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Banned and Limited Character Types

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There are four types of limits we use in this game: Semi-Limited, Limited, Temporarily Closed, and Banned.
  • Semi-Limited: These types of characters are allowed, but will come with a caveat of some kind. More than likely, these types of characters, due to ongoing plot reasons, will have special rules attached to them, or will come with certain expectations we have for how they will fit into the game's plot. No, we won't railroad you into playing them a certain way, but we also don't want you playing blind, and ending up with a nasty surprise later on because you weren't aware of something going on in the game's metaplot, for example.
  • Limited: These types of characters will require a talk with storytellers. For whatever reason, these types of characters are either considered kill-on-sight to a majority of players, their faction is seen as an enemy, or they just plain won't fit into the game's setting as of yet. If you truly have your heart set on playing a character like this, we can possibly work something out, but don't get your hopes up, and if we do end up saying yes, be advised that you are effectively playing on hard mode. Needless to say, if you're a trusted, active player in this game who has also demonstrated that you know your lore, we'll be more likely to give you a chance to do play one of these.
  • Temporarily Closed: We are not accepting sheets for these types of characters at this time. We will probably reopen them later. More often than not, there's just too many of these types of characters in the game, and for the sake of game balance and diversity, they're on hold. Far less commonly, it's for plot reasons. Please don't ask us when they'll be reopened; we promise, you'll be the first to know when they are.
  • Banned: We're not accepting these types of characters until further notice, period. Don't even ask, because the answer will be no.
CLOSED SPLATS: Mage (Overpopulation), Vampire & Werewolf (Splat restructuring, new STs needed)



Vampire
Semi-Limited:
  • Lasombra Antitribu: The Sabbat have a very bad reputation in Starke, and for good reason. We have had Lasombra antitribu in the past and Camarilla Lasombra are very much an established thing in WoD, but just be warned that you're going to have to work extra hard to earn the trust of others.
  • Independent Clans (Giovanni, Assamites, Ravnos): Starke and Jacksonville are Camarilla territory. Even the Anarchs have a near-nonexistent presence. If you're going to play one of these, be ready to at least pay lipservice to the local Camarilla hierarchy, and do not be surprised if you're met with suspicion and mistrust.
Limited:
  • Anarchs: Make sure you know exactly what you’re doing and what you’re getting yourself into if you want to play them. While not even close to having the kind of reputation that the Sabbat have, the Camarilla will not respond well to Anarchs trying to set up shop in their territory and potentially ruining what has otherwise been a good thing going for them. If you want to play an Anarch, know that you'll quickly make enemies of the Camarilla, the rest of the supernaturals of Starke will all but certainly refuse to get involved, and since the Anarchs will be starting from scratch, the deck will be stacked against them at the beginning. But hey, what else is new for them?
  • Tal'Mahe'Ra/Inconnu: We don't really have them too deeply involved in our plot, but the STs are open to ideas.
  • Salubri: Warrior Caste only, due to the Healer Caste being so rare. Do not let the Tremere find out what you really are. Not even the Prince will be able to protect you if they do.
  • Followers of Set (Antitribu): Really sell us on this. Followers of Set in general are severely mistrusted, and the Amenti consider them kill-on-sight. Failure to be able to convince them that you aren't actually following Set will result in a rather messy early retirement.
  • Other Rare Bloodlines (including Laibon): Will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. We know a good plot hook when we hear one, so if you think you have a good idea, pitch it to us.
Temporarily Closed:
  • N/A
Banned:
  • Cappodocians: They're extinct. They no longer exist. End of discussion.
  • Healer Salubri: There are only seven of these in the world, and you aren't one of them.
  • Kuei-Jin: Their mechanics are an outdated mess, and they're considered kill-on-sight for the Wu'Tian. No amount of cross-splat will change that, so to avoid a PVP mess and have to deal with their crazy mechanics, they're banned.
  • Sabbat: The Sabbat, for in-game plot reasons, have an absolutely atrocious reputation in this game, and would be considered kill-on-sight to pretty much everyone else.
  • Followers of Set: Main Clan are banned as the Amenti consider them kill-on-sight, and no Prince is going to stick their neck out for a Serpent of all things. There are simply too many Amenti in the game right now to allow Followers of Set and expect it to turn into anything other than a PVP bloodbath.
  • Baali: Yes, we know, there are literal demons in this game. The Fallen have been around long enough for other supernaturals to know that they are entirely different entities than other 'types' of demons. Low-Torment Fallen aren't stupid and know exactly what 'typical' Infernalists are like, and the Infernal Court has little patience for a potential liability, of which the Baali are definitely one, given that the Infernal Court shares Jacksonville with the Camarilla.
  • True Brujah: No Temporis. No. Nada. Zero. We're not going there. And before you ask, no, you can't use the Time Sphere as a Mage to do the same thing.
Werewolf
Semi-Limited:
  • Metis: Also called Mules derisively, playing a metis WILL subject your character to IC abuse by some NPCs should they step out of line and is not for the faint of heart. It is not so bad that Metis are unplayable, just know that Metis are not treated fairly in the Nation as a whole. Yes the Sept leaders are fairer than, say, a Fianna sept would be, but what is "fairer" when it's really just degrees of unfairness? By playing a metis you understand that this is Garou on Hard Mode. In Character you might get unfairly punished or punished more harshly. If you play a metis and find that it is not your cup of tea, let the STs know.
Limited:
  • Kitsune: They're virtually non-existent in this part of the world. Be prepared to have a very good reason as to why they would be here at all, and more importantly, why they would be accepted by the local septs.
  • Hakken: Same deal. Why are they in Starke, Florida, when they're almost never seen outside of Japan? Give us a legitimate reason, one that shows us that you know your lore, and we'll consider it.
  • Stargazers: The Tribe has left the Garou Nation to join the Beast Courts in Asia. However, if you can understand that situation and play to it in addition to an excellent backstory, you might be allowed to play one.
  • Wendigo: Their inherent animosity to a large majority of the population of the area makes this a tough sell. They're not as bad as the red talons so this tribe is only limited for now.
  • Rokea: It should go without saying that if you decide to play one, you're going to be a Betweener, but even then, you also need an exceptional application.
  • Ratkin: The Army of the Wyld. Why they are here? Because they, in more than a few cases, are extremists and don't fear utilizing their so called "asymmetric warfare", better known as terrorism.
  • "Special" Kinfolk: While Kinfolk are of course allowed to be played in this game, what we mean by 'special' Kinfolk are Kinfolk who also know Hedge Magick, have Gnosis or True Faith or Numina, etc. Such Kinfolk are exceptionally rare in the World of Darkness, and the in-game Sept already has several of them. Any more, and the Garou Nation - or worse, the Black Spiral Dancers  or Pentex - will start to take notice. As such, we've decided not to ban them outright, but add them to 'Limited.' If you want to make another one of these, you really need to wow us with the concept and not just want to play one for the 'kewl powerz.'
  • Lost Kinfolk: This is a royal headache for STs. We'd like to see proof you know your lore before allowing a Lost Kinfolk concept in play.
Temporarily Closed:
  • Lupus Anything: The Lupus Breed is dying, we're capped out on Lupus right now
  • Kitsune - Closed until further notice
  • Silver Fang and Get of Fenris: There are just too many in the area right now compared to other tribes.

Banned:
  • Balam, Celican, Khan and Simba Bastet: They're either already considered defunct or just too violently xenophobic to fit into the game. 
  • Black Spiral Dancers/Skindancers: They're kill-on-sight for the entire game, no exceptions.
  • Nagah: They operate in packs of 2 or 3, without exception. If they're here in Starke, it's because they're here on a mission, and that means we'd necessarily have to make brand new NPCs, and that's just a logistical nightmare that we don't want to deal with.
  • Ananasi: ST fiat.
  • Red Talons: Their hostility to all non-Garou - including mundane humans - makes them ill-suited to this setting.
  • Homid Rokea: Betweeners are possible, but Homid breed on top of that is a mess neither you, nor we, want to deal with. 
  • Anything from Rage Across the Heavens is banned
  • Hengeyokai: With the current pcs in play, adding this system is a lot of logistical hassle we just don't want to deal with right now
  • Ajaba: Seeing one outside of Africa is already like seeing a leprechaun riding a unicorn while drinking from the Holy Grail. Seeing one in Starke, Florida just breaks all willing suspension of disbelief.
Mage
Semi-Limited:
  • N/A.
Limited:
  • Void Engineers: Their... unique relationship to the rest of the Technocratic Union makes them a possibility, but have a good cover story ready for when you show up, because a lot of mages will not be happy about it, even if they're not (immediately) hostile.
Temporarily Closed:
  • Void Engineers: Closed due to in-character reasons for now.
Banned:
  • Marauders: Way too difficult to work into the game with our current mechanics.
  • Other Technocrats: Syndicate, Iteration X, the New World Order, and the Progenitors, while not being a monolith, don't have the unique circumstances attached that the Void Engineers do, and their extreme xenophobia toward other supernaturals just makes them unworkable in this setting, at least for the foreseeable future.
  • Nephandi: Almost nothing in the entire World of Darkness is more kill-on-sight than they are.
Changeling
Semi-Limited:
  • N/A.
Limited:
  • Nunnehi: Their mechanics and lore differ heavily from their European equivalents, so please show us that you know these and are capable of playing them correctly.
  • Menehune: Extremely rare in this part of the world, and they tend to shun technology and civilization in general, so please show us that you know your lore and your history, and can provide a reason for why they would be here.
  • Hsien: See above. They're almost never seen outside of the Middle Kingdom, so again, show us that you know your lore and your history, and can provide a valid reason as to why they're in Starke, Florida of all places.
Temporarily Closed:
  • N/A.
Banned:
  • Inanimae: Way too difficult to properly integrate into the game, given that they almost never interact with anybody but themselves, and what little interactions they do have with others are rarely the good kind.
  • Thallain: Would be an utter nightmare for the STs, and you probably wouldn't have very many opportunities to interact with other characters anyway, at least not in any way that doesn't end in immediate violence.
  • Dauntain: See above.
Mummy
Semi-Limited:
  • N/A.
Limited:
  • Caibri: Their mechanics are notoriously difficult even by WoD standards. We won't try to stop you if you want to play one, but speak with Glyff (the Mummy ST) first so that you know what to expect.
Temporarily Closed:
  • N/A.
Banned:
  • Shuankh-sen: Beholden to nobody and nothing except themselves, which has earned them a fairly bad reputation amongst the Reborn. Allowing them would be a nightmare for the STs, given how many Reborn would want their head on a plate, and not without reason.
Demon
Semi-Limited:
  • Raveners: They're allowed, but be forewarned that the current makeup of the Infernal Court will not hold much sympathy for you or your goals, and if you go around telling other types of supernaturals that you want to destroy all of creation, well...
Limited:
  • Earthbound: I'm very tempted to just ban them outright. Aside from their mechanics being very difficult to integrate with the game, the Earthbound are inherently monstrous and unspeakably evil, but I guess if a player can come up with a very, very good justification for how it could work, I'm willing to hear them out. After all, it is technically possible for a player character to become one in certain circumstances.
Temporarily Closed:
  • N/A.
Banned:
  • Angels (Heavenly Host): No. Just, no. Really, this should go without saying, but I know someone will ask if I don't put it here.

Hunter
Semi-Limited:
  • N/A.
Limited:
  • Demon Hunter X: A previous ST allowed them into the game, but any further character from this splat will require a serious talk with the Hunter ST, so that the player can demonstrate knowledge both of the lore and what will be expected of them.
Temporarily Closed:
  • N/A.
Banned:
  • Wayward: Even by Hunter standards, they're homicidal maniacs. They don't care about collateral damage and view all supernaturals, no matter how virtuous, as evil monsters worthy only of extermination. We tried allowing them in the past, and it turned into a PVP-fest when a Wayward inevitably went too far, which is something we do not want to repeat.
Wraith
Semi-Limited:
  • N/A.

Limited:
  • Risen: Risen require a whole different style of play than normal Wraiths. Show us that you know the mechanics and accept the challenges involved.
  • Orpheus: Orpheus play entirely differently than 'normal' Wraiths, get with the ST before submitting your sheet so that you know what to expect.
Temporarily Closed:
  • N/A.
Banned:
  • Spectres: Banned because their inherent hostility to... well... everything makes them ill-suited to a game like this.



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