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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.
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|Daddy left me.
|Must have at least 4 ranks in any craft, open lock, or disable device skill.
|"If you can make fire with a couple of sticks, I can pick locks with sticks." -Amateur Rogue speaking to a Ranger.
|Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear what do I do what do I dowhatdoIdo!?
|Attention Deficit Disorder
|You have a hard time focusing on a subject, often finding yourself off track; especially when there is a shiny object involved.
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
|You struggle with patience, focus, and concentration. But who cares, wanna ride a bike?
|Must have eyes
|The form your eyes appear in make you seem untrustworthy.
|You are naturally insensitive to others' feelings, sometimes outright trampling or snubbing them
|Whether due to a vow or natural inclination, you do not fight women.
|Your race must have functional eyes and limbs.
|You have terrible coordination between your eyes and limbs.
|You were raised in the arctic and cannot tolerate heat.
|Must not have immunity against fear effects.
|You can't handle the pressure of combat.
|Must have living construct or construct type.
|You have a secret command word, known to yourself and your creator, that forces you do the bidding of whomever speaks it.
|Any non-good alignment
|The character is easily led astray, even to the potentially fatal detriment of other party members.
|Must not be immune to fear.
|You are susceptible to fear.
|You just think they're neat.
|Your race must have functional ears or equivalent organs
|You cannot hear.
|You have suffered a deep wound somewhere on your body that prohibits you from partaking in greatly strenuous activities.
|Ooh! A Window!
|summary: Horns sprout from the head (or a tail, wings or other devil quality's) of person a who use magic or power from the underworld or mess with the laws of the world. They are considered a curse since they indicate a loss in humanity.
|You are disorganized and clutter seems to follow you where ever you go.
|You demonstrate a measure of airheadedness that can make even saints lose patience.
|You must be literate.
|Although you learned to read and write, reading can be difficult, and writing is commonly misspelled. This has affected you throughout your life.
|"Where'd the other shipment of dru...OOH A BUTTERFLY!!"
|Someone in the your family did something to earn the vengeful curse that has been placed on you all.
|Fear of Magic
|You find magic incredibly frightening.
|Your courage and overconfidence are extreme to the point of foolhardiness.
|You just can't... re-... rem-... what was that word again?
|You must be able to perform bard spells.
|There's a frog in your throat, and it sucks at singing.
|You believe things, no matter how far fetched they seem.
|Must have a Constitution score
|Your blood does not form clots normally.
|Must not be a race that already has light sensitivity, and must not have the daylight adaptation feat
|You cannot see in bright light.
|Must be a race that requires eating regularly
|You burn calories at a greater rate than average, though you gain no additional weight from such consumption.
|You cannot lie, and are disturbed when others do so.
|You were raised in the desert and cannot tolerate cold.
|You have enemies who will stop at nothing to find you, enemies to whom you are vulnerable.
|You are constantly worried of becoming sick and every bodily function is heavily scrutinized.
|You find it simply unbearable to wait any longer than necessary.
|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.
|Though you learned the basics of fighting, you lack the skill and flexibility to apply your techniques properly in battle. When faced with a situation you didn't train for, you don't know what to do.
|People-ing is hard. And tiring.
|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
|You love someone with your whole heart and it shows when they're not around.
|Magic Corrupting Touch
|You corrupt magical items that you touch.
|Ability to cast arcane spells
|You are particularly touched by the arcane to the point of it shaking your mind.
|You must be wholly or partially made of a ferromagnetic material such as iron or steel.
|You are very attractive, but not in the way you might have hoped.
|Malformed Vocal Cords
|Must be able to cast spells. Must have a breath weapon.
|In gaining the breath weapon, somehow your vocal cords were altered so that you speak exclusively in draconic.
|You are incapable of spending a day without having pain inflicted upon you from another creature.
|Many times you don't have it in your heart to kill.
|You have a hard time getting around, on anything else but your feet
|Character must have ears or similarly functioning organs.
|You can not stand the noise of performed melodies.
|You absolutely love to listen to music
|Must be a race that can speak intelligently
|You no longer have the capability to speak.
|Your devotion to your own beauty tends to be distracting.
|You have difficulty staying awake.
|You Lack Experience and are lacking in wisdom and Judgement. This causes some detriment to your team mates after all your decisions sometimes lead to poor outcomes. You give everyone the benefit of the doubt and all of your trust, As such you believe others have the same trust in you.
|Character finds it hard to see things at greater distances.
|Must have eyes. Cannot have darkvision or low-light vision.
|Your night vision is horrible due to a birth defect.
|No I in Team
|Who ever said those posters were good for you.
|Must have functional eyes.
|You cannot see in the dark.
|Dexterity 13 or lower
|Let's just say you enjoy a good feast. Ten times a day.
|Must have functional arms.
|You spent so much time working on one arm's strength that your other arm has suffered from lack-of-use.
|Painful Aberrant Mark
|Your aberrant mark is especially painful to use.
|Petit Mal Seizures
|You have a neurological disorder than can be quite the interruption.
|You are afraid of something.
|Character must have more than one hand.
|Two hands are better than one, so why didn't you train both of them?
|Bad things happen to you: it's rather unfortunate.
|No matter the odds, you refuse to retreat from battle due to your overwhelming pride and honor.
|You're bad with money and trade.
|Must have been affected by Reincarnate, or some other means of reincarnation
|Things in this life remind you of things from your last, and these things make you sad.
|Only you can help yourself
|Short Attention Span
|Your mind always switches from one thought to the other and it messes up your foc... oh look a penny!
|You get enraged easily, going berserk whenever you suffer damage.
|You like to swim with no clothes on.
|You leave yourself open... a lot.
|Your joints are not very flexible.
|You long for the flash of thunder and the wail of wind. Calm days make you painfully uncomfortable.
|You (used to) depend on alcohol/drugs to make it through the day, and it shows.
|You are physically or mentally dependent on some kind of addictive substance.
|You have difficulty functioning in direct sunlight due to your sensitive eyes.
|Everyone's watching you!
|3 or more grafts that have been removed.
|The removal of many grafts has left your body weakened and scared.
|Kids roll down hills gracefully; you flail like a dying fish.
|Your character has Tourette syndrome.
|If you see a Trap you have the urge to set it off.
|You must exist as a physical form.
|You will, from time to time, randomly disappear from existence for a short period of time. You then, after a certain amount of time, phase back into existence with no memory of anything that had happened in the time of your disappearance.
|Uncontrollable Spell Resistance
|You have no control over your Spell Resistance
|You cannot concentrate on anything for too long.
|You seem to always fall short at the worst possible moment, right when it matters most.
|You are never ready for combat.
|Unusually Formed Body
|There are parts of your body that are different from most other humanoids.
|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.
|A race, monster, or group (DM's discretion) has wronged you in the past, and your hatred for them has left you ill-tempered and seeking revenge.
|Your character hates to leave a corpse behind.
|You have a weak mind, and pretty much anything scares you with ease.
|You simply cannot hold food and drink down, resulting in a frail, often malnourished character.
|Your lifeblood is greatly weakened.
|The worse the weather gets, the more you hurt.