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  • No rule of thumb around, but i tended to work with "1 meter radius per path dot", exactly for the sake of making it something scary.
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  • What makes his connection to the Great Temple - again, set in Uganda - as a leading figure even more headscratching.
    Ok, Auspex 6 and other stuff allows for (some) wiggle room around that, but it's still sort of complicated....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Vampires in latin-america
    I did like how 2e A World of Darkness took the time to make the Caribbean more than Haiti and setites fighting over control of local voodoo cults/politics there like in 1e, but must admit the other parts about south and central America didn't make much of an impression on me, overall ghettos & guerrillas stuff, with some "exotic shapeshifter" peppered in for color. Probably far from a fair summation, as i haven't read it for years, so maybe it's time to reacquaint myself a bit, for good and for ill....
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  • Main reason why i went with "South Pacific" instead, uh? Much more room for one to play with from a geographical/populational standpoint.

    And well, broods spread (Lodin's sire rules Veracruz in Mexico, for example) and Sarrasine has been around since at least early 19th century, so who knows what people he might have given the bite across a number of places....
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  • Must admit i really enjoyed Black Fox's take on possible reasons for such a movement springing up among the setites. I'm specially fond of by how it shapes up from some contemporary geopolitical back-and-forth instead of a forced/sudden "ancient monster wakes up and everybody jumps or runs to its tune" kind of event that is sometimes all too common for my tastes.

    The fact that technically it doesn't have to be an actual schism per se so much as slight rumblings perpassing the clan as the traditional leadership suddenly notices it's not the only major trendsetter anymore...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Vampires in latin-america
    Not to mention a bunch of japanese who settled in the states of Pará and São Paulo in the early 20th century, a number of central european populations from before german unification or soon after it, french artists,scientists, philosophers, soldiers for whom things during the Bourbon Restoration would be too hot due to past napoleonic ties, among a few noteworthy highlights from Brasil. Its neighbors have certainly as much if not more to offer in variety and hotspots for an enterprising ST to toy and mess with....
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  • I think this might be most useful to you, as reading material and reference both.
    Entertaining and quite relevant to anyone with an interest in the series, i think.
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  • As others have pointed out, it ain't quite how Apostate works.

    ...that said, i could see a bunch of spitefully-embraced Cleopatra's doing a lot of messed up things for the promise of such a change.

    A Baali (or some other kindred individual or group) who managed to do so - or make a convincing case if lying - might recruit a hefty group of converts.

    Or to create a nemesis for the Nossies almost as bad as the Niktuku....
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  • Baaldam
    replied to How do vampire fly?
    Overall traveling by plane is much more convenient and rewarding for kindred in general than other forms of travel through the ages like buses, trains, ships and etc have ever been.
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  • Well, i always saw that as the kindred being funny/referential about it, throwing a jokey nickname around to trivialize the otherwise mysterious/weird figure most of them only barely know and not really his name/title at all. Playing it as an IN-game shout out gave the kindred a little nonsequitur/humane bit to play with and me freedom to surprise the PCs by making the "Chinatown sorcerer" whatever i damn wanted....
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  • Was Capone destroyed or simply away/out of action for a time? And how does that affect things for Ballard?...
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  • Kind of touched upon that here, though with a "Lodin dies in Ashes to Ashes" spin. Most of it might be useful even with him still around, i guess, as rumours of fragile rule and such might be almost as much of an incentive as actual destruction depending on circunstances.



    Considering Kevin Jackson's base was Cabrini-Green, giving it something of an "Oz meets Candyman" vibe could be entertaining too. (Supposing it still exists in an updated Chicago setting, as the real-life Cabrini Green has been demolished and mostly gentrified, afaik)

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  • I don't know, making Tyler Sabbat all along takes away a lot of tension and goes against her portrayal as dissatisfied with how her ideals and actions were distorted by the Sect. There's also the matter of her being one of the few primogen who's something close to a direct tool/agent of one of the methuselahs. What if she was instead playing both sides against the middle, using and letting herself be used by the Sabbat to bring chaos to the city, break her bonds along the way - and maybe direct a war party or two to weaken Helena while she buffs herself by diablerizing Critias, Eletria (or both)...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Three Sects
    I guess part of the problem with both Ashirra, Kuei-Jin and Laibon as sects is that they seem to suffer from at least a bit of "Hanna-Barbera SuperFriends" syndrome, a specific group created to give a more inclusive/multi-cultural nuance to the landscape but ends up falling into niche/stereotype instead. Might be something of a simplistic analysis, but it is an issue that is quick to come to mind.
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Neonate Princes
    I guess it can also depend on someone's definition of "important city" and "elders" too.

    It has been said that in some parts of the Americas - and possibly Africa, Oceania and other places trampled by european colonialism - 1-2 centuries of unlife makes one an elder, while in the "old world" those would be just ancilla, with true elders being at least twice that old. Is trying to take over a bigger city worth the hassle involved in moving a good part of one's resources and power base, having to deal with unfamiliar kindred with possibly unknown local...
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  • Baaldam
    replied to Neonate Princes
    Also, it's worth mentioning that mortal individuals with several decades of experience, knowledge in politics and well-placed connections can be neonates too and be far from insignifcant players beside their (apparent - though overly specialized and possibly unusual as it takes some degree of min-maxing, even a starting chars may have Dominate or Presence 4-5) lack of supernatural resources.

    There's also the matter of jyhad attrition and such to consider - how much older are other kindred in the city? Depending on major local conflicts, blood hunts, the occasional plot gone awry and...
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