Our Rules
Technology

New Corsica is a city that exists in Modern times, but technology is limited. If you have a phone, it is a brick-like thing, or possibly an older Nokia. It is not smart, it does not text and for some reason, you are okay with that. This Noir city is a throwback and it just doesn't occur to you to use anything different.

This does not mean you don't have a tablet or computer but it has limited capability and finding wi-fi is nigh on impossible.

This is also the Camarilla. Technological communication between Kindred is forbidden. You can use it in your business, but otherwise...don't do it. Getting caught is probably a death sentence.

Using Phones in Combat

To dial a number and get it ringing takes a total of 3 combat rounds. Grab your phone, find a number in it (not a quick dial), and get at least two rings. Took you about 10-15 seconds, didn't it? That translates to roughly 3 combat rounds.

A single combat round allows one or two short sentences to be said, and another two to be received. You cannot recite the Iliad into the phone in a single combat round.

Voice Mail

Leaving voice mail should be done through the private message feature on the forums, if the players is not currently online. If they are present but they put you 'to voicemail', just type out the message to them via private messaging. Please cc (copy to) the Storytellers group when you leave a voice mail for someone on the forum.

Computers, Laptops and Tablets

These are available, but mobile computers suffer all the same restrictions that mobile phones do.

The most basic computer use, such as surfing the web and using a word processor, does not require a dot in Computers. However, any vampire who was embraced more than ten years ago should not be entirely comfortable with the technology without having at least a dot.

Vehicles

The Drive ability is considered to cover the ability to drive under pressure. Just getting from A to B in a normal car with an automatic transmission does not require the Drive ability, but you will be rolling at unskilled when dealing with anything unusual - like dodging oncoming traffic or losing a tail. The Drive ability is required for manual transmissions, eighteen wheelers and the like.