13.0 Kinships

The idea behind kinships is broad, and they can be used for multiple purposes. Kinships allow you to rank or group characters together by creating families, guilds, religious orders, teams, factions, etc. Folders can help organize kinships by type or location.

The main screen shows your folders and kinships in a card style layout. Click into any kinship to view the details.

View your kinships in Chronica Chronica kinships main screen

13.1 View Kinship Details

To view all the details of a kinship, click the blue "Explore Kinship" button on one of the kinship cards.

The kinship profile contains a number of different panels. The top left panel contains the Image, Name, Type, and Location. If you have any Kinship Stats created, you will see stat boxes to the right.

There are three tabs on this profile page, each of which is explained in further detail below:

Information Tab

The information tab gives you a good overview of the main kinship information. You will see the Description, Notes, Ranks, Kinship Vault, and GM Secrets here. For more information on Ranks and Kinship Vault, see below.

Kinship Vault

This panel is only visible to Game Masters, KinshipKeepers, the Kinship Owner, or ranking members. It works similar to your player wealth tracking. You must have an owner assigned to the kinship to see the vault. Assign one by editing the Kinship.

The Kinship Owner can click the small green "Edit Wealth" button to edit the vault wealth as needed. Click the small blue "Wealth Log" button to view the full log, though the last few lines of the log display within the panel.

Ranking Members only have access to the small orange "Deposit" button. This pulls automatically from the selected wealth (selected player or character) and adds it to the kinship.

If there is no cache created yet, you will see an orange button in this panel to do so. To view the Kinship Cache, click on the cache name. If the treasure icon is green, there is money waiting in the till. You can click the icon to go directly to the till to withdraw it. For more information, see the section below: Kinship Cache.

Ranking Members Tab

See section below: Kinship Ranks

Connections Tab

See section below: Kinship Connections

View the full kinship profile to see information, ranks, vault, and more Kinship profile screen

13.2 Creating & Editing Kinships

To create a kinship, click the green "New Kinship" button in the upper right of the main kinship screen. To edit a kinship, click the green "Edit" button on the kinship cards of the main screen, or the "Edit Kinship" button in the upper right of any kinship profile.

First give your kinship a Name. Next, find a toggle labeled "Keep Ranking Members Private?". If this is set to "Yes", it will hide the Ranking Members tab unless you are a GM, KinshipKeeper, or ranking member of the kinship. This is useful if you want to keep ranking members private outside of the kinship.

In the next section, you can set a Kinship Owner. This must be a character that is assigned to a player, because it gives them access and permissions to edit the kinship settings, wealth, and cache. The owner will automatically be assigned a master rank within the kinship.

If you are a Game Master, you will see the next section which allows you to select a Folder for the kinship or mark it Secret. If marked secret, the kinship will be hidden from your players.

The next few inputs can be used as needed, depending on what kind of data you want to track. The Type field is useful if you are using kinships for multiple kinds of groups, and need to differentiate them at a glance. The Location field can be used to mark a country or city in your game where the kinship resides.

Use the Description box to type out a full description of your kinship, while Notes can be used for extra information or notes from the party's interaction or knowledge of the kinship.

Kinship Stats

If you have Kinship Stats set up, you will see panels here to click and expand, allowing you to enter in data for the kinship.

Game Masters

The final text editor is only visible to GM's and can be used to keep secret notes from your players.

Select an Image

Upload or select an image to represent your kinship. This is generally some sort of family emblem, guild badge, religious symbol, etc. If you are on our Knight, Monarch, or Deity tiers, you have access to our Image Library. We have a good selection of kinship badge images to choose from to make your kinship look amazing! You are also welcome to upload your own.

Deleting a Kinship

Delete a kinship from the kinship edit form. At the bottom left of the form you will see a red button labeled "Delete Kinship". All connections between this kinship and your characters will be destroyed. This cannot be undone.

Create kinships on Chronica to group characters together Create / edit kinship form

13.3 Kinship Cache

The cache is simply an inventory for your kinship that acts similar to a shop. Only ranking members, Game Masters, and KinshipKeepers have access to see and interact with this. This allows ranking members to buy or withdraw a private selection of items and funds.

Because the cache works very similar to the shops feature, we will skip the basics, but you can read more about them here: Campaign Shops.

Manage Container Permissions

The main difference between the cache and shops, is you can manage permissions per container. This allows you to give access to certain items only to specific ranking players.

To get started, create a few containers within your kinship cache, and then click the blue "Manage Container Permissions" button at the top.

On the Manage Cache Container Permissions screen, you will see each container with checkboxes for the rankings. Adjust as needed to control which ranks have permissions to View and Withdraw items inside.

Create a secret cache of items for your kinship, only accessible by ranking members Kinship cache screen
Manage container permissions within your kinship cache to show or hide items for ranking members Kinship manage container permissions screen

13.4 Kinship Ranks

Content coming soon.

13.5 Kinship Connections

Once you create a Kinship, you can add characters to it by clicking the green "Add Character" button in the top right. This opens the New Connection form modal.

First you will want to select a Character from the dropdown. Both NPCs and Player Characters are listed.

Next you can set a Title that pertains to the connection, like "Leader" or "Intern", etc. This title appears on the character profile pages in the connections box, so in the Preposition dropdown, select a word that makes sense to connect the title and the kinship. That way the title and kinship can read correctly, for example: "King in The North", "President of Chess Club", "Enemy of The Rebellion".

The Notes text editor can be used if you have additional information to remember about how that character fits within the kinship. These notes are viewable both on the kinship page and character profile pages.

Click the blue "Create Connection" button when you are done.

Create a connection to a character to add it to your kinship Kinship new connection form modal

13.6 Kinship Stats

Content coming soon.

13.7 Kinship Folders

If you are a Game Master, you will see a blue "Manage Folders" button at the top of the main kinships screen. Click this to see a list of all kinship folders in a table. To add a new folder, click the green "New Folder" button in the upper right. Use the green "Edit Folder" in the table to edit a folder.

You can sort your folders by drag-and-dropping the handle icon in the left of the table. The order is saved as soon as you move a table row.

If the name of the folder has a small eye icon next to it, that means that folder is secret and hidden from players on the main screen. Note: Kinships within a secret folder will be hidden on the kinships screen, but to make them truly secret across the campaign you need to mark the individual kinship as secret.

Create folders to organize your kinships in Chronica Manage kinship folders screen
Create or edit folders to organize your kinships on Chronica Create / edit kinship folders modal