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  • Ventrue Life
    replied to Music of Lost
    Anything night-elf or undead related from the World of Warcraft soundtrack works for Changeling in my opinion. For example:





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  • Ventrue Life
    replied to V:tR fan sites?
    I as well started writing about the campaign/chronicle I'm running. You can find the thread on this forum here, or go directly to my blog here.

    My chronicle takes place in Victorian London. On the thread I'll talk about how I run the game, where as on the blog you'll read about the actual game itself.
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  • Here's another question:

    For the Daeva clan bane, it says "roll humanity" after the 2nd and consecutive drink from the same mortal. Does that mean you roll your Humanity score as a dice pool (so humanity 6 = a dice pool of 6 dice) or does it mean you roll similarly as when you encounter a breaking point?
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  • 21C Hermit Stupid Loserman
    ​Ah yes, I read that part. I was just wondering if there was anything more concrete than just "yeah remove conditions that are no longer relevant to the story tbh". I guess there isn't. That's fine. Thanks for the answer boys.
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  • Thanks for the answers everyone!


    Here's another question:

    Do conditions only go away if you do something that would resolve them or can they go away on their own if enough time passes? I assume persistent conditions have to be resolved and won't go away automatically, but what about conditions that aren't persistent?
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  • You are absolutely right. Of course one could say that the Brood doesn't just let anyone in on their secrets, nor do they allow anyone to leave the Brood. But you're right. I'll add your idea to the merit.


    Become one with the Beast (•••)
    Prerequisites: Mystery Cult initiation - Belial's Brood , 'Humanity' 0 (you must be able to purchase this merit at the moment your 'Humanity' drops to 0).
    As a member of the Brood, you learned how to harness the Beast inside you and become one with it. When you drop to 'Humanity' 0, you do not become a draugr and do not lose control...
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  • Thanks for that clarification! Given the fact that Belial's Brood shuns humanity, I thought it would make sense for them to not maintain their Touchstones. So I think it would make sense for a high-ranking Brood member to not have any Touchstones at all. Good to know that this is indeed possible without always suffering from the Languid condition....
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  • That's a really good point. I totally forgot about the Languid condition.

    So, here's a revision:

    Mystery Cult initiation - Belial's Brood
    Gain the Occult (Strix) specialty for free.
    •• Gain the Atrocious, Cutthroat or Enticing merit for free.
    ••• Gain the Indomitable merit for free.
    •••• Gain the Riding the Wave Style (•••) merit for free.
    ••••• Gain a free dot in both 'Composure' and 'Resolve' (this can raise the attribute above 5 only if you have 'Blood Potency' 6 or higher). Your 'Humanity' can never be higher than 5. You are not allowed...
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  • So after rereading Howalt 's post I decided to handle Belial's Brood as if it's a cult, so that members of the Brood can still get Status in other covenants. Basically the Brood will act more like an undercover, underground conspiracy with the goal to infiltrate and disrupt Kindred society (while also doing less subtle direct terrorist attacks, obviously pinning those on the Carthians).

    I used Howalt's suggestions but slightly tweaked them. These are the Mystery Cult Initiation merit benefits I came up with for Belial's Brood. Please let me know if this is solid or perhaps too overpowered....
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  • Ever Professional Satchel tsusasi you guys are the bomb. Amazing answers everyone! Very clear!


    I have another question:

    When a ghoul or revenant gets embraced, does he/she keep the disciplines she already had as a ghoul/revenant?
    Or does she lose those disciplines and allocate 3 dots to disciplines similar to when a normal human gets embraced?
    If she gets to keep her disciplines; does she still allocate 3 new dots to disciplines on top of that?

    So for example; a ghoul or revenant with vigor and obfuscate gets embraced by a daeva, what exactly...
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  • Can someone explain to me exactly how this merit works? Explain it to me like I'm 6 years old; with a hypothetical example please. :^)...
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  • There is a chapter dedicated to them in the core rule book of Vampire The Requiem. Look at pages 47 to 49. It isn't much, but it should be enough to give you inspiration on how to run VII in 2e.

    They're basically similar to their 1e counterpart, except they're related to the Strix now. How? That's up to you to decide. They could be Strix-possessed; or they could be the opposite: they could be vampires who hunt down other vampires who are Strix-possessed. Or perhaps they are the machinations of the God-Machine? These are all possibilities brought up in the core book....
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  • Well in this case I just googled for a high-res map of 19th century London, which I found and used. You can find the image here.

    For the pins on the map I once again simply googled for images of pins, saved them and used them as tokens on Roll20. Roll20 allows you to put and move tokens on your maps. It's pretty self explanatory once you take a look at Roll20.

    Speaking of Roll20; it is indeed web-based software used to organize and play online tabletop games. Check it out here. It's free to use....
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  • I don't get the "Strix take front and center in Requiem 2e" sentiment.

    Last time I checked the core book dedicated only 1 chapter to them. The other splats seem to barely mention them.

    Did I miss something?
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  • Could you elaborate on how you do that? I'm very curious....
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  • No, there is of course nothing inherently wrong with paganism, democracy or science. They are all things I accept and think are cool in real life.

    But the Circle of the Crone isn't just a pagan cult, it's an debased anarchist witch cult, actively sacrificing their humanity to learn cruac rituals (which isn't part of the fluff, that's part of the mechanics).

    The Carthians aren't just democrats, they are called the Firebrands for a reason.

    The Ordo Dracul isn't just a science branch, they are do science without moral constraints and the resulting Coils they...
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  • Debased anarchist witch-cults, destructive "this molotov will inspire social change"-revolutionaries and god-hating crazy scientists are heroic? Heh, the more you know.


    Edit: You are of course welcome to play Vampire The Requiem however you want, but based on your post I'd suggest sticking to Vampire The Masquerade. That game is clearly more up your ally, given that it's already designed to be an action-horror game with villains and (anti-)heroes, as opposed to an existential personal horror game that is VTR....
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  • Ha! Well, the map is a little difficult to read, but it's an actual 19th century map in high resolution, the only one I could find, so I went with it. I added all the pins to make the places of interest easier to find.

    So far I heard no complaints from the players other than it's sometimes difficult to read the street names even after zooming in.

    What part of it stresses you out?...
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  • You have to understand that we're playing a game here, not a simulation. Games need to be balanced. Games need to be fun. That comes first. Realism comes second.

    But hey, nothing is stopping you from making permanent conditions for your own game!...
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  • So, I also wanted to make a post about how I set up my game and how I prepare, for those of you who are interested!



    HOW I DESIGNED THIS CHRONICLE:



    The Mood:
    The mood is in my opinion the most important part of any CofD/VTR chronicle. I spend by far the most of my prep time on this. When I began designing this campaign I started with writing down words, words that would immediately invoke a strong emotion in me. Simple but powerful words like: extreme poverty, existential fear, superstition, mass hysteria, Gothic, darkness, beauty. Then...
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    Last edited by Ventrue Life; 04-07-2018, 12:05 AM. Reason: Added spoiler tags for the large images.

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