriment of other party members.
Coward Must not be immune to fear. You are susceptible to fear.
Cubic Vision Your character's world is made of cubes, round things disturb him/her
Cultriphelia
CurseOfTheVoid Making friends is dangerous to you.
Curse of the Wild The lycanthropic affliction that runs through your veins is so potent that you can barely control your changes even at the best of times, but in turn, it proves easier to assume your much more savage form on whim.
Dark Past Your character did something that has made a large group of people want to chase your character to the ends of the world just to put your character's head on a spike.
Dark Premonition You see disturbing prophecies in your sleep, often resulting in emotional weakness.
Deadly Strength No matter what your character's intentions are, your attacks always cause lethal damage... even with your fists.
Deaf Your hearing is much worse than normal.
Deafening Sonic attacks are not your forte. All Archanians have this Flaw.
Deep Scar You have suffered a deep magical wound somewhere on your body that prohibits you from partaking in greatly strenuous activities.
Dense Although ordinary in size, you are much heavier than most of your kind.
Depressed Your character for some reason is extremly depressed.
Detached You are socially and/or emotionally aloof most of the time, probably because of some personal matter from your past that nags at your thoughts.
Directionless You have no sense of direction, you cannot get anywhere without the help of a map and compass, or someone else. Directions are useless to you. Even setting out more than 5 feet you become obliviously lost.
Disorganized You are disorganized and clutter seems to follow you where ever you go.
Ditzy You live in a world of your own.
Dwarfism You are very short.
Dyslexia Although you learned to read and write, reading can be difficult, and writing is commonly misspelled.
Epilepsy
Esophilic Esophagitis The inability to hold down your food, and a resulting frail character.
Exhibitionist A character with this flaw suffers the compulsive need to remove all of his/her clothing whenever encountering new people. The more people around, the stronger the compulsion, however the presence of children lessens this effect.
Family Curse Someone in the your family did something to inflict a death curse upon their entire family, example-The PC's grandfather was a powerful paladin who was cursed by an evil wizard as he struck him down.
Favorite Target For one reason or another, you find yourself the chosen target of the enemies your party fights.
Fear of Another Player Someone you are playing with terrifies you deeply, either with implied threats of violence or because they're just a bit intimidating
Fear of Magic You find magic incredibly frightening.
Fear of Starvation
Fearless Your courage and overconfidence are extreme to the point of foolhardiness.
Finicky Is this sword straight? This sword doesn't look straight. I don't think this sword is straight. Maybe if I try to ben- no, nope that made it worse. Did that make it worse? I think it made it better. But now the handle looks crooked. Does this handle look crooked to you?
Food Allergy
Forlorn of Men You are uncomfortable in the presence of humanoids.
Gossip Secrets Your character seems to be physically incapable of keeping a secret for very long, at least without showing extreme discomfort.
Gullible You believe things, no matter how far fetched they seem.
Haemophilia Constitution score Your blood does not form clots normally.
Haunted Boo!
Hauntings of the Past You have disturbing Dreams, often reliving past events, often resulting in emotional weakness.
Hemeralopia You cannot see in daylight.
High Metabolism You burn calories at a greater rate than average, though you gain no additional weight from such consumption.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia You have an irrational fear of "big words" (usually words with seven or more syllables, or words that have a lengthy spelling (Constantinople, for instance)).
Hollow Bones You can feel things in your bones, and not in a good way.
Honest You cannot lie, and are disturbed when others do so.
Honorable Fighter You do not like fighting opponents who are armed with lesser weapons.
Hot-Blooded You were raised in the desert and cannot tolerate cold.
Hunted You have enemies who will stop at nothing to find you.
Hypochondriasis Fear of having a serious illness. Characters with this flaw are constantly worried of becoming sick and every bodily function is heavily scrutinized.
Illiteracy Not a class or race that is already illiterate.
Impatient You take a -4 penalty to all Move Silently and Hide checks and can not defer or delay actions.
Incompetent This person can't be trusted to do any thing, save sabotaging the enemy. This character can never get it right. If they ordered soup, he gives them salad.
Insomnia (2.5e Flaw)
Jumpy You nervously and excessively flinch whenever you are touched.
Large Ham Your personality is larger than life and everything you do is over the top and dramatic.
Long-Term Addiction
Loud You are loud in some fashion: Perhaps you can't help but speak your thoughts aloud, or maybe you are heavy-footed.
Love of Nature You do not wish harm upon any natural creature
Lovestruck You love someone with your whole heart and it shows when they're not around.
Low Pain Threshold
Luposlipaphobia
Magic Addiction
Magic Corrupting Touch You corrupt magical items that you touch.
Magical Hydrophobia
Magical Mania
Magical Schizophrenia Arcane energy has changed you, you fear its powers and your train of thought is also affected.
Magnetic You become magnetic. Everything metal that comes within 5 sq ft of you attracts to you.
Malformed Vocal Cords In gaining the breath weapon, somehow your vocal cords were altered so that you speak in Draconic only and are hard to understand.
Merciful Good alignment Many times you don't have it in your heart to kill.
Moe Weakness You have a strong interest in particular types of characters.
Motion sickness You have a hard time getting around, on anything else but your feet
Music Lover You absolutely love to listen to music
Narcissistic Your devotion to your own beauty tends to be distracting.
Narcolepsy
Near Sighted Character finds it hard to see things at greater distances.
Necrophilia You become aroused by the dead.
Night Blindness
Nocturnal Enuresis
Nyctalopia You cannot see in the dark.
Obese
Obsessive Compulsive
Overconfident
Phobia You are afraid of something.
Picky eater Your character just can't eat certain foods
Pokemon Syndrome You suffer from a syndrome that affects your mind. When speaking, the only word you can say is your name.
Poor Saves Bad things happen to you: it's rather unfortunate.
Possessed You are possessed by an extra-planar entity
Pride No matter the odds, you refuse to retreat from battle due to your overwhelming pride and honor.
Pseudologia Fantastica
Pyromania You like setting things on fire and watching them burn.
Quadrimurfractiphobia
Quadriplegic Your character has four fewer limbs than is typical for their race.
Rabbit Phobia
Rage Against the Unliving The defiance to natural order the undead bring with them cause you to fly into an feral rampage.
Reincarnated Misfortune Things in this life remind you of things from your last, and these things make you sad.
Sadist
Schizophrenia You have endured something very traumatizing in your life and as an effect you have developed multiple personalities.
Shaky
Short Attention Span
Short Temper You get enraged easily, going berserk whenever you suffer damage.
Sister Complex You have feelings for a sibling.
Skinny Dipper You like to swim with no clothes on.
Spamming facts
Sphenisciphobia
Stiff Your joints are not very flexible.
Stoicism You repress emotion to favor knowledge and logic
Substance Addiction You are physically or mentally dependent on some kind of addictive substance.
Sunblind You have difficulty functioning in direct sunlight due to your sensitive eyes.
Tame Spirit Something about your being is civil to its core, and despite your lycanthropic affliction, you manage to hold some greater semblance of control.
Terrible Tumbler
The Game You are playing the Game; the point of this game is to not remember you are playing it, or you lose.
Tourette syndrome Your character has Tourette syndrome.
Traplover If you see a Trap you have the urge to set it off.
Twitchy, Nervous Your limbs twitch periodically.
Twitchy, Spasm Your limbs twitch periodically.
Uncontrollable Spell Resistance Spell Resistance You have no control over your Spell Resistance
Unfocused You cannot concentrate on anything for too long.
Unlucky You seem to always fall short at the worst possible moment, right when it matters most.
Unready You are never ready for combat.
Unusually Formed Body There are parts of your body that are different from most other humanoids.
Urbanite While you may have travelled extensively at some point in your life, you always feel more at home in a large town or city. Wilderness life simply isn't for you.
Vorarephilia you love to eat the flesh of other intelligent creatures
Vow of Silence You have vowed never to speak again.
Weak Stomach You posses a sensitive and easily upset digestive system, and are forced to cope with this at inconvenient times.
Weakened Power Your lifeblood is greatly weakened.
Whimsical You are playful and fanciful; you cannot concentrate on some of the more serious aspects of adventuring life.
Xiphiphilia An unhealthy fascination with swords and large bladed weapons.
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