Judge-notes (+jnotes) augment backgrounds and features on +sheet in a manner consistent with our strategy for auto-judgeing, where players benefit from resolving scenes with minimal staff intervention. A +Jnote (Judge Note) is used to specify, record and communicate a character's special features and background where simple stats won't suffice. Some stats on your +sheet such as backgrounds (including influence) and disadvantages (Beast-traits, Inhumanities and Stigmas) require a more detailed description.

Ultimately, your +jnote describes what your stat amounts to: It qualifies and sometimes quantifies a selection of your character's in-character limitations and capacity to impact the world around them.
Regardless of what your character application or secret info says and regardless of what your stat rating might be, you can only rely upon the stat as they are described and set in a +jnote. As such, if you do not have a +jnote to a stat that requires one, it is 'empty' and the stat effectively cannot be used.

Apart from allowing you to define your character & its backgrounds in detail, +jnotes are used for the benefit of resolving scenes with minimal staff intervention. You may show your +jnotes to other players during negotiation in order to prove what your character has, can or must do, or what your character's limits are.

Writing Guidelines

The following pages present guidelines and examples on how to best describe your +jnotes so they are fully in line with the various standards and requirements.

Havens +jnote Resources +jnote Herd +jnote
Retainers +jnote Maskings +jnote Mentor +jnote
Fame +jnote Influence +jnote Beast Trait +jnote
Inhumanity +jnote Stigma +jnote Feature +jnote
Miscellaneous +jnote Other +jnotes Example Characters

Jnote Commands

The following +jnote commands are used to record and communicate judge-notes.

+jnote/scan Lists set/unset jnotes on you
+jnote/scan <player> Lists set/unset jnotes on player (Staff only)
+jnote/submit <note>=<description> (In chargen Birthplace) submits note for approval
+jnote/list Lists all judge-notes on self (player) OR lists all possible judge-note types (staff)
+jnote/list <target> Shows judge-notes on <target> (if permitted)
+jnote/long Lists a table of all jnote categories
+jnote [me|<target>]/<note> Displays self <note> on self or <target>
+jnote/show <target>=<note> Shows verifiable <note> to <target>

You may only view notes on your self or something you own/control (e.g. a room).


To view 'PHOBIA' on yourself, you would:
+jnote me/phobia

To show that detail to 'Bob' you would:
+jnote/show bob=phobia

Judge notes may only be set by staff.

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