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  • Nyrufa
    replied to Why i like V5
    Wrong again. The Anarchs didn't want a leader, hence the reason why they are Anarchs.

    If you became an autarkis, you're killing Lacroix because that's presumably the best way to get the Camarilla heat off your back. Take out the people conspiring against you, before it can spread to other cities.

    You blow up the Camarilla leader and take down most of their supporters because they are an enemy faction, one who has invaded your city, claimed themselves to be in charge, and has tried on multiple occasions to manipulate and destroy you for their own benefit. They even went...
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to Why i like V5
    No, it isn't. It's disappointing that the world has largely forgotten the actual meaning of trrorism, ever since 9/11. It's not about going around causing merry havoc and destruction. Terrorism is using fear to coerce people into doing what you want. Blowing up Lacroix's tower was merely a way to get him removed from office. It wasn't being used as leverage for something else.

    Ironically, bugging people's phones and listening in on private conversations while claiming it was to protect them from hostile groups IS a form of terrorism, because you're playing on the population's fear...
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  • What exactly are "monster girl things?"

    The only stuff that comes to mind is forming a protagonist's harem.

    But yeah, I would go with the idea of them having a humanoid shape, since I've seen a few slimes that allow them to have a humanoid shape.

    As a Kith, they could have an ability enabling them to become hyper malleable by expending glamour. Though the hard part would be finding a way to translate that into the Autumn World....
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  • Nyrufa
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    Also, keep in mind that Dominate is more than simple hypnosis. Higher levels allow you to rewrite a person's memory, condition their behavioral patterns, and even outright possess their bodies. Any Ventrue with a proper education in their abilities could easily supplant any mortal in the social-economic hierarchy... assuming they weren't a member of the Technocracy.



    *cough-cough* Followers of Set *cough-cough*

    And I could understand the anti-terrorism excuse IF the Sabbat were still hanging around. But the Anarchs and Camarilla generally don't make a habit...
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to Why i like V5
    They way I rationalized it is that the Gangrel don't frenzy as often because they don't bother trying to restrain the Beast, like every other clan does. It's the Brujah who are the ones with self control issues. Gangrel, on the other hand, commune with their Beast and learn to wield it more effectively than any other clan.

    Everybody else tries to repress their urges, keeping them bottled up until they're ready to explode. But since the Gangrel freely indulge their predatory nature, I would support the idea that their Beast is easier to manage.

    Compare animals living in...
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to Why i like V5
    1 - I don't! The mice should not be hunting the lions. And I don't buy that crap about humans being technologically superior to vampires, especially not since vampires have been manipulating society from the inside out for hundreds of years. And it's not like the newly embraced suddenly lose all knowledge or skill at utelising technology they were raised around.

    Also, how the hell did big name corporations find out about vampires enough to start their own hunter agencies? It makes the vampires who have been operating a shadow government via Illuminati espionage look utterly incompetent!...
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to Why i like V5
    Oh, so Vicissitude is still a thing? When I heard that Tzimisce weren't going to be one of the core clans of V5, I was afraid they might get the boot, or something.

    But I can agree with it being part of Protean, since both disciplines focus on the art of shapeshifting, Vicissitude just takes a more radical approach to it. In fact, Protean's ability to merge with the earth, or turn into a cloud of mist could link itself back to Koldunic Sorcery, if you want to look at it from that angle.

    Shapeshifting is probably my most favorite ability in all of fantasy. Due in no small...
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to The Drunk Thread
    I don't drink alcohol either.

    I'm not sure if I'm a "happy" drunk, or an "angry" drunk, and I'm kind of scared to find out.

    Plus, alcohol tastes horrible to me......
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to Why i like V5
    Okay, that does sound cool, and actually makes a lot of sense as to why they would go that route. Like I said, the mechanical changes may be fun. It's just the fluff that I've been hesitant about....
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  • Nyrufa
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    Well, I'm curious to learn more about that! ...
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  • Okay, but that still doesn't refute the idea that other blood mages could do the same thing. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it outright supports the idea!

    As I said in my previous post, Tremere blood magic was invented a thousand years ago, back when most people had no idea how the universe worked. Times are different now, and what may have been considered the pinnacle of scientific discovery back then is either common knowledge today, or has become atrociously obsolete.

    In addition to people on the forums claiming Thaumaturgy was created to be easier to learn, it was...
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  • Nyrufa
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    But I liked the cat-dogs. The concept of a vampire gradually mutating into some kind of eldritch, Lovecraftian horror (without using Vicissitude) was a cool idea, and one that played into the old school mythos of some species of vampires who possessed more animalistic forms. I never had a problem with the Gangrel losing access to their social skills over time, because the Gangrel were never intended to be a social clan in the first place. They're the loners, drifters and survivors. They typically avoid society, unless they're looking for food. So what does it matter if they can only communicate...
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  • As I said, the Tremere's version is founded on scientific research, as opposed to philosophical ideology.

    Sure, Thaumaturgy may have been difficult 1,000 years ago, but that's because it was 1,000 years ago when people's understanding of science was mediocre at best. We're living in the modern era, now, and much of what would be mind boggling to the people back then is just common knowledge to the people of today.

    Vampires, to the best of my knowledge, don't need much education for using blood as a power source. Literally all their disciplines and supernatural abilities...
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  • But I thought the entire point of the Tremere creating their version of it was because it was much easier to learn? Last time I talked about it with people on the forums, they made it very clear that Thaumaturgy was both easier and more practical than the ancient blood magics used by the other clans.

    Tremere approach Thaumaturgy from a rational and scientific method.

    While other paths like Setite, Assamite and Kuldonic sorcery require the user to approach the discipline from a spiritualist mindset.

    It's the difference between subjugating a lightning spirit,...
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  • Right, I'm aware that they were originally different styles. But I was under the impression that blood magic was eventually retconned so that it was all considered Thaumaturgy.

    At least that's the way V20 seemed to portray it, by incorporating the different clan styles under Thaumaturgy paths....
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  • Well now, that doesn't make sense. the Assamites, Setites and Tzimisce have been using magic far, far longer than the Tremere have even existed as a vampire clan. Heck, the Assamites and Setites even place religious significance on its practice!

    Plus, a big chunk of recent Assamite history was devoted to finding a way to break the Tremere curse, which I imagine is very difficult to do if you don't have any expertise on the subject....
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to Unsecured, or Just a Bug?
    Well, I wasn't planning to do that, anyways.

    But yeah, I was nervous about typing in my account name and password, for fear of being hijacked.

    Already lost 3 email accounts to that BS....
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to Inspirational Images For Beast
    "What? I like to swim through the stars at night. Don't judge me!"




    "Well, Doctor, it burns when I do ANYTHING!"




    "This used to be such a nice neighborhood, too."

    ...
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to The D&D thread
    Unless you're a savant, who perceives the world entirely through mathematics, I agree with this line of reasoning. ...
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  • Nyrufa
    replied to The D&D thread
    Better yet, have somebody cast Reincarnate on you.

    You have a chance of coming back as another Tarrasque!...
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