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    Remember, mutual respect.
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  • CT Phipps' Answer to Vienna's destruction

    In my games, it's canonical that the person who destroyed Vienna was Tremere himself. The Antediluvian brought down the wards and defenses of the Vienna Chantry in order to allow the Second Inquisition to go in and slaughter as many as possible. To the Second Inquisition's credit, they cut through the mundane Tremere defenses, ghouls, and gargoyles easily as well as killed dozens of sleeping Elders. Many who had used Awake with Mornings Freshness still got slaughtered by True Faith relic-wearing soldiers carrying assault rifles. The SI never...
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  • My take on the subject is that the V5 change to the Tremere's Clan Flaw is that it is one that happened in-universe. The Tremere are all Blood Bound to the Council of Seven before the attack on Vienna and then after the attack, the Clan's blood mutated or was changed by some unknown ritual (perhaps an act of Goratrix/Tremere). Those the Tremere Blood Bounded suddely were freed and the Tremere could not Blood Bond anyone else.

    Bane severity wise, the Tremere would be at 1-2 points Blood Bound to the Council of Seven, which effectively means they're Blood Bound to the concept of the...
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  • Ten Tips to running the Tremere in V5

    https://unitedfederationofcharles.bl...ere-in-v5.html

    Hey folks,

    These articles on how to run the changes to major characters and factions in V5 are proving to be some of my most-loved blog articles. For the next entry I'm going to be discussing the changes of, I've decided to go with Clan Tremere. Clan Tremere has arguably been hit the hardest of the 13 Clans in V5. The Tremere Pyramid has been decapitated with the deaths of the Council of Seven as well as destruction of the Vienna chantry. The Second Inquisition proved their bonafides by killing the most powerful known...
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  • Actually, I should speak as a player, that this is something I have done several times already and it's quite fun. Explaining the changes in-universe is a source of WONDERFUL adventure hooks.

    Also, you can just sit down and say, "Okay, everyone, this is the way it's always been. Take note and memorize the changes."

    So far, everyone has had an ABSOLUTE BLAST and loved it.

    I'm happy to share how I incorporated the changes of V5 in-universe....
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  • CTPhipps
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    Clue: Vampire Edition

    "What do you mean, MURDER?"

    Premise: The player characters are invited to the Prince's New Years Eve ball in much the same way as Baptism by Fire with it being done at a beautiful but isolated location in a rented mansion. The player characters are late arrivals and there is a selection of the local Elders and Primogen among a few other notable guests. That's when THE PRINCE IS FOUND MURDERED, staked through the heart, decapitated, and his body burned with a fast-acting accelerant.

    The parody of Clue is obvious but what is...
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  • I find the best argument for the Anarchs came from one of my old STs who got rid of all morality in it.

    PC: The Anarchs aren't any better than the Camarilla.

    Baron: Nope.

    PC: What?

    Baron: The Anarchs exist because we don't have power and they do. This isn't the Rebellion vs. the Empire this is the Godfather, son. We're going to overthrow the Prince so we can be rich and safe. It's about the power and the money. If you want to die with a boot on your face, that's you. But I'd rather live like kings and the only way to do that is to make a space...
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  • Some probably joined the Camarilla but half of the Lasombra stayed....
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  • I really liked the Vampyr game's most faithful priest. Ironically, he gets bitten by a vampire because he doesn't believe God would drive away a vampire as he loves all people.

    (Crosses explicitly can be used against the undead in the setting)...
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  • Personally, I don't think Thaumaturgy or Blood Sorcery is really any single distinct Discipline.

    Setite Thaumaturgy is going to be different from Assamite Thaumaturgy from Tremere Thaumaturgy from Baba Yaga's Thaumaturgy and Koldunism.

    Really, the big similarity is the fact Baba Yaga and the Tzimisce both place a lot of emphasis on Earth, spirit, and nature....
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to [Game] Pitch a Chronicle
    Born on the Bayou

    Inspired by: Mafia III

    Premise: The player characters are a bunch of Vietnam veterans who got a little too drunk one day and ended up being Embraced by a gang of Dixie vampires who planned to burn them in a shack in the Louisian Bayou and fake their deaths. The Dixie vampires were chased off by the Sheriff first and they awaken to the thirst as well as confusion. A bunch of unclaimed Caitiff, they are immediately under an implicit threat of a Blood Hunt by the Prince of New Orleans.

    The turbulent 1960s are the setting with the Anarchs planning...
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  • CTPhipps
    started a topic [Game] Pitch a Chronicle

    [Game] Pitch a Chronicle

    Just for funsies.

    You have a single post to pitch a Chronicle to a hypothetical group of players.

    Describe the premise, the location, and the kind of themes you'll want to deal with.

    Try to keep it brief.
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  • Give them a fighting chance. Give them a day to prepare for the retaliation and access to silver weapons and the ability to make traps like Conan the Barbarian.

    They can also run.

    Also, let them know the dice will fall where they may. If it works well, you can have the Battle of the Mounds.

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  • No, but it's a subject that clearly is bothering a lot of people. Even if I don't agree with it, I think it's important people have options.



    Honestly, I think that stating out beings like Helena and Mithras is a mistake. One of the smartest moves in gaming, I think, was when they did the LORD OF THE RINGS adaptation for Decipher and listed Sauron's stats as, "You lose."

    I think that Methuselahs should be plot devices, basically.

    However, if you are going to do an Advanced System, you shouldn't feel beholden to the stats already published...
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  • Maybe they're suffering the Withering from resisting the Beckoning....
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  • If you're referring to V5 then please leave the thread and consider yourself under warning for Edition Warring. We do not tolerate that anymore....
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  • Which gets to the heart of the matter.

    IS the Wyrm corrupted or is it just doing what it's supposed to do?

    What is part of the system doesn't necessarily benefit humanity or the Garou....
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  • There's ways they could go around it.

    "Advanced Disicplines" are a cool house rule I've seen used and use myself. You'd make the Elder versions of Dominate, Presence, and so on with a requirement for the first 5 levels.

    That way the system doesn't break....
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  • Yes, if people want to discuss Advanced Disciplines they should create a new thread.

    Or I will:

    http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...ed-disciplines
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  • [V5] Amalgams and Advanced Disciplines

    A place to discuss what sort of substitution can be made for +6 Disciplines, the role of Methuselah powers, and other story related mechanics....
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