Character Generation

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Character Generation

I made you in my image
I built your heart, I gave you eyes, I gave you power
A sense of justice beyond any compare
I gave you hands, a child's face, I gave you hair
(robotic hair)
but the burning in your heart I did not put there


- The Message from Dr Light by The Megas

Contents

Welcome

If you're reading this page, you're either in the Chargen Lite room, or soon to be headed there (CL off of the Nexus).

The Make The Player Do All The Work (MTPDATW) Chargen process can be intimidating for someone used to automated processes on other sites, but since this is how Chargen works tabletop, it's not too bad once you get used to it.

Make sure to read the instructions in the MTPDATW room, and do the +qstart before anything else. Then, crack open the core book for your sphere, plus any additional relevant books (such as the Player's Guide to the Garou for Garou wanting Merits), because you will want to follow the Chargen process from the core book, step by step. Everything goes by the book if not addressed in +rules as a house rule.

The command you will get familiar with quickly is +selfstat to set your stats. +selfstat Strength=2 is an example of how to use it. If you set a stat by mistake, clear it with +clearstat, for example +clearstat Shy if you set that Flaw but changed your mind.

If you lose track of your points spent so far, +sheettally and +abilitypoints are essential.

+clearsheet is good as a last resort if you messed up badly enough that it's time to start over.

Use the helpme channel if you have any questions, and file a +request if there's something missing. +request My favorite merit is missing=Please add the HYPERMEGAPOWER merit from MYFAVORITEBOOK Page XX.

When you're all done following all the steps from your core book, as well as the instructions in the MTPDATW room, your +approveme request will be handled promptly, checking your math and making sure the house rules and limits are followed. Approvals have been known to be completed in minutes, depending on whether approval staff is on duty.

Accepted Races and Sub Races

Here is some general Sphere Information. Some specifics are also available:

The following are valid values:

Race Subrace Faction
Mortal n/a n/a
Vampire n/a (normal vampires) Camarilla, Sabbat, Independent, Anarch, Autarkis
Kuei-jin n/a
Shifter Ajaba, Ananasi, Bastet, Corax, Garou, Gurahl,
Kitsune, Mokole, Nuwisha, Ratkin, Rokea (not Nagah)
Gaian, Wyrm, None (Weaver-oriented Ananasi)
Mage n/a Traditions, Technocracy, Nephandi (or Wyrm),
None (some Hollow Ones and Orphans)
Changeling n/a (normal changelings) Seelie, Unseelie (Shadow Court are Faction:Unseelie, Court:Shadow)
Nunnehi Winter, Summer, Midseason
Inanimae Gladeling, Krofted
Demon n/a Cryptic, Faustian, Luciferan, Ravener, Reconciler
Wraith n/a (non-Risen) Renegades, Heretics, Hierarchy, Guilds, Ferrymen
Risen n/a
Mummy n/a n/a
Mortal+ Ghoul same as Vampire
Kinfolk same as Shifter
Sorcerer-Psychic n/a
Kinain same as Changeling
Possessed same as Shifter

Reference Lists

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Cheat Sheets

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Changeling.png
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Sorcerer.png
Mummy.png
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Werewolf.png
Wraith.png

Optional: Creating a Background

Here are some questions you can answer to help you create a more well-rounded character:
Click here for Background Questions

Optional: Creating a Wiki page

Creating a wiki page for your character is optional. You are not required to create one at all, and the level of "OOC Masquerade" you maintain is entirely up to you. Keep everything secret? Spill it all? Something in between? Nobody but you is allowed to choose what is revealed about your character.

Here are some Wiki templates to help you get started, and WoD Icons for use on your page. The existing Character Pages can also be inspiring, showing what options and possibilities there are, as well as the key Categories you can put on your page.

Optional: Posting Roleplay Logs

Posting logs of your rp is totally optional. All those referenced in a scene that you plan on posting should give their approval unless it is a 'Public' scene (such as a scene in a +hangout) or somewhere on the street grid and even then you should announce that you are logging to post the scene. In this manner you are alerting anyone involved of your intention to post and they have the option of removing themselves from the scene if they so choose.

If you are interested in posting logs, here's a helpful 'How To' guide to explain the process.