Boons and Banes

Boons & Banes is an optional mechanic designed to add flavor and detail during the character creation process. It provides minor and major benefits which may be chosen (at an XP cost) as well as minor and major drawbacks (which grant extra XP) to use during character creation. The GM is free to set a “Carryover XP Cap” to limit how much can be carried over for skills, talents, etc.

Boons offer commensurate bonuses for spending 5 or 10 XP.

Banes offer commensurate drawbacks for gaining 5 or 10 XP.

This product contains:

An overview of how to use Boons & Banes in your campaign.

  • 25 Minor Boons
  • 12 Major Boons
  • 25 Minor Banes
  • 12 Major Banes
  • Section on building character histories and using Boons, Banes, and Motivations to weave the narrative.
  • Quick Reference Tables for Boons and Banes


Developed by veteran GM Chris Markham (as Gazrok Games), this is one of many supplements already released for the Foundry. The Genesys Core Rulebook and either Genesys Dice or the Genesys Dice App are required to use this product.

This product is priced at $2.00


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