One can choose up to two traits when designing a character (or none at all). In Lionheart a different approach to racial traits was chosen in comparison to Fallout Tactics. For each race one is free to choose (or not) any of the regular list of traits, but if the character belonged to one of the "tainted" races (i.e. everyone except pureblood humans), the player has to choose one of the list of racial traits available to their race. These traits are the only thing that distinguish the races from humans, and often have no penalty other than marking the character as tainted.