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  • Bloodlines (which is what 'caste' effectively is) still only get their three unique disciplines. There is no cross-contamination between bloodline and parent clan or bloodline and other bloodline of the same clan.
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Obtenbration
    Again, I totally agree - hired goons are the ultimate way to win. But it's not a cool way to win....
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Obtenbration
    "Naked in an antimagic field" is a retarded test case for any and all powers and practically never comes up in an actual game....
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Obtenbration
    Mostly it's a mindset issue. What people normally do/want in RPGs is a "Let's you and me fight" type thing where two badasses square off and use their might and magic to have an epic duel. Hiring/dominating/ghouling gangbangers to shoot the evil Tzimsice with their Vorpal Kalashnikovs +3 and Flasks of Molotov is the objectively superior way to fight, but it's not cool. It's not the kind of fight people want to play out.

    But yes, while Arms of the Abyss is the superior option in single combat, it is merely okay in combat in general....
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  • Kammerer
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    A house rule I'd suggest is to give the Lasombra who uses Arms of the Abyss a full-auto melee attack with dicepool bonus of [Hits on activation check] and no difficulty penalty. This neatly steps around Lasombra getting ten million billion actions as all their tentacles roll attacks and stops the inescapable hentai grapple....
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  • VtM combat in the absense of plot armor is straight up rocket tag. It doesn't matter if you are the grandmaster of Fortitude or whatever, whoever attacks first usually wins. So Christoff beating a methuselah is not impossible.

    But there is literally nothing to Antediluvians other than plot armor, so everyone always loses against them except for other NPCs with more plot armor.
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Vampire Services to Provide
    My main concern with this would be the demand. Ghouls are immortal, so in your normal not very violent city you'd satisfy all your customers within a decade. And just how many groomed slaves could a vampire possibly need? Dracula just had Renfield, and Renfield's qualifications were being british and selling real estate....
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  • Dark Thaumaturgy, Taking of Spirit.

    But really, they are mortals. Just ghoul them.
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  • Kammerer
    replied to The Stock Market
    Now, I don't know if you are the player or the GM or what, but my answer would be to not bother. The way WoD handles Resources isn't the least bit fun and any systems you tack on aren't going to be fun either. What I'd do instead is have stock market adventures for the character, rather than simulate the process of trading. Going to an eccentric billionaire to make a deal. Infiltrating a corporation to get insider information. Trying to convince a werewolf financial guru to teach you. Don't simulate trading. Have adventures surrounding the idea of trading. Take inspiration from hacker movies -...
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Diablerie and Antediluvians
    Cynic01 While Tremere may have been "only" 383 years old, he was still an immortal archmage that ruled his own house before he became a vampire. He really shouldn't be discounted just like that.
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Diablerie and Antediluvians
    Yes. No. Maybe. Ask again later.

    Strictly speaking, there's no material saying that you can't diablerize an Antediluvian, but all Antediluvians have plot armor that conveniently protects them from ever failing at anything....
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Vampire Services to Provide
    And, allegedly, instantly murdered by Tremere/Giovanni ninjas for practicing blood magic without being a licensed union member a clan member....
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  • "Never" is such a strong word. By various estimations there's somewhere between five hundred and five thousand Giovanni in the world. The idea that a few of them may have been bad parents and sired Caitiff is certainly not far fetched. And if you say that this is too special snowflake - who cares? WoD is a setting where you can't tell the stories where uniqueness is unique. Vampires are already super rare purposefully selected special snowflakes with deep inner world just by the very nature of being a vampire. You may very well be unique by being the only vampire in the city with Animalism...
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    Last edited by Kammerer; 11-18-2017, 07:14 AM.

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  • Kammerer
    replied to Vampire Services to Provide
    Vandal was using blood to help another doctor treat patiens without doing any work. By ghouling them. The number of Camarilla vampires in Santa Monica is two (Tung and Voermans) plus three ghouls (Mercurio, Vandal and Knox), so it's not exactly a booming market....
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Vampire Services to Provide
    Fluff and story wise - this could work. The two issues I see are:
    1. Humanity mechanics. Losing Humanity is an instantaneous process rather than something you can wrestle with.
    2. Christianity. Vampires have non-functioning brains and an immortal soul. In fact, everyone has an immortal soul. This really fucks with psychiatry because everything it's built on turns out to be a lie. You don't have schizophrenia because bad genetics cause dopamine neurons to malfunction. You have schizophrenia because God made your soul like that....
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  • Caitiff by definition have no clan and no in- or out-of-clan disciplines. Caitiff learn all disciplines for Rating*6 xp, which is a bad deal in a normal game and a good deal in high XP game where people learn a lot out-of-clan. It can be infered but is not specified that Caitiff need a teacher for all disciplines....
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Vampire Services to Provide
    Personally, I would consider hiring an assassin to be a breach of any "thou shalt not kill" sins....
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  • Kammerer
    replied to Vampire Services to Provide
    As usual with questions about vampire society, a foundation has to be established. Namely - how big is your vampire society? Are there five vampires? Ten? Twenty? A hundred? Different size of society leads to different answers, but there are a few commonalities we can discuss:
    1. The basic structure of vampire society is a bloodline. The smallest bloodline can be is one vampire, when it's just you and your sire either died or moved to a different city. The biggest bloodline is the entire society, when everyone in the city can trace their lineage back to one vampire who sits at the top of...
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  • Point of order: a small minority of people and vampires actually leave ghosts, so the odds of a sire being haunted by his failed embrace are plot dependent miniscule....
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  • Not really. Pick a White Wolf NPC a random, you'll see a full house of clan-specific disciplines that will never ever be taught to outsiders on the threat of death by KGB superninjas. Especially Thaumaturgy - the most common discipline-that-Tremere-will-not-teach-you-don't-even-ask to show up on a non-Tremere vampire.....
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