Detroit by Night
Character Creation Guidelines
Before doing any stats on a sheet, these basic questions need to be answered:
- How old is your character?
- What was unique about your PC’s childhood?
- What kind of person was your PC?
- What was your PC’s first brush with the supernatural?
- How did the embrace change your PC?
- Who embraced your PC, and how was she treated after the shovelhead method?
- How did you meet the other PCs?
- Where is your PC’s haven?
- Do you, even after all the Sabbat has done to you, still retain any connections to your mortal life?
- What are your PCs habitual feeding grounds?
- What motivates your PC?
Step II: Character Concept
Choose concept, clan/bloodline, nature & demeanor. (See Restricted Clans)
Step III: Select Attributes
Prioritize the three categories: Physical, Social and Mental. (7/5/3)
Your PC automatically starts with one dot in each.
Rate Physical: Strength, Dexterity, Stamina
Rate Social: Charisma, Manipulation, Composure
Rate Mental: Perception, Intelligence, Wits
Step IV: Select Abilities
Prioritize the three categories: Talents, Skills, and Knowledges. (13/9/5).
Choose Talents, Skills & Knowledges.
No ability higher than 3 at this stage.
Step V: Select Advantages
Choose Disciplines (4), Backgrounds (1), and rate Virtues (5). Unlike in the Camarilla, Sabbat Vampires do not start automatically with one point in each virtue.
Step VI: Finishing Touches
Record Humanity/Path Rating (Equal to Conscience/Conviction + Self Control/Instinct), Willpower (Equal to Courage), and Blood Pool. Spend freebie points (15).
Freebie Cost Chart
Trait – Cost
Attribute – 5 Freebies per 1 dot
Abilities – 2 Freebies per 1 dot
In Clan Discipline – 7 Freebies per 1 dot
Out of Clan Discipline – 10 Freebies per 1 dot
Backgrounds – 1 Freebie per 1 dot
Virtues – 2 Freebies per 1 dot
Humanity/Path Rating – 1 Freebie per 1 dot (Though there better be sufficient explanation to this)
Willpower – 1 Freebie per 1 dot (Sufficient Explanation required)
WP = Courage
Humanity/Path = Self Control/Instint + Conviction/Conscience
Starting Blood Pool: Max based on Generation
Freebie Points: 15