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Jul
30
comment What is the experience cost of learning a ritual?
My players get to pick one ritual when they buy a new dot in the discipline, not in paths. Others through role playing or at 2xp per dot. This works well for us.
Jan
6
comment Abandoned at embrace
Although those clans are the way to go, canon wise. Going against cannon can actually aide the story depending on what a ST has in mind. A Ventrue childe with a prestigious sire that accidentally embraced during frenzy and forgot. A childe that failed her sire and was abandoned to the chagrin of the rest of the clan if found out. Said Camarilla childe finds it's way to the Sabbat and doesn't find out about its heritage for decades...
Dec
13
comment What iPhone / iPad apps do you use for gaming?
@SevenSidedDie, ha sorry about that, wasn't thinking... Not going to post my email so send me a message though wwww.bobhamers.nl if you're interested.
Nov
28
comment How do you handle multiple actions that do not require dice-pools?
Sorry, didn't see qoonpooka's answer, was using my phone.
Mar
12
comment What are the main factors to consider when a PC gains a major airport in V:tM?
@Tynam Find three powerful Thaumaturges and have them cast Eyes of the ever vigilant (block Obf+Dom) on the complex. Give them free access to travel and register some boons, contact the regent about it and he would be able to assist. One of the PCs found out about this ritual when they had to go into the chantry during a sabbat raid on he city. He eventually built enough of a name for himself to get this done on his shipping yard. It cost him over a dozen Major Boons and there are three powerful Thaumaturges (lvl 8) out there with 5 points of his vitae each. He is convinced it was worth it...
Dec
23
comment In-game reason for no multiple supernatural templates in nWoD
That happens only if they choose to. But I have yet to hear of a wolf that chooses to be Embraced.
Dec
23
comment In-game reason for no multiple supernatural templates in nWoD
Yes it sure was, see my answer below
Dec
20
comment How are Vinculum ratings impacted when pack members die or otherwise skip a Vaulderie ritual?
Thanks, I totally misread the lowering of Vinculum. I think I'm going to suggest that house rule to my group tonight, it makes total sense.
Oct
31
comment Repercussions of breaking a Tremere Blood Contract while being dominated or otherwise made to talk/act against the terms
@TimothyAWiseman I felt the same when I first read it, but it does give an explanation: "The need for eye contact stems from the aggressor Kindred’s need to see his victim’s soul, and the eyes are traditionally known as the windows to the soul. While the vampire needs to capture his target’s attention, the target’s eyes need not be present for such a power to work, they only need to find the soul of his victim laid bare." That's why I increase the difficulty by 1 or 2, depending on whether the target is blind or does not have eyes at all.
Oct
30
comment Repercussions of breaking a Tremere Blood Contract while being dominated or otherwise made to talk/act against the terms
@TimothyAWiseman It's on page 152 in the V20 corebook. "A target trying to avoid eye contact can make a Willpower roll against a difficulty equal to Dominate user’s Manipulation + Intimidation (or other appropriate combination for other Disciplines or specific situations, at the Storyteller’s discretion). The difficulty may be reduced for mitigating factors: -1 in the case of the target obscuring his eyes slightly (such as closing her eyes or wearing dark sunglasses) up to a -3 for the eyes being completely unseen (such as with a thick blindfold or having her eyes torn out)."
Oct
25
comment Repercussions of breaking a Tremere Blood Contract while being dominated or otherwise made to talk/act against the terms
Great insight, thanks for taking the time to share. Thinking about it, third party punishment might indeed be going too far. Extra/boosted power to make sure the contract is upheld sounds like a good idea. And like Rob states, it will take 5 or more successes for any type of dominate to succeed in this case. P.S. your suggestion of making their eyes catch flame won't actually work, blind kine/kindred can still be dominated. At least according to v20, not sure about earlier versions.
Oct
24
comment Repercussions of breaking a Tremere Blood Contract while being dominated or otherwise made to talk/act against the terms
The resisting roll makes sense. The magic should be powerful due to it being a level five ritual. And seeing as this particular Tremere is the one that innovated Technomancy, I'd say the magic is indeed powerful enough. Thanks for the clarification and text!
Oct
22
comment Repercussions of breaking a Tremere Blood Contract while being dominated or otherwise made to talk/act against the terms
You do have a point there, but that would mean that the magic would conveniently enough protect against all disciplines that would force someone to talk/act against her will. And then what about physical torture?
Oct
22
comment Repercussions of breaking a Tremere Blood Contract while being dominated or otherwise made to talk/act against the terms
I like it, didn't even think of the third party getting involved in the punishment. The contract actually states that it must remain between the two parties. So the third party would most likely forget the intel or be silenced. Thanks for the idea!
Oct
1
comment In what way do characters regain Willpower through acting according to their nature in VTM/oWOD games?
Thanks, couldn't find anywhere if it was instantaneous or at the end of the session.
Oct
1
comment In what way do characters regain Willpower through acting according to their nature in VTM/oWOD games?
Thanks, I will re-read those parts of the book and let the group know. Usually we do most stuff at storyteller's discretion, but gaining Willpower is a bit too important to a Ravnos to take it that lighthearted. Thanks for the info!