Character Generation/Kuei-jin

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Choose concept, Chi Balance, Direction, Dharma, Nature, P'o Nature, Demeanor, Wu, Court, Cause of Death

Compare your Yin and Yang virtues Chi Balance
Yin is 3+ higher Yin Imbalanced
Yin is 2 higher Yin
Yin is 1 higher Balanced
Equal Balanced
Yang is 1 higher Balanced
Yang is 2 higher Yang
Yang is 3+ higher Yang Imbalanced

If Chi Balance is imbalanced, then pick a derangement (KotE 139)

Direction: North, West, Center, South, East

Dharma:

  • P'o (The Howl of the Devil-Tiger)
  • Hun (The Way of the Resplendent Crane)
  • Yin (The Song of the Shadow, aka Bone Flowers)
  • Balance (The Path of a Thousand Whispers)
  • Yang (The Dance of the Thrashing Dragon)

P'o Nature: Bandit, Barbarian, Deceiver, Demon, Fool, Legalist, Monkey, Slave

Stat Baseline Freebies per additional dot
Attributes 1 in each + 7/5/3 5
Abilities 13/9/5 2 (see '+rules kuei-jin' for Martial Arts house rules)
Disciplines 3 (including at least 1 Demon Art) 10
Backgrounds 5 1
Chi Virtues (Yin, Yang) 1 in each + 4 3 (Yin + Yang cannot exceed 10)
Hun 1 3 (this does raise Willpower)
P'o 3 1 (Hun + P'o cannot exceed 10)
Willpower equal to Hun (including freebies) 1 (must end up at 5+)
Dharma Rating 1
Yin Chi starts equal to Yin
Yang Chi starts equal to Yang
Demon Chi starts equal to P'o
Freebies 15

Disciplines:

  • Demon Arts cannot exceed P'o (not that you have that many freebies in any case)

Backgrounds:

  • Includes Horoscope, Jade Talisman, Artifact, Nushi, Rites
  • Generation and Status are disallowed

Disallowed merits:

  • Berserker, Dual Nature, True Faith, Misplaced Heart, Efficient Digestion, Ghoul (duh)
  • Eat Food (all Kuei-jin effectively have this)
  • Baby Face (all Yang Kuei-jin effectively have this, all Yin Kuei-jin are incapable of this)
  • Unbondable (all Kuei-jin are already immune to the Blood Bond)

Disallowed flaws: Light Sensitive, Selective Digestion, Thin-Blooded