Getting Started Most read For New Players
The Werewolf the Apocalypse character-creation system is designed around five basic precepts. Keep these in mind while generating the persona you will assume in the World of Darkness.
The character-creation system is intended more as a persona development device than as a strict system of mechanical codification. Who wants more rules at the expense of an interesting character or a good story? The character cannot exist as mere dots on a page – role-playing is always more important than numbers.
Players have a certain number of points to spend on Traits they would like their characters to have. Players also get “freebie points” at the end of character creation; they may spend these to round out their characters, add personality and further differentiate their characters from those of other players.
A Trait score of 1 is poor, while a score of 5 is excellent. Thus, a character with a single dot in a Trait is either not very good with that Trait or is a beginner. Don’t think that your character sucks because she’s only got one dot in Manipulation.
Homid born must buy linguistics to understand and Speak Lupus (Speaking lupus can only happen in Wolf form)
Lupus born must by Linguistics to read and Speak English(or what ever language)
Step One: Character Concept
Choose Nature and Demeanor.
Allowing Ranks.::* Rank one *::(ask ST about Cubs and higher Ranks)
Step Two: Select Attributes
Prioritize the three categories: Physical, Social, Mental (7/5/3).
Your character automatically has one dot in each Attribute.
Step Three: Select Abilities
Prioritize the three categories: (13/9/5).
Choose Talents, Skills, Knowledges.
No Ability higher than 3 in this stage
Step Four: Select Advantages
Gifts – 1 Tribe, 1 Breed, 1 Auspice (All must be Rank1)
Garou Backgrounds (5)
Merits and Flaws
Freebies to start 15
Freebie Point Costs (At Character Creation Only)
Attributes_________________5 per dot
Abilities___________________2 per dot
Backgrounds_____________1 per dot
Gifts______________________7 per Gift (Level 1 Gifts only)
Rage_____________________1 per dot
Gnosi_____________________2 per dot
Willpower__________________1 per dot
Step Five: Finishing Touches
Write a character background:
Character backgrounds for Garou follow the same basic pattern as those for Vampires. Keep the following questions in mind while you’re writing:
What was your childhood like? Did you know you were Garou?
How did you learn about Garou Society?
If Rank 1 or over, how did you pass your Rite of Passage? What did you need to do?
Did you join a Caern or Pack? Why/Why not?