[Genre Proposal] R&U Clarification and Separation: Former/Dead PC Wraiths
This is a proposal under Coordinator Bylaws 3.C.iii as a binding genre document for One World by Night. It requires no second and goes immediately to discussion. If no opposition is voiced during the week of discussion, the proposal is considered passed and enforceable.
With regards to this:
Under 3C within the Rare and Unusual Bylaws Dead PC Wraiths are listed as Rare , requiring PC Majority Vote and NPCs to be Notified to Council
I propose to relabel and separate the designation of Dead PC Wraiths into two categories in order to remove the ambiguity previously found:
"PC Supernatural to PC Wraith" to replace "Former PC Wraith" in C. Rare
"PC Supernatural to NPC Wraith" to be a new addition under D. Coordinator Approval.
The definition of these shall be defined under:
4. Groupings and Definitions of Types of Rare and Unusual
i. "PC Supernatural to PC Wraith" and "PC Supernatural to NPC Wraith"
1. For purposes of R&U this includes only those PCs that were supernatural creatures prior to death. Vampires, Shape Changers, Fey, et cetera. Quasi-supernatural creatures such as kinfolk or ghouls are not considered to fall into this designation, nor are mortals.
The reason: Supernaturals becoming Wraiths is an rare instance as already noted by R&U. I believe that there should be some control and registry of those former PCs being turned into NPCs as well. I do not seek to stop Storytellers from using wraiths in their storylines, but I would like to ensure that the genre is being maintained and that when wraiths, particularly vampiric, come back that it is not solely to give information to survivors. While revenge is certainly a likely passion for someone who is murdered, this shouldn't be used as a means to circumvent the bylaws in already place.
Also, this bylaw currently has the same rules for a Mortal or Ghoul PC as it does for a Vampire or Garou PC. The examples do not have the same change over rate to Wraith. A mortal, ghoul, or kinfolk is far more likely to become a wraith than a Vampire or Garou and I see no reason to regulate those if their STs feel that it is appropriate.