[Proposal] Change to character bylaws: Innate Magical Ability
As council member for Caught in Eternal Twilight (Edwardsville, IL) I, Christian Luetkemeyer, hereby propose this change to the bylaws.
I propose the addition of the following:
- Merits and Flaws
- Dark Blooding - PC: Coordinator Approval - NPC: Coordinator Approval - Coordinator: Salubri
- Innate Magical Ability - PC: Coordinator Approval - NPC: ST Approval - Coordinator: Sabbat
- Custom Content
- Custom Demon the Fallen Lores, and Fallen Rituals - PC: Coordinator Approval - NPC: Coordinator Approval - Coordinator Demon
- Uses of the Innate magical ability are considered custom merit content and fall under the custom content rules. Instances of its usage must be uploaded to the custom content database as a custom merit.
Innate magical ability has been used in obscene ways. I learned this morning that it has been used to get spheres. It gives vampires teleport. It lets STs let players do whatever they want.
There needs to be some transparency. When players can run roughshod over the rarity rules, balance concepts, and canon expectations with broken powers, nobody wins.
As written, there will be NO grandfathering. This is not to take everyone's toys away. REASONABLE uses of the merit will be re-approved and those players and STs will be on their merry way. Grandfathering, however, would give by-law approval for any reported jank, and that's not acceptable. If someone came and said "I have this ascendant level discipline copied as an innate magical ability", we would have to approve it in the system if there were grandfathering allowed. SO... instead, we will re-approve.