Page References
  • Cypher System Rulebook, Page 73
  • Numenera Character Options, Page 23

Not everyone can be brilliant. Oh, you don’t think of yourself as stupid, and you’re not. It’s just that others might have a bit more . . . wisdom. Insight. You prefer to barrel along headfirst through life and let other people worry about things. Worrying’s never helped you, so why bother? You take things at face value and don’t fret about what tomorrow might bring. People call you “idiot” or “numbskull,” but it doesn’t faze you much.

It can be liberating and really fun to play a foolish character. In some ways, the pressure to always do the right, smart thing is off.

On the other hand, if you play such a character as a bumbling moron in every single situation, that can become annoying to everyone else at the table. As with everything, moderation is the key.