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  • Monalfie
    replied to Garou and Vampires
    An entire continent? Seems unlikely for a number of reasons....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to do vampire children mature?
    Again, all human processors (as far as we know) are the result of biology. I don't think trying to compare a living human with a Kindred will result in much in the way of science....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to do vampire children mature?
    Well, we can get really technical. Aren't actual emotions and certain cognitive function (memory, thoughts, etc) all based around biological function? I'd say at a certain point trying to use biology for a justification on how the inherent magical nature Kindred should work is a failing line of thought.

    Personally, I'd say they do develop. I think either stance can lead to some awkward implications. But having the stance they do develop mentally makes the most sense to me and, I'd say, has significantly less implications. Also, didn't some of the theories/stories on ur-Shulgi's backstory...
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  • Monalfie
    replied to The Capuchin
    I've never read the book, but the movie The Mist was pretty close to that. That said, I think this is a mischaracterization of their stance. Not that I necessarily agree with it.
    Also, I'm not sure Nightmare on Elm Street would fit since the ending typically twists for most of the films.

    Also, the movie The Descent....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to The Capuchin
    As to the first point, I strongly disagree. It is a big reduction to claim that purpose of antagonists is to lose. Antagonists can be used to serve a variety of purposes. But I think more importantly, loss doesn't always need to be measured in killing the antagonist. Losing and 'being ganked' are not synonymous.

    As to the second point, that's clearly just a matter of taste. Just want to make note that I find those kind of hard to deal with mythic level characters both cool and, at times, scary, depending on their individual aspects....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to Vampires in Space
    I've never read up much on spirits solely in regards to Vampire books (it isn't heavily touched on, as far as I know). But if we're talking Werewolf or Mage, both have spirits for other planets existing. I don't think it would be unreasonable to think the same would hold true for Vampire. Even in Vampire, spirits are the spirits of objects or nature. I don't see a reason they wouldn't exist on other planets....
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  • I think the issue is one of size. If there isn't already a base of Anarchs in a city, building a separate group to support those claims can be difficult. Because if you're the first person (or a small group) going hard about being the Anarchs of a city, a Prince can very much quash you on the pretext of some other reason. It becomes an issue if you don't have that power base to back you up. It can be a dangerous proposition in and of itself.

    But like you say, it depends what degree of activism one participates in. Just claiming to be an Anarch while pursuing your own thing is different...
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  • Monalfie
    replied to Paths by Usefulness?
    No, that's just alchemy. Conjuring doesn't have that problem....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to Lore of the Bloodlines
    Actually had this same thought reading through the chapter. Something about 'serial killer convention.' Intentional or not, it was nice....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to Paths by Usefulness?
    This also got me thinking, a Tremere or pair of Tremere with Conjuration and Elemental Mastery would be a rather impressive thing.
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  • Monalfie
    replied to Paths by Usefulness?
    Countermagic is weird for a lot of reasons.

    Thaumaturgical Countermagic is treated as a separate Discipline, although it uses the usual rules for Thaumaturgy (including experience costs and the fact that it is limited to only fve levels). It cannot be taken as a character’s primary path, and a rating in it does not allow the character to perform rituals.

    This power cannot be taken during character creation and cannot be spontaneously developed. Whether the character has Thaumaturgy as an in-Clan power or not, it costs the same as any other non-Clan Discipline to learn....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to The Capuchin
    No, they aren't. That's exactly the purpose of presenting them as options....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to The Capuchin
    The entire True Black Hand starts off by basically saying 'all of these are entirely optional elements.'...
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  • Monalfie
    replied to The Capuchin
    I think they were talking about Veddartha's sire?...
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  • Monalfie
    started a topic Paths by Usefulness?

    Paths by Usefulness?

    A point of discussion that I see fairly often is how many paths there are available to blood sorcery, particularly for thaumaturgy. I was wondering if anyone had ever taken the effort to rank paths in accordance with how good they are, or at least selected which are a step above the rest? Just curious since there are such a mass of them out there.
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  • Monalfie
    replied to The Capuchin
    Ah, sorry. It flew completely over my head....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to The Capuchin
    Indeed. It is actually three individuals, Lazarus, Japheth, and Byzar....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to Lore of the Bloodlines
    Yeah, you get what it advertises. More/extra information on a number of Bloodlines. By and large, I like it.
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  • Monalfie
    started a topic Detecting the Vaulderie

    Detecting the Vaulderie

    I was considering a few things, and needed extra information I couldn't locate off-hand. Is there any way one could detect that someone has undergone (or not undergone) a Vaulderie? An, in that vein, what is the typical punishment if one discovered a Sabbat member had avoided the ritual at some point?
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  • I just want to note, not to be rude, I know you don't want to get too involved anymore. This seems like an unintentional strawman.

    The assertion was never "vinculum means that the people involved absolutely have to teach each other their secret clan discipline if they're asked".
    The assertion, from what I saw, was: "vinculum means that people involved are very likely/more likely to teach their unique clan disciplines if asked, especially since clan loyalty as opposed to sect loyalty is dubious given the structure of the Sabbat overall.'

    Because...
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