Player Page:PC Census
From WoD Gotham
The PC Census is a page that keeps track of the different archetypes of characters in WoDG. It also keeps track of the amount of player characters in a given Tribe, Clan, Tradition, etc.
The purpose of the PC Census is to help both players and STs match up character concepts to chronicle needs and setting conditions. This way we don't end up with a chronicle too full of one type of character if it doesn't make sense for the setting.
Players also find it beneficial when they are creating a character to use the PC Census to help them find a character concept that has a realistic chance of filling an uncovered niche. We also try to preserve niches when possible and practical, so that when you create a character you can have a reasonable expectation of having exclusivity of that niche within your character's venue and certainly within their own tribe, tradition, or clan. This isn't a 100% guarantee of exclusivity, but we do try our best to make sure each of our active player characters are unique.
We don't disclose specific numbers, rather we report what we have a bit too much of or in what areas we are short. STs might also use it to convey a sort of wishlist to the community - letting them know that they need more of a specific type of character for story line purposes, etc.
It's important to us that both the community and new players have their expectations addressed so that everyone is on the same page. So let's just briefly go over what we're looking for in our incoming players and what we offer them.
Who We Are
Our community is made up of a bunch of seasoned players, writers, actors, and staff who are thoughtful about character and who are able to collaborate and improvise with one another in an effort to bring rich and vibrant stories to the Chronicle.
Our views and approach to role playing has a heavy thespian and literary philosophy grounding it. We resemble a theater troupe which keeps the drama on stage and discourages drama off stage.
We enjoy stories with a focus on personal horror, rather than over the top comic book sagas.
What We’re Looking For
We are always looking for intelligent and creative individuals who are able to think deeply about character and go beyond the average collection of dots to deliver a more compelling addition to the cast.
Our community is comprised of mature adults who understand offline obligations and who also understand online commitments to one another. We are looking for responsible RP partners that are respectful and appreciate the investment of other players in story and character development. Flakes are not tolerated, but we understand the need for balance and appreciate those who are considerate enough to give notice when an absence is required.
The ideal troupe member would be a self-starter who can work independently without the need of constant ST attention. Players who have a good instinct for story and character who can hit the ground running and aren’t afraid to jump in with other players tend to thrive in our community.
A willingness to respect mechanics as an impartial guide to plot twists and character development is always helpful.
A good mind’s eye or willingness to research the setting and current conditions within a scene is also desirable as it helps keep the setting and scene believable.
If you’re the type of roleplayer, writer, or actor who enjoys daydreaming about character, able to apply a Method approach to getting in character, thoughtful about character motivation, understand the importance of researching a role, and are intrigued by the opportunity to delve deeply into the psychology of supernatural creatures and the humans that surround them, then you may find that World of Darkness: Gotham is a good fit.
If you still have questions after reading the wiki, place a post in the Poke a ST forum. Please do not FPM.
What We Offer
We offer a community comprised of mature players who appreciate well thought out characters and that have a love for IC drama and a good sense of story. Each of them has gone through a rigorous sanctioning process that involves collaboration with a ST to ensure that their characters will be interesting and compelling to role play with.
We have a strong sense of the Chronicle’s mood and theme which we preserve vigorously for all to enjoy. Over the top antics and obnoxious joke characters are not part of the daily fare. Therefore, we offer an immersive World of Darkness experience which is believable and filled with compelling storylines driven by both the players and STs.
We keep the spotlight on our player characters rather than on NPCs. Stories deal with their ambitions, motivations, and development giving players the opportunity to connect with their characters and the setting on a level that is meaningful to them.
We have a team of seasoned STs and powerful tools to communicate with them so that your character can enjoy ongoing growth and development in a consistent fashion. Our Character Dossier allows for timely updates to character sheets and keeps a record for you and the STs of all changes made so that you can track your character’s progress and maintain a complete record for your convenience in one centralized location.
We understand that great stories thrive on literary conflict. Plotting and maneuvering your character within the setting is nurtured by ST guidance rather than discouraged. STs are there to help facilitate behind the scenes activities so that metagaming and even unintentional metagaming is minimized.
No matter how big or small, we allow for player characters to have a meaningful and lasting impact on the wider Chronicle. This is not only allowed, but encouraged by our STs. From the most common mortal to the most powerful supernatural, all player characters are treated the same and have the same opportunity to make their mark on the Chronicle’s stories.
While we don’t facilitate titles for player characters, they can still enjoy being a power behind the throne as it were and enjoy heaps of influence within the game if that is their character’s ambition.
We have a stable platform with which to get your RP on. World of Darkness: Gotham has been delivering that platform since 2011 without a single service interruption due to admin shenanigans. Our staff is comprised of stable, adult and mature individuals. We have jobs and the bills are paid. We respect our player base and understand the commitment players make to their characters. Therefore, you can be assured that our chat will always be there so you can invest the creative and emotional energy that is required of exceptional role players without fearing if the chat will be there over the long term.
Restricted Characters Requirements
So You Wanna Build a Snowman?
We do not enable snowflakes in WoDG.
The policies, rules, guidelines, and enforcement of those rules and guidelines applies to everyone equally. This includes character creation rules. Don't start off on the wrong foot and ask to be the exception.
All players seeking to play restricted characters are expected to be experienced in their given venue and willing to do the research required if they are unfamiliar with the particular tribe, clan, or breed. They must also have an existing proven track record of reliability and RP in WoDG. We do not offer restricted characters to players brand new to our community. No exceptions.
To petition to play a restricted character type please send a Poke to the STs.
Restricted Character types are:
- Any Garou not of the Bone Gnawer or Glass Walker tribe
STs may at any time reject a proposal if the player applying for a restricted character type demonstrates an inability to maintain the required activity level or if they have demonstrated an inability to research their role. Moreover, preferences for restricted character types will go to players who have already demonstrated a solid commitment to the community and who have maintained an activity level appropriate for a restricted character.
Vampire ST Wishlist
People with imagination who understand what a vampire is and have an appreciation of the HORROR genre and acting who can also share a stage with their fellow actors.
Vampire ST Absolute Peeve
Vampire ST Other Character Notes
Right now we have a surplus of Private Detective concepts floating about. Please do not submit another. --Thing 1 05:12, 18 August 2016 (EDT)
Tremere are rare in WoDG due to story events and therefore are limited. Players who wish to play them, must be active players and experienced with the clan. Anyone playing a Tremere is subject to our Inactivity Policy (Item #6). We require Tremere applicants to have a proven track record of steady participation in the community. We have to know for a fact that you're not a flake. Therefore, they are not a clan that is available to new players of the community. Novices with Tremere are allowed to seek a Tremere slot, but they are responsible for knowing the rigid structure of the clan and how it works PRIOR TO sanctioning. Those who do not make an effort to educate themselves, will not be given one of these coveted slots. Please refer to the links below.
Required Reading: WoDG's Thaumaturgical Companion
Suggested Reading: Clanbook Tremere: Revised Edition and Second Edition, Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy.
Vampire Clan Waiting Lists
Vampire ST Team
Werewolf ST Wishlist
Mage ST Wishlist
Mortal ST Wishlist