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  • elmerg
    replied to Reworking Touchstones
    I mean, yeah? Stains aren't about being good or moral. Terminal Decree doesn't outright say 'you take X Stains when you use this' it says 'the Humanity cost may be high'. MAY being the operative word there. Violating the Chronicle Tenets and your own Convictions, which are the Things That Remind You Want Not Being The Monster Is, are the other things that generally give Stains.

    You seem hyper-focused on it being moral, when the book even gives examples of Tenets that aren't specifically 'good' or 'moral'.. You can have immortal Tenets, as it's both genre emulation, as well as the...
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    Last edited by elmerg; 04-07-2021, 07:57 PM.

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  • Yes, you can. The limits of how many rouse checks you can make are detailed on pg.. 219 of the core.

    In a single turn, a vampire could activate one power of a discipline, take on the Blush of Life, increase an Attribute pool with a Blood Surge, and mend Superficial damage. This process would, however, require at least three Rouse Checks in addition to the cost of the discipline power....
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  • elmerg
    replied to Reworking Touchstones
    Oh, I do blame that fluff. I feel like they were going with a vision more close to the old Humanity system early on, then changed gears -- but forgot to edit the text. Same goes with the 'automatic stains' list, which are all tied to 'doing stuff that reinforces the vampiric nature'. As much as I love V5, there are some areas where they needed a second editing pass.

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    By 'vampire stuff' I more mean things that reinforce the vampiric nature of the character, All of the auto-stain stuff aren't specifically evil actions. Just mind controlling someone isn't...
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  • elmerg
    replied to Reworking Touchstones
    Also, I keep seeing a lot of people talk about Humanity being 'moral' in V5. It's not, it's more about being Human. You can have entirely negative relationships with your Touchstones, entirely twisted and immoral individuals as Touchstones, and immoral Convictions, as long as it ties to something that reminds you that You Are Not The Beast. It's pretty obvious if you look at everything as a whole, such as that there's no default sins or Stain-giving actions that aren't tied to Doing Vampire Shit.

    Unlike Revised, where default humanity had, y'know, theft as a sin against Humanity....
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  • elmerg
    replied to Bonuses for clans
    Laws of the Night did this for all the clans; they all got some pick of extra Ability Traits, Influence Traits, or Backgrounds of some sort typically....
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  • elmerg
    replied to V:TM Netflix/Amazon Series?
    Or we could just eschew a filmed live series anyway, and go animated for whatever. Castlevania and Blood of Zeus did great on Netflix, and they fund anime and other animation-driven shows a lot....
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  • For better or worse, V5 works on the concept of omission. If it doesn't say you can do something, generally you can't. Also remember, no dots for the mandatory flaws, either. Just your 7 advantages, and 2 (or more for PT and age) points of required Flaws.

    The only point where you get dots from flaws is in the Coterie Creation section, not during Character Creation.
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    Last edited by elmerg; 03-21-2021, 09:37 PM.

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  • You realize these companies, just like Onyx Path, don't give a release schedule because that sets up an expectation and, when/if it gets missed, people go ballistic right?

    Better to say 'here's what we're working on' and then give more info when it's closer to release....
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  • I have seen multiple people on different Discords and Reddit talk about their V5 Dark Ages. Common changes often include things like changing some skills like Drive and Technology, using Humanity and having Convictions be picked from the various Roads sins, and Bane changes mainly.

    Here is one from a Discord I'm part of: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11PV...ew?usp=sharing

    So something to remember about this as well, is that V5's combat is meant to be cinematic, not realistic. So 'because it did a thing in real life' isn't generally a concern; same reason why there aren't...
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    Last edited by elmerg; 03-21-2021, 11:41 AM.

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  • elmerg
    replied to LA by night full update
    You could also just ignore everything beyond what you want to include. It sounds like you'd be running the game for people who aren't neck-deep in lore knowledge. Don't let yourself be hamstrung by what was written before.
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  • elmerg
    replied to V:TM Netflix/Amazon Series?
    A World of Darkness TV show would suffer greatly from an Outer Limits-style show. It would need to really have a coherent ongoing plot and specific cast of characters, in order to maintain the interest of normal viewership, especially if you do any kind of depth of lore....
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    Last edited by elmerg; 03-16-2021, 09:14 PM.

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