Character Creation - Myth-Weavers


Character Creation

 
Character Creation

Approved Sources
Dark Ages Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition
Dark Ages Companion
Tome of Secrets
Libellus Sanguinus (I, II, III, and IV)
Road Of (Heaven, Humanity, Kings, Sin, The Beast)
Lore of the Clans

Any books apart from the above list may be eligible, but the material in said sources must be first approved by myself. If you do not ask before I spot it on your sheet, it is an instant declination of the material and a disqualification of your character until it is removed.

Keep in mind that this is the 20th Anniversary edition of Dark Ages, so that book takes precedence over everything else. Any material found in an approved source that conflicts with the core rulebook reverts to what the core rulebook says UNLESS there is errata that says otherwise. And yes, you must point me to the errata for review; if you don’t give me a reference, I can’t review.

Nature and Demeanor
I dislike barring/banning anything, but for this game I must state flatly that Loner is not acceptable. This is not to say that characters can't do things on their own, but rather this Nature/Demeanor tends to make characters constantly be on their own, shunning the coterie. This then lends itself to that character never being with the others. I'm not running multiple, separate, independent games here.

Approved Clans
All 13 stock clans are approved. This includes Assamites, Brujah, Cappadocians, Gangrel, Lasombra, Malkavians, Nosferatu, Ravnos, Setites, Toreador, Tremere, Tzimisce, and Ventrue.

Bloodlines are being allowed for this game as there are some Disciplines that cannot be gained as In-Clan any other way. With that said, the following Bloodlines are not permitted for use:

Baali, Bonsam, Children of Osiris, Gargoyles, Kiasyd

I will not entertain questions about these being allowed. They are barred, with prejudice.

I will not entertain anybody asking about Caitiff. There are no such things as Caitiffs in my version of the World of Darkness; you were Embraced by a Vampire who is affiliated with some clan, so you therefore are affiliated with that clan even if you choose to say you don’t really identify with them.

Attributes
The standard 7/5/3, with 1 free dot in each Attribute. You may not exceed a score of 4 in any Attribute during this step.

Abilities
The standard 13/9/5, with no free dots in each Ability. You may not exceed a score of 3 in any Ability during this step.

Backgrounds
The standard 5 dots. You may not exceed a score of 4 in any Background, including Generation. This means that the lowest Generation any starting character can be is 8th (standard starting is 12th in Dark Ages).

Disciplines
The standard 4 dots, which must all be spent on In-Clan Disciplines. To further this, you must have at least 1 dot in each of the 3 In-Clan Disciplines, with the 4th dot in one of them (so you will have 2 In-Clan Disciplines at 1 and 1 In-Clan Discipline at 2 at the end of this step).

Only Lasombra who meet all of the requirements laid out in the core rulebook may take Abyss Mysticism rituals during character creation.

Merits and Flaws
You are allowed to take up to 7 points of Merits, which may be offset by up to 7 points of Flaws. At this step, your Merits and Flaws must be equalized/balanced. That is, if you take 5 points of Merits, you must take 5 points of Flaws. You are not allowed, at this step, to have more Merits than Flaws or more Flaws than Merits.

Everyone receives Lingua Franca for free. I will not have the game die or stall because of a language barrier. To further this, unless you explicitly state otherwise, all thoughts and speech are in Lingua Franca.

Virtues
The standard 7 dots, spread among the 3 Virtues. Keep in mind that Conviction and Instincts do not receive a free dot, while Conscience and Self-Control do. Courage, regardless of Road/Path, always receives a free dot in it.

Road/Path and Willpower
The score of your Road/Path is the sum of Conscience/Conviction and Self-Control/Instincts. The score of your Willpower is the rating of your Courage.

Freebie Points
Everyone receives 15 freebie points to spend on their characters. You may now exceed a score of 4 in Attributes, as well as exceeding scores of 3 in Abilities. You are still not permitted to exceed a score of 4 in any Background.

At this time, you may purchase additional Merits. If you have less than 7 points in Flaws, you may take additional Flaws to get you to 7 total points, adding the points you have taken in this step to the amount of Freebie points received.

At this time, you may purchase Out-of-Clan Disciplines. Keep in mind the cost for doing so is 7 Freebie Points per dot of Out-of-Clan Discipline. Setites may purchase Setite Sorcery as Out-of-Clan, while Tzimisce may purchase Koldunic Sorcery as Out-of-Clan. No other blood magic may be purchased by any character as Out-of-Clan.

If you spend Freebie Points on Virtues, the spent points do NOT add to your Road/Path or Willpower scores; you must purchase these separate from Virtues at this step.

Final Touches
Your Blood Pool is equal to 11 + your rating in the Generation Background, to a maximum of 15 (8th Generation).

Your Sire should be a canon Sire, plucked from the Vampire Geneaology tree which can be found at http://vampirerpg.free.fr/Genealogy/. This site compiles all of the 2,600+ known Vampires spread across the many books and works published by White Wolf.

The starting date for the game is 1198 AD.

All Abilities with a score greater than 4, as well as all Merits, Flaws, and Backgrounds must be fully detailed. For the Abilities, this is a description of how you became to be the best there is in that particular Ability (scores of 5 indicate other-worldly master or some such). I am not looking for a novel here; simple, to-the-point details so that it is easily discernable how you got there or what the scenario is with a given Merit/Flaw/Background.

I do not require back stories or character history. In fact, the more you write here, the less I’m going to read. I care more about what happens in-game than what happens before the game starts. To further this, I’ve asked for details on the things that will matter, such as Merits/Flaws/Backgrounds; you don’t need to detail your entire life story for me.

Although I am not requiring a back story, you must provide both a Physical Appearance and Personality. You do not need to write a minor novella, but you must provide enough information to paint an accurate and clear picture of who your character is apart from the mechanics.

A character photo is required.

The first post of your character thread is for your character sheet. The second post of your character thread is for any/all equipment your character has. The third post of your character thread is for the accounting of every dot, freebie point, etc., that goes into your character. The fourth post of your character thread is for the details on Abilities, Merits, Flaws, and Backgrounds. Any deviation from this is grounds for disqualification of the character.

CHARACTER SHEET






"PERSONAL QUOTE"

Name:
Clan:
Gender:
Nationality:



Height:
Weight:
Apparent Age:
Actual Age:



Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:





DARK AGES: VAMPIRE


Name:
Affiliation:
Concept:.




Nature:
Demeanor:
Road:.




Clan:
Generation:.
Sire:







ATTRIBUTES


PHYSICAL
Strength
Dexterity
Stamina
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SOCIAL
Charisma
Manipulation
Appearance
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MENTAL
Perception
Intelligence
Wits
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ABILITIES


TALENTS
Alertness
Athletics
Awareness
Brawl
Empathy
Expression
Intimidation
Leadership
Legerdemain
Subterfuge
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SKILLS
Animal Ken
Archery
Commerce
Crafts
Etiquette
Melee
Performance
Ride
Stealth
Survival
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KNOWLEDGES
Academics
Enigmas
Hearth Wisdom
Investigation
Law
Medicine
Occult
Politics
Seneschal
Theology
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ADVANTAGES


DISCIPLINES
In-Clan Discipline 1
In-Clan Discipline 2
In-Clan Discipline 3
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BACKGROUNDS
Background 1
Background 2
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VIRTUES
Conscience
Self-Control
Courage
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AND EVERYTHING ELSE


MERITS
COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DECRIPTION
MERIT
COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DECRIPTION
MERIT
COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DECRIPTION
MERIT

FLAWS
COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DESCRIPTION
FLAW
COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DESCRIPTION
FLAW
COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DESCRIPTION
FLAW

Clan Weakness Text
Clan Weakness

HUMANITY
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Aura: (No Modifier)


WILLPOWER
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BLOOD POOL
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Blood Per Turn: ■
RITUALS



LANGUAGES
Lingua Franca (Free)

Character sheet code:

[center]CHARACTER SHEET

[img2=250]YOUR IMAGE HERE[/img2]




[size=1][b][i][color=black]"PERSONAL QUOTE"[/color][/i][/b][/size]

[size=1][B]Name:[/B]
[B]Clan:[/B]
[B]Gender:[/B]
[b]Nationality:[/b]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/UzyLRqd.png[/img]

[b]Height:[/b]
[b]Weight:[/b]
[b]Apparent Age:[/b]
[b]Actual Age:[/b]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/UzyLRqd.png[/img]

[b]Date of Birth:[/b]
[b]Place of Birth:[/b]
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[spoiler=Personality][left]PERSONALITY[/left][/spoiler] [spoiler=Appearance][left]APPEARANCE[/left][/spoiler] [spoiler=Background][left]BACKGROUND[/left][/spoiler]

[img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/cqZMzAE.png[/img2] [font=georgia][color=black][size=5][b]DARK AGES: VAMPIRE[/b][/size][/color][/font] [img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/IWabuwL.png[/img2][/center]
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[floatleft][b]Name:[/b]
[b]Affiliation:[/b]
[b]Concept:[/b][color=#f2e9d5].[/color][/floatleft]


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[floatleft][b]Nature:[/b]
[b]Demeanor:[/b]
[b]Road:[/b][color=#f2e9d5].[/color][/floatleft]


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[floatleft][b]Clan:[/b]
[b]Generation:[/b][color=#f2e9d5].[/color]
[b]Sire:[/b][/floatleft]

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[center][img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/cqZMzAE.png[/img2] [font=georgia][color=black][size=5][b]ATTRIBUTES[/b][/size][/color][/font] [img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/IWabuwL.png[/img2][/center]
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[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]PHYSICAL[/b][/size][/font][/center]
[floatleft][b]Strength[/b]
[b]Dexterity[/b]
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[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]SOCIAL[/b][/size][/font][/center]
[floatleft][b]Charisma[/b]
[b]Manipulation[/b]
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[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]MENTAL[/b][/size][/font][/center]
[floatleft][b]Perception[/b]
[b]Intelligence[/b]
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[center][img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/cqZMzAE.png[/img2] [font=georgia][color=black][size=5][b]ABILITIES[/b][/size][/color][/font] [img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/IWabuwL.png[/img2][/center]
[img2=8]http://i.imgur.com/DXfU3gi.gif[/img2]
[floatleft][img2=242]http://i.imgur.com/uRY994E.png[/img2]
[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]TALENTS[/b][/size][/font][/center][floatleft][b]Alertness[/b]
[b]Athletics[/b]
[b]Awareness[/b]
[b]Brawl[/b]
[b]Empathy[/b]
[b]Expression[/b]
[b]Intimidation[/b]
[b]Leadership[/b]
[b]Legerdemain[/b]
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[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]SKILLS[/b][/size][/font][/center]
[floatleft][b]Animal Ken[/b]
[b]Archery[/b]
[b]Commerce[/b]
[b]Crafts[/b]
[b]Etiquette[/b]
[b]Melee[/b]
[b]Performance[/b]
[b]Ride[/b]
[b]Stealth[/b]
[b]Survival[/b]
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[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]KNOWLEDGES[/b][/size][/font][/center]
[floatleft][b]Academics[/b]
[b]Enigmas[/b]
[b]Hearth Wisdom[/b]
[b]Investigation[/b]
[b]Law[/b]
[b]Medicine[/b]
[b]Occult[/b]
[b]Politics[/b]
[b]Seneschal[/b]
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[center][img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/cqZMzAE.png[/img2] [font=georgia][color=black][size=5][b]ADVANTAGES[/b][/size][/color][/font] [img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/IWabuwL.png[/img2][/center]
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[floatleft][img2=242]http://i.imgur.com/uRY994E.png[/img2]
[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]DISCIPLINES[/b][/size][/font][/center]
[floatleft][b]In-Clan Discipline 1[/b]
[b]In-Clan Discipline 2[/b]
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[/right][/floatleft][floatleft][img2=30]http://i.imgur.com/uRY994E.png[/img2][/floatleft][floatleft][img2=242]http://i.imgur.com/uRY994E.png[/img2]
[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]BACKGROUNDS[/b][/size][/font][/center]
[floatleft][b]Background 1[/b]
[b]Background 2[/b]
[b]Background 3[/b]
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[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]VIRTUES[/b][/size][/font][/center]
[floatleft][b]Conscience[/b]
[b]Self-Control[/b]
[b]Courage[/b][/floatleft][right] ○○○○○
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[center][img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/cqZMzAE.png[/img2] [font=georgia][color=black][size=5][b]AND EVERYTHING ELSE[/b][/size][/color][/font] [img2=65]http://i.imgur.com/IWabuwL.png[/img2][/center]
[img2=8]http://i.imgur.com/DXfU3gi.gif[/img2]
[floatleft][img2=242]http://i.imgur.com/uRY994E.png[/img2]
[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]MERITS[/b][/size][/font]
[ooc="[color=black][b]MERIT[/b][/color]"]COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

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[ooc="[color=black][b]MERIT[/b][/color]"]COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

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[ooc="[color=black][b]MERIT[/b][/color]"]COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DECRIPTION[/ooc]

[font=georgia][size=4][b]FLAWS[/b][/size][/font]
[ooc="[color=black][b]FLAW[/b][/color]"]COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DESCRIPTION[/ooc]
[ooc="[color=black][b]FLAW[/b][/color]"]COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

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[ooc="[color=black][b]FLAW[/b][/color]"]COST; SOURCE AND PAGE

DESCRIPTION[/ooc]

[ooc="[color=black]Clan Weakness[/color]"]Clan Weakness Text[/ooc][/center][/floatleft][floatleft][img2=30]http://i.imgur.com/uRY994E.png[/img2][/floatleft][floatleft][img2=242]http://i.imgur.com/uRY994E.png[/img2]
[center][font=georgia][size=4][b]HUMANITY[/b][/size][/font]
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[size=1][font=verdana]Aura: (No Modifier)[/SIZE][/font]

[img2=8]http://i.imgur.com/DXfU3gi.gif[/img2]
[font=georgia][size=4][b]WILLPOWER[/b][/size][/font]
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[img2=8]http://i.imgur.com/DXfU3gi.gif[/img2]
[font=georgia][size=4][b]BLOOD POOL[/b][/size][/font]
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[size=1][font=verdana]Blood Per Turn: ■[/font][/size][/center][/floatleft][center][font=georgia][size=4][b]RITUALS[/b][/size][/font]



[font=georgia][size=4][b]LANGUAGES[/b][/size][/font]
Lingua Franca (Free)[/center]








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