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Questions tagged [vampire-the-dark-ages]

For questions about Vampire: The Dark Ages, a 1996 role-playing game published by White Wolf Game Studio, set in medieval times and derived from Vampire: The Masquerade.

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Is there any mechnical reason a VtM vampire can't just eat animals?

In vampire the masquerade is there any inherent reason to eat humans that isn't taste? I am aware that elders may need vampire blood, and that there may be a taste issue for blood, but players can't ...
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Can a victim of diablerie's soul be retained within the diablerist?

My latest campaign has reached a rather tragic point, heaved on by diablerie happening more often than it should. A character's blood bound wife, diablerising that character's childe, was lost to the ...
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Would Vicissitude alone be enough to produce flying animal ghouls?

I'm running a Dark Ages campaign and one of the players is a young Tzimisce vampire, left in service of Gutka in Poland. While there, he decided to invent winged hussars several hundred years early, ...
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Official source material for Judas Iscariot background

Is there official content regarding the story of Judas Iscariot and what has happened to him in Vampire lore?
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Which skill can be used to represent gambling games?

I know there is a similar question, but that one is related to D&D. I'm planning a scene for a Vampire: The Dark Ages campaign where the players will need to participate in a gambling game - ...
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Splitting Dice Pool between actions with and without dice roll

In Vampire: Dark Ages 1st edition, I'm a little bit confused by the rules for splitting the dice pool in situations where you want to use multiple actions and one of the actions does not require ...
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What rules are there for resolving mass combat?

I have been running a game of Dark Ages: Mage. Due to certain events, there is going to be a battle between two armies. How is the result of such a fight decided, according to RAW?
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Can a vampire learn a (innate) discipline from a ghoul?

I'm playing a Vampire the Masquerade dark ages game. My character, a nosferatu, has (for character specific reasons) never learned the Animalism discipline. Her ghoul however did learn it from another ...
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Does the Aura of the Road of Blood affect blood magic rolls?

At the Dark Ages Vampire V20, the Assamite's Road of Blood have the following aura description: Aura: Resolve. A follower of the Road of Blood takes his task seriously and is dedicated to following ...
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Temporis and Supernatural beings, what's the effect?

In Vampire Dark Ages 20th Aniversary Edition, Temporis does not specify what is the effect of the ability on supernatural beings (except for the Laquesis Kiss effect on vampires). For example, would ...
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Can a gargoyle embrace animals?

One of my players is playing a gargoyle. He says that his character can embrace animals, but I can't confirm his claim. I've looked for these rules in Vampire: Dark Ages, 20th Aniversary Edition and ...
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Does a ghouled creature's natural attack cause aggravated damage?

A pack of newly-ghouled wolves (ghouled by a Gangrel NPC) may enter combat in our next game session and I am trying to figure out whether their bite attack will cause the same type of damage as they ...
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How to interact with humans on a pre modern vampire setting? [closed]

I'm planning a campaign set during the French revolution and I expect the players to affect human society quite a lot. I don't find it plausible for a vampire to be an overt important character, for ...
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What to do in case of unexpected torpor?

I have a player whose character had fall in torpor by damage, so i was wondering if there are some alternatives to wake up him. We are using Vampire Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition.
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How Many of Which Supernaturals were/are Present During Different Eras?

I know (as per canon) there is 1 Vampire for every 100,000 humans in the Modern Nights, but canonical numbers for other supernatural races are not apparently listed. Also, I don't know what the ...
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How to add flashbacks to our game?

I'm interested in adding a system for flashbacks into an intrigue-heavy Dark Ages Vampire game. Gomad gave some fantastic albeit general ideas in: How to make in-game planning more fruitful and fun? ...
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How many new powers do you unlock when you get 6 dots in a Discipline?

I finally have a character in a Vampire the Dark Ages game who got to 7th Generation via Diablerie and saw that his new Trait Max is 6. As far as I am aware that means that in addition to his ...
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How can I entice my tactical players to embrace cinematic combat?

I have a group of players that come from a hack and slash background playing a Dark Ages Vampire game for the first time. They've come quite a way over the last several sessions, but I still get a ...
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How do I avoid letting my players keep too many ghouls?

In my vampire campaign I want to limit the amount of ghouls my players keep, but without setting an arbitrary cap. Ideally I would like there to be some strategic trade-off in the question to ghoul or ...
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Can Orpheus be run in Dark Ages? [closed]

I've readed a little bit of Orpheus, and I'm running a Dark Ages Vampire chronicle, but I was wondering if it's possible that something like Orpheus could exist in Dark Ages (just for NPCs or ...
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Are there any ready, official chronicles/stories for Dark Ages: Vampire?

My group, due to prolonged absence of one of players, has voted (yeah, we have votes) to play Dark Ages: Vampire (the revised edition of Vampire: The Dark Ages). As long as I like Vampires from WoD, I ...
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Reverting Vissicitude effects with Temporis

Well, I have a player whose vampire has the Flaw "Flesh of the Corpse". The description in the book is something like this: "Your flesh does not fully regenerate itself once it is damaged. While you ...
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Can a character detect when Presence is used on them?

I'm about to begin an V20 Dark Ages crossover game and I'm anticipating a PC using the Vampiric Discipline Presence while performing for a crowd (which will include several other PCs) in the upcoming ...
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What are the details on the Bonsam?

One of the new elements in the V20 Dark Ages book is the Bonsam bloodline. I don't understand where they come from or why they were introduced, and the book doesn't explain it very well. Are they ...
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How many attacks per turn can a vampire with Celerity 3 make?

The wording of Celerity (Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th, p. 202) regarding attacks per turn seems ambiguous. How many attacks can a character with Celerity 3 make per turn?
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Restoring a Vampire to mortal life

I'm running a campaign in Dark Ages 2nd edition and I would like to know if there is any vampiric or mage power that can restore a vampire to mortal life. My chronicle is set in Transylvania in the ...
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Why did the designers move Vengeance of Samiel (Valeren •••••) to level 6 in V20 Dark Ages?

In Vampire: The Masquerade: 20th Anniversary the first three powers of Valeren's Warrior path (page 474 of the Corebook) are rather useless. One would only learn them if one wanted to learn the •••• ...
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What are the stats of a vampire who was just embraced?

What stats should I give to a vampire who was just embraced? For example, if a player sought permission from the Prince successfully (no matter how he did it...), or if he is a Sabbat member who is ...
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What is the point of increasing the Strength attribute?

Have I missed something, or is Strength really only worth it when it is the only option? Let's say you want to hit someone in close combat, no matter the weapon. Each die has 50% probability to ...
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How long does it take to learn Thaumaturgy/Necromancy rituals?

I found in Rites of the Blood on pg.136 that rituals can be learned for free for Tremere/Giovanni/Other as long a teacher is available + other resources (those are not a problem) but it takes time. I ...
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What can be used as the source for Arms of Ahriman?

Can a character that has the Harbinger of the Abyss flaw be used as the source for Arms of Ahriman? Could a Talon of the Abyss shadow elemental be used as the source for Arms of Ahriman?
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What kills a vampire?

I'm looking to find a definite list of distinct conditions that can result in Final Death for a vampire. I have managed to get a list of most obvious ways, but some of them seem to be house rules and ...
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Getting laid in the Dark Ages [closed]

In Dark Ages: Vampire only one method of hunting is provided: wander the streets, spot a villages, and attack him to steal his blood. There are no rules for seductive hunt. There may be two reasons ...
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Can a Sire be blood bound to his child?

I remember that the most important exception in Blood Bond relationship is that Sires cannot be bound to their childer. I have in mind that some Elders create childer only to feed from them, because ...
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Abandoned at embrace

So I'm about to run a one-player Vampire: Dark Ages chronicle set in Poland. I want to have the player's character abandoned after embrace, as I want to keep the cast of characters small. Is clan ...
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Cainites seeing, fire and Rötschreck

First of all, I don't have the book(s) on me atm, so my question may prove imprecise. Should it be so, I'll try and fix it asap. As far as I can remember, not all Cainites (vampires) have some kind ...
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What's Dread Gaze range in Vampire?

Last session in a Dark Ages game I wanted to scare a hunter with my dread gaze (Presence level 2). But the Storyteller told me that I wasn't close enough. We were in a quite big room, but he told me ...
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Should armor have invulnerability to some objects in Vampire: the Masquerade?

I am currently working on my first Dark Ages: Vampire game, set in the old Vampire: the Masquerade setting. The armor rules get me so frustrated. How can you hurt your opponent and give him lethal ...