Fantasy Nerd

You own a collection of sci-fi/fantasy books, movies, and memorabilia, and will camp in the cold if need be to see the premiere of the next movie in your favorite franchise. You annually attend your local comic convention and dream of trekking to San Diego Comic-Con.

Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, History
Tool Proficiency: Select two of the following: Artists' Tools (any) or Gaming Set (any)
Languages: None
Equipment: A casual wardrobe (including witty t-shirts, logo ts, and a cosplay costume or two), sci-fi knick-knacks, a cataloged collection of items of your nerd-love (e.g.: fantasy novels, comic books, action figures), a laptop, a gaming system, and a tablet.

Feature: Nerdy Subculture


You have knowledge and contacts associated with the geek subculture. You can add your proficiency bonus to any Intelligence check made to know trivia about topics such as sci-fi, role-playing games, Youtube celebrities, and such. When you don't know the information, you often know where and from whom you can obtain it. Usually, this information comes from the internet or a fellow geek or nerd. The GM might rule that the knowledge you seek is concealed on Skywalker Ranch, or that it simply cannot be found.

Suggested Characteristics


Fantasy Nerds spend most of their time pursuing hobbies and interests on the fringes of pop-culture.

d8 Personality Trait
1 When I'm not around my own kind I keep my nerdy interests to myself.
2 Once I start talking about my nerdy interests I have trouble stopping.
3 I try to subtly shift the opinions of others about mediums and fandoms that I love.
4 I tend to think that others look down on me, even when there's no evidence to support that.
5 I idolize a fictional hero and constantly refer to their fantastic adventures, citing references.
6 When someone misquotes a movie or misidentifies a franchise or character, I am compelled to correct them.
7 I am tolerant (or intolerant) of other fandoms and respect (or condemn) the fervor of rival franchises.
8 By exposing myself to fictional gore and violence, I have become desensitized to them.
d6 Ideal
1 Heroic. Despite my own misfortunes, I want to provide safety and security to others. (Good)
2 Punisher. Those who ridiculed me and their ilk must face the consequences of their small-mindedness. (Evil)
3 Adventure. I want to live out the action and adventure I've been reading about y whole life. (Any)
4 Accumulator. Gotta catch 'em all. (Any)
5 Esoteric. I learn the deepest secrets about things that others don't even care about. (Any)
6 Fanatic. My fandom is the best fandom and everyone needs to be taught that. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I want to prove my value to all the people who shunned me.
2 I'm in love with someone who doesn't know that I exist.
3 I've had the same best friend since childhood even though we fell into very different social groups as we got older.
4 My family doesn't understand me, but they love and support me anyway.
5 I want to be seen as a hero, just like the fictional ones that I admire.
6 I don't like most people, but I have a group of friends who I would do anything for.
d6 Flaw
1 In my imagination, I'm always heroic, but in real life, I'm a coward.
2 I tend to talk about the things that interest me as if everyone is as knowledgeable about them as I am.
3 When I find an item that fits into my collection I will spend a surprising amount of money on it.
4 When I find something that I like, I pursue it with a singular focus.
5 I don't trust or like people who don't share my interests.
6 People make me uncomfortable, and I react by talking down to them.
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