Char Creation

Character Creation

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This page is intended to assist players create characters quickly. Full Details can be found in Laws of the Wild and will not be posted here. There is no intention to infringe copyright - if you have any objections to the information here, get in touch and it will be removed immediately.

Please note! You get 40xp total, not 40xp as part of basic creation and then another 40! Just to clear up recent confusions.

Remember: Max Points you can gain from Neg Traits/Flaws is 12 (5 neg traits, 7 flaws) - if more are taken they gain you no extra points. Derangements (except for Silver Fangs / Metis) count as 3 point flaws, and are included in this.

Garou Creation - As below + 40 xp

Step One: Inspiration - Who are you?
Choose a concept
Choose a Nature and a Demeanour from Laws of the Wild: Revised
Choose a Breed and Auspice
Choose a Tribe

Step Two: Attributes - What are your basic capabilities?
Prioritize Attributes (seven primary, five secondary, and three tertiary)
Choose Traits

Step Three: Advantages - What do you know?
Choose five Abilities
Choose three Basic Gifts (one each from breed, auspice and tribe)
Choose five Backgrounds
Note beginning Renown (by Auspice)

Step Four: Last Touches - Fill in the details
Assign Rage (determined by auspice – ragabash 1, theurge 2, philodox 3, galliard 4, ahroun 5)
Assign Gnosis (determined by breed – homid 1, metis 3, lupus 5)
Assign Willpower (determined by tribe, 3 unless Bone Gnawer, Child of Gaia or Black Fury (4) or Stargazer (5))
Choose Negative Traits and Flaws (if any) For each negative trait you get 1 point to spend on an trait; for flaws you get their value in xp to spend preferably on merits. Max 5 neg traits and 7 flaws. Further flaws gain you no xp. No 5-7 point flaws please.
Choose Merits (if any) – max 7 points worth, no 5-7 point merits.

Step Five: Spark of Life - Narrative descriptions
Spend your 5 freebie points and any earned from negative traits and flaws.

Kinfolk Creation - As below + 40xp


Step One: Inspiration - Who are you?
Choose a concept
Choose a Nature and a Demeanour from Laws of the Wild: Revised (or LotH: Revised)
Choose Homid Breed
Choose a Tribe
Affiliation = Kinfolk

Step Two: Attributes - What are your basic capabilities?
Prioritize Attributes (six primary, four secondary, and three tertiary)
Choose Traits

Step Three: Advantages - What do you know?
Choose five Abilities
Choose five Backgrounds

Step Four: Last Touches - Fill in the details
Assign Willpower (3)
Choose Negative Traits and Flaws (if any) – see Garou rules
Choose Merits (if any) – see Garou rules

Step Five: Spark of Life - Narrative descriptions
Spend your 5 freebie points and any earned from negative traits and flaws.

For all PCs: we are not currently accepting:

  • Fera
  • Stargazers or Red Talons
  • Psychics or Sorcerers
  • Resources and Pure Breed will be restricted by tribe (Speak to the Head ST.)
  • PCs starting over Fostern/equivalent in rank
    • And even then, appropriate background is required
  • Starting abilities at 5 without approval and good reason
  • Intermediate gifts/rites/powers without approval and good reason

Where an approval is needed, this means appropriate background, character summary and reasonings for the how and why you have it.

FREE TRAIT COSTS

Trait Cost
Attribute Trait 1
Ability Trait 1
Willpower Trait 1
Rage 3
Gnosis 2
Humanity Trait 1
Merit Merit Trait cost
Basic Numina (Sorcery or Psychic Phenomena) 3
Background or Influence Trait 1
Gift (basic in T/B/A) 3

XP COSTS

Trait Cost
Attribute Trait 1
Ability Trait 1
Willpower Trait 3
Rage 3
Gnosis 3
Humanity Trait 3
Merit double Merit Trait cost
Basic Numina (Sorcery or Psychic Phenomena) 3
Background 2
Influence Trait n/a unless glass walker or glass walker kin must grow influences
Gift (basic in T/B/A) 3
Gift (int in T/B/A) 6
Gift (adv in T/B/A) 9

out of tribe, breed and auspice need to be talked over with st's