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  • I hear Second Chances has plans for the Caporetti...

    And yes, Ageless is the big Ancient Bloodlines update, as well as a not-insignificant number of bloodlines that only got quick conversions in the first two books. By the end of this, I basically want to have converted every single first edition bloodline in some form or another.

    We're also incorporating Dark Eras into this next one, because we wanted a stronger theme to tie everything together, and we didn't want to do another straight mechanics book. Plus Dark Eras are awesome. This won't be out for a while (a couple...
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  • Hey all, I just finished uploading the final (for real) version of Bloodlines: The Devoted, so update your files accordingly. Thanks so much for your positive feedback! We've been so amazed and grateful to be number one on STV for the last month, and based on the response, we're already starting work on Bloodlines: The Ageless.

    As a special treat, and in celebration of Spilled Blood coming out, we're offering a special discount for the rest of the month. Use the link below (expires March 1st):

    https://www.storytellersvault.com/br...unt=93d550a89b
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  • What's in Vampire is a mistake. It was errata'd in the other books....
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  • Yeah, a breaking point would be good, maybe at whatever the character's current Humanity is. It makes the whole thing a little riskier, and it means they start relying on the effect more and more as they lose Humanity to it....
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  • I really like it! Cool twist on the original. The only thing I'd alter is the leeching talent effect: I think it should have a cost or a drawback. Negating your clan bane is pretty good, especially the Nosferatu curse, so I feel like there should be consequences to that. Also, wholly positive Conditions tend not to be persistent, and don't usually have a Beat criteria.

    Also, I like that you added an option for Kindred members with the fifth dot of the Mystery Cult Initiation. I wish I'd done that with the Icelus.
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  • As to 2): the ability to spawn the homunculus lasts the duration. The clay thing goes back inside the vampire to restore her health at the end of the night, unless it's otherwise destroyed. Rules as intended, the clay just becomes clay and doesn't respawn, but it wouldn't hurt if you played it that way (though you'd have to pay for the agg in day sleep, or spend another WP to make it permanent.)...
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  • As the writer who came up with the Hypatians, I'm really happy to see this kind of fan work!

    A few thoughts:

    -- I really like the concept (suits the clan well), but I think the weakness/benefit is a bit too strong on both ends. Instead, maybe try making it a standing bonus or penalty on effective Humanity depending on what form they take.
    -- This isn't a hard rule, but typically bloodlines still have one Favored Attribute from their parent clan.
    -- The dual character sheets idea might be too much bookkeeping, but the idea is cool. Maybe rather than a whole...
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  • Yossarian
    replied to 2e Rötgrafen Conversion
    As someone who worked on both Bloodlines: The Devoted and Spilled Blood, this gets my approval.
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  • It's been a while LA, but if you all want to know what Al and Zach have been up to, check out Night Horrors: Spilled Blood. They show up a couple times....
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  • It’s some catch that Catch-22....
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  • If you go into your account settings, you can set up email notifications, which will send messages when a user likes one of your posts....
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    It's for if you're Embraced into the bloodline; or rather, if you build a character from the start with that bloodline. Otherwise, a character joining later will have just had the standard Clan boost already, no extras. (Unless I'm totally misremembering, but I pretty sure that's how it works)....
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    Oh, maybe... There's a little hint in there about how the Camarilla might've found "like minds"....
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  • Bloodlines can have their own little cultures; they've always had a bit of a cultish quality. Remember that, aside from Kindred who are brought into a bloodline by their sires after the Embrace, most vampires join their bloodlines later in their Requiems. You choose to change your blood if you believe in the cause enough. The clans are large enough that you can't really say "Oh, the Mekhet are a Carthian clan", but bloodlines are by their nature fairly small, and are often focused around their founders' and their political machinations. If grandsire says be in the Invictus, you better...
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Twice-Cursed Variants
    I wrote these quite a while ago, but I think my reasoning was that their power spread was a little too similar to the Twice-Cursed in the book. Looking back on it, I should just add them in, because it's the curse combination that's kind of the point of it. I'll work on that....
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    The aging thing is definitely intended is a mixed benefit. Their real issue is less that they age and more that their Blood Potency can't get very high unless they spend a lot of time working on it directly, but even then, they can't spend more than [100 - Age at Embrace] years active without starting to get Cryptkeepery, though some Bekaak become senile enough that they don't really see that as a problem...

    (From a mechanical point of view, I wanted it to be a little easier for people to actually play them, while also adding a complication to chronicles that span decades.)
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    It's linked in the email receipt from DTRPG....
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Twice-Cursed Variants
    The “and” indicates you take both. Twice-Cursed have some edges here and there.

    And bloodline Favored Attributes are only for character creation (unless I’m misremembering something). You actually can take a bloodline at character creation, you just have to have a sire with the same one (the Blood Potency restriction is much looser in 2E, and you don’t spend permanent Willpower anymore). A sire with the same bloodline is an easy enough concept to go with, provided the ST is okay with it. If you joined a bloodline later, you wouldn’t get the Attribute boost again....
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  • Yossarian
    replied to Twice-Cursed Variants
    So, something I tried to hint at in the book is that the term "Twice-Cursed" is kind of a deceptive label. It's what Kindred call the phenomena, but it's not quite accurate. Or rather, it's too easy. Mechanically, Stalkers have the same banes as two clans, but in-world it's more like they have a similar effect on people as the Daeva and Nosferatu, not precisely the same thing. They're not as good at developing Majesty and Nightmare, but note that they have somewhat more elemental versions of those powers baked right in (i.e., the Merits they get at character creation).

    The...
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    Last edited by Yossarian; 02-13-2020, 06:11 AM.

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  • Yossarian
    replied to Spilled Blood on DTRPG!
    See, I thought their Blood Sorcery being called "Therion" was a coincidence (it's just a Greek word for "beast", and it shows up in occultism a fair bit), but now you're making me think it is a reference......
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