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In this article you will find specific rulings regarding Merits and Flaws and a list of approved Merits and Flaws for WoDG. If it's not on the list, you can't take it. Period.

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Merits and Flaws Guidelines

Note that your character may take Merits and Flaws from a venue not his own as long as that Merit or Flaw is not venue specific and/or it is not from a specific Clan/Tribe/Tradition book that is not affiliated with your character. For example, a Silver Fang would not be able to take a Merit or Flaw from the Bone Gnawer Tribe Book.

Also the Merit of Flaw must be applicable to his own venue and creature type. For example, a Kindred would not be able to take the flaw Chronic Illness as it is not applicable to his venue or his creature type.

All Merits and Flaws should make sense to the character’s concept and have an explanation in the character’s history. They should be intrinsic to the character concept.

For example: A computer hacker concept can reasonably take a Computer Aptitude Merit and explain in the character history that the character has always been obsessed with computers and illustrate the whys and wherefores and hows. However, the hacker would struggle to justify also having the Enchanting Voice Merit.

Mortals may not take any Merit or Flaw that has even a tinge of the supernatural about it even if it the Merit or Flaw can crossover between supernatural venues.

Please consider that some Merits and Flaws are missing because they are covered by another Trait such as Adversarial Backgrounds.

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: Unless specifically stated (as in the Merit Greater Colours), no Aptitude, or aptitude-like merit that confers a diff adjustment or dice pool adjustment to a mundane ability confers that adjustment to the difficulty of a supernatural power. They are intended to give bonus to mundane actions, not to make supernatural powers (which are something else entirely) easier to activate. For example, Bruiser will not give Dominate rolls, but it will give a bonus to a mundane Intimidation roll.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FLAWS: Be extremely careful on the flaws you choose for your character. They should never be taken lightly. Be prepared for STs to enforce them in unexpected and cruel ways. That flaw you never thought would apply or that you thought you could get away with paying lip service to will be your character's bane. We STs guarantee it.

Merits and Flaws in Multiple Venues

There are many Merits and Flaws found duplicated across the various venues in WoD. We also have multiple editions and editions half published or soon to be published.

We've listed the editions and pages which we've found acceptable for use in WoDG. Understand that we are partially transitioned to 20th Anniversary Edition, but there are still venues without 20th Anniversary lists of Merits and Flaws as they have yet to be published by Onyx Path. Mage: the Ascension is most notable for our purposes. When you're creating a character, you and your ST will go over your Merits and Flaws and clarify any version inconsistencies so that the application is understood prior to play. However a safe rule of thumb is that 20th Anniversary from V20 and W20 usually works fine unless there's a need to use venue only mechanics in Mage: the Ascension.

One such example is a Flaw like Short Fuse. Since Mages do not Frenzy, we've kept the reference to Mage: the Ascension Revised Edition's description of the Flaw with its MtA specific mechanics.

Therefore, use the version on the referenced page number first when considering a Merit or Flaw for your character.

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Multi-Venue Merits and Flaws

Here is a list of acceptable Merits and Flaws that are found in the books of multiple venues. Their books and page numbers are listed for your convenience. In the case of any discrepancies, your character will use the version that is specific to his venue. All of these Merits and Flaws are acceptable for Mortal characters as well as supernaturals unless otherwise noted.

Physical

Acute Sense 1 pt. (V20 pg. 479, W20 pg. 472 )

Alcohol Tolerance 1 pt. (W20 pg. 472)

Ambidextrous 1 pt. (V20 pg. 480) – We use the VtM edition version. Diff penalties are negated, but actions are still split.

Catlike Balance, Perfect Balance 1 pt. (V20 pg. 480, W20 pg. 472)

Daredevil 3 pts. (V20 pg. 480, W20 pg. 472)

Double-Jointed 1pt. (W20 pg. 472)

Enchanting Voice 2 pts. (V20 pg. 480) - Waiting list. Applies to mundane rolls only.

Expert Driver 1 pt. (W20 pg. 475)

Jack-Of-All-Trades 3 pts. (W20 pg. 476)

Huge Size 4pts. (HtR PG pg. 110, MtA Rev Ed pg. 288, VtM Rev pg. 297, PGtG pg. 159) - 4 pts for all except Garou. Garou 7pts.

Flaws

Bad Sight 1 or 3 pts. (V20 pg. 481, W20 pg. 473) - Garou receive 3pts from the flaw.

Blind 6 pts. (W20 pg. 474)

Color Blind/Color Blindness 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 118, BoS pg. 34, VtM PG 2nd Ed pg. 11, WtA PG 2nd Ed pg. 13)

Crippled Limb (HtR PG pg. 119) - Use Lame for lower limbs (see below).

Deaf/Deafness 4 pts. (V20 pg. 483, W20 pg. 474)

Deformity 3 pts. (V20 pg. 482, W20 pg. 474)

Disfigured 2 pts. (V20 pg. 481)

Hard of Hearing 1 pt. (V20 pg. 480, W20 pg. 473)

Insomniac 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 118, VtM PG Rev pg. 28)

Lame 3 pts. (V20 pg. 482, W20 pg. 474)

Lazy 3 pts. (V20 pg. 482) - Actions that require preparation and effort are at +1 diff. Physical actions including combat are at +1 difficulty.

Mute 4 pts. (V20 pg. 483, W20 pg. 474)

One Arm 3 pts. (W20 pg. 474)

One Eye 2 pts. (V20 pg. 481. W20 pg. 473)

Paraplegic 6 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 290, VtM PG 2nd Ed pg. 20)

Short 1 pt. (V20 pg. 481, W20 pg. 473)

Mental

Merits

Language Merit 1 pt. (All 20th Edition core books.)

Code of Honor 2 pts. (V20 pg. 484, W20 pg. 476) - Must be thoroughly explained, documented and integrated with the Psychological Profile during Character Creation.

Common Sense 1 pt. (V20 pg. 484, W20 pg. 474) - Used in extreme situations only. This isn't a unlimited ST hint Merit.

Computer Aptitude 2 pts. (V20 pg. 484, W20 pg. 474) - 2 pt cost across all venues.

Concentration 1 pt. (V20 pg. 484, W20 pg. 475)

Eidetic Memory 2 pts. (V20 pg. 484, W20 pg. 476) - Waiting list for this merit. See: Thing

Introspection 1 pt. (V20 pg. 484)

Lightning Calculator 1 pt. (W20 pg. 475)

Mechanical Aptitude 1 pt. (W20 pg. 475)

Natural Linguist 2 pts. (V20 pg. 485, W20 pg. 476)

Time Sense 1 pt. (V20 pg. 484, W20 pg. 475)

Flaws

Absent-Minded 3 pts. (W20 pg. 478)

Compulsion 1 pt. (W20 pg. 476) - Check with your ST for specific mechanics for your character's compulsion.

Curiosity 2 pts (W20 pg. 477)

Deranged 3 pts. (W20 pg. 478)

Driving Goal 3 pts. (W20 pg. 478)

Impatient 1 pt. (V20 pg. 485) - Roll WP instead. Diff 8.

Intolerance 1 pt. (W20 pg. 477)

Nightmares 1 pt. (V20 pg. 485, W20 pg. 477) For all venues the following applies: WP roll diff 7. Failure means all dice pools lowered by 1. Botch indicates all dice pools lowered by 3.

Overconfident 1 pt. (W20 pg. 477)

Phobia 2 or 3 pts. (V20 pg. 486, W20 pg, 477) - 3 pt version is only available to Garou.

Short Fuse 2 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 294, V20 pg. 486, W20 pg. 478) - Mortals will use the version in MtA Revised.

Shy 1 pt. (V20 pg. 485, W20 pg 477)

Speech Impediment 1pt. (V20 pg. 485, W20 pg. 477)

Soft-Hearted 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 293, V20 pg. 485, W20 pg. 477)

Territorial 2 pts. (TBitRd pg. 119, V20 pg. 486, W20 pg. 478)

Vengeful 2 pts. (V20 pg. 486, W20 pg. 478)

Weak-Willed 3 pts. (V20 pg. 486, W20 pg. 478) - Not available for Mages.

Social

Merits

Natural Leader 1 pt. (V20 pg. 487, W20 pg. 480)

True Love 4pts (W20 pg. 483) - Not available to Kindred. Does not confer additional protection against supernatural powers. Inspiration and connection to one's True Love must be RPed for the bonus from the Merit to be applied. It is NOT applicable for all Willpower rolls (especially where there's no evidence of a link to one's True Love).

Flaws

Criminal Record 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122, DestPrc pg. 69, VtM PG Rev pg. 28)

Dark Secret 1 pt. (V20 pg. 489, W20 pg. 480) - Characters whose Dark Secrets are discovered will be forced to expend the experience to buy off the Flaw in addition to in game penalties applied by the STs.

Gullible 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 120, VtM PG Rev pg. 28, TB SL Rev pg. 83) – We use the version in TB SL Revised. Since this Merit is available in HtR and in VtM, it is not exclusive to Shadow Lords. However, the mechanics are as in the Tribe Book. Characters are at -3 dice to all attempts at perpetrating and detecting Manipulation, guile, subterfuge, misdirection, half-truths, etc. 

Mortal Merits and Flaws

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Here is a list of acceptable Merits and Flaws that are appropriate for mortal characters and some supernaturals. Ignore any Hunter specific applications in their descriptions as we do not and will not ever support Hunter: the Reckoning in WoDG.

Economic

Merits

Alimony Recipient 3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Flaws

Alimony Payments 3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Audit 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Demanding Career (HtR PG pg. 122)

Homeless 4 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122) - Can't be taken by supernaturals.

Primary Breadwinner 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Uninsured 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Legal

Merits

Dual Nationality 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 112)

Firearms License 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 112) - This merit must be taken for a Gun License in WoDG. Alternatively the Background Certification may be used. The presence of neither on a character sheet will indicate that any firearms carried are carried illegally. For supernatural characters, this merit must also include the flaw Beholden 3 pts or Prestation Debt 3 pts (Kindred only). Furthermore, NYC does not allow carry and conceal permits for those not in occupations requiring it. All licenses unless stated otherwise specifically by the ST, are PREMISES LICENSES. These are licenses that only allow the gun to be in the premises which the license specifies (a shop for a shopkeep or a private residence for an individual for instance).

Specialist Driver’s License 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 112)

Flaws

Illegal Immigrant 3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Political Extremist 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Probation 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Sunday Driver 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Wanted by Law Enforcement 3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122)

Physical

Merits

Bitter Blood 1 pt (VtM PG Rev pg. 27)

Hollow Leg 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 108)

Natural Runner 1pt. (HtR PG pg. 108)

Nightvision 2pts. (VtM PG Rev pg. 27)

Robust Health 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 109)

Sea Legs 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 109)

Flaws

Allergies 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 117)

Arthritic 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 117)

Chronic Illness 4 pts. (HtR PG pg. 120)

Distinguishing Characteristic 1-2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 118)

Elderly 3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 119)

Heavy Sleeper 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 118)

Low Alcohol Tolerance 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 118)

Low Pain Tolerance 2 pts. (VtM PG Rev pg. 28)

Motion Sickness 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 118) - Includes subways.

No Sense of Smell 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 118)

No Sense of Taste 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 118)

Nonswimmer 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 118)

Obese 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 118)

Old Injury 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 119)

Poor Night Vision 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 119)

Shaky Hands 3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 120)

Sickly 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 118)

Vice 1-3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 118)

Mental

Merits

Direction Sense 4 pts. (HtR PG pg. 112)

Fast Reader 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 110)

Healthy Skepticism 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 110) - Waiting list for this merit. See: Thing

Flaws

Attention-Deficit Disorder 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 121)

Dyslexic 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 121)

Eating Disorder 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 121)

Faint of Heart 3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 121)

Illiterate 4 pts. (HtR PG pg. 122)

No Sense of Direction 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 120)

Poor Sense of Time 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 120)

Social

Merits

Fashion Sense 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 107)

Good Taste 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 105)

Laid-back Friends 2 pts.(HtR PG pg. 107)

Pillar of the Community 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 107)

Seasoned Traveler 2 or 4 pts. (HtR PG pg. 107) - Confers -2 Diff on rolls affected by the Merit. As all supernaturals are new to the area, they require the 4 point version.

Socially Aware 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 107)

Upright Citizen 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 108)

Way with Words 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 106)

Flaws

Bad Liar 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 113)

Chronic Pessimist 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 113)

Chronically Late 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 113)

Chronically Shy 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 113)

Clannish Family 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 113)

Compulsive Liar 2pts (HtR PG pg. 116)

Criminal Entanglements 4pts. (HtR PG pg. 117)

Crude 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 113)

Cultural Snob 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 113)

Eccentric Appearance 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 114)

Foreigner 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 116)

Honest to a Fault 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 116)

Impractical Dresser 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 114)

Insensitive 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 115)

Intolerant Neighbors 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 115)

Misinformed 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 115)

Moneygrubbing 3 pts. (HtR PG pg. 117)

Nonconfrontational 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 115)

Nosy Neighbors 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 117)

Pacifist 5 pts. (HtR PG pg. 117)

Poor Dental Health 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 115)

Poor Judge of Character 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 117)

Poor Personal Hygiene 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 115)

Poor Taste 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 115)

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Socially Oblivious 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 116)

Stubborn 1 pt. (HtR PG pg. 116)

Technophobe 2 pts. (HtR PG pg. 117)

Youthful Appearance (HtR PG pg. 118)

Project Twilight

These Merits and Flaws are specific to player characters involved in the Project Twilight storyline for Law Enforcement Player Characters only. Only officers and agent character concepts can have access to them.

Merits

Agency Insider 3 pts. (PT pg. 21)

Double Identity 3 pts. (PT pg. 22)

Inter-Agency Permit 2 pts. (PT pg. 22)

Top Secret Access 2 ptis. (PT pg. 22)

Flaws

Agency Outsider 3 pts. (PT pg. 20)

Blackmailed 1-2 pts. (PT pg. 21)

Bureaucratic Vendetta 2 pts. (PT pg. 21)

Dangerous Secret 2 pts. (PT pg. 21)

Female 1 pt. (PT pg. 22)

Minority 1 pt. (PT pg. 22)

Paranoia 2 pts. (PT pg. 20)

Siege Mentality 3 pts. (PT pg. 20)

Mage: The Ascension

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Here is a list of acceptable Merits and Flaws for Mage characters. Some of these Merits and Flaws can be taken by other supernaturals and some mortals. However, unless otherwise specified, any mystical or Mage Society Merits or Flaws are for Mages only.

Physical

Merits

Hypersensitivity 3 pts. (TB CoE Rev pg. 69)

Long-Lived 1 pt. (TB Ver Rev pg. 70)

Poison Resistance 1 pt. (BoS pg. 35)

Poker Face 2 pts. (GttTech pg. 166)

Sterile 1 pt. (Sorc Rev pg. 53)

Flaws

Addiction 1-3 pts. (M20 pg. 646)

Bad Sight 3pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 289)

Chronic Pain 2pts. (HorSoH pg. 116)

Defective Sense 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 288)

Hunchback 2pts. (AscRH pg. 79)

Monstrous 3pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 289)

Permanent Wound 3 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 289) - Not for mortals.

Primal Marks 2 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 288)

Aging 5 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 290) - Applicable to older characters only.

Slow Healing 3pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 290)

Mental

Merits

Ability Aptitude 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 291) - Must be core to the character concept before it will be considered. It is not for dabblers. No combat related aptitudes at all.

Confidence 4pts. (GttTech pg. 166) - 4 pt merit in WoDG. Waiting list for this merit. See: Thing

Light Sleeper 1-3 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 291) - Mages only.

Mad Science 2 pts. (TB SoE Rev pg. 58)

Scientify Mystic 3 pts. (TB SoE Rev pg. 58)

Flaws

Anachronism 1-3 pts. (TBitRd pg. 118, GttTechrad pg. 229)

Bigot 2 pts. (GttTech pg. 168) - +4 Diff on Social Rolls dealing with people outside of your demographic.

Black and White 1 pt. (Sorc Rev pg. 54)

Compulsive Speech 1-2 pts (AscRH pg. 78)

Dead Passion 4 pts. (TB CoE Rev pg. 69)

Deep Sleeper 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 292)

Flashbacks 3 pts. (BoS pg. 31)

Hero Worship 1 pt. (AscRH pg. 79)

Ineptitude 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 292)

Isolated Upbringing 2 pts. (HllsArcan pg. 61) - Applies to isolated upbringings of any kind. - 1 dice pool on all Social Rolls.

Lifesaver 3pts. (BoS pg. 32)

Ontological Pacifist 3-5 pts. (TB AB Rev pg. 60)

PTSD 2-5 pts. (M20 pg. 647)

Sleepwalker 1-4 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 292)

Vice Grip 2 pts. (TB CoE Rev pg. 69)

Whimsy 1 pt. (AscRH pg. 79)

Social

Merits

Folk Hero 3 pts. (TB AB Rev pg. 59)

Hideaway 2 pts. (AscRH pg. 77)

Loyalty 1 pt. (AscRH pg. 77)

Mourner’s Chant 3 pt. (TB EU Rev pg. 69)

Officially Dead 2pts. (GttTech pg. 166)

Prestigious Mentor 1 pt. (BoS pg. 42) - Closed. See Thing 1 for waiting list.

Research Grant 2 pts. (HllsArcan pg. 61)

Street Rep 1-2 pts. (DestPrc pg. 68) - Can be a flaw or a merit.

Ties 3 pts. (M20 pg. 643)

Well-Connected 3pts. (TB VA Rev pg. 62)

Flaws

Beholden 1-3 pts. (DestPrc pg. 68)

Big Mouth 2 pts. (Sorc Rev pg. 57)

Conflicting Loyalties 1-3 pts. (AscRH pg. 78)

Construct 2 pts. (M20 pg. 647) - Constructs must be flesh and blood and human in final form. There will be no Awakened robots, machines, animals, plants, etc.

Diabolical Mentor 2 pts. (BoS pg. 43) - Social rolls dealing with other mages +3 diff.

Discredited 1 pt. (TB SoE Rev pg. 58)

Distinctive Shamanic Appearance 3 pts. (SprtWys pg. 107)

Dogmatic 2 pts. (TB CC Rev pg. 62)

Infamous Mentor 1 pt. (BoS pg. 42) - Social rolls dealing with other mages +2 diff.

Insane Mentor 1 pt. (BoS pg. 42) - Social rolls dealing with other mages +2 diff.

Mental Patient 2-5 pts (SprtWys pg. 106)

Mistreated Minority 1 pt or more (Sorc Rev pg. 54)

Probationary Member 4pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 291) - No former Technocrats, Barabbi, Marauders.

Spiritual Duty 1-4 pts (SprtWys pg. 106)

Technobabbler 1 pt. (GttTech pg. 168)

Transvestite 2pts. (SprtWys pg. 106)

Supernatural

Merits

Avatar Companion 7 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 297)

Bonus From Props 1-3pts (SprtWys pg. 103)

Cloak of the Seasons 3 pts. (TB Ver Rev pg. 70)

Communicate with Animals 2 pts. (SprtWys pg.103) - Use Cha + Enigmas

Conditional Magic 1-6 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 294) - Can also be taken as a flaw.

Cyclic Magic 3pts (MtA Rev Ed pg. 295)

Deathwalker 4 pts. (TB EU Rev pg. 69)

Dual Perception 2 pts. (SprtWys pg. 103)

Gift of Tongues 3 pts. (SprtWys pg. 104)

Green Thumb 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 294)

Innocent 1pt. (HllsArcan pg. 62)

Manifest Avatar 3pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 295)

Mastery of Fire 2 pts. (SprtWys pg. 103)

Medium 2pts.(MtA Rev Ed pg. 294) - Not appropriate for Vampires.

Natural Channel 3pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 295) - Only for mages.

Natural Shapeshifter 3pts. (TB Ver Rev pg. 70)

Oracular Ability 3 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 295) - Not appropriate for Vampires.

Parlor Trick 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 294)

Personal Talisman 1pt. (GttTrad pg. 229) - Can also be taken as a flaw.

Pushy Avatar 2pts. (InitotArt pg. 83)

Resistant Pattern 7 pts. (GttTrad pg. 229)

Resonant Passion 3 pts. (TB CoE Rev pg. 69)

Techgnosi 2-6 pts (TB CC Rev pg. 62)

Touch of Life 3pts. (TB Ver Rev pg. 70-71)

Twin Souls 4 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 296)

Unaging 2pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 295)

Flaws

Bard's Tongue 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 298)

Beast Within 5 pts. (GttTrad pg. 231)

Bound by the Law of Three 5 pts.(TB Ver Rev pg. 71)

Calling Card 2 pts. (TB EU Rev pg. 69)

Cast No Shadow or Reflection 1 pt. (GttTrad pg. 230)

Crucial Component 2-5 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 299)

Cursed 1-5 pts. (M20 pg. 646)

Dependence On Props 2-6 pts. (SprtWys pg. 107)

Devil's Mark 1 pt. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 298)

Discordant 1-3 pts. (TB CC Rev pg. 62)

Distorted Image 1 pt. (TBitRd pg. 118)

Echoes 1-5 pts. (M20 pg. 646)

Geasa 1-5 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 298)

Prone to Quiet 4-5 pts. (TB VA Rev pg. 62)

Sphere Inept 5 pts. (MtA Rev Ed pg. 300)

Spiritually Noticeable 3 pts. (SprtWys pg. 107)

Strangeness 1 pt. (BoS pg. 39)

Touch of Chaos 1 pt. (TB EU Rev pg. 69)

Touch of Frost 1 pt. (GttTrad pg. 230)

Trance Requirement 3pts. (SprtWys pg. 107)

Witch’s Bane 3-5 pts. (TB Ver Rev pg. 71)

Vampire: The Masquerade

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Here is a list of acceptable Merits and Flaws for vampire characters. Some of these Merits and Flaws can be taken by other supernaturals (including ghouls) and some mortals. However, unless otherwise specified, any supernatural or Camarilla society Merits or Flaws are for Kindred only.

Physical

Merits

Benevolent Blood 1 pt. (CB Malk Rev pg. 64)

Bruiser 1 pt. (V20 pg. 480)

Deadened Nerves 4pts. (CB Malk Rev pg. 65)

Disgusting 2pts. (CB Nos pg. 24)

Early Riser 1 pt. (V20 pg. 480)

Foul Blood 3pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Friendly Face 1 pt. (V20 pg. 480)

Gaping Maw 2 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Gift of Proteus 1-4 pts. (CB Gang pg. 37)

Greater Colors 3pts. (CB Tor pg. 40)

Lizard Limbs 1 pt. (CB Nos Rev pg. 70)

Long Fingers 1 pt. (CB Nos Rev pg. 70)

Misplaced Heart 2 pts. (VtM PG 2nd Ed pg. 19)

Oversized Fangs 1 pt. (CB Nos Rev pg. 70)

Patagia 4 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 72)

Piscine 1 pt. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Projectile Vomiting 2pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Rugged Bad Looks 5 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 72)

Ruse of the Wolf's Clothing 2pts. (CB Gang pg. 37)

Slimy 1pt. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Swarm Attractor 2pts. (CB Nos pg. 24)

Tough Hide 2pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Flaws

Addiction 3 pts. (V20 pg. 482) - This is the vampiric specific version of the flaw.

Allergic 1-3 pts. (VtM PG 2nd Ed pg. 19)

Anosmia 2pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 73)

Blunt Fangs 1 pt. (CB Nos Rev pg. 72)

Club Foot 1 pt. (CB Nos pg. 24)

Contagious 5 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 74)

Dulled Bite 2 pts. (V20 pg. 481)

Flesh of the Corpse 5 pts. (V20 pg. 483)

Glowing Eyes 3 pts. (V20 pg. 482)

Incoherent 5 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 74)

Infectious Bite 2 pts. (V20 pg. 481)

Infertile Vitae 5 pts. (V20 pg. 484) - In WoDG, this flaw extends to creating ghouls and Blood Bonds, but does not extend to Thaumaturgical uses, powering Disciplines, or Healing.

Monstrous 3 pts. (V20 pg. 482)

Open Wound 2-4 pts. (V20 pg. 482)

Parasitic Infestation 2 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 73)

Permanent Fangs 3 pts. (V20 pg. 482)

Permanent Wound 3 pts. (V20 pg. 482)

Putrescent 4 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 74)

Slow Healing 3pts. (V20 pg. 483)

Smell of the Grave 1 pt. (V20 pg. 481)

Stench 1 pt. (CB Nos Rev pg. 72)

Stigmata 2-4 pts. (CB Malk Rev pg. 66)

Thin Blood 4 pts. (V20 pg. 483)

Twitch 1 pt. (V20 pg. 481)

Vulnerability to Silver (V20 pg. 482)

Withered Leg 3pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 73)

Mental

Merits

Coldly Logical 1pt. (V20 pg. 484)

Compassionate 4 pts. (CB Bru Rev pg. 68)

Eye for Beauty 1 pt. (CB Tor pg. 40)

Gifted 3 pts. (CB Tor pg. 40)

Light Sleeper 2 pts. (V20 pg. 485)

Useful Knowledge 1 pt. (V20 pg. 484)

Flaws

Artistically Inept 2 pts. (CB Tor pg. 41)

Conspicuous Consumption 4 pts. (V20 pg. 486)

Deep Sleeper 1pt. (V20 pg. 485)

Guilt-Wracked 4 pts. (V20 pg. 486)

Inept 5 pts. (VtM PG 2nd Ed pg. 12)

Intolerance 1 pt. (VtM PG 2nd Ed pg. 7)

Lunacy 2 pts. (V20 pg. 486)

Necrophile 3 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 73)

Prey Exclusion 1pt. (V20 pg. 485)

Romantic Notions 2 pts. (GtFA pg. 85)

Stereotype 2 pts. (V20 pg. 486)

Superstitious 2 pt. (CB Gang pg. 36)

Thirst for Innocence 2 pts. (GttCam pg. 74)

Tortured Artist 1 pt. (CB Tor pg. 41)

Uncontrollable 5 pt. (CB Bru Rev pg. 69)

Social

Merits

Former Ghoul 1 pt. (V20 pg. 487) - The "Former Ghoul" Merit also allows you to CHOOSE to take (you don't have to) Potence 1 at a cost of 7 freebie points. Only Potence 1 is permitted. You may not take Celerity or Fortitude with this merit.

Harmless 1 pt. (V20 pg. 487)

Bullyboy 2 pts. (V20 pg. 488) - Earned in RP. Not available at Character Creation.

Lawman's Friend 2 pts. (V20 pg. 488) - Earned in RP. Not available at Character Creation.

Old Pal 2 pts. (V20 pg. 488)

Open Road 2 pts. (V20 pg. 488)

Prestigious Sire 1 pt. (V20 pg. 488) - Closed. See Thing 1 for waiting list.

Refined 2 pts. (CB Tor pg. 40)

Rep 1 pt. (V20 pg. 488) - Earned in RP. Not available at Character Creation.

Sabbat Survivor 1 pt. (V20 pg. 488) - Earned in RP. Not available at Character Creation.

Scholar of Enemies 2 pts. (V20 pg. 488) - Earned in RP. Not available at Character Creation.

Scholar of Others 2 pts. (V20 pg. 488) - Earned in RP. Not available at Character Creation.

Flaws

Blackmailed 1 pt. (DSotBH pg. 81)

Botched Presentation 1 pt. (V20 pg. 489)

Disgrace to the Blood 3 pts. (V20 pg. 492)

Infamous Sire 1 pt. (V20 pg. 490) - Confers +1 Difficulty on all social rolls with other Camarilla Kindred.

Laughingstock 5 pts. (V20 pg. 493)

Narc 3 pts. (V20 pg. 492) - Earned in RP. Not available at Character Creation.

New Arrival 1 pt. (V20 pg. 490) - All characters in WoDG are New Arrivals. Those with this Flaw may not start with any connections in the city (Contacts, Allies, Retainers, etc.).

New Kid 1 pt. (V20 pg. 490)

Obvious Predator 2 pts. (CB Bru Rev pg. 69)

Prestation Debt 1-5 pts. (Elysium pg. 66)

Sire's Resentment 1 pt. (V20 pg. 490)

Uppity 2 pts. (V20 pg. 492)

Vulgar 1 pt. (CB Tor pg. 41)

Supernatural

Merits

Attuned Taste 2 pts. (CB Trem Rev pg. 66)

Additional Discipline 5 pts. (V20 pg. 494)

Controllable Thirst (CB Tor pg. 40)

Deceptive Aura 1 pt. (V20 pg. 493)

False Reflection 3 pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Healing Touch 1 pt. (V20 pg. 493)

Hidden Diablerie 3pts. (V20 pg. 493)

Immaculate Aura 1 pt. (CB Malk Rev pg. 64)

Inoffensive to Animals 1 pt. (V20 pg. 493)

Nine Lives 6 pts. (V20 pg. 494)

Reptile Buddy 3pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Sleep Unseen 2pts. (CB Nos Rev pg. 71)

Sympathetic Bond 5 pts. (CB Malk Rev pg. 66)

Flaws

Beacon of the Unholy 2 pts. (V20 pg. 494)

Can't Cross Running Water 3 pts (V20 pg. 495) – The setting is surrounded by water and rivers. Be careful taking this flaw, lest your character be trapped.

Cast No Reflection 1 pt. (V20 pg. 494)

Cold Breeze 1 pt. (V20 pg. 494)

Cursed 1-5 pts. (V20 pg. 494)

Deathsight 2 pts. (V20 pg. 494)

Eerie Presence 2 pts. (V20 pg. 495)

Grip of the Damned 4 pts. (V20 pg. 495)

Infectious 3pts. (CB Malk Rev pg. 66)

Light Sensitive 5 pts. (V20 pg. 495)

Lord of the Flies 2 pts. (V20 pg. 495)

Repelled by Crosses 3 pts. (V20 pg. 495)

Repulsed by Garlic 1 pt. (V20 pg. 494)

Thaumaturgically Inept 5 pts. (CB Trem Rev pg. 67)

Touch of Frost 1 pts. (V20 pg. 495)

Vitae Sink 3 pts. (GtFA pg. 85)

Werewolf: The Apocalypse

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Here is a list of acceptable Merits and Flaws for Garou characters. Some of these Merits and Flaws can be taken by other supernaturals and some mortals. However, unless otherwise specified, any mystical or Garou society Merits or Flaws are for Garou only and in some cases Kinfolk.

Physical

Merits

Bad Taste 2pts. (W20 pg. 472)

Camouflage 2pts. (TB WE Rev pg. 82)

Compensatory Senses 2 pts. (GotCaerns pg. 104)

Fair Glabro 2pt (W20 pg. 472)- Double edged sword as character will be recognized if seen in homid or glabro with no explanation for difference in physique and frame. Larger size makes it more difficult to blend in with the flock.

Lack of Scent 2 pts. (W20 pg. 472)

Long-Distance Runner 3 pts. (W20 pg. 472)

Longevity 2 pts. (PG 2nd Ed pg. 21)

Mixed-Morph 1 or 5 pts. (W20 pg. 472)

Natural Weapons 3 or 4 pts. (W20 pg. 472)

Perfect Balance 1 pt. (W20 pg. 472)

Physically Impressive 2 pts. (W20 pg. 472)

Prosthesis 3pts. (GotCaerns pg. 105)

Unnoticed 2pts. (GotCaerns pg. 105)

Voice of the Songbird 3pts. (Fia TB pg. 47)

Wolf Sight 1 pt. (W20 pg. 472)

Flaws

Animal Musk 1 pt. (W20 pg. 473)

Anosmia 1 pt. (W20 pg. 473)

Barren/Sterile 4 pts. (KinUH pg. 54)

Double Jeopardy 5 pts. (W20 pg. 474)

Infertile 1 or 3 pts. (TB BF Rev pg. 87)

Monochrome Vision 1 pt. (W20 pg. 473)

Monstrous 3 pts. (W20 pg. 474)

No Partial Transformation 1 pt. (W20 pg. 473)

Strict Carnivore 1 pt. (W20 pg. 473)

Unscented 1 pt. (KinUH pg. 54)

Wolf Years 5 pts. (PGtG pg. 161)

Mental

Merits

Berserker 2 pts. (W20 pg. 476) - For Garou only.

Gall 2 pts. (KinUH pg. 52)

Inner Strength 2 pts. (W20 pg. 476)

Insight 2 pts. (BF TB pg. 44)

Recognize Garou 3 pts. (KinUH pg. 52)

Seldom Sleeps 2 pts. (W20 pg. 476)

Struggling 1 pt. (TB BG Rev pg. 79)

Supporter 2 pts. (W20 pg. 480)

Flaws

Airhead 1 pt. (KinUH pg. 52)

Bitter 2pts. (WE TB pg. 48)

Blabbermouth 2pts. (CrtSng pg. 126)

Burned Out 3 pts. (TB CoG Rev pg. 76)

Drama Queen 3 pts. (TB WE Rev pg. 82)

Easily Frightened 3pts. (TB SL Rev pg. 82)

Geas 1-7 pts. (TB Fia Rev pg. 83)

Hatred 3 pts. (W20 pg. 478)

Hubris 3 pts. (TB SF Rev pg. 85)

Hubris 1-4 pts. (BoA pg. 124)

Inferiority Complex 1 pt. (KinUH pg. 52)

Pack Mentality 2 pts. (W20 pg. 477)

Pain of the Past 4 pts. (Fia TB pg. 48)

Proselytizer 1 pt. (CoG TB pg. 54)

Scarred 2pts. (BoA pg. 124)

Ulterior Motive 2 pts. (KinUH pg. 52)

Vegan 1 pt. (TB CoG Rev pg. 76)

Social

Merits

Diplomatic Immunity 3 pts. (SL TB pg. 54)

Distant Sire 1 pt. (TB CoG Rev pg. 75)

Family Support 1 pt. (W20 pg. 479)

Good Old Boy (or Girl) 2 pts. (KinUH pg. 53)

Infectious Courage 5 pts. (BoA pg. 124)

Mentor/Feared Mentor 2-3 pts. (TB SL Rev pg. 82)

Notable Heritage 2pts. (W20 pg. 480)

Noted Messenger 3 pts. (W20 pg. 480)

Phantom Mask 2 pts.(GotCaerns pg. 104)

Pitiable 1 pt. (W20 pg. 479)

Shame 2 pts. (TB BG Rev pg. 80)

Supporter 2 pts. (W20 pg. 480)

Flaws

Ahimsa 4pts. (TB CoG Rev pg. 76)

Anti-Wyrmbringer Bias 1 pt. (UK TB pg. 46)

Charach 1 pt. (TB CoG Rev pg. 76)

Conniver 1 pt. (W20 pg. 480)

Metis Child 4 pts. (W20 pg. 482)

Mixed Heritage 1-2 pts. (GoF TB pg. 46)

Naïve 1 pt. (W20 pg. 481)

Notoriety 3 pts. (W20 pg. 481) - Earned in RP. Not available at Character Creation.

Original Sin 1 pt. (SL TB pg. 54)

Persistent Parents 2 pts. (W20 pg. 481)

Supernatural

Merits

Ancestor Ally 1 pt. (W20 pg. 482)

Horn of the Unicorn 1 pt. (CoG TB pg. 54)

Ghost Sight 4 pts. (TB SS Rev pg. 87)

Machine Affinity 4 pts (GW TB pg. 51)

Moon-Bound 2pts. (W20 pg. 482)

Moon-Paint 5 pts. (BoC pg. 124)

Natural Channel 3 pts. (W20 pg. 483)

Spirit Magnet 2 pts. (W20 pg. 482)

Spirit Parent 6pts. (WE TB pg. 48)

Thunder’s Child 5 pts. (TB SL Rev pg. 82)

Flaws

Banned Transformation 1-6 pts (W20 pg. 483)

Cursed 1-5 pts (W20 pg. 483)

Docile 1-3 pts. (W20 pg. 484)

Forced Transformation 1-2 pts. (W20 pg. 484) - Requires the expenditure of a WP and a WP roll diff 8 the same as Banned Transformation.

Harano Prone 4pts. (W20 pg. 484)

Insane Ancestor 1 pt. (W20 pg. 484)

Jackal’s Blood 5 pts. (TB BG Rev pg. 81)

Jinx 3-4 pts (GW TB pg. 51)

Mark of the Predator 2 pts. (W20 pg. 484)

Pierced Veil 3 pts. (W20 pg. 484)

Sign of the Wolf 2 pts. (W20 pg. 484)

Slip Sideways 1 pt. (W20 pg. 484)

Taint of Suspicion 3 pts. (UK TB pg. 46)

Veiled 5 pts. (KinUH pg. 53)

Wotan’s Curse 2 pts. (TB GoF Rev pg. 86)

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