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  • First we don't know what the Bane Severity is tied to.
    Second, the writeup for the Bane talks about being based on the Toreador's own personal aesthetic.
    That Anarch Warriordor description would be fine with me, as an ST, to describe their 'chosen comfort aesthetic' with the stuff, and to me as ST, that one's penalty would come up in high society, beautiful art, and more genteel surroundings....
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  • First we don't know what the Bane Severity is tied to.
    Second, the writeup for the Bane talks about being based on the Toreador's own personal aesthetic.
    That Anarch Warriordor description would be fine with me, as an ST, to describe their 'chosen comfort aesthetic' with the stuff, and to me as ST, that one's penalty would come up in high society, beautiful art, and more genteel surroundings....
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  • If nothing else, I'd say get the slipcase. Even though the full set won't ship til November per Mophidius' last email, you'll get your PDF download code for the core on August 2nd. That way you've got all 3 books coming for cheaper overall, and can go ahead and get the core going. I ended up getting the slipcase and ST screen from a US retailer who is selling it, since that's all I'll need.

    And yes, you can use normal dice. WW said in an interview the specialty dice are being produced to hep speed up the game for new players, since it's at that point only counting successes/fails/crits/messy...
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  • I don't get how anyone who read BJD or even read ABOUT BJD thought it was a Year Zero'ing. They've explicitly built from previous VtM lore and used a combo of 1e and Revised lore in 99% of cases....
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  • We don't know. The 'Thaumaturgy changes' were descirbed as more along the lines of an in-world fluff change 'due to the Second Inquisition' than a mechanical change. Seeing as how WP only goes to 5, I'd say Thaumaturgy gets a Rouse roll....
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  • From the info we have, there seems to be no more four-roll combat. It's all a roll-off. Fixed target # of 6. Combat is reactive; so you can, for example, do Strength + Brawl vs Dex + Dodge, but you could also do Str + Brawl vs Str + Brawl, and the defender could damage the attacker if they outscore them (it's very cinematic in that respect). There don't seem to be extra actions from what we've seen; the reason I'm betting on that is that Celerity no longer provides any type of extra actions, and Darker Days Radio said there's some different 1vX enemies rules, which also would indicate no extra...
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  • Banality dice would function just like Hunger dice, really, except perhaps rolling more successes on banality dice in your pool than Hunger causes the effect to go awry or not even happen....
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  • I know Shane at one point said on FB that V5 isn't yet in the cards for STV, so I don't know. I would say insofar as they don't require a V5 page reference, then they can do something similar enough....
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  • I think we've seen the Malkavian one, with the three-part shattered mirror picture. Not sure on the others. I feel like the Tremere one will be a bit of a comingling of a 'mystical' style into something modern, or perhaps a straight-up neopagan angle? Gangrel I could see being something along the lines of the descriptions, someone in a patchwork leather coat with fur edging showing off a 'wild' angle, with some eye manipulation for the (assumed to be still the same) Gangrel flaw....
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  • I would doubt that Hunger Dice function like that any more (particularly since that was a quick and dirty kludge), but I get what they were doing trying to say 'younger vampires take less to sate their hunger than older vampires'....
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  • Considering LARGE parts of the fandom were taking that article as gospel without doing any research into anything, and parts of the fandom are still OH GOD DOGWHISTLE even AFTER all of that reassurance, it was necessary. I don't like that they had to do it, but subjectivity is apparently greater than objectivity.

    Anyway.. I am looking forward to see how they combine the Generation and BP-esque mechanics. I bet it has to tie into maximums and things like blood expenditure,...
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  • The point is to show old money and a Ventrue that isn't the typical 'power suit board room' type. It's got a very Eyes Wide Shut vibe to it, with decadence among the wealthy, even at that age....
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  • They talked about how it's an example of Ventrue with a level of control and power, but without the common 'power suit' angle. Also apparently the lady was like, super fun to actually work with according to Jason....
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  • Right, with the Werewolves backing them. that's a good one too....
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  • I haven't watched TVD but I have watched The Originals. The Originals compares really well to a mixed Autarkis Elder and Anarch ancilla/neonate game....
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  • So to pull this back towards a better topic, I was discussing with a friend V5 and she brought up the movie Ultraviolet. While not a good movie, it could be used for some inspiration for Second Inquisition scenarios and NPCs for V5. What other types of media would you look at to pull inspiration for the new factions/groups in V5?
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  • Just to nitpick, it's dice. Die is singular, dice is plural.

    I like the concept of the bane severity, and have housruled something like that in before with evolving weaknesses based in Generation and Humanity rating. I look forward to seeing what it will be based from.

    I'm also fine with compulsions. Particularly since the alpha has the player choosing them or choosing to roll on the table, or spending a Composure to psub it back. But I also like some of the rokeplay tension it can provide, like the example of staring predatorially at the mail person walking by your...
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  • And so this shit spirals out of control. Good gravy. Got any links for posterity's sake?...
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  • You mean Onyx Path, since WW hasn't RELEASED anything yet? And I would expect there to be a more sensible errata involved; the Jasons who developed the new MET version are involved and one of the big things that was part of the post-release was compiling and getting all the errata in one spot. Also, the WoD website seems a bit more directed to having something like errata, whereas the OPP site is... more of a blog for releases and advertising....
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  • We don't know if the multiple opponent penalties are still in. Darker Days Radio seems to imply it won't as they mentioned rules for 1v1 and 1vX combat....
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