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  • I like WoodWWAD's alternative Vampire setting quite a bit and would be curious to see it played. I'm not exactly sure what advice to offer regarding it though. If you wanted an really easy fix, I guess to could change all of the members of Clans that are in the wrong Sect into vampires of other Clans. Alternatively, you could just switch the Sects of Brujah, Tremere, Lasombra, etc.

    In either case, a more nuanced and detailed conversation might be better for maximum theme and immersion, but that is probably something that you'd have to do yourself....
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  • Actually, if a high number of a nation's citizens were truly starving to death, they may well be rioting and committing murder.

    Anyway, I don't know if we need to decide on exactly what backgrounds members of each Clan get, especially if there are exceptions. That is what background and freebie points are for. I wouldn't mind seeing characters get a few more background points though, because they can go pretty fast if you want a well connected character.
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  • With regard to Humanity, insider trading should probably count the same as theft. It is essentially like gambling but rigging the game in your favor. Though honestly, lately as I discuss V:tM about 99% of the time when somebody mentions Humanity it just seems to undermine the flavor of the setting in order to conform to arbitrary rules. I am starting to think that the game might be better off without Humanity....
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  • For the Tremere they could engage in Certámen, a wizard's duel....
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  • The Lasombra play chess against each other.
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  • Here is something to keep in mind about vampires attaining wealth, I'll use an analogy.

    Imagine a hungry man is walking across the country side. He sees a bunch of sheep grazing on the grass. They don't even run away, he can walk right up to them and kill them without any struggle. He sees edible plants growing in the field, arranged in neat little rows so he can just go and eat to his heart's content. It seems like this man, with little to no work, can have all of the food he wants. But, the truth is that he can't because all of this food belongs to other people who have spent years...
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  • What about having pawns compete in some sort of non-violent way. Like two different vampires each support a political candidate for position of mayor and the winner is the person whose candidate wins. Then the vampires use their own resources, guile, contacts, etc. to help their candidate to victory. Maybe there would be rules like no assassinations.
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  • I would see the Camarilla becoming a little different with the Tzimiwsce as members. Less humane, more dark and cruel like the Sabbat. Of course, they will still care about the Masquerade, that is just being sane. The Tzimisce would likely vie with the Ventrue for control of the Camarilla, they would be even more ultra-conservative than the Ventrue and be more staunchly against Anarchs and uppity childer. This be be in stark contrast to what the Tremere did as supporters of the Ventrue but less direct rulers.

    I don't see any reason why the Tzimisce need to be any nicer in the Camarilla...
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  • Really, when it comes to getting rich, vampires just need to rely on their ghouls and blood bond servants as well as those humans' contacts. The modern business world is too complicated even for someone who grew up in the 1800's much less a true elder. Let humans invest their money, let them be the ones who possess the money legally, let them fill out taxes and worry about returns on investments or filling bankruptcy.
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  • I think that this would be an interesting alternative setting. So much so that I asked a similar question a while back http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...-change-places
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  • It has nothing to do with morality though. For the Camarilla, the question should be if some activity threatens the Masquerade and if it further empowers their elders, how moral it is shouldn't factor in, at least not for Camarilla leadership - individuals may vary.

    Of course, if a genocide happens, its not like the Camarilla vampires did it themselves with their Disciplines. It was likely done through mortal pawns influencing other mortals who influenced other mortals. Maybe Camarilla vampires, for example, had business interests in the Congo Free State....
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  • Camarilla vampires should be able to commit genocide. The Camarilla shouldn't be about being nice, they are evil manipulators. If the Masquerade and the other Traditions aren't violated and the power of the elders is maintained, then there should be no problem with any evil act....
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  • I would have the female parent have to be male. I don't think that a living child could grow inside of an animated corpse.
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  • Oh yeah, another change. No paths of enlightenment. Humanity doesn't exist as a concept within the game world, it is a mechanical tool to represent how far removed from being human a vampire is. The Camarilla are not the humanity Sect and the Sabbat are not the inhuman Sect. The Camarilla is ruled by monsters that are as evil and inhuman as any within the Sabbat. The Sabbat is a Sect based on the Anarch Revolts, they have cast off the authority of the elders and have created for themselves a new system of governance - this largely has nothing to do with how human the vampires are. The Camarilla,...
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  • Yeah, I have some changes in mind, but they are pretty large.

    I would include more Clans in the Camarilla, at least the Lasombra and the Tzimisce. Maybe more. It strikes me as silly that the Sabbat has some of everything and the Camarilla just has 6 or 7 Clans. I would also remove the thing about the Camarilla surprising knowledge of the Antediluvians and stuff like that. That was just a silly retcon anyway and goes against the themes of the earlier versions of V:tM where generation is a known thing within the Camarilla.

    I would bring the Sabbat closer to their roots....
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  • A while back a buddy and I worked on an alternative setting where all vampires were eliminated hundreds of years ago and basically the only remnant of the them were Revenant families, who formed the basis of our new game, complete with factions composed of different families along with alternative politics and history. It was pretty interesting but I haven't had the chance to do anything with it.

    I also thought it would be interesting to match that setting with one where Garou likewise died out but the kinfolk remain and form the basis of their own game....
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