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  • Possessed
    replied to Can Gargoyles have ghouls?
    That is one option aswell, infact in V20 Ghouls & Revenants the Ventrue Ghouls get exactly that as their weakness.

    There are no actual rules for bloodline Ghouls so just pick one that seems most appropriate to you, using the clan weaknesses as guidelines, and go with it.
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  • Possessed
    replied to Can Gargoyles have ghouls?
    Clan curses do affect Ghouls although as somewhat mitigated versions and they manifest after said Ghoul has had five (5) seperate feedings over as many months and it becomes a permanent Clan related weakness after feeding on same Clans Blood over 12 seperate occasions generally after a calendar year. V20 Ghouls & Revenants p.42-43.

    In case of Gargoyles I would likely inflict the Nosferatu Ghoul weakness with the caveat that their change gives them a stony countenance, affecting skin color perhaps or an odd rash that flakes stone or sandy skin Etc.

    But like said Ghouling...
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  • Possessed
    replied to Learning Setite Sorcery
    Not to nitpick but wanga originates with the Samedi and the first recorded user of the necromantic variation of wanga was a Lasombra so it is not exactly Setite Sorcery even if the Serpents of the Light are it’s most well know practitioners.

    That aside Nosimplehiway hit’s the nail in the head. To learn wanga you must have faith in the spirits and gods it calls upon which most likely means you must be a believe in one of the mentioned religions, Voudon, Santeria or Candomble. The faith requirment can be found in Blood Sacrifice page 70 if you need a reference.

    Also...
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  • I’d say that Akhu would be the most unlikely, despite it originating in the same area where Tal’Mahe’Ra has traditionally dwelled, considering the hatred that the Black Hand harbours for the Setites. Second could be Hermetic Thaumaturgy of the Tremere simply because the Tal’Mahe’Ra has never had much contact with any of the Hermetic Houses.

    Rafastio I would see holding on to Ancient traditions and so being more old school in their witchcraft although I am certain that atleast some of the younger generation would have been exposed to, and as such would have been influenced...
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  • Well Dur-an-Ki is specifically mentioned, though it is done in the chapter talking specifically about the Order of Moloch p.104, and like you yourself pointed out the Blessings of the Dark Mother talks about it’s users as ashipu so it is a safe assumption that it is a Path of Dur-an-Ki.

    But besides Dur-an-Ki I would say that Rafastio bring with them a more Witchcrafty way of bloodmagic considering their families ties with the Verbena, and the Old Faith before they unified as the Verbena. Mechanically it might be best portrayed either like Dur-an-Ki or the like the magic of the Telyavelic...
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  • Possessed
    replied to Discovering Diablerie
    Well then... I made something up did I?

    Note the wording, souls around him not souls in general and not souls within him. In general clearly indicating the power targets things outside of yourself.

    Now for the power itself, which is called Read the Soul by the way and which in both naming and requirements is exactly the same as similar mage powers under Mind and Spirit Spheres that allow one to read others souls.


    The important parts should be obvious... another’s soul... from other souls...




    Again even in the system...
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  • Possessed
    replied to Discovering Diablerie
    Considering how Aura Perception is about interpreting and perceiving a subjects emotional state and his very inner nature, revealing the subjects true nature whether that is a shapeshifter, Fae or a vampire I’d say it generally only works on an external subject that you can sense in it’s entirety. In other words nothing in the powers description indicates it could be used on oneself.

    Currently I have easy access to V20VtDA which repeatedly, and explicitly, uses language like studuying anothers soul clearly indicating that the intent is that one cannot read own soul.
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  • Possessed
    replied to Ask the Devs
    I know I am already over 10 pages late for this conversation but as a Fair Folk player I would hope that when the time comes for them to finally get their own book, which will unfortunately be years from now, they would get as complete book as any of the other classic core splats. That is to say I resent the very idea they would be simplified for ST use any more than the Solars were or the Dragon-Blooded will be. That is to say they deserve full treatment along side the rest of the classic hardback book earning splats.

    Do take into consideration that though my kind are a minority...
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  • Possessed
    replied to Discovering Diablerie
    I would’nt allow one to check their own aura through a mirror or otherwise for that matter. Auraperception is about observing emotional and spiritual energies surrounding someone after all. As a side note I do seem to remember a book somewhere mentioning that it can be used by blind Cainites/Kindred as well, whom obviously perceive it differently, so it is not so much about seeing but sensing in a more general sense.

    As for the knowledge of colors. I always play it as no you do not automatically know what the colors mean as you learn the power. Either you need someone to teach you...
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  • This I think is your best answer right here:


    The Elder might want more competent ruler on the throne but is unable to replace the insane people currently in power or sees that even should he replace them with competent people the other Elder, or Methuselah, will just drive them insane as well. There could even be room for some Malkavian influence here from some Elder who just wishes to destabilize the area, even if s/he has no interest to stake her/his own claim on the area per se.

    That is to say even powerful Dominate is unlikely to overcome powerful Dementation...
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  • Once upon a time works well to give several examples on how Mists work and how frustrating it can get. Seriously few first seasons get extremely frustrating at times as the main character refuses to believe no matter what she witnessess and tends to forget the things she just saw.
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  • I have to say I’m pretty much with PookaKnight on the duality theme of Changeling. Even if for me the dualities are mainly mundane Vs the fantastic, and Dreams Vs Nightmares, mundanity of Banality is horrible but the Dreaming is equal parts Dreams and Nightmares so with it come both brighter colours and darker shadows.

    Admittedly I also love the duality of madness and sanity and in the games I ST the themes tend to be heavily about Dreams Vs Nightmares and of the madness that follow when that line gets muddy. I tend to find Banality to be horribly boring so my conflict between the...
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  • Shaitan, whos true identity is a mystery but is suspected to be part of Nergals machinations, was suspected to have fled to west over the ocean after Molochim factions of the Baali destroyed the Black school of infernalism he was leading and forced him to escape. This is aluded to in CB:Baali and is kind of left as a possible identity of Huitzilopochtli though the latter name is not mentioned in he CB.

    So basically Huitzilopochtli could be Shaitan, or he could be Nergal called Shaitan having fled west after his failure in Knossos as his destruction in there is suspected but not proven....
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  • Possessed
    replied to Primogen problems
    The thing is that technically the treaty only forbids gargoyle slaves and their creation. So one should always take care that the gargoyle brought fort has been well prepared beforehand to emphazise how s/he is working with the Tremere of her/his own free will and naturally they werent created recently, that is after all forbidden and every last ritual destroyed as per the treaty, but rather embraced by another of her/his kind.
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  • They shop up in cameras only if that is the ST’s decision, and if they do then the whole weakness is considerably weaker as it lessens both the psychological impact as well as the impact upon the masquerade. Admittedly V20 entry on them only specifically mentions reflections in water, glass, mirrors Etc. Not a word about cameras but those have been mentioned specifically in older books. Lore of the Clans on the other hand toiches upon the psychological implications on p.116 but admittedly there it also mentions that cameras that do not use mirrors, like most modern digital ones, can still capture...
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  • Even if ignoring C20 for somereason the 5 points never made sense to me since Mages had 1 point mMerit Ageless that did make them immortal. And considering how obsessed Mages have always been of immortality spells and how us humans are not actually immortal, as opposed to the Fae, it was always odd that CtD put such a high number for giving the normally immortal Fae lenghtened lifespan in their human shells.

    But as always YMMV.
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  • Possessed
    replied to Primogen problems
    There being a Scourge does not mystically create the means to keep track of numbers of Kindred in the city. Existence of the scourge makes it in no way easier to get any idea of Nosferatu numbers for example. All it means is that there is a Kindred with a blessing from the Prince to deal with any unknown Kindred it finds or happens to come across....
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  • I know this might not be what you want to hear I’d say I consider all those Clan weaknesses quite appropriate and meaningful though others do come up more than others. Lasombra weakness is almost always at the foreground while the Tzimisce one can stay at the backgroundfor an extended time untill it suddenly is very much the thing to deal with.

    So I’m going to go through these in the same order as you did.

    Tzimisce: I’ve always read it as one needing to actually sleep in the dirt, meaning that while you can store the two-handfulls within your body you need to scatter...
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  • Faerie Eternity (1 pt Merit) slows your aging to 1/10 for as long as your Fae seeming is active. So while it considerably slows down your aging it still doesn’t make you immortal outside the Dreaming. The only way for a Changeling to regain their immortality is by never leaving the Dreaming, which is going to drive them to Bedlam sooner or later, or possibly by becoming Síocháin.

    Still with Faerie Eternity and careful management of your time in the Autumn Realm you can manage to avoid Bedlam and live for a very long time indeed.
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  • Possessed
    replied to Discipline rarity?
    Daimoinon is a Discipline that utilizes heavily bastardisized True Names of the sleeping Children, each ST is free to choose what the Children are at his/her table whether that be Neverborn, Earthbound, Demons or something else alltogether, usage of which requires the release of magical energy to unlock the power in the name provided by usage of Vitae.

    Simply put it is rather parasitic of the Baali to leach of the power of the Children but the act itself does not burden them I any way to serve one power or another nor does it inherently subjugate them to Infernal powers. Quite on...
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