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  • BenjCano
    replied to Ur-Shulgi vs. Japheth
    But if the Flash had a head start and Green Lantern wasn't allowed to fly, could Superman hold his breath longer than Darkseid on the moon?

    The winner would be determined by the writer in question....
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  • BenjCano
    replied to Ambush Free Attack
    The way it's worded it implies a single attack. Not a single action; a single attack....
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  • Great questions. It will be a few days before I can respond at length but I did want to placeholder this just to let you know that I will respond in due time....
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  • Or the year was right but they typed in 'Christians' instead of 'Jews.'...
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  • To quote a friend of mine, and circling back to the possibility of ur-Shulgi as sekret Baali all along you guys!...

    What's the difference between "Ur-Shulgi is a douchebag Assamite sorcerer" and "Ur-Shulgi is a douchebag infernalist Baali in charge of Assamites? What difference does it make to the coterie of Camarilla neonates vying for influence in Chicago that the game assumes will resemble most groups of PCs?

    Elaborate conspiracies, secret double identities, and labyrinthine motivations for NPCs are only relevant insofar as they impact the PCs. Giving...
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  • I hear you, but the last time I tried to get creative in Vampire my ST told me I couldn't use Typhon's Brew to get out of feeding, so you know how it is....
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  • Ad hoc assertions only lower the prior probability of the theory you're arguing unless you can independently demonstrate that your assertion is very probable....
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  • Given the 2000 some odd vampires that have been published, a sample size of 64 NPCs from Children of the Night gives us 95% confidence that the 26% figure I quoted, +/-10%, is accurate. Higher error bars than I would like...but even in a worst case scenario we're still looking at a 15% chance that any rando vampire asshole not in a Blood Magic Snowflake Bloodline knows Blood Magic.

    Let me put it to you this way. If you bump into a random vampire asshole, you have a better chance that that asshole knows blood sorcery than there is of him being a Blood Brother, Kiasyd, Daughter of Cacophany,...
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  • The problem is that there is a real, non-zero chance of a major Fuck-Up happening during feeding. You cross into werewolf terrirtory, you bump into a hunter, you catch some communicable vampire disease, or you run the risk of poaching on another's herd or territory. I didn't say that this was a high percentage thing. Just a real. Non zero.

    If we assume that there is one half of a one percent chance of an inconveniencing Fuck Up happening during the average feeding session, and that the average vampire will feed once ever 7-10 days (8 days on average), then that's 45 feeding sessions...
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  • A while ago, I actually some modeling based on the stats of every NPC from Children of the Night, assuming it was as random a distribution of Kindred as it was possible to get. Excluding members of Clans and Bloodlines to whom some form of blood sorcery was a clan discipline, roughly 26% of Kindred have some amount of blood sorcery.

    So yeah, blood magic is not just a skill everyone knows. 'Only' one in four immortal assholes know it, on average....
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  • The flawed logic of this is that you're looking at the utility to scarcity ration and thinking that would remain a fixed number. Every time a new power is introduced in a splatbook, a compelling question to answer in a Holmsian sense is "Why haven't we seen references to this power before?" Most of the times its inconsequential. Oh so now the Setites have a new ancient power that they've always had that lets them turn chicken feathers into alligator eggs. Who the fuck cares? If this had been more generally known before, would it have changed anything?

    This is not the case...
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  • <goes to the 'Version History' section of the wiki>

    <eyes glaze>

    <backs slowly away>

    So I guess the Baali have as many origin stories as Donna Troy.
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  • The problem is that Huitz actually IS a Baali Methuselah. Sired by a 3rd genner and everything, and with a written backstory establishing him AS a slave in the Second City, who was exiled for working against the Antes and met up with and made deals with the forces of darkness. His date of Embrace coincides with the origin of the written record. In other words, something as old as human civilization itself, more or less. This specific list of attributes lines up way more closely with the quoted stuff from the Storyteller's Handbook that the OP tried to map to ur-Shugli. It's way more likely that...
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  • Vampires without Methuselah's thirst aren't constantly slaughtering mortals when they feed on them. Granted, some do, but it's not necessary.

    All that's required to satisfy Methuselah's thirst is that the vampire feed on other vampires. So they pop in, drinky drink leaving their prey with a depleted blood pool, Dominate the memories away if necessary, and move on. They just then need to find a way to handle not getting blood bound....
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  • Gonna need a source for that. Because Huitzi was still getting name-dropped as doing shady Methuselah shit in Mexico City by Night and Sorcerer's Crusade....
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  • You don't say?

    Sorry, that was snarky of me.

    There was material in the Dark Ages line that has vampire society in Ancient Rome identical to modern vampire society. There was a Prince (this guy) and he had a council of primogen and stop me if you've heard this before.



    Yeah. Play up the fact that this is an ancient society that did things differently. What if there was a real form of republican democracy like in the real world Rome before the Imperial period. Two counsels that have veto power over each other elected for a limited...
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  • Wasn't this guy the unnamed third Baali? Born as a slave, defied the Antediluvians, forged a pact with the forces of darkness?

    Or do you mean there is ANOTHER fourth generation Baali born a slave who defied the Antediluvians and forged a pact with the forces of darkness?...
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