Who are the Garou?
In Werewolf: The Apocalypse, players control characters who are known as Garou, or in more familiar terms, werewolves. They live in packs, and uphold balance in nature, fighting otherworldly spirits.
Their primary enemy is the Wyrm, a dark and corrupting force of evil and chaos that strives to bring about the apocalypse. The Garou fight to prevent this, but they are slowly losing the battle. For the Garou, there is no reward for service, whereas the Wyrm offer followers riches, power, sex, and just about anything else that would turn their hearts. It’s not unheard of for a Garou to switch sides and join the followers of the Wyrm.
For more information on Garou society and tribes, read the wiki at Wikipedia.org.
The Official Werewolf: The Apocalypse Character Sheets
As with any role-playing game, no character is complete without a character sheet to record ability scores, calculate ability modifiers and to record items and equipment.
White Wolf offers official Werewolf: The Apocalypse character sheets here for free.
I personally like to stick with the official characters sheets that are put out by the game’s publishers. Generally speaking you can rest assured that all the bases are covered, and they didn’t accidentally leave out a field or a chart you may need. Also, they order in which the information is printed on the official character sheets corresponds to the order in which it appears in the official rule books.
For instance, if the rule books list the modifiers in a particular order, you can bet that the character sheet will also list them in the same order, so you’re not putting your wisdom modifier where your strength modifier should be, and so on.
Note: Their likes appear to not be working. I’ve contacted White Wolf about this issue, and will update this article and post a comment when this changes. in the meantime, the official Werewolf: The Apocalypse character sheets can be downloaded here at RPGSheets.com.
Other Character Sheets
For those of you who are not impressed by the official Werewolf: The Apocalypse character sheets, or are perhaps just looking for something a little more custom, there are many resources online for third-party Werewolf: The Apocalypse character sheets.
Mr. Gone offers a wide array of Werewolf: The Apocalypse character sheets. There are interactive tribe sheets, interactive changing breed sheets, and many others as well. They’re all downloadable in PDF form. Most of these sheets are two pages long, but some of them are four.
He’s also got a host of other White Wolf character sheets. check out Mr. Gone’s character sheet archive.
Get The Game and Comment!
Werewolf: The Apocalypse is an older game now, and as such it’s out of print. However you can still get the rules books and accessories at GatorGames here!
TIP: This system also relies heavily on the d10. A successful skill roll means the player has rolled an 8, 9, or a 10 on a d10. The more well-trained in the skill the character is, the more d10s the player gets to roll on any given check. If the character had 3 dots in a particular skill, the player gets three d10 to try to roll above a 7. It wouldn’t hurt to make sure you have several sets of dice on hand, or at least multiple d10s!
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