PERSONA & ESSENCE
A characters PERSONA is defined by describing her ESSENCE using adjectives (describing words).
To determine this, we ask some fun questions from the big psychology text book.
1. What is your favourite animal? Describe three reasons why (name three adjectives).
2. What is your second favourite animal? Describe three reasons why (name three adjectives).
What does this mean?
1. This is how you see you. (internal)
2. This is how other people see you. (external)
This list of adjectives gives us plenty enough information to describe your character.
Everything that you do in the story is flavoured by these ESSENCES. This is a game system mechanic that works in many areas of the story. In simple terms, they are considered to be the nature of your soul.
Exploring the process of converting one to the other (an internal to an external, an external to an internal) is one method for exploring the world of tRust called a Playing Style.