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  • That's one way to interpret it, but not the only way. After all, it's a popular trope in many media, destroying a vampire's heart is one of the only reliable ways to destroy a vampire in a lot of settings and stories. Read that I said destroying, not just damaging it.

    In V5 there's a flaw you can get that makes your character suffer Final Death when staked through the heart, instead of just entering torpor. I know, it's not the same, it's not even the same game line, but something to think about.

    Also, just hitting a vampire's heart with a wooden projectile isn't enough...
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  • It does. With the Surgical Heart Removal Scale for Coil of the Wyrm, it mentions that if the surgeon accidentally destroys the heart during the process (which happens if you roll a dramatic failure), the vampire suffers Final Death. It also mentions that if the successfully removed heart is destroyed, the vampire also suffers Final Death. On top of that, the vampire needs his heart to process Vitae (the Scale states that without his heart in his body, the vampire can't gain Vitae)....
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  • Yeah this is correct. Unless a vampire uses Blush of Life, his body is dead, just a cold, walking corpse, puppeteered by the mystical blood of the vampire. While a vampire needs his eyes to see, his mouth and tongue to speak, and his fangs and gullet to drink blood, he doesn't actually need any of those organs to stay alive.

    You cut a vampire's leg off, and the only thing you'll achieve is slowing her down a little.
    You shoot a bullet through the vampire's skull, and at best he'd be annoyed because he's gonna have to drink some more blood now to heal his wounds.
    You disembowel...
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  • Why not just give the players enough information during a 'session 0' so they can pick aspirations related to your story/plot for the first session?

    If that doesn't work for you, remember that aspirations are also meant as a tool for the players to steer the narrative of your game. Aspirations should contain things the players want to see happen, and should function as a guideline for you, the Storyteller, on how to structure your story and game sessions. So why not allow your players to come up with aspirations related to things they want to see happen and use that to fill your first...
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  • But you are fine with singling out clans? After all, having to get access to both Protean and Dominate arguably makes gargoyles a lot more limited than linking it to one or two covenant sorceries.

    I'd say stick to the 1e rules for gargoyles and adapt/change things where necessary. RAW by 1e standards every clan and every covenant has access to gargoyle creation techniques.

    That's just my opinion. I like the gargoyles from 1e so I'll stick to those. But if you wanna turn gargoyles into something else, for example monstrosities created from a ghoul corpse, that's cool ...
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  • I take it this is homebrew? Because I haven't seen this anywhere before, and what's written here goes against how Dominate 5 'Possession' works (the rules for Possession clearly state you can't use Disciplines or Devotions while possessing someone or something). It also goes against how damage works in 2e (weapons in 2e always do lethal damage, unless you're using your human fists, without martial arts training and without using Vigor).

    Personally I just used the 1e stats for my gargoyles in 2e but with some slight tweaks to fit the 2e rules. Here's the Gargoyle stat sheet converted...
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    Last edited by Ventrue Life; 12-13-2018, 11:46 AM.

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  • All small items in disarray. Like a hand full of rice being thrown on the ground, pearls being thrown on the ground, coins, etc. I wouldn't go as far as counting things that are naturally in disarray. For example, a strix in the forest with this bane isn't going to count all the leafs and dead tree branches constantly, that would be ridiculous, but anything else is fair game in my opinion....
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  • This book is the true Guide to the Night in my opinion. This little book, while shorter and more to the point, already contains more useful stuff than the entirety of Guide to the Night. BITE ME is everything I hoped it would be, so I'm definitely happy with this purchase!
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  • So here's something about Riding the Wave that isn't clear to me.

    Can you whip yourself into a frenzy to then attempt to ride it, or do you need Coil of the Wyrm for that?

    Would you say that even without Coil of the Wyrm you can attempt Riding the Wave when the situation makes sense for it, even if the Storyteller didn't already ask for you to resist frenzy? Say something pisses you off, not enough for an actual frenzy check, but enough that it severely pisses you off, can use your anger to fuel your Beast and attempt a Riding the Wave? Would you say that's legit?
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  • Of course the biggest benefit of Bloodhound, in my opinion, is the fact that smelling Kindred Vitae doesn't incur blood bonds or Vitae addiction, while tasting Kindred blood does.
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  • Thanks guys.

    So here's another question:

    I somehow distinctly remember that during combat in Chronicles of Darkness, each combat round, the intent of every participant is declared in reverse Initiative order, and then all the actions are actually carried out in the normal Initiative order. The idea behind it being that people higher in the Initiative can react to what the people lower in the Initiative list are attempting to do. However, I can't for the life of me find this rule in any of the 1e or 2e books. Is this a homebrew or optional rule that I somehow remembered...
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  • So here's a question of my own:

    Under typical circumstances, how much Vitae does a human body contain? Does it contain as much Vitae as they have Health? Or does it contain twice as much Vitae as their Health? Given that 1 Vitae drained does 1 Lethal damage, so theoretically you could then keep draining the victim until she's full Aggravated damage, giving you a total amount of Vitae equal to twice her health score. That seems like the logical conclusion, but that also means an average human holds around 14 Vitae, allowing the majority of Kindred to completely top off on Vitae reserves...
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  • There are no hard and fast rules for this. I'd say it differs from domain to domain, and every Kindred will have their own personal opinions on this, so you have some creative license as a Storyteller here. That being said, it's generally frowned upon to use Disciplines on elysium ground, even Disciplines that aren't violent in a direct way. It might not always be a punishable offense, unless the keeper of elysium says so. But don't be surprised if you're no longer welcome in most elysiums if you keep using Mesmerize on elysium ground, especially if you're a newbie neonate.

    My advice?...
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  • The answer to your question is simple. Just listen to this song to find your answer. :')

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  • That's not true. The ugly dirty sewer-dweller archetype is definitely a Masquerade aspect of the Nosferatu, but the Nosferatu being cursed, weird, lonely, and very much an isolated outsider, is an archetype from the Requiem. That's their whole shtick in the Requiem. The Requiem Nosferatu clan bane is literally called 'the Lonely Curse'.





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  • Thanks for the answer guys.

    I have another question: Cane one be a clanless Neglatu? Could a revenant go straight from being a normal revenant to being part of the Neglatu bloodline without ever receiving a proper clan, or does every Neglatu always have a clan too?

    Talking about this bloodline here: http://theonyxpath.com/lonely-together/
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  • Can you use Dread Presence and Awe at the same time if you know how to use both Nightmare and Majesty?

    I feel like it's implied you can't do that, but it's not directly stated you can't. So what does everyone else think?
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  • Ventrue Life
    replied to First Vampires
    I also like the write up in the Night Horrors - The Wicked Dead book, where it is implied that before we had the Kindred as we know them now, we had a sort of proto-vampires without an inner Beast, and the Strix gave them that Beast. What confuses me is that these proto-vampires are called the Founders. The Julii were also called the Founders, but the Julii did not even exist as a clan until Remus was turned into a vampire by a Strix. Yet the Wicked Dead story makes it sound like the Founders were already a clan of proto-vampires before they first interacted with the Strix.

    So is...
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  • As a high-ranking elder member of the Lance I'd try to set up a cult of personality where my Herd and Flock consists not of mortal followers, but neonates who look up to me as a teacher, a father-figure, a mentor, a saint, or a prophet, etc. I might even incorporate the idea of feeding me 1 Vitae every mass as part of the regular religious practices in my city, to the point that the Laity, or at the very least the Sanctified neonates, consider it absolutely normal and mundane to feed me a drop of their blood every Sunday night.

    As an ex-Catholic, I know that it's absolutely normal...
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  • Does the armor gained from Oath of the True Knight stack with any mundane armor such as reinforced clothing?

    Also, would it be reasonable to assume that the armor gained from that Merit is basically "status armor", as in; people are less willing or able to hit you because of who you are? Does that mean frenzying Kindred or Kindred outsiders who have no clue who you are don't suffer the armor penalty when they attack you?
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