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  • Ventrue Life
    replied to 8 again and 9 again roll
    Yeah, which indeed does mean that if you have 8-again, you keep re-rolling every success die (adding to your total amount of successes) until you no longer roll a success.

    So you roll four dice and you roll 9, 6, 2 and 1, you roll the 9 again. this time you roll an 8, so roll again. 10, so roll again. another 8, roll again. Ah, 7 this time, so no more re-rolls. You got 4 successes in total!
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  • Well, to use anything else but Awe, you need to be aware of the person affected by your Awe and need to be able to "connect" with him, else I wouldn't allow the Majesty user to use Confidant. For Confidant to make sense, the Majesty user has to be able to "charm" his victim with kind words, a soft voice, a passionate look, or a gentle touch. That might be difficult if you're dealing with someone who's obfuscated and you have no idea where he is and how he's reacting.

    But if you can come up with a clever way to work around your lack of direct contact with that pesky...
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  • When I still played at an actual table, I would absolute allow it and even encourage it. But if a player takes too long to look something up during his/her own turn, I will simply say "okay, you know what? This is how I will rule it for now, and we will look up the actual rules after the session, okay?" to get the game back on track. But players looking something up when it's not their turn, so they know what to do when it is their turn, is not only fine, it's actually desirable, because it means less questions for the Storyteller and smoother sessions for everyone involved.
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  • I'm aware of that. But a surprise attack allows for a Wits + Composure - Obfuscate perception check. If you succeed on the perception check, you get to add your defense against the surprise attack like normal. In that case, I would also allow for a Celerity interrupt. But if you fail that perception check, then yeah, Celerity isn't going to help you.



    That's not how Awe works, though if you have Idol, the obfuscated vampire must succeed on a Resolve + Blood Potency - Majesty before he's allowed to attack you, so that's pretty useful....
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  • You can use Resilience in a preventive way. You can, on your own turn, activate the active effect of Resilience, and when you're being attacked on the enemy's turn, you can subtract your Resilience + 1 from the total damage done to you.

    That being said, personally I always allow my players to use Resilience immediately after the damage has been dealt, even if that damage is dealt through a surprise attack. I'm not sure if that's RAW, but that's how I do it.

    So how it goes when dealing with a surprise attack::

    Beginning of the surprise attack action ->...
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  • Ventrue Life
    replied to Obfuscate is a pain
    I guess I'll post this here as well.

    If you have Auspex, use that to find the obfuscated vampire.

    If you have Resilience, you might try to outlast your obfuscated enemy. If he attacks you, he will no longer be obfuscated. This is when you can use your Lashing Out ability to shatter his Obfuscate. If you are successful, he can no longer affect you with Obfuscate for that scene. If Lashing Out fails or isn't an option, he can go invisible again by spending another Vitae, but you can keep tanking his hits with Resilience, meaning he'll eventually give up or run out of Vitae,...
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  • To add to this for Hogsy :

    With Obfuscate 2 you can extend your Obfuscate effects to other items and people, so if you plan on attacking someone in a crowd while Obfuscated with Obfuscate 3, it's probably smart to spend a Vitae to obfuscate them with Touch of Shadow, which allows the others to roll a Wits + Composure minus your Obfuscate dots, but if they fail that roll, they do not notice what is happening, and you can torment your victim without anyone around him realizing what is going on.

    If you want to go even further, you could even spend two Vitae instead of just...
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  • I have a question related to this:

    How does CofD prevent "kiting" with a firearm, e.g. walking away from your melee opponent before shooting, to avoid that pesky melee/defense penalty?

    In other systems, you have a so-called "attack of opportunity" to make "kiting" as a ranged combatant less ideal, but CofD doesn't have that, so how do I deal with players who try to "cheese" the system by using their Move action to create some distance from their melee opponent and then using their Instant action to shoot without penalties?
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  • I finished the 2nd Title, the Beast King, based on the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. It's in the same document.
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  • I think it would be extremely interesting if the child of a Fetch is automatically Fae-touched and linked to the changeling who the Fetch replaced. The child is not necessarily aware of this or even understand why he's different, but he'd probably dream about his changeling "parent" often.
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  • I'm turning famous fairy tale and Disney characters into True Fae Titles

    The title is self-explanatory. I decided to create some True Fae Titles/Keepers for an upcoming Changeling game, based on famous fairy tale and Disney characters.

    So far I've only covered the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (e.g. Peter Pan, but I thought the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up would make for a better Fae Title), but I plan on turning 'the Beast' from Beauty and the Beast into a Keeper as well, and then I'm probably going to turn the Pied Piper into a Keeper.

    Feel free to use these for your own games as you see fit! And please, consider leaving a comment with feedback....
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  • That's how it can be done (as I said in my previous post, I sometimes do it that way if my players want to feed quickly, "down and dirty"-style, in between major events), but by no means how it should be done.

    What Satchel said is right. RAW the hunting roll is merely to establish whether a feeding encounter happens and if it happens on the vampire's terms or not. After the roll, the feeding scene is played out, and either the player chooses how much Vitae he wishes to take from the human, or the Storyteller chooses how much Vitae the player gains, or the scene might be...
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  • I don't understand your question. Are you asking how much Vitae an average human contains?

    A human has an amount of Vitae equal to his Health boxes. If you take the last Vitae from a human, he either immediately dies or is in critical condition and will die without serious medical intervention (depending on the Storyteller).

    Are you asking how the current amount of Vitae the player has affects his feeding scene? Once more, this is up to the Storyteller. Being hungry (4 or less Vitae) or starving (2 or less Vitae) is a frenzy trigger, and the moment that sweet red nectar...
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  • That's debatable. Divulging a secret gives a Beat, it does not resolve the condition, and unless the condition is resolved (e.g. it didn't just fade away, but one of the resolution conditions has been met) the charmed character doesn't feel scammed or ripped off.

    I'd say, if the charmed character got himself or his friends in serious trouble by giving away secrets he shouldn't have or doing favors he shouldn't have done, then I'd count the Charmed condition as resolved, which immediately makes the character aware that he got ripped off....
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  • That makes a lot of sense.

    What if the Daeva activates Awe before violence escalates, say at the first turn of combat or during a surprise round?...
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  • Question about Awe in combat:

    How do you guys run Awe (Majesty 1) in combat? This is assuming violence has already escalated and combat is already ongoing. What happens when someone uses Awe after that? Not just narrative, but mechanically?

    Does it work like how taunting works for most tanks in MMORPGs, e.g. making the person using Awe the most attractive target to attack?
    Or does it do it opposite, making people think twice before they attack the Awe-using vampire (and if so, wouldn't that make Awe overlap an awful lot with Dread Presence)?
    Or does the Awe...
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    Last edited by Ventrue Life; 04-10-2019, 08:39 PM.

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  • Sorry but that's quite simply inaccurate. Expression is more than just singing, dancing and making music. It's also used for writing and speech. It's used for inspiring (Presence + Expression) and for making rational arguments / appealing to reason (Intelligence + Expression).

    As I pointed out, 'speeches' specifically falls under the purfew of Expression, and inspiring a crowd is specifically a Presence + Expression roll.

    You don't persuade soldiers to fight or fight better, they already want to fight or know they have to. You don't seduce soldiers to fight better either,...
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  • I see this is really old, so sorry if this counts as a necro.

    I like what I'm seeing, but I do want to comment on one part:

    "Speeches of army leaders are made as Building Equipment, only those bonuses are constant for each army till the end of battle. Most are made based on Persuasion Skill rolls."

    Persuasion? I think you should change that to Expression. 'Speeches' is an example Skill Specialty for the Expression Skill, and inspiring crowds with the Inspiring Merit is Presence + Expression....
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  • ^
    This. A debate is verbal combat, and verbal combats in front of an audience are debates. Furthermore, the book uses the word 'debate' more than 20 times in the Lingua Bellum section. If Lingua Bellum isn't about debates, then I sure wonder why the book brings it up so often.

    And honestly, debates rarely, if ever, are about using actual sound arguments and logic to persuade the audience to your side, and almost always devolve to wrapping up your arguments in good-sounding rhetoric, verbally cornering your opponent and leading him into making mistakes, playing the audience and...
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  • Yep and also uses his normal Attributes rather than the simplified Attributes based on his Social Attributes. So a changeling who is physically present in someone's dream still uses Strength and Dexterity to attack, rather than Presence and Manipulation....
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