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  • The Anarchs just don't make sense as a main sect. They work better as small subset within the main sects; the main sects being the Camarilla and the Sabbat. The moment the Anarchs become a main sect, they also become The Man. The Man has to solve nitty-gritty problems that require organization and hierarchy and once you have organization and hierarchy, you're going to have the oldest and most powerful corrupting it.

    In fact it feels kind of silly that the Anarchs could ever have a major military victory over the Camarilla or the Sabbat. The Sabbat and Cammies have actual military...
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  • In fairness, I don't think the writers need to know the details of the human political philosophy called anarchism, because that simply isn't what the vampire movement is about. To start with, vampires are predators. They don't need money, they need hunting territory, so human economic systems mean very little to them. They just don't want older vampires telling them where to hunt or punishing them for masquerade breaches and such things. By and large they consider the masquerade to be common sense, and masquerade breachers to be a self-fixing problem. In other words, the breachers will either...
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  • I think part of it may be that Anarch domains are so far from the D&D model of supplements that writers really don't know how to construct them. Camarilla is pretty simple: there's a Prince, he's got some people who want his job, and he's got some masquerade problems or military problems he can hire the players to fix. The players socialize at some fancy parties to get the job, do some detective work that may reveal the original enemy they were hired to find, or may reveal some dirty political machinations, and they kick some ass here and there. It's not really all THAT different from a D&D...
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  • I especially find it funny because there is literally a romance novel version of the humanity tenets in the main book. Does anyone think they would have put that there if love wasn't intended to be possible in the setting? Love is supposed to be difficult. Even among humans in the real world love is difficult. But it is definitely intended to be possible and, indeed, even the subject of an epic campaign....
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  • I like this idea. It would actually be kind of funny. Some Thaumaturgists pull off an incredibly powerful ritual, die because some fairly mundane hunters noticed them sacrificing an orphanage, and their ritual become this inspiration for all kinds of hysterics before simply fizzling out anticlimactically....
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  • CajunKhan
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Yup, because you can't have a snooty 1% with no 99% to lord over. Even if one considers the humans to be that 99% rather than Low Clans, you still need a military to enforce your will. Otherwise you're just a bunch of helpless aristocrats waiting impotently for the rebels to literally walk through the door unopposed....
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  • ...............................Okay, either you are not getting this, or I am not getting this. This is not about the Gehenna event that ended the original version of VTM. This is about the current Beckoning and "Gehenna War", a V5 war in which most elders have gone to the middle east to be a part of. Is your response intended to be about the original Gehenna event, or the current edition Beckoning/Gehenna War....
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  • This isn't about Gehenna, it's about the Gehenna War, a massively toned-down event compared to the end of the original vampire game....
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  • How would you have the Beckoning and Gehenna War end?

    Let's say you're in charge of the game development, and it is decided that it is time for the Beckoning and Gehenna War to end. A series of books is to be published about the ending and the aftermath, with options for players to assume key roles. What would you do in that job?
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  • One thing to remember is that player characters are supposed to often be the exceptions to the general tendencies of the setting. True love may be almost unheard of amongst vampires, but you're the exception. The Garou may be a bunch of backwards savages who call their disabled "metis", but you're Garou is the exception. Mages may be a bunch of hubristic creatures destined to be blown up by their own arrogance, but your Mage is the exception. Etc, etc.

    I mean, there is literally a romance novel option on the list of Tenet examples. I think that not only did they intend for...
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  • CajunKhan
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    It sounds like many of the justifications for writers screwing over the Sabbat are basically the other examples of writers screwing over the Sabbat. Which is why I've massively toned down the changes to the metaplot in my games. In my games, the Sabbat have lost several cities due to Cathari demagogues taking over and encouraging hedonistic stupidity. Which is quickly leading the sect towards civil war, with an alliance of Feral Hearters, Honorable Accordists, and Death and Sout types set to topple the Cathari demagogues and possibly even declare the Cathari path heretical. It's going to be rough,...
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  • So, one of my players sold his soul to the Devil. Now what?

    I'm running a couple of Sabbat games. I did a scene where the Devil tempted the player characters with power. Most of them refused, but one character sold his soul to the Devil. I could use some help brainstorming on what to do next with his character. Thank you in advance.
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  • Vampires sleep all day and Garou are uniquely designed to be able to find them and slaughter an army of them with ease. The risk involved in creating a lot of shovelheads is not a small thing. It can easily result in the entire crop of shovelheads and their creators being destroyed by mundane hunters before the garou even get involved. And the result is a bunch of people with no skills, maybe one or two dots of disciplines, who easily panic when facing monsters the size of the Hulk. And garou have allies themselves: spirits, some of whom can manifest in the real world and are effectively immortal....
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  • I think it should vary based on chronicle tenets. Really, all the "Always Cause Stains" stuff should also only cause stains based off tenets, as well. It feels like diablerie and the always causes stains stuff assumes you take Humanistic tenets or close to it....
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  • I would think yes, though only when the benefit would be obvious to someone whose thoughts are very short-term tactical, not at all strategic. Wights aren't stupid, just so emotionally simple that their ability to channel their intelligence is limited.
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  • I would tend to base its limits off the sort of fiction that inspired it. Wights are based off creatures who retain their human intelligence, but become so emotionally simple that they are only capable of crude short-term manipulations and short-term tactical thinking. Crude use of Presence and Dominate. Stripping and rubbing themselves lasciviously to get an invitation. Calling a friend on the phone and asking if they can come over, while not really being able to hide the hunger and glee in their voice....
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  • Well the basic idea always seemed to be that a vampire's ultimate fate was to become like Lucy in Dracula, and like the vampires in Salem's Lot: creatures who feel nothing but a desire for blood, and whose intelligence can only be focused on extremely crude manipulations. The corpse floating outside your window saying clumsily manipulative things to get an invitation while it's face makes it clear that it is totally focused on drinking you dry and has not a shred of emotional depth....
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  • CajunKhan
    replied to Is Oblivion worthless?
    Well I mean it's kinda already happened, hasn't it? I've been running V5 Sabbat games since shortly after I got a copy of Long Hard Road Out Of Hell. And the STV is full of other Sabbat supplements. It really didn't take the Sabbat community long at all to adapt to V5.

    Unlife uh finds uh finds a way, uh yes, finds a way.
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  • Yeah, it's one of those funny things that the age of the dinosaurs wasn't a continuation of the age of reptiles. It was the reptiles being supplanted by a bunch of mostly flightless birds. The age when the biggest predator was essentially a seven ton chicken....
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  • I think part of the confusion is because there is a heavy element of Christian and Humanist thought in how the corrupter Wyrm is presented, and that thought isn't really consistent with nature. Most human criminal behavior is considered Of The Wyrm by the books, yet animals commit acts that are deeply criminal all the time. Lions treat their females like slaves, and murder the children of other males, for example. Lions also kill the children of rival predators even when they are not hungry enough to eat them. Are lions Of The Wyrm?

    So what does "corruption" actually mean?...
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