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  • It's an interesting theory, though I feel the skin coloration is some what of a weaker point since Assamites get darker as they age rather than getting paler like all the other vampires. Thus a pale human or even an albino who was embraced by an assamite would eventually have a normal mortal complexion for a couple centuries.

    ​To me this would more easily be explained by the notion that the Assamite Antediluvian and the Gangrel Antediluvian had the same 2nd Generation sire. Assuming of course that the plot thread about the Assamite rumored to be 2nd generation is not valid in your...
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  • ​Did you by chance catch the 2014 tv series Forever?

    ​Obviously not a vampire series, but it hits many of the same story points as the traditional undead series. Also one of the best examples of "having existed for a long time" having practical meaning....
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  • Bluecho
    Despite the length of your post, you completely missed my point about mage mechanics granularity. I am not talking about props like hermetics with runes or akashics doing katas. I am talking about the fact that the magic system of mage has inherent failure mechanics in it. The possibility of a failure roll or worse a botch. In most cases these sorts of systems are just removed from the storytelling and the universe. If the are in place generally it only applies when a mage is first learning about their power or learning a new spell. It is really hard for audiences to accept master wizards
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  • The main issue with White Wolf game lines is that they would in general be very special affects heavy, which would drive the production costs up and create time delays. If you rewatch the old Kindred the Embraced series you can see where they tried to use camera tricks and plot lines to avoid production costs.

    A ​V:tM based series has a few issues to overcome. First is the series set from the mortal point of view or the vampire point of view primarily. If you make it about mortals learning about the world of darkness, then it quickly becomes either a buffy clone or an x-files sort...
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  • Thoth
    replied to Ghoul Organs
    ​I guess its a matter of perspective. Would you assign the same to enforced hair cuts? That is a part of you that is chopped away and last I checked it took longer to regenerate than organs would. I think the "brutality" comes from the concept of the forced surgery and the recovery time, but if the subject is blood bonded they would do the surgery willingly and with regeneration it gets fixed rather quickly....
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  • I think a more important point is that White Wolf already paid an artist to produce or an intern to photoshop some pics together to put in the various books, all that is being asked is that they give a bit more thought to what they are currently paying for, rather than worrying about additional art. I mean if you are going to put 10 pics in a given book, why do all of them have to be useless character pics or generic art, why not something actually useful?
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  • Thoth
    replied to Ghoul Organs
    Based off of V20 rules page 501, ghoul healing isn't agg or lethal, but instead it is overall area that was damaged.



    ​An eye is far more complex than say a section of leg, yet it is easier to regenerate. Most organs are smaller than a foot but bigger than an eyeball. A lung for example is bigger than a foot but mostly empty space.

    As for the Sympathetic Link issue, at what point does the organ "belong" to the new owner rather than the donor? How long until the vitae inside breaks the link to the Donors Domitor?...
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  • Thoth
    started a topic Ghoul Organs

    Ghoul Organs

    If a Ghoul has vitae in their system, they stop aging, they can learn and use a few disciplines, and they can heal like a vampire by using the blood. But what happens if an organ is removed?

    ​Scenario #1: The Transplant with Benefits
    ​A ghoul who is full of vitae either wants to save some one or is killed and their paper works has the organ donor box checked. What happens to the recipient of the organ? Does the presence of a vitae infused organ all of a sudden turn them into a ghoul, does it muck with the transplant procedure or does it ensure success? Would the organ count
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  • Keep the game goal oriented, which means the more linear thinking of d20 games isn't alienated. Then just make sure every problem has multiple acceptable solutions, usually with combat be the least optimal, but still valid option. Assuming that the new player doesn't lose interest, they will grow accustomed to the different play style.

    ​Alternatively you can run an all assamite game where the game is all about the setup for the kill, thus the murder hobo concept is the central focus, yet it is all about the methodical setup and intelligence gathering, with only one or two combat...
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  • I would love to see art that shows vampires feeding without looking like toddlers who don't know how to eat without dribbling all over the place. I mean a vampire has fangs to make a pair of holes which can then be sealed by licking the wound. That is like a human drinking from two straws in the same glass and some how getting it all over their chin, clothes, the surrounding furniture, etc. Don't get me wrong, in the middle of combat or frenzy obviously things are going to get messy, but how did the default vampire feeding art work get set to pet dog slobbering at the food bowl?

    ​It...
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  • I think that a vastly under considered aspect of being an Ante or even Caine himself, is boredom. Now I am not talking about the concept of sitting in a waiting room or standing in line for something. I am talking about the idea that you have done everything, probably multiple times and have run out of new experiences.

    ​Imagine what it would mean mechanically and thematically if your beast stopped raging, not because of enlightenment, but because even it has gone through the scenario so many times that it has apathy towards the rehashed outcome. This level of experience would grant...
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  • The problem with dragons breath is that it is more of a mini-flame thrower or burning shrapnel that is short range. If you are going by real world usage, I would say dragons breath shotgun rounds are more for inducing frenzy or rotshreck than outright damage.

    A tracer round on the other hand is a bullet that has normal range, but also has a chemical that burns brightly enough to allow you to see where the bullets are going. In news clips or archival battle footage the rule of thumb is that every 5th or so bullet is a tracer, so when you see a string of tracers flying through the air,...
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  • While Cainites seem to have very little transdimensional history, the Kuei-jin of the setting have tons of it. Between the Yomi and both the Yin and Yang worlds and the fact that the elders of each Dharma eventually move to those realms permanently after a certain point of enlightenment; I would say the Umbra is well explored. An argument could be made that some of the denizens of those deeper realms would be max enlightenment Kuei-jin, which would make for an exceedingly lethal encounter for what ever little cainite was trying to do some interdimensional cartography.

    ​If I had...
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  • Thoth
    replied to Vampire Ancient Greece
    The tricky thing about playing historical games, especially getting into the BC time slot, is power creep. The default starter generation keeps going down, the number of starter discipline dots goes up, and of course you have far more elders running around with even more power. It would not be unfair to say that after a certain point the games feels a lot more like a low powered Abyssal Exalted game than what we would think of as a traditional vampire game.

    ​Another thing that often gets overlooked is the mortal population in the ancient time periods. Currently we are looking at
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  • Tremere as a clan are too embedded with the "siege mentality" to get twitchy about if the blood comes from humans or animals. If the ward that keeps the enemy at bay is cast using several BP of human blood or rat blood, it only matters that the Tremere set up the ward in time before a given attack.

    ​Also as Eldagusto pointed out, with access to blood storing rituals, it is highly unlikely that a Tremere wouldn't be able to stockpile blood. Given how you some times need different types of blood for given rituals, I could easily see a given chantry with store rooms full...
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