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  • Nosimplehiway
    replied to Vampire Competitions
    Tzimisce: A nice game of Twister?...
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  • Nosimplehiway
    replied to Lazarus
    Unless he lost his true faith between the time he was resurrected and was embraced. Though, in fairness, once someone dies, goes to heaven, and is resurrected by a holy man.... it's not so much faith as simple established fact. Like how I really believe there is a Columbus, Ohio, because I've been there....
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  • Nosimplehiway
    replied to Vampire Competitions
    Four vampires could choose a date a year from now. Meet in the maternity ward. First four babies born after sunset are "it", and assigned randomly to the four vampires.

    Most successful baby on their thirtieth birthday wins.

    The hard part would be finding an impartial judge, or agreeing on an objective metric.
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  • Nosimplehiway
    replied to Breaking curses
    Have you considered falling in love with the caster? Or learning to love the curse?

    Seriously, though, ask the ST for the exact mechanical effects. What types of rolls receive what modifier. Most of the effects listed on the Daimoinon 5 chart (V20, p. 446) resemble 1 to 5 point flaws. Ask if he will allow you to spend XP to buy it off, with appropriate RPing, the way you might a normal flaw. Or, if it is being modeled by removing some dots from your sheet, ask the ST if you simply re-purchase them.

    Ask the ST for the exact wording of the curse. Your character was there...
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  • Most vampires would do well to find someone more knowledgeable than they and let that expert advise.

    Oh, hey, I can do that, too!

    Long-ish read, but useful for anyone dealing with elder resources:

    http://lawandthemultiverse.com/2011/...ound-interest/

    http://lawandthemultiverse.com/2010/...y-and-the-law/
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  • Nosimplehiway
    replied to The Inner Council
    There may very well be seven names publicly listed as the Inner Circle, one from each clan, but all of them would have an entire power structure behind them, full of other vampires.

    I picture it as a bit like the G7 Nations. Each nation has a specific person who is their representative, generally the Head of Government of each member state. Then there are Finance Ministers or Central Bank Governors sitting in as necessary. Behind, and beneath that level, toils a sprawling bureaucracy of diplomats, public finance administrators, policy experts, and economists. Each member nation has...
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  • The Lawn Chair issue is really just a symptom, related to how the mechanics of Mage and Vampire don't mesh well in a cross-over game. The underlying problem, though, is not just that crossovers mix gamelines with different power level expectations or mechanics, it's that this particular crossover muddles whole different dimensions of storytelling.

    Mage is built on philosophic, paradigmatic, and metaphysical conflict. It's built right into the mechanics of the system, with paradox, quintessence, and arete.

    Vampire is more about the price you pay for supernatural power...
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  • A mage-vampire crossover?

    Oh, god, no. Please, for the sake of your sanity, not...

    Not.... the Great Lawn Chair Controversy....
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  • The Rafastio weakness could work.

    It does require some bookkeeping on the part of the ST to keep track of moon-phases. Also, iirc, not every auspice is subject to the same moon, or is that my faulty memory after not playing WtA for ten of fifteen years? If it is different for different auspices, then would you treat all kinfolk as if they were Ahroun, which is what the Rafastio weakness implies? Also, the Vidrohisaaya don't want to be werewolves, they just want werewolves to stop abusing people... or else....
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  • TheShadowMan For most of the line, they have moved on to fighting the injustices against kinfolk regardless of nationality, as well as mistreatment of humans who get in the way of garou. If you've played W:tA, think about how many times you've heard someone bandy about the idea of a mass breeding farm or treated kinfolk as disposable servants. For that matter, how many garou PCs have killed minimum wage rent-a-cops who were just on the wrong shift that night? For both normal humans and kinfolk, garou can be not just horrific monsters, but fanatically violent horrific monsters. There are plenty...
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  • Ironically, the Serpents of the Light, by still using serpent imagery within the context of Afro-American syncretized religions (esp. Haitian Vodou), are supporting a creator god. One of the sky gods, creators of the universe, gods of reason, intellect, rationality, and cosmic equilibrium. You know, the jailer Aeons the orthodox Setites hate and want to overthrow?

    Yeah, Damballah is one of those; he created the substance of the universe by organizing his cast-off scales and shed skins. His wife, Aida Whedo, is a rainbow serpent goddess, who represents fertility, structure, support...
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  • Fellowship of the Vidrohisaaya

    Almost universally, kinfolk are treated as second-class citizens and breeding stock by their Garou masters. Almost being the most important word in that sentence.

    In February of 1946, there was a mass mutiny within the Royal Indian Navy. The fleet had been vastly expanded during World War II, mostly with mass recruits who opposed the Axis on ideological grounds, such as members of the Indian National Congress, the Muslim League, and the Communist Party of India. After the end of the war, considering the triumph of the British Empire and...
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  • The term itself has two common meanings:

    Abedah (feminine, singular noun) in Hebrew is something which has been lost, usually a literally misplaced object, like car keys or a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Figuratively, it means something that has been destroyed and is now gone, such as the souls in hades, or the trees and butterflies that used used to live in a wasteland before it became a wasteland. In the first usage, it could imply a family that slipped the reins of their original domitors and joined up with the Talmehrearah... umm, the Black Hand. In the second usage,...
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  • Cynic01

    I am a huge fan of your global view. I can tell when rpg material is inspired, because it immediately drives me to develop story hooks to run in it.

    Only a few quibbles...

    Camarilla: Region might also include the Cono Sur, including Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Possibly Paraguay and southern Brazil, as well. The southern third of South America has a more European, and in some places specifically Italian, influence. Consider some of the non-Arab Middle East, as well, so Israel, Turkey, the Kurds, and Iran, especially before the Revolution. Strange...
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  • RAW now it is two monolithic groups with little official interplay among rank and file members.

    In my ideal WoD, I would open up the social system over-all. This leads to situation which is sort of a cross between VtDA and VtR.

    In the beginning was the Dark Ages, when the old system of Rome fell apart into hundreds of small sects of vampires, who wallowed in excess and atrocity. Nearly constant warfare among vampires over support for a Path of Enlightenment or support of a mortal religion created a deadly environment for both vampires and mortal bystanders. Inevitably,...
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  • Ooops, I meant "Total Insanity".

    "Total Inanity" is a much scarier Dementation 6 power, which allows the user, at a party, to literally kill someone with concentrated boredom, activated with a Manipulation + Etiquette roll.
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  • A Giovanni viewing ghosts using level 1 Necromancy isn't viewing someone on the other side of the planet, or even the next room. These are targets who literally are right there in the room with the Giovanni, just previously unseen.

    I totally get the game balance issue, but without a better rationale or a fiat ruling in a book telling a player not to do it, it would be hard for an ST to justify saying "no". Personally, I would almost like to see it more clearly stated in the rules, since it is a loophole.

    Especially since for Giovanni, Dominate is a clan discipline...
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  • Well done, BenjCano! Especially good catch on the small sample size of Cathy's embraces. Bonus points: did you notice the importance of the Oxford comma in Alice's info?

    Bob's name could be an anglicization of Slavic names like Bogoljub, Dobroslav, Boban, or... Byelobog! (And the puzzle would work if Bob's gen was 4 like Byelobog, and Cathy was eating her kids as fast as she made them! Maybe Cathy's lie to her childer was, "I'll give you immortality, and won't eat you.")

    Fun puzzle, but there is a real point to it. There are many, many possible solutions, a...
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  • Speaking of Dominate in combat brings us back to Dominating ghosts. I am still vague on how to rule on this one. It seems like this should be spelled out clearly somewhere in the rules, given that the only major clan with Necromancy also has Dominate. But, I cannot find a clear rule in the book. Plus, two of the three sample ghosts published on p385-386 of V20, themselves have Dominate... or the ghostly equivalent. It wouldn't seem fair to have Dominate be a one-way street.

    If you can see the ghost, and the ghost can see you, there is eye contact. The sidebar on eye contact even mentions...
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  • 11twiggins I see what you mean. A passive defense would be useful.

    I wonder, how do the V20 combat rules on soaking interact with ghosts?



    Normal humans have teeth, and so do most ghosts. So, if a ghost bites a vampire (either across the shroud somehow, or while the vampire is in the shadowlands) can it only be soaked with Fortitude? How about supernatural attacks by ghosts, like Moliate or Pandemonium? Do they need Fortitude to soak? If they were a mage spell, I think they would....
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