Characters have four Attributes: Raw Mind, Refined Mind, Raw Body, and Refined Body. Each Attribute has an associated "micro story" (20-50 words) that describe the character's ability in that area. Attributes also have an associated dice pool distributed from a large pool at creation time. During play, characters use dice pools for actions; a result of six is considered a success but a roll of one "exhausts" the die and it is removed from the pool and passes to the game master. Players may determine how many dice from a given pool to use (and thus risk).