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The most reliable way to reduce the damage caused by sunlight is through the use of the discipline of Fortitude. Fortitude allows you to soak aggravated damage, including that caused by sunlight. According to page 302 of the Vampire 20th Anniversary edition, the difficulty for soaking sunlight while "fully protected by heavy clothes, sunglasses, gloves, and ...


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On Abstract Damage under no circumstances should you be able to damage the armor wearer unless the attack is made at a not armored part of the body. Vampire, like many RPGs uses an abstract damage system. This means that a single attack/defense/damage/soak series of rolls represents a much more complex series of actions than a single strike and parry. ...


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I would say yes, killing another vampire calls for a degeneration roll and may lead to the loss of Humanity. Vampires (on the path of Humanity, which we're concerned with here) consider themselves, or at least try to consider themselves (at least partially) human - that is what's reflected by their Humanity score. If a vampire strictly and unquestionably ...


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The letter of the law: He spoke of what should not have been spoken. All bad effects are in action. The spirit of the law: Nothing happens since it was not a free will action. Trying to lawyer me?... The person who broke the contract of their own free will is the one using Dominate. While not a signatory, they have put themselves under the ritual's ...


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This is a Dementation Advanced Power for 8 dots called Deny. It's from Clanbook Malkavaian (Revised Edition), pg. 64. (Info courtesy of the World of Darkness Wiki.) It would definitely work against stakes, but doesn't extend to sunlight. The Malkavian using Deny is able to focus away from a certain object so completely that the object ceases to exist in ...


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Is Strength underrated? Not necessarily. Is Dexterity crazy powerful? YES! In World of Darkness, Dexterity is basically the "God" stat. As you've mentioned, it's vitally important for almost every action in combat. However, Strength isn't underrated. A high Strength allows you to easily build "base damage", which is the amount of damage you are doing before ...


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There's no book, or collection of books, that comprises the whole of the background story for the World of Darkness. Part of what made the game so successful is the way that it spread the story in bits and pieces throughout all the books, giving collectors and fans the "metaplot" in a serialized way that kept them buying material. However, one good place to ...


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Mechanically, I think there are really only three big differences. First is that spending a point of Willpower in Requiem grants you three extra dice on the roll rather than an automatic success, which is a very big deal. Next is that botching (or "dramatic failure") just doesn't happen as often in the new World of Darkness system. Dramatic failures only ...


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I think you have already come with a lot of ideas. I am going to take a more general approach. The airport is like a strategic resource for kindred, and also for any power trying to take control of the city. Kindred politics As you have said, the airport is a potential entry point for enemy kindred (sabbat, anarchs, enemies of the prince,...). For that ...


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Where Strength matters: Look at close combat maneuvers such as clinch, tackle, and hold. They all use Str instead of Dex. Your High Dex guy will suck at this. Sure, David will get a hold on him, but he cannot realistically tie-up/bring down to the ground Goliath. The devil's own luck Assume for a minute that every die you roll succeeds, none hit a 10, ...


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They wouldn't. As is detailed in the 20th anniversary edition of Werewolf: the Apocalypse, most sentient beings (barring Awakened mages) aren't visible in the Umbra. (p.313) Vampires are particularly hard to see, as they have "less of a spiritual presence than most." When peeking into the real world from the Umbra, it takes five successes to do things like ...


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A version of this flaw already exists in one of the sourcebooks. In clanbook Tzimisce on pg. 43 there is a 3-Point flaw named "Privacy Obsession" with two effects: Must make a Willpower Roll (Difficult 6) to enter into a dwelling uninvited. When disturbed by an uninvited guest in your own home, you must pass a Self-Control check (Difficulty 7) or frenzy. ...


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The only good place to find information on the Tlacique (that is, more than just a brief mention) is in the revised Followers of Set Clanbook. More specifics on their special type of sorcery can be found in the Blood Sacrifice: Thaumaturgy companion. Essentially, the clanbook has all the lore and game information for the bloodline, while the thaumaturgy ...


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Ghosts in Vampire are like the Storyteller want them to be. Wraith: the Oblivion is not needed for playing Vampire, even if you play Giovanni characters. Vampire don't tell you anything special about Ghost perception, except that they put them Auspex 1-2 so they have sharpened senses, can see auras and a few obfuscated vampires. But if you do use W:tO as a ...


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You're already in pretty good shape: Thaumaturgy is, by default, not resisted by Fortitude. What's more, even though Cauldron of Blood allows Fortitude to defend against the damage, it's just the levels in Fortitude that get rolled, not the 6th-Gen's elder-level Stamina plus Fortitude. Four dice to defend against aggravated damage isn't so great for him. You ...


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Attributes & Abilities Awareness has been added as a Talent. Dodge has been removed as a skill; its former functionality has been moved to Athletics. Security has also been removed; its former functionality has been subsumed by the Larceny skill and the Technology knowledge. Linguistics is no longer a skill; each language known is a 1-dot Merit ...


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A sire CAN be blood bound to their childe In the 20th anniversary edition of the VtM rules there is no mention of Sires being immune to their childes blood bonds. There is only two notable quotes regarding this in the text: First Drink (Level one blood bond) (p287) ...All childer have this level of bond toward their sires, for the Embrace itself ...


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Taking each point in order: Yes. 66% is perfectly reasonable, and does not prevent skilled characters from being skilled. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the most important is also the simplest: players (and GMs) shouldn't bother to test when the outcome isn't in doubt. The rules of a roleplaying game, especially a LARP, do not exist to resolve ...


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I'm going to copy from another answer of mine regarding changes between Revised and the 20th Anniversary edition. Potence and Celerity have been significantly altered. Each now adds a passive bonus (at no vitae cost) to their governing physical attribute; you add your dots as extra dice in pools using Strength and Dexterity, respectively. In addition, ...


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As a rule of thumb, assume that there is one vampire for every 100,000 mortals. (...) The cities could certainly hold more Kindred, but there are legitimate fears of discovery. (...) Despite this, however, there are currently far too many Kindred for the mortal population to support; the ranks of the anarchs have swelled to unprecendented proportions. ...


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I would recommend using anydice.com. The creator of anydice.com has written a program on that site to calculate success probabilities for NWoD, but the dice mechanics are very similar and shouldn't need much tweaking. Here is the post. It should give you a rough idea. Edit I tweeted the creater of Anydice.com and he suggested this: function: owod N:n tn ...


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The metaplot has been rolled back to a state somewhere between that of Second Edition and that of Revised. The Gangrel are a Camarilla clan; the Ravnos have not been devastated; Gehenna is still somewhere off in the distance. However, the Malkavian clan description shows them with Dementation as their third discipline and the Tremere antitribu have vanished. ...


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I know of two options: The first is a crazy high level of Fortitude that's usually only attained by antediluvians such as Zapathasura (Ravnos) who battled packs of Garou, solar reflectors, Bodhisattvas, numerous mortals and three spirits Technocracy in direct sunlights for days. The other is Necromancy level 5, which is actually quite doable: If the ...


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Blood contract text: This ritual creates an unbreakable agreement between the two parties who sign it. The contract must be written in the casters blood and signed in the blood of whomever applies their name to the document. This ritual takes three nights to enact fully, after which both parties are compelled to fulfill the terms of the contract. System: ...


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I faced the same issue a while back when my players had to go in to a series of catacombs without electric lighting. (Modern day campaign though) After searching the books and the web for a while I found that there are no variations to the rules except from some slight changes to the definition of what the rötschrek actually is. We used the following ...


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First off: The Discipline Fortitude can't be bypassed. At least not that I know of. It's the only way for a vampire to soak aggravated damage, and not even a reliable one. So the only way to outright kill him, is to throw punches at him. Take Path of Blood 5 and burn his blood. Another way would be to let him burn his own blood until he is in frenzy. He ...


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I think I can say the major change is the undoing of the metaplot. In V20, Assamites are still cursed, Ravnos are alive and Gangrel dwell in the Camarilla. One of the design objective was to recover the original vampire flavour. It's unclear to me why some other revised changed hasn't been undone, as the Tremere antitribu extermination or the Ahrimanes ...


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There isn't a complete list of changes I can find, but the development process is pretty well documented on the development blog, albeit in bits and pieces, and according to this review, the changes are minor at best. So, does this book deliver? Yes, yes it does. There aren’t a whole lot of changes here, and many of the changes that do exist are ...


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A few of the prominent changes: In Masquerade, difficulty numbers would range up and down the scale, from 3 all the way up to 9. In Requiem, the difficulty is always 8. In Masquerade, the dice pool to activate a discipline was formed from a combined Attribute and Ability. In Requiem, the level you possess in that discipline is added to it. In Masquerade, ...


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Assuming the vampire has to be invited in by someone with the authority to do so (i.e. not houseguests of the residents and certainly not one of the vampire's own cohorts) I'd place it at a 2-point flaw... A bit weaker than "Can't Cross Running Water" and "Repelled by Crosses." When restricted to dwellings it becomes a powerful but situational weakness. ...



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