Gloom of Thrones’s cards are transparent in some areas and opaque in others. As the game goes on, cards are stacked squarely on top of each other. For example, Modifier cards are placed on top of Character cards. (As well as on top of previous Modifiers, as the game continues.)
As Modifier cards stack up, different Self-Worth values, card effects, and story icons will be covered up, sometimes replaced and sometimes simply concealed.
If Self-Worth points are concealed, they no longer affect that Character’s score. If a story icon is covered, that Character no longer has it. If an effect is hidden, it no longer does anything.