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Every survivor has some Traits. They determine the survivor's personality and gives a brief backround about their pre-Outbreak life. Some Traits are just flavor text, while others can give your survivors positive or negative effects. They can even affect your survivors' Core Skills or grant them different Community or Quirk Skills.

Each character has two to four traits out of a pool of ~1500 available ones. The list below contains 1013 of them, but we're continuously working on expanding it.

Notes:

  • There are Traits that have the same exact name, yet do not have the same effects. These skills are marked with an A, B or C ending to make them distinguishable.
  • Traits marked with (Daybreak only) ending are only available when playing the Daybreak DLC.
  • Traits marked with (Red Talon Contractors only) ending are only available for Red Talon Contractors.
  • Traits marked with (Heartland only) ending are only available for the characters in the Heartland DLC.

Traits

Name Description Positive Effect(s) Negative Effect(s) Provided Skill(s) Provided Hero Bonus
A Little Forgetful Sometimes I walk into a room, and I forget what I was ... what were we talking about? Affects Skills Breaks the Tension
A Little Sadistic Sometimes you have to make an example of someone. You know, to send a message. Starts conflicts with other people Hard Choices
Absent-Minded I swear I'd lose my head if it wasn't screwed on. Affects Skills ▶ -66% Medicine Experience Rate

▶ -66% Chemistry Experience Rate

▶ Sometimes wastes materials

▶ -66% Wits Experience Rate

Wits (max 4 levels)
Accountant I've got a lot of experience sizing up problems and making the math work out. Detailed Checklist
Action Choreographer I blocked out action sequences for a couple of local TV productions. Combat Exercises
Action Movie Extra We all got weapons training before filming began. But I think the whole point was to miss. Affects Skills Notices Things
Action Videographer My friends and I staged fake battles with air guns, and put the whole thing up on the Internet. Affects Skills

Computers

Good Entertainment
Active Duty Military I was on deployment when they pulled me back stateside to fight the outbreak. Affects Skills Firearms Training
Admin Assistant My job was to have everything my boss needed, when she needed it. Resourcefulness Detailed Checklist
Adrenaline Junkie I go out, I risk my life, and once I get safe inside, all I want to do is go out again. Sometimes wastes medicine Taking Risks
Advertiser I worked in advertising. It was exactly the way it looked on TV. I promise. Friendly Outreach
Aeronautics Engineer I was pretty specialized, but engineering is engineering. ▶ +100% Mechanics Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Engineering Reads Instructions
Afraid of Everything Spiders, heights, clowns ... you name it. Annoys irritable community members Sufficient Caution
Afraid of Rats Don't even joke about there being rats here. I think it's the tails; I can't even look at them! Pest Control
Agriculture Professor I was tenured at an agricultural school in the South. So yes, I know how to plant a garden. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Garden

▶ Affects Skills

Agriculture
Aircraft Mechanic The stuff I worked on was different from what you'll find around here, but I'm picking it up. Mechanics Exp Rate: +1.00 Mechanics Reads Instructions
All Out of Fucks I have none left to give. Starts conflict with other people Hard Choices
Always Cold It's really hard to get comfortable, now that I can't surround myself with space heaters. -20 Max Stamina Siestas
Always Kept Moving After the outbreak, I never sat still. Kept on the road, running from one disaster to the next. Affects Skills Setting the Pace
Always Packed a Lunch The lunches I brought got more elaborate, until I was serving myself a three-course meal. Affects Skills Cooking Meal Plan
Always Paid for Dinner I'm not just showing off my money. When you're with me, you're my responsibility. Party Planning
Always Vigilant You can't let anything get by you; not anymore. I'm always watching for the next disaster. Affects Skills Sufficient Caution
Always Wanted to Camp I used to dream about sleeping under the stars. Used to. Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities Outdoor Living
Amateur Comic I was the headliner at open mic night every single week! Affects Skills Comedy
Amateur Hypnotist I used to hypnotize my friends to embarrass them at parties. Still not sure if it really worked. Affects Skills
Amateur Painter It helps me relax after a long, hard day of not-painting. Affects Skills Painting Exceptional Taste
Amateur Pilot I guess I'll never achieve that dream of being asked to land a 747 during a crisis. Detailed Checklist
Ammo Hoarder You think I bought this ammo after the outbreak? This shit is from the last election day. Morale bonus from an upgraded Storage Ready Access Mags
Ammo Hobbyist I got really into making my own custom ammo loads, then shooting them at unusual targets. Affects Skills Sometimes wastes ammo Munitions Ready Access Mags
Angler I'm pretty good at catching food, if we can find a body of water that isn't full of corpses. Affects Skills Fishing Outdoor Living
Angsty How can you stand to live in a world like this? Easily Frustrated Journal Writing
Animal Lover I’ve had more friends with four legs than with two. Outdoor Living
Anxious All the Time I have these persistent worries that I just can't shake. People tell me to let it go, but how? -5 Morale Target of Sympathy
Army Grunt Don't call me sir. I worked for a living. Affects Skills Discipline

Assault

Firearms Training
Army Veteran We're all soldiers now, whether we enlisted or not. Affects Skills Discipline

Assault

Arthritis It seems like the slightest physical effort leaves me practically immobile for a couple of day. Affects Skills -75% Cardio Experience Rate Cardio (max 3 levels)
Ascetic Conscious self-denial is the key to inner peace. It also makes starving more tolerable. -50% Food Consumed Per Day Responsibility
Assembly-Line Worker I was lucky to have one of the few manufacturing jobs left ... before we lost them all. Affects Skills Craftsmanship Reads Instructions
Assistant Principal My job was to work with the actual kids, while the principal sat behind his shiny nameplate. Affects Skills Discipline Silence Policy
Astronomer We should have started work on a space colony decades ago. It may already be too late. Affects Skills Seminars
At Home in a Bar It's not really about the booze. It's just the only place I feel truly comfortable. Morale bonus from Stills and Bars Social Chameleon
Attended Trade School A So glad I went into construction, instead of getting that theater degree my dad wanted... ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Craftsmanship Stacking System
Attended Trade School B So glad I went into auto repair, instead of getting that degree my mom was pushing at me... ▶ Morale bonus from the Auto Shop

▶ Affects Skills

Mechanics Reads Instructions
Attended Trade School C Glad I got into utility work, instead of that liberal arts college my grandparents were into... ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Utilities Effective Sealants
Attending Physician When you're responsible for the residents' mistakes, you learn a lot about stress. And yelling. Affects Skills Medicine
Auditor Nothing gets by me. Affects Skills Notices Things
Auto Body Technician I'm not really a pro at fixing engines, but I can bang out all your dents. ▶ Morale bonus from the Auto Shop

▶ Affects Skills

Mechanics Reads Instructions
Auto Detailer Sometimes, I just don't tell people what I used to do. The messes they want me to clean up ... ▶ Morale bonus from the Auto Shop

▶ Affects Skills

Mechanics Cleaning Chart
Automated Systems Tech A modern factory will build an enormous machine and hire one person to keep it running. Affects Skills Electrical Consistent Routine
Automotive Technician I worked at an auto detailer, doing scheduled maintenance and minor repairs. ▶ Morale bonus from the Auto Shop

▶ Affects Skills

Automechanics Reads Instructions
Avid Cosplayer

(Heartland only)

Eventually I got to the point where I was more fun to make up my own characters and costumes. Affects Skills Fabrication
Avid Game Player If it's got rules, I'll give it a try. Morale bonus from an upgraded Lounge
Awful Fashion Sense Orange is the perfect color. It goes with everything! Annoys irritable community members Mending
Backwoods Upbringing Where I grew up, guns weren't political. They were pest control. Affects Skills Pest Control
Bad Back A It just runs in my family. We're all hunched over by the time we're sixty. Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary -15 Max Carrying Capacity Medical Inventory
Bad Back B Just about anything can throw my back out, and then I'm useless for days. ▶ -20 Max Health

▶ -30 Max Stamina

Medical Inventory
Bad Carpenter I rebuilt my entire basement on my own. I don't understand why the next owners gutted it ... ▶ Sometimes wastes materials

▶ -66% Craftsmanship Experience Rate

Craftsmanship (max 4 levels)
Bad Leg It's not quite a limp, but I definitely know when a storm is coming.
Bad Shot Some people just can't shoot, and I'm one of them. I do everything right, and I just miss. Shooting Exp Rate: -0.66
Bad Shoulder I did something bad to my shoulder once while climbing away from a horde of zombies. ▶ Fighting Exp. Rate: -0.75

▶ -5 Max Carrying Capacity

Baggage Handler "Actually, throwers don't worry about ticking, because modern bombs don't tick." Pack Maintenance
Bagpiper People really only let me get my instrument out for funerals. ▶ +10 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

-5 Morale (for everyone) Music Breathing Exercise
Baker I time my work to fill the base with the smell of baking bread when everyone is home.

▶ +3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking Sealed Containers
Ballroom Dancer I love to dance, but there aren't a lot of great partners left anymore. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Lounge

▶ Affects Skills

Barber I know my way around a sharp blade. Affects Skills Hairdressing Sharpening Regimen
Barista I like to make art with espresso foam. It's ephemeral, like life. Making Coffee Siphoning System
Bartender I definitely know my way around a kitchen, though most of my skills are alcohol-related. ▶ Morale bonus from Stills and Bars

▶ Affects Skills

Bartending Party Planning
BASE Jumper You'd be surprised what a person can survive. Affects Skills Taking Risks
Baseball Fan The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd ... there's no way to even fake it now. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector Sports Trivia Intramural Sports
Basement Dweller I lived in my parents' basement for years. Not much of a social life. But I survived. Morale bonus from luxury bed facilities -33% Standing Rewards Gives People Space
Basket Weaver Don't laugh. Underwater Basket Weaving was worth an elective credit. Sewing Mending
Basketball Fan A Honestly, it’s the sounds of the game that I miss, more than even the game itself. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector Intramural Sports
Basketball Fan B Honestly, it's the sounds of the game that I miss, more than even the game itself. Affects Skills Sports Trivia Intramural Sports
BBQ Master You can make the egg salad, but nobody touches the grill but me. Affects Skills Cooking Nose to Tail
Bead Crafter I sold my beadwork out of a little online store I ran myself. Affects Skills Sewing Pack Maintenance
Beatboxer We need to get an a capella group going. I'll lay down some beats, and the rest of you sing. ▶ +5 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Music Good Entertainment
Beautician I'm good at making people look good. Hairdressing Sincere Praise
Beekeeper Of course I've been stung. Got to a point where pain wasn't really an issue anymore. +30 Max Health Nose to Tail
Beer Lover A I’m not picky. I just love beer. Morale bonus from Stills and Bars Party Planning
Beer Lover B I'm not picky. I just love beer. ▶ Morale bonus from Stills and Bars

▶ Affects Skills

Bartending Party Planning
Behavior Analyst I became a BCBA because I saw what my brother went through with his autism.
Believes in People Hey, don't listen to those doubts, all right? I know you can handle this. Sincere Praise
Belligerent You talking to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to? ▶ Starts conflicts with other people

▶ -3 Morale

▶ Easily Frustrated

Tough Negotiation
Biathlete I mastered the ancient art of shooting things while on skis. Affects Skills Marathon

Sharpshooting

Bioengineering Professor

(Heartland only)

Might as well work on the zombie plague. Most people already think my job is science fiction. ▶ +100 Infection Resistance

▶ Affects Skills

Plague Pathology
Birdwatcher You should see what I can do with a pair of binoculars. (Watch birds. That's what.) Affects Skills Detailed Checklist
Blade Collector My bedroom wall was covered with swords. I could only take five or six of my favorites. Affects Skills Sharpening Regimen
Bleak Outlook This is more than just being sad. Everybody gets sad. This is ... something much worse. -7 Morale Target of Sympathy
Blogger I used to spend my spare time writing about my life, and responding to current events. Affects Skills Journal Writing
Blood Plague Survivor I've come back from blood plague three times now. I think I'm building up an immunity. -100% Plague Infection Back from the Edge
BMX Competitor I was this close to landing a sponsorship when things when south. Affects Skills
Bodyguard I worked for someone in Hollywood. I won't say who ... discretion is a big part of the job. Affects Skills
Bold Driver A You can't really know a car until the gas pedal hits the floor. Driving Driver Training
Bold Driver B You can't really know a car until the gas pedal hits the floor. Driver Training
Boot Camp Survivor

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Red Talon's boot camp is way harder than anything the zombies ever put me through. ▶ +20 Max Health

▶ Affects Skills

Booze Nerd I'll spend an entire weekend coming up with the perfect cocktail for an occasion. ▶ Morale bonus from Stills and Bars

▶ Affects Skills

Bartending Party Planning
Both Knees Replaced I'm basically a cyborg. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary

▶ Affects Skills

-66% Cardio Experience Rate

Cardio (max 4 levels) Target of Sympathy
Bounty Hunter The jobs aren't as wild as they look on TV, but you do need to know how to defend yourself. Affects Skills
Braggart Not everyone loves being around someone as confident as I am, but they definitely know I’m here. +50% Standing Rewards ▶ -3 Morale

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Tough Negotiation
Brave We all die eventually. You've just got to accept that, and do what needs to be done.
Breaking Champion I spent years toughening up my fists and feet until I could punch through cinderblocks. Affects Skills Endurance
Bright-Eyed Recruit

(Heartland only)

Once I found the Network, I knew I was home free. We're going to rebuild the world together. +15 Morale
Brittle It doesn't take much to push me over the edge. I've just had enough of this shit, you know? ▶ Easily Frustrated

▶ -30 Max Health

Broad-Shouldered You can carry a lot on a good set of shoulders. +15 Max Carrying Capacity
Bronto Gas Attendant The distinction is in the extinction! Affects Skills Mechanics Siphoning System
Bronto Gas Cashier I spent a lot of my time just standing there, staring at cars I'd never own. Affects Skills
Brush Clearer While other kids were off on spring break, I was hacking at the brush on my grandfather’s land. ▶ Morale bonus from Outdoor Bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening Sharpening Regimen
Building Super I managed the day-to-day at a downtown apartment building. That boiler was my nemesis. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Utilities Quiet Time
Built a PC I followed a tutorial online, and it works a solid ninety-five percent of the time. Affects Skills Computers Reads Instructions
Built a Treehouse It took three years to get it done, but it was basically a tiny clone of our actual house. Affects Skills Construction
Built Barricades We used to go nuts with our barricades ... but you know what? The zombies always got through. Affects Skills Craftsmanship Careful Demolition
Built Battle Robots I joined a bunch of engineering buddies to build fighting robots for one of those competitions. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Engineering Good Entertainment
Built the Worst Deck I built a deck behind my house once. We couldn't sell it until a professional replaced it. Affects Skills ▶ Sometimes wastes materials

▶ -33% Craftsmanship Experience Rate

Craftsmanship (max 6 levels)
Burly I've never been someone folks wanted to mess with. Affects Skills Irritable towards other people Powerhouse Tough Negotiation
Burned House Down I used to love experimenting with chemicals in my basement. Why would I need training? Affects Skills -66% Chemisty Experience Rate Chemistry (max 5 levels) Back from the Edge
Bus Driver One of my passengers died when I crashed the bus. They got up, and it was over from there. Affects Skills Driving Driver Training
Busybody I'm not looking for gossip, I just really care about what's going on in your life. Annoys irritable community members
Cabinetmaker Real intricate woodwork takes years of practice, and a lot of scrapped projects. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Craftsmanship Careful Demolition
Cadet Instructor

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I've run the gauntlet so many times, the new recruits' pain just makes me laugh. ▶ +50% Cardio Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Prowess
Cake Decorator I actually made a cake look like a head with a bullet hole once. Doesn’t seem as hilarious now. Affects Skills Cooking Party Planning
Camp Counselor I was actually teaching a wilderness survival class when the outbreak hit. ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Outdoor Living
Camp Physician I'm not a part of the military, but when the refugee camps needed doctors, I volunteered. Affects Skills Medicine Medical Reference
Campaign Manager I'm not the one standing at the podium. I'm the person in the back, reminding them what to say. Affects Skills Political Science
Campfire Cook I make the best foil dinners. You'd be amazed what I can do in there. ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking Nose to Tail
Can Sleep Anywhere I don't need a bed. I can catch a bit of shuteye anywhere I need to. -1 Beds Used Outdoor Living
Can Take a Punch My brothers and I used to practice hitting each other without flinching. -40% Injury Severity Personal Strength
Can't Sleep Alone I’ve had trouble sleeping alone since my last group got attacked in the middle of the night. -1 Beds Used ▶ -3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Backrubs
Cancer Survivor I beat cancer; we can beat this. +4 Morale Back from the Edge
Canvasser I know just enough about politics to get into an argument with you on your doorstep. Affects Skills Political Science
Car Chopper

(Heartland only)

The new world needs a new kind of car, and my head is full of ideas. Affects Skills Car Chopping
Car Hobbyist I even tricked out my buddy's hearse. ▶ Morale bonus from the Auto Shop

▶ Affects Skills

Automechanics Vehicle Delivery
Caravan Driver My last group kept it mobile, driving from one place to the next in an old RV. Driving
Caravan Mechanic Moving supplies across the frontier meant somebody had to learn how to keep the engines turning. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Mechanics
Caring When someone matters to me, they really know it. +3 Morale (for everyone)
Carried Everyone's Stuff

(Heartland only)

For some reason, everyone thought I would just carry things for them. Maybe because it was true. +15 Max Carrying Capacity
Carries Hand Sanitizer There is so much hand sanitizer left lying around stores. Is nobody washing their hands anymore? +50 Infection Resistance
Cashier If you need someone to stand there and count things, I’m here for you. Affects Skills Consistent Routine
Cat Burglar People have this weird habit of leaving their second-story windows open all night. Affects Skills Acrobatics

Stealth

Cat Lover I love cats. I love every kind of cat. I just want to hug all of them, but I can't. Backrubs
Cat Person If people were more like cats, there would be a lot more of us left. Siestas
Cautious Take thins slow, and you'll end up making better decisions.
CEO I was promoted to CEO when my boss retired to the country. I'll bet that guy is doing just fine. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Business Tough Negotiation
CFO The CEO got the big bonuses, but I was the one who kept it running behind the scenes. Affects Skills -25% Standing Rewards Business
Chain Smoker

(Heartland only)

The stress of overachieving led to some bad habits. This one ended my gymnastics career. -30 Max Stamina
Chainsaw Sculptor It was mostly bears. People have a thing for bears. Affects Skills Craftsmanship
Changed Jobs a Lot Some of us never found our dream job. We just took whatever we could get. Chillness
Cheerful People sometimes catch me smiling for no reason. +4 Morale
Chef They didn't put my name on the restaurant, but the people still kept coming back. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ Affects Skills

Cuisine
Chemist I wish it was crazy experiments every day, like the videos you see on the Internet. Affects Skills Chemistry
Child Care Worker Getting certified meant I had to take courses in emergency first aid and CPR. Affects Skills Medicine
Child of Celebrities My face was in the tabloids from day one. Fame, though. Once you've seen it up close? No thanks. -25% Standing Rewards
Chiropractor Everything that's wrong with you is because your back is misaligned. Everything. Affects Skills -66% Medicine Experience Rate Medicine (max 5 levels)
Choral Director You have to have a precise ear for pitch, and the ability to direct other people. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Music Friendly Reminders
Churrascaria Server I can be pretty deft with a knife when I need to be, at least when it comes to food. Affects Skills Cooking Sharpening Regimen
Cigar Enthusiast I'm wondering ... maybe it's actually easier to get things from Cuba now? -10 Max Stamina Exceptional Taste
City Council Member I finally ran for office, thinking I would make a difference to the world. Affects Skills Political Science
Cleaned Offices When I did my job right, no one knew I was there. Affects Skills Cleaning Chart
Clever I've always been able to think my way out of trouble. So far, anyway. Affects Skills
Climber A I was always willing to work the hardest jobs, and do what it took to earn that next promotion. Affects Skills Self-Promotion Setting the Pace
Climber B My parents found me at the top of a ceiling-height bookshelf before I knew how to walk. Affects Skills Acrobatics Taking Risks
Clumsy I'm as likely to hit my own face with a crowbar as I am to hit anything else. Affects Skills ▶ -66% Chemistry Experience Rate

▶ Sometimes wastes materials

▶ -66% Fighting Experience Rate

Fighting (max 4 levels)
Coffee Connoisseur I've spent the entire apocalypse hunting for a good cup of coffee. I’m still searching. Affects Skills Easily Frustrated Making Coffee Exceptional Taste
College Freshman I finally got out of high school, really started my life ... and then the world ended. Affects Skills Seminars
Combat Medic

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I know how to treat common injuries in the field, though some people say I overmedicate. ▶ +5 Max Meds Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ +25% Fatigue Severity (Community)

▶ Sometimes wastes medicine

Combat Medicine Field Medicine
Combat Medic My job was to patch people up while under fire, and to get them home in peace. Medicine Firearms Training
Combat Ready (Red Talon Contractors only) Let the zeds get close to me. See what happens. ▶ +50% Fighting Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Comic Book Dealer I traded and sold rare editions out on the convention floor, as well as a ton of other merch. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Lounge

▶ Affects Skills

Geek Trivia Storytelling
Comic Collector There’s always room in my pack for a few issues I’ve never read. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Lounge

▶ Affects Skills

Geek Trivia Storytelling
Comms Engineer

(Red Talon Contractors only)

With Red Talon, I worked on systems way ahead of what you have. So where do you keep the snacks? ▶ +5 Max Food Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ Sometimes wastes food

▶ +100% Food Consumed Per Day

Hacking Satellite Radio
Community Manager Well, I was no Sanya Weathers, but I did all right. Affects Skills People Skills Former Recognition
Competitive Eater If you put it in a bun, I can eat it. ▶ +30 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

+100% Food Consumed Per Day Cooking (max 1 level) Nose to Tail
Competitive Gymnast

(Heartland only)

I was definitely an overachiver in high school. That's the only type they let into gymnastics. ▶ +1 Labor

▶ Affects Skills

Gymnastics
Competitive Shooter I actually won a few trophies in shooting competitions. My event was Rapid Fire Pistol.

Morale bonus from Shooting training facilities

Affects Skills

Gunslinging Firearms Training
Compulsive Gardener Because sometimes you find a seed pod. And you think, “Hm. I could plant this!” So you do. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Garden

▶ +25% Gardening Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening Nose to Tail
Computer "Expert" Ice cream makes machines work better, especially computers. Spoon it right in. Affects Skills -75% Computers Experience Rate Computers (max 3 levels)
Confectioner My crowning accomplishment was a recreation of Dante's Inferno, entirely in taffy. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ Affects Skills

Cuisine Sealed Containers
Confident There's this voice inside me that keeps telling me I'm going to end up on top, no matter what. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ +20 Max Health

Moral Support
Conspiracy Theorist Oh, I could tell you exactly what caused the outbreak. But I don't think you want to know. Affects Skills -33% Wits Experience Rate
Consul Officer (Red Talon Contractors only) I've been to a lot of communities like this one, making deals and spreading our message. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Tactics Owed Favors
Contractor You don't just have to know your job. You've got to know all the other jobs, too. ▶ Morale bonus from the Staging Area

▶ Affects Skills

Convention Volunteer I got to wear a T-shirt that said "Enforcer" on it! Affects Skills People Skills Cleaning Chart
Cooked for the Squad

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Red Talon doesn't have a lot of full-time cooks, but when you're good, you get the job. ▶ +5 Max Food Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ +25% Vulnerability to Blood Plague (Community)

▶ Sometimes wastes food

Gut Packing Kitchen Patrol
Cosplayer I made all my costumes from scratch, so I could dress as the most obscure characters. Affects Skils Craftsmanship
Couch Potato Hey, I serve an important role around here. I'm holding down this couch. ▶ Morale bonus from luxury bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -66% Cardio Experience Rate

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -1 Labor

▶ -50% Standing Rewards

Cardio (max 3 levels) Siestas
Coupon Cutter I’d open up the sales papers every Sunday, and plan my entire week. Affects Skills Detailed Checklist
Covered Wars I was a photographer embedded with an Army unit in Iraq. I saw my share of combat. Affects Skills Scouting
Crazy Metabolism It's like I eat and eat, and all it does is give me more energy. +45 Max Stamina ▶ Sometimes wastes food

▶ +100% Food Consumed Per Day

Setting the Pace
Crochet Artist I made a three-piece suit, complete with socks, underwear, bowtie, and hat. All of it crochet. Affects Skills Sewing
Cross-Stitcher I had framed projects all over my house, each with an inspirational message. Affects Skills Sewing Mending
Cult Film Junkie You can't imagine how excited I got the first time I introduced the dead to my boomstick. Affects Skills Movie Trivia Exceptional Taste
Custodian I didn't just clean the place, I did odd jobs whenever something broke down. Affects Skills Utilities
Customer Service I got really good at listening to angry people, and still solving their problems productively. Affects Skills People Skills
D-I-Y Remodeler Let me tell you the joys of remodeling your own home. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Craftsmanship
Dancer I performed every night at the biggest theater in town. I doubt anyone is left alive there. Morale bonus from having a Lounge
Daredevil If it's crazy and life-threatening, I want to do it. I put my body through so much punishment. ▶ -30% Injury Severity

▶ +30 Max Health

Sometimes wastes medicine
Day Trader Split-second decision-making is a useful talent in any situation. Affects Skills Business
Day Laborer Every day, out in front of the hardware store, hoping somebody needed a rough pair of hands. Affects Skills Careful Demolition
Dead Zone Runner

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I did a tour running supplies into areas where our vehicles and comms couldn't reach. ▶ +10 Light Carrying Capacity

▶ Affects Skills

Prowess
Decent Shot I've always been decent shot on the range, even without any formal training. Affects Skills Shooting Advice
Decrepit I'm on my last legs. We're all better off if I can find a way to contribute while sitting down. Affects Skills

-45 Stamina

-75% Cardio Experience Rate

-75% Fighting Experience Rate

Cardio (max 3 levels)

Fighting (max 3 levels)

Delivery Driver I got to know the city like the back of my hand, just in time to leave it behind forever. Affects Skills Driving Frequent Check-ins
Demolitionist

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I was the one who set the charges while everyone else ran for cover. ▶ +5 Max Ammo Storage

▶ +5 Max Fuel Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ +1 Zombie Threat

▶ +1 Beds Used

▶ Sometimes wastes ammo

Demolitions
Dental Hygienist I definitely wasn't a doctor back then, but I knew my way around the basics. Affects Skills Medicine
Dentist I'm licensed to use anaethesia, and cut into your face. That's the best you're going to get. Affects Skills Surgery
Dependable Friend I was a lot of people's "one phone call". ▶ Not Easily Frustrated

▶ +50% Standing Rewards

Designated Marksman I trained hard to keep my squad alive when the enemy was out of everyone's reach but mine. ▶ Morale Bonus from Shooting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Sharpshooting Veteran Instincts
Determined Once I commit to something, it's really hard to shake me loose. ▶ +20 Max Health

▶ Not Easily Frustrated

▶ +20 Max Stamina

Hard Determination
Diehard Veteran

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I've got feral blood in my veins. Nothing can stop me. ▶ -40% Injury Severity

▶ +100 Infection Resistance

▶ Affects Skills

Heroism Utility Vests
Digestive Problems I’d love to change my diet, but that isn’t an option. It’s like a flamethrower, it’s horrible. Morale bonus from having a Latrine ▶ -7 Morale

▶ -10 Max Health

Meal Plan
Digital Artist Painting just isn't the same without my tablet and stylus. Affects Skills Painting
Disorganized A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind. Affects Skills -3 Morale
Distrusts Outsiders Unknown Irritable towards other people
Diver Working underwater is like doing constant resistance training. Affects Skills Marathon Siphoning System
Does Heavy Lifting For some reason, wherever I go, I'm the one who has to carry all the big stuff. Affects Skills Pack Maintenance
Does Tons of Squats I've never once skipped leg day. ▶ Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities

▶ +10 Max Carrying Capacity

Does Yoga You need to be limber and focused to survive out there. ▶ Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Morning Yoga
Doesn't Get Along

(Heartland only)

Folks always seem to have a problem with me. I don't have one with them unless they piss me off. Starts conflicts with other people
Dog Person You'll never find a better friend.
Dog Walker Rich people don't have time to walk their own dogs. I could get ten on the leash at a time. Affects Skills Consistent Routine
Dolorous Thanks for noticing me. ▶ Easily Frustrated

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -3 Morale

Helpful Mockery
Doomed I can see my death coming, just around the corner. I'd might as well accept it. ▶ Sometimes wastes medicine

▶ -45 Max Health

Drag Racer Driving straight into the face of certain death is what I was born for. Driving
Dream Therapist To understand ourselves, we must understand our dreams... and a good rest is crucial for that. Affects Skills Sleep Psychology
Dreamed of Retirement

(Heartland only)

One last score and I'd have been out. I'm just not cut out for drudge work. +25% Standing Rewards
Drill Sergeant I trained hundreds of soldiers until they could look death in the eye and watch it blink. Affects Skills Discipline Moral Support
Drinks Cold Medicine For a while, it’s all I could get. Now I actually kind of like the taste. ▶ Morale bonus from Stills and Bars

▶ +50 Infection Resistance

Drove a Crappy Car I had this old car in high school that I swear broke down every week. Affects Skills Automechanics Driver Training
Drummer I drummed for a little band on the side. Didn't pay, but I worked up a good sweat every night. Affects Skills Good Entertainment
Early Riser I don't really need as much sleep as other people. I'm ready to go right at the crack of dawn! +10 Max Stamina Morning Yoga
Easily Bored It's just really hard for me to focus on something when it isn't life or death. Affects Skills -66% Wits Experience Rate Wits (max 6 levels)
Easily Distracted It's just really hard for me to focus on something when- SQUIRREL! Affects Skills -66% Wits Experience Rate Wits (max 6 levels)
Eats Like a Bird I don’t know how other people eat so much. I’m full pretty much the moment I sit down. -50% Food Consumed Per Day Meal Plan
Empathetic Have you ever read any Butler? I feel like I'm Lauren. If you feel it, then I feel it too. Avoids getting into conflicts Moral Support
EMT During the outbreak, I saved the ones I could, and made sure the ones I couldn't never got up. Affects Skills Medicine Medical Inventory
Encouraging A Yes we can! ▶ Not Easily Frustrated

▶ +3 Morale

Sincere Praise
Encouraging B Hey, I know you've suffered some setbacks, but I'm with you, no matter what. Words of Comfort
Energetic I get antsy when I'm sitting down too long. I want to get out and do something! +10 Max Stamina Setting the Pace
Engineering Student I didn't have my degree yet when it all went down, but I can usually figure things out. Affects Skills Engineering
English Major Man, I thought my degree was useless BEFORE the outbreak. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Lounge

▶ Affects Skills

Literature
Entrepreneur I built myself up from nothing once; I can do it again. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Business
Entourage Member One of my friends had a brief pop career before the outbreak, and brought me along for the ride. Affects Skills
Environmentalist A Well ... at least our carbon footprint is way lower now. +3 Morale
Environmentalist B Nothing goes to waste when I'm around. Affects Skills Recycling
Erratic I just do whatever pops into my head. Don't worry, it's all good stuff, I promise. Affects Skills ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -33% Standing Rewards

Erratic Driver Sometimes I wake up and realize I've been driving on the shoulder for the last mile. ▶ Sometimes wastes fuel

▶ -25% Fuel Efficiency

Ethnomusicologist I came at it from the anthropology side, but I've really gotten into music since then. Affects Skills Music Seminars
Excellent Game Master I had an entire mythology built up that now only survives in my head. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Geek Trivia Good Entertainment
Exiled I tried to change things at my old place, and they kicked me out. Please keep me around. Not Easily Frustrated -50% Standing Rewards
Experimented with AI

(Heartland only)

I made an algorithm that was really good at recognizing and reproducing images of ducks. Affects Skills Machine Learning
Expert Traveler I can fit a full suitcase's worth of stuff in a carry-on bag. ▶ +10 Light Carrying Capacity

▶ Affects Skills

Pre-Packed Gear
Exterminator Clearing infestations was already my specialty. Affects Skills Chemistry Pest Control
Extremely Competitive Want to race to that tree over there? Irritable towards other people
Extremely Loyal I will do anything to keep my people alive. I really mean it. Anything. Hard Choices
Exuberant I've got that youthful exuberance that keeps me going all day! ▶ -40% Fatigue Severity

▶ +20 Max Stamina

Face Painter You want me to put a butterfly on your cheek? Painting
Facilities Engineer

(Red Talon Contractors only)

You want to live somewhere long-term, you're going to need an infrastructure. ▶ +5 Max Materials Storage

▶ +5 Max Fuel Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -25% Facility Action Speed

▶ Sometimes wastes materials

Infrastructure Water Conservation
Factory Worker I was lucky to have one of the few manufacturing jobs left ... before we lost them all. Affects Skills Mechanics Work Schedule
Fanfic Writer I’m secretly shipping half the people in my community. Affects Skills Journal Writing
Farmer Unknown

Morale bonus from Large-Slot Farms

Gardening
Fast Food Worker The hardest part is working a double shift without the customer knowing how tired you are. Affects Skills Cooking Work Schedule
Fastidious I clean up every mess I see, like it's a compulsion. I think it pays off, though, don't you? ▶ +3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Affects Skills

Fears Needles Just of the sight of my skin being broken makes me panic a little. -20 Max Health Sufficient Caution
Feckless I am all out of feck. Sometimes wastes medicine
Feels Embarathy Some single-camera sitcoms make me cringe more than a horror movie.
Fiery Protester I can identify what brand of pepper spray you use from thirty yards away. ▶ Starts conflicts with other people

▶ Easily Frustrated

Fights Defensively Whenever I’m in trouble, I've got this reflex to draw in and defend myself. ▶ -40% Injury Severity

▶ +30 Max Health

Film Buff I prefer every director's early work. ▶ Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector

▶ Affects Skills

Movie Trivia
Film Critic I co-hosted a movie podcast with one of my friends. I usually won the Box Office Challenge. ▶ Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector

▶ Affects Skills

Movie Trivia
Film Director You have to have enough confidence in your vision to lead other people through the worst of it. +75% Standing Rewards
Filthy In the nineteenth century, people only bathed like once a year. This is frontier life, man. Affects Skills

-33% Standing Rewards

-25 Infection Resistance

Annoys irritable community members

Fire Marshal I can definitely tell you that this entire town is a deathtrap. Affects Skills Detailed Checklist
Firearms Enthusiast

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Your weapon is the only thing between you and certain death. You have to take care of it. ▶ +5 Max Ammo Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ +2 Zombie Threat

▶ Sometimes wastes ammo

Firearms Maintenance
Firewatch Officer I spent weeks at a time in a remote observation tower, hoping my job stayed boring. ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Frequent Check-ins
Fish Noodler I'm used to having monsters taking a bite out of me. Affects Skills Fishing Nose to Tail
Fished Professionally We stayed on the boat for as long as we could, before thirst drove us back to land. Affects Skills Fishing Nose to Tail
Fitness Boxer I had a heavy bag in my garage, and every night, I'd go a few rounds pretending it was my boss. ▶ Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Fitness Guru
Flatuent He who smelt it dealt it. ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -33% Standing Rewards

Fleet Manager It’s been awhile since I’ve been shoulder-deep in an engine, but I still know my way around. Affects Skills Mechanics Work Schedule
Flinches at Noises Firing a gun is just awful for me. I can't seem to get used to the noise. Affects Skills -66% Shooting Experience Rate Shooting (max 4 levels)
Florist I did my share of flower arrangements, but I preferred to work with the potted plants. Affects Skills Gardening
Foam Dart Champion We had these foam dart guns at work, and I would annihilate everyone during lunch. Affects Skills Party Planning
Food Allergies I've had to cook special meals my whole life. Especially now that epinephrine is so rare. Affects Skills -20 Max Health Cooking
Food Borrower We're all friends here, right? What's the big deal if I eat off your plate now and then? ▶ Sometimes wastes food

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ +50% Food Consumed Per Day

Food Critic The real tragedy here is the lack of a decent chef anywhere on the frontier. Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen -5 Morale
Food Hoarder I filled cart after cart, blasting through my credit cards, and trucked it all home. Morale bonus from upgraded Storage
Food Sharer I'm really not going to eat this. Why don't you have it instead? -25% Food Consumed Per Day Backrubs
Food Torturer I love cooking! I swear, you can never boil anything too long, or add too much salt. Affects Skills ▶ Sometimes wastes food

▶ -66% Cooking Experience Rate

Cooking (max 3 levels)
Foolhardy Come on, what's the worst that could happen? Sometimes wastes Medicine
Foot Pain Carrying a lot of weight is a bad idea when your feet are trying to kill you. Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary -10 Max Carrying Capacity
Football Fan A My friends and I used to get painted up for our home team, and go scream at the refs. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector Intramural Sports
Football Fan B My friends and I used to get painted up for out home team, and go scream at the refs. Affects Skills Sports Trivia Intramural Sports
Forager

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I know how to keep the squad going when the supply lines run dry. ▶ +5 Max Food Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -1 Labor

▶ Sometimes wastes medicine

Foraging Foraging Program
Forensic Scientist I love watching crime shows on TV and blogging about how they get every single thing wrong. Affects Skills Chemistry Cleaning Chart
Forestry Technician I love working outside, with living things, that don't talk back. Affects Skills Gardening Quiet Time
Forklift Driver The wheels turn differently from a normal car. You've got to relearn everything from scratch. Affects Skills Driving
Former Activist A I've always had to fight to protect those who couldn't protect themselves. Easily Frustrated
Former Activist B The world was full of sheep before the outbreak. Filling it with zombies hasn't changed much. ▶ Irritable towards other people

▶ Easily Frustrated

Former Billionaire I sold my app-developement startup for ten figures, back when money was a thing. Affects Skills -25% Standing Rewards Business
Former Burglar I was the worst burglar, and I knew I was bound to get caught. So I quit while I was ahead.
Former Drill Instructor

(Heartland only)

The soldiers I trained didn't break, even against crashing waves of undead. Affects Skills Drill Instruction Military Access
Former Gang Member I volunteer a lot in my neighborhood, trying to help troubled kids do better than I did. ▶ Avoids getting into conflicts

▶ Affects Skills

Former Goth Yeah, it was cool back then. No really, it was. Mending
Former Homeowner A I still get emotional when I think about all the equity we used to have. Careful Demolition
Former Homeowner B Owning your own home is a full-time job. Or at least a life-consuming hobby. Affects Skills Utilities Careful Demolition
Former Inmate Yeah, I did some time. It wasn't a lot, but it leaves a scar on your life, all the same.
Former Metalhead My old jacket would set off metal detectors in the next room. Exceptional Taste
Former Model I mostly modeled for local ads, but I looked great, I had an agent, and I was going somewhere. Affects Skills Meal Plan
Former Rock Star I'm kind of a big deal. Affects Skills Music
Former Shut-In I spent years inside my own house. Family members brought me all my groceries. Sufficient Caution
Forum Admin Sometimes I really start to miss the power of my banhammer. Affects Skills People Skills
Fought in the Pits I thought for sure I'd be dead after one fight, but I managed to win my freedom. Affects Skills Close Combat Hard Determination
Freelance Consultant A Half my job was getting the next job. I made them feel like they couldn't live without me. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Business
Freelance Consultant B Half my job was getting the next job. I made them feel like they couldn't live without me. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Computers
Freelance Consultant C Half my job was getting the next job. I made them feel like they couldn't live without me. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Scrum Certification
Freerunner I took classes because it looked cool. I had no idea these skills would save my life. Affects Skills Acrobatics Impressive Moves
Frequent Anxiety Sometimes I feel like my heart is just going to beat out of my chest, and I don't know why. -5 Morale Target of Sympathy
Fresh-Faced I missed the worst times, and I think you can see it in my face. I haven't been hardened yet. +4 Morale
Friendly I really like everybody here. I don't know, we just really seem to get along. ▶ Not Easily Frustrated

▶ +50% Standing Rewards

From a Big Family Our reunions always required large outdoor spaces. Cleaning Chart
From a Fishing Town I spent the last several years on the coast of Maine, where fishing is just a way of life. ▶ +10 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Fishing
From a Military Family Both my grandfathers and my parents were in the Army. Of course I enlisted. Affects Skills Discipline
From a Rural Area Where I'm from, you're so far away from everyone else, you have to be able to fend for yourself. +30 Max Stamina Mending
From an Armored Unit

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Pacifying the frontier is a lot easier with an inch of steel between you and the zombies. ▶ +5 Max Fuel Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -1 Labor

▶ Sometimes wastes fuel

Mobile Operations
From the Great Lakes Everyone in my town fishes. When they're not ice skating. ▶ +10 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Fishing Nose to Tail
Front Line Experience

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I've been on the real frontier. It's a constant siege, day in and day out. ▶ -40% Fatigue Severity

▶ Affects Skills

Heroism
Frontier Con Artist I've claimed to be a doctor, but it always ended badly. I should just admit what I'm good at. People Skills
Frontier Prospector Imagine a town with no zombies, and full cabinets in every house. I'll find it one day. Affects Skills Scouting
Frontier Runner I used to run a route keeping enclaves in contact with each other. Then they got radios. Affects Skills Stealth

Marathon

Frontier Sniper I had a community a while back that stationed me on a high rooftop, covering the only way in. Affects Skills Sharpshooting
Frustrated If this community doesn't make me feel safe and wanted, why am I here? -25 Morale
Fry Cook No, I don’t understand all that fifties diner-speak. I can read a ticket, though. Affects Skills Cooking
Funeral Home Director We had a really bad time on the day of the outbreak. I think you can imagine. Affects Skills People Skills Words of Comfort
Funny People tell me I'm funny, but it's really the world that's hilarious. I just point it out. +4 Morale Breaks the Tension
Furniture Adjuster The company sent me out to all the biggest clients to adjust chairs and desks for ergonomics. ▶ +3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Affects Skills

Mechanics
Game Designer Most important job, ever. Design
Gas Hoarder The moment I heard about the outbreak, I filled up every container I had. Morale bonus from upgraded Storage Effective Sealants
Gas Station Attendant I've seen enough busted cars in my day to at least point you in the right direction. Affects Skills Mechanics
Gave to Every Panhandler I just couldn't tell somebody, "I deserve this money more than you do." Friendly Outreach
Generous No, you can have the whole can of potted meat food product. I'm fine. +25% Standing Rewards Good Example
Geneticist I've heard a million theories about how zombies actually work, and they all suck. Affects Skills Pathology
Geocacher It was the world’s best game, before all the GPS satellites got out of alignment. ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Geologist Why couldn't it have been a volcano? I was ready for a volcano.
Germophobe The loss of running water was one of the worst things that ever happened to me. +50 Infection Resistance Annoys irritable community members
Gets Carsick I've tried everything. I'd rather spend all day walking than get in a car. -50% Fuel Efficiency
Gets Migraines I spent way too much of my life in terrible, pointless agony. Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary -30 Max Health
Gets Rashes I always get rashes under my backpack straps if I let myself sweat too much. Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary -10 Max Carrying Capacity
Glutton Rationing is just depressing. How can we call this living, if we aren't even eating? Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen ▶ Sometimes wastes food

▶ +50% Food Consumed Per Day

Siestas
Goes by Last Name My friends always called me by my last name, and it sort of stuck throughout my life.
Golf Caddy I got to the point where I didn't even notice the weight of the clubs anymore. Affects Skills Backpacking
Golfer I never went pro, but I knew I could hold my own at a casual business meeting. Affects Skills Striking
Good Arm I could always throw further and hit harder than the other kids in school. Affects Skills Impressive Moves
Good Habits I've learned a lot of good habits since the outbreak, most involving disinfectant. +50 Infection Resistance Hygiene Standards
Good Listener How does that make you feel? +25% Standing Rewards Sounding Board
Good Posture I can walk all day with a book balanced on my head. +5 Max Carrying Capacity Morning Yoga
Goofball I don't get a whole lot of work done, but I think people still sort of like having me around. ▶ +3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -1 Labor

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Positive Outlook
Got Beaten Up I was a small kid at a tough school, so I've definitely taken my share of hits.

Avoids getting into conflicts

Affects Skills

Endurance
Got Fired A Lot People thought I was lazy, but the truth is, I just did't care. ▶ -1 Labor

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Got into Bar Fights I can get a little silly when I drink, and that’s landed me in more than one drunken brawl. Morale bonus from Stills and Bars Starts conflicts with other people
Gracious There's no cost to saying "thank you" when someone helps you out. +3 Morale (for everyone)
Great Cook People tell me they love my cooking. I don't know what the deal is, I just make it up as I go. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking Nose to Tail
Greedy One for you, two for me. One for you, three for me. -10% Standing Rewards
Green Thumb For some reason, plants grow like kudzu around me. I might have superpowers. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Garden

▶ +50% Gardening Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening
Grew Up Around Cars In my neighborhood, every driveway had some old beater that the owner was fixing up. ▶ Morale bonus from an Auto Shop

▶ Affects Skills

Mechanics
Grew Up in Suburbia It was the height of human achievement. A place where people could survive with zero skills. -10 Max Stamina Consistent Routine
Grew Up Poor I grew up in a town with a few thousand people, and only a few hundred jobs. Responsibility
Groundskeeper It was a huge job if I took on every task I could think of. But that's how I like to work. Affects Skills Gardening
Guidance Counselor My job was to help high school students figure out their futures. Did not see this coming.

Avoids getting into conflicts

Affects Skills

Resourcefulness

Guilt-Motivated You don't need to tell me what I've done wrong. I'm perfectly capable of torturing myself. Easily Frustrated
Guitarist I did a lot of guitar work on movie soundtracks, and played in a couple of local cover bands. Affects Skills Music
Gym Rat Go ahead and call me names. When the zombies showed up, I was pumped and ready to go. ▶ Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Gymnast There's nowhere for me to compete anymore, but this new world gives me plenty of training. Affects Skills Acrobatics
Habitual Volunteer I'm always the first to raise my hand when we need volunteers. Everything sounds fun!
Had a Beloved Aunt She helped me to become the person I am today.
Had a Chemistry Set I needed a new chemistry set every year as a kid, as I burned through all the experiments. Affects Skills Chemistry
Had a Flower Garden I kept a few flowers along my driveway, and next to the porch. Bees kept salesmen away. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Garden

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening
Had a Garage Band It never got very far after high school, but man, did we use to ROCK.
Had a Gorgeous Backyard We had a winding path between terraces of different floral displays. There was even a gazebo. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Garden

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening Exceptional Taste
Had a Loud Neighbor If you put enough padding on the wall, it drowns out most of the shouting. Affects Skills Soundproofing Quiet Time
Had a Paper Route I used to have a paper route as a kid. Every morning, up and biking at the crack of dawn. Affects Skills Consistent Routine
Had a Retirement Fund I started investing in my twenties, so that by the time I hit fifty, I'd be set for life.
Had a Scholarship All the work I put into getting that scholarship. Wasted. Affects Skills
Had a Son You never truly get over the loss of a child. You just get by.
Had Alcohol Issues I'm not saying I had a problem ... but some folks probably did.
Had an Absent Father People ask me if I miss him, but screw that guy.
Had Knee Replaced One of my knees was just destroyed. It took multiple surgeries just to get back to limping. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary

▶ Affects Skills

-66% Cardio Experience Rate Cardio (max 6 levels) Target of Sympathy
Had LAN Parties Every month, my friends brought their Xboxes to my house for some local eight-player Gears. Affects Skills Computers
Had Older Brothers Growing up, dinnertime was like a feeding frenzy. Meal Plan
Had Weapons Training My first group included this combat enthusiast who trained us with weapons every single day. Affects Skills
Halitosis My breath is fine. See? Smell it. Where are you going? ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -33% Standing Rewards

Gives People Space
Hall Monitor I volunteered at my kid's school as a hall monitor. It was nice to be there when they needed me. Affects Skills Silence Policy
Halo Champion I know it’s not real combat, but you do learn something about tactics and teamwork. Affects Skills
Hand Model It's hard to learn to fight when you think of your own hands like they're made out of glass. ▶ -66% Shooting Experience Rate

▶ -66% Fighting Experience Rate

Handy I'm good at figuring out what's wrong when something is dripping or sparking. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Utilities
Hard as Nails I sometimes like to do risky or painful things, just to test my limits. ▶ -50% Injury Severity

▶ +30 Max Health

Hard Driving

(Heartland only)

I don't believe in limits. Why go around something when you can go through it? +50% Vehicle Endurance
Hard to Kill I've picked myself up after fights that left dozens of people dead. ▶ -40% Injury Severity

▶ +45 Max Health

Hardcore Prepper They called me paranoid, but here I am, alive, well-equipped, and vindicated. ▶ Morale bonus from the Armory

▶ Affects Skills

Engineering
Hardy My body can take a bit more punishment than most people's. ▶ -30% Injury Severity

▶ +10 Max Health

Personal Strength
Has a Lead Foot I've always dreamed about a world without speed limits. ▶ Sometimes wastes fuel

▶ -33% Fuel Efficiency

Has a Pain Disorder I've been getting these weird aches and pains for years. Maybe it's psychosomatic, but why? Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary -10 Max Health Medical Inventory
Has Allergies Maybe the zombies are trying to kill you, but the trees and flowers are trying to kill me. -20 Max Stamina Hygiene Standards
Has an Old Work Injury I hurt my back falling from a billboard a couple of years ago. Affects Skills ▶ -15 Max Carrying Capacity

▶ -5 Light Carrying Capacity

▶ -20 Max Health

Painting
Has Astigmatism Once I lost my contacts, that was it for my eyesight. Affects Skills -66% Shooting Experience Rate Shooting (max 3 levels)
Has Chronic Pain This pain has been with me since before the outbreak. My doctor wasn't even sure what to do. Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary -20 Max Health
Has Nightmares I had really bad dreams even back when life was normal. I keep hoping this is just one of them. ▶ -20 Max Stamina

▶ +33% Fatigue Severity

Target of Sympathy
Has Rough Hands I’ve got hard-earned callouses that make it easier for me to climb and fight without a break. ▶ +20 Max Stamina

▶ +10 Max Health

Has Severe Allergies Unknown -30 Max Stamina
Has Traumatic Flashbacks I have these horrible reactions that remind me of the outbreak. I really can't talk about it. -7 Morale Veteran Instincts
Hated Camping My idea of camping is a hotel without room service. Sleeping on the ground is not an option. Affects Skills High Expectations
Hated Thanksgiving I'm thankful we don't have time for ridiculous holidays anymore. +3 Morale
Hated the Boss I've never gotten along well with authority figures. Aside from me, of course. ▶ Irritable towards other people

▶ Easily Frustrated

Hates Horror Movies I spent my life avoiding gross or shocking movies, and now I'm living in one. -5 Morale
Hates to be Alone I don't get along all that well with myself.
Hates Trespassers My home is my castle. If you stop by, you'd better have an invitation. Irritable towards other people
Having Midlife Crisis I wasted my twenties, and bam, they were gone. Well, I'm having my adventures now, dammit.
Hearse Driver I thought someone was pranking me when I heard clawing and knocking in the back of my hearse ... Affects Skills Driving Driver Training
Heart Problems It's not that I can't run. I just have to pace myself if I don't want to give myself a coronary. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary

▶ Affects Skills

-66% Cardio Experience Rate Cardio (max 4 levels)
Heavy Hitter I wasn't always the best fighter, but when I hit somebody, they felt it. ▶ +25% Fighting Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Personal Strength
Held the Line We held the perimeter of our town against the horde for weeks before we ran out of ammo. Affects Skills Assault
Helpful to a Fault When someone is in trouble, I volunteer almost by reflex. Whether it's a good idea or not. Annoys irritable community members
Hero Complex Look, somebody has to step in and make things right. Why can't it be me? Annoys irritable community members Inspiring Speeches
Hesitant I've lost too much already. I'm not about to risk what I have left on somebody's whim.
High Lung Capacity My coach said I was a born swimmer. Really good lung capacity, apparently. +20 Max Stamina Breathing Excersise
High Metabolism I can really put it away at the dinner table, but I put all that energy to good use. +20 Max Stamina ▶ Sometimes wastes food

▶ +50% Food Consumed Per Day

High Pain Threshold "I want you to hit me as hard as you can." ▶ +30 Max Health

▶ 50% Fighting Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Personal Strength
High School Athlete I kind of did everything in high school. Every sport, that is. My parents got sick of driving
High School Mascot It's like playing the game, but in a big hot suit, with no respect. Never did anything harder. Affects Skills Helpful Mockery
High School Principal

(Heartland only)

Those kids all ran me ragged. It wasn't their fault we were chronically understaffed. ▶ +1 Labor

▶ Affects Skills

Discipline Daily Inspiration
High School Teacher A The pay was lousy and the hours were terrible, but ... yeah, that's how it was. Affects Skills Silence Policy
High School Teacher B The pay was lousy and the hours were terrible, but ... yeah, that's how it was.
Highly Responsible I can't stand to see something slip around here. If there's a job that needs doing, I jump in. ▶ +1 Labor

▶ +25% Standing Rewards

Highway Patrol I never knew what kind of people I was going to pull over. I had to be ready for anything. Affects Skills
Hiker There used to be nothing better than being alone in the woods. ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Gives People Space
Hit the Range With the amount of money I spent on ammo, you'd think I should have owned the place. ▶ Morale bonus from Shooting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Ammo Wishlist
Hoards Things

(Heartland only)

People will hurt you and leave you behind, but stuff sticks around forever. ▶ +10 Materials Storage

▶ Affects Skills

Scavenging Scavenging Runs
Holding Out Hope The government airdropped supplies that kept us going for months! We know they're coming back. +4 Morale Inspiring Speeches
Holed Up at a Farm We spent our first winter holed up in a barn. That spring, we even tried to plant something. ▶ Morale bonus from large-slot Farms

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening
Homebody I don't need to go out scavenging if you'd rather go. There's plenty for me to do here.
Homebrewer There’s a special kind of talent that goes into brewing a really good beer. +25% Chemistry Experience Rate

Morale bonus from Stills and Bars

Homeopath Don't trust the establishment. All they want to do is profit from your disease, not cure it. Affects Skills

-75% Medicine Experience Rate

Medicine (max 3 levels) Friendly Outreach
Hong Kong Cinema Fan I've seen every fighting style that exists. Plus a few that don't. ▶ Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector

▶ Affects Skills

Movie Trivia
Hopeful I don't know, I just have this feeling that things are going to be all right. +6 Morale
Hopeless Romantic My first instinct is always to go for the grand gesture.
Horse Jockey Everybody thinks the horse is doing all the work. Affects Skills
Hospice Nurse I'm sort of accustomed to death and disease. But can you ever really get used to it? Affects Skills Medicine Words of Comfort
Hospital Admin I'm not a doctor, but I worked in a hospital for years, and I know everything that can go wrong. Affects Skills Medicine
Hostler It takes work to get the right train onto the right track, facing the right direction.
Hotelier After managing a three-hundred-room hotel, I think our little community is a piece of cake. Affects Skills People Skills Cleaning Chart
House Had Black Mold It was just once, but ever since I can't help but wash everything twice. Affects Skills Hygiene Cleaning Chart
Huge Jerk If I wanted your opinion, I'd give it to you. ▶ Easily Frustrated

▶ Starts conflicts with other people

▶ -7 Morale (for everyone)

▶ -66% Standing Rewards

Hard Choices
Huge Savings Account I used to put away a third of every paycheck. I figured I'd have cash for my retirement. Sigh.
Human Potato I'm soft, and I just sort of sat around most of my life. What else would you call that? ▶ Morale bonus from luxury bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -66% Cardio Experience Rate

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -66% Fighting Experience Rate

Cardio (max 3 levels)

Fighting (max 3 levels)

Human Resources If I'm doing my job right, the whole place runs smoothly, and no one knows I'm there. Avoids getting into conflicts -50% Standing Rewards
Hunting Trips My family went on week-long hunting trips. I've known my way around a rifle since I was five. Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

Affects Skills

HVAC Repair The systems I worked on were a dumpster fire. I'm almost glad the zombies put an end to it. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Mechanics
Hyper-Partisan There were people in this country who were bringing us all down, with or without the zombies. Starts conflicts with other people
Hyper-Prepared I never go outside without a week's worth of gear. Affects Skills Resourcefulness Ready Access Mags
Hypochondriac Oh my god, oh my god, it's bleeding, I'm gonna die! Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary ▶ Sometimes wastes medicine

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ +25% Injury Severity

Idealist Look, we finally have a chance to get things right! Easily Frustrated
Idyllic Childhood It took me a long time to realize most folks didn't have it as good as I did.
Immature You know what else is immature? Your butt. ▶ -66% Wits Experience Rate

▶ -33% Standing Rewards

Immortal Nothing can kill me, man. The world has tried, and the world has failed. Bring it, baby! ▶ -40% Injury Severity

▶ +45 Max Health

Taking Risks
Impostor Syndrome I don't even know why I survived, it doesn't make sense. Nobody should listen to me, seriously. -50% Standing Rewards Responsibility
In Mourning I got my family out alive, then lost them one by one as we picked our way across the country. -7 Morale Words of Comfort
In Recovery I’m still counting my days of sobriety. It’s the only calendar that matters anymore. Morale penalty from Stills and Bars
In the Peace Corps I hope my experience will be as valuable to our new life as other folk's military training.
In Witness Protection Starting over is usually better than dying.
Inattentive Cook Look, everybody sets fire to the kitchen once in a while, right? Affects Skills ▶ Sometimes wastes food

▶ -66% Cooking Experience Rate

Cooking (max 5 levels)
Incompetent People keep taking jobs away from me. It's like they don't trust me to do anything right. ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -1 Labor

▶ -50% Standing Rewards

Overcompensating
Incredible Immune System When everyone else was down with the flu, I always felt great. Can't really explain it. +100 Infection Resistance
Indefatigable I'm always the last one to get worn out after a hard day out in the field. ▶ -40% Fatigue Severity

▶ +30 Max Stamina

Indie App Developer I made a good living making tiny games and weird joe apps out of my basement. Affects Skills Computers Sounding Board
Infectious Energy

(Heartland only)

Friends called me enthusiastic. Other people called me obnoxious. Whatever, they're all dead. ▶ +15% Influence Gained

▶ +50% Facility Action Speed

Crowdsourcing
Inside Person

(Heartland only)

Go ahead and work out under your deadly sky orb. I'm happy in my screen-lit room. Affects Skills ▶ -66% Fighting Experience Rate

▶ -33% Cardio Experience Rate

Fighting (max 3 levels)

Cardio (max 5 levels)

Insomniac I just can't seem to get to sleep at night. Am I afraid I won't wake up? Morale bonus from luxury bed facilities ▶ -20 Max Stamina

▶ +33% Fatigue Severity

Inspired by Courage I draw my own bravery from the examples of others.
Interior Designer We're going to make this place livable if it kills me. Affects Skills Design
Internet Troll U MAD BRO? Affects Skills Starts conflicts with other people People Skills Helpful Mockery
Into Boxing I had a punching bag in my garage. It's a great way to let off steam.
Into Cheesy Movies And the sappier, the better. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector
Into Fly Fishing My waders ended up being useful, but I don't like to think about how. Affects Skills -3 Morale Fishing Outdoor Living
Into Gardening Shows I watched "Gardening with Calliope" every day before the outbreak. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Garden

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening
Into Model Trains My family only really complained when I cut the tunnel from the garage into the dining room. Affects Skills Craftsmanship Careful Demolition
Into Nostalgia All the best stuff was made before I was born. Storytelling
Into Ultimate Frisbee It's great because you don't have to be good at it to have fun. Unless you're me. Then you do. Affects Skills Intramural Sports
Into Weaving I learned how to make cloth the old-fashioned way, just because I was curious. Affects Skills Sewing
Inventing Things for Fun

(Heartland only)

I learned at an early age that nothing was more fun than making stuff with my own two hands. Affects Skills Bomb-Making Automation
Irresponsible Look it's not my fault my job didn't get done you guys didn't remind me. ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -33% Standing Rewards

Excuses
Irritable Do not talk to me early in the morning. Or before bed. Or in between.

Easily frustrated

Starts conflicts with other people

-3 morale

IT Worker Have you tried turning it off and on again? Affects Skills Computers Reads Instructions
Itchy Trigger Finger I once fired a couple of rounds into my holster before I even got the gun out. Affects Skills ▶ Sometimes wastes ammo

▶ -33% Shooting Experience Rate

Shooting (max 6 levels)
Janitor I was the only janitor at an underfunded government building. I learned a lot of different jobs. Affects Skills Utilities
Jogger I used to have to run every day to burn off my food. Now, it's kind of the opposite. ▶ Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Marathon Breathing Exercise
Judge I'm great at banging a gavel. Wish I'd brought a bigger one ... Affects Skills Law Mediation
Juggler I juggle mostly to increase my manual dexterity. Makes you better at pretty much everything. ▶ +25% Fighting Experience Rate

▶ +25% Shooting Experience Rate

▶ +25% Cardio Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Junkyard Worker I drove the bulldozer that cleared the intake zone so that folks could dump more garbage. Affects Skills Driving
Jury-Rigger Traveling after the apocalypse meant figuring out a lot of things I never knew about machines. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Sometimes wastes materials Mechanics
Just Keeps Going I was on the run with a large group for weeks, and I'm the only one who never slowed down. ▶ -40% Fatigue Severity

▶ +45 Max Stamina

K9 Officer That dog was the best partner I ever had. Affects Skills
Keeps Hidden Pouches Since I’ve been on the run, I’ve learned to modify my clothes to store things close to my body. ▶ +10 Light Carrying Capacity

▶ +10 Max Carrying Capacity

▶ +1 Max Consumable Stack

Pre-Packed Gear
Kept Smartphone People make fun of me … but all my family pictures are on here. I can’t just toss it out.
Kind Eyes What about my eyes? Do they look weird? Stop looking at me! +25% Standing Rewards Sounding Board
Kind of an Idiot We should all split up. We'll cover more ground that way. Affects Skills ▶ Sometimes wastes materials

▶ -66% Wits Experience Rate

Wits (max 5 levels)
Kleptomaniac This is the apocalypse. Sometimes things go missing. Why does everyone blame me? ▶ -7 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Emergency Stashes
Knife Thrower I once nearly killed myself throwing a knife at a tree. Somehow, that didn't stop me. Affects Skills Taking Risks
Knitter I always have something to do with my hands, and I never run out of scarves. Affects Skills Sewing Mending
Lab Technician My name may not be on the patents, but those centrifuges aren't going to spin themselves. Affects Skills Chemistry Effective Sealants
Lacks Boundaries You don't want a hug, or a backrub? How am I supposed to say hi, then? A pat on the butt? Affects Skills ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -5 Morale (for everyone)

▶ -33% Standing Rewards

Landscaper If you can grow it, I can cut it down, and vice-versa. Affects Skills Gardening
Lapsed Catholic I would do Christmas and Easter with my familiy sometimes, but otherwise ...
LARPer Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Affects Skills Acting Party Planning
Laughs Easily I’m always the first one eliminated from “don’t laugh” challenges. +4 Morale
Lawyer If you want to rebuild a new society, you’ll need someone who knew how the previous one worked. Affects Skills Law
Lazy No job, no family, nobody to hassle me. This is good life. ▶ Morale bonus from luxury bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -66% Cardio Experience Rate

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -1 Labor

▶ -50% Standing Rewards

Cardio (max 5 levels)
Leads from Behind The best leaders are the ones that let other people think they’re in charge. -33% Standing Rewards
Learned about Lichen Not just lichen, but mushrooms and other organisms we can use for medication. Affects Skills Lichenology
Learned Better Hygiene Without a steady supply of antibiotics, cleanliness is our most powerful tool against infection. Affects Skills Hygiene
Learned Chemistry I’ve been studying chemistry since the outbreak. Real practical stuff, about soap and charcoal. Affects Skills Chemistry
Learned Computing I don't know if we'll ever have tech industry again, but I've been reading up on what's left. Affects Skills Computers
Learned Craftsmanship I wasn't very handy before the outbreak, but I've read a ton of DIY books since. Affects Skills Craftsmanship
Learned Mechanics I've been going through repair manuals for cars and appliances, picking up everything I can. Affects Skills Mechanics
Learned Medicine Now that death is around ever corner, I've started reading up on first aid and CPR. Affects Skills Medicine
Learned Scrum I've been reading old books on productivity in business, and a lot of it still applies. Affects Skills Scrum Certification
Learned Sleep Psychology This may sound demented, but I never appreciated the value of a good night's sleep until now. Affects Skills Sleep Psychology
Learned Soundproofing Who'd have thought our best defense against zombie attacks would be foam rubber? Affects Skills Soundproofing
Learned to Cook I've read a stack of cookbooks since the outbreak. I think I may just know what I'm doing. Affects Skills Cooking
Learned to Drive I've been practicing my driving skills, so I can travel to distant and dangerous places safely. Affects Skills Driving
Learned to Fish I got tired of the same old cans of beans, so I've taught myself another way to get food. Affects Skills Fishing
Learned to Garden I read everything I could about gardening after the outbreak, hoping I could put it to use. Affects Skills Gardening
Learned to Recycle The trendy books call it upcycling, but that's just a fancy word for "don't throw it away yet". Affects Skills Recycling
Learned to Shop Ironic that it took the end of our consumer economy for me to pick this up. Affects Skills Shopping
Learned Utilities I've been reading books on plumbing and electrical work, in case we ever need to fix something. Affects Skills Utilities
Lecturer After my book came out, I spent a few years on the lecture circuit. Affects Skills
Led a Quiet Life People told me I should get out more, but why? What could be better than a quiet night at home? Gives People Space
Left for Dead Unknown ▶ +10 Max Stamina

▶ +30 Max Health

▶ Affects Skills

Easily Frustrated
Left Someone Behind You don't understand. Sometimes the weak have to fall behind to give the strong a chance. Hard Choices
Librarian Shh. ▶ -1 Zombie Threat

▶ Affects Skills

Silence Policy
Licensed Birth Coach After I helped deliver my sister's baby, I realized I wanted to be a part of that moment again. Affects Skills Medicine
Lichenologist I studied lichen. So I know about lichen. Affects Skills Lichenology Analytical Methods
Lies About Age A I usually tell people I'm in my late twenties. They take me more seriously that way. +25% Standing Rewards
Lies About Age B I usually tell people I'm in my forties. Otherwise, they treat me like I'm fragile. +25% Standing Rewards
Likes Army Fatigues No, I was never in the army. I just really like khaki.
Likes to Fight You wanna go a few rounds? ▶ +50% Fighting Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Starts conflicts with other people
Likes to Take Things It isn't stealing if you're doing it for fun. Annoys irritable community members
Lived Amongst Celebrities I grew up in a town where everybody thought they were going to be famous. +25% Standing Rewards
Lived at a High Altitude I don't know why you're out of breath. I used to get by on way less oxygen. +30 Max Stamina
Lived by a Code Everybody needs a set of rules to live by. Otherwise we're just animals. High Expectations
Lived by the Sword I found this really nice katana sticking out of a zombie skull by the side of the road one time. Affects Skills Swordplay Sharpening Regimen
Lived in a Bunker I spent the first few months of the outbreak in a bunker I built under my house. Affects Skills
Lived in Squalor A My last group never cleaned. It was amazing. I'm never cleaning anything again. ▶ Annoys Irritable community members

▶ -25 Infection Resistance

Lived in Squalor B My last group never cleaned anything. We lived in filth. I swore myself, never again. +50 Infection Resistance
Lived on Spoiled Food We had to eat the stuff they left behind at the grocery store. I got so sick. Never again. -25% Food Consumed Per Day Rotation System
Lived on the Bayou I'm used to being bitten all the time, just from the mosquitos. You build up a tolerance. +10 Max Health Outdoor Living
Lived on the Road I kept everything with me in an old shopping cart, and just stayed on the road. Affects Skills
Lived Out of a Car I had to choose between rent money and tuition money, so I chose tuition money. Affects Skills Mechanics
Lives on Pasta If you’re going to eat one thing in the zombie apocalypse, eat something dry that lasts forever. -25% Food Consumed Per Day Meal Plan
Local Computer Expert Every time I was invited over for dinner, I knew they wanted me to fix something. Affects Skills Computers Frequent Check-ins
Locksmith I helped a lot of folks get into their houses and cars. Now I'm trying to get in there myself. Affects Skills Stealth

Mechanics

Lone Survivor

(Heartland only)

This Valley killed everyone else in my unit. I owe it to their memory to keep fighting. +20 Max Health
Lost a Brother Sometimes, it still feels like I'm missing a part of my soul. -3 Morale Target of Sympathy
Lost Father In a lot of ways, I'm still trying to live up to his example. -3 Morale
Lost Security Blanket I know it was a crutch, but I haven't really been able to sleep since I lost it to a horde. ▶ -25% Standing Rewards

▶ -20 Max Stamina

Sufficient Caution
Lost Wife There was a time when life was worth living. Somehow I keep going. -3 Morale
Loved Being Single Dating just always seemed more fun to me than settling down. Social Chameleon
Loved Camping Compared to my typical weekends, this life isn't so different. ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Loved Fast Food The greasier, the better. Meal Plan
Loved Going to Movies I'd watch pretty much anything on the big screen. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector
Loved Riding Bikes When you're a kid, a good bike means freedom. Affects Skills Setting the Pace
Loved Scary Movies A I remember when it was fun to be scared. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector
Loved Scary Movies B I remember when it was fun to be scared. ▶ Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector

▶ Affects Skills

Movie Trivia
Loved School For those few hours every day, the world made sense.
Loved to Dance I'm not saying I'm great. I just like moving to the music. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Lounge

▶ Affects Skills

Party Planning
Loved to Hunt Unknown Affects Skills
Loves Baking A I didn’t say I was good at it. But I could rock a sheet of break-and-bake cookies!
Loves Baking B Strangers sometimes knocked on my door just to find out what smelled so good. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ +100% Cooking Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking Sealed Containers
Loves Canning Food just tastes better if you canned it yourself. ▶ +50% Cooking Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking Rotation System
Loves Cars It's not that I like cars more than people. No, wait, it's just like that. Morale bonus from the Auto Shop Vehicle Delivery
Loves Jigsaw Puzzles Unknown
Loves Spicy Food I had to learn to cook, because no restaurants in America make my food as hot as I want it. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ +10 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking (max 5 levels)
Loves the Outdoors If I didn't need walls to keep the zombies out, I'd be living in the woods right now. Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities
Loves to be Scared You've never more alive than when you're absolutely terrified. +3 Morale
Loves to Drive A I live for the open road. Affects Skills Sometimes wastes fuel Driving
Loves to Drive B I live for the open road.
Loves to Explore I walked a different way home every day, and found my way onto every rooftop. Affects Skills
Loves to Mentor There's a certain kind of closeness you can only get when you're teaching someone else a skill. +33% Experience Rate Moral Support
Loves to Sing Get me next to a piano, and I can go all night. Show tunes, anybody? ▶ +5 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Music Good Entertainment
Low Metabolism I'm kind of a low-energy sort of person, but hey, at least I don't eat a ton. -25% Food Consumed Per Day -20 Max Stamina Siestas
Lumberjack I spent my career climbing trees and chopping them down. Affects Skills Stacking System
Lung Cancer Survivor The cancer is gone, but the damage to my lungs was permanent. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Infirmary

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -75% Cardio Experience Rate

▶ -45 Max Stamina

Cardio (max 3 levels)
Machiavellian It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Irritable towards other people
Made Her Own Way

(Heartland only)

I didn't have a father. Barely had a mother. What I learned came the hard way. ▶ +20 Max Health

▶ Affects Skills

Brash Confidence
Made Science Videos I ran an educational video channel online, where I'd feature crazy science demonstrations. Affects Skills Chemistry Good Entertainment
Magnanimous It's not tipping I believe in. It's overtipping. Formal Recognition
Mail Carrier People told me I'd be chased by dogs all day. I think I missed out ... Affects Skills Driving Emergency Stashes
Majored in Chemistry I'd resigned myself to not really using my major for anything. Now it's essential. Affects Skills Chemistry Effective Sealants
Makes Art from Junk I can turn that pile of paint cans into a stirring depiction of the frailty of homan life. Affects Skills Recycling Creates Art
Mall Cop I worked nights, and no one ever actually tried to break in. I mostly watched sitcoms. Affects Skills TV Trivia Shooting Advice
Martial Arts Teacher I've reached high ranks in several disciplines, but the best part is watching others learn. ▶ Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Massage Therapist I'm officially licensed to work with serious physical injuries, as well as chronic stress. Affects Skills Medicine
Masseuse It takes a lot of strength to work some of the knots out of those muscles. Affects Skills
Materials Engineer I invented a substance harder than diamond. But sure, I can melt down silverware to make shivs. ▶ Morale bonus from the Forge

▶ Affects Skills

Metalwork
MCP Certified You should see all the "Computers" endorsements I have on my profile. Affects Skills Computers
Meal Delivery Driver I used to deliver meals to elderly shut-ins, when their kids were too busy to give a crap. Affects Skills Driving Meal Plan
Measures Twice You can't be too careful when your life depends on building something right. ▶ Morale bonus from Staging Area

▶ Affects Skills

Craftsmanship Stacking System
Medical Researcher I put my medical training to work testing new cures and identifying side effects in patients. Affects Skills Medicine Medical Inventory
Medicine Hoarder I left my local pharmacy with one less window and a lot less drugs. Somebody had to, right? Morale bonus from upgraded Storage Medical Inventory
Medicine Merchant I drove a van around, selling remedies out of the back. I got a reputation for … side effects. Affects Skills -66% Medicine Experience Rate Medicine (max 4 levels)
Mentally Trained I went through a training regimen that prepared me to handle a lot of different mental tasks. Affects Skills -66% Wits Experience Rate
Messy I'd know exactly where everything was if you'd quit cleaning it up! Affects Skills -5 Morale (for everyone)
Meter Reader You wouldn’t believe some of the weird jury-rigged setups while I was on the job. Affects Skills Utilities
Middle Manager I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday. ▶ +50% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

Business
Migrant Worker Working in a field all day really puts your body through the paces. Affects Skills
Military Contractor We're trained to be versatile. Any job, any time, anywhere. Affects Skills
Military Washout I was never really good at following orders. Learned to shoot a gun, though. Affects Skills
Miner We could have stayed underground, but one accident turned the mine into a deathtrap. +20 Max Stamina Work Schedule
Miniature Collector I had full sets of miniatures for several different armies, and I painted them all myself. Affects Skills Painting
Minored in Chemistry Honestly, I just had a crush on a TA. I didn't think chemistry would ever be important to me. Affects Skills Chemistry
Mixologist Do you like sweet or salty? Hrm … okay. Do you like citrus or cinnamon? I see ... Morale bonus from Stills and Bars.

Affects Skills

Bartending
Model Hobbyist At first I had a room devoted to model robots. Then a whole house. Affects Skills Craftsmanship Effective Sealants
Moonshiner People keep referring to the drinks I make them as "Molotovs" for some reason. ▶ Morale bonus from Stills and Bars

▶ Affects Skills

Chemistry
Motivational Speaker I had speaking gigs all over the country. The outbreak hit when I was at my biggest venue yet. Affects Skills Words of Comfort
Motorcycle Enthusiast A There was a few dozen of us in the group. I wouldn't call it a gang ... more of a mob. Affects Skills Driving
Motorcycle Enthusiast B We used to ride back and forth across the state, taking a slightly different route each time. Driver Training
Mud Runner Every year, at the big mud running event, my friends and I were at the front of the pack. Affects Skills
Mule Driver If you gotta transport stuff into hard-to-reach places, there's no better animal. Affects Skills Backpacking Pre-Packed Gear
National Guard We got decimated before the governor activated more units. By then, it was too late. Affects Skills Discipline
Neat I always keep my bed and workspace clean. Other people have to live here, too, after all. ▶ +3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Affects Skills

Needs Alone Time Living in close quarters with other people is tough. I need time to myself to recharge. ▶ Irritable towards other people

▶ Easily Frustrated

Needs Quiet Time Look, sometimes you just need to shut up a second, so I can think! Easily Frustrated

Irritable towards other people

Neighborhood Watch I walked around my block every night, watching for anything suspicious. Affects Skills Notices Things
Nerve Damage Ever since I took that bad fall, it's like I can't feel pain anymore. +30 Max Health +66% Injury Severity
Never Been Sick I can't remember ever missing a day for being sick. Or if I did, it wasn't true. +100 Infection Resistance Hygiene Standards
Never Cries I used to be a crybaby in school. Now I've trained myself not to flinch in the face of anything. ▶ -30% Injury Severity

▶ +10 Max Health

Never Exercised Exercise was always boring, like running in a hamster wheel. I couldn't take it. -20 Max Stamina
Never Fell in Love It's not that I didn't want to. I guess I just never found the right person.
Never Used Turn Signals I like to make life more exciting and underpredictable for other people. ▶ Sometimes wastes fuel

▶ -25% Fuel Efficiency

Night Terrors I wake up screaming almost every night, and I can't even remember what I was dreaming about. ▶ -20 Max Stamina

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -33% Fatigue Severity

Target of Sympathy
Night Watch I always took the night watch in my last group. Only real chance to be alone with my thoughts. Affects Skills
Nihilist I'm just saying, we were all going to die eventually, anyway. What's really changed? Not Easily Frustrated -3 Morale (for everyone) Hard Choices
No Belief in Destiny "There is no fate but what we make for ourselves." Hard Determination
No Belief in Fairness "Life is pain. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something." Hard Choices
No Common Sense I'm always walking into problems that other people see coming a mile away. Affects Skills ▶ Sometimes wastes materials

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -66% Wits Experience Rate

No Filter Folks think I say whatever pops into my head. Maybe I should pop something into THEIR heads. Affects Skills ▶ Starts conflicts with other people

▶ -33% Standing Rewards

Helpful Mockery
Noisy Yeah, I'm banging pots and pans. How else do you make breakfast? ▶ +10% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

▶ +1 Zombie Threat

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Nomadic Sleeper I can't get to sleep in the same place twice. Folks let me bunk anywhere I want. -1 Beds Used Annoys irritable community members
Nostalgic I found this old MP3 player full of synthwave music. I feel like I've rediscovered my childhood. Storytelling
Nosy There's no such things as "my business" and "your business". It's all just business. Affects Skills -3 Morale (for everyone) Friendly Reminders
Nuclear Scientist I was working on experimental ways to improve efficiency at nuclear power plants. Affects Skills Electrical
Nudist You can't run around naked when you might get bit. But these clothes are so damn restrictive... ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ Easily Frustrated

Nurse I served on the front lines of the war on injury and disease. Affects Skills Medicine Dosage Control
Nurturing I really believe in other people's potential. Just be supportive, and they'll blow you away. +3 Morale (for everyone)
Observant People think I'm spying on them, but I just notice things. Affects Skills Friendly Reminders
Obsessed with Plague

(Heartland only)

The blood plague destroyed my family and millions of others. I have to stop it. ▶ +30 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Obsession Obsessive Cleaning
Occasionally Narcoleptic You've seen that video with the fainting goats? Yeah, I'm not quite that bad. Affects Skills +50% Fatigue Severity Sleep Psychology
Officer Material

(Red Talon Contractors only)

The brass think I could really be somebody if I prove myself here. ▶ +50% Wits Experience Rate

▶ +6 Morale

▶ Affects Skills

Tactics
Oil and Tire Tech I worked at a quickie oil and tire change place. ▶ Morale bonus from the Auto Shop

▶ Affects Skills

Mechanics
Old and Tired I think it's about time to let the kids do the running and fighting. Affects Skills ▶ -66% Cardio Experience Rate

▶ -66% Fighting Experience Rate

▶ -20 Max Stamina

Cardio (max 6 levels)

Fighting (max 5 levels)

Old Skating Injury

(Heartland only)

I combined an Estes pop shuvit with a kickflip and bailed on a hydrant. Jacked my shoulder bad. Affects Skills -15 Max Carrying Capacity
Oncologist I've spent my carrier surrounded by the dying, but nothing prepares you for the way we live now. Affects Skills Pathology Words of Comfort
Opera Singer My understudy once fainted trying to beat me in a note-holding contest. ▶ +20 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Music
Operations Manager The entire company would fall apart if I looked away for a second. ▶ Morale bonus from the Staging Area

▶ Affects Skills

People Skills Work Schedule
Optimist I always look on the bright side of life! ▶ Not Easily Frustrated

▶ +4 Morale

Annoys irritable community members
Orderly I was the one whose job it was to pin unruly patients who didn't want to take their shots. Affects Skills Close Combat
Organized I've got my pack perfectly arranged to allow maximum freedom of movement. Want me to fix yours? ▶ +5 Light Carrying Capacity

▶ Affects Skills

Outlaw Chemist

(Heartland only)

The drugs are just about paying the bills. What I really love is setting things on fire. Affects Skills Outlaw Chemistry Fuel Additives
Overachiever Why settle for an A when you can have an A+ with extra credit? ▶ +1 Labor

▶ Affects Skills

Overcame Anger Issues You wouldn't have liked me when I was angry.
Overcame Fears I used to be afraid of everything. I needed a real life-and-death scenario to snap me out of it.
Overplanner I know exactly how much food we're going to need to meet our goals ... Hey, where are you going? Morale bonus from the Staging Area ▶ -3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Overworked I always take on too much, and it's probably killing me. +1 Labor -20 Max Stamina
Pack Rat All of this stuff has deep emotional value to me. It's fine, I'll just stack it on a second bed. +1 Beds Used
Pageant Wagoneer We traveled around, bringing people entertainment, and keeping a lot of the classics alive. Affects Skills Acting
Paintballer We got so good, our team would annihilate anyone crazy enough to face us. ▶ Morale bonus from Shooting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Intramural Sports
Painter I actually had a good thing going, painting portraits of rich kids on the backs of unicorns. Affects Skills Painting Exceptional Taste
Paralegal Really glad I didn't go for a law degree, like my parents wanted. What would be the point now? Affects Skills Law
Paronomasiac Puns are the greatest form of humor. That's what they say, right? ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -33% Wits Experience Rate

Part-time Barista Actually, I was a screenwriter. Making coffee just paid the bills. Affects Skills Making Coffee
Partner in a Law Firm All those eighty-hour weeks, and I was finally made partner ... two weeks before the apocalypse. Affects Skills Law
Party Animal

(Heartland only)

Okay, maybe the drugs are about more than just paying the bills. +50% Food Consumed Per Day
Passive Aggressive No, it's fine, I'll just be over here, alone. Probably getting eaten. Don't worry about me. ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -10% Standing Rewards

Friendly Reminders
Patent Collector I thought of teaching, but where's the fun in that? Whoever dies with the most patents wins! ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Engineering
Pathetic Bad situations just disarm me, and I want to cower in a corner. ▶ -45 Max Health

▶ -50% Standing Rewards

Overcompensating
Patient Just relax. Good things come to those who wait. Affects Skills Positive Outlook
Patient Caretaker

(Heartland only)

They get loud and crazy, and all you can do is step back, breathe deep, and keep loving them. +15 Morale
PC Gamer I changed out my graphics card every year. Not because I needed to. But because I could. ▶ Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector

▶ Affects Skills

Computers Reads Instructions
Peacemaker Can't we all just get along? Avoids getting into conflicts
Pedantic Let me tell you about the Oxfort comma, em dashes, and why you're an idiot. ▶ Irritable towards other people

▶ -10% Standing Rewards

High Expectations
Perpetual Underdog I can't help but root for the losing side.
Pessimist The glass is half-empty, and there's nothing coming out of the tap. ▶ Easiliy Frustrated

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -5 Morale

Pet Rock Artist I used to set up shop at all the flea markets across the state, selling little rock characters. Affects Skills
Pharmacist I ran the pharmacy at the local drugstore. We got raided early, and I barely escaped. Affects Skills Pharmacology
Philanthropist I'm kind of embarrassed when people find out how much money I inherited. Responsibility
Philosophy Major With most of the world’s greatest minds now staggering and moaning, I’m basically the new Plato. Affects Skills Sounding Board
Physically Trained I went through a training regimen that prepared me to handle a lot of different physical tasks. Affects Skills -66% Cardio Experience Rate
Piano Teacher Unknown Affects Skills Music
Picky Eater Hey, you can criticize my eating habits, but at least there's more for you, right? ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ -25% Food Consumed Per Day

Annoys irritable community members Meal Plan
Picnicker Why eat inside, when there's fresh air right outside your door? ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking
Pilot I'm great at handling long dull stretches, punctuated by pants-wetting terror. Affects Skills
Pinball Wizard I beat two of the score records at a regional pinball convention. I am still undefeated. Affects Skills Pinball
Pit Crew Yeah, I've heard all the jokes about how meny seconds we do it in. ▶ Morale bonus from the Auto Shop

▶ Affects Skills

Automechanics Setting the Pace
Plane Crash Survivor The pilot just put us down in a field. Then the dead killed the survivors. I barely made it out. Back from the Edge
Plans Ahead You always have to go in with a plan, even if you know you're going to change it.
Played in a Band A I was lead guitar and backup vocals. No, you've never heard of us. Affects Skills Music
Played in a Band B I'm pretty terrible, but I was the only one of our friends with a soundproof garage. Affects Skills Soundproofing
Played Rugby My old friends from school used to get together every weekend to play. Affects Skills Intramural Sports
Played Soccer I still miss the orange wedges. Affects Skills
Played Softball It was a little community league, and it was mostly for fun.
Played Sports If it has a ball, I've played it. Affects Skills Intramural Sports
Played Tetherball My family had a tetherball ... until I finally hit it into the neighbors' swimming pool. Affects Skills Intramural Sports
Played Zombie Games I could not have been more ready for this. ▶ +6 Morale

▶ Affects Skills

Positive Outlook
Plumber My pants fit just fine, thanks. You want running water, or not? Affects Skills Plumbing
Podcaster My best-konwn work was a 32-part series about the history of adhesives. Affects Skills Soundproofing Storytelling
Police Officer I never even drew my sidearm, my whole carrier. Now I'm using it every day. Affects Skills Shooting Advice
Political Moderate It always feft like I could see every side of an issue. Avoids getting into conflicts
Political Operative Sometimes it gets ugly, but what matters is that the right people win out in the end. Affects Skills Political Science Tough Negotiation
Poor Bedside Manner Wow, this is probably the worst-looking wound I have ever seen. You are fuuuuuuucked. ▶ -5 Morale (for everyone)

▶ -66% Medicine Experience Rate

Poor Typist Hunting and pecking just makes sense! How do you people know what buttons you're hitting? -66% Computers Experience Rate Overcompensating
Powerline Technician I'm like an electrician, except if I get electrocuted, I hit the ground harder. Affects Skills Acrobatics

Electrical

Practical Joker I give the gift of humor. It's a public service. +4 Morale Annoys irritable community members Breaks the Tension
Practices at the Range

(Red Talon Contractors only)

Being good isn't enough. You need a headshot every time. ▶ +50% Shooting Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Warfighting
Practices Ikebana It's a Japanese style of flower arrangement. I can show you how to do it. Affects Skills Ikebana
Precise I'm a perfectionist. I believe in getting it right the first time. Affects Skills Detailed Checklist
Prefers the Sidelines I don't need to be out in front; that's where all the big mistakes happen. -50% Standing Rewards
Preoccupied

(Heartland only)

I have responsibilities that don't quit just because I'm helping you out. I need my own space. +1 Beds Used
Preschool Teacher Half my day was just spent wiping snotty noses. On the plus side, I do appreciate nap time. Affects Skills Hygiene
Prison Tattoo Arist I managed to stay safe in prison, because everyone knew I was the best body artist there. Affects Skills Tattoos
Private Investigator I'm professionally trained to keep an open mind. Affects Skills Tough Negotiation
Prize-Winning Chili It was a neighborhood competition. With three contestants. And one of them had tofu. But still. Affects Skills Cooking
Pro Poker Player I know what you're about to ask. Yes, I know when to hold 'em, and also when to fold 'em. Affects Skills Poker Face Tough Negotiation
Professional Deejay Unknown Affects Skills Music
Professional Singer I was pretty small-time, as singers do, but between online sales and tours, I got by. ▶ +10 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Music
Psychiatrist It's a medical degree. Trust me, I know more than you think. Affects Skills Medicine
Public Relations Manager This place might be great, but does everyone know how great it is? That's why you need me. Affects Skills People Skills
Pulled All-Nighters When I wasn’t up all night working, I was up all night partying. I basically don’t need sleep. -30% Fatigue Severity Party Planning
Punched Nazis I ran into these guys in the underground music scene. There was only one way to deal with them. Affects Skills Irritable towards other people
Punches Walls I've built up callouses on my knuckles from punching through drywall when I get upset. +10 Max Health Easily frustrated Tough Negotiation
Puts Family First If you won't take care of your family, why are you even here?
Pyrotechnician Fireworks were illegal for most of the year, so finding work could be pain. Not anymore. Affects Skills Sometimes wastes ammo Munitions
Quartermaster

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I know how to keep everything in order. Leave shit lying around, and you'll be hearing from me. ▶ +5 Max Materials Storage

▶ +5 Max Fuel Storage

▶ +5 Max Ammo Storage

▶ Affects Skills

+2 Beds Used Logistics Noise Discipline
Quartermaster Officer I had a duty to make sure it wasn't the equipment that got anyone killed. Affects Skills Discipline

Engineering

Pack Maintenance
Quick Study Once I put my mind to learning something, it comes pretty easily. ▶ +200% Experience Rate

▶ Affects Skills

Setting the Pace
Quick to Despair Really, what's the point? ▶ Easily Frustrated

▶ -5 Morale (for everyone)

▶ -30 Max Health

Overcompensating
Quilter I used to organize these charity quilting projects out of my house. Affects Skills Sewing Mending
Railroad Engineer Car engines are pretty different from the big ones, but I can still help out in a pinch. Affects Skills Mechanics Siphoning System
Raised by Single Mom I don't know how she did it, but somehow she managed to get me this far. Moral Support
Ran a Bed & Breakfast In addition to my job, we ran a little bed and breakfast out of our home. I did all the cooking. Affects Skills Cooking
Ran a Garden Department I'm not really a gardener myself, but I talked to gardeners, and I know what all the tools do. Affects Skills Gardening
Ran a Medical Office I was never formally trained in medicine, but I was around it a lot. Affects Skills Medicine
Ran Every Day

(Heartland only)

When you've got a lot on your mind, you've got to wear yourself out so you can sleep. ▶ +20 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Marathon
Ran Her Own Diner

(Heartland only)

It was a backwoodsy-type joint, with a different meat on menu every week. Affects Skills Butchery
Ran the Neighborhood I didn't consider myself a "crime lord" ... too many negative connotations. +75% Standing Rewards Tough Negotiations
Rare Book Collector I only managed to hold onto a few treasures, but these books will help us remember our past. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Lounge

▶ Affects Skills

Literature
RC Pilot I flew radio-controlled planes before drones were even a thing. Affects Skills Electronics
Reads Books I read books, you know. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Lounge

▶ +100% Wits Experience Rate

Storytelling
Ready for Anything I'm always pumped. I can handle whatever you throw at me. Affects Skills Breaks the Tension
Ready to Give Up

(Heartland only)

This is basically my last shot. If I can't turn things around now, I'm done. -30 Max Health
Real Estate Agent I'm pretty sure my face is still on all those benches back in my hometown. Affects Skills Self-Promotion Tough Negotiation
Rebellious as a Teen What did I rebel against? Hell, what DIDN'T I rebel against? Irritable towards other people
Receptionist Don't underestimate the value of a smile and a kind word at the start of your day. Affects Skills People Skills Friendly Reminders
Recites TV Shows I can basically perform the entire twenty-seven-season run of my favorite show. ▶ Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector

▶ Affects Skills

TV Trivia
Reckless Unknown
Red Talon Contractor

(Red Talon Contractors only)

The folks around here look at me funny sometimes. I might always feel like an outsider. Affects Skills -66% Standing Rewards Gives access to specializations exclusive for Red Talon Contractors
Red Talon Operative

(Daybreak only)

I've spent several lifetimes on the front lines of this fight, and I'm coming back for more. ▶ -95% Durability Loss Per Hit (Melee)

▶ -95% Durability Loss Per Shot (Guns)

▶ +60 Max Carrying Capacity

▶ -100% Fatigue Severity

▶ Affects Skills

-100% Experience Rate Prowess

Tactics

Heroism

Warfighting

Red Talon Support

(Heartland only)

They recruited me to build settlements. I never thought I'd be on the front line. Affects Skills Pioneering Water Conservation
Renaissance Fairgoer I always placed in the mélée at ye olde Renaissance Faire. Affects Skills
Rescued a Puppy I once literally risked my life because a puppy was in danger. Dogs, man. They need us. Good Example
Rescues Spiders They eat the bugs that contaminate our food. Of course I keep them alive! Pest Control
Research Assistant You need some informantion? I can track it down. Affects Skills Journal Writing
Research Engineer I wrote programs to crunch data and turn a sea of numbers into something a scientist could use. Affects Skills Programming
Reservist I wasn't on active duty when the outbreak hit, but I still knew my way around an assault rifle. Affects Skills
Resilient You'd be surprised what I can put up with. ▶ -40% Injury Severity

▶ Not Easily Frustrated

▶ +20 Max Health

Personal Strength
Respects Authority Look, someone has to be in charge. It doesn't have to be me. ▶ Not Easily Frustrated

▶ Avoids getting into conflicts

-25% Standing Rewards Positive Outlook
Restaurant Manager Do you have your fifteen pieces of flair? Affects Skills Cooking Formal Recognition
Retro Gamer You think frontier life is hard? That's nothing. I speed-ran Battletoads. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector Exceptional Taste
Revs the Engine

(Heartland only)

It's a nervous tic, really. I used to really bug Isaac whenever we were at a red light. -50% Vehicle Stealth
Rifle Collector I had examples from every era in American history, and I've fired every single one. ▶ Morale bonus from the Armory

▶ Affects Skills

Ammo Wishlist
Risk Averse I don't mind fighting, as long as the enemy is fifty yards away. Any closer and I lose it. ▶ Avoids getting into conflicts

▶ Affects Skills

-66% Fighting Experience Rate Fighting (max 6 levels)
Roadkill Cook I have to say, it takes a real talent in the kitchen to make some things edible. Affects Skills Cooking
Robbed Office Buildings

(Heartland only)

I was a boon to the security industry. Everyone had to upgrade their locks and alarms. ▶ +50% Search Speed

▶ Affects Skills

Lockpick Lessons
Rock Climber Those climbing walls at the gym are child's play. I'm talking about the real thing. Affects Skills
Rocket Scientist I worked for a space-travel startup. We were just getting on our feet when the outbreak hit. Affects Skills Munitions
Rodeo Clown You gotta run fast and jump high if you want to get out alive. True in any situation. Affects Skills
Ruthless You fuck with me, you get fucked with back. That’s how it works. There are no exceptions. Starts conflicts with other people
Sales Associate No, there's no secret stash in the back room. Everything we have is out here. Affects Skills
Sales Engineer I was never super hands-on with our products, but I could rattle off every single feature. Affects Skills Engineering Reads Instructions
Sang in a Band I was the lead singer for a little group that never really went anywhere. ▶ +5 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Music
Sanitation Engineer I drove a garbage truck every day, seeing all the crazy things that people used to throw out. Affects Skills Driving
Sawbones I don't have any medical training, but you can learn a lot from cadavers ... and from mistakes. Affects Skills Medicine Medical Inventory
Saxophonist I was out late five nights a week, playing in an old jazz club. Nothing like it. ▶ +20 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Music
Scammed an Employer Unknown Affects Skills -66% Computer Experience Rate Computers
School Bully I used to carry a knife at school. Once people knew I had it, I didn't have to say anything. Affects Skills Starts conflicts with other people.
Science Editor I was always a better writer than I was a chemist. Affects Skills Chemistry
Science Geek The people I looked up to as a kid had Nobel prizes, not sportsball trophies. Affects Skills Chemistry
Science Teacher I wonder if I could've been a criminal mastermind, like that chemistry teacher on TV. Affects Skills Chemistry
Scout Leader I spent one night every week teaching survival skills to a roomful of crazy kids. ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Formal Recognition
Scrapyard Worker I learned a lot about how machines are put together by ripping them apart. Affects Skills Mechanics Recycling Program
Sculptor There are a lot of things you can do with a good chisel. Affects Skills Craftsmanship Exceptional Taste
Security Guard I only carried a stun gun on my hip. But I knew how to use it! Affects Skills Shooting Advice
Sees Blood and Faints It was one time! Right after the outbreak. People keep giving me shit about it. -10 Max Health Hygiene Standards
Self-Conscious Does this backpack make my butt look big? -25% Standing Rewards
Self-Destructive I don't just get hurt. I get nearly killed. ▶ Sometimes wastes medicine

▶ +66% Injury Severity

Self-Effacing I couldn’t do it without you guys. Not Easily Frustrated -25% Standing Rewards Sincere Praise
Self-Hating Everything I do is so stupid. It's like I want to end up dead and alone. ▶ -30 Max Health

▶ -50% Standing Rewards

Self-Promoter I'm not trying to steal the spotlight. I just have ideas, and I want to share them. Affects Skills Self-Promotion Sincere Praise
Self-Sabotaging I paid for a gym membership for years and never went once. I always screw things up. ▶ -33% Standing Rewards

▶ -20 Max Stamina

Self Defense Teacher I taught one-on-one classes on a concrete pad in my backyard. Using a cushioned mat is dancing. Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities Endurance
Separated I was married once, but it didn't quite stick.
Serial Plant Murderer I've been trying to garden for years. I swear, one of these days, something is going to survive. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Garden

▶ Affects Skills

-75% Gardening Experience Rate Gardening (max 3 levels)
Settled in the Valley

(Heartland only)

We came in and started farming this area right after the Army's barricade came down. Affects Skills Subsistence Farming Gathering Routine
Sewage System Operator When you've seen what I've seen, you understand the value of keeping clean. Affects Skills Hygiene
Sewer Dweller I took refuge underground during the outbreak. I'm not really comfortable around humans. -50% Standing Reward
Shady Mechanic There aren't any invisible things wrong with your car that a few thousand dollars can't fix. Affects Skills -33% Mechanics Experience Rate Mechanics (max 5 levels)
Shakespearean Actor I had to learn stage fighting, so I could get killed by Hamlet a few hundred times. Affects Skills Acting Inspiring Speeches
Shares Everything I've really stopped thinking of things as being "mine" anymore. Take it, seriously. Avoids getting into conflicts Chillness
Sharpened by Grief

(Heartland only)

Once the worst has happened to you, you start to anticipate disasters long before they arrive. Affects Skills Vigilance
Sheltered I spent most of the aftermath in a government facility, and only got out recently. -20 Max Health
Sheriff's Deputy Out where I was, the sidearm was mostly for snakes and coyotes. Affects Skills
Shoddy Workmanship Unknown Affects Skills -66% Mechanics Experience Rate

-66% Craftsmanship Utilities

Annoys irritable community members

Mechanics
Shop Teacher Yes, I have all my fingers ... but I can't say the same for my students. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Craftsmanship Reads Instructions
Shopped on TV It took patience and a keen eye to find the best bargains from the comfort of my living room. ▶ -33% Cardio rate

▶ Affects skills

Shopping
Short as a Kid I used to be tiny. Didn’t come into my full height until I was an adult. Social Chamemleon
Should Not Be Crossed You do something to me, or to the people I care about? You're going to regret it. Starts conflicts with other people Tough Negotiation
Shrewd People love to act magnanimous, but they're usually in it for themselves. Affects Skills
Sign Painter I'm used to climbing up to high places and doing intricate work. It's not as easy as it sounds. Affects Skills Painting Work Schedule
Single Parent It definitely puts your priorities in order.
Sings Badly in Public We have literally nothing to lose. We should all be singing, all the time. +4 Morale Annoys irritable community members
Sings in the Shower I can't help it, it's a disease. A glorious, beautiful disease. Affects Skills Music
Skater I spent more of my teenage years in the air than I did on the ground. Affects Skills Impressive Moves
Skittish When zombies get close, I freak, man. Maybe because they're ravenous murdering corpses. Affects Skills -66% Fighting Experience Rate Fighting (max 6 levels) Sufficient Caution
Slaughterhouse Worker Crushing skulls and severing limbs is old hat for me. Affects Skills Nose to Tail
Sleep Researcher Most folks don't realize that sleep deprivation is the most common brain impairment. Affects Skills Sleep Psychology Lights Out
Sleep Technician We polysomnographic technicians do WAY more than just hook up lots of wires to sleeping people. Affects Skills Sleep Psychology
Sleeps on the Ground I can't even stand to sleep in a soft bed anymore. Not after so many nights on the road. ▶ -1 Beds used

▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

Sleeps with Dakimakura Some people have trouble sleeping these days, but I never feel alone when I'm in bed. +20 Max Stamina -25% Standing Rewards
Slept in a Tree For a few months after the outbreak, I climbed a tree every night, with all my stuff in tow. ▶ Morale bonus from outdoor bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Outdoor Living
Slightly Stocky I've always been a bit big-boned. I know it's hard to tell after months on the run. +20 Max Health -10 Max Stamina Personal Strength
Slouchy My parents used to tell me to stand up straight. I would flip them off and slink away. -10 Max Carrying Capacity
Slovenly After living on the road for a few months, you get really used to the dirt. ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -25 Infection Resistance

Slumming Mechanic It was just a job to pay the bills. I don't really even like cars. Affects Skills -75% Mechanics Experience Rate Mechanics (max 4 levels)
Slump-Shouldered My backpack always ends up hanging at a weird angle on me. -5 Max Carrying Capacity Chillness
Small Animal Vet The love people have for their hamsters is amazing. To feel so much for something so small ... Affects Skills Medicine Nose to Tail
Small-Town Deputy

(Heartland only)

There wasn't much to do back home besides stripping my gun blindfolded again and again. ▶ +20 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Regular Patrols
Smooth Talker I also like winking at people while making finger-guns at them. +50% Standing Rewards Friendly Outreach
Smuggler I used to carry things across the border by slipping them into various places on my person. ▶ +10 Light Carrying Capacity

▶ +10 Max Carrying Capacity

Snarky "How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?" +10% Standing Rewards ▶ Easily Frustrated

▶ Irritable towards other people

Snores There is something wrong with my air passage. I really can't help it. ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ -10 Max Stamina

Snowboarder I was the first to hit the slopes when the snow began to fall. Affects Skills
Social Butterfly I just sort of get along with people. I end up with more friends than I know what to do with. +50% Standing Rewards
Social Worker Unknown Affects Skills
Sociopathic Vibe The death of those people was a tragedy, but maybe it's not a bad thing that we get their stuff. Irritable towards other people Hard Choices
Soft-Hearted I used to cry in every romantic comedy. They just loved each other ... so ... much. Sniff. Avoids getting into conflicts
Sold Cellular Phones I worked out of a kiosk in the mall. I was always jealous of the guy selling the RC helicopters. Affects Skills Computers
Sold Crafts Online I’m not really a specialist. Whatever caught my fancy, I learned to make it, and then sold it. Affects Skills Craftsmanship Mending
Sold Electronics I worked in a trendy store for phones and tablets. Soon there was very little I couldn't fix. Affects Skills Computers
Sold Fertilizer I did sales for a big fertilizer company. I had to know the product in and out. Affects Skills Gardening Friendly Outreach
Sold Supplements I know more about salesmanship then I do about herbs. But I know a lot about herbs. Affects Skills Herbalism
Sold Used Cars I know just enough about cars to explain away their defects. Affects Skills -66% Mechanics Experience Rate Mechanics (max 3 levels)
Sore Neck I can’t stand around in a pack all day, or my neck really starts to hurt. -5 Max Carry Capacity
Soup Kitchen Volunteer I've seen what real hunger looks like. Meal Plan
Special Forces Hooyah. Affects Skills
Speech Therapist I worked in a special elementary school that pulled in kids with all kinds of challenges. Affects Skills Friendly Outreach
Speedwalker Yeah, people make fun of it, but when bad knees run in your family, you do what works. ▶ Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Marathon
Spelunker I'm actually more comfortable in tighter spaces than I am out in the open. Affects Skills Lights Out
Spent Weekends Antiquing You should see some of the treasures I found over the years. Affects Skills Shopping
Sports Gambler I made a lot of money on a few really good bets, and managed to avoid losing too much. Affects Skills Sports Trivia
Spotter I was part of a two-person sniper team. My partner was the better shot, but I could hold my own. Affects Skills Sharpshooting
Spry You might not guess it, looking at me. But I'm totally nimble. Affects Skills Breaks the Tension
Stained Glass Artist I used to make video game characters out of glass and sell them over the internet. ▶ Morale bonus from the Forge

▶ Affects Skills

Metalwork
Stamp Collector My collection is worth even more, now that they've stopped making stamps altogether! Affects Skills Detailed Checklist
Stand-Up Comic I was on tour when the outbreak hit. The cities were the roughest, but I kept my sense of humor. Affects Skills Comedy Good Entertainment
Standoffish

(Heartland only)

It's not easy to feel like I belong anywhere. Especially with people who act like they're nice. -50% Standing Rewards
Stargazer Unknown
State Senator These days, titles and offices don't mean a thing. Affects Skills Political Science
State Trooper Whenever I pulled someone over for being an asshole, five to one they were a tourist. Affects Skills
Stays Fit Keeping in shape always came a little easier for me. I don't even exercise. +20 Max Stamina
Steady I know how to keep my cool, even when all I've got is a .357 and a prayer. Affects Skills Discipline
Stockroom Worker I'm used to doing all of the heavy lifting, while other people stare at clipboards. Affects Skills
Stoner Why is everyone so worried all the time? I've got something that will chill you all right out. Morale bonus from gardens that grow Meds

Affects Skills

Sometimes wastes medicine

-66% Cardio Experience Rate

Annoys irritable community members

-1 Labor

-50% Standing Rewards

Stored Tons of Food My family's food storage kept us alive for a good three months after the outbreak. Rotation System
Straight-A Student I thought I had life figured out when I was in school. Diploma’s not helping a lot right now. Affects Skills Sounding Board
Street Performer I put on a crazy show out on the promenade. A mix of drumming, dance, and improvised comdey. Affects Skills Acrobatics

Resourcefulness

Music

Stress Eater There's no problem that can't be solved by a crate of gas station pastries, am I right? ▶ Sometimes wastes food

▶ +100% Food Consumed Per Day

Strong It’s not my fault, being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise. Affects Skills
Stubborn It's my way or the highway. ▶ Irritable towards other people

▶ Easily Frustrated

Tough Negotiation
Student Mentor I worked part-time at my school, helping new kids figure out the ins and outs of the college. Affects Skills Sounding Board
Stylist You should see what I can do with a razor blade and a pair of scissors. Affects Skills Hairdressing Backrubs
Surgical Assistant If i haven't done it myself, then i've held the incision open for someone else Affects skills Medicine Emergency Stashes
Survival Hunter

(Heartland only)

Mom took me on these hunting trips where we'd only eat what we killed. Taught me independence. ▶ -50% Food Consumed Per Day

▶ Affects Skills

Game Hunting Hunting Trips
Survived in Prison

(Heartland only)

Once you've made a shiv out of a toothbrush, you realize anything can be a weapon. ▶ +20 Max Health

▶ Affects Skills

Weaponsmithing
Survived Indoors I spent months locked in an apartment. I had to rig up power and water myself. Affects Skills Utilities Reads Instructions
Survived on a Train I was on a cross-country train trip when the outbreak hit. We kept it running for a long time. Affects Skills Mechanics Siphoning System
Survivor's Guilt I'm not even supposed to be alive. Somebody else should be here, not me. -50% Standing Rewards Responsibility
Sushi Chef I like to show off a bit when I'm slicing things up. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking Sealed Containers
SWAT Trainee I got a few weeks of training with automatic weapons and shotguns before the outbreak hit. Affects Skills Shooting Advice
Sweats a Lot I just walk outside for a minute, and my shirt is soaked. I think there's something wrong. -25% Standing Rewards
Tabletop Gamer We actually did a zombie campaign one. Kicked some ass. Turns out, real life is a lot harder. Morale bonus from an upgraded Longue Party Planning
Talented Athlete Physical stuff always came easily to me. I wish that was all it came down to out here. Affects Skills
Talk Radio Host I used to hold local politicians' feel to the fire over the airwaves. Affects Skills Easily Frustrated Political Science Friendly Outreach
Talks Loudly My volume dial has two settings: "Off" and "HEEEEEEY!" ▶ +10% Standing Rewards

▶ Affects Skills

▶ +1 Zombie Threat

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Talks to Plants I know from firsthand experience that plants really thrive when you have a relationship. ▶ Morale bonus from having a Garden

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening
Tattoo Artist It's odd how many people want tattoos nowadays. Less anxiety about living to regret it, I guess. Affects Skills Tattoos
Taught Elementary School Unknown Affects Skills
Taught Gymnastics I taught tumbling to kindergarten-age kids. The best part was how proud they looked. ▶ Morale bonus from Fighting training facilities

▶ Affects Skills

Moral Support
Taxidermist I thought of putting myself forward as a sort of surgeon … then I realized that was insane. Affects Skills Nose to Tail

Tech Early Adopter

I can't believe how much money I spent on newly-released hardware that didn't even work. Affects Skills Computers Positive Outlook
Tech Support The stories I could tell you ... Affects Skills Computers
Technically Royalty It's several generations back, but ... I think I might be the ruler of a small country.
Telemarketer It's half sticking to the plan, and half thinking on your feet. Affects Skills Mediation
Tells Bad Jokes A Have you heard the one about the gorilla who couldn't tell time? +3 Morale (for everyone) Annoys irritable community members Breaks the Tension
Tells Bad Jokes B Have you heard the one about the gorilla who couldn't tell time? ▶ -3 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Annoys irritable community members

Breaks the Tension
Tells Tall Tales This one time, I ran into a big, fat zombie with another zombie inside it! True story! +3 Morale (for everyone)
Tests Things on Himself

(Heartland only)

I'm not brave, just impatient. When I make something new, I can't wait to see what it does! ▶ +20 Max Health

▶ Affects Skills

Field Testing
The Muscle My old crew kept me around because I was so physically intimidating. Affects Skills Powerhouse
Theatre Nerd The -re spelling is more appropriate to the history and erudition of the art.
Theme Park Enthusiast Theme parks really prepare you for the experience of battling ravenous, mindless crowds.
Thrillseeker If it's not a rush, it's not worth my time. Sometimes wastes medicine Taking Risks
Tinkerer A I could never stand to call a professional when it looked like I could fix it myself. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Utilities Siphoning System
Tinkerer B I always tried to fix everything myself. Eventually I broke so many things, I had to move out. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

▶ Sometimes wastes materials

▶ -66% Utilities Experience Rate

Utilities (max 3 levels) Siphoning System
Tires Quickly I just don't have as much energy as everybody else. Morale bonus from luxury bed facilities ▶ +33% Fatigue Severity

▶ -20 Max Stamina

Took a Gap Year I took a year off before the outbreak. On the bright side, I don't have any student debt! Chillness
Took a Lot of Dares I did some crazy stuff as a kid. I probably spent more time in a cast than I did without one. ▶ -40% Injury Severity

▶ +30 Max Health

Sometimes wastes medicine Taking Risks
Took Crazy Road Trips My friends and I drove all over, looking for trouble. We always came back with stories. Affects Skills Storytelling
Took Online Courses I just never felt like I was finished learning. I still have a laptop full of lectures. Affects Skills
Total Lightweight Even the most minor medication completely knocks me out. +100% Healing Item Efficacy Dosage Control
Tough I've always felt like I couldn't show any pain. ▶ -30% Injury Severity

▶ +10 Max Health

Personal Strength
Tour Guide I knew my way around the historic district downtown, but now that place is thoroughly infested. Affects Skills
Tourist I’ve been to all fifty states and four continents. Come have a look at my photo album! Affects Skills
Track Star My track team won the state championship. I dominated the hurdles. Affects Skills
Tractor Driver Unknown Driving
Trained at Fighting I went through a training regimen for a variety of different combat scenarios. Affects Skills -66% Fighting Experience Rate
Trained at Shooting I went through a training regimen that taught me a variety of different shooting techniques. Affects Skills -66% Shooting Experience Rate
Trained in CPR I realized that I was no good to anyone in an emergency, unless I got few basics down. Affects Skills Medicine Good Example
Traveled the World I spent whatever time I could seeing the world. Glad I grabbed the chance while I had it.
Trilingual I’m constantly translating my thoughts from one language into another. Affects Skills Mediation
Trucker I was miles away from my family when the outbreak hit. I gave up on ever seeing them again. ▶ -40% Fatigue Severity

▶ Affects Skills

Driving
Trust Fund Kid I spent my life with everything just handled, you know? Taking care of yourself is hard. ▶ -66% Shooting Experience Rate

▶ -5 Morale

▶ -66% Wits Experience Rate

Trusts No One When there's almost nothing left, everyone is secretly out for themselves. Irritable towards other people
Turned Life Around I've made my share of bad decisions, but that's all behind me now.
Typeface Designer Look on the bright side. No one is using Comic Sans anymore. Affects Skills Design
Unathletic I was always the last one picked in PE, for a very good reason. Affects Skills -66% Cardio Experience Rate Cardio (max 5 levels) Overcompensating
Unbreakable It's not that I can't be killed. It's that when I die, I'll still be fighting to my last breath. ▶ +45 Max Health

▶ -100% Injury Chance

Uncomfortable at Parties Social gatherings make me feel really anxious, but I'm finding ways to cope. -10% Standing Rewards Sufficient Caution
Undertaker I dug the holes at a small cemetery. Only equipment I needed was a shovel and a strong back. Affects Skills Quiet Time
Unmotivated I just can't work up the energy to accomplish anything these days. Morale bonus from luxury bed facilities ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -1 Labor

▶ -50% Standing Rewards

Unobservant Sometimes a marching band could walk right by me, and I wouldn't notice it. Affects Skills ▶ Sometimes wastes materials

▶ -33% Wits Experience Rate

Wits (max 5 levels)
Unusually Mature Most of my friends were adults, even when I was a kid. ▶ +50% Wits Experience Rate

▶ +25% Standing Rewards

Voice of Reason
Urban Explorer

(Heartland only)

Some folks used to call it trespassing. Especially the ones who chased us out. ▶ Sprint for free when lightly encumbered

▶ Affects Skills

Urban Farmer I managed several small farms in vacant lots and on rooftops downtown. Affects Skills Agriculture
Used to be Reckless It's best that you didn't know me when I was younger. Sounding Board
Used to be Vain There was a point when realized that I had to get over myself.
Used to Hate Guns Nothing like being chased by zombies to make you appreciate things like stopping power.
Used to Hide Money If people ever start using money again, I've got several mattresses we could cut open. Emergency Stashes
Used to Humidity Last place I lived, you could practically drink the air in the summer. Not a problem for me. +10 Max Stamina Outdoor Living
Used to Paint It used to help me relax after a long, hard day of not-painting.
Used to the Cold You guys have never even seen real cold. I used to shovel two feet of snow. +20 Max Stamina Outdoor Living
Useless I do a lot of really important work. Just last week, I rearranged all the pots and pans! ▶ Morale bonus from luxury bed facilities

▶ Affects Skills

▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -1 Labor

▶ -50% Standing Rewards

Farting Around
User Experience Designer I stayed in a place where all the door handles were oriented the wrong way. It nearly killed me. Affects Skills Design Sounding Board
Utilities Worker I had to move from the manufacturing industry over to the service side, because economics. Affects Skills Utilities
Utter Despair

(Heartland only)

I ran when my friends needed me. I don't know why you keep me around. ▶ -15 Morale

▶ -30 Max Health

Vacationed in Spain My parents flew us all out each summer to their vacation home on the coast of Spain. Siestas
Vegan If I hadn't been vegan before the outbreak, watching zombies feeding would have made me one. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ -25% Food Consumed Per Day

Very Trusting We're all still just people, right? We want the same things. We can work together. Avoids getting into conflicts Moral Support
Veteran Firefighter

(Heartland only)

I was a firefighter and a paramedic. During the outbreak, those skills were in high demand. ▶ +20 Max Stamina

▶ Affects Skills

Paramedicine Survival Training
Veteran Gambler Call it, heads or tails? Taking Risks
Video Game Producer My job is essentially herding cats. Well-armed, apocalypse-surviving cats. Affects Skills Scrum Certification
Video Game Streamer I had this great group in my chat everyday, but now I have no way to find them. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector Friendly Outreach
Video Rental Clerk I thought video rental clerks all became edgy film directors. Missed my shot, I guess. ▶ Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector

▶ Affects Skills

Movie Trivia
Vigil Guard

(Red Talon Contractors only)

I stood watch alone at a critical outpost for months. Ran out of room for notches on my rifle. ▶ -1 Beds Used

▶ -40% Fatigue Severity

▶ Affects Skills

Warfighting Sleeping in Shifts
Visited Yard Sales Some people slept in on the weekends. Those people paid five times as much for their furniture. Affects Skills Tough Negotiation
Vlogger A I got to the point where I was making a pretty good living just on reaction videos. Affects Skills Self-Promotion
Vlogger B I never made any money at it, but I liked being able to connect with other people. Affects Skills Self-Promotion
Volunteer Coordinator I worked with the parks department, arranging for volunteers to maintain our green spaces. ▶ +4 Morale (for everyone)

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening
Volunteer Firefighter I worked around my schedule to get a few days in every month. Affects Skills Medicine
Voyeur Yeah, I know how to use a pair of binoculars. Nope, no particular reason. Affects Skills
Waiter I'll get you what you need before you even ask for it. Affects Skills Notices Things
Wandering Guitarist In the old world, you could make a living just on music. It's a lot harder these days. Affects Skills Music
War Reenactor I've fired a ton of old-fashioned rifles. I'm pretty good, despite practicing with blanks. ▶ Morale bonus from the Armory

▶ Affects Skills

Weapon Handling

Acting

Inspiring Speeches
Warehouse Stocker You can only do so much with a forklift. Eventually, you've got to use some muscle. Affects Skills
Was in ROTC I did some military training in school, but never got around to enlisting. Affects Skills Consistent Routine
Was Unemployed Once I got laid off, that was it. I tried for years, but I couldn't make anything stick.
Waste Disposal Engineer I was always amazed at what people would just throw away. Affects Skills Recycling
Waste Sorter A Recycling is yesterday's news. Today we're all about reusing. Affects Skills Recycling Recycling Program
Waste Sorter B I spent my day dividing recyclables from garbage, because apparently, none of you could. Affects Skills Recycling Recycling Program
Watched Cooking Shows I set up a TV in my kitchen, so I could cook along with the hosts. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Kitchen

▶ Affects Skills

Cooking
Watched Cop Shows

(Heartland only)

I spent hours every night second-guessing the writers. It helped me notice things. ▶ +25m Enemy Detection Range

▶ +30% Container Visibility Range

▶ Affects Skills

Police Procedure
Watched Sports It didn't matter who was playing... or even what they were playing. Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector Intramural Sports
Watched Westerns I used to have a huge collection of Westerns on VHS. Now I live on the frontier. Go figure. ▶ Morale bonus from facilities with a Projector

▶ Affects Skills

Exceptional Taste
Weak Stomach All kinds of violence just make me ill. I do what must be done, but it just kills me. Affects Skills ▶ -66% Fighting Experience Rate

▶ -66% Shooting Experience Rate

Fighting (max 6 levels)

Shooting (max 6 levels)

Weak Swing I feel like I'm swinging as hard as I can, but it's like a wet noodle on the other end. Affects Skills -66% Fighting Experience Rate Fighting (max 3 levels)
Weird Nickname It was a forum handle originally, but after a few years, it was the only thing I went by.
Weirdo Some people just seem put off by me, and I cannot figure out why. ▶ Annoys irritable community members

▶ -33% Standing Rewards

Backrubs
Went to Grad School Four years weren't enough for me. Seminars
Went to Night School Unknown -33% Fatigue Severity

Affects Skills

Law
Whittler When I actually bought a dentist's drill to decorate my walking stick, I knew I had a problem. ▶ Morale bonus from an upgraded Workshop

▶ Affects Skills

Craftsmanship
Will Drink Anything You're worried about the worm in that tequila? I used to drink bottles with scorpions inside. Morale bonus from Stills and Bars Sometimes wastes medicine Nose to Tail
Will Eat Anything I eat the food nobody else wants. I would have cleaned up on one of those reality shows. -50% Food Consumed Per Day
Willowy I've always been slim for my height. Being light has its advantages when you're on the run. +20 Max Stamina -10 Max Health
Window Cleaner I used to rappel down from rooftops with a loaded pack of cleaning equipment. Affects Skills Cleaning Chart
Wise I've been around the block more times than you want to know. ▶+100% Wits Experience Rate

▶Affects Skill

Woodcutter People have trees they want to burn. I'm the one who shows up with the chainsaw and the axe. Affects Skills
Workaholic I can’t sit still when there’s something useful I could be doing. +1 Labor
Worked as a Pioneer

(Red Talon Contractors only)

We were sent into newly cleared territory to build walls and prevent the zeds from coming back. ▶ +5 Max Materials Storage

▶ Affects Skills

▶ -10% Infuence Gained

▶ Sometimes wastes materials

Fortifications
Worked at an Office Honesty, I have trouble explaining what I did all day at work. Affects Skills Computers
Worked at an Orchard It was seasonal work, but it paid the bills. I look forward to planting some trees again. ▶ Morale bonus from large-slot Farms

▶ Affects Skills

Gardening Work Schedule
Worked on a Farm I worked summers picking berries on my best friend's dad's farm. Morale bonus from large-slot Farms
Worked at Tartan Mart Hi, welcome to Tartan Mart, how can I help you today? Affects Skills
World War II Buff It was a simpler time, when it was easier to tell friend from foe. Storytelling
Worst Fighter Ever Look, I can handle a lot of things, right? But fighting zombies isn't one of them. Affects Skills -75% Fighting Experience Rate Fighting (max 1 level)
Yoga Instructor The best way to survive out here is to get your joints limber and your chakras aligned. Affects Skills Acrobatics Morning Yoga
Young I'm actually a bit younger than I look. +20 Max Stamina
Youth Counselor Kids are the toughest audience. What you do has to be fun, but mean something, too. Affects Skills Words of Comfort
Zine Author I used to write for a punk zine that showed up in music stories all over downtown. Affects Skills Music
Zoologist Unknown Affects Skills Animal Facts
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