[Proposal] Addition to changeling R&U

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 05-Jun-2015 11:55PM EDT
Closing: 13-Jun-2015 11:55PM EDT


Per the Coordinator Bylaws 3Ciii. "Genre Coordinators must pass before Council any plot, enforced policy, R&U named characters, or binding edict they wish to use which they can reasonably expect to affect multiple chronicles and these proposals need not be seconded, but go immediately into discussion.  I propose the following be added to the OWbN R&U Blylaws.

 
 To move the following R&U 
  
 1.3.H.v  
 
  Chronos Art
  Naming Art
 
From Uncommon to
 
 
 
   Chronos Art
   Naming Art
 
  Unusual
 
 
 
Rationale: These arts are, by genre, rare secrets known to very few changelings (and, even then, primarily sidhe sorcerers). This alone warrants a bit more oversight than simple coordinator notify. Further, these powers have a high potential to alter game balance. The final level of Chronos is capable of effectively red-lining character death and reverting entire combats. Given the scope of some event games, this would involve logistical nightmares of an extreme nature. Naming also carries significant potential for game-balance and abuse, capable of largely altering mostly anything into mostly anything else (including, say, changing a vampire from one clan to another or altering creature types). This type of power, again, is not the sort I feel should be left unregulated.
 
It's been stated a few times that there is a fear of changelings becoming the "new mages" in terms of people abusing their more out-there mechanics. I would like to put some protections in place to assure that the modest rise in the population of changelings does not lead to unpleasant things for the genres they accent. 
 
I would like for there to be no Grandfathering in this regard. Changelings are a small enough population that all cases of PCs possessing this art can be reviewed and approved if appropriate. STs would have 30 days to submit any PCs with either of these powers.

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