Backgrounds

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General

  • Allies: One NPC per dot, or fewer but more powerful NPCs
  • Contacts: One major NPC per dot, plus some minor NPCs (need not be detailed in advance)
  • Mentor: The more dots, the more powerful they are
  • Retainers/Followers: One NPC per dot
Resources
Dot-filled.png $500/month - $1,000 if liquidated - small savings - tiny apartment, cheap vehicle
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png $1,200/month - $8,000 if liquidated - middle class - apartment or condo, sturdy vehicle
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png $3,000/month - $50,000 if liquidated - large savings - small house, mid-sized vehicle
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png $9,000/month - $500,000 if liquidated - well off - large house, luxury vehicle
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png $30,000/month - $5,000,000 if liquidated - rich - mansion, limousine
Fame
Dot-filled.png Subculture
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png City
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png State
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png National
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Global
Influence
Dot-filled.png City
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png State
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Regional
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png National
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Global
  • Influence dots can be allocated to multiple areas via +note (e.g. 3 total = 2 media + 1 criminal)
  • See Influence for much more detail on how to use this background
"Alternate Identity (background)"
Dot-filled.png Fake driver's license
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png One supporting document
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Reasonable set of supporting documents
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Established identity
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Fully supported identity with history, government documentation, alibis and witnesses

The Alternate Identity background (1 to 5 dots, The Bitter Road 113) is for presenting an alternate identity to mortal society. Mundane research into the supporting paperwork requires Intelligence + Investigation vs (3 + background level) to identify it as fake.

The Alternate Identity merit (3 dots, Guide to the Camarilla 76) is for presenting an alternate identity to a supernatural faction.

You may not need either of these. See '+rules alternate identity' for full details.

  • Home Base: See 'Chantry' in the Mage section

Bygone

  • Years

Changeling

Details: Changeling/Backgrounds

  • Chimera
  • Companion
  • Dreamers
  • Dross
  • Fae Steed
  • Holdings
  • Retinue
  • Title
  • Treasure
  • Trod

Shadow Court

  • Political Connections
  • Prestige

Eshu

  • Royal Lineage

Nockers

  • Golem

Demon

  • Eminence
  • Legacy
  • Pacts
  • Paragon

Mage

Details: Mage/Backgrounds

  • Avatar/Genius
  • Arcane/Cloaking
  • Blessing
  • Chantry/Construct
  • Cray
  • Cult
  • Demesne
  • Destiny
  • Dream/Hypercram
  • Familiar Companion/Companion
  • Legend
  • Library
  • Node
  • Past Lives (mage)
  • Sanctum/Laboratory
  • Spirit Ally
  • Wonder/Device

Sorcerer

  • Chole
  • Guide
  • Mana
  • Sanctuary

Technocracy

  • Backup
  • Enhancement
  • Patron
  • Requisitions
  • Spies

Shifter

  • Ancestors
  • Familiar Spirit
  • Fate
  • Fetish
  • Kinfolk
  • Numen
  • Pure Breed
  • Spirit Heritage
  • Spirit Network
  • Totem
  • Touched
  • Rites

Kinfolk

  • Equipment

Possessed

  • Consecrated
  • Cult
  • Symbiosis

Fera

Bastet

  • Jamak
  • Trinket

Corax

  • Other People's Secrets
  • Umbral Maps

Gurahl

  • Umbral Glade

Kitsune

  • Batsu
  • Go-en
  • Sempai

Mokole

  • Mnesis
  • Wallow

Ratkin

  • Colony
  • Freak Factor

Rokea

  • Remora

Vampire

  • Black Hand Membership
  • Clan Prestige
  • Generation
  • Herd
  • Information Network
  • Occult Library (background)
  • Rituals (background)
  • Spirit Slave
  • Status
  • Thaum Library
    • This is a house-created background that reduces difficulty of Thaumaturgy rituals by one for each dot when at the location of the library. This is limited to three dots. This brings Thaum rituals to parity with Quintessence spends for Mages, and Mana spends for Hedge Mages.

Ghoul

  • Domitor (background)

Kuei-jin

  • Artifact
  • Horoscope
  • Jade Talisman
  • Nushi
  • Rites

Wraith

  • Artifact
  • Eidolon
  • Haunt
  • Legacy
  • Memoriam
  • Notoriety
  • Old Soul
  • Relic
  • Remembrance

Please file

  • Husk
  • Military
  • Past Elder Status
  • Past Weapons
  • Regard
  • Royal Title
  • Secret Pure Spirit