Please email your character sheets to email@example.com (unless you've already given it to me) by Friday. I have an Excel-style sheet that you can find here on Google Spreadsheets. I'd like to use Google to keep track of everything -- so if you want to convert your sheet to that format, it'd be GRAND. If not, I'll do it no prob.
The Friday group will be the Edinburgh team. The Sunday group will be the Cardiff team. Please note this is a swap from the original. If you don't want to have this group on your friends page, please bookmark the appropriate tag and check at least a couple times a week.
For the new folk:
If you've never made a WoD character before, please ping me on any IM (knitmeapony) or when I'm in the IRC channel. I will cheerfully step by step you through the process. Note I will NOT take you through spending your freebies or doing merits and flaws right now; it's best you get a sense of the game before spending them.
If new folk can stick around after the first session, I will have a little brief tutorial on 'advancing your character: how to spend your freebies and experience points', as well as 'merits and flaws: what they are and how the GM will use them to make your life interesting'.
Because you never know how your character is going to shuffle out, and I like giving my players enough rope to hang yourself with, I'm offering the following:
- You may bank as many of your freebies as you like. After the first session, you may spend them as freebies. Once the second session has started, they're converted to experience points.
- After either of the first two sessions, you may have ONE reshuffle of Gifts or Arts/Realms. You may do this ONCE only, it can't be during play, and you can't dump anything you've already used.
- Either before or after the first session, I want to do a one-on-one RP with you to establish the NPCs that you've got on your sheet, as well as any other Happy Fun Time Background Info, and also to get a sense of what you want to do with the character. Once the one on one RP and the first session have passed, I'll be giving you an XP bonus (I'm not sure how much yet, but more than an average session).
Notes on XP:
Everyone will get 1 experience point per session just for showing up and participating.
You may get 1 more experience point for good RP - that is, you were engaged for the whole session.
You may also, once per session, get up to 2 more XP from any the following:
1 exp for submitting downtime actions or doing a downtime RP with me.
1 exp for a detailed 'character journal' posted to the comm, summarizing the session in your character's voice.
1 exp for a fic written about your character that sheds some light on them, posted to the comm or sent to me if it contains sensitive information.
1 exp for any other art that you create for your character -- image manips, music, painting, so on. I'm the final arbiter of what counts to get you the exp.
You may also, once per character, get the following:
2 exp for a background written between 2 and 5 pages. (You may write more, but it may take me a long time to read).
1 exp for fleshing out the people in your character's history, minimum of 3 people. (1/2 page for backgrounds or Very Important folks who aren't on your sheet, 1 page for merits/flaws including WHY they're a merit or flaw.) Note some merits and flaws that aren't 'people' may qualify for this. See me for details.
Spending the experience
All standard costs apply. One caveat -- you must prove to me your character has actually earned what you want to buy.
I must have your expenditures at least 24 hours before the session starts.
I need this:
Comment below to let me know what email address you want me to use to give you access to your character sheet.
Comment below to let me know about how you see the team: is it well-funded as a whole with good equipment or are you broke and everything's personal and jury-rigged (note funding may come with a price)? Is it a career or a full-time hobby (ie, do members get paid somehow or do you all have day jobs)? And is it covert, or is it an 'open secret'?
And comment below if you think the groups should have a common goal/be connected, or if you think the two games should start with no IC connections.