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  • Thinbloods and illegal embraces are both rare and weak, while also lacking the information needed necessary to organize. The idea that they'd be a serious threat is very funny....
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  • In many, many fuedal societies, the king was just another noble with a better title and more burdens. Being a duke is great, being an earl is great, being a count is great, being a barron is pretty good, being a knight has great perks: Even the lowliest vampire (13th gen or better) gets to have his own fief and abuse his powers to live a life of luxury. Why start a revolution when you're already in the elite club?


    It isn't, it's a pretty good mirror of the real world. The real world is insane, Vampires are nothing special.


    1: It's interesting that you...
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  • I have a hard time getting my head around this because it's really the prince that decides who's an anarch and who isn't. If Princes want a stable rule in a stable city, it's nonsensical to deny Camarilla status to childer with sires of good standing, who sought permission to embrace.


    Autark is an old word for independent, just to make matters worse. Independent is a pretty bad word for the FoS/A/Gio, since they're more sects than clans and many belong to camarilla cities and abide by camarilla rules.

    If we go by the game's definitions, an Autark doesn't...
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  • V5 be all like, you're a vampire, an undead blood monster, we can think of two appropriate magics for that;
    Choose:
    DEATH MAGIC
    or
    BLOOD MAGIC

    We just want you to be absolutely sure that these are HORRIFYING disciplines because it's a HORROR game.
    PS: They both suck
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  • Doylist: Because sometimes having all the options causes a lack of direction and confusion; the Camarilla offers a good base to build your city on with just the right amount of boundries to stop you going off the rails; choice and freedom can be a burden on it's own: Look up the "overchoice effect". Anarchs let players anmd the storyteller play around with paths and encourages them to play weird bloodlines, but that can get in the way of a tightly crafted game with more relatable characters.


    Watsonian: Because Anarch domains are logically few. Anarchs can't be...
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Potence is weaker
    Dominate is considerably weaker
    The Technology flaw is inappropriate, and makes them weaker

    If you wanted to play a sauve, sexy sociopath who thinks he/she is a cut above the rest, clearly Lasombra is no longer a valid option....
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  • Ah, here's an idea.
    The current metaplot is a struggle between Toreador, Ventrue, Malkav and Brujah. They're all competing for the spirit of humanity and trying to change conditions to be best for their lineage. Ventrue is trying to sow divisions in a divide and conquer strategy to create a stable system where no group is large or cohesive enough to have the power to challenge the status quo. Toreador is happy with this and just wants to rock the boat a little more, exaggerate the divisions to make culture more interesting. Malkav is feeding from the madness and amplifying it further. ...
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  • In charge of game development?
    It was all chimistry. The week of nightmares never ended.

    Serious though, If I want to do right by shareholders, fans, my personal taste ETC, I'll just retcon the entire metaplot away. If I HAVE to humour things as they are...

    Gehenna is always round the corner for me. The end has been nigh since before man worked out writing. However, I'd be happy to use whatever's going on to launch a big Baali resurgence or to go wild with ur-shulgi....
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    1-of course, i'm simplifying for argument sake. Sabbat can be tragic heroes, camp villains, or political masterminds, However, you can't deny they make some of the worst neighbours.
    2-V5 was made by a group of people. Dev A might have earnestly wanted x, but after politicking and compromise/other sections being written, we get Y or Z. I don't think Dev A's a liar, I just think his perspective might not apply to the whole team given the results we see....
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    I really don't think the devs intended you to play the Lasombra. In context with everything, putting the Lasombra into the Camarilla is really more a statement of "Look how far the Cam has fallen, to have replaced the clan known for their strong opinions (Brujah) with the psychopathic Authoritarian-Bastard clan". In V20, you play Sabbat if you want to have fun as moustache twirling villains, in V5, If you want an "evil campaign" you play the flanderized nuCamarilla; the Anarchs are the intended default for protagonists.

    Yet, because the creators of V5 view...
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    -The Brujah offer a massive amount of resources and it costs a massive amount of resources to go against the Brujah.
    -Nobody (in universe) gives a fuck about Theo Bell and hardestardt the whatever. They don't bother the overwhewlming majority of princes, so making a big deal out of this is rediculous.
    (also It's not a very convincing assassination for a long list of reasons but that's besides the point)


    Except the political and historical context that allowed the FI is not at all present for the SI. Next big anarch revolt? Sure, but not another large scale vampire...
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    They wouldn't "need it most" if they hadn't have scooped out their fucking brains and bullshitted half the sect and the Brujah out. You should also consider Lasombra wealth absolutely devastated by their Sabbat rebellion. This isn't three steps forward and two steps back, it's nine steps back and one sideways. Your wilful ignorance is painful to read....
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  • I'm pretty sure it's not top end power that keeps Werewolves from waring with vampires.

    1: Vampires can make more vampires very, very quickly. Werewolves reproduce very, very slowly. The disparity is unfathomably severe. Too oversimplify: Assuming you'll get 1 lupus per two batches of wolf cubs, the fastest rate of making werewolves is one every 3-4 years (A lupus will need two years to grow). That's before we get into things like "what if we don't stay honourably mated" or "ecological sustainability" or "the human side of me hates that kind of 'doggy style"...
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  • The first level of Quietus (the warrior branch) allows you to turn hearts into little potions so that you can save them for later. Remember how assamites were supposed to be moving away from just being one-note psychopaths? This certainly ain't the way to do it....
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Uh-huh. Why don't you tell us all about your love for Sabbat/Tremere while you're at it?...
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Just think it through for a moment. It's not a problem for you to praise idea A and Developer X, but it becomes a problem for others to criticise idea A because you've now tied it to Developer X and any heavy criticism of idea A now becomes a criticism of developer X. You, a mod, should know all to well that this can get people banned....
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Besides the racism, old school VTM/V20 better reflected 2022 than V5 does. V5 reflects 2016 really well, but isn't so broadly applicable. V20 and it's first few supplements will probably remain applicable to the world for at least the next 50 years, assuming we don't blow ourselves up. It's really difficult to just undersell how timelessly great metaplot-free VTM is at satirizing modernity. WTA would've done great too were you to strip it of some tone-deaf racism and just have Pentex evolve to match concurrent trends....
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Tremere
    Brujah (or at least the half of them that don't lean left)
    Lasombra
    Get

    ...Probably the order of Hermes?

    ...All the asshole groups, basically. I think it's more than a little misguided to attack the "problematic" groups this way. Vampires and Werewolves are, in their entirety, problematic. It's a satire. That's what satires do. They hold up systemic ills and lampoon them for their faults. They're not supposed to write them off into a remote corner....
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    Last edited by MyWifeIsScary; 06-23-2022, 02:07 AM.

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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Everything I've heard about WTA leads me to conclude that it'll be an unmitigated disaster. But then again, V5 has it's fans....
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  • MyWifeIsScary
    replied to Diablerie & Possesion
    He is an Antedulivan, but he's not "Your average antideluvian". Him and [Tzmisce] are a head above the likes of [Ventrue] and [Toreador] in terms of bullshit shenanigans.
    You kill Capadocious and he goes dead.
    You kill lasombra but it was a fake and you're too embarrassed to tell people about it
    But if you kill Saulot and it was his cunning plan all along. You can't kill Tzmisce. You kill Tzmisce; you become Tzmisce.

    It's also notable that Saulot's special discipline is all about the Soul so, as far as that's concerned, he has an advantage over the other...
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    Last edited by MyWifeIsScary; 06-22-2022, 07:46 AM.

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