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  • Tessie
    replied to Is Primal Urge overpriced?
    Basically, when there is a fire to put out, you call a Sacred Hunt for it. Remember that the Sacred Hunt is not only for gaining Essence or unlocking new Gifts from spirits. It could be called on basically the pack may literally or symbolically hunt, for any reason they consider worthy (aka non-trivial).


    I personally get the feeling people don't purchase Primal Urge in your game because they don't realise the value of it (especially Essence per turn) rather than it being bad. Werewolves have relatively many powers that are activated reflexively, and being able to activate more...
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  • Tessie
    replied to Lichdom through the Arcana
    They are different, yes, but they are not what determines whether you're a Sleeper or Awakened. A mage getting a Sleeper's soul will continue to be a mage (and the soul will eventually turn into an Awakened soul). A Sleeper who gains an Awakened soul is not described but we can infer that the Sleeper will continue to be a Sleeper, or possibly become a Sleepwalker.

    Really, the soul is among the least important factors when it comes to preserving yourself across reincarnations. Putting your soul in a newborn baby won't do shit for preserving you except potentially giving the child trace...
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  • Tessie
    replied to Lichdom through the Arcana
    Yeah. Most notably ephemeral liches (like Morpheans)....
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  • Tessie
    replied to Lichdom through the Arcana
    Death is for manipulating the soul, yes, but Mind is if anything more important because that's the Arcanum for the consciousness (which is the closest thing that can be said to be "you").

    The two main problems with reincarnation is that 1.) you're going to have to grow up all over again and lose access to everything you used to have, and 2.) you can't just use Fate to make sure you Awaken again; you might be doomed to become a Sleeper (more likely Sleepwalker) in your next life.
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  • If there's no extra space between the lines it's generally either because of a line break or because the text wraps around. If there is space between certain lines it's generally because of a paragraph break.
    Enter/return gives paragraph breaks in most word processing software. Alt+enter/return gives line breaks in most word processing software....
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  • You could check out this post.

    Edit: You had already answered on the very next page, but it's still a pretty good explanation.
    What I can add is that VtR 2e is written with the assumption that the Beast is not an actual entity. It's merely what vampires call the parts of themselves that they wish to distance themselves from. Strix claiming otherwise are just full of bullshit. (Bullshit and malice are basically the only things you should ever expect from Strix.) Different writers may have different interpretations, though, and it may very well be a discrete entity in other books...
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  • Tessie
    replied to Confused about Aeons?
    Define lesser. Also, Pangaeans also had Arcana....
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  • Tessie
    replied to The Twist
    Inhuman can still be considered monstrous even if it's exaggerations of very human or even positive traits (see Mage: The Awakening). Transhuman doesn't really apply to vampires....
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  • Tessie
    replied to The Bank of the red teller
    Why would it be?

    But yeah, it would have to be a changeling turned Goblin Queen for an Entitlement....
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  • Tessie
    replied to Primal Urge 2-5 and Food Bills
    Depends on where you live. In a coastal town with a proper fish market you could get some real cheap fish as long as you're not too picky about which kind. Probably cheaper than refrigerated meat in the local grocery store....
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  • What about the Jiang-Shi Clan in the VtR 2e core book, page 255?
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  • These are all Mage questions much more than Vampire questions, but anyway:



    That's how Passive Mage Sight works, yes.



    That's how Active Mage Sight works, yes.



    That's correct....
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  • Tessie
    replied to Other supernaturals as Ghouls?
    The exact phrasing changes from game to game. You're right in that Vampire only says to use other traits for contested rolls for Disciplines. Meanwhile Changeling says that you should use the Supernatural Potency or Supernatural Tolerance trait any time the rules call for Wyrd. Very different wordings (and implications) from what's supposed to be the same rule in both games. Consistency is not CofD's strongest suite.
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  • Tessie
    replied to Other supernaturals as Ghouls?
    This is a general rule across all the games. Anything that calls on a power stat, other splats substitutes that trait with their own power stat....
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  • Not necessarily the default assumption depending on which dev you ask and when you asked them.
    If we go by RAW, then vampires should have Oneiroi (because they're described as having souls according to Nameless & Accursed) but they don't link up further to the Temenos that is exclusively the domain of mortals, mages and Beasts (from BtP, not the gestalt of a vampire's dark urges)....
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  • It certainly does change the themes for mages, but in a crossover game the themes of each individual game have already been greatly compromised by necessity. A further change to a theme (that many don't even invoke in exclusively Mage games) for the sake of gameplay is not a big deal.

    Also, six free spells from character creation, with each additional free spell costing 1 XP, is not a bad deal. Compare to a vampire who starts with three dots (with no guarantee that either is free to use) as well as the fact that most of the inherent abilities of a vampire also costs Vitae (or comes...
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  • Unless they're meant as additional Withstand ratings rather than to replace the regular Resistance Attribute....
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  • Barring logistical obstacles, I presume.

    "The goblins at Market could get you what you need — the wax of azure bees — but they asked for your seventh-born son. You weren’t even sure you could have a first-born, since your genitals are hot enough to melt plastic."
    p.245...
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  • Of course, reducing starting traits to a singular metric completely ignores the non-measurable benefits and drawbacks of each splat, as well as the fact that each splat have different rates of XP progression. The latter is especially true for splats with two different XP systems as well as those with character progression without XP costs.

    I think a more (but still far from) fair comparison would be to look at what each splat gets in addition to their actual bare minimums. A mage cannot exist without two dots in their ruling Arcana (because gaining those is part of becoming a mage...
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  • I doubt the dream form is consistent between multiple journeys. There's no rules for how to regain Dream Health (unlike Corpus, another permutation of Health), and by its nature the dream form is very ephemeral and fleeting. Unlike your regular body it's not something that persists when you're not using it; you manifest it the moment you enter the Astral....
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