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    Some questions.
    How could you justify a player(s) without domain but they have influence and herd and resources?

    Contacts: how would you value having a shreknet account? 4-5 pips?

    If you have a mayor in your pocket how valuable would they be?

    Domain seems like just more work and unnecessary if you have herd unless it were a prerequisite to getting more stuff.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Pnizzle View Post
    How could you justify a player(s) without domain but they have influence and herd and resources?
    Domain is tied to a specific location. Influence and Resources don't have to be at all. Herd is harder to have less tied to a specific location, but not impossible to. Herd can be obtained within someone else's Domain though, so that's simple enough though probably should have somethings to establish that relationship with the Domain owner.

    Contacts: how would you value having a shreknet account? 4-5 pips?
    Simply having an account? No rating. Having an account doesn't mean people are letting you in on the real juicy info yet.

    If you have a mayor in your pocket how valuable would they be?
    As valuable as that mayor is. Plenty of elected officials are figureheads with little political power acting on other people's influence. Even in a particularly important city, a major could still be a stooge and having them in your pocket isn't all that great. And, of course, how exclusive is your control over the mayor? Do you have complete control of them, or have they gotten themselves stuck in a lot of pockets?

    Domain seems like just more work and unnecessary if you have herd unless it were a prerequisite to getting more stuff.
    They have fairy distinct mechanical effects? If you have Domain and Herd, it's better to focus on Domain security though.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pnizzle View Post
      Some questions.
      How could you justify a player(s) without domain but they have influence and herd and resources?

      Contacts: how would you value having a shreknet account? 4-5 pips?

      If you have a mayor in your pocket how valuable would they be?

      Domain seems like just more work and unnecessary if you have herd unless it were a prerequisite to getting more stuff.

      Having a Shreknet account you can represent by one dot or having a good reason why you have one. The number of dots just means how many contacts you have and how useful they are. Domains. . . Domains give you prestige and basically lets a Kindred have recognized territory that they can exploit. But yes, you can get by without a Domain. It depends on the political landscape of the city or the goals of the character. Is it parceled out almost totally into recognized domains? If that's the case then just having a herd might not be all that secure especially if they're all in some other kindreds domain. Having a recognized domain is something of a achievement and stake into the vampire political system, which is something players (and kindred) want. So it's really what you make of it.

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      • #4
        1. Resources you can have without owning property. Herd you can have as a blood cult, junkies, or some other group without a permanent meeting place. Influence you can have over politicians, lobby groups, or other interests that don't actually hang out anywhere. All of these are EASIER to facilitate if you have domain, but it's not a prerequisite.

        2. There is actually a specialized background for Nosferatu in Lore of the Clans called "Information Network". I would incorporate Shrecknet in there.

        3. A mayor i would count as a "very influential" Ally, if we're looking at the Allies background.

        4. Domain is real useful, for several reasons. It translates to respect from other vampires. It gives you locations that are your home turf, that you can set up how you like. It givrs safety, and a place to build your powerbase from. Safer havens, and a place to put your shit.


        Furthermore, I believe Carthage should be destroyed.

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