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Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gifts

A list of all Rank 2 Bone Gnawers tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Bone Gnawers Gifts of all ranks, see All Bone Gnawers Gifts.

Road Ward / Ward of the Road

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift
Called Ward of the Road in the 1st Bone Gnawers Tribebook and Road Ward in revised)

You’ve been tossed out of just about everywhere. Now the spirits help you survive falls that would cripple just about anyone else. Leaping out of a car on the freeway is a minor inconvenience. Getting pushed off a building is a bitch. Either way, this Gift can still reduce the damage from the fall. As a side effect, for one scene after you activate the Road Ward, you’ll always land on your feet. Wanderlust-spirits teach this Gift.

System: Any use of this Gift requires one Willpower point and a Stamina + Survival roll (difficulty 6); you can immediately activate this Gift before you hit the ground. Falling out of a car moving up to 75 mph requires one success; every additional 25 mph requires an additional success. If you succeed, you take no damage and roll to a stop. Falling off a building reduces the damage by one story for each success. As a side effect, Road Ward cancels the Ahroun Gift: Falling Touch, as well as any trip attempt or leg seep; it can be activated in response to any of those attacks.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)


Stone-Throwing Devil

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

Anything you can throw as a weapon becomes dedlier. If your Garou is the sort of bastard that throws rocks during city riots, dumps garbage on policemen from a fire escape or tosses around furniture in bar brawls, then this Gift is for you.

System: Burn one Rage and roll Dexterity + Athletics when the Garou throws a weapon. Add a number of dice equal to his temporary Rage to the Dexterity + Athletics roll. Of course, if the projectile hits, this means it may also do extra damage.

 

 

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)


Hootenanny

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

Bone Gnawer Hillfolk invented this Gift, and they’ve been teaching it to Galliards everywhere.  A good old-fashioned hootenanny involves music plaed really fast and incredibly well – “Dueling Banjos” is currently the most common song used with it.

While a Garou enacts this performance, every werewolf in his pack finds it easier to run, fight, jump, or perform any other rapid, strenuous physical activity. Unfortunately, everyone who hears the performance feels like dancing-they might stomp their feet, clap to the music, and even dance around if the music’s good enough. This gives the pack a decided edge in combat. With this Gift, a pack of Hillfolk and a Galliard with a banjo can tear up a whole room full of fomori and Black Spirals with one hell of a square dance.  This Gift is taught by an ancestor-spirit, usually one that looks and acts like a Galliard. Some Galliards claim this Gift is taught by the ghost of Elvis, but no one believes them.

System: When the hootenanny starts, the Garou using it spends a Gnosis, rolls Manipulation + Performance, and plays fast-paced, raucous music on a musical instrument. If the character scores three successes on the first turn, the Gift is activated; if he doesn’t he can continue to attempt the roll each turn until he does. For the duration of one scene, as long as he continues to perform, each Garou in his pack can add three extra dice to any Dexterity + Brawl or Athletics dice pool. A packmate can add these dice to only one action each round, or he may divide them among multiple actions, but he cannot use more than three bonus dice from this Gift in a turn.

Any enemies listening should make willpower rolls when this power is activated. If an opponent hearing the music can’t score at least three successes on this roll, raise the difficulty of all his Dexterity + Brawl or Athletics dice pools by 2. (Melee and Firearm dice pools are not affected by this Gift.)

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)


I Got a Rock

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

Instead of throwing a weapon to cause greater injury, the werewolf throws projectiles with greater accuracy. This Gift is taught by an air-spirit.

System: Large or unwieldy objects are usually more difficulty to throw than aerodynamic ones; this is reflected by a greater difficulty on the Dexterity + Athletics roll to chuck it. In the turn this Gift is used, the Garou burns one Gnosis. The difficulty to throw an object is then 4, no matter how awkward it is to throw. If the Garou can lift it, he can throw it. The Storyteller may still increase the difficulty because of range or other modifiers, but with this Gift, a motorcycle becomes as aerodynamic as a baseball. Note that a werewolf can’t use Stone-Throwing Devil and I’ve Got a Rock in the same turn (one requires Rage and the other requires Gnosis). Also note that throwing a motorcycle like you’d throw a curve ball or knuckleball shreds the Veil.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)


Trash Magnet

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

Ordinary street garbage becomes the Bone Gnawer’s ally as it swirls about his opponent or engulfs his rival. All the trash nearby assails the target of this Gift, making life difficult. Older Bone Gnawers can completely immobilize smart-mouth, upstart Garou in heaps of trash and piles of garbage. Trash-spirits teach this Gift, although Rat-spirits teach a version that animates sewer flotsam.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Streetwise (difficulty 7) to determine the amount of trash involved. With one success, a minor distraction of newspapers and plastic bags causes a small increase in difficulties. With five successes, the target is buried in garbage and must dig his way to freedom. This Gift affects toxic waste as well. Note that this Gift does not create trash but instead draws upon the garbage in an area. An attempt to use this Gift in a sterile laboratory would fail.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Odious Aroma

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

The Bone Gnawer can amplify his (probably already formidable) body odor to the point that it debilitates any who can smell it. A stinkbug-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one point of Gnosis. For the duration of the scene, all beings that can smell and are within 20 feet of the Garou subtract two from all dice pools as they fight to breathe.

Source: Core book revised.


Guise of the Hound

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

The Bone Gnawer masks herself so that she blends into the urban landscape, disguising her Lupus form so that it appears as a large dog rather than a wolf. Despite its enormous utility, most other tribes spurn this Gift as degrading to the dignity of the Garou. A dog-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Subterfuge (difficulty 7). The disguise lasts for one scene per success.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Find the Prize

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

The Garou employing this Gift closes her eyes and thinks about finding a thing of great value, either a specific item or a general class of things. She then spends a Gnosis point and rolls Perception + Enigmas (the difficulty depends on the rarity/uniqueness of the item being sought). Each success on the roll gives one clue concerning the whereabouts of this item. The clue is decided by the Storyteller and must be worked into the story: “Turning the corner, you see an ad for the Hound Dog Cafe… perhaps the Elvis plate could be there?” Note that just because an item has been located does not mean it can be easily gotten.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers


On Patrol

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

This Gift extends the duration and rang of Scent of the True Form or Sense the Unnatural; the Garou needn’t have either one of those Gifts before learning this one, but this Gift is useless without them. Bone Gnawers who hang out on strategically chosen street corners have a chance to sniff out supernatural creatures in the neighborhood. Using the Gift takes about an hour. During that time, if a Wyrm-tainted creature passes within about a city block, there’s a chance the werewolf will pick up his scent. Galliards use this Gift while performing on street corners; Ragabash do the same thing while begging for change. Lost-dog spirits teach this Gift.

System: Spend one Gnosis and roll Stamina + Occult (difficulty 6). The effects last for one hour and extend for a city block. (In the wilderness, the range depends on the Garou’s sense of smell.) Alternatively, a Garou with the Gift: Pulse of the Invisible can use it with On Patrol to watch activity in the Penumbra, even while hanging out in the physical world. As one would expect, a Bone Gnawer sitting on a street corner reacting to stuff that isn’t really there looks like he’s strung-out, drunk, stoned or insane. Even while “chemically enhanced,” he can still sense the taint of the Wyrm around him.

Source: Tribebook Bone Gnawers (Revised)


Dead End

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

Through a bit of graffiti and casual sabotage, the Garou can discourage anyone who wants to track him, follow him, or even take interest in his affairs. The werewolf can alter a sign, spray-paint directional information, or perhaps just simply turn street signs the wrong way to misdirect people who find it. This Gift works far better on humans than supernatural creatures. Some urban werewolves attempt this Gift two or three times a week to keep their stomping grounds hidden (rather like a lesser version of the Rite of the Signpost, listed below).

System: Using this Gift requires one Gnosis and enough time to spray-paint graffiti, turn around a street sign, or commit some other act of urban mischief. (If you need an exact number of turns, roll Wits + Survival, difficulty 4, and subtract the number of successes from 10; that’s the number of turns you’ll need) On any roll to track the Garou past this obstacle, increase the difficulty by 3. The effects last for a full week.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)

 


Between the Cracks

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

Urban blight is the very underbelly of the Wyrm, and the Bone Gnawers know it better than any other tribe. The werewolf’s instincts guide him to the nearest barren spot within an urban area — a place where no human has set foot in at least a week, one which is not only isolated and currently unoccupied, but also likely to remain so for the rest of the night. This may be a boarded-up, abandoned building, a vacant apartment, or even a dead subway station. Bone Gnawers find this Gift useful for securing ritual spaces, setting up ambushes while preserving the Litany, and finding a place to sleep for the night. Any urban spirit can teach this Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Willpower and rolls Wits + Streetwise (difficulty 5). The more successes, the more secluded and difficult-to-locate the destination will be.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Cornered Rat

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

When backed into a corner with nowhere to run, there are only two options — beg for mercy or turn and fight. Rat-spirits teach Bone Gnawers to excel at the latter.

System: The player spends one Rage point and rolls Rage (difficulty 8). Each success grants the character an additional die to his Brawl pools for the rest of the combat. This Gift sends the Bone Gnawer into an automatic and unavoidable berserk frenzy; any magic that stops the frenzy also ends the Gift.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Blissful Ignorance

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift / Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift / Rank 2 Silent Strider Gift

The Garou can become completely invisible to all senses, spirits or monitoring devices by remaining still. A chameleon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou’s player rolls Dexterity + Stealth (difficulty 7). Each success subtracts one success from the Perception + Alertness rolls of those looking for the character actively. If no one is doing so, then just one success indicates complete concealment.

Source: Core book revised.


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