ST “Gift Box”
ST Reward "Gift Box"
So you have your chance to get that mentor that you want, but you aren’t sure about that Mentor merit or the steep 5xp cost that comes with your awesome mentor. What about those allies but they might be leaving town in a month? How about that artifact on loan from the occultist shop? That is where the Gift Box comes in.
What is the ST “Gift Box”?
The gift box allows for players to take “loans” out for most social merits, artifacts, fetishes, and whatever merits deemed appropriate by the ST, that were earned in a ST-ran scene. These rewards can be allotted by the STs for work done in scenes they run up to a maximum of 10xp on your sheet. They are to help reward players for participating in plot and driving story.
Your Covenant leader gave you a checking account with 10 million dollars? Resources 5 can go into gift box until you purchase it with xp or until she takes it away or even decides for whatever reason you hate having resources. However, if you already have 10xp worth of stuff in your gift box and the ally NPC pack gives you something else, you can choose to either spend your XP to purchase something in the gift box (without additional justification needed).
This is a two-way street though, if you get Resources 5 from that Sire and you decide to buy military grade equipment and have the FBI at your doorstep, she will change the account entirely and get rid of your access to it and you will lose that gift box reward.