How to Play TriadCity

The TriadCity Players' Guide

Equipment

"Equipment" (or just "eq") means the Items you're currently wearing somewhere on your body. These include Items wielded or held. Altogether there are 40 possible locations:

  • Head. Hats, headbands, shawls, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Face. Glasses, bandannas, goggles, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Ears. Hearing aids or other prosthetics. 2 Items worn at a time.
  • Nose. Scent enhancers or other prosthetics. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Neck. Scarves, cloaks, necklaces, pendants, etc. 2 Items worn at a time.
  • Body. Shirts, bullet-proof vests, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Back. Backpacks, papooses, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Arms. Sleeves, bracers, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Wrists. Bracelets, trinkets, etc. 4 Items worn at a time.
  • Hands. Gloves, gauntlets, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Fingers. Rings, etc. 4 Items worn at a time.
  • Waist. Belts, sashes, holsters, sheathes, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Legs. Pants, greaves, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Feet. Shoes, boots, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Over all. Coats, etc. 1 Item worn at a time.
  • Pierced ears. Rings, studs, etc. 4 Items worn at a time. Must be pierced first.
  • Pierced eyebrows. Rings, studs, etc. 2 Items worn at a time. Must be pierced first.
  • Pierced nose. Rings, studs, etc. 2 Items worn at a time. Must be pierced first.
  • Pierced lips. Rings, studs, etc. 2 Items worn at a time. Must be pierced first.
  • Pierced navel. Rings, studs, etc. 2 Items worn at a time. Must be pierced first.
  • Pierced tongue. Studs, etc. 1 Item worn at a time. Must be pierced first.
  • Held. Torch, key, etc. 1 Item held at a time.
  • Wielded. Weapon. 1 Item wielded at a time.

These are distinct from Items in your Inventory, which is your stash of stuffs currently carried but not worn.

Equipment can change many of your Attributes. While Armor may be the most immediately noticeable, certain desirable Items may also increase Intelligence or Constitution or other dynamic values, enhancing your character's abilities. Or, certain eq may decrease attribute values. Be careful out there. Thus, certain wearable Items are more highly prized than others. These may be expensive, or difficult to come by.

Equipment can be purchased, found, stolen, donated, lent, or acquired in many other ways. As your character grows, you'll discover more of them.

Note that Tattoos are distinct from Equipment. Tattoos are inked in locations separate from worn Items; and Tattoos are permanent, while Equipment can be worn or removed at will.

Together, Equipment, Tattoos, Skills, and Levels can make characters extremely powerful. For some, this is the goal of play. For others, a means to different aspirations. You'll decide what it means to you as your characters grow.

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