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  • Malkavian87
    replied to 1001 V:tM plothooks
    51) Occult texts with subjects like Clan weaknesses, mind transference, Nosferatu,... have disappeared from the Tremere Chantry. A Sewer Rat has them. It's a desperate attempt to give his Childe some hope. She's threatening to end her existence cause you can't cope with her Clan's condition.
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  • I'm intrigued on how a child would help this Kindred survive. Does it bring him neighborhood pets? Lure bullies towards him? Organize sleepovers that leave his friends feeling lightheaded the following morning?...
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  • I'm pretty sure that for a vampire getting recognized as any sort of supernatural creature is considered a Masquerade breach. The Camarilla certainly weren't all that comfortable with the attention the Gangrel Mothman or the Nosferatu Bat Child were getting.
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  • Malkavian87
    replied to Best jobs for vampires?
    It might not be unreasonable to think that vampires keep each other in check when it comes to heads of state. None of the Elders wants to see that kind of power in the hands of a single rival. So they make sure none of their number gets to influence a president. The Camarilla makes them keep a respectful distance.
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  • Malkavian87
    replied to Best jobs for vampires?
    I wouldn't recommend working the night shift as an employee. It would only work the darkest half of the year. Beyond that limiting a job completely to nocturnal hours is going to be difficult.

    Here's one that hasn't been mentioned yet: dominatrix. It comes with enough freedom to account for a vampiric lifestyle and makes feeding ridiculously easy. A horny customer, tied up and blindfolded, isn't going to recognize the kiss for what it is.
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  • It's the difference between subtlety and secrecy. In the Middle Ages everyone knew for a fact that there were things that bumped in the night. Don't bother trying to convince anyone otherwise. The Silence of the Blood just means you do your best that the Kine don't learn too much specifics....
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    Last edited by Malkavian87; 07-13-2017, 04:09 PM.

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  • The Silence of the Blood is less restrictive than the Masquerade, so they didn't need to be as subtle when hunting. Also the Clan has a tendency for asceticism. Many would have made due with mostly animals and corpses.
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  • Malkavian87
    replied to Running a Sabbat Game
    I'd like to suggest the Revised Edition Lasombra and Tzimisce Clanbooks.
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  • Malkavian87
    replied to How do vampire fly?
    I think containers of any type are a bit iffy. First of all I think a body in something that isn't supposed to hold a body has a real danger of getting picked out by scanning equipment. Secondly can you ever be sure that your casket or other container isn't going to get opened up for inspection in an area with daylight?
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  • How many people does an average city-dweller pass on the street every day? Just multiply that by a couple of months. Also by a certain time of night the mortal vampire ratio drops a lot, especially during the week. Any person will stand out.
    Also the first level of Auspex (a most common discipline) makes picking out a vampire pretty easy. You pick out the breath or the pulse of everyone in the crowd, except one.


    But I wasn't talking about just ghouls, I said everyone in his unlife. This includes the people at his job, his neighbors, possibly even a plumber or handyman....
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  • This is pretty easy. Take your pick:

    -At his job or during his commute a ghoul or other Kindred recognizes him for what he is. Goes to the authorities with this information.
    -Someone in his unlife slips up in the presence of the wrong person. Like a casual mention of his strictly nocturnal lifestyle or sunproofing if they've been in his haven.
    -He drank a little to deeply. A few days later his latest victim is in the hospital with anemia. The Sheriff has someone that passes on such cases to him.
    -He drank way too deeply, he ends up killing his victim. The Sheriff...
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    Last edited by Malkavian87; 07-05-2017, 12:22 PM. Reason: added some more thoughts

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  • You're using circular logic. You're saying it's impossible to keep tabs cause there a lot lot more Kindred than what the books say there are. But if we're going by the canon number keeping tabs is pretty simple. You have at least one policeman for a few dozen civilians. He and his people just need to keep their eyes open and wait for a unknown Kindred to fuck up. If vampires are rare an unknown face or evidence of a feeding that isn't accounted for will stick out like a sore thumb. Nothing close to omniscience required. Just old fashioned detective work and tips from other Kindred looking to curry...
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  • There's the explanation.


    Now that's an impossible number. You seem to forget Kindred society punishes unwarranted embraces pretty harshly. And it's heavily policed. Your average Kindred domain has like only 20/30/40 vampires and those get the full time attention of at least a Sheriff and maybe even a Scourge. And the Sheriff will also have a number of retainers and perhaps even Neonates working for him. Certainly in big domains like London.
    Now unless an unpresented vampire ekes out an unlife never leaving an underground vault, surviving on passing vermin, Kindred authorities...
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  • It's not an estimate though, it's an absolute number that gets repeated again and again. Not just for Camarilla cities, but the total amount of vampires (Eastern included) on earth. So it can be different locally, and you do in your games what you want, but overall the number is absolute canon.

    Also check out the Wod Population Project: http://z6.invisionfree.com/Masquerad...t/ar/t1376.htm...
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    Last edited by Malkavian87; 07-05-2017, 05:37 AM.

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  • But the Caribbean has a population that could support about 400 Kindred, it doesn't seem realistic that half of them would be Samedi. I'd go with one eight at most and a few handfuls in the rest of the world.
    But I guess it is possible that the 1 in 100 000 rule does indeed only include active vampires, not torpid ones.
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  • And even that number seems overly generous actually....
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  • Malkavian87
    replied to How do vampire fly?
    I imagine a lot of Kindred just don't travel (that far). Too much can go wrong. You don't get to be an Elder or even Ancilla if you take a risk like that often. Your average Elder isn't going to go to a far off conclave or something every century, they'll have their Childe represent them in most cases.
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  • Malkavian87
    replied to Neonate Princes
    Oops, sorry.
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  • Malkavian87
    replied to Neonate Princes
    I don't see why, the Prince is who decides is Sheriff and what exactly he has to do....
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  • Malkavian87
    replied to Neonate Princes
    Elders and even Ancilla got to be as old as they are cause they generally stopped risking their unlives. So maybe a Neonate could manage to claim Praxis in a domain that's just too dangerous for anyone older to bother with. Perhaps not so much a Camarilla domain as a contested city not likely to fall to the sect anytime soon. In this case the so called Prince would probably be more like the leader of a couple of war coteries, desperately trying to keep it all together. But still attempting to uphold the veneer of civilized Camarilla society for appearances sake.
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