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  • My only issue there is that it seems to be that the SI keep getting their victories attributed to vampires.

    London only happened before of Mithras.

    Venice because of the Harbingers.

    OTOH, there's never NOT going to be vampires betraying each other....
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  • My hope is they will establish they aren't working together but are just generally facing the same direction. It would make a lot more interesting storyline to have them have their own internal strife and interscine warfare....
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  • The retcon for THE FALL OF LONDON was both helpful and disappointing.

    IT WAS MITHRAS ALL ALONG!



    I mean, it made sense of a lot of confusing stuff, but it also made the SI look like a bunch of chumps. "Vampires are behind it!" has also been hinted for Vienna and Venice.



    It would also eliminate the Second Inquisition as a concept wouldn't it? It's just another arm of the Union then and another sign Humanity can't do shit.

    Mind you, I'd prefer they retconned Ravnos being taken down by the Second Inquisition...
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  • CTPhipps
    commented on a Visitor Message From Florin
    Gotcha! Much appreciated for you saying so.
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  • I too would like, "Yes, humans are entirely capable of destroying vampiredom. However, admittedly, part of it is because vampires are the worst and wouldn't lift a finger to save 90% of their race."
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  • Florin
    Florin posted a Visitor Message for CTPhipps
    Sorry. Let my frustration get the best of me. Happy to stay out of there. Thanks for the check.
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  • Don't insult fellow posters. Also, leave the thread....
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  • It goes without saying that comparing a poster to a Holocaust denier is beyond the pale on these forums. As such, a week long ban is being imposed on Gubenyochi.

    It is also something that will get your posts deleted.
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Trails of Ash and Bone
    Its interesting how this is European focused versus the Midwestern focused LET THE STREETS RUN RED.

    I am very excited to read the family then watch the As I Play.
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Trails of Ash and Bone
    If he ever does a Patreon reward for it, I'll try to get a Gentleman's Guide to Gary.

    "No, Charles."

    But...

    "No."

    ...
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  • Ready Made Characters

    Rather than review these individually, I'm just going to say that I very much enjoyed the Ready Made Characters made up for this part of the book. I think they did a fantastic job establishing the characters for either gameplay or as NPCs for use in the game.

    Bravo.

    Final Analysis

    Fantastic book!

    Fantastic adventures.

    It's been a long road getting from there to hear but it was worth it.

    Thanks for everyone who participated.
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Can a Clan Adopt a Caitiff?
    In the Followers of Set's case, a Caitiff is building material. Which is different from the way most Clans will be. One useless Caitiff today could be a fanatical devotee of Set later....
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Can a Clan Adopt a Caitiff?
    Toreador have a history of also making sudden Embraces motivated by their Clan Flaw. They thus have a hefty number of poor choice Embraces. You probably could never get into the interior halls of perfectness unless you had a superior talent or wit at putting others down but being acknowledged as part of the CLAN is not that hard.

    Leopold the Sculptor for example (who was actually Tremere Antitribu)....
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Can a Clan Adopt a Caitiff?
    Officially?

    No.

    Unofficially, the OUTCASTS book says the Giovanni and other clans sometimes adopt Caitiff by passing them off as wayward childer. Its a central plot in WINTER'S TEETH in fact. You can also pass yourself off as a Brujah or Toreador with little difficulty and other Clans with more difficulty.

    Amusingly, the Followers of Set do this all the time and many Followers of Set are actually members of other Clans. Even orthodox typhonists are BARELY inclined to view converts as less than pure blooded members (because Set is the first vampire to them,...
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  • CTPhipps
    replied to Non-Tremere Apprentices
    Only a Tremere Loyalist would think that a House must be made of slaves.



    Edit:

    There is already canonical examples of Caitiff being adopted by the Tremere and taught Thaumaturgy

    Gordon Keaton was taught the rudiments of Thaumaturgy by Nicolai in Chicago by Night Second Edition. My view on the subject is that Nicolai was using him as a catspaw, though, and never intended him to learn anything more than the basics but those basics made him a powerful force among the Anarchs. Also, I think Nicolai was able to get away with it as one of the most...
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  • No Edition Warring on these forums or insults to playstyles....
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  • Loresheets

    This section will obviously cover the Loresheets that came with this document and what I thought of them. Nothing more or less.

    Anubi

    The Anubi have always been something I appreciated as "vampire werewolf hunters" is a particularly badass creed. So, having membership as something the PCs can have is certainly a pretty good Loresheets. Still, the Anubi are depicted as being in their twilight and no longer the same badasses they were before. They are now Anarch hunters and it's interesting to see that this isn't really reflected here....
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  • Tremere

    Tessa Greene




    Type: NPC

    Synopsis: The illegitimate daughter of House Carna.

    Analysis: I like Tessa Greene as a character who adds a little to House Carna. One of the things I hope gets maintained if they do a write-up of Carna is that she was a serial killer of men and kind of a psychopath in addition to her better qualities. Making such a terrible person into the leader of a fully justified revolt against the Tremere heirachy is something that I find more intriguing than her being actually "good" or wholly...
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  • Toreador

    Marion Davies




    Type: NPC

    Synopsis: A trans woman of the Toreador clan just trying to make it in a city of serpents.

    Analysis: Marion Davies is something of a controversial figure in certain circles as many fans I've talked with, particularly trans, either love her or hate her. I have no doubt the character was intended to be a respectful and progressive tribute but some readers responded negatively to the fact that her deadname was used in her background. This is very taboo and there were a few other things that didn't quite...
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  • Oscar Vasquez a.k.a The Operator

    An interesting thing about this character (my third "pitch") is that it keeps a fundamental element of the character but switches around. The idea behind Oscar Vasquez is that he's someone who was biologically born with extremely muted emotions and no conscience. I originally had him be a Malkavian and Blood Bound but the Ashfinder's ash has a similar affect. Before he had artificially induced emotions from Ash, Oscar had never experienced anything approaching an intense emotional experience. Love, hate, friendship, or joy were things completely...
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