Playing Your Character
For those who wish to create a three-dimensional persona in the HYW, choosing personality traits for your player-character is a big first step. It may be best to choose only one or two at first as you will have to keep them in mind in all your IC (In Character) messages as well as your actual game activities. (you may wish to emphasize some of the skills your player has been "gifted" with in your Personal Attributes.) As an example, the St-Vollier women (or their spouses) in the Beta game all had Miser- 7 or better. This has been role-played to such an extent that some English are referring to Annette, the Comtesse de Valence, as "the Treasurer of France." All involved had great fun with this. Heresy, Devout, Clerical Dislike, and such are also loads of fun if handled properly. Stupid is probably best left alone. Your opponents will accuse you of Stupidity-9 no matter what you do.