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  • I don't think that's quite true. The rank and file sabbat are the guys grabbing randos, draining them, and them letting them loose in Camarilla turf just to troll. They're not trying to end the world, but they are definitely pretty evil and kill people for fun on the regular.

    BSDs are worse, but an "average" Sabbat member's idea of a party probably involves at least a couple of murders....
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  • BSDs breaking out of their insanity and begging and crying to be spared because they thought they were good guys isn't at all in the theme of Werewolf.
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  • BSDs being cartoonishly evil is an intentional aspect of the setting, though. Werewolf isn't really about morally grey conflict and intrigue to the same degree as Vampire. It's about playing a morally just superhuman furry crusader. Werewolf isn't about mourning the tragic plight of your opponents, it's about killing them, and then realizing the tragedy that the Garou are fighting an eternal war they can probably never win....
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  • Not torment certainly, since as a fully blood bound ghoul I'd be super into it. Because that's how that works.

    I mean, a vampire can still lick people even if it doesn't heal their little cuts.

    On that note I require vampires use a point of vitae, not just a drop, to confer a blood bond, since creating servants/ghouls is supposed to be somewhat costly....
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  • Opinions:

    1) It will only heal your own bite wounds. Cleaning up after another Kindred can be a somewhat involved process, which is why people get pissed if you don't lick your bite marks away.

    2) I'd give some leeway here. It won't work on a corpse that's been cold for a day, but it would probably work fine on some sap you just drained dry. I'd also rule that it only works on the little bit pinpricks. If you tear out someone's throat all bets are off.

    3) Only bites, although in general Kindred wouldn't really have to worry about small cuts or scrapes anyway,...
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  • Zanos
    replied to About staking...
    Actually most bullets would fragment, but I would love the excuse to get out some gel and take a couple of shots at it. The ones that don't fragment will almost always over-penetrate.

    Not practical for most people, I'd imagine.
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  • Zanos
    replied to About staking...
    Yeah, staking vampires is supposed to be hard. If you can do it with anything it becomes a pretty dominant combat strategy....
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  • That's not a necromancy power, it's just one of the many examples in the "Examples of Rolls" section in the book....
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  • Yeah, I'm not a big fan of vampire's having a weird sleep curse. Being lethargic during the daylight fits. Being unable to literally stay awake for more than a few seconds seems ridiculous, but daywalking is a bit too far for my tastes.

    I will point out that one of the example challenge rolls in v20 is:



    Presumably you only need one success on that test?...
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  • The rules are quite specific that a vampire is only blinded if they actually look into the sun. So...don't do that.


    I'm usually in my house for about an hour after I wake up and an hour before I go to bed anyway so that doesn't really seem unusual. Most people have stuff to handle at home before they're ready to go and stuff to take care of before they go to sleep.


    I can't imagine vampires would very much prefer geographic locations with very few hours of darkness....
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  • Sunlight doesn't do enough aggravated damage to instantly kill you, you can soak it with fortitude, and direct/indirect/being covered all mitigate it. Most of these problems can just be solved with the vampires behaving more intelligently about where they rest because it's riskier, or properly applying reductions for indirect sunlight and assuming they have some equivalent of fortitude....
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  • They had help from the people they were diablerizing.

    In general though I don't think diablerie is as difficult as twiggins makes it seem. If you're a 13th generation kindred, most people are viable targets to improve the power of your blood, and if you go into torpor for a year while your taints wears off nobody will really care enough to come looking for you unless you're already a suspect. You'll still have to watch out for people who can read diablerie in things other than auras, though. It's more difficult in the modern age because combat isn't an everyday thing, but from the...
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  • Most people aren't higher than humanity 7 either, to be fair. I think that hunting is definitely an aspect of the beast, so if you hunt and feed on animals you might be at risk of degeneration at very high values of humanity....
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  • This is objectively wrong. Recently sired Kindred make up a massive majority of Kindred society. They have a huge turnover rate, sure, but if you're taking the average of all kindred, in modern nights it's definitely kindred under 20 years of age. IIRC, V20 even says that neonates outnumber their Elders 4:1.

    On topic, and I admit I skipped the last 8 pages of discussion because I'm a lazy sack of shit, Humanity is about rejecting your Beast and your nature as a Vampire. To that end you have to refuse the beast whenever possible, including harming people and trying to stay as far away...
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  • I feel like this attempt to simplify feeding has actually made it more complex without gaining anything. A blood pool, which is just an integer, is definitely more simple than building a dice pool you roll at the end of a scene to increase your hunger....
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  • I'm pretty sure action means the action on your turn, not automatic defensive rolls.

    It does also mean that every vampire in Elysium rolling social checks, or picking locks, or writing a program etc. spend a good portion of their time just...drooling. If you're up in front of a group making a speech there's a good chance you just pause for a minute to space out, which seems pretty stupid.

    If I was going to actually use those rules(I wouldn't), I think I'd just give players the option the discard any hunger dice they have to remove the risk. So a hunger 3 vamprie wouldn't...
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  • Er, wait, so on every roll vampires who haven't murdered someone that night have a 10% chance of just dropping into a fugue or losing a turn in combat?

    That seems pretty indefensible....
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  • Considering KRB did a pretty good job of providing justification(whether your agree with it or not) for each of his issue with the playtest, calling it threadcrapping or "change is evil" is pretty disingenuous.

    I wasn't a fan of the playtest for reasons I discussed at length in the other two threads, but suffice it to say if the playtest is representative of what the final product will look like neither I nor the rest of my gaming group are particularly interested and will continue to play V20 and DAV20. East coast of U.S., for whatever that is worth....
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  • Zanos
    replied to Vampire and Political Horror
    Making a murder go away or at least look non-supernatural is also probably a minor boon in WoD for a good number of vampires, because someone with decent Dominate, Presence, or just regular old contacts can make it a non-interest for authorities much of the time. Hell, even a hacker could just screw with the computer records and it would probably go unnoticed for a few years unless someone cross checked physical copies. I'd say the biggest problem Kindred who are murdering a ton and lack the skills to make it disappear themselves is that they're going to owe a lot of favors.
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  • Zanos
    replied to Vampire and Political Horror
    If you're only concerned about making it look non-supernatural, fire and feeding the corpse to animals both work. Complete exsanguination is a masquerade breach, a burnt corpse isn't....
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