[OWBN-Council] [Proposal][Packet][Autopass] OWBN Demon ST Guide

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Proposal Type: Genre Packet
Opened: 09-Nov-2022 12:00AM EST
Closing: 09-Nov-2022 10:00AM EST

This proposal is made in accordance with the Coordinator Bylaws, section 3.C. (Subsections ii. and iii.):

3. Coordinator Duties

C. Genre Coordinators

iii. 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.

   1. If no opposition is voiced during the week of discussion, the proposal is considered passed and enforceable. Once passed these are considered binding to all chronicles and a chronicles refusal to adhere is grounds for OWBN disciplinary measures. Opposition must be in regards to the content of the proposal and must give those reasons why the objection is voiced. This is to allow Coordinator's the opportunity to respond and/or make changes/remove the proposal and its contents.




I, David Niemitz, hereby propose this, the OWBN Demon ST Guide, to replace the previous OWBN Packets: A Practitioner's Guide to Infernalism and Diabolism, and Dark Arts: A Guide to Infernal Magic.

This binding packet completes the updated rules set for OWbN Demon: the Fallen.  In addition, it revises the material from the previous packets to bring the rules in line with the recent changes to Dark Thaumaturgy and Infernalistm in OWBN.

From the baseline of this packet, games will be free to design whatever house rules they like to suit the tastes of their region, just as they would modify Laws of the Night, or any other core rules set. This revised packet allows everyone to have common ground from which to modify.

This PDF was prepared by the office of our Documents Coordinator, and I would like to thank the entire team for all of their work.  I also wish to thank everyone who has participated in the Open Development process.


1. Why was this necessary?

If you look back at the prop for the Player’s Guide Packet, you’ll notice that I wrote the following:

I had to make a cut somewhere, and that somewhere was the material for antagonists.  You will find nothing from the Earthbound Book here, nor any systems for Pacts.  I do want to create a Storyteller’s Guide to the Fallen, as a companion piece, covering all of the things (such as Earthbound) that a Storyteller of any genre might need to run Demon: the Fallen antagonists.  One thing at a time :)

It took me until the second term, but here it is!

2. I, or a player, don't care for (xyz) specific rule, are you going to change it?

After extensive Open Development, no.  If you catch a minor mistake or typo, we can work with the Documents Team to spruce that up, but there has been ample time and opportunity to contribute to this packet. 

3. Is this Packet Binding?

Yes.  One of the single greatest barriers to the health of the Fallen genre in OWBN was the existence of multiple different rules sets.

4. Will there be a Portuguese Translation?

The goal is to eventually have a Portuguese language pdf that is just as high quality, but that really is up to the Documents team.

- David Niemitz
  Demon Coordinator

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