The Fifth World

Roleplaying Game

Persons Deck

The persons deck represent the people in your game, including your own primary characters and the secondary characters they encounter. Who each card represents will change from one game to the next.

King of Clubs

The Priest

Mastery of Spiritual Life

  • Ecstatic prophet
  • Ritualist
  • Hierophant
  • Psychopomp
  • Thaumaturge

Queen of Clubs

The Healer

Mastery of Spiritual Life

  • Doctor
  • Seeress
  • Witch
  • Herbalist
  • Wise woman

Jack of Clubs

The Seeker

Pursuit of Spiritual Life

  • Disciple
  • Apprentice magician
  • Ascetic
  • Pilgrim
  • Monk

King of Hearts

The Ambassador

Mastery of Emotional Life

  • Diplomat
  • Big man
  • Mediator
  • Trader
  • Herald

Queen of Hearts

The Grandmother

Mastery of Emotional Life

  • Matriarch
  • Counselor
  • Clan elder
  • Matchmaker
  • Midwife

Jack of Hearts

The Adventurer

Pursuit of Emotional Life

  • Champion
  • Daredevil
  • Romantic
  • Explorer
  • Rebel

King of Diamonds

The Guardian

Mastery of Physical Life

  • Berserker
  • Experienced scout
  • Protector
  • Warchief
  • Pillar of the community

Queen of Diamonds

The Huntress

Mastery of Physical Life

  • Amazon
  • Hunter
  • Provider
  • Beast master
  • Wild woman

Jack of Diamonds

The Apprentice

Pursuit of Physical Life

  • Student
  • Tenderfoot
  • Prodigy
  • Innovator
  • Craftsman

King of Spades

The Teacher

Mastery of Mental Life

  • Philosopher
  • Mentor
  • Scholar
  • Logician
  • Recluse

Queen of Spades

The Storyteller

Mastery of Mental Life

  • Bard
  • Lorekeeper
  • Artist
  • Griot
  • Musician

Jack of Spades

The Scientist

Pursuit of Mental Life

  • Researcher
  • Investigator
  • Tinkerer
  • Empiricist
  • Inventor

Red Joker

The Magician

Transgression of Traditional Life

  • Wizard
  • Sorcerer
  • Shapeshifter
  • Warlock
  • Mystic

Black Joker

The Fool

Subversion of Traditional Life

  • Trickster
  • Wise fool
  • Village idiot
  • Comic relief
  • Clown (sacred or otherwise)