April 2019 House Rules Update
Addendum, 4/16 – Updated Stats for Bows
Characters may not benefit from more than five total actions per round. Celerity, Retainers, Allies, Crafted items, and all other NPC forces controlled by a character’s player count toward this limit.
Quell the Beast
Using Quell the Beast on a target that is not in frenzy does not prevent the target from spending Willpower to resist frenzy.
King of the Hill
We have rewritten a few powers for the King of the Hill system. During the end of year survey, many players requested that we make changes to certain weak, confusing, or otherwise problematic powers, and we have taken those suggestions to heart.
New Keyword – Untraceable
Untraceable powers are not broadcast on the King of the Hill board and may not be investigated using regular Influence.
Church: Resolute Mind
The church is a strong, calming influence, even on the Kindred. Even if one does not personally believe in the particular trappings or dogma of a given religious doctrine, no one could argue that a church on a calm night, sitting in a pew, listening to the quiet music of wind and chimes does not do a soul good. As such, the Deacon gains an additional Trait in each of their Virtues and an additional Willpower Trait for as long as they remain the Deacon. This power is always active and cannot be loaned.
High Society: I Have a Guy for That
The Trendsetter is well known throughout human circles, and humans far and wide are aware of them and likely even owe them favors. As such, once per month, the Trendsetter may choose Allies, Contacts, Fame, Herd, Influence (any sphere), or Retainers. Until the beginning of the next game session, the Trendsetter gets two extra points in those Backgrounds for use as they choose. These Backgrounds are considered loaned, and no experience points are added to their character sheet. These Backgrounds can raise a character above their Generational limits.
Police: Seize Assets
The Commissioner is a powerful public force, and they have phenomenal powers to disrupt regular citizens’ lives. Once per month, the Commissioner may target a character and a sphere of influence they believe that character possesses. Agents in the police department then harass and detain two of that character’s informants. The Commissioner may then spend those two influences for themselves. If the character does not possess any unspent influence in the chosen sphere, this power has no effect. Influences gained this way are considered to be loaned and are not removed from or added to character sheets.
The Commissioner may also acquire one Common item per month of their choice, per ST approval. This part of the Commissioner’s power is Untraceable.
Street: Back Alley Dealing
The Triple O.G. has people everywhere. At the grocery store, in the court houses, in the jail, and even in the church. Any information, they can find with ease. Once per month, the Triple O.G. may call on their informants to scout out the opposition. The Triple O.G. picks an Influence move or a King of the Hill bid, and their informants discover how many Influence was spent on the move and to whom those influence belong.
Additionally, the Triple O.G. can move silently through mortal circles as well. Once per month, they may cloak a single Influence move as though they had spent 2 Influence toward the effort. This part of the power is Untraceable.
Underworld: This is My City
The ability to see all Influence boards is now Untraceable.
University: Boundless Research
The lore part of this power now is Untraceable.