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I'm stating up a character for a Third Tier campaign of Hunter: the Vigil, and my eyes have fallen on Null Mysteriis as the perfect group for my character to align with. The issue with this being that, especially as a non-combatant, I imagine I'll be punching below my weight in a third tier campaign. I feel I receive far fewer benefits from my compact, compared to my compatriots conspiracies.

So my question is, how do I push my compact to compete with conspiracy level characters, within the rules, or potentially how have you houseruled this? Please follow the guidelines of Good Subjective, and use personal experience or references in this case.

I will be asking my about GM this, but as I've not met them yet I think it'd be more productive to come to the table with ideas and reasonable suggestions that they can work with.

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Can you unpack "pushing to the next level" a little bit? What is it you'd like to be accomplishing in this game that you fear you won't be able to? What "weight" do you think you should be punching at? –  Jadasc Mar 28 at 0:09
    
Sorry for vagueness, I though second tier hunters < third tear and would be less able to contribute to a game that was meant to challenge third tier characters. I'll clarify better tomorrow after sleep. –  Pureferret Mar 28 at 1:00
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@Jadasc after reading through again, I realised I had left a lot of crucial facts out. I hope this is now answerable –  Pureferret Mar 28 at 8:40

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Lobby for the use of the materials in COMPACTS AND CONSPIRACIES

If you're going to be working with third-tier companions, the alternate systems present in the Compacts and Conspiracies write-up can help fill in some of the gaps in raw power. The "I'm Doing Science" alternate endowment allows, once per session, for an NM member to spend five minutes analyzing evidence for a concrete lead, clue, or dice advantage against a monster, while the "Behold My Monstrous Evidence!" writeup gives you leeway to use scientific techniques on unnatural materials in creative ways. It's not magical artifacts or super-technology, but it's a nice bit of compensation.

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This is really good, but is it enough? Are the endowments enough to fill the gap? –  Pureferret Mar 30 at 12:04
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@Pureferret Not completely, no. The trouble is that NM has a paradigm that really requires buy-in from the Storyteller and the other players to not end up "the guy who's wrong about everything nearly all the time." This measure will help ensure that you're useful and relevant while establishing your theories and doing research that helps the group, but Tier 3 is basically full-on supernatural-level power, meant to beat monsters on their own level, and you're not there. –  Jadasc Mar 30 at 12:25
    
Every paranormal investigators group needs a Fox Mulder. –  Nigralbus Apr 1 at 7:50
    
@Nigralbus Yeah, but the NM are Dana Scullys; they reject belief in favor of the scientific explanation as a matter of course. –  Jadasc Apr 1 at 10:54
    
@Jadasc I can see how this could be a problem in the WoD... –  Nigralbus Apr 1 at 13:12

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