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  • Truth be told, I love Garou and their portrayal was a quite profound thing for me in my youth, but I always missed the "traditional" werewolves from WoD. Though, honestly, I can understand it, they would share too much thematic space with Vampire....
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  • Now, that's very true. I was shocked how much empty white space the core book had. The new books might be a tiny bit better, but not much. I get that they went for a "modern" look (which I don't particularly like), but the main impression of the book is that it has a LOT of white and thus, seems uncharacteristically bright for a VtM and WoD book....
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  • Heh, I've just realized Helena probably still wears the same leather jacket on her new portrait which she does on the old iconic illustration.

    Very good. Good black leather never goes out of fashion.
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  • Mind, I never was aganst it. Truth be told, I always felt Revised being a tad too extreme with that. It went a bit too far into the "we are just moving corpses" assexual Anne Rice vampires ennui. Ok, I didn't hate it from the get go, it had a certain appeal, when I was 16, that the kindred are above these things and sooo aloof. However, that's one of the very few things I've changed my mind about the presentation of vampires in the game and I was happy to discover that it was different in earlier editions. I even thought that only vamps on Humanity could use blush of life was silly,...
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  • I think Heavy Arms sumamrized it pretty well (you know man, I actually like your writing, when you don't get carried away). I'm actually surprised that people in and around the industry, be them developers, or some fans on a forum, still think that chasing after the nebulous "new blood/custumers" with radically altering an existing game and pissing of a large portion of the existing fanbase is a good idea. It's not.

    Also, people confluting this with making the game only for older, established fans, who will die out, etc. That's not the case. It's just, there's many tools...
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  • Fine by me. I said my piece and didn't want to add anything else to that....
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  • Living in a post-communist country, I actually had to take a couple deep breaths to not get into a rant...

    Seriously, that's one of the things that bothers me most about contemporary Western leftist ideology. The excuses for communism. When I see an American/Brittish/etc. college kid waving around the sickle and hammer flag, or people in academia, or media advocating for communist narratives, I just want to slap them and no I won't feel ashamed for that.

    And I'm not even on the right, I'm socio-liberal, leaning a bit more toward liberal......
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  • Again, I don't feel that's the case. That certain clans' identity is heavily influenced (but not just about) by their specials is okay by me, if the clan is otherwise interesting. I don't see that as shallow.

    For example, Necromancy is obviously a big thing for Giovani, but it's not the only thing the clan's about and it's not a bad thing that Necromancy is important in their identity.




    As I've said, I'm not a fan of reductionist design, as it tends to take away flavorful choices and things. You say "needless" as other say the ranger in...
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  • I always felt that's a false dichotomy. That certain clans have unique disciplines doesn't make those clans only about those disciplines (and certain clans not having special disciplines doesn't make them less interesting, IMO. In fact, two out of my three favorite clans don't have specials), but it's part of their flavor (and at this point, established lore) and adds to the diversity of the game.

    And honestly, how is it different, that clans are having special powers for a shared discipline? We're back to the starting point, only now, it's one or two power, or just window-dressing,...
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  • More-or-less my stance.

    I do not like it. Reducing unique and fully felshed out disciplines and with them, some of the identity of the clans is just not a good step in my eyes.

    I think it boils down to the game design you prefer. Those, who like "streamlining" and the tendency to group together stuff that is vaguely feels connected surely like it. The same people possibly like how VtR handled the clans, or D&D 5e the classes (and in the latter case, maybe advocating for things, like reducing everything into the 4 "core" archetypes of classes)....
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  • Exactly. V5 did what, to be fair, VtR 2e also did: fine-tuning and tying the game's rules and setting to a much narrower avenue of encouraged and supported playstyles. Older books, like the Revised ST guide nudged (at some places, that was a pretty agressive nudge) the players to the direction the developers wanted the game to go, but by and large, the game's system was flexible enough to handle lots of styles and the setting was broad enough that you could play anything. The writers had their preferences, which they've stressed, but the game didn1t force you to play that way.

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  • That's a good rule.

    However, I can't, from of the top of my head, come up with another big conflict that was perpetuated and overtly shaped by supernatural entities in WoD, excluding the Rome-Carthage conflict.

    Also, there was a scene at the beginning of the V5 pre-alpha, I think, when the Anarch attacks in Berlin were presented in the news as islamist terror attacks. I didn't think that was wrong, because it's quite logical that the local kindred would do that and because they didn't say such and such real-world terror attack was, in fact, a vampire gang warfare thi...
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  • I'd even say it's a bit propagandistic, lessening the dark side of extremist and bigot interpretations and usage of Sharia law....
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  • That WW never wrote that WW2 was started by supernaturals, or that the tRemere were behind the Nazis, or that the war in general was played out according to supernatural factors.

    If the vampires in the V5 Anarch book only use the situation in Cechnya as a cover and they aren't its source, then ok, but then, the wording of it was inadequate.

    To me, honestly, it's not my biggest problem with V5. Not even the 10th biggest. But I acknowledge it was unfortunate and heavy-handed in its presentation....
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  • That is all nice and well, but let's step out for a minute from our little internet-world of modern information exchange and technology and the world, by and large, just didn't change that much, in comparison to 15 years back.

    Thing is, most changes through history weren't fast, but a slow build-up. Then, you've got wars and revolutions, but most of the time, it's a steady burn. Contrary to what lots of people think, we aren't living, in the Western hemisphere, in a time of extreme turmoil.

    Even the technological development. Sure, smartphones are nice and impacted life,...
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    Last edited by PMárk; 11-18-2018, 03:14 PM.

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  • Definitions, defintitions, definitions...

    Btw, I'm Hungarian, living all my life in Hungary.


    What is "leftist" and such differs from country-to-country. Also, not only straigh-up commies and wannabe bolsheviks are "radical lefitsts". I know I won't be popular with this, but what comes form the "progressive liberal" side nowadays is quite radical frequently, I'd even say extremist. It's definitely not what I'd consider "central left"....
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  • It's true to some extent, nevertheless....
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  • I liked your post, but I have to add something. The thing you're speaking of in the paragraph I quted above is exactly the problem frequently.

    You know, most people didn't care about Batwoman being lesbian in the past. Or about Lucita and Fatima being lovers, to bring a WoD example. I'm not saying we don't have anti-LBGTQ bigotry these days, I'm living in Hungary, I've seen it enough. No. The problem is more complex.

    When someone wants to write a story, where the main theme and the conflict the story revolves around is LGBTQ (or any minority) issues and is doing it well,...
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  • Which was done, for example on the FB group, as I perceived, because it routinely devolved into edition warring over V5 and bashing WW, in an ungainly and personal way.

    Edit: but honestly, I didn't follow them that closely, because of the above. Whether I like the direction of V5, or not, I don't have time for people just spouting shit. So, my perception could be skewed....
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  • That's is a very legitimate notion. Certainly, if nothing's changed since Revised, or even V20, there wouldn't be a sense of progressing.

    However, I don't think these sweeping changes, to this extent and in this quantity were needed, asked for and ultimately, appreciated by a lot of us. Change, yes, but again, I believe it was taken too far.

    There was also a ton of material from V20, including BJD at last, that the new stuff could have been built upon, yet, mostly, it didn't, rather it followed its own course, which was decided at the very beginning. At least, I got that...
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