The Transformers Roleplaying Game Expanded Character Journal is a resource that helps players fully customize and develop their individual character. The journals feature not only expanded characters sheets, but much, much more. The majority of the journals are rich with prompts and writing hooks to assist in creating your version of the perfect character!
The journal opens to a table of contents that directs players to the wide-ranging character development resources that are housed within. We’ll break down each of the main sections to give a more in-depth preview of what’s inside!
The first four pages feature expanded character sheets for your Transformers character. In addition to typical character stats housing, these expanded sheets provides a place for every fine detail that makes your character unique.
The following section contains a place to house one of the most critical elements of any character - their backstory. The pages included in this section feature various writing hooks that aim to assist in crafting high quality backstory elements that serve to enrich gameplay.
Visual aspects are equally as important as narrative aspects in fully bringing a character to life. With that in mind, the character journal delivers two full pages dedicated to displaying exactly how your character's bot and alt modes appear! Two full pages with space for written summaries on their bot and alt modes are also included in this section.
The following sections of the journal feature character development options to significantly expand upon just who your character is. You'll find writing hooks to develop meaningful personality traits, impactful life experiences, and quality character hang-ups. Also included are pages for describing who your mentor is/was!
The next section of the journal provides four pages to record specific information on how your character perceives each of your fellow team members! This is a great way to really get inside the head of your character and improve your immersion!
The following section of the journal features a series of pages to take valuable notes on different contacts, allies, and enemies. This will be an essential portion of your journal that you are sure to reference time and again as you encounter numerous friends and foes throughout your adventures!
Those of us who have played RPGs in the past can likely remember a single moment that changed our character in a profound way; and those who are new to RPGs are sure to soon discover that memorable experience.
The following two-page section, “A Major Turning Point…” is designed to immortalize that fateful moment onto the pages of your journal.
The journal also includes an equipment page where you can keep track of and describe all the treasures you acquire throughout your adventures, as well as a section to describe your character’s hardpoints!
If you thought that was all, we are just hitting the halfway point! The remaining 40 pages consist of designated space for taking notes during your sessions. This way, you can have all of your notes from session one through the campaign finale in a single, easy to reference place.
We can’t wait to see this incredible RPG accessory in your hands, and to hear about the fantastical characters you develop with the tools the journals provide!