Flaws

Note:Flaws are not free but grant the player XP Beats when the PC overcomes significantly during the Story.

Full list of Flaws
It’s also possible this leads to Minor, Moderate or Major Scars known as Disabilities Disorders Derangements.
Include … deep secret, debts, enemy, Sectioned, Imprisoned, Convicted

  • Apprentice
    Apprentice (Adversary to Mentor) – An Apprentice is a person whom your character has taken under his wing. They are a personality in their own right and should be fleshed out with a supporting NPC character sheet. No matter the venue, Apprentices have one thing in common – they are a pain in the ass. How much of a pain, is dependent on the number of dots taken in the Trait. While a level 1 Apprentice will be fairly competent and independent, a level 5 Apprentice will be willful, rebellious, and they may constantly get into trouble. This can be a drain on your character’s time as he will have to deal with the messes his Apprentice creates. Not only that, an unruly Apprentice is a reflection on the teacher and depending on the venue, that can be a very serious thing indeed as the player character’s Status can suffer.
    - Fellow colleague and competent student.
    - Bright-Eyed and talented student.
    - Precocious Kid.
    - Rank Amateur.
    - “Someone help before I strangle this kid!”
  • Blacklisted
    Blacklisted (Adversary to Certification) – A Blacklisted character is barred from certain practices and, furthermore, known widely for his ineptitude, illegal practices, or general stupidity. This can range from being barred from certain social clubs to having been disbarred or lost a medical license due to malpractice. Serious Blacklisting can cause serious social consequences.
    Trivial Blacklist: Prior minor traffic or drug possession offenses, banned from a social club.
    Minor Blacklist: Prior misdemeanors and career petty criminal; suspended license.
    Moderate Blacklist: Disbarred lawyer or AWOL military.
  • Major Blacklist: Felon (can’t vote or carry firearms); unlicensed doctor sued for malpractice.
    Overwhelming Blacklist: Convicted sex offender or legally insane.
  • Debt
    (Adversary to Resources) – It’s assumed that there’s a reasonable amount of monthly expenses in running any character. Debt is the amount of money one owes even after that. Perhaps the character is over-extended on a mortgage, racked up a lot of Student Loans, has credit card debt, etc. When the amount of debt exceeds the Resources Rating of a character, the character is in collections and being hounded by creditors. The chart below is a reference for what one can expect at the different ratings for the Debt Trait. However, perhaps you see your character as having a poor credit rating and not as much Debt, then it’s possible to mix and match a crappier credit rating with a lower pay off. Remember that credit rating will follow your character, so paying off a debt is only part of an uphill climb out of the hole and will still require much RP and justification to buy off with Experience points.
    Debt Chart Rating Debt Credit Rating
    0 Debt Free W00t! Your character is in the black. Your character has impeccable credit. FICO is above 800.
    1 Trivial Debt Monthly payments of $2,000. Pay off of $30,000. Your character has a great credit. FICO is between 730-799.
    2 Moderate Debt Monthly payments of $4,000. Pay off of $80,000. Your character has good credit. FICO is between 680-729.
    3 Major Debt Monthly payments of $7,000. Pay off of $500,000. Your character has decent credit. FICO is between 580-679.
    4 Crushing Debt Monthly payments of $25,000. Pay off of $1 million. Your character has bad credit. FICO is 500 – 579.
    5 On the Run Monthly payments of $75,000. Pay off of $20 million. Even if you left the country, your creditors would hunt you down. Your character has very bad credit and his accounts are likely frozen. FICO is below 499.
  • Enemies
    Enemies (Adversary to Allies) – Enemies are not supported in WoDG. We rather leave the accumulation of rivals and enemies as an outcome from a storyline and/or organic character development rather than a planned nemesis from character creation.
  • Infamy
    Infamy (Adversary to Fame) – Your character enjoys widespread recognition in society, but not in a good way. Your character has joined the ranks of Charles Manson, Enron, Bernie Madoff, etc. If the character is also wanted by the law, things are that much more difficult. It is possible to be Famous and Infamous, though rare. OJ Simpson was Famous as a football player, but Infamous due to the murder of his wife. STs can call on a Social Attribute + Infamy roll at any time to see if your character’s bad reputation comes into play.
    Your character is known to a select subculture. Or your character’s ill deeds are old news, like a child felon twenty years later or a junior officer of the SS.
    A majority of the populace recognizes your character’s face and chuckles, like a former political candidate with a sex scandal or a former child actor who’s known for some curious peccadilloes.
    Your character has statewide renown, like the acquitted on-a-technicality real estate swindler or the bimbo of the year from Jerry Springer.
    Nationally infamous; everyone knows something about your character’s ill deeds.
    Your character is an internationally infamous media icon, the latest crooked politician or pederast archbishop.
  • Mob
    Mob (Adversary to Followers) – Mob is just that: a Mob that has it in for your character and will engage in petty annoyances to thwart him. They could be anything from a few neighborhood juvenile delinquents that hassle him for a handout, to a rival gang, to a competitor’s employees.
    Mobs are assigned to player characters as a result of a storyline or consequence of RP and PvP.
    - A mob of 3 people who rarely bother the player character.
    - A mob of 7 people who occasionally bother the player character.
    - A mob of 15 people who occasionally bother the player character. Or a smaller mob that bothers the player character more often.
    - A mob of 30 people who occasionally bother the player character. Or a smaller mob that bothers the player character more often.
    - A mob of 60 people who occasionally bother the player character. Or a smaller mob that bothers the player character more often.
  • Notoriety
    Notoriety (Adversary to Status) – Like Status, Notoriety is a special Adversarial Background that is handled separately in each venue. No player character can start with Notoriety in their respective supernatural societies without first having approval by the ST and a sufficient character history detailing the reason for the Notoriety. Mortals do not have access to this Adversarial Background. Infamy is better suited for them.
    In WoDG, Status and Notoriety among Mages and Vampires is used in a play by forum format. Obviously, Werewolf: the Apocalypse has its own Renown and Ranking System and so has no use for Status or Notoriety.
    See Mage Status and Vampire Status for more information.
  • Prejudice
    This flaw is about an irrational and untimely hatred for someone or something. Race, religion, gender, sexual preference, nationality, creed etc etc.
  • Ward
    Ward (Adversary to Retainers) – Wards are people whose welfare depends on your character’s responsibility. They can be your character’s children, elderly parents, a sick spouse, a best friend or sibling who is a bad seed and constantly in trouble with the law. Wards are in constant need of attention. They interrupt your character’s life with needing to be shuttled around after school and so on. Moreover, Wards can’t fend for themselves and make excellent targets for your character’s Enemies. Players should make NPC character sheets for their Wards and substantiate them fully in their character histories. The amount of Wards and how intrusive they are to the character’s life is dependent on the Ward Rating.
    - One Ward.
    - Two Wards of modest trouble or One Ward who is of moderate trouble.
    - Three Wards of modest trouble or One Ward of major trouble or Two Wards of moderate trouble.
    - Four Wards of modest trouble or One Ward of consistent trouble or Two Wards of major trouble or Three Wards of moderate trouble.
    - Five Wards of modest trouble or One Ward of all consuming trouble or Two Wards of consistent trouble or Three Wards of major trouble or Four Wards of moderate trouble.

NOTE: The traits listed here are not truly thought of in a negative or nasty way but instead are simply put here, under Flaws, because they’re often considered that by a majority and not everything can go in the Merit section. ;-)

Certain Flaw Merits may have an ® or “R” code: Restricted, a prerequisite is needed such as certain amount of dots in Resources or a certain Status (Group) Merit etc.

Background Flaws

Flaw Description Requirements
Alcoholic •• Dependent on Drink and … Active
Bad Temper •• Nasty, mean temper when you lose control. Any time you fail your Composure Test, … Active
Dwarf •• You’re less than the usual size. -1 to Size (recalculate dependencies) Active
Somer •• Struggles c. Requirements
In Debt • – ••••• Actively owe money to some person, people or organization. Each DOT deducts a DOT from your Resources Merit.. Negatives mean … Requirements

To use this method, you only need to add an attribute at the beginning of each row.

Common Flaws

Item Type Enc Cost Notes
Angela King Wakefield Friend Active
Eddie Brace Wakefield Unknown Active
Joy Johnson Wakefield Unknown Active
Moses Johnson Wakefield Unknown Active
CHARACTER LOCATION RELATIONSHIP STATUS NOTES

To use this method, you only need to add an attribute at the beginning of each row.

••• Physical Flaws

Name Cost Effects Notes
Bad Temper Wakefield Friend
Stutter Wakefield Unknown
Alcoholic Wakefield Unknown
Bad Eyesight Wakefield Unknown
CHARACTER LOCATION RELATIONSHIP NOTES

To use this method, you only need to add an attribute at the beginning of each row.

•••• Elite Equipment

Item Type Enc Cost Notes
Angela King Wakefield Friend Active
Eddie Brace Wakefield Unknown Active
Joy Johnson Wakefield Unknown Active
Moses Johnson Wakefield Unknown Active
CHARACTER LOCATION RELATIONSHIP STATUS NOTES

To use this method, you only need to add an attribute at the beginning of each row.

••••• Fantastic Equipment

Item Type Enc Cost Notes
Angela King Wakefield Friend Active
Eddie Brace Wakefield Unknown Active
Joy Johnson Wakefield Unknown Active
Moses Johnson Wakefield Unknown Active
CHARACTER LOCATION RELATIONSHIP STATUS NOTES

To use this method, you only need to add an attribute at the beginning of each row.

• ••••• Special Equipment

Item Type Enc Cost Notes
Angela King Wakefield Friend Active
Eddie Brace Wakefield Unknown Active
Joy Johnson Wakefield Unknown Active
Moses Johnson Wakefield Unknown Active
CHARACTER LOCATION RELATIONSHIP STATUS NOTES

To use this method, you only need to add an attribute at the beginning of each row.

Flaws

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