All of Dark City's House Rules can be found here.
- As with supernatural PCs, Mortals and Mortal+ PCs take 10 merit dots at character creation, in addition to their XP.
This Merit only works with material forces, as specified by the book and the intended meaning (kinetic translates to force), and are intended to represent only a single force. So you might have Cryokinesis (Cold), but you would not have Cryohydraulic (Cold and Water). The merit may be taken no more than once.
Microtemplates are limited to the merits with in their template. The one exception to this is supernatural merits granted through an MCI.