In order to play Exterminis: Reign of Destruction, you’ll need to create a character who will serve as your avatar and alternate ego in the game world. As your story unfolds, the Game Master (GM) will describe what your character sees, hears, smells, tastes, feels, and notices in the world. It is up to you, as the player, to describe what actions your character takes or what things your character says. You pretend to be your character, much like an actor portrays a character in a movie or TV show.
The first step is deciding what kind of character you want to play. Think of all the tropes you’re familiar with from pop culture. There’s the knight in shining armor; the incredibly strong (but also incredibly dumb) barbarian; sneaky thieves and assassins; priests and monks caring for their flocks; wizards, witches, and warlocks casting spells; woodland rangers and druids; and a dozen others. Do any of these appeal to you? If not, maybe try to play against the stereotype. An incredibly strong and incredibly smart barbarian, perhaps? If you’re really stuck, consider recreating one of your favorite characters from your favorite book, movie, or TV show.
Once you have your character concept firmly in mind, its time to assign characteristic scores.