The typical inhabitant of the Dying Earth speaks and behaves differently from characters in other fantasy series or people in real life. He is arrogant, greedy, indolent, and rakish. He loves fine food to excess and can’t resist the urge to correct others on obscure points of fact. Your character will differ from the norm only if you spend creation points on Resistance ratings. A Resistance rating allows the character to disregard one of these universal temptations. Each of the six major temptations requires its own rating.