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  • Part of the reason is that the Lhiannan were written before "Koldunic Sorcery" was a thing. The former appeared in the first major supplement for the original Dark Ages game, and the latter didn't become distinct from plain old Thaumaturgy until the Revised era, some five years later. You could just as easily argue that the addition of kolduns was redundant when the Lhiannan already existed. Why did the Tzimisce need a second unique discipline and a new faction of old-timey forest witches when there already was a similar bloodline in the game?

    I wouldn't argue that personally,...
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  • Not at all; The Players Guide to the Sabbat, the Storytellers Handbook to the Sabbat, and Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand were all written by Steven C. Brown within a span of about two years, and present a consistent development of his ideas -- largely lifted from the Necroscope/Vampire World series by horror author Brian Lumley -- concerning the Tzimisce. I don't hold it against Brown that an apparently significant portion of the game's fanbase rebelled by the time he got to Dirty Secrets, largely because they were unfamiliar with the novels he used as his primary source. To someone who has read...
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  • However much the Old Clan may have been retconned in later editions, during the period between 1992 and 1994 when Steven C. Brown first developed the Tzimisce, the canon was that the split between Old Clan Tzimisce and their Vicissitude-infested brethren began somewhere around 500 BCE. As their name implies, the Old Clan are not a bloodline, and certainly not less than 400 years old.

    My personal opinion is that the Sabbat Tzimisce and the Old Clan were both written perfectly consistently when the original Tzimisce writer was still in charge of their lore. Later there was much hand-wringing...
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