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  • You're right. Both clans would be interested in the outcome of such a power struggle. It's a delicate situation, though. While the Giovanni and the Setites may have a favored candidate to whom they lend sub rosa assistance, if this support is uncovered their favorite is likely to be defeated... if not destroyed outright.

    Both clans have (had, as of V5?) relationships of devotion with their antedeluvian. The Camarilla may be useful idiots whom the ancients dupe into serving them. They are pathetic, but might be convinced to see the chains that bind them, and convinced to join the righteous...
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  • Assuming there is an Archbishop in a city, there are two basic paths to a Bishopric.

    Some are appointed by Archbishops or Cardinals. Those appointed by ABs tend to be an aide-de-camp in the AB's own rise to power, rewarded with a title; or the title may be granted to a rival to the AB's seat as a consolation prize. Those appointed by Cardinals are more likely to be placed in the city as a baby-sitter, with the grudging acceptance of the AB. A few of those appointed by ABs may be welcomed by the local AB as a likely ally, especially if the new Bishop has personal ties to the AB which...
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  • My reading of this is dependent on one big assumption; all the rules that apply to a normal vampire's diet also apply to the diet of an organovore, except where the flaw's text says otherwise.

    So...
    • You cannot feed on cold blood, such as that of a corpse, unless you have the Iron Gullet merit. Organs from a cold corpse would likewise not work.
    • OTOH, blood is still good for 15 minutes "out of the body". (V5, p212) Either this means the victim can only be dead 15 minutes, the blood-rich organs can only be eaten for 15 minutes after removal, or this "flaw" allows
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  • Nosimplehiway
    replied to Plague Barer Duration?
    In V20, page 483, there is the "Disease Carrier" flaw. The ability to buy off flaws has always been vague in VtM. Most games I've played houseruled that flaws can be bought off, with an in-game explanation.

    In fluff, being a disease-carrier seems to be a more-or-less permanent condition, or at least most other vampires treat disease bearers as if it were irreversible.

    If you're the sort who likes to mix modern science with your games, I'll point out that most pathogens have an environment that is best for their survival. As you might expect, most pathogens are...
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  • Thoth

    You make some good points about sticking to physical infrastructure. I'll take another whack at it.
    • Large-scale public housing projects which warehouse people in densely populated apartment towers. A herd of several thousand people can be maintained under one roof, with a single set of management and security personnel. The Corbusier "tower in a park" idea works well. The buffer zone of green space around the building creates a "no-man's land" in which outsiders can be easily detected poaching from the herd.
    • Hastily built development, either for war-time
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  • While site-based infrastructure projects seem quite useful, such as a town designed for vampires, I think non-site projects are potentially more useful. I'm talking about using wealth and influence to move public policy, social trends, and cultural mores.

    Some of these are examples of what rich and influential vampires might do, or may have already done:
    • Nosferatu could use Influence with policy-makers (as opposed to lawmakers) at the national level to require all new main branch storm drains be built to higher standards, including having walkways, and a minimum diameter of 2.5
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  • Nyrufa

    Blood Lost is a brilliant chronicle. It's entertaining. It's well-acted. It's fast-paced without seeming rushed.

    It's not as polished as some other streaming V5 games, but more fun than most of them put together.

    Fuzzy Freaks as "Florence" is at turns hilariously funny and disturbingly intense, often in the same scene. She has managed to put the "personal" back into "game of personal horror". Every VtM gamer should watch a few episodes, just so Fuzzy can show that you can't have personal horror, unless you are playing...
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  • Nosimplehiway
    replied to Why be a vampire?
    It certainly looks like there's lots of hypocrisy going on in the Sabbat, where they oppose making deals with demons, but their pillar clans deal with Kupala and the Abyss on a nightly basis.

    In defense of the Sabbat, though, the term "demon" is not easily defined, and they are arguably doing the best they can with a bad situation.

    Best as I can figure there are a few traits that define a "demon":
    • The entity is ethereal in its "natural" form, physical interactions being through possession, supernatural influence, or brief embodiments...
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  • Argonot

    Think of it this way... wherever you are right now, do not look at the time on your laptop/phone/interweb machine. Now close your eyes and say the time.

    Could you remember the time? It was right there in your visual field. If, instead of the time, there had been, say, a small burst of flame or a scorpion crawling over your device you would have noticed it right? You could see it.

    Problem is, it didn't register. On some level, you didn't want to see the time because it didn't matter until I asked you to say the time. Your optic nerve detected the...
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  • Meh. I dunno. Getting hit with a rocket launcher might do +2 damage, and call for a Strength+Melee roll. It's the equivalent of swinging around a tire iron or baseball bat.

    Now... getting hit by a rocket launched from a rocket launcher is a different matter entirely...

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  • Nosimplehiway
    replied to Why be a vampire?
    Upsides:

    No more aging. I'm inclined to say to anyone under 45, they need to pause and ask if they really know what aging entails. It's painful, degrading, and frightening. Your own body is rebelling against you in a straight-up body horror sort of way. If it happened faster, and not to everyone, we would label it a disease right up there with cancer and Ebola.

    Gross Body Stuff Connected with aging, but somewhat not. No more stomach bugs which leave me on the bathroom floor covered in vomit. No more allergy attacks every time I try to take a walk in the woods. No more...
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  • Nyrufa

    Yep, it's not enough of a clan weakness, of course, to stand on its own, though. Adding in their difficulty in bonding others, and it comes close.

    Over the years I have tinkered with some alternate Tremere flaws. I'll list a few here. Maybe they'll help.

    These are in "natural language", not the semi-legalese necessary for a mechanical weakness, but you'll get the gist.

    Power Throttle: Tremere can only spend xp on disciplines with the express permission of a superior in the official hierarchy. They may never use a discipline...
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  • Replacing the Tremere curse in V5 with the Assamite curse(s) from previous editions is fine as far as it goes. Whatever floats your boat.

    I disagree with one of your problems with the Tremere V5 weakness, however.



    Not being able to create a bloodbond in another vampire is a big, big deal. Not, I admit, on the small scale. ("Hmm, I want to blood bond the Prince. Darn, I forgot I'm a Tremere!")

    On the bigger scale, somewhere between an individual city's story and the meta-plot, though, it has major implications. Once the rest of the...
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