New Server!

I have moved all of our stuff over to a new server.  I think everything is functioning as required, but if you find any glitches, let me know ASAP.

I’ll be porting the email over soon as well, but that shouldn’t affect anyone, since you’re all forwarded. :)

Thanks!
Debi

OWoD Forums moved to MESDallas.com

I know it was a little confusing to have the NWoD and OWoD forums on different sites, so now, they are both located here.

http://www.mesdallas.com/OWoDForums – Masquerade Cam/Anarch
http://www.mesdallas.com/NWoDForums – Requiem / Accord

I also updated Tapatalk so you can use the app from your smartphone. Search for MESDallas and there are two options, the green one is OWoD and the blue one is NWoD. :)

Have fun!

New Prestige Categories

The following list is taken directly from the 2013 Membership Handbook and will be used as the guideline for local (General) prestige.  Please get familiar with the NEW Handbook and feel free to ask any questions that may arise.

Administration – (Up to 80 per month)

  • Serving as a primary coordinator or assistant (Up to 50 prestige per position
  • Serving as a primary storyteller or assistant (Up to 50 prestige per position)

Non-Administrative Game Support (Up to 50 per month)

  • Providing a game site
  • Securing a new game site
  • Submitting a complete plot (comes from ST prestige budget)
  • Portraying non-player characters (comes from ST prestige budget)
  • Creating an in-character newspaper (or doing game articles in a real-life newsletter)
  • Moderating a sanctioned IC email list
  • Serving as an IRC operator
  • Creating or updating a website
  • Donating materials needed for game
  • Attending an organizational meeting not required by an office
  • Providing lodging to players after an event (counts as 1 hour)
  • Other similar tasks

Social/Non-Game Support (Up to 50 per month)

  • Creating or updating a website
  • Securing a site for an event
  • Organizing social events for 5 or more members
  • Producing a newsletter
  • Recruiting a new member
  • Philanthropic donations of time, goods or money (per drive, per month)
  • Establishing a new chapter
  • Creating a recruitment flyer
  • Donations of materials to the club
  • Attend a meeting as general member (maximum 1 hour)
  • Transporting a member long distance (over an hour) to the game or social event without reimbursement
  • Other similar tasks

NOTE: Donating blood or supporting a blood drive is an exception to time-based prestige
and is worth 25 prestige points.

Accord Character Creation Guide

Hey guys,

I figured I would follow Jonathan’s standard and give you guys a head’s up on character creation for the Accord venue.

1. All characters get 20xp/MC +30xp at creation.

2. The Accord CCD is different from the other nWOD ones, so fill it out for a free 10XP at creation. Download the Character Creation Document

3. Choose between one of the following venues to play an awesome character in the combined nWOD game. Mage, Changeling, Vampire, Promethean, Geist, Changing Breeds. You can also be one of these greater templates from the following books – Possessed (Inferno), Purified (Immortals).

You can be a normal mortal with the following lesser templates as well; Dampyr, Fae-Touched, Ghouls, Hunters (Tier 3), Proximi, Psychics, Thaumaturges, Wolf-blooded
Lesser templates are built as Hunters from Vigil and have access to Hunter Professions, merits, and organizations unless otherwise restricted. All of these except Proximi and Ghouls can be up to Tier 2 Hunters. A mortal without a template can be a Tier 3 Hunter.

4. Addendums and information for the venue you have chosen can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/mesaccord/docs/addendum
Check out the Universal Addendum and the Addendum for the venue your character is being made from. If you want to play one of the templates out of random books; Possessed, Purified, or many other lesser templates, look at the Combined Addendum.

5. Calculating base RQ. Once you have completed your character creation, follow this link to calculate the character’s base RQ. http://endlessinquiry.com/weird/rq.html
I want an average of 60 RQ for characters. You only need to concern yourself if you fall above that number. If your character calculates above 120, you will need to reconsider the character, as I will not permit a character more than 2x the base average I have set for the game.

6. If you are concerned about where politics may play a part in the Accord venue, check out these documents about cell structure and cell politics to give you an idea.

7. Put your character into the DB. I submitted the Accord VSS for approval today, but there is a place-holder there that Robert set up for us to get our characters ready for the start of game. I need each and every character to be in the database so that I can accurately calculate our base RQ.

8. Success!

Thanks!

Danielle

 

Requiem Character Creation Cheat Sheet

Internet Resources:

Step One: Character Concept

This is the first building block of your character. Summarize your concept in a few words, or a phrase. Imagine you had to quickly describe your character to another – how would you do it?

Step Two – Seven: Character Creation Process

  • Select Attributes (5/4/3)
  • Select Skills (11/7/4)
  • Select Skill Specialties (Choose three – remember these are from your mortal life!)
  • Add Vampire Template: Choose Clan and Covenant, Choose Conspiracy (if any)
  • Select Favored Attribute bonus dot (see VTR:92)
  • Determine Blood Potency (begins at 1, but may spend Merits or XP to increase)
  • Choose Disciplines (3 dots, 2 must be from Clan Disciplines)
  • Select Merits (7 dots)
  • Determine starting Willpower, Humanity, Virtues/Vices

Step Eight: Mind’s Eye Society Advantages

  • Add 15 XP per MC level you possess (ex. MC5 starts with 75 XP)
  • Add MC Milestones:Apply any XP refunds from MC bonuses (see Addendum for details)
    • MC1 – Gain additional 30 XP. This happens before the other.
    • MC3 – Gain three Skill Specialties. Cannot use to Specialize in a supernatural power.
    • MC6 – Gain one (or raise one) Merit at 3 dots, after all XP is spent. No fighting styles, Character Creation only merits, or Power Stats can be chosen.
    • MC9 – Gain one (or raise one) Skill at 3 dots, after all XP is spent.
    • MC12 – Raise one Attribute to 3 dots, after all XP is spent
    • MC14 – Starting base Blood Potency is raised to 2
  • Gain 1 dot of Cadence (More can be gained by gaining City Status in play!)
  • Gain the Masquerade Advantage: Choose an innate aspect of your character, representing how they interact with humans. Gain two Asset Skills. Each Skill only costs x2 to learn, instead of x3. Gain one free Specialty in one of these Asset Skills. See Danse Macabre (p. 41-42) for details, and complete the Traditional Civility document for more perks!
    • Artist (Crafts, Expression)
    • Criminal (Larceny, Streetwise)
    • Executive (Politics, Persuasion)
    • Guru (Academics, Persuasion)
    • Healer (Empathy, Medicine)
    • Junkie (Streetwise, Survival)
    • Investigator (Investigate, Persuasion)
    • Scholar (Academics, Science)
    • Socialite (Persuasion, Socialize)
    • Youth (Athletics, Subterfuge)
  • Gain the Requiem Advantage: Choose an innate aspect of your character, representing their role in Kindred society. Gain an Asset Discipline. Learn the discipline at x4 for In-Clan/Bloodline, x5 for Shadow Cult, x6 for out-of-clan. See Danse Macabre (p.42-43) for details, and complete the Traditional Civility document for more perks! Check for the 50% Rule: No more than 50% of your XP can be spent on a single category, including: Attributes, Skills, Merits, Blood Potency, Morality, Disciplines, Devotions, Ritual Disciplines (Theban and Cruac only, including rituals)
    • Courtesan (Majesty)
    • Enforcer (Protean)
    • Horror (Nightmare)
    • Manipulator (Dominate)
    • Martyr (Obfuscate)
    • Nomad (Animalism)
    • Magus (Auspex)
  • Put your character sheet on the Approvals Database! http://legacy.mindseyesociety.org/approvals_new/app_main.php

03/31/2013 – Domain Meeting Minutes

Domain Meeting:

  • General Welcome
  • DC – Debi Hodges
    • New Positions Available in DC Office
      • ADC Admin – Cortney Mills
      • ADC Check In – Rebecca Bundy
      • ADC Photography – Alex Miller
      • ADC Events – Vacant (Send e-mail to Debi Hodges)
  • New Domain Structure
    • Monthly Fees
      • $5.00 per month of $2.00 per game.
    • Hosts – Minimum Site Standards
      • Clean restrooms
      • Ability to walk/sit comfortably (free of trash and junk)
      • Space to accommodate required number of players
      • Smoking area away from main entrance
    • Players – Site Consideration
      • Player Hygiene – Take a shower on the day of game, wear deodorant, wash your clothes and remember that other people have to smell you.  Please understand that my furniture reeks of BO and stinky person for 2-3 days after games, and this will no longer be tolerated at ANY Dallas game site, if you are not clean, you will be asked to leave.
      • Smoking – Please smoke away from exits and put your butts in an outside receptacle (yes, even a soda can if not at the Hodges) and dispose of receptacle at end of the night.
      • Trash – Please mind your trash and pick up after yourself.  If you spill something, clean up the mess and contact the host.
  • Future Events
  • DST – Robert Hodges
    • New World of Darkness Settings
      • Allies restrictions
      • Domain territory
  • Intro New ST’s to discuss VSS’
    • Requiem
    • The Accord
    • Lost
  • Closing Discussions
    • Website & Forums
    • Open Q&A – Discussions
    • Social Planning for April!!

Domain Meeting on 3/31/2013

If you come to no other meeting this year, come to this one… we will be having a Q&A with the people creating the VSS for next chronicle (Requiem, Accord, and Lost). Also, we will have people available to assist with ordeals, and people available to assist with character creation for the new games. It’s also a great time to build ties and such!

I am hoping to do a potluck dinner, but I need people to actually participate by signing up to bring something… I’ll set up an actual evite soon. :)