Character Description

The first section of the character creation process is pretty easy if you already have a concept in your head. Otherwise, work with your GM to develop a concept that’s copacetic with the rest of the characters in the game, or fits the GM’s campaign concept.

Quicklinks
> Basic Information
> Character Traits Table
> Exterior Presentation Table
> Interior Disposition Table
> Quirks Table
> Medical Problem Table
> Phobias Table
> Allergins Table

Basic Information

Character Description Screenshot

Character Description Screenshot

  1. Character Name & Nickname: If you don’t already have a name and nickname picked out, there’s a great resource you can use here:
    > Name Generator
    > Nickname Generator
  2. Gender: Yes. In some settings, a character can be androgynous.
  3. Height: The REALITYbites® System was developed in the U.S., so everything is measured in the Imperial System. Consider average height for the race you’re choosing. The information is available on the Internet for those of you who are curious.
  4. Weight: Again, use the Imperial System and consider the reality of your character’s physical Stats when determining weight. An individual with a STR score of 10 will not likely be of average build, but would be a broad-shouldered tank of an individual with a dense body weight.
  5. Body Type: This is an attribute that coincides with, but is different from, Weight in that a person who has a high STR score could be obese or they could be ripped. This explains the general build of the character’s body.
  6. Race/Origin: Check with your GM so that you know the available races to choose from. For example: in the TECHNOphile® setting, all player characters are human, but they hail from different countries and ethnicities so there’s a wide variety of races to choose from. Race and Origin can also affect your available languages, so make sure you consult with your GM.
  7. Hair Color: Pretty self-explanatory.
  8. Hair Style: A brief description is all that’s needed here. This is for the purpose of describing your character to other players and can be a fun way to customize your character.
  9. Age: Keep in mind that age affects a whole lot of things. Stats, Skills, Talents, and Considerations are all affected by Age, and the older your character is, the more life events they have developed on their Life Path that could be good, or bad. In addition to these considerations, some settings have extremely long-lived races. Pay attention to the spans for a child, young adult, adult, aged, and venerable within the race you choose and make sure you consult with your GM on which age would be the most effective within the game he/she is running.
  10. Eye Color: Again, pretty self-explanatory.
  11. Hand Preference: Right or left? To be ambidextrous is a Talent so you can’t just put that down without paying the price for it (see the Talents section for more details).
  12. Skin Color: We’ve Americans who are black, white, tanned, darker-skinned, etc. and every game world has the same concepts in various iterations, so make your selection.
  13. Profession: The REALITYbites® System does not treat your character’s profession as something that’s set in stone. Your character—just like you—can put their skills to use working any type of job that makes sense. In this field, you’ll want to record their current profession. Using the TECHNOphile® setting as an example: the character named Gabe Thomas has a skillset that makes him a perfect candidate for a job working as a bodyguard in the entertainment industry. The player would put Bodyguard in this field. A game later, Gabe has picked up a gig working as a bounty hunter. The player would change Bodyguard to Bounty Hunter.
  14. Birth Date: Sorry, friend, but your character will age in-game. So, it’s important to know when they were born. Get with your GM to determine the timeline in which you’re playing and record the day, month, and year your character was born here. It makes for some fun role-play too when in-character interaction revolves around a character’s B-Day!
  15. Character Portrait: A picture is worth a thousand words. Find one. There are any number of websites out there with imagery you can snag. Make sure you have the artist’s permission first. In most cases, since you aren’t using the picture for profit, they’ll likely just ask that you give them credit.
  16. Character Description & Traits: This is where you put together that brief paragraph that the GM can use to describe your character to others, or that you can use (depending on whether your GM allows that). Traits are another story. Staying in character can be a challenge when it’s far easier to fall back into your own personality. That’s why you jot down a couple of key character traits in this box to remember just who the character is. There’s no alignment in this system. Good people can make bad choices. But these traits will provide you with a behavioral guideline when playing your character in-game.

Character Traits

Directions: Roll twice to determine the two exterior presentation traits that your character emotes under normal circumstances. Reroll any that contradict. This will be the way your character attempts to present to others no matter what’s going on inside the character’s head. The GM may require a CALM check on occasion in order to maintain this facade.

Exterior Presentation Table

01 Antisocial – Doesn’t get along well with others. Behaves contrary to the laws and customs of society; is devoid of, or antagonistic to, sociable instincts or practices.
02-03 Solitary – Prefers to be alone. Could be considered a recluse or hermit.
04-05 Aloof – Not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
06 Spacey – Out of touch with reality, as though high on drugs, or lost in their own world.
07-09 Sober – Having or showing a very serious attitude or quality.
10-11 Secretive – Inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information.
12-13 Shy – Being reserved or having or showing nervousness or timidity in the company of other people.
14-15 Quiet – Calm and still, soft-spoken or otherwise non-intrusive.
16 Intellectual – Detatched and logical, relying on facts instead of emotion and barely demonstrating feelings unbecoming a scholar.
17-21 Intuitive – Insightful and acting on little more than a gut instinct.
22-23 Spiritual – Not to be confused with religious; Relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material things.
24-30 Diplomatic – Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
31-33 Courteous – Marked by respect for and consideration of others as well as a proper use of manners and etiquette.
34 Silly – Having or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish.
36-37 Manic – Showing wild and apparently deranged excitement and energy, frenetically busy.
38-42 Friendly – Kind and pleasant.
43-45 Helpful – Giving or ready to give help, useful.
46-47 Arrogant – Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities.
48-50 Rude – Offensively impolite or ill-mannered.
51-55 Forecful – Strong and assertive; vigorous and powerful.
56-60 Aggresive – Ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression.
61-66 Suspicious – Having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something.
67-70 Nervous – Easily agitated or alarmed; tending to be anxious; highly strung.
71-72 Guilty – Filled with feelings of guilt.
73-75 Depressive – Causing feelings of hopelessness, despondency, and dejection.
76-79 Antagonistic – Showing or feeling active opposition or hostility toward someone or something.
80-82 Hostile – Unfriendly and oppositional.
83-87 Cheerful – Noticeably happy and optimistic.
88-90 Fluffheaded – Frivolous or stupid.
91-93 Angry – Chip on the shoulder and ready to lash out.
94-95 Quick-Tempered – Easily made angry.
96-98 Assured – Confident and not disposed to doubt.
99-100 Stylish – Having or displaying a good sense of style, fashionably elegant.

Now that you’ve established your character’s outward disposition, let’s move on to what’s going on inside that character’s head.

Interior Disposition Table

This trait indicates how the character acts and thinks in private. It’s suggested that you choose, or roll, for two to three of these obviously rerolling contraticting traits.

01-02 Optimist – Always sees the bright side of any situation.
03-04 Pessimist – Anticipates undesirable outcomes or believes that the evil or hardships in life outweigh the good or luxuries.
05-06 Hedonist – Believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.
07-08 Suspicious – Having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something.
09-10 Egotist – Excessively conceited or self-absorbed; self-seeker.
11-12 Mischievous – Causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way.
13-14 Curious – Eager to know or learn something.
15-16 Moody – Given to unpredictable changes of mood, especially sudden bouts of gloominess or sullenness.
17-18 Trusting – Showing or tending to have a belief in a person’s honesty or sincerity; not suspicious.
19-20 Opinionated – Conceitedly assertive and dogmatic in one’s opinions.
21-22 Treacherous – Prone to thoughts and actions of betrayal or deception.
23-24 Malevolent – Having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
25-26 Forgiving – Ready and willing to forgive.
27-28 Unforgiving – Not willing to forgive or excuse people’s faults or wrongdoings.
29-30 Vengeful – Seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury.
31-32 Jealous – Feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.
33-34 Lazy – Unwilling to work or use energy.
35-36 Driven – Having a compulsive or urgent quality; propelled or motivated by something.
37-38 Cowardly – Lacking courage.
39-40 Brave – Ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.
41-42 Honest – Free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere.
43-44 Ponderous – Dull, laborious, or excessively solemn.
45-46 Scheming – Given to or involved in making secret and underhanded plans.
47-48 Skeptic – Inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.
49-50 Manipulative – Unscrupulous desires for control of a situation or person.
51-52 Greedy – Having or showing an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth or power.
53-54 Pious – Devoutly religious.
55-56 Lustful – Having or showing strong feelings of sexual desire.
57-58 Perverse – Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences.
59-60 Nihilistic – Rejecting all religious and moral principles in the belief that life is meaningless.
61-62 Honorable – Being or worthy of honor, ethical, moral, upstanding.
63-64 Compassionate – Feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.
65-66 Disorderly – Lacking organization; untidy.
67-68 Lawful – Conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules.
69-70 Self-Involved – Wrapped up in oneself or one’s own thoughts.
71-72 Unlawful – Not conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules.
73-74 Thoughtful – Absorbed in or involving thought; showing careful consideration or attention.
75-76 Anxious – Experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
77-78 Neurotic – Unstable, unbalanced, on the verge of a breakdown.
79-80 Sarcastic – Marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt.
81-82 Forgetful – Apt or likely not to remember.
83-84 Timid – Showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened.
85-86 Stubborn – Having or showing dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so.
87-88 Introvert – A shy, reticent person.
89-90 Extravert – An outgoing, overtly expressive person.
91-92 Principled – Acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong.
93-94 Alert – Quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances; vigilant.
95-96 Rigid – Unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible.
97-98 Relaxed – free from tension and anxiety; at ease.
99-100 Frugal – Sparing or economical with regard to money or food.

Next we’re going to define what types of quirks your character has. These are affectations to the personality that give your character flavor. Roll for three quirks, rerolling any contradicting results.

Quirks Table

01-02 Devout – Having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment to a particular faith.
03-04 Absent-minded – Having or showing a habitually forgetful or inattentive disposition.
05-06 Eccentric – A person of unconventional and slightly strange views or behavior.
07-08 Unhygienic – Not clean or sanitary.
09-10 Impatient – Having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked.
11-12 Irreverent – Showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.
13-14 Non-Comformist – Behavior or views that do not conform to prevailing ideas or practices.
15-16 Medical Problem – Roll on the Medical Problem Table to find out what problem your character suffers from.
17-18 Creative – Relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
19-20 Generous – Showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected.
21-22 Collector – A person who collects things of a specified type, professionally or as a hobby.
23-24 Liar – A person who tells lies.
25-26 Intolerant – Not tolerant of views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one’s own.
27-28 Loquacious – Tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
29-30 Altruist – Unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others.
31-32 Seducer – To lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt, or to persuade or induce to have sexual intercourse.
33-34 Gambler – A person who gambles and is willing to take chances.
35-36 Passionate – Showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief.
37-38 Brutal – Savagely violent.
39-40 Spendthrift – A person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way.
41-42 Rebellious – Showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention.
43-44 Cunning – Having or showing skill in achieving one’s ends by deceit or evasion.
45-46 Phobic – Roll on the Phobia Table below to find out what your character’s phobia is.
47-48 Careless – Not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoiding harm or errors.
49-50 Sedate – Calm, dignified, and unhurried.
51-52 Obsessive – The tendency to become obsessed with something, someone, or some cause.
53-54 Truthful – Telling or expressing the truth; honest.
55-56 Pacifist – A person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
57-58 Hypochondriac – A person who is abnormally anxious about their health.
59-60 Precise – Exact, accurate, and careful about details.
61-62 Loyal – Giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.
63-64 Alcoholic – A person suffering from alcoholism. This could be active, or passive.
65-66 Childish – Silly and immature.
67-68 Conservative – Holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion.
69-70 Miserly – Reluctant to part with money and wealth; close-fisted.
71-72 Poetic – Having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression.
73-74 Cynical – Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
75-76 Paranoid – Constantly, even unhealthily, concerned that people are out to get the character.
77-78 Radical – Advocating or based on thorough or complete political or social reform; representing or supporting an extreme section of a political party.
79-80 Compulsive – Resulting from or relating to an irresistible urge, especially one that is against one’s conscious wishes.
81-82 Honorable – Acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong.
83-84 Sweater – Profusely sweats.
85-86 Touchy – Oversensitive and irritable.
87-88 Invasive – Tending to intrude on a person’s thoughts or privacy.
89-90 Twitchy – Jumpy, always needing to be in motion; the type of person who rolls coins between their fingers, bounces their knees, etc.
91-92 Allergic – Roll on the Allergins Table to find out what your character is allergic to.
93-94 Whistler – Always feels the need to whistle the tunes playing in their head.
95-96 Mush-Mouth – Has a difficult time articulating and jumbles words together, or prounounces them in a way that makes it difficult to understand.
97-98 One-Upper – Must always “One Up” those around them, or those in stories, even if it’s a lie.
99-100 Animal Lover – Has a weakness for animals

Now that you’re done here, proceed on to the Stats section and roll up some character stats!

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Medical Problem Table

Your character has been afflicted, huh? Could make for some really interesting gameplay! Roll on the table below and then return to the Quirks table if you’ve more quirks to generate, or proceed to the Stats section if you’re ready to move on.

01-02 Hemophilia – The ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. The condition is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor, most often factor VIII.
03-04 Achalasia – a rare disease of the muscle of the lower esophageal body and the lower esophageal sphincter. Common symptoms of achalasia include difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), chest pain, and regurgitation of food and liquids.
05-06 Achondroplasia – A genetic disorder of bone growth. Achondroplasia is the cause of the most common type of dwarfism.
07-08 Bursitis – Pain in the joints usually enflamed by use.
09-10 Addiction – Roll on the Addiction Table to determine what your character is addicted to.
11-12 ADHD – A form of behavioral illness that results in symptoms of distractibility, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity.
13-14 Adhesive Capsulitis – Or, Frozen Shoulder; a shoulder joint with significant loss of its range of motion in all directions. The range of motion is limited not only when the patient attempts motion but also when the doctor attempts to move the joint fully while the patient relaxes.
15-16 Diabetes – A metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood.
17-18 Asthma – A respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity.
19-20 Motion Sickness – Nausea caused by motion, especially by traveling in a vehicle.
21-22 Anemia – The red blood cell count or hemoglobin is less than normal. The character will feel excessively tired when this isn’t under control.
23-24 Hypertension – Abnormally high blood pressure.
25-26 Ischemic Heart Disease – Also known as coronary artery disease or “hardening of the arteries.” Cholesterol plaque can build up in the arteries of the heart and cause “ischemia,” which means the heart is not getting enough blood flow and oxygen.
27-28 Cancer – The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, they divide rapidly and form tumors.
29-30 Epilepsy – A neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
31-32 Hypothyroidism – A condition in which your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain important hormones.
33-34 Adrenal Insufficiency – A condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroid hormones, primarily cortisol; but may also include impaired production of aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid), which regulates sodium conservation, potassium secretion, and water retention.
35 Arthritis – Painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints.
36-58 Infertility – An inability to conceive after having regular unprotected sex.
59-73 Depression – Feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
74-75 Eating Disorder – Any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits (such as anorexia nervosa). And yes, men can have this too.
76 Eczema – Condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but more typically having no obvious external cause.
77 Psoriasis – A skin disease marked by red, itchy, scaly patches.
78-79 Hemorroids – A swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus.
80 Autoimmune Disease – Which the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues, leading to the deterioration and in some cases to the destruction of such tissue.
81 Oxidative Stress – An imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.
82 Obesity – The condition of being grossly fat or overweight.
83 Celiac Disease – A disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food.
84 Dermatitis – A condition of the skin in which it becomes red, swollen, and sore, sometimes with small blisters, resulting from direct irritation of the skin by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it.
85 Deafness – Partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear.
86 Blindness – Unable to see; sightless.
87 Albinoism – A congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase.
88 Sjogren’s Syndrome – A chronic autoimmune condition characterized by degeneration of the salivary and lachrymal glands, causing dryness of the mouth and eyes.
89 Stuttering – Ttalk with continued involuntary repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants.
90 Tourette Syndrome – An inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple physical (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic.
91-92 Lisp – A speech defect in which is pronounced like th in thick and z is pronounced like th in this.
93-94 Amputee – Missing a limb due to accident, or medical procedure.
95 Voice Abrassion – Damaged vocal chords result in a raspy sounding voice that cannot reach higher decibels.
96 Mute – Cannot speak or make sounds due to an absence or abnormality of vocal chords.
97 Narcolepsy – A condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings.
98-100 Insomnia – Habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep.

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Phobias Table

Your character has the luck to be terrified of something. Better hope it isn’t guns… Roll on the table below and then return to the Quirks table if you’ve more quirks to generate, or proceed to the Stats section if you’re ready to move on.

01 Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders. ‘Cause they’re creepy and crawly and get in your mouth when you’re sleeping.
02 Ophidiophobia – The fear of snakes. Not just that scary Anaconda that attacked J-Lo either.
03 Acrophobia – The fear of heights. There’s no leaning against a balcony overlooping the city for you.
04 Agoraphobia – The fear of open or crowded spaces. What’s the wost that could happen? Shank, shank, shank.
05 Cynophobia – The fear of dogs. What?! Those cute and cuddly–squirrel!
06 Astraphobia – The fear of thunder/lightning. That’s when it’s nice to have someone’s lap to crawl up into and whimper while they stroke your hair and say, “That’s all right, bunny.”
07 Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces. Wait. I thought good things came in small packages.
08 Mysophobia – The fear of germs. You know? Like Howie Mandell. Germs… ew.
09 Aerophobia – The fear of flying. Keep those feet firmly planted on the ground!
10 Trypophobia – The fear of holes. This could get awkward…
11 Carcinophobia – The fear of cancer. Isn’t everyone?
12 Thanatophobia – The fear of death. It’s scary!
13 Glossophobia – The fear of public speaking. Just imagine the audience naked.
14 Monophobia – The fear of being alone. “All by myself…”
15 Atychiphobia – The fear of failure. “You’ve mud on your face…”
16 Ornithophobia – The fear of birds. Does Big Bird count?
17 Alektorophobia – The fear of chickens. Aren’t chickens birds?
18 Enochlophobia – The fear of crowds. I get lost in crowds. Can’t find myself.
19 Aphenphosmphobia – The fear of intimacy. Arm’s length, people! Arm’s length!
20 Trypanophobia – The fear of needles. Poke.
21 Anthropophobia – The fear of people. Makes working together as a team a little difficult.
22 Aquaphobia – The fear of water. Well, that stinks.
23 Autophobia – The fear of abandonment. I had this once, but it left me.
24 Hemophobia – The fear of blood. So much for that Twilight fantasy.
25 Gamophobia – The fear of commitment. It’s all right. Nothing lasts anyway.
26 Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – The fear of long words. Uh… but, that’s a–oh, nevermind.
27 Xenophobia – The fear of the unknown. But E.T. was so cute and wrinkly.
28 Vehophobia – The fear of driving. Walking is healthier anyway.
29 Basiphobia – The fear of falling. Well, that’s reasonable. Who wants to fall?
30 Achievemephobia – The fear of success. Maybe it’s because you don’t want to look like Trump.
31 Theophobia – The fear of God. Keeping humans on the straight and narrow for centuries.
32 Ailurophobia – The fear of cats. They’re pricks! Seriously. They are plotting to kill you afterall.
33 Metathesiophobia – The fear of change. Does this include clothes?
34 Globophobia – The fear of balloons. They’re seeking your windpipe! Seeking it, I say!
35 Nyctophobia – The fear of darkness. Bad things creep about in the dark. That’s a fact.
36 Androphobia – The fear of men. But, what if you are a man?
37 Phobophobia – The fear of fear. Seems a little redundant, but OK.
38 Philophobia – The fear of love. ‘Cause, “Love hurts! Love bites!”
39 Triskaidekaphobia – The fear of the number 13 or the bad luck that follows. It looks sinister too. That straight line followed by the curvy one. I’m watching you, 13.
40 Emetophobia – The fear of vomiting and the fear of loss of your self control. Been there. Done that. Got the T-shirt.
41 Gephyrophobia – The fear of bridges and crossing even the smallest bridge. Doesn’t include burning bridges.
42 Entomophobia – The fear of bugs and insects. Ever see The Wrath of Khan? Well, you’d understand if you had.
43 Lepidopterophobia – The fear of butterflies and often most winged insects. They’re everywhere and they want to nest in your crevaces.
44 Panophobia – The fear of everything or fear that terrible things will happen. I was going to write some witty quip, but I’m scared.
45 Podophobia – The fear of feet. Some people fear touching or looking at feet, even their own. Bigfoot is, like, terrifying!
46 Paraskevidekatriaphobia – The fear of Friday the 13th. The movie? ‘Cause that was a little frightening.
47 Somniphobia – The fear of sleep. Being terrified of what might happen right after you fall asleep. Again… Friday the 13th.
48 Gynophobia – The fear of women. May occur if you have unresolved mother issues. All men should fear women. All. The. Time.
49 Apiphobia – The fear of bees. Many people fear being stung by angry bees. Anything that’s suicidal enough to kill you with their butt and then die should be feared.
50 Koumpounophobia – The fear of buttons. Clothes with buttons are avoided. I’ve got nothing.
51 Anatidaephobia – The fear of ducks. Somewhere, a duck is watching you. Those beady little eyes and that beak. Not to mention the spitting lisp when they talk at you.
52 Pyrophobia – The fear of fire. A natural/primal fear that can be debilitating. If you stare into a fire long enough, you see things. Scary things.
53 Ranidaphobia – The fear of frogs. Often caused by episodes from childhood. “Why are there so many songs about rainbows…”
54 Galeophobia – The fear of sharks in the ocean or even in swimming pools. Sharktapus, Sharknado, Shark Avalanch… need I say more?
55 Athazagoraphobia – The fear of being forgotten or not remembering things. Who was it that came up with this fear again?
56 Katsaridaphobia – The fear of cockroaches. This can easily lead to an excessive cleaning disorder. What? They’re fast and have those creepy long antennae.
57 Iatrophobia – The fear of doctors. Even Doctor Sexy?
58 Pediophobia – The fear of dolls. Especially when they turn their heads about and say creepy things. True story.
59 Ichthyophobia – The fear of fish. Includes small, large, dead and living fish. Now this one seems a little fishy to me.
60 Achondroplasiaphobia – The fear of midgets. They are jealous of your height.
61 Mottephobia – The fear of moths. Maybe this ties into the fear of being naked, ’cause moths eat clothing… I know. I know. Reaching for that one.
62 Zoophobia – The fear of animals. Applies to both dangerous and harmless animals. They are so unpredictable!
63 Bananaphobia – The fear of bananas. Wha–why?
64 Sidonglobophobia – The fear of cotton balls or plastic foams. The feel of them is horrible! Seriously!
65 Scelerophobia – The fear of crime involves being afraid of burglars, attackers or crime in general. What exactly does one do about this?
66 Cibophobia – The fear of food. The phobia may come from a bad episode while eating, like choking. I could never be afraid of food–oh, wait! I just thought of a few Food Network shows that make me afraid of food.
67 Phasmophobia – The fear of ghosts. AKA Spectrophobia. “Who ya gonna call…”
68 Equinophobia – The fear of horses. Animal phobias are pretty common. Guess you’re not gonna ride in and save the damsel in distress.
69 Musophobia – The fear of mice. Mickey would be seriously hurt if he knew.
70 Catoptrophobia – The fear of mirrors. Being afraid of what you might see. I’m not usually afraid until I look in the mirror and see what’s looking back at me.
71 Agliophobia – The fear of pain. That’s me!
72 Tokophobia – The fear of pregnancy involves giving birth or having children. I’ve got kids. I can totally understand this.
73 Telephonophobia – The fear of talking on the phone. You never know who’s listening.
74 Pogonophobia – The fear of beards or being scared of/around bearded men. Fecal matter. That’s all I gotta say.
75 Omphalophobia – The fear of belly buttons. Touching and looking at navels. I just don’t understand this one at all. Belly buttons are so cute!
76 Pseudodysphagia – The fear of choking often after a bad eating experience. Oh. I thought they were referring to basketball.
77 Bathophobia – The fear of depths. Can be anything associated with depth (lakes, tunnels, caves). Is this where shallow people come from?
78 Cacomorphobia – The fear of fat people. Induced by the media. Affects some anorexics/bulimics. “Get in my belly!”
79 Gerascophobia – The fear of getting old. Just another reason to court death.
80 Chaetophobia – The fear of hair. Phobics tend to be afraid of other peoples hair. Have you ever seen those hairs protruding from someone’s mole?
81 Nosocomephobia – The fear of hospitals. I just don’t know why every hospital in the world isn’t haunted.
82 Ligyrophobia – The fear of loud noises. More than the instinctive noise fear. So, no concert this weekend?
83 Didaskaleinophobia – The fear of school. High school. That’s proof enough.
84 Technophobia – The fear of technology is often induced by culture/religion. My wife asked why I carry a gun in the house. I said Decepticons. She laughed, I laughed, the toaster laughed. I shot the toaster… good times.
85 Chronophobia – The fear of the future. There’s no way to know what’s coming! This is legit.
86 Hoplophobia – Morbid fear of guns. Guns don’t kill people. People with guns kill people.
87 Ergophobia – The fear of work. Often due to social or performance anxiety. Oh! That’s what the problem has been.
88 Coulrophobia – The fear of clowns. Fer realz!
89 Allodoxaphobia – The fear of opinions. Being afraid of hearing what others are thinking of you. Everyone’s got one…
90 Samhainophobia – The fear of Halloween affects children/superstitious people. Pagen scariness.
91 Photophobia – The fear of light caused by something medical or traumatic. “Don’t go towards the light, Carl!”
92 Disposophobia – The fear of getting rid of stuff triggers extreme hoarding. You might, afterall, need that later.
93 Numerophobia – The fear of numbers and the mere thought of calculations. I can’t remember how many times I used this excuse in math class. (See what I did there?)
94 Ombrophobia – The fear of rain. So… no dancing?
95 Coasterphobia – The fear of roller coasters. Up, down, over, under, it’s easy to get confused.
96 Thalassophobia – The fear of the ocean. Water, waves and unknown spaces. We haven’t even really begun to explore the ocean! There’s reason to be a-scared.
97 Scoleciphobia – The fear of worms. Often because of unhygienic conditions. And they’re pooing out of their mouths!
98 Kinemortophobia – The fear of zombies. What? It could happen.
99 Myrmecophobia – The fear of ants. Ever see that one episode of McGyver? Freaked me the hell out!
100 Taphophobia – The fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground. History folks. It’s happened too many times to not be afraid.

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Allergins Table

Gotta be ultra careful once you’ve got allergies. Roll on the type of Allergens table below and then roll on the associated table within the Allergin to determine which specific allergy your character has. Then return to the Quirks table if you’ve more quirks to generate, or proceed to the Stats section if you’re ready to move on.

Allergens Table
Food Allergens Table
Drug Allergens Table
Environmental Allergens Table
Contact Allergens Table

Allergens Table

01-25 Food
26-50 Drug
51-75 Environmental
76-100 Contact

Food Allergens Table

Roll Name Potential Reactions Remarks
01-10 Balsam of Peru Redness, swelling, itching, allergic contact reactions, stomatitis (inflamation and soreness of the mouth or tongue), cheilitis (inflammation, rash, or painful erosion of the lips, oropharyngeal mucosa, or angles of the mouth), pruritis, hand exzema, generalized or resistant planter dermatits, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and blisters. Present in many foods, such as coffee, flavored tea, wine, beer, gin, liqueurs, apéritifs (e.g. vermouth, bitters), soft drinks including cola, juice, citrus, citrus fruit peel, marmalade, tomatoes and tomato-containing products, Mexican and Italian foods with red sauces, ketchup, spices (e.g. cloves, Jamaica pepper (allspice), cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, curry, anise, and ginger), chili sauce, barbecue sauce, chutney, pickles, pickled vegetables, chocolate, vanilla, baked goods and pastries, pudding, ice cream, chewing gum, and candy.
11-15 Fruit Mild itching, rash, blisters at point of oral contact. Mango, strawberries are common problems
16-17 Rice Sneezing, runny nose, itching, stomachache, eczema. People with a rice allergy can be affected by eating rice or breathing in rice steam.
18-25 Garlic Dermatitis, asymmetrical pattern of fissure, thickening/shedding of the outer skin layers, anaphylaxis.
26-33 Oats Dermatitis, respiratory problems, anaphylaxis
34-35 Meat Dermatitis, rarely anaphylaxis Allergies to the sugar carbohydrate found in beef, lamb, and pork called alpha-gal. It is brought on by tick bites.
36-50 Milk Skin rash, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, flatulence, nasal congestion, dermatitis, blisters, anaphylaxis.
51-60 Peanut Anaphylaxis, sometimes vomiting. Includes some cold-pressed peanut oils. Distinct from tree nut allergy, as peanuts are legumes.
61-70 Fish or Shellfish Anaphylaxis, sometimes vomiting. Hazard extends to exposure to cooking vapors, or handling.
71-73 Soy Anaphylaxis, sometimes vomiting.
74-80 Tree Nut Anaphylaxis, sometimes vomiting. Hazard extends to exposure to cooking vapors, or handling. Distinct from peanut allergy, as peanuts are legumes.
81-87 Wheat Eczema (atopic dermatitis), Hives, asthma, hay fever, angioedema, abdominal cramps, Celiac disease, diarrhea, temporary (3 or 4 day) mental incompetence, anemia, nausea, and vomiting.
88 Hot Peppers Skin rash, hives, throat tightness, tongue swelling, possible vomiting.
89-95 Gluten Anaphylaxis, sometimes vomiting.
96-97 Egg Anaphylaxis, sometimes flatulence and vomiting.
98-99 Tartrazine Skin irritation, hives, rash. Synthetic yellow food coloring, also used for bright green coloring.
100 Sulfites Hives, rash, redness of skin, headache (particular frontal), burning behind eyes, breathing difficulties (anaphylaxis).

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Drug Allergens Table

Roll Name Potential Reactions Remarks
01-10 Balsam of Peru Redness, swelling, itching, allergic contact reactions, stomatitis (inflamation and soreness of the mouth or tongue), cheilitis (inflammation, rash, or painful erosion of the lips, oropharyngeal mucosa, or angles of the mouth), pruritis, hand exzema, generalized or resistant planter dermatits, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and blisters. Present in many drugs, such as hemorrhoid suppositories and ointment (e.g. Anusol), cough medicine/suppressant and lozenges, diaper rash ointments, oral and lip ointments, tincture of benzoin, wound spray (it has been reported to inhibit Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well as the common ulcer-causing bacteria H. pylori in test-tube studies), calamine lotion, surgical dressings, dental cement, eugenol used by dentists, some periodontal impression materials, and in the treatment of dry socket in dentistry.
11-20 Tetracycline Many, including: severe headache, dizziness, blurred vision, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, severe blistering, peeling, dark colored urine.
21-30 Dilantin Many, including: swollen glands, easy bruising or bleeding, fever, sore throat.
31-40 Tegretol (Carbamazepine) Shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue etc., hives.
41-50 Penicillin Diarrhea, hypersensitivity, nausea, rash, neurotoxicity, urticaria.
51-60 Cephalosporins Maculopapular or morbilliform skin eruption, and less commonly urticaria, eosinophilia, serum-sickness–like reactions, and anaphylaxis.
61-70 Sulfonamides Urinary tract disorders, haemopoietic disorders, porphyria and hypersensitivity reactions, Stevens–Johnson syndrome toxic epidermal necrolysis.
71-80 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (cromolyn sodium, nedocromil sodium, etc.) Many, including: swollen eyes, lips, or tongue, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate.
81-90 Intravenous contrast dye Anaphylactoid reactions and contrast-induced nephropathy.
91-100 Local anesthetics Urticaria and rash, dyspnea, wheezing, flushing, cyanosis, tachycardia.

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Environmental Allergens Table

Roll Name Potential Reactions Remarks
01-10 Balsam of Peru Redness, swelling, itching, allergic contact reactions, stomatitis (inflamation and soreness of the mouth or tongue), cheilitis (inflammation, rash, or painful erosion of the lips, oropharyngeal mucosa, or angles of the mouth), pruritis, hand exzema, generalized or resistant planter dermatits, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and blisters. A number of national and international surveys have identified Balsam of Peru as being in the “top five” allergens most commonly causing patch test reactions in people referred to dermatology clinics.
11-20 Pollen Sneezing, body ache, headache (in rare cases, extremely painful cluster headaches may occur due to allergic sinusitis; these may leave a temporary time period of 1 and a half to 2 days with eye sensitivity), allergic conjunctivitis (includes watery, red, swelled, itchy, and irritating eyes), runny nose, irritation of the nose, nasal congestion, minor fatigue, chest pain and discomfort, coughing, sore throat, facial discomfort (feeling of stuffed face) due to allergic sinusitis, possible asthma attack, wheezing.
21-25 Cat Sneezing, itchy swollen eyes, rash, congestion, wheezing
26-30 Dog Rash, sneezing, congestion, wheezing, vomiting from coughing, Sometimes itchy welts. Caused by dander, saliva or urine of dogs, or by dust, pollen or other allergens that have been carried on the fur. Allergy to dogs is present in as much as 10% of the population.
31-35 Insect sting Hives, wheezing, possible anaphylaxis.
36-40 Mold Sneeze, coughing, itchy, discharge from the nose, respiratory irritation, congested feeling, joint aches, headaches, fatigue.
41-43 Perfume Itchy eyes, runny nose, headaches, muscle/joint pain, asthma attack, wheezing, blisters.
44-45 Cosmetics Contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, inflammation, redness, conjunctivitis.
46-55 Latex Contact dermatitis, hypersensitivity.
56 Water Epidermal itching. Strictly Aquagenic pruritus, but Cold urticaria may also be described as a “water allergy,” in which water may cause hives and anaphylaxis.
57-65 House dust mite Asthma. Strictly Aquagenic pruritus, but Cold urticaria may also be described as a “water allergy,” in which water may cause hives and anaphylaxis.
66-70 Nickel (nickel sulfate hexahydrate) Allergic contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema.
71-75 Gold (gold sodium thiosulfate) Allergic contact dermatitis.
76-80 Chromium Allergic contact dermatitis.
81-85 Cobalt chloride Allergic contact dermatitis.
86-90 Formaldehyde Allergic contact dermatitis.
91-95 Photographic developers Allergic contact dermatitis.
96-100 Fungicide Allergic contact dermatitis,fever,anaphylaxis.

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