Wraith: the Oblivion Rules

 

LAST UPDATED
4
/23/05

 


OVERVIEW


RESTRICTIONS


MAKING A W:tO CHARACTER


BOOKS IN USE


WRAITH THEMED MEDIA


LINKS TO WRAITH RELATED SITES
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Wraith: the Oblivion

 

"What is the terror of death? That we die our work incomplete. What is the joy of life? To die knowing our task is done."

-- Dark Angels Space Marines Battle Litany from "White Dwarf #213" (Warhammer 40K)

 


OVERVIEW:

Description of the Necropolis in DC

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

 

RESTRICTIONS:

The Wraith ST currently has no restrictions on character creation.


MAKING A W:tO CHARACTER

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Some temporary sites for help on Nature & Demeanor 

(These are incomplete but decent enough to help):

http://www.geocities.com/nsc_obt/overviewN_D.html 

http://d.dominodeveloper.net/members/thespiralarms/clubd.nsf/nd?OpenPage 

http://www.homestead.com/autarkis/Archetypes.html


 

 

Concept: There is an actual list of concepts HERE (link under construction). We do realize that some of them may not fit exactly but do the best you can. Concepts are usually a 1-2 word root-level label for who your character is at the core (not in a supernatural sense). Examples might be: Drifter, Intellectual, Party Animal, Politician, Misguided Prophet, Socialite. These are stereotypes and needn't be literal; details would be covered in your background.  

Temp Link containing examples of Concepts:

http://www.virtualsolarsystem.com/venus/ladynightspirit/Concept.htm


 

 

 


 

NB: Specializations (Attributes and/or Abilities) -- If you have a 4 or higher, you may take a specialization in something, but the bonus rerolling ONLY is done when you are using that specific specialization. 

Example, if you have an Appearance of 4 and your specialization is "Sexy", you only get the bonus when you are trying to deliberately be "sexy" in your RP.

 


 

 

Temp Links to use for Merits & Flaws. The VOE one is incomplete and VTM -centric in coverage; the Pen&Paper one doesn't give details but it DOES give the sourcebook for tons of them in every genre so you know what's currently legal and what isn't.

http://www.vampyresofeurope.com/files/play-pack/meritflaws.htm 

http://www.pen-paper.net/wod.php?op=meritindex

http://www.blarg.net/~rain/ats/Merits.html

http://www.blarg.net/~rain/ats/Flaws.html

http://darkstone.udic.net/merits.htm

http://www.darknexus.com/WhiteWolf/merit.html

http://www.darknexus.com/WhiteWolf/flaw.html

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Parc/2606/mf.html

 


 

Temporary Link for Backgrounds (Current List only, no "System"):

http://www.pen-paper.net/wod.php?op=backgrounds

Another temporary Link for BACKGROUNDS (Multi-genre, no System):

http://www.darknexus.com/WhiteWolf/background.html

 

 


 

USEFUL BOOK REFERENCES:

[tba]

 

 

WHO APPROVES YOUR SHEET/WHO IS WRAITH ST?: slander

 

 

 


See my shadow changing, Stretching up and over me.
Soften this old armor. Hoping I can clear the way
By stepping through my shadow, Coming out the other side.
Step into the shadow.

-- "Forty-Six & 2" by Tool

WRAITH SOURCEBOOKS IN USE:

White Wolf #

Title

ISBN #

Content Notes
WW6000 Wraith the Oblivion (1994) ISBN:1-56504-133-X 1st Edition rules. Superceded by WW6600
WW6001   ISBN:  
WW6002 Wraith Storytellers Kit (1994) ISBN:1-56504-168-2 Provides extended information for ST's
WW6003 ISBN: Info not available
WW6004 Love Beyond Death (1994) ISBN:1-56504-611-0 Info not available
WW6005 The Face of Death (1994) ISBN:1-56504-122-4 Info not available
WW6006 The Sea of Shadows (1995) ISBN:1-56504-612-9  Geographical description of the Tempest, new arcanoi arts & info on the inhabitants of the Tempest, including plasmics, and the mythic angelics and demonics
WW6007 Wraith Players Guide (1995) ISBN:1-56504-601-3 Player's Guide
WW6008 The Quick and the Dead (1995) ISBN:1-56504-613-7 Relationships between Wraiths & the living. Introduces Ghost Hunters
WW6009 The Hierarchy (1995) ISBN:1-56504-614-5 Info not available
WW6010 Dark Kindom of Jade (1995) ISBN:1-56504-615-3 Info not available
WW6011 Guildbook: Masquers (1995) ISBN:1-56504-604-8 Info not available
WW6012 Dark Kingdom of Jade Adventures (1995) ISBN:1-56504-617-X Info not available
WW6013 Shadow Player Guide (1997) ISBN:1-56504-602-1 Info not available
WW6014 Ends of Empire (1999) ISBN:1-56504-618-8 Info not available
WW6060 Haunts (1994) ISBN:1-56504-610-2 Info not available
WW6061   ISBN: Info not available
WW6062 ISBN: Info not available
WW6063 The Book of Legions (1998) ISBN:1-56504-652-8 Legions &  obscure machinations of the Deathlords. Organization & history of the armies of the dead, new powers rising in the shadows of Stygia, insight into secret agendas of the Deathlords &  current political situation of the Underworld
WW6064 Doomslayers: Into the Labyrinth (1998) ISBN:1-56504-635-8 How to reach the Labyrinth & survive it.
WW6065 Renegades (1998) ISBN:1-56504-636-6 Structure, history of the Renegade faction.
WW6100 Wraith Players Kit (1994) ISBN:1-56504-132-1 Extended information for players
WW6101 Midnight Express (1994) ISBN:1-56504-156-9 Info not available
WW6102 Mediums: Speakers with the Dead (1997) ISBN:1-56504-619-6 Information about Mediums, mortals able to speak with the dead.
WW6200 Necropolis: Atlanta (1994) ISBN:1-56504-164-X Vampire the Masquerade crossover.
WW6300 Guildbook: Artificers ISBN:1-56504-661-7 Information about the Artificer Guild.
WW6301 Guildbook: Sandmen (1995) ISBN:1-56504-662-5 History of the Sandmen
WW6302 The Risen (1996) ISBN:1-56504-663-3 Explores the world of zombies, & others.
WW6303 Guildbook: Haunters (1997) ISBN:1-56504-604-8 Information about the Haunters Guild.
WW6304 Guildbook: Pardoners and Puppeteers (1997) ISBN:1-56504-665-X Information about the Pardoners &  Puppeteers.
WW6305 Guildbook: Spooks and Oracles (1998) ISBN:1-56504-666-8 Information about Spooks and Oracles
WW6600 Wraith the Oblivion 2nd Ed. (1996) ISBN:1-56504-600-5 2nd Edition rules. Supercedes WW6000
WW6601 Buried Secrets (1996) ISBN:1-56504-603-X Contains facts about Wraith, and secrets 
WW6800 Wraith: The Great War (1999) ISBN:1-56504-634-X Info not available
WW6902 Dark Reflections: Spectres (1995) ISBN:1-56504-650-1 Info not available
WW6903 Charnel House of Europe: The Shoah ISBN:1-56504-651-X Dark Kingdom of Wire: the Holocaust's wraithly inheritors. Falsified Jewish society that detoured a Red Cross investigation the Polish ghettos of Warsaw, and a Russian camp

 


 

**NOTE: A PC may not assume to know the "aura" or reading of a Wraith until they have earned this knowledge IC, via RP, buying Wraith Lore, or info from an approved background. Otherwise, they may see the reading as stated, but it has no meaning to them.


 

WRAITH THEMED MEDIA:

BOOKS: "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, "The Crow" graphic novels by James O'Barr, "The Shining" by Stephen King

MOVIES: Ghost Story, Ghost, The Sixth Sense, The Crow (Risen), Jacob's Ladder, The Ring/Ringu, Mulholland Drive, Beetlejuice, The Amityville Horror, Poltergiest, The Wraith, Christine, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, Pet Sematary, High Spirits, Ghostbusters, House, The Shining (Kubrick's version), Carnival Of Souls, The Dead Zone, The Beckoning Fair One, A Distant Scream, In Possession, John Carpenter's The Fog, Cold Creek Manor, Fight Club, Thir13en Ghosts

MUSIC: "Don't Pay The Ferryman" by Chris de Burgh, "Nemesis" by Shriekback, "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush, "Travel In Stygian" by Iced Earth, "Forty-Six & 2" by Tool

POETRY: "The Phantom Wooer" by Thomas Lovell Beddoes, "The Ghost" by Walter de la Mare

TELEVISION: 

THEATER: 

VIDEO GAMES: 

 


 

Quintessential Wraith Archetypes in Media & Myth:

  • Tyler in "Fight Club": The Shadow

  • Eric Draven in "The Crow": Risen

  • Oda Mae Brown in "Ghost": Medium, Skinriding (with Sam)

  • Sam Wheat in "Ghost": Typical Wraith (uses multiple Arcanoi)

  • Molly Jensen in "Ghost"; Shelly Webster in "The Crow": Fetters

 


"No no NO NO!! What are you doing?! What did I say? Did I say there's a petting zoo in the basement? NO, there are ghosts in the basement, Arthur!" - Dennis Rafkin, "Thir13en Ghosts"


LINKS TO WRAITH RELATED SITES:

Knocking on Charon's Door: http://www.angelfire.com/games4/charon/wraith.html

Mediums (Wraith Crossover) NPCs Index: http://www.pen-paper.net/wod.php?op=npc&npctypeid=7

Predaphile's W:tO Site (ignore house rules): http://www.geocities.com/predaphile/wod-wraith-index.html

The Wraith Project: http://www.cattail.nu/wraithproject/


 


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