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  • Really exceptional setting. I didn't think it'd be among my favourites, but here we are... It's really, really cool.

    Great job, NateD and nikink
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  • The sidebars on p. 46 and p. 49: The "Sample Long-Term Aspirations" headings get sorted as part of the lists, rather than being in bold or offset in some other way.

    p. 62: Uses the spelling "Suevi" just on this page, but the rest of the chapter uses "Suebi". It's not wrong per se, but it was a little confusing until I Wiki'd it.

    p. 63: Quictilius should be Quinctilius

    p. 70: “Herr mann” should be "Hermann"?

    p. 130: "Mage: The Awakening second edition" -- Second edition should be capitalized...
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  • The change to Contaminate, where it doesn't stop working after a single person touches the object, makes their abilities muuuuuch more useful.

    I was also hoping for a more thorough rebuild, but I'd actually forgotten how good Cachexy actually is compared to the other 1st ed bloodline disciplines....
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  • p. 5: there's a superfluous bookmark for the Pneuma Refinement ("Refinement of Gold (Grace)"); it's just a subheading, not a new section.
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  • p. 95: "Though she slept on the floor, she a velvet cushion to rest her head on." – missing a "had"
    p. 95: The formatting for the "once upon a midnight darkly" story gets broken in the second column after the first paragraph. The whole thing should be in the bulleted style with the blue background. It makes it look like separate entries.
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  • p. 85: "We stole his name and his face to make thing easier for ourselves."

    Edit: Beaten by the ever thorough Phaolan.
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  • Small update:

    In an unfortunate turn of events, my leg was broken the other day, so I'm a little out of it at the moment. However, I'm pretty much housebound, so there's a good chance we'll be doing another session soon! When I feel better I'll try to do up the last session.
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  • p. 13: "Thing is, we like to have some of our apples are rotten as possible."

    p. 23: "Chanteuse" should be "Chanteuses"
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  • And see, I think that's the bane working as intended. And not all vampires feed off their ghouls, for that matter. Even if a Daeva did feed on her ghoul, the effect's not automatic. It only comes into play if you fail the Humanity roll, so if the character has a decent pool, it's risky but sustainable. If she's slumming at at Humanity 3, though, then it might be a problem. Sometimes it's not about the ST making it work: it's about the player. Yes, it's a downside, but it's an interesting downside. If I were a Daeva player, I'd be intentionally risking that Bane, because that's kind of the fun...
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  • Daeva bane is actually pretty nasty, but you have to play it right. The ST can't just be like "Here's that same blood doll for the twelfth time. Do you dare!?" You kind of have to make it more of a carrot than a stick.

    As a person whose character has suffered...several...Humanity drops, I can say that I'm really glad I wasn't playing a Ventrue. That 1xp may not seem like a lot, but, beyond the already difficult "oh god what to buy with my precious precious beats" sub-game, also consider that, if you haven't already bought a second touchstone, establishing new relationships...
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Environmental Immunity
    I wouldn't give it immunity to Auspex. The Trait is about physical exposure, not metaphysical. I would say that in an open desert, or anywhere with lots of sightlines, a Beast with that Trait wouldn't have any trouble finding cover. Or they just wouldn't be subject to whatever bonuses an attacker might get from the Tilt....
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  • A more subtle Bestowment might be an affinity for hiding (or lying) -- vampires have the Masquerade practically coded into their vitae.
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  • You might have a pre-errata version of the PDF? That got corrected to represent a voiceless dental fricative in the glossary....
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Question about Touchstones
    Detached is different from losing a Touchstone. When you lose the dot of Humanity associated with a Touchstone, you detach from it; nothing happens other than losing the detachment roll bonus. You might also feel a bit guilty, or if you're a Ventrue, like a bigger jerk than you usually are because you're a Ventrue. When you lose a Touchstone (your mum dies, you smash your brother's pocket watch, the old mill done burnt down) all the bad stuff happens.

    Edit: To clarify, detaching from a Touchstone doesn't have to be undramatic, it just doesn't bear as much mechanical weight as losing...
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  • <uses Auspex to ascertain truth of statement>

    He's telling the truth! Or he's telling a lie he wants read as truth! Or he's telling a truth he wants read as truth but wants us to second guess the answer! OR--

    <Mekhet head asplode>...
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  • Yossarian
    replied to All Night Horror books?
    Can't think of one for Werewolf...

    Merlin for Mage seems like a gimme; Dave had a really cool rundown of what that might be like.

    Puck for Changeling, perhaps. There are a lot of iconic fairy tale characters to draw from.

    Hunter is a bit trickier because they don't tend to live long enough for this sort of thing...unless you make Van Helsing an independent ghoul of some sort.

    I imagine there are a lot of characters you could drawn on for Geist, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

    No idea for Mummy. A lot of them are...
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  • Yossarian
    replied to All Night Horror books?
    I always liked that in the back of the Ordo Dracul book, it had the three pretender Draculas: "Hollywood Drac", "The Gilded Fireplug", and "The Romanian Terror"...
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  • Yossarian
    replied to All Night Horror books?
    Yep. In fact, the Count is such a man of wealth and taste that he's been in two books! (He's also in the Strix Chronicle Anthology)...
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  • Yeah, that's my reasoning. They're a bit more exclusionary than the others. They also spent most of their history in hiding, if the covenant book is to be believed. That being said, the setting is ambiguous enough that they could just as easily be the largest covenant, but keep that fact under wraps....
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  • I feel like it actually says they're the smallest covenant somewhere in a book? I might be misremembering, but I've always had the impression that, all things being equal, the Dragons will tend to be the smallest covenant in a given city. Look at it this way: they're an exclusionary cult of transvampirists; they're smaller than the Carthians for the same reason there are more Democrats than Masons. Timeline is less important than niche, I'd argue (with the caveat that vampires are immortal, but vampires are also jerks). The Crone are kind of odd because, as you noted, by their nature they're difficult...
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