The base mechanics of RPGs are dependent on character attributes. There are 5 attributes in Tangent Space: Vigor, Dexterity, Intellect, Willpower, and Agility. Each one of these attributes is associated with a modifier: Melee, Ranged, Tech, Psi, and Initiative. Attributes come from the character’s race, though they are adjusted during character creation. Attributes are carefully controlled in this game, and they are never permanently changed after character creation has been completed.