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  • False Epiphany
    replied to ventrue lineage
    The Ventrue wiki lineage is a mix of canon and fanon, but I also found it pretty entertaining.

    I don't know of any comparable lineage docs out there, but I've made private ones in various states of finished-ness for all the clans. Here's Tremere. It's also a mix of canon and fanon.
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  • I always thought there was a pretty convenient potential explanation there. Guy was a diablerist himself....
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  • False Epiphany
    replied to unique powers
    They are not known. Presumably they're his elder Disciplines, though they could just as easily also include some other totally unique non-Discipline powers. Inyanga was able to turn into a leopard through a non-Protean mystic ritual. The Three (Nosferatu mortal triplets from Constantinople by Night) could telepathically communicate with each other across the city. It's a big World of Darkness. Don't feel limited by the standard Discipline powers in the books....
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  • False Epiphany
    replied to WIR 5E Anarchs
    The game they were playing, Nines, was originally from Revised's Guide to the Anarchs. It had a bunch of other really fun ones:



    Gotcha is absolutely hilarious and I'd love to have seen a section on it....
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  • Add up all the Discipline dots the victim has and the diablerist doesn't have. Divide the result in half, rounding down. That's how many new dots the diablerist gets. For example:

    Victim with Celerity 4, Fortitude 2, Potence 5
    Diablerist with Celerity 5, Fortitude 1, Potence 2

    Celerity doesn't count. Victim has +1 Fortitude dot and +3 Potence dots, so 1 + 3 = 4. Divide in half, we get 2. Diablerist gains two dots. GM could give the diablerist +2 Potence or +1 Fortitude and +2 Potence.

    I've used Guide's rules in my games and liked it quite a lot. It...
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  • False Epiphany
    replied to WIR 5E Anarchs
    I feel like if there was any section to have some non-unilaterally horrible people, it's with the BDSM enthusiasts. I suppose it's more mainstream now than in 1991 though, and it is hard to see how the Stoughtons could ever practice their kink safely.

    The dom who ignored their safeword was a jerk. At least the mortals are bad people too.

    I liked getting to read about Jeanette/Therese, and how much V5 pays homage to Bloodlines in general.

    I also liked the Voermans fi
    ne in L.A., but Vegas feels a lot more like Jeanette's kind of town than Santa Monica.
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  • False Epiphany
    replied to WIR 5E Anarchs
    I think this was biggest thing.

    In my experience, the more external politics you insert into a chronicle, the less time there is to focus on the personal struggles of being a vampire. That isn't to say one is better than other (I usually prefer a mix of both). Like action, mystery, or romance, they're simply different subgenres the game can encompass. A given chronicle is likely to focus more on some subgenres than others, as is the gameline as a whole under different creative leads. This can also, unfortunately, alienate some gamers when they feel like developers are pushing their...
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  • False Epiphany
    replied to WIR 5E Anarchs
    In the Circle of the Crone sourcebook for Vampire: The Requiem, they had a special position for younger Kindred who'd never killed: "virgins" for female ones and "fools" for male ones (there were mythological connotations vice "fool" being meant in a belittling sense). They were seen as providing a valuable perspective on humanity to their more jaded elders.

    I've taken that concept and made it a little broader in my games. A "virgin" is a vampire who's never killed someone. They're uncommon enough that vampires can brag about being one, if...
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  • False Epiphany
    replied to WIR 5E Anarchs
    I can't think of a single gray character from the book though. We have cleavers who feed on and feed blood to their children, "diablerie feels good" Agata, Juniper casually killing homeowners for temporary havens, the "tee hee we sometimes kill our doms" puppy play enthusiasts, a timid-feeling vamp casually mentioning how he murdered his ghoul's family... you get gray from an intermix of white and black, and here there's just black.

    If there's a distinction from Son, it's that many of these Anarchs commit atrocities for convenience rather than inherent pleasure,...
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  • False Epiphany
    replied to WIR 5E Anarchs
    Funnily, I thought Morawski was one of the "better" vampires in the book. Because hey, at least he tried to save someone's life. Climbing up to rescue the stranded mountaineer was bad for the Masquerade and he knows it was. Doesn't feel like something he'd have done for just one meal.

    But, yeah. This entire "vampires are always always horrible people, no exceptions" take isn't one I find compelling, or consistent with the game's earlier history. There is no sense of struggle against the Beast or tragedy in the loss, because everyone has already lost and is making...
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  • False Epiphany
    replied to WIR 5E Anarchs
    Auntie Juniper is from The Anarch Cookbook, way back when.

    https://imgur.com/IDwGLEJ
    https://imgur.com/2XixImT

    I liked her concept and have thought about using her in my current game, though PCs have yet to run into her. Was neat to see her turn up again here....
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  • Baba Yaga/the Matriarch is unthinkably old, and like most (near-)Noddist myths, there are many different versions of the tale. That's how I explain the lack of consistent in canon, anyways. Nosferatu in my games have batted around the following stories:

    * Baba Yaga is the "bottleneck" from which the entire clan descends. The Matriarch is simply the Iron Hag by another name. This story is most popular among Nosferatu who are her direct descendants.

    * Baba Yaga and the Matriarch are two such "bottlenecks." The Matriarch was actually Embraced before...
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