Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

User Profile

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Source
Clear All
new posts

  • I believe the introductory fiction in nWoD core was supposedly the inspiration for/about the God Machine.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • I feel I should post one of my earlier quotes again, but with different emphasis.



    Vampires, by the book, have both blood and Vitae, and spending Vitae does not get rid of the blood that holds it.

    I feel like people are holding positions that are extremes when the reality is in the middle. Vampires are not bereft of blood, but they also aren't storing the blood they drink. They have their own blood, which is animated and imbued with Vitae filtered out from the blood they drink, and which remains even if that Vitae is spent....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Also, you can be in Torpor with full Vitae. And yes, the lower the Humanity a vampire has, the more corpse-like they appear, so an Elder will have problems without Blush of Life.

    More quotes:...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Mask is who you pretend to be. Dirge is who you really are. Mask is the shield you use against the intrigue and subterfuge of vampire society, or the disguise you wear to mingle with mortals. Dirge is the core root of who you are that reminds you that there's more to you than meets the eye; it's your true sense of identity.

    I imagine neonates play to their Dirge more than their Mask, because they haven't yet really lived enough to feel like they need that shield that the Mask presents. That's fine. I imagine older vampires would play more to their Mask and not let their Dirge out...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • You are not exsanguinated after seven points of Vitae drained. You would be dead if that is the case, but instead you are dying and can be saved with first aid. You can run out of Vitae before you lose too much blood to survive, and usually will run out before death. In fact, given that you cause damage per Vitae drained, and there is no provision for continued damage after there is no more Vitae to take, it seems fairly clearly (if counter-intuitively) stated that it's the removal of Vitae that causes the damage, not the draining of blood, and (it seems, based on this information)that relatively...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Vitae does not correlate to blood. Blood that isn't fresh provides less. Animal blood provides less. Different animals have different Vitae-to-Blood ratios, even. A human can be drained of all Vitae and still be alive. Elders store more vitae in the same space by making it more concentrated, not by physically holding more volume. Things with less concentrated Vitae-to-Blood ratios eventually become something of a drop in the bucket and difficult to extract the Vitae from. This is all in the book, with the possible exception of the storage thing. I can't remember where I read that, but it logically...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Maina
    replied to Making an elder vampire...
    I, quite honestly, don't fully stat out NPCs unless I want to do it just for fun because I like building characters. In such a case, it's usually a matter of making a character for fun and dropping it in the game where they'd fit rather than making a NPC explicitly for a given game.

    When I create an NPC for the game, I determine what their pool would be for a given thing based on how good at it I feel they should be (2e is pretty good at giving guidelines there) on the fly, and then I write it down for consistency in the future. I don't do this ahead of time. I do it as-needed. I've...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Maina
    replied to Making an elder vampire...
    There was an idea in 1e that I really liked when people talk about XP for experienced vampires. I think it was the 1e equivalent of Thousand Years.

    The idea is that there are "passive" and "active" vampires, and many vampires go through stages of each. "Active" is, more or less, what players do. Going out there, doing things, building up their resources and connections. Passive is staying back and pulling the strings, being in Torpor, etc. Naturally, "active" are taking a lot more risks and doing a lot more things to gain beats. Passive are...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:

No activity results to display
Show More

Profile Sidebar

Collapse
Maina
Maina
Member
Last Activity: Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Joined: 12-16-2013
Location:
Working...
X