Disadvantages give bonus points because your character is hurt by them. This can range from physical disabilities, unpopular behaviour to steadfastly remaining honourable. Some disadvtantages, such as Bloodlust or Manic-Depressive, can be difficult to roleplay or cause conflicts with other players. If you want to roleplay disadvantageous behaviour, such as Honesty, except when it's damaging, it can be taken as a Quirk (see B162).

Cost marked with * have Self-Control Rolls (see B121).

Athletic Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B123 Bad Back (Mild or Severe) -15 or -25  
B123 Bad Grip -5/level Firing guns also requires a good grip.
B139 Hunchback -10  
B141 Lame -10, -20 or -30  
B147 One Arm -20  
B147 One Hand -15  
B160 Unfit -5  
B160 Very Unfit    

Business and Wealth Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B26 Debt Varies This may need to be paid off as later income will dwarf this.
B25 Wealth (Struggling) -10 15,000 cr. This will need to be paid off as later income dwarfs this.
B25 Wealth (Poor) -15 6,000 cr. This will need to be paid off as later income dwarfs this.

Combat Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B127 Combat Paralysis -15  
B134 Easy to Kill -2/level  
B142 Low Pain Threshold -10  
B147 One Eye -15  
B150 Post-Combat Shakes -5*  
B155 Slow Healing -5 Max 1 level.

Exploration, Vehicle and Perception Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B129 Deafness -20  
B138 Hard of Hearing -10  
B144 Motion Sickness -10  
B144 Night Blindness -10  
B146 No Sense of Smell/Taste -5  

Investigative and Criminal Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B19 Dwarfism -15  
B134 Easy to Read -10  
B19 Fat -3 This mostly hinders Disguise and Shadowing. Buy other effects separately.
B20 Gigantism 0  
B137 Gullibility -10  
B19 Overweight -1 This mostly hinders Disguise and Shadowing. Buy other effects separately.
B18 Skinny -5 This mostly hinders Disguise and Shadowing. Buy other effects separately.
B19 Very Fat -5 This mostly hinders Disguise and Shadowing. Buy other effects separately.

Metagaming Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B160 Unluckiness -10  

Miscellaneous Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B122 Absent-Mindedness -15  
B122 Addiction Varies  
B122 Alcoholism Varies  
B122 Cannot Speak -15 Others will need to learn sign language.
B126 Chronic Pain Varies  
B126 Chummy -5  
B127 Colourblindness -10 The -1 penalty will also apply to any repairs or anything involving a computer display.
B129 Confused -10*  
B133 Duty Varies This will be difficult to devise as you must appear to be a free agent.
B136 Epilepsy -30  
B136 Flashbacks (Mild, Severe or Crippling) -5, -10 or -20  
B126 Gregarious -10  
HR3.2 Ham-Fisted -5 or -10  
B141 Klutz -5  
B143 Low Self-Image -10  
B125 Mute -25 Others will need to learn sign language.
B153 Short Attention Span -10*  
B141 Total Klutz -15  

Roleplaying Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B124 Bad Temper -10*  
B125 Bloodlust -10*  
B125 Bully -10*  
B125 Callous -5  
B125 Charitable -15*  
B125 Chronic Depression -15*  
B127 Code of Honour -5 to -15  
B128 Compulsive Behaviour -5 to -15*  
B129 Cowardice -10*  
B129 Curious -5*  
B130 Delusions -5 to -15  
B132 Disciplines of Faith (Mysticism or Ritualism) -10 or -5  
B137 Gluttony -5*  
B137 Greed -15*  
B137 Guilt Complex -5  
B138 Honesty -10*  
B139 Impulsive -10*  
B140 Incurious -5*  
B140 Indecisive -10*  
B140 Intolerance Varies You can be intolerant to a group but not a PC who's a member of that group because he's an exception.
B140 Jealousy -10  
B140 Killjoy -15  
B142 Laziness -10  
B142 Lecherousness -15*  
B142 Loner -5*  
B143 Manic-Depressive -20  
B144 Miserliness -10*  
HR3.3 No Sense of Humour -10  
B146 Obsession -5 or -10  
B148 Overconfidence -5*  
B148 Pacifism Varies  
B148 Paranoia -10  
B148 Phantom Voices -5, -10 or -15  
B148 Phobia (Being Alone, Blood, Crowds, Darkness, Death and the Dead, Enclosed Spaces, Heights, Loud Noises, Machinery, Number 13, Open Spaces, Psionic Powers, Sharp Things, Weapons) Varies*  
B153 Selfish -5*  
B153 Selfless -5*  
B153 Sense of Duty Varies  
B157 Stubbornness -5  
B159 Trickster -15*  
B159 Truthfulness -5*  
B160 Vow -5, -10 or -15  

Social Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
HR1.1 Appearance (Very Ugly) -15  
HR1.1 Appearance (Ugly) -10  
HR1.1 Appearance (Unattractive) -5  
B126 Clueless -10  
B136 Fearfulness -2/level  
B142 Low Empathy -20  
B146 Oblivious -5  
B146 Odious Personal Habit -5/level Max 4 levels.
B26 Reputation Varies  
B154 Shyness -5, -10 or -20  
B157 Stuttering -10  

Technical Disadvantages

Ref Name Cost Notes
B143 Low TL -5/level