- Physical – These represent an ability or disability inherent to the character’s body in some way. They may not be purchased after character creation without extenuating circumstances, and conversely they may sometimes be awarded without deliberate purchase (losing a limb results in Missing Limb, for example).
- Mental – These abilities represent part of a character’s mental or psychological make-up in some way, and cannot be purchased after character creation unless approved by the GM.
- Social – Social Advantages and Disadvantages represent a character’s ability or inability to interact with others in a successful manner. They may be purchased during play with GM approval if the circumstances are appropriate (a character should only purchase the Allies Advantage if he actually has allies, and so on).
- Material – These abilities represent possession of a physical item. They are riskier than other Advantages or Disadvantages because such an item can be stolen or destroyed, depriving the character of the mechanical benefit for which Experience Points were spent. These may be purchased during play with approval from the GM.
- Spiritual – These abilities represent a link between the character and something else that is not normally experienced by the average person. This might be a bond with a creature from a spirit realm, or even just a kharmic tie with another person in some way. These may only be purchased after character creation if the GM judges the circumstances dictate the character would in fact have this relationship.
|Bad Eyesight||Physical||3 Points|
|Bad Fortune||Spiritual||3 Points|
|Bad Health||Physical||4 Points|
|Bitter Betrothal||Social||2 Points|
|Black Sheep||Social||3 Points|
|Can’t Lie||Mental||2 Points|
|Cast Out||Social||1/3 Points|
|Cursed by the Realm||Spiritual||4 Points|
|Dark Fate||Spiritual||3 Points|
|Dark Secret||Social||4 Points|
|Disturbing Countenance||Physical||3 Points|
|Elemental Imbalance||Spiritual||2 Points/Rank|
|Failure of Bushido||Mental||Varies|
|Forced Retirement||Social||4 Points|
|Frail Mind||Mental||3 Points|
|Gaijin Name||Social||1 Point|
|Lost Love||Mental||3 Points|
|Low Pain Threshold||Physical||4 Points|
|Missing Limb||Physical||6 Points|
|Permanent Wound||Physical||4 Points|
|Seven Fortunes’ Curse||Spiritual||3 Points|
|Shadowlands Taint||Spiritual||4 Points|
|Social Disadvantage||Social||3 Points|
|Sworn Enemy||Social||3 Points|
|Touch of the Void||Spiritual||3 Points|
|True Love||Mental||3 Points|
|Wrath of the Kami||Spiritual||3 Points|