Moxie represents your character’s inherent talent at facing down challenges and overcoming obstacles with spirited fervor. More than just luck, Moxie is your character’s ability to run the edge and do what it takes, no matter the odds. Some people consider it the evolutionary trait that spurred humankind to pick up tools, expand our brains, and face the future head on, leaving other mammals in the dust. When the sky is falling, death is imminent, and no one can help you, Moxie is what saves the day.
The Moxie stat is rated between 1 and 10, as purchased during character creation (and perhaps raised later). In game play, Moxie is used to influence the odds in your favor. Every game session, your character begins with a number of Moxie points equal to their Moxie stat. Moxie points may be spent for any of the following effects:
Only 1 point of Moxie may be spent on a single roll.
Moxie points will fluctuate during gameplay, as they are spent and sometimes regained.
A GM could choose to have everyone roll their dice of Moxie (1d6 per Moxie) at the beginning of a session and count the BODY of the dice. This will generate a range from 0-2x the amount of Moxie, but averaging at 1 per die.
At the gamemaster’s discretion, Moxie points may be refreshed up to the character’s full Moxie stat any time the character rests for a significant period. Moxie points may also be regained if the character achieves a personal goal, as determined by their Motivation (see p. 121). The gamemaster determines how much Moxie is regained in proportion to the goal achieved.
1 Moxie = 5 points; maximum 10 Moxie
The easiest way to record Moxie, since it works out to be 5 pts per level is to buy Luck, name it Moxie, and add a -0 modifier: Moxie Effects Only. GMs can still allow regular Luck to follow the standard rules and can also allow regular Luck to add to Moxie at the start of the session 1 point for every pip of Luck that is generated before the session starts.
Moxie recorded in this fashion would look like this... Moxie: Luck 3d6, Moxie Effects Only (-0) ... this would mean the character had 3 Moxie.
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