GCA Reference - Advantages Window
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This window allows you to manage advantages for your character. You can add new advantages by selecting them in the Available Advantages list on the left side, and then clicking the Add button in the middle of the window. You can also double-click on an available trait to add it immediately to the character.

Some traits in the Available list have a wrench icon next to them. When you add this trait to a character, GCA will request additional information from you before the trait is added. Usually this is nothing more than a small window requesting you to specify a particular specialty or something similar. However, on occasion, GCA will display the Modifiers window for additional details. In either case, if you click Cancel, the requested trait will not be added.

If you select a trait in the Character Advantages list on the right, you can remove it by clicking the Remove button in the middle of the window.

Some traits in the Character list may appear in blue text. This means the trait is getting a bonus of some kind – to see exactly what, click on the Edit window.

There are other icons you may find next to traits in the Character list, as follows:

  The trait has multiple levels.
  The trait has missing prerequisites.
  The trait is taboo or has taboo qualities for this character. (You can see the details in the Edit window.)

You may even see two icons displayed at the same time. However, the taboo icon supersedes any other icons.

Near the bottom of the window, on the right side, there is a small group of buttons: the Edit button, a small button with a hammer & screwdriver icon, and an up/down button.

The Edit button will allow you to edit the currently selected item in the Character list. You can also call up the edit window by double-clicking an item in the Character list.

The button with the hammer & screwdriver icon is the Modifiers button. It will call the Modifiers window for the currently selected item.

The up/down button allows you to adjust the level of the currently selected item.

At the top of the window is a drop-down list. This allows you to change the category of traits viewed in the window. The default is always "All Categories." If you change it to a specific category, you'll only see items belonging to that category in both columns.

At the bottom of the window is a long, thin button with an up-caret icon. This will open and close the description area at the bottom of the window. If an item in the Available list has a description included, it will be displayed here when you click on it.

See Also: Edit Items Window | Modifiers Window | Right-Click Menu

This document last updated May 22, 2005. Copyright © 2005 by Steve Jackson Games Incorporated. All rights reserved.
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