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
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
character you are making.
Anything specific to only one genre is on the
Rules Page. Be sure to read both before submitting a sheet.
MERITS - POWERS:
 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
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
Restricted Merits/Powers used in all genres
are posted below:
Until further notice, the following are Forbidden in ALL
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
 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?
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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