I bought Vampire The Masquerade V5 book so I can play this new version with my players. However, even after a dozen reads, I still don't understand how thin-bloods, and their alchemy, work.
To clarify, first, as I read it, thin bloods start with no points in disciplines and no points in thin blood alchemy (if they don't take some merit that make them have some). That looks weird to me. (At least for thin-blood alchemy, because how can they learn it if they have no points in it?) Second, it looks like thin-blood formulas are only temporary, but I don't understand when the powers given by the formula go away. Third, it look like there are different ways to brew those formulas, and that makes them have different effects, but I don't really understand what those effects are.