Some outside suggestions and input:1. Staff should be limited to lower-ranked positions, but not leadership ones. A: I'm not sure I agree, and I think it would seem almost like punishing the Staff for volunteering to help with the game. However, I can see the concern about conflict of interest or the player base being leery of favoritism. I think this is offset however by the fact that EVERY character goes through the same chargen, has the same opportunity to set their sheets, and has to work their way up through the hierarchy of their chosen group the same way. Combat is automated so there can not be any 'cheating' -- and if a Staff person finds a way to do so then they're going to be booted and their characters removed anyway. Also, Staff characters will be subject to the same risk of death during challenge as any other PC. 2. Limit each player to 1 vampire and 1 lycanthrope each, but unlimited human PC's. A: I agree with this completely. We need a way to limit cross-over and I don't see us ever really having the kind of player base that would necessitate us to give each player more than the two preternatural characters noted. Gifted humans would be limited to one per Player at a time as well.3. Only Humans can be marked as Human Servants, no lycanthropes.A: This was my question and the answer pretty much agrees with what I was considering. We won't be offering Tri's, so there's no _need_ for shape-shifters to be Marked.
Concerning marking animals and triumverates, my understanding has always been that just marking the shifter doesn't guarantee a tri. In the books, it seems that tris are quite rare and other vampires are periodically poking at Anita or JC to learn how they did it. In contrast to this, the ability to mark humans and mark a shifter to be one's animal to call seems quite common.