Welcome to the GURPS Fourth Edition Trait Sorter. This utility will help you organize advantages, disadvantages, and skills into categories that suit your campaign.
First, choose the trait list to be sorted from the links below. Then browse the list, clicking on the appropriate button for each trait.
There is a checkbox to the right of each trait. This is the "non-standard" signifier. Clicking on this box will mark the trait with an asterisk for further comments (more on that later).
You'll notice that some traits default to "Allowed" and some to "Forbidden" (the exotic and supernatural). These defaults assume that most mundane traits, such as Absolute Direction and Truthfulness, will be available, while most exotic and supernatural traits, such as Speak with Animals and Unhealing, won't. It saves a huge amount of clicking for most GMs. In future versions of the Sorter, we plan on implementing a variety of defaults.
Once you have chosen the categories for all the traits, hit the Submit button. The Sorter will generate a list, organized by the headings you've selected for each trait.
This list can be copied into a word processor for easy manipulation (such as changing a heading from "Not Recommended" to "Requires Unusual Background ," or adding comments to the non-standard traits, like "Insomniac is worth -20 points"). Or it can be printed directly from most web browsers.
We hope you find this tool useful. Big thanks go to Roberto Hoyle for dealing with a never-ending stream of changes, reversals, and nitpicking. Discussions of the Sorter should take place on the GURPS portion of our webforums. Bug reports should go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Advantages Disadvantages Skills