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  • Gangrel and Toreador I'll give you, but the others not so much. If it's during the periods of the Tremere curse why would a Caitiff in the Assamites drink vitae when everyone around him is telling him not to do that? It's also not as if Brujah keep a spreadsheet with how often people frenzy. If a Tzimisce has no problems as long as they sleep in their dirt then what reason would they have to suspect a Caitiff as long as it was sleeping in dirt?...
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  • Yes and no. Both the books and the received wisdom aren't clear on how Malkavians detect one another, and there's some who say that even just having a Derangement can make you "ping" as it were. I don't know if I agree with that interpretation, but it's a view that exists. By the same token we shouldn't forget the Lasombra flaw Death's Reflection. A neonate Lasombra with this condition would for all intents and purposes appear to have a mostly normal reflection... as would a Caitiff.

    Not saying Caitiff can easily go undetected, just that it's far from an impossibility....
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  • To me the Caitiff are reviled specifically because they exist outside of the "rules" for vampirism as they are understood. They don't make sense, they defy understanding, and they suggest that everything the elders think they know about the Kindred/Cainite condition is flawed. This knowledge forms the foundation of vampire identity, culture, and the norms of operating within it that all bulwark the systems of control handed down by the ancients in service of perpetuating the Jyhad. Caitiff don't fit, and so they must be ostracized or better yet destroyed.
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  • I just don't see any of these issues as actual issues.

    Let me spin it around. How does having rigid rules for the creation of Caitiff benefit the setting and the game?
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  • I've come to the point of viewing Reconstruction in the continuum of American projects in occupation and nation-building. Early attempts at transformative change stymied by attendant instability, local resistance, insurgent terrorism, and a lack of political will. Ultimately followed by a reverse course, support for a regressive but more stable regime with a new coat of paint, and an exit that allows for a declaration of victory without many real achieved objectives. Then the entire enterprise is mostly relegated to the back room of popular memory.
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  • But "Gilded Age" so perfectly encapsulates an edifice of post-war unity, industrial progress, and patriotic revival that conceals a reality of unhealed festering wounds, burgeoning inequality, and political corruption....
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  • Personally I find the ambiguity of Caitiff to be one of the things that makes them interesting and noteworthy in the setting. If there were hard "rules" for Caitiff their richness would be much diminished....
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  • Caitiff Primogen
    replied to Malkovian Malkavia
    You're not wrong. A big part of the problem is that Derangements are not now and have never been a well executed game element in any iteration of the WoD. Some of them are attempting to portray real mental illnesses, others more sensational forms of madness from media and literature, others are specific supernatural conditions, and none of them have consistent mechanical or role-play representation. Something that I have tried to emphasize when I use Malkavians (in either Masquerade or Requiem) is that madness =/= mental illness. I'm only one person though, and that isn't going to stop others...
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  • Caitiff Primogen
    replied to Malkovian Malkavia
    It actually varies depending on the game I'm running. I mostly ignored the Malkovians even before Malkavia was a thing, and once it was I used it pretty much exclusively. Over time though I've found aspects of the Malkovians I like and have started using them more. I was/am a big player of Malkavians in VtM, and so like a lot of people I found the Malkovians very watered down and was much pleased when a more recognizable version appeared in the Ventrue clanbook. A lot of that is because I started playing VtM in Revised though, and that prototype of Malkavians is actually a somewhat different animal...
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  • Having specifically played a Mage detective who made copious use of Postcognition, its honestly a lot less useful than it seems if the mystery afoot is any more complex than a simple game of Clue....
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  • I've actually used Changeling: the Dreaming to build some loose Beast analogs for use in CWoD....
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  • Do hunters with Endowments count?...
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  • There are more Ventrue Anarchs than either the Ventrue or the Anarchs would like to admit. They aren't ubiquitous by any means, but if you look for one chances are you'll find one. Some of this is because Ventrue will tolerate a certain amount of rebellion in their younger ranks in the anticipation that their zeal will leaven with age and they can be counted on to return to the fold. Another and arguably more significant reason is that Ventrue often select new vampires for their talent and ambition, talented and ambitious individuals who are then initiated into the secret society that controls...
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  • Gifts and Gnosis definitely help. The main thing in the groups I've played in has been a desire to play what they perceived as the most hardline Tribe, as a lot of werewolf LARPers I've known tend to be really into Garou's various neoprimitive schticks....
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  • I can see what you're saying, but I would say the overall mentality is not as much an objection to Lupus specifically but objection to Lupus being portrayed poorly. Any Lupus concept tends to be met with greater scrutiny than a Homid concept, and as Red Talons are all Lupus that means that Red Talons as a Tribe tend to have more road blocks in the way of playing them. Though as I mentioned before this hasn't put any visible damper on their popularity.

    Regardless of the reasoning though I would say that you are correct in that the net effect is discouraging Lupus and Red Talon concepts...
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  • If you want more specific rules for what can be done with Influences I would point you towards Laws of the Night Revised and Dark Epics. They're Vampire LARP books but they have probably the most robust Influence mechanics. You might want to ignore any money amounts they list though, as both were written almost twenty years ago....
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  • That's why you have minions to load them into the canons for you. As implementation hurdles go, that's almost perfunctory....
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  • Mine is only one perspective but in my experiences Red Talons have been one of the more popular tribes in LARP, to the point that they're usually restricted because more people want to play them than can necessarily really RP Lupus well....
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  • I still maintain that giving children widespread True Faith actually puts them in more danger because it means there is a strong incentive for canny and amoral supernaturals to weaponize them....
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  • Caitiff Primogen
    replied to Any singers?
    I'm pretty karaocre, but I've been known to make air rattle past my vocal chords in an approximation of music....
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