Background Explanations

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On this page you will find an explanation of what values we attribute to different backgrounds. These are standradized no matter what sphere you are in.

Allies

Allies are individuals (be they animal, spirit, supernatural or otherwise) that do not work for you. These individuals could be friends, companions, lovers, relatives, or loyal through an organization (employee). They are not always available, and sometimes they will need coaxing or cajoling. They may be willing to utilize their stats, including their backgrounds, to help you but never to their own detriment. Staffers will always control the big decisions that allies make. Some staffers build your allies for you, others will allow you to make your own, please speak to your staffer. Your allies can be called upon by other PCs. They can be subverted, lied to, or killed.

This background can be purchased multiple times and can be purchased up to 5 each time it is purchased.

1 Dot gets you a mortal with base stats
2 dots gets you 2 mortals, 1 mortal with 75 XP, or 1 supernatural with base stats
3 dots gets you 3 mortals with base stats, 1 mortal and 1 supernatural with base stats, or 1 supernatural with 75 XP, or 1 mortal with 150 XP
Etc.

Influence

Resources

Resources are not just cash items, they are a reflection of the value of all the goods that you own and control. These assets can be cash, investments, property, businesses, criminal infrastructure, contraband, even taxes or tithes. There is not always a dollar value that we will place on what Resources 3 or 5 means.

No resources, doesn’t mean you have nothing. You have clothes, likely a phone, you may live with someone with more resources or you are homeless, living in a box, under an overpass or maybe out of your beat up car.

Each dot represents a little more. While we have values, Staff will use good judgement both for the game and the stories told here. In the real world, with enough money you can probably buy just about anything, the game world will have limits. You allowance does not roll over.

Resources 0: you have $15 per IC month for story needed items
Resources 1: you have $100 per IC month for story needed items
Resources 2: You have $500 per IC month for story needed items
Resources 3: You have $1000 per IC month for story needed items
Resources 4: You have $5000 per IC month for story needed items
Resources 5: You have $15000 per IC month for story needed items

Retainers

Retainers are individuals (be they animal, spirit, supernatural or otherwise) that work for you in some capacity and are very loyal. These individuals could be close friends, servants, close family or otherwise for some reason fiercely loyal. They are often, but not always available, and rarely they will need coaxing or cajoling: in many cases retainers will be willing to die for you. They Are willing to utilize their stats, including their backgrounds, to help you even to their own detriment. Staffers will always control the big decisions that retainer make. Some staffers build your retainers for you, others will allow you to make your own, please speak to your staffer. Your retainers can be called upon by other PCs. They can be manipulated, lied to, or killed.

This background can be purchased multiple times and can be purchased up to 5 each time it is purchased.

1 Dot gets you a mortal with base stats
2 dots gets you 2 mortals, 1 mortal with 75 XP, or 1 supernatural with base stats
3 dots gets you 3 mortals with base stats, 1 mortal and 1 supernatural with base stats, or 1 supernatural with 75 XP, or 1 mortal with 150 XP
Etc.