Werewolf the Apocalypse information source


Infectious Laughter

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift

Laughter is the tool with which Gaia’s tricksters promote enlightenment and the knife that slashes through the veil of Rage. When the Ragabash laughs, those around her are compelled to follow along, forgetting their grievances. A coyote- or hyena-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Ragabash must make some comment mocking the present situation in which she finds herself, then laugh at it. The player then rolls Manipulation + Expression (difficulty of the highest Rage rating of anyone listening). Success causes those who hear the Ragabash’s comment and laughter lose hold of their ire, and forget what it was that had them upset in the first place — although their temper will return if they are reminded of what the New Moon has made them forget.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Rank 2 Galliard Gift

The Garou can make annoying yips, yelps and howls to divert the attention of his target. A coyote-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Performance (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower) Each success subtracts one die from the target’s dice pool next turn.

Source: Core book revised.

Head Games

Rank 5 Galliard Gift

This Gift embodies the Galliard’s ability to manipulate emotion in its purest form. The Galliard can change a target’s emotions as she pleases, from hate to love and back again. Coyote-spirits teach this Gift.

System: The Garou rolls Manipulation + Empathy (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). Success allows the Garou to steer the emotions of any one individual. The more successes the player rolls, the more quickly the emotions manifest and the stronger they feel. Some emotions won’t last without good cause. A Galliard could make someone fall in love with him, but the love won’t last. (It may well even turn into justified resentment.) If the Galliard’s actions would reinforce the emotion — treating a “new friend” well or threatening a terrified foe — there’s a better chance that the emotions will become the real thing. The Storyteller should give the Galliard’s player extra dice for roleplaying this Gift especially well.

Source: Core book revised.