During an encounter, you’ll play one of these four roles:
Each of these roles presents you with a different goal. It requires a certain emotional agility to shift from one position with one goal to a different one from encounter to encounter. Every game has certain skills that it rewards in play. The skill in playing The Fifth World lies in just this sort of emotional agility. Just like any other game, it provides a relatively safe arena to practice, and regular play will help you get better at it.