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  • How does your system account for the Blood Potency or humanity based rule to reroll certain rouse checks?
    How do you actually trigger a Messy Critical or Bestial Failure, or are you just removing that entirely with this house rule?...
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  • I meant that the Coterie points are free dots, so I think I misread you after re-reading it. Coterie points are free dots, the coterie 'types' are the 'here is what this Coterie type should have in dots'.

    IE, from page 195:
    * The coterie pool begins with 1 dot per PC (or 2 if it's a small coterie, at ST discretion).
    * The points are spent collectively. This explains that they're spent like Advantage dots, on the things you can buy with Coterie points.
    * If your coterie matches a given type, subtract the listed costs from the coterie pool. If your pool isn’t large...
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  • It's a simple thing: your madness manifests in some sort of social, mental or physical manner. It's not as specific as 'and with PTSD you do X, with Glossolalia you do Y'. You can still define the particulars of the madness, but it results in penalties equal to the Bane Severity to one of those categories as appropriate to the madness.



    The way out I feel is left specifically vague, in the same way that 'killing your sire to become a human again' was left vague in 1e Masquerade.



    Just as clarification in case there's still any doubt. You buy...
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  • And in those cases, what about the rule on pg. 120 for Automatic Wins and why not just apply those, like it suggests, and leave the die rolling to dramatic points, like it suggests? That's what you're supposed to use for PCs, rather than Take Half (ultimately it is just Take Half in essence, but...), when their skill is double the difficulty. Rolls should come up when they're dramatic; when you certainly have no real time to translate that book, or when the book is well beyond your pay grade, or in combat when you're under fire. Otherwise, why would the ST have you making basic rolls for things...
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  • Incomplete by the standards of Revised and V20.

    Which it was never stated to be. It was never stated to be V20.

    It has always been set up and designed to be the 'core' book for a new version of vampire, and as much as people shriek about OneTrueWayism, the company has a vision for how Vampire should be, and that is going to, and should be expected to, come across in the book.

    Additionally, at least per a lot of early interviews, they stated the V5 book was the 'backbone' of any other non-tabletop material, such as video games or a TV series; having it be...
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  • By RAW there is no mechanical benefit for taking more flaws (or even taking the 2 main flaws, as those are meant to just be things a character has for story purposes that have mechanics). Same with the Predator Type flaws, which don't count towards those two required Flaws at creation....
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  • I really like the Amalgams for the Ministry and Ravnos!...
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  • Camilla, why do you do this? Why do you come into a + thread and do this? Hell, why do you even ENGAGE if you don't like it? Every third page of EVERY thread you don't like something, you chime in on why you don't like it (V5, personal horror, any number of topics), even if you've said it one, five, twenty times in that thread. Why waste your energy, other than to be contrary? We know what you don't like, you don't have to repeat it every thread that talks about it.

    For me, I'm liking a lot of the changes. I like the Disicpline choices. I like how Hunger functions, now that I've...
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  • Sadly it's not 'sheltered snowflakes' it's a reality of people. In particular the Vampire gaming scene, more prevalent in LARP but also without, somehow has a lot of people who have various and sundry trauma, and gravitate to vampire... and then break down because stuff relating to that trauma comes up.

    That and people don't want to/can't fathom talking to each other by default (as evidenced by the bajillion 'My players what do to X, WAT DO?!?!?!' 'Have you tried talking to them and asking them why/telling them that doesn't fit?' 'NO WHY WOULD I DO THAT HOW DO I PUNISH THEM FOR THIS?!'...
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  • The ur-Shulgi thing was older than BJD, it was detailed out (though slightly differently) in Revised. BJD just embellished it....
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  • For the amount of rolls that came up (especially during the investigation section), 5 wasn't intrusive. The messy criticals are what they are, and the rerolling to get hold of the beast (even at the cost of the critical) is thematically fine for my group. I get that you don't like it, but it doesn't make it a shit system or as intrusive as your 'statistics' say.



    No, I'm saying 'who rolls 45 times in Elysium to talk to people?' You roll when it's important. You're trying to impress that elder, trying to lie to the Sheriff, trying to wheedle info out o the Malk seer?...
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  • This is also completely ignoring the ability to Take Half though. Though I also wonder what kind of Elysium is having to roll to make interaction with the other characters. If you are trying to impress or lie to someone or wheedle out information, sure, but that's not going to be EVERY INTERACTION in the Elysium. You shouldn't be rolling to talk to someone.

    Anecdotally, this exact scenario was the first scene in my game's prelude, and the characters who wanted to get by on basic success used Take Half when appropriate, and the ones who wanted to be extra impressive or figured they'd...
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  • On the note of bookmarks, if anyone has rebookmarked their original copy and want to transfer those to the new errata'd PDF, you can use PDF X-Change Viewer to do so. I just found that out today, it copy/pasted perfectly into the new PDF....
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  • thebiglarpnerd
    replied to V5 Questions Thread
    I thought I saw it in the social conflict portion, but I was unable to find it when I went back, so... I guess it is supposed to be halved. My bad....
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  • thebiglarpnerd
    replied to V5 Questions Thread
    I would say yes, but this might be worth sending to WW for an official clarification.



    Vampires don't halve Willpower damage, just physical damage, going by the rules in the social conflict. Specific trumps General.



    Everyone takes Superficial and Agg. It's just that for vampires, everything but specific things (fire, sunlight, weaknesses/banes) is Superficial, while humans take Agg from swords, knives and guns. A human punching another human does superficial damage, but a human stabbing a human does agg. Conversely, a human punching OR stabbing...
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