The first of these two game stats, Masks, uses a homebrew playbook that I made to represent characters like Random. Some examples from fiction include: River Tam from Firefly and Sousuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic! As such, it was meant to extend from a "normal" person who just is exceptionally good at combat and grew up on battlefields like Sousuke to someone that was hideously experimented upon and given weird powers like River. I should note I'm not listing all the options I had devised for the playbook as a whole, just the ones I used for Random.
I could have done Random in one of the other playbooks such as The Outsider, The Bull or The Transformed; but the playbooks are built with a narrative theme in mind. Outsiders are aliens and magical beings from alien societies but still societies. The Bull was transformed into a killing machine but the focus of their story is on dealing with their intense emotions. The Transformed is also focused on someone that was unwillingly transformed and is trying to deal with it.
Random lacks a society behind her to match the Outsider, she's not as driven by her emotions as the Bull and she lacks memory of being anything else and thus doesn't have the resentment for the Transformed. Her story is focused on her inability to understand normal society, something all the playbooks have to one degree or another but not something that is center stage in any of them the way it is for Feral.
For Monster of the Week, I went with Monstrous which means she wouldn't start with the Hunter's Garden exactly (maybe she could get there via Use Magic), but picking up a Haven is one of the basic advances monsters can do, so she'd pick that up as quickly as possible.
Back to Random's Story
Random – Masks – The Feral (homebrew playbook)
- On a 10+ choose 1:
- On a 7-9 choose 1:
- On a 6- you are able to figure out the basics of how to act or at least your discomfort is bareable and unnoticed. You Mark Potential (experience for people who don’t play Masks) as normal and describe how you get through the stress without causing a problem.
Random – Monster of the Week – Monstrous Playbook