World of Darkness
Step Seven: Merits and Flaws
Merits and Flaws represent aspects of your characterĺs personality and history. They are supplemental Traits used to add splice to your character. Although their use is optional and at the discretion of the Storyteller, they can be a useful tool for creating an interesting character. When you take a Flaw for your character, you earn more freebie points that you can spend on any Trait. Merits, rather than earning you freebie points, cost freebie points. Merits and Flaws may only be added during the freebie point phase of character generation.
The above information was taken from the Changeling : The Dreaming Second Edition book. All of this information here has been copyrighted to White Wolf Publishing.