2.0 CHARACTER CREATION 

Restricted Backgrounds / Merits / Powers

 

LAST UPDATED:

1-29-10

 


CHARACTER CREATION (FOR ALL GENRES)

 

Merits - Powers

 

  1. Genre-Restricted M/P's

  2. Overused M/P's

  3. Cross-Genre M/P's

  4. M/P's Tied To Another PC/NPC

 


 

Forbidden Backgrounds


  

    

 



 


This page contains information about restrictions on Backgrounds, Merits and Powers (Disciplines, Gifts, etc.) Everything on this page applies to all PC's in all Genres, regardless of what type of character you are making. 

Anything specific to only one genre is on the individual Genres Rules Page. Be sure to read both before submitting a sheet.

MERITS - POWERS: 

 

[1] GENRE-RESTRICTED Merits/Powers:

You may not use Merits/Powers such as those which ONLY appear in a "Splat" book (such as a clanbook) and never in the main edition/core book, unless you are playing the exact character class for whom it was created. 

For example, if there were to be a "Ventrue only" merit of some kind, and it is not a merit in any main V:tR sourcebook other than a Ventrue Clan book, you cannot have it unless you play not merely just a vampire, but specifically a Ventrue.


[2] RESTRICTED/OVERUSED/ABUSED Merits/Powers:

Those who already have them, should we issue a moratorium, may keep them, but no new PCs may have them until the block is lifted.

Moratoriums on Genre-Specific Merits/Powers will be posted on the Genres Rules Page.

Restricted Merits/Powers used in all genres are posted below:

Until further notice, the following are Forbidden in ALL genres:

  • FLAW: Psychopath

  • FLAW: Sociopath

  • MERIT: Eidetic Memory

  • MERIT: Encyclopedic Knowledge

  • MERIT: Spetznaz Knife Fighting

  • MERIT: Striking Looks

  • VICE: Lust

  • VICE: Wrath


[3] CROSS-GENRE Merits/Powers:

You may not cross Merits/Powers from one genre to another (such as using a specifically Mage- or Were-only Merit for a Vampire PC.) It must appear somewhere in some book for the genre you are playing, to be able to use it. 

The exception to this is Mortals. Mortals may have any non-supernatural Merits, Flaws or Powers, in any books for any genres that also cover mortal PC's. This is covered in more detail on the Mortal Rules Page.


[4] MERITS / POWERS TIED TO ANOTHER PC MUST BE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL IN YOUR BG:

If you put a Merit/Power on your sheet that needs an explanation or a connection to an existing NPC, or especially to another PC, you must explain details in your Background. 

For example, if you put in Allies or Contacts, we're going to want to know who they are, how/why you know them, why would they specially help you, etc. If you are hunted by another PC, why? If you know a secret or they know yours, how?  

 


BACKGROUNDS:

There are currently no restricted Backgrounds as in the "dots on your sheet" type.

Forbidden and restricted items for your character history Background (the "Big Four") are discussed on the Backgrounds page here: http://www.digitalgothic.net/Rules/rulesbgs.htm 

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