"I knew I should have brought some Deep Woods Off."
General Werewolf: the Apocalypse Character Guidelines
for World of Darkness: Denver
Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition is recommended. Revised is also generally accepted. Traits from 1st and 2nd Edition books may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Please note that the Talent: Dodge has been phased out in WtA20; Dexterity + Athletics is rolled instead.
Note that traits, storylines, and rules from all canon materials are subject to review and may be altered to best suit this setting, the online medium, and game balance. Please keep an eye on the 'Latest Announcements' forums thread as well as these system pages to stay up-to-date on current judgement calls.
Do not submit versions of canon NPCs. Also, characters with ties to canon NPCs (however distant) will not be approved. In essence: make your own NPCs for your character's history, and take the appropriate Backgrounds, Merits, and Flaws.
Non-Garou shapechangers are not currently allowed on Denver WtA but may be in the future. Do not submit characters of this type or their Kinfolk unless/until an announcement has been made that this rule has changed.
Denver WtA does not make use of Influence at this time. Make use of Allies, Contacts, Kinfolk, and various Social Merits + Flaws instead.
Some characters do not need to be officially approved in order to be played freely. See the individual character creation pages for more information on which types are "insta-play" and what the guidelines are for joining the game with them. Instant-approval characters are permitted on an honor system; if it's discovered or reported that a character is knowingly being played and using dice when they do not adhere to instant approval guidelines, the character may be suspended from the system and the player may be subject to disciplinary action from the Admin and possibly the Director.
Merits + Flaws
Characters can begin play with up to 7 points of Flaws and/or 7 points of Merits.
Number of Characters
Each player is allowed a maximum of 3 characters in the Werewolf system with no more than 2 Garou. It's advised that Garou characters be of different tribes, even if they are primarily aligned with different septs. No player may have more than 1 Garou character in a single pack.
'Feeling out' a character through playtesting is encouraged. However, a handful of ground rules must be followed:
While I encourage 'starting fresh' in Denver WtA with at least one brand-new PC, I understand that no one likes to give up a character they've put time and energy into just because a site is closed or because circumstances require a change of environment. Characters transferred from other settings and sites may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Please discuss the character you would like to bring over with the Admin during office hours or via email. Minor changes to the character's sheet and history may be required; other characters will need no alteration to transition smoothly into the game. Some transfer characters may be turned down completely for the same reasons any character maybe: their sheet, concept, or history just will not mesh with this chronicle.
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