I've been playing some Vampire: the Masquerade, and it's struck me that there seems to be a paucity of online tools to aid Storytellers. To make things easier for myself and for anyone else who might find it helpful, I've employed Spwack's html table tool to make some easy random generators.
First, a PC generator. It includes all the Camarilla and Sabat clans from the core rulebook, with page references. I did not exercise any influence on the distribution of points, except that I made it impossible to spread out abilities beyond what I can imagine players wanting to do. Merits and Flaws are included in their own separate generator, and always balance each other out, which you can tweak as desired.
Next, the immortal relationship generator, to characterize the centuries-long personal history of vampires and other undying beings. To establish a relationship, designate two characters and hit the generate button. If they've been around for only a few decades, use "modern nights" to establish the two main events in their relationship and how they feel about it. For characters of an age typical of older vampires, include later entries. For example, the relationship between two 8th generation vampires would include the 8th, 9th, and all later generations through modern nights. If they are wise, they consider the entirety of their history in deciding how to feel about each other. Otherwise, they use knowledge picked up in ancient times but are only motivated by events of modern nights.
To aid in brainstorming, a vampire scheme generator. Decide whose scheme it is and who their target is, then hit the generate button to get the broad strokes of a plan to deploy against their victim.
This last one is probably only useful to me. It's a random encounter table for when the vampires of my chronicle go wandering the streets of Chicago.
The lack of ketchup is the greatest travesty of the VtM universeReplyDelete
I've got bad news about our universe's Chicago...Delete
Oh man I heard something about a fire are they all okay down thereDelete
Oh man nice job with the formatting in the character generator! How did you find that to work with?ReplyDelete
You must be copying me; I said "oh man" to preface my comment first. All other accounts are defamation and slanderDelete
It was all fairly straightforward. Usually the disciplines don't get listed right next to the clan, but that was the simplest way to do it, since your starting disciplines are based on clan. For a while I considered how to integrate the freebies into the rest of the sheet, but as you can see I had to just list them at the end. VtM has you decide which trio of abilities is primary, secondary, and tertiary and assign different point totals to each, which turned out to be easy to replicate.Delete