Last update: 05.11.22.
Reason: Update mod to version: 21.10.22
Have you ever thought about how base game traits become repetitive after a while? Are you tired of seeing pyromaniac or kind pawn over and over again? Are you perhaps considering pyromaniac to be an instant death sentence in your colony? If for any of these questions the answer was ‘aye’, then look no further.
Vanilla Traits Expanded adds 55 new traits, some offering unique new game mechanics, some being quirky and enhancing the storytelling, and some being straight up stat upgrades. Traits’ commonality has been adjusted after weeks of testing, to make sure no powerful or annoying traits appear too often.
Using our new mod options menu, you can now disable specific traits added by vanilla game or any of the mods you have. This doesn’t mean that the trait will be magically removed from the pawn, but it’s commonality will be reduced to 0, stopping it from ever appearing in the game again.
I really hope you will enjoy the effect of our hard work! Let us know in the comments what you think works and what doesn’t!
A: Can I add it mid-playthrough to an existing save?
Q: I don’t like certain trait. I think it’s broken. How do I remove it?
A: Go into mod options, select Vanilla Traits Expanded mod options and simply tick it off. This will not however remove it from the pawn who already has it - you need a mod like Character Editor to do that.
Q: Can I suggest some new traits?
A: Sure thing! Leave a comment describing your trait idea, and we will be sure to look into it!
Q: Where should this mod be placed in the mod load order queue?
A: Ideally ABOVE any other trait mods.
Q: Is it compatible with another mod that adds traits?
A: It sure is! We even went as far as to remove duplicate names!
Q: These traits seem mostly negative and some seem awful, what gives?
A: This mod is meant to provide challenge in some areas and new mechanics in others. There's over double the amount of positive traits than negative traits. Exclusively negative traits also appear much less frequently.
Q: Does this work with Prepare Carefully?
A: Oh aye!
Q: Does this work with Combat Extended?
A: Hell yeah!