Addition of 9.B. to the Character Regulation Bylaws
As council member of Winchester, Virginia: Sins in the Valley, I propose the following addition, 9. B., to the Character Regulation Bylaws of OWBN:
9. Rare and Unusual
(The R&U Bylaws, Section 9, has been made into its own Bylaw document, per the 12/18/08 vote.)
A. All characters, PC or NPC, be they played or portrayed by player, chronicle or Coordinator, must comply with the Rare and Unusual Bylaw Document.
B. All characters of R&U classification, PC or NPC, following approval, must be logged with the Archivist.
In order to maintain consistency, the following changes will also be made to the R&U Bylaws:
2. Classifications of Rare & Unusual Categories
A. Genre Coordinators may propose a category assignment or re-assignment for any element type that is not well captured by these guidelines.
B. Restrictions and Definitions of the Classification Categories:
1. PC: Majority Vote, NPC: Majority Vote and logged with the Archivist
a. All characters published in White Wolf books.
b. Historical figures, real-life persons.
c. Fictional personas used as character concepts (ex: Caine, Vlad â€œDraculaâ€ Tepes, the vampire Lestat, former President Bill Clinton, Sir Lancelot, wrestling person â€œThe Rockâ€, etc.)
ii. Very Rare:
1. PC: 2/3 Majority Vote, NPC: Simple Majority Vote and logged with the Archivist
a. Characters of very small groups in the World of Darkness.
b. Creatures of very extreme power levels.
1. PC: Majority Vote, NPC: Notification to Council and logged with the Archivist
a. Includes characters of small groups and bloodlines
b. Characters of a power level where free inter-game interaction could become a concern.
c. Characters of types considered fringe to a main genre.
Reason: As R&U classifications shift, it would make sense to keep record of all characters that have been approved, not just some of them, as is currently required by the rules.
Winchester, Virginia CM