🌈 Dear Diary, We Created a Plot Hole! (A Slice-of-Life Fantasy Adventure) ~ [UPDATED Dec 25 — Chapter 4 & 5 is here! | 509,000 words]

Hello. Sorry again for the radio silence, but I badly needed to destress after some terrible stuff happened. If you haven’t been checking the blog, this post has the details. I’m mostly okay now, but it has made me reconsider my plans about the game. It was also my birthday last last week, if that’s something you care about.

Anyway, I just finished coding in the new Ancestry and Heritage Traits! I changed a lot of them to be a lot more thematic, so I’m mostly satisfied with the new trait effects. If there are any further changes, it will most likely just be number tuning.

Ancestry Traits

You can select an Ancestry Trait regardless of your chosen favorite genre. There are two versions of the Ancestry Traits. The enhanced version (indicated by the “+” symbol) is only unlocked if you choose High Fantasy as your favorite genre.

🧬 Human Ancestry

Increase stat bonuses from Height, Body Type, & Character Class Bonus by 25%

:dna: Human Ancestry+

Increase stat bonuses from Outfits, Height, Body Type, & Character Class Bonus by 50%

🧬 Elven Ancestry

+10% Charm, Increase Grace & Magic Resistance by 25% of Current Health, +50% Healing Received, +100% EXP from successful Grace checks, +25% Resistance to Grace Penalties, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -20% Intimidation

:dna: Elven Ancestry+

+10% Charm, Increase Grace & Magic Resistance by 75% of Current Health, Increase :100: [Perfect Health] EXP Bonus by 10%, +200% Healing Received, +400% EXP from successful Grace checks, +75% Resistance to Grace & Healing Reduction Penalties, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -20% Intimidation

🧬 Orcish Ancestry

+33% Vigor & Intimidation (Increase this bonus by 50% of missing health), +33% Max HP, +100% EXP from successful Vigor & Intimidation Stat checks, +25% Resistance to Vigor, Grace & Intimidation Penalties, -10% Charm

:dna: Orcish Ancestry+

+50% Vigor & Intimidation (Increase this bonus by 100% of missing health, and gain Bonus EXP equal to 25% of missing health), +100% Max HP, +333% EXP from Enemy Encounters and successful Vigor & Intimidation Stat checks, +75% Resistance to Vigor, Grace & Intimidation Penalties, -10% Charm

🧬 Dwarven Ancestry

+10% Vigor (If below 50% HP, reduce all Stat Penalties by 50% of Headstrong Personality), Increase Damage Resistance by 25% of missing health, +25% EXP from Codex & Trinket Discoveries, +25% Resistance to Poison, Inebriation, and Vigor & Knowledge Penalties, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -10% Grace

:dna: Dwarven Ancestry+

10% Vigor (If below 75% HP, increase Vigor and reduce all Stat Penalties by 75% of Headstrong Personality), Increase Damage Resistance & Healing Received by percentage of missing health, +100% EXP from Codex & Trinket Discoveries, +75% Resistance to Poison, Inebriation, and Vigor & Knowledge Penalties, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -10% Grace

🧬 Halfling Ancestry

+10% Grace, Increase Charm by 25% of Outgoing Personality, +50% Food & Resting Stat Bonuses, +Chance to succeed failed stat checks by 10% of Warm Personality if :fearful: [Frightened] or :zap:[Adrenaline Rush] is active, +100% EXP from Food, Resting & Exploration, -10% Vigor

:dna: Halfling Ancestry+

+10% Grace, Increase Charm by 50% of Outgoing Personality, Doubles Food & Resting Stat Bonuses, +Chance to succeed failed stat checks by 10% of Warm Personality (20% if :fearful: [Frightened] or :zap:[Adrenaline Rush] is active), +300% EXP from Food, Resting & Exploration, -10% Vigor

🧬 Gnomish Ancestry

+10% Knowledge (Increase this bonus by 0.5% for each Codex Discovered), +Non-Quest EXP Gain increased by 25% of Precocious Personality, +25% Resistance to Knowledge Penalties, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -10% Vigor

:dna: Gnomish Ancestry+

+20% Knowledge (Increase Knowledge Bonus by 1% and Magic Resistance by 0.5% for each Codex Discovered), +Non-Quest EXP Gain increased by 50% of Precocious Personality, +400% EXP from successful Knowledge checks, +75% Resistance to Knowledge Penalties, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -10% Vigor

🧬 Goblin Ancestry

+50% Stat Bonuses from Trinkets, +250% EXP from Trinket Discoveries, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -10% Vigor

:dna: Goblin Ancestry+

Doubles Trinket Stat Bonuses, +1000% EXP from Trinket Discoveries, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -10% Vigor

🧬 Draconic Ancestry

+0.5% to All Stats, Healing Received & Magic Resistance for every Trinket Discovered, +15% Intimidation, +100% EXP from Trinket Discoveries, +Resistance to Fire, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses]

:dna: Draconic Ancestry+

+2% Main Stat & Healing Received, and +1% Magic Resistance and other stats for every Trinket Discovered, +30% Intimidation, +200% EXP from Trinket Discoveries, +Resistance to Fire, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses]

🧬 Fae Ancestry

There are three fae subraces that determine the “Primary Stats” increased:

  • Woodland Fae: Knowledge, Charm
  • Aquatic Fae: Grace, Charm
  • Ethereal Fae: Grace, Knowledge

:dna: Fae Ancestry

Increase Primary Stats & Magic Resistance by 10% of Silly and Naive Personality (If :sun_with_face::owl:[Diurnal/Nocturnal Focus] is active, this bonus applies to Healing Received and other stats, and gain :eyes: [Enhanced Senses])

:dna: Fae Ancestry+

Increase Primary Stats & Magic Resistance by 15% of Silly and Naive Personality (If​:sun_with_face::owl:[Diurnal/Nocturnal Focus] is active, this bonus is increased to 30% and applies to All Stats & Healing Received, and Reduce all Stat Penalties by the same percentage), Doubles EXP Bonus from :sun_with_face::owl:[Diurnal/Nocturnal Focus], Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses]

Here is a preview of the Ancestry choices:

Prologue Choice

Fae Subraces

Heritage Traits

Your Heritage Trait is based on your first favorite genre that you choose.

👑 High Fantasy Heritage

Unlocks the full potential of your Ancestry Trait, +20% Bonus EXP in Fantasy settings

🦄 Fairytale Heritage

+10% Grace, Increase Charm by 30% of Altruist Personality, Relationship Points lost from choices reduced by 20%, +20% Chemistry Bonus to all Crush Options, +75% Resistance to Charm Penalties, Gain Bonus EXP when increasing Honest, Discipline & Altruist Stats, +20% Bonus EXP in Fairytale settings

🛸 Extra-Galactic Adaptability

+20% Main Stat, Increase Main Stat by % of Lowest Stat, Increase Lowest Stat by % of Main Stat, +75% Resistance to Main Stat Penalties, Gain Bonus EXP when failing stat checks, +20% Bonus EXP in Sci-Fi settings, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses]

🔱 Divine Heritage (Mythology)

+10% Main Stat, Increase Main Stat by 5%, and all other stats by 2% when failing stat checks, Increase EXP Gained from successful stat checks by percentage of Main Stat, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], +20% Bonus EXP in Mythological settings

🔱 Nephilim Heritage (Mythology)

Increase Grace, Charm & Healing Received by 20% of Warm, Honest, Disciplined, and Altruist Personality (Gain Bonus EXP when increasing these stats), Increase Vigor by 20% of Cold, Manipulative, Headstrong, and Opportunist Personality; Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], +20% Bonus EXP in Mythological settings

🔱 Cambion Heritage (Mythology)

Increase Vigor, Grace & Intimidation by 20% of Cold, Manipulative, Headstrong, and Opportunist Personality (Gain Bonus EXP when increasing these stats), Increase Charm by 20% of Warm, Honest, Disciplined, and Altruist Personality; Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], +20% Bonus EXP in Mythological settings

🌙 Werewolf Heritage (Supernatural)

+30% Vigor, Grace & Intimidation (Increase this bonus to 100% and increase Max HP by 100% if :owl: [Nocturnal Focus] is active), +75% Resistance to Vigor & Grace Penalties, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], +20% Bonus EXP in Supernatural & Horror settings, when Overcoming Phobias, and if :owl: [Nocturnal Focus] is active

🌙 Vampiric Heritage (Supernatural)

+10% Vigor, Grace & Charm (Increase this bonus and Healing Received to 300% if :owl: [Nocturnal Focus] is active), +75% Resistance to Grace & Charm Penalties, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], -33% Healing Received if :sun_with_face: [Sleepyhead] is active, +20% Bonus EXP in Supernatural & Horror settings, when Overcoming Phobias, and if :owl: [Nocturnal Focus] is active

🌙 Nephilim Heritage (Supernatural)

Increase Grace, Charm & Healing Received by 20% of Warm, Honest, Disciplined, and Altruist Personality (Gain Bonus EXP when increasing these stats), Increase Vigor by 20% of Cold, Manipulative, Headstrong, and Opportunist Personality; Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], +20% Bonus EXP in Supernatural & Horror settings, when Overcoming Phobias, and if :owl: [Nocturnal Focus] is active

🌙 Cambion Heritage (Supernatural)

Increase Vigor, Grace & Intimidation by 20% of Cold, Manipulative, Headstrong, and Opportunist Personality (Gain Bonus EXP when increasing these stats), Increase Charm by 20% of Warm, Honest, Disciplined, and Altruist Personality; Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses], +20% Bonus EXP in Supernatural & Horror settings, when Overcoming Phobias, and if :owl: [Nocturnal Focus] is active

🌙 Enchanter Heritage (Supernatural)

Increase Stat Bonuses from Status Effects and Healing Received by 50%; Increase Magic Resistance, EXP Bonus, and Stat Penalty Reduction by 1% for every Trinket Discovered, +20% chance to succeed failed stat checks (increase chance by 5% each time you fail a stat check; this bonus is reset if this effect triggers), +20% Bonus EXP in Supernatural & Horror settings, when Overcoming Phobias, and if :owl: [Nocturnal Focus] is active

🕵️ Sleuthing Heritage

+10% Grace & Knowledge (Increase this bonus by 0.25% for every Secret Discovered, or +0.5% if Fully Discovered), Doubles Bestfriend Stat Bonus and gain +10% EXP if Bestfriend is in the party, +200% EXP from Secret & Codex Discoveries, and successful Grace & Knowledge Stat checks

🦸 Superhero Heritage

+10% Main Stat, Increase Main Stat by 4% and other stats by 2% for every Quest Completed, Increase EXP Gained from successful Main Stat checks by percentage of Main Stat, +75% Resistance to Main Stat Penalties and +25% Resistance to all other Stat Penalties, +20% EXP from Quests, Grants :eyes: [Enhanced Senses]

🚐 Adventurer Heritage

Increase :zap:[Adrenaline Rush] bonuses by 20% (Increase this bonus by 0.2% for every Trinket and Codex Entry Discovered), +20% EXP while :zap: [Adrenaline Rush] is active, +50% EXP from Exploration, Codex Discovery, Overcoming Phobias & Enemy Encounters, Grants the “Treasure Sense” Ability (Choices that unlock trinkets and collectibles are now marked with a “:gem:”)

Notes:
Some Traits will improve your “Main Stat”. The first attribute (Vigor/Grace/Knowledge/Charm) that you choose to increase during the prologue is considered your main stat.

Some Traits also grant :eyes: [Enhanced Senses]. Having this trait gives you additional information on certain interactions, such as when eavesdropping and exploring in the dark.

:sun_with_face::owl:[Diurnal/Nocturnal Focus] is the status effect you receive from [Morning Person/Night Owl] if it’s your preferred time of day; [Sleepyhead] if it’s the opposite.

I still need to edit the prologue with the new changes, but this is shaping up to be a fairly big update (since I’m also doing a quick editing pass on the whole game), so I’ll probably wait and release the changes along with the rest of the missing choices in Chapter 5.

I’m also going to change some parts of the prologue/diary so it mentions the job of MC’s dad, but you probably already know that if you’ve read IAC. :wink:

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