I'm currently putting together a VTM forum rpg over on zetaboards on the premise that some vampires did survive Gehenna and are trying to pick up the pieces with most of their kind having been wiped out and odd new bloodlines emerging. The game will have Kindred characters of the new bloodlines ranging in age (as vampires) from 1-9 years, and 'original' Kindred characters (vampires that were embraced prior to and survived Gehenna). I'm setting maximum age of original Kindred characters at no older than 250, but my question is...what would be a fair guideline as to how many dots per discipline these characters can have? Like, for example, someone wants to play a 50 year old Brujah, another a 200 year old Ventrue. Would a maximum limit of 3 dots in a given discipline for a character 100 years or less, maximum of 4 per discipline for 200 years or more be fair?
It sounds like you're trying to place a focus on younger vampires, particularly through the development of new bloodlines post-Gehenna. Given that, your guidelines look pretty "fair" -- making level-5 and above disciplines rare will certainly keep your vampires feeling young. What you might want to consider is whether you have the same limits for out-of-clan disciplines. Otherwise, you'll find yourself with Kindred with threes and fours in all of the common 8. I might allow in-clans to 5 and out-of-clans to 3 for those >100, and 4 and 2 for those below.