High Concept

As said before, the High Concept is the basic description of the character. Luke Skywalker is “The Son of Skywalker”. Robin Hood is “The Outlaw Noble”. Indiana Jones is the “Seat-Of-His-Pants Archaeologist”. While there’s obviously more to them than just that, it’s a good quick summary of the high point.

There’s a lot of variety available for characters. While you could easily go with an Atlantean solider or scientist, there’s no reason you can’t go with something a bit wilder, if you want: one of the other alien races; one of Atlantis’ genetic experiments; the sky is pretty much the limit. I can’t guarantee that every option is viable, but there’s a lot of room to work with, and for the most part, you can play what you’d like (within the limits of the character power level.) (If you would like a list of the type of people you’d likely find in Atlantis, look here.)

Something you should keep in mind, however, is the setting: while gameplay starts in Atlantis, spoiler warning, the city doesn’t last forever. PCs should be able to survive in both high- and low-tech environments. There’s going to be a reasonable amount of conflict in the game – how they get dealt with is going to depend on the characters. (ie, if there’s a bunch of combat-oriented folks, I expect a reasonable amount of combat; if everyone’s a diplomat, there’ll likely be some diplomatic options available too.)

High Concept

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