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Immortal Mastery: The Importance of Traits (Stats) in Harrowed World: Portents In Red

Updated: Sep 3, 2023



(Please note that the video was created and released before the final title for the game was chosen and announced)


In response to the intrigue surrounding Harrowed World: Portents In Red's traits (Working Title: Project Nightowl), I’ve decided to explain their integral role within the game. While refinements might ensue prior to release, let's delve into their current framework.


For those who don’t know, this is an RPG video game currently in development. Harrowed World: Portents In Red is based on Harrowed World's lore and will allow players to assume the role of a freshly transformed vampire and experience the game from their perspective.


Traits, commonly referred to as stats in other games, embody the skills and knowledge of your character. In Harrowed World: Portents In Red, these traits are classified into four distinct categories: Will, Force, Cunning, and Expertise.


Unlock the forces of Will, encompassing the enchanting talents of Charisma, Dread, Allure, and Willpower. Charisma channels your innate charm and personality to sway others to your desires. Dread invokes fear, compelling others to obey your commands through your predatory nature. Allure ensnares with seduction and manipulation. Willpower empowers you to stand firm against any test and impose your will over others.


Unchain the potential of your Will traits to master the art of persuasive discourse, unlocking alternative paths and reducing obstacles along your journey. A system is already in place to check different trait levels in dialogue. By carefully wielding these traits, you can shape conversations to your advantage, avoiding unnecessary conflict and financial burdens or the need for stealth.


The Force category allows you to unleash your inner might with Strength, Melee, Firearms, and Resistance. With Strength, you can dominate hand-to-hand combat, shatter obstacles, and feed on the unwilling. Melee enables you to wield deadly weapons, while Firearms grants you precision in ranged combat. Resistance ensures your endurance, reducing damage and enhancing survival.


Force traits will play a pivotal role in combat scenarios, shaping your character's prowess. However, their influence extends beyond battles, subtly influencing various aspects of gameplay. Although the extent of their impact is yet to be fully revealed, their significance promises to leave a lasting impression.


Within Harrowed World: Portents In Red, Cunning reveals its true potential through the four traits: Stealth, Perception, Infiltration, and Haggling. Embrace the shadows with Stealth and unravel the mysteries of your surroundings with Perception. Infiltration empowers you to gain unauthorised access discreetly, relying on finesse rather than brute force while Haggling sharpens your negotiation skills, enabling you to secure favourable deals.


As the NPCs of Harrowed World: Portents In Red awaken, you will be able to experience the transformative potential of Cunning traits, as they evolve into an indispensable toolset for navigating the challenges that lie ahead.


Explore the diverse facets of Expertise, encompassing Occult, Technology, Politick, and Study. Embrace the forbidden knowledge with Occult, as you unravel the esoteric secrets of the supernatural. Harness the power of Technology, utilising your skills to hack and manipulate digital systems. Navigate the complex web of vampiric politics with Politick, leveraging your understanding to make calculated suggestions, and deepen your capacity for learning with Study.


With the integration of electronic devices, occult artefacts, enlightening learning opportunities, and pivotal moments, the Expertise traits will reach their true potency.


Our utmost aim is to provide players with a rich and dynamic experience in Harrowed World: Portents In Red, one that allows for numerous approaches to tackle tasks and challenges. By offering multiple avenues for progression and encouraging diverse playstyles, we aspire to create a game that captivates players with its replayability.


With Harrowed World: Portents In Red, I have the privilege of nurturing my creative vision alongside a remarkable team. With unwavering dedication to every intricate detail, we strive to manifest this project into a stunning reality. However, we cannot achieve this without your support. Please consider sharing it with your friends and family and consider supporting the project directly through purchases from the Harrowed World store or by leaving a tip.


Let's embrace our vampiric nature and revel in the ecstasy of the night. The journey ahead is long, but with your support, Harrowed World: Portents In Red can become a reality. Thank you for your unwavering dedication to this project, and please share this article with others. Stay up to date with the project by visiting the Portents In Red main page.


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