Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game is a popular tabletop RPG that allows players to create unique characters and embark on epic adventures in the world of the popular TV shows Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. A key component of this game is its character sheet, which serves as a record of your character's stats, specific moves you’ve chosen for them, and overall growth.
In this blog post, we'll provide a comprehensive guide to the Avatar Legends the roleplaying game character sheet, including what information is included, how to fill it out, and tips for getting the most out of it. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, this guide will help you make the most of your Avatar Legends character.
Understanding the Avatar Legends the Roleplaying Game Character Sheet
The Avatar Legends The Roleplaying Game character sheet contains various sections and categories that help you organize and track all of your character’s relevant information. Each section serves a specific purpose and contributes to the overall gameplay experience.
There are many sections on the character sheet, but here are the most important on its front side:
- Training(s) and Background(s): Your character’s training determines what kinds of skills they’ve learned and how they defend themselves (and others). Depending on the era, some training may be unavailable—such as air bending during the Hundred Year War or Aang Era—but, apart from that, you’re free to choose whatever training you want for your character. Backgrounds, on the other hand, explain your character’s origins and backstory, giving you more information on what they were doing before your group’s adventure started.
- Stats: These numbers define your character’s strengths and weaknesses across four parts of their personality: Creativity, Focus, Harmony, and Passion. Each playbook includes an array of stats by default, but you can improve them at character creation by choosing certain moves or through play via growth advancements.
- Balance: Every player character has a balance track on their playbook, which measures the push and pull of your character’s beliefs. That track includes your balance (current state of mind and spirit) and your center ( your “default” position). At the start of play, your balance and your center are both in the middle of the track.
- Playbook Moves: These are the special qualities and abilities that make your character different from everyone else’s. At character creation, choose two moves that match your character concept or that you think would be fun or interesting to use in play. Some of your moves can even raise your stats!
- Playbook Feature: This is a special kind of playbook move that is unique to your character—other playbooks cannot take you extra (even with advancement). Your feature involves making choices about additional details that further define your character, their backstory, and the fictional world around them.
Meanwhile, on the back side of your character sheet, the most important sections are:
- Combat Techniques: Each hero in Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game is a trained warrior of some kind and starts their adventure with some extra advanced techniques that they can use in combat exchanges.
- Growth Advancement: At the end of every game session, there are three questions everyone always answers, but each playbook also has a question that only that character answers. Each “yes” answer allows you to check a growth box. When you mark the fourth growth box, you advance and choose one of the options under growth advancement.
- History: Here, you’ll find five questions about your character’s story so far. Take a moment to answer these, using any ideas or details you might have already come up with during the earlier character creation steps.
Tips & Tricks for Character Creation
When creating your Avatar Legends character, consider the following tips:
1. Choose Your Two Backgrounds
Although you can choose one or even no background in character creation, choosing two will help you broaden your character’s knowledge and skill set. Even better: look at your fellow player characters and try to choose backgrounds that haven’t been chosen to broaden the whole group’s set of abilities.
2. Consider Your Playbook Moves Before Improving Your Stats
If you want to increase your chances of success when triggering your playbook moves, look for the stat they depend on and improve. There are no wrong choices, but it can be really helpful to have a high Passion if all your playbook moves rely on that stat!
3. Review the Basic Moves
The basic moves are the ones available to everybody, and, as such, they form the core of the Avatar Legends gameplay. Familiarize yourself with them and be aware that, depending on your stats, you’ll have a better chance to be successful with some of them than with others.
Resources for Avatar Legends Players
As you dive into the world of Avatar Legends, several resources can assist you in creating a great and memorable character:
1. Online Character Sheets
You can find fully automated character sheets for Avatar Legends on both Roll20 and Role. On Roll20, you just need to choose the official character sheet when creating a new game, and on Role, you can access all the necessary materials by creating a new room.
If you’re looking for more than just a character sheet, you can also check out the full AVATAR LEGENDS NEXUS on Demiplane for a complete digital roleplaying experience!
2. Discord and Reddit
Engage with fellow Avatar Legends players on our Discord and Reddit. These online communities provide a platform for sharing experiences, ideas, and tips for creating great and unique characters. You can gain valuable insights and connect with a vibrant community of players there.
3. Official Publications and Supplements
Explore our official publications and supplements released for Avatar Legends. These resources often provide additional content, such as new combat techniques and playbooks that you can use to expand your options when creating characters.
Remember to consider your character's backstory, personality, and motivations when filling out the various sections of the character sheet. Additionally, take advantage of the many resources available to Avatar Legends players, such as our Discord and Reddit, to enhance your journey into this immersive world. Creating your character is just the start of your adventure!
To explore more about Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game and discover a wealth of resources, visit us at Magpie Games. Get in touch with us to deepen your understanding of the game, find inspiration for character creation, and unlock new possibilities for your adventures in the world of Avatar.