Five pregens for supernatural investigation

sean f. smith / he, him
2 min readDec 18, 2023

Perfect for your Candela Obscura circle

Candela Obscura book promotional shot © Darrington Press 2023

I’ve a review in the pipeline for Candela Obscura, the first game in the Illuminated Worlds System from Darrington Press, as featured on Critical Role. Here are the pregens we are using — you’re welcome to use them in your game too!

Rather than replicate the character sheet itself, this is a simple summary. If the first mark in a skill is represented by a star, that action is gilded.

Johnny Summerfield, a journalist, the face

NERVE — three points in drive, one resistance

  • Move — ◯◯◯
  • Strike — ◯◯◯
  • Control — ★◯◯

CUNNING — six points in drive, two resistances

  • Sway — ★⬤◯
  • Read — ⬤◯◯
  • Hide — ⬤◯◯

INTUITION — no points in drive, no resistances

  • Survey — ⬤⬤◯
  • Focus — ⬤◯◯
  • Sense — ⬤◯◯

ABILITIES

  • I know a guy and insider

Geraldine Law, an explorer, the muscle

NERVE — five points in drive, one resistance

  • Move — ★⬤◯
  • Strike — ★⬤◯
  • Control — ⬤⬤◯

CUNNING — three points in drive, one resistance

  • Sway — ◯◯◯
  • Read — ◯◯◯
  • Hide — ◯◯◯

INTUITION — one point in drive, no resistances

  • Survey — ⬤⬤◯
  • Focus — ⬤◯◯
  • Sense — ◯◯◯

ABILITIES

  • Get behind me and obscure lexicon

Enya Wolstanecroft, a doctor, the scholar

NERVE — three points in drive, one resistance

  • Move — ◯◯◯
  • Strike —◯◯◯
  • Control — ⬤⬤◯

CUNNING — no points in drive, no resistances

  • Sway — ⬤⬤◯
  • Read — ⬤⬤◯
  • Hide — ◯◯◯

INTUITION — six points in drive, two resistances

  • Survey — ★◯◯
  • Focus — ★⬤◯
  • Sense — ◯◯◯

ABILITIES

  • Well read and patch-up

Mako Caine, a criminal, the slink

NERVE — three points in drive, one resistance

  • Move — ★⬤◯
  • Strike — ◯◯◯
  • Control — ⬤⬤◯

CUNNING — six points in drive, two resistances

  • Sway — ◯◯◯
  • Read — ◯◯◯
  • Hide — ★⬤◯

INTUITION — no points in drive, no resistances

  • Survey — ⬤⬤◯
  • Focus — ⬤◯◯
  • Sense — ◯◯◯

ABILITIES

  • Scout and street smarts

Gustav May, a medium, the weird

NERVE — no points in drive, no resistances

  • Move — ⬤◯◯
  • Strike — ◯◯◯
  • Control — ⬤◯◯

CUNNING — three points in drive, one resistance

  • Sway — ⬤◯◯
  • Read — ⬤⬤◯
  • Hide — ◯◯◯

INTUITION — six points in drive, two resistances

  • Survey — ⬤◯◯
  • Focus — ★◯◯
  • Sense — ★⬤◯

ABILITIES

  • Great wards and miasma

This material was created using the Darrington Press Community Gaming License. Illuminated Worlds Standard Resource Document is owned and copyrighted by Darrington Press, LLC. All rights reserved.

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