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Between the 26th of September 2021 and the 31st of October 2021, profits from the sale of the Guide to Playable Characters will be donated to the non-profit organization Le Refuge, which helps LGBTQIA+ people excluded from their family environment find a safe haven, warmth and acceptance. 

"Clans don't Embrace people, people Embrace people!"

Secrets of the Masquerade's guide to playable characters is a full guide meant to help beginners and advanced players alike to think about their player-characters as playable and engaging characters regardless of age, history or setting, with the goal of avoiding harmful caricatures. Be the protagonist of the campaign.

Secrets of the Masquerade – Guide to playable characters is:

• A guide to define a character's traits in a simple and flexible way for a game's purposes;

• A guide to creating a character's purpose, with your fellow players and storyteller;

• A guide for each of the thirteen major clans to create meaningful and relevant concepts for the chronicle;

• A simple way to think about a character's background in terms of personality building;

• A brief explanation of several diversities and how to think about them in a respectful manner; identities, mental illnesses and other diversities are mentioned to be played without fetishizing them, all while observing the oppressive and unfair World;

• A brief definition of each discipline at their core concepts;

• And more!

This book is a high quality pdf with bookmarks and a table of contents for navigation ease. 103 pages long, with brand new, exclusive art for your viewing pleasure. 32000 words. Added Mr Gone's QnA file, which is linked in the document, for ease of access purposes.

Please do not hesitate to rate or review this product, and don't hesitate to comment if you have any questions!

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Sacha T December 07, 2018 12:13 am UTC
Je voudrais savoir si la traduction FR est disponible ? Et si j'achète le supplément maintenant et que la traduction sort plus tard, y aurais-je accès sans payer en + ?
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Secrets of the M December 07, 2018 12:57 am UTC
Pas encore malheureusement, je suis en enfeeeeer :'( et je n'ai même pas eu le temps de commencer pour être honnête! Mais c'est dans les cartons, promis.
Pour la seconde question, la VF sera mise à disposition gratuitement aux clients ayant acheté le produit: en gros une fois la VF faite, je la rajouterai à ce produit, sans remplacer la VE (du coup anciens et nouveaux clients pourront DL les deux versions).
La description et fiche produit seront alors dans les deux langues avec deux fichiers du style "guide to playable characters.pdf" et "guide des personnages jouables.pdf".
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Secrets of the M July 18, 2018 1:12 pm UTC
There's a review by It's More than Just Gaming right here:
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Laurent D July 17, 2018 1:57 pm UTC
I know many french players which would enjoy to read such a book around the background and how to think outside the box.
Maybe we will see this masterpiece updated right after the v5 hits the streets (and with a roll full of successes, we could even expect it in french ;-).

Keep the good work comin' tho !
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Secrets of the M July 17, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
Bon bon d'accord, je vais traduire la bête XD

I can't update it to V5 because V5 probably won't be available for Vault creations, at least for a little while, but considering I'm treating of general concepts and not poking at the mechanics or the specific lore, it might be useful anyway :)
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Arby S July 13, 2018 1:12 am UTC
An excellent guide for those who want insight on how to build interesting, multi-faceted characters that are open to development and completely viable to be used in an RPG.
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DSC Tabletop Gaming Club _ May 31, 2018 7:03 pm UTC
An amazing book, that gives insight into how a character should be developed. Strongly recommended for new players and old players alike.
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Secrets of the M June 03, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Thanks! I hope it's going to be useful out there :)
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