When characters aren't participating in Quests and Duels, that doesn't mean all they're doing is sitting around at Lucky Sevens waiting for the next job. Downtime refers to activities outside of Quests and Duels that can be used to gain XP, money, and items. Your character could hold down an ordinary job to have some steady income in between mercenary runs, or maybe they dedicate their time to honing their skills mentally and physically. Perhaps they embark on their own adventures with their friends without waiting for an employer to dangle the next paycheque in front of them, or maybe they put their own unique skills to work for themselves.
Unlike pure Freeform RP, Downtime activities require a GM to monitor them or to review logs after the fact. But, unlike Quests and Duels, Downtime activities don't necessarily require other players (though you can elect to involve them).
Some classes have access to exclusive Downtime activities while other types are open to all classes.
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