Overview - New World of Darkness

The Roll20 team is proud to announce our partnership with Onyx Path Publishing to bring you this official New World of Darkness character sheet. Most sheet questions can be answered by the friendly folk of the Roll20 Character Sheet Forum. All other questions can be directed through our web form.

The official NWoD sheet has all of the functionality of a pen and paper character sheet and much more. Certain aspects of the sheet have been streamlined or automated to remove bookkeeping and speed up gameplay. The key features are auto-calculations, dynamically selected rolls, and roll templates. The sheet defaults to using 1st edition New World of Darkness, but supports:

  • 1st Edition: Chronicles of Darkness, Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, Promethean, Hunter, Changeling, Geist, and Mummy
  • 2nd Edition: Chronicles of Darkness, Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, Promethean, Changeling, Demon, Geist, and Beast

Auto Calculations

There are many parts of the sheet that will automatically calculate derived traits, such as Health, Willpower, Speed, Defense, and much more. All of these calculations are done using the rules as listed, depending on which template and edition is chosen from the Settings tab. These automatic calculations can be edited based on merits and or house rules from the Settings tab.


Settings Page

The Settings Page has two sections. At the top are options to select the edition and game type. The edition options are first and second editions. Depending on what you choose certain game mechanics will be automatically calculated differently, such as combat damage, initiative, and more. In addition, this section will let you pick the game template such as vampire or werewolf. Changing the game template will set certain default powers and settings for some templates and update the character sheet background style.

The bottom part of the Settings Page allows you to tweak the auto calculations happening on the sheet. The settings are defaulted to normal but allow you to change the following: 

Setting Default  Description
Bonus Health Levels 0 Adjusts Health Levels by the amount set to accommodate unusual powers, merits, or traits.
Bonus Willpower 0 Adjusts Health Levels by the amount set to accommodate unusual powers, merits, or traits.
Species Factor 5 Sets a creatures species factor, which also reflects in the character's speed.
Fleet of Foot 0 Adjusts Health Levels by the amount set to accommodate unusual powers, merits, or traits.
Fast Reflexes 0 Adjusts Health Levels by the amount set to accommodate unusual powers, merits, or traits.
Defense Trait Lowest Determines what attribute is used between Dexterity and Wits to determine your base Defense Score. 
Base Size 5 Sets a creatures base size, which also reflects in the character's health levels
Giant Unchecked Adds a size when checked and corresponding health level.
Small Framed Unchecked Removed a size when checked and corresponding health level.
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