Okay, I just had a eureka moment today, and I am a bit embarrassed about it.
They’re Dungeon World’s version of Beliefs from Burning Wheel.
I’ve been using them correctly, but I never made the connection.
That’s why a Dungeon World starting adventure is basically one sheet! That’s just the backdrop. I mean, the system doesn’t require as much prep either. But that’s where the story will engage. Bonds!
I know, you already knew this. But how cool is that!?