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  • I'm not going to address the aspects of 'no tragedy in the last century' because that CTPhilips stance and not one I agree with.

    This just seems like a false dilemma. Because you'll always offend someone to an extent, people should never bother trying to treat things in an appropriate manner.

    Will there always be someone offended? To a certain extent. But no, treating things sensitively in a reasonable manner is still possible. This is not an impossible task. So far these complaints are failed marks (by White Wolf's own admission). This is not an excuse we would accept...
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  • Monalfie
    replied to Central theme of Serpentis
    I think the theme is Egyptian powers with a vague allusion to Set. Hence snakes, but also typhonic beast, heart removal, etc....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to V5 Camarilla, Chechnya
    I originally skipped the entire section upon seeing it because I don't plan on running a game in Russia outside of certain cities. But decided to gander now.

    Seems very strange they can exist in the open, but almost no mortals know the truth. Especially when the Second Inquisition has been so effective. I didn't feel satisfied with how this was explained (unless I entirely missed something).

    This was essentially my thought after checking it and seeing the stuff with the persecution of homosexuals and Ramzan. Playing in a game set in WW2, you can certainly have the supernatural...
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  • Do you think we can call anything in an RPG overpowered? You can add artificial restraints (as opposed to mechanical ones) to anything.

    Probably the worst example path you could have picked because it is still so poorly written. 'Roughly know how it is made' is not a good metric. In-fact, the book indicates just using a picture and knowledge skills is entirely possible, just at a higher difficulty.



    Nothing even about a specialty needed. So heck, read a Wikipedia article and have at it if you have the related skill. Unless we're getting into houseruling,...
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  • I went to read about the Gehenna War part just seeing this and you weren't exaggerating. This part was extremely underwhelming. The Sabbat keeps getting called extremely scary, inhuman, etc. but they don't feel that way at all. Seems like a bad rehash of biker gangs in the desert.
    As for the Camarilla, it seems like just a bunch of Elders going to the Middle East to twiddle their thumbs while going on the occasional raid. Complaining about being vaguely uncertain why they are compelled to be there....
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  • Monalfie
    started a topic V5 - Snake Form Stats

    V5 - Snake Form Stats

    For Protean (Shapechange) it indicates you can use it to turn into a snake. However, I don't actually see stats for one in that. Is this in any of the other books or do you just have to work out what it should be?
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  • Monalfie
    replied to [V5] Moloch's Will
    Actually saw that last night and had the same thought. Doesn't actually seem to give the mechanics for how it accomplishes what it claims.
    However, given that it is a Baali thing, the expectation is for it to make little sense.
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  • Monalfie
    replied to Sunlight protection
    Page 378 of V5....
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  • I would say weak prison of flesh is merely a touch of flavor. And that that idea is that, regardless of mortal or blood oath Kindred possession, the result is the same.
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  • It sounded like because it is easier for them to simplify the rules around it. Though, this is a rather old thread....
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  • Well, the book does suggest going off the typical roll can also lead to complications itself at the Storyteller's discretion. Obviously this will vary widely depending on the table.

    Well, you'd probably have to weigh the merits against the flaws here. But it is a fair point to make. Sandman does seem to get less for the lack of flaw....
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  • I'm more inclined to read it as your friend did. That 'further damage' does not need to be from another source or on another turn. That 'further damage' merely means damage in excess or additional to being put into incapacitated.



    It doesn't sound like there'd be a speed bump to me. Merely that the cumulative effect will determine where you're at....
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  • My bigger issue is that the Consensualist should be about, you know, getting consent. If consent by deceit is fine, it kind of removes much of a distinction between it and other predator types, beyond the most naked use of brute force....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to How to counter Ogham V20
    Yeah, I wouldn't be too worried about Ogham. As Skorm notes, you might get a chance to resist (if you can read the language). They also have to take the time to use blood writing your name, which is an issue if there are multiple of your coming at them. And it doesn't affect the standard three physical disciplines and even then, only requires a Willpower.

    So if you already have Protean up, Ogham won't really be doing anything prohibitive. At that point it just depends on the other details of the engagement.
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  • To clarify, I'm not usually great at sussing out combat rules.

    So.
    I think it would resolve that the faster person (Person Y) gets their attack, then the slower person (Person X), then it resolves their Celerity actions after that (again, Person Y, then Person X). Since it reads that a Celerity action will always be resolved at the end of the turn.

    If by hold you mean delay, then sure. But I don't think it could be used to supersede Celerity actions going last.
    Just so, I think they would both have to act or abort.
    Quite. If you can't abort, you have...
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  • Yeah, it is a distinction that annoys me since the distinction between a Bagger is vague.


    But more-so that lying to get consent seems to defeat the idea of being a Consensualist. Even the book seems to acknowledge that trickery isn't fine for consent. So it leaves the entire situation rather awkwardly placed to me....
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  • Monalfie
    replied to V5 - Beckoning questions
    I don't see anything that says they have any different interplay with the Beckoning. It is, after all, a magical calling. But they can still try to resist as much as they can.
    If you want. The exact nature and influence of the Beckoning is unclear (I think intentionally). They could well be going to fight against them....
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  • Clans

    Overall
    Caitiff - Probably the ideal if you don't plan on getting more than three dots in a discipline. Being able to pick what disciplines you have and the Bane situation isn't too bad depending how social the game will be. Arguably it'd be easy to buy out of the status issue if you pretend to be of another clan.
    Physical
    Gangrel - These will be on the top of my list. Having Protean and Animalism together seems like it could be a potent combination. And the Bane seems pretty mild.
    Toreador - Good disciplines together. The Bane is hard for me to judge.
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  • Toreador. That felt like her aesthetic.
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  • Monalfie
    replied to WoD is it still ok in 2018.
    Which doesn't give carte blanche to say screw it and not have any consideration for people.


    Because there is something to be said about making a good faith effort to depict things in a way one thinks is appropriate. Again, the idea that someone will always take offense or criticize doesn't mean we should throw the baby out with the bathwater.


    I feel like those shades of gray are equally present. I don't think the book goes about it like you claim.
    The Anarchs are suppose to be a disconnected mess of varying ideologies. And it isn't 'the Camarilla are...
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