|Artwork © 2008 Jeff Freels, used with permission|
I originally created the character sheet and purposely left off 'Type' instead of 'Kindred'. My thinking was initially that everyone would just be Warriors and I did not want to create something that would totally omit the possibility of using other kindreds.
In the game we played at BASH Con, one of the characters put in the kindred box 'Not a Zombie'. This made total sense - I am designing this to be a real world horror variant, so here on Earth at least, everyone is Human.
Regarding type, the choices are clearly either Citizen or Warrior. No magic and the real world environment seems to eliminate the other classes (Rogue, Wizard, Specialist, Paragon). Active duty soldiers make sense to be considered as warriors from the start.
Most everyone else would make sense to be Citizens (with their combat adds halved), including policemen. I have seen many a policeman that is overweight or out of shape. I also would think that people in great physical condition would not necessarily be warriors. Talents would serve as a bit of an equalizer, giving bonuses to those characters with gun training or martial arts training.
The one thing I have stuck in my mind is that eventually, this citizen who is thrust into a Zombie Apocalypse could very well turn into a Warrior. Something to worry about?