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  • I can totally see where you are coming from. Dropping down to (7 - Self Control) blood points happened usually after a fight or something unexpected. Otherwise, players were usually going for full blood pool....
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  • Fate 4 relies a lot on negotiations. A whole lot more than V5 does. And yes, Fate forces an author stance, so it's not really everybody's cup of tea. Negotiations as part of game mechanics at the table trend in two ways: they get shorter the better you know the players at your table, they get longer when the player tries hard to justify a desired outcome based on the rules, instead of the story. Both trends happen usually simultaneously.

    In V5, there is a lot less element of negotiation than in some other games. Still, I totally get when someone doesn't like that, as it is immersion...
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  • Murder-of-Crows
    replied to V5 Character sheet?
    Is that already available for everybody? Last time I looked, only an alpha sheet was up?...
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  • Vampires are blood junkies! However you look at the game: you are playing a junkie who gets high on the lifeblood of others. A vampire is living of humans as a predator. A vampire is not a nice guy, and certainly the beast is not a blessing. The Beast is essentially turning a vampire into an animal completely driven by instinct: hunt, feed, sleep. The irony is: a vampire would be best suited to the wilderness, except for one thing: blood can be found more easily in cities. The core existence of a vampire is defined by that contradiction; being a solitary predator, but being forced to live among...
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  • Very valid points. Thanks, I hadn't considered that....
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  • Lasombra and Lasombra antitribu are also technically one Clan where factions are in kill-mode when meeting the others. Which makes me wonder? How will the antitribu react to the Lasombra trying to join the Camarilla?...
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  • I do hope so as well. The 10 disciplines have been setup in a nice symmetry. If you now add other disciplines, you need new predators, a new mapping to the four humours, etc..
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  • What do we know from BJD? Tremere entered the body of Goratrix, wiped out the antitribu, and put Goratrix in a mirror. The "thing" back in Vienna is either Saulot or Tremere's Beast or both. Tremere leaks enough information to the SI for them to lead an effective assault on the main chantry. Schreckt salvages what's left of House Tremere, finally free from both Saulot and Tremere. House Carna can use the confusion to get itself founded, and Tremere in Goratrix body founds House Goratrix.

    Since the antitribu have been destroyed, the question is: to who owes House Goratrix...
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  • That's something I noticed: the core rulebook doesn't speak of attributes, skills, and disciplines 6+ in relationship to Blood Potency. Are attributes now limited to 5 for all levels Blood Potency?
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  • The series is awesome. I hope that it will be continued.
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  • In V20DA and V20 "hungry" is a clearly defined state in the rules: your blood pool is less than (7 minus Self-Control/Instinct). As for RAW, when a hungry (as per rules hungry) smells/sees/tastes blood, I let them make Frenzy rolls as per the rules. If they don't succeed, they drain their victim dry. Path/Road/Humanity checks follow as required by their Path/Road/Humanity rating. That has worked surprisingly well for two decades.
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  • I think the Hunger dice fix one phenomenon I observed over the years: players come to the table, start the session with hunting until their blood pools are nearly full and only afterwards start the action. Now with my play style they often wouldn’t have to worry about blood and the hunt for the rest of the evening. With Hunger this won‘t work anymore. So the mechanic is indeed fixing a problem I had and observed also at other tables.

    With Hunger I don‘t have to use ST fiat anymore to introduce the Beast and its complications. Now the dice help me remember. Okay, I admit I also...
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  • I guess that depends on how you view a messy critical. It’s still a critical success and will help you to overcome opposition. Yes, it does so in a way that won‘t really be healthy in the long run, but right here right now it’s a success. At least that‘s how I play it at the table.

    A friend has suggested that Hunger dice might have been better implemented if they didn’t replace dice, but rather add to the dice pool. Which I find an interesting idea.
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  • Not sure. The Gentleman Gamer has at least said that Obtenebration won‘t be variant powers of existing disciplines. But that would destroy a lot of symmetry in the system.

    Anyways, I think Necromancy deserves to be its own thing.
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  • Yes, indeed. If we are talking about fine tuning, I have to agree. That could have been adressed by a Beta. By the way, in five sessions of V5, I‘ve seen exactly 3 messy criticals happen. They aren‘t that common anymore.
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  • My theory: the beckoning is coming not from the Antediluvians, but from the Methuselah’s. That‘s why I think no Tremere will be called. The Camarilla at its upper echelons is run by Methuselahs. Thus, people like Corazon aren‘t called.

    Villon was mentioned somewhere as hiding in Paris, I think.

    Counter argument to my theory: Helena has been beckoned. And she has no one between her and Arikel as far as I know.
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  • I don‘t want a different subforum for V5. It makes no sense at all. You can use V5 to play during the earlier eras, and you can use V20 to play through the current era. Also, disregarding the rules behind the game, there are still stories to discuss, ideas to be shared and inspiration to be had. It‘s one big game of Vampire: The Masquerade after all. That‘s also the reason why V5 discussion, doesn’t belong in the Requiem forum.

    The effects of Hunger were always represented very heavy handed. Yes an ST could decide, when to call for a Frenzy check, but the results were most...
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  • Hm... I would expect both games within the next 2-3 years. But if they are supposed to remain compatible with V5, certain things will be considered as set in stone. On the other hand, after all Clans have been published, and bloodlines and paths have been dealt with, I would not be surprised to see V6. Sometime in 5-6 years....
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  • Higher level powers superseding lower level ones is something I only realized yesterday, when players were building their first characters and suddenly finding out: Cloud Memory is not really something worth considering, if you can also grab Forgetful Mind. And in general, a lot of your ideas would work well as thematic powers, but not quite at the first level.

    Territoriality is a cool power with all the emphasis on domain.

    Burning ears gave me this old idea from a spell the Simbul of Aglarond (FR) enacted. And that would be a really cool and limited form of Precognition...
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  • Chalk that up to English not being my native language. I don't think that "entitled" is a negative word on par with outright calling someone names. I don't know how else I can describe the general sense I am getting when reading the complaints about V5. So, if "entitled" is somehow offensive, then I apologize.

    By the way, I am very vocal in my support of V5, because I've seen so many topics about V5 spun from a positive beginning to negativity by people literally endlessly complaining about V5. I get that people are disappointed. But as much as you are part of...
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