Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

User Profile

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Source
Clear All
new posts

  • Draconis
    replied to Codex of Sargon
    Tremere liches are wonderful, I actually like their flavor more than Tremere vampires. So if you're willing to go that route, yeah, have his ability to consume and use blood start to wither over time as it stops sustaining him—mechanically, impose Vitae restrictions as though his Generation were one weaker each [night/week/month] until it's as weak as a thinblood's. The only solution is to find an alternate power source.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 1) Nothing says they can, but ask your Storyteller. It would make perfect sense to gain something like Camarilla Contact in play, and even Day Drinker could plausibly be the result of a bizarre alchemy experiment.

    2) The merit gets you one dot of Alchemy. But you can also buy Alchemy just like a normal in-clan Discipline—in fact, the only Discipline thinbloods can buy without the Discipline Affinity merit—whether or not you took the merit.

    3) I would assume no, they can't. The Catenating Blood merit says specifically that you can make blood bonds and Embrace, it doesn't...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Draconis
    replied to Codex of Sargon
    So I don't think you're going to find a "canon" answer, because this is firmly in "ST fiat" territory.

    That said…if I were the ST, I'd boost the character's Generation by one as though they'd committed Diablerie, then let them shuffle Discipline dots around (lose a few elsewhere) to boost their Thaumaturgy up as high as they want. Thaum is already mage power filtered through Vitae and vampirism, and using its systems will be a lot cleaner and easier than bringing in the full ruleset of Ascension.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Unfortunately I haven't found it officially hosted anywhere now that OPP's taken over. Just PDFs that people share back and forth. But I think it would be reasonable for the WoD Codex to host it now, since it was released for free.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Yes, though in both cases it takes a huge effort of will. Feeding Vitae to a Revenant won't automatically uplift them if you're not trying to.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • I'm also curious if anyone knows artists who are:
    - good at the "CofD corebook style"
    - presently open for commissions
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Fun and exciting things! Maybe a bargain with a vampire lets you fight back against the Predatory Aura with Attr + Wyrd, imposing Bedlam on a win, and/or gives you Blood Sympathy to them.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • As in, you got hit by Idol?

    I'd say even afterward you remember how good it felt to be around them, how you got butterflies in your stomach every time they looked at you. You might hate them as a person, or think that as an Invictus they represent everything you and the other Carthians despise most. But you can't shake that memory of what being near them felt like. And next time you see them, you know that might happen again.

    Majesty is insidious like that. It can't give precise commands like Dominate, but that doesn't mean it's any less powerful—its effects stick around...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • I'm confused—you say they don't get wp from Touchstone interactions, then you say they do, but also get Beats?...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • From the book:



    Since it says specifically that Disciplines don't apply, I take that to mean anything that's not a Discipline can apply as normal.

    So I'd say, use your best judgement: Physical Intensity boosts your Strength so that makes sense, Striking Looks helps your Presence but the Predatory Aura isn't really about appearance (it acts on a more primal level), Protean is a Discipline so it doesn't apply, etc....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • I'd say there's totally precedent for supernaturals helping humans take down monsters. Look at the old stories of dhampir using their half-vampire powers to help hunt down full vampires.

    So I'd say, go for it, as long as it makes sense! If an Ordo vampire goes to the Malmal and says "hey I'm a vampire trying to tell God to go fuck Himself, can I join you?" that's unlikely to end well. But if a Changeling goes to the Union and says "hey, I was just an ordinary person until I got stolen away by the Fair Folk, I escaped, and now a Loyalist is trying to help them steal...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Draconis
    replied to Disciplines and Dread Powers
    Note that the 2e Vampire corebook turns "Dread Powers" into Discipline-esque progressions for Strix to use. If you want to use Strix but don't want to deal with that, throw out all the progression stuff, detach it all from Shadow Potency, and give Strix any Dread Powers that are appropriate (from the Requiem book or the Hunter book or the blue book or whatever).

    But I think Requiem's the only one that does it that way. All other books use "Dread Powers" as the name for monster abilities for STs to use, without any more structure than that.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • That said, it might be interesting to have a homebrew Merit that lets you use e.g. your Mental attributes instead of your Socials for calculating dream-form....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Yesss Changeling
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • *vibrates in anticipation for Changeling*
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Remember that Rites of Spring is a 1e book. The 2e corebook updated the definition of "cold iron":

    - If people usually call it iron (as opposed to steel etc), it's iron. Fae magic can't touch it in any way.
    - If it's iron by that definition, and it was shaped by human hands rather than by magic or a mass-production process, it's cold iron. It does agg to fae creatures on contact.

    That said, if a given ST wants to use the "never heated" definition, or the "magic makes it cold" definition, that's their prerogative. I personally like...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Yeah, there are some mechanics that need updating: in general, if a mechanic doesn't feel balanced, ask here and someone's probably converted it.

    For the flavor, on the other hand, and all the ST tools like Damnation City, those are totally usable. The clanbooks, covenant books, settings, and so on are wonderfully useful in either edition. You'll even see the 2e books citing earlier material, like Secrets of the Covenants trying to be backward-compatible with Sacraments and Blasphemies.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • That said, I'd say "is there an Obfuscated vampire here?" is a valid Auspex 1 question, since it would reveal any other predators hiding from you (something in the Beast's interests). At that point, if there is an Obfuscated vampire there, you Clash to see if Auspex reveals them or not.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Draconis
    replied to Your experienced characters
    I think it would be somewhere around 50 in 2e; it was originally a 1e game, which means the limit was somewhere in the hundreds (since 1e numbers were a whole lot higher).
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Very nice! Mind if I reference this in my RfR update? It gives wonderful fodder for a Legio-versus-barbarians game....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:

No activity results to display
Show More

Profile Sidebar

Collapse
Draconis
Draconis
Member
Last Activity: Today, 12:25 AM
Joined: 11-06-2018
Location:
Working...
X