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For questions about Vampire: The Masquerade, White Wolf's breakthrough gothic urban fantasy RPG. The game concerns the secret society of vampires who live among the people of the World of Darkness.

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Is Superficial Willpower damage halved in V5?

It seems clear that Superficial Health Damage is halved before applying it, and that fact is referenced several times throughout the book. But by contrast, I don't see anyplace where it references ...
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What possibilities are there to find out which clan a vampire belongs to?

In the old vampire (up to V20), the abiltiies of Auspex,... are a bit limited. I've got a few players that try to hide their clan. What options are there for others to find out what clan they truly ...
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Was the Tremere Curse not allowing the Banu Haqim to feed off each other deliberate or accidental?

The Clan weakness of the Assamites was, starting with the Convention of Thorns till the modern nights, the Tremere Curse: Due to the Tremere blood-curse, should an Assamite consume the blood of ...
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Bloodbonding an Assamite?

Assamites of the order have a terrible curse: They take an automatic, unsoakable point of lethal or even aggravated damage if they so much as ingest any Vitae that is not their own.1 Now, blood ...
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Can vitae be synthesized into a pill?

For my Vampire: the Masquerade game, I was thinking of one of the recruitment methods for the encroaching vampires to have their ghouls sell vitae condensed in the form of a pill while pretending to ...
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Is it possible for animals to become revenants?

As far as I know, there are some cases where animals are ghouled for generations(Such as Nosferatu breeding pits) and I wanted to ask if it is possible for animals that have been ghouled for ...
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What is the Arcanum's official level of knowledge about Vampires?

In a pre-v5 settings, what is the official "level" of knowledge of Arcanum members about Vampires? Do they know about clans? About sects? About traditions? I found in Hunter: First Contact ...
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What damage is done by Personal Armor (Fortitude 6)?

I have a rules question for Fortitude 6: Personal Armor from Vampire: the Masquerade, 20th Anniversary Edition. A hand-to-hand attack causes the attacker equal damage to that suffered by the defender ...
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How does Status work for Caitiffs?

Caitiffs begin with the Status: Suspect flaw and their bane forbids them to buy Status during character creation, which seems to imply they can buy it later. Two questions: The Status entry is ...
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What is the general stance of the Camarilla on the existence of dhampirs?

Let's say that players are Camarilla agents, and I, as the storyteller, make them aware of the existence of a dhampir (humans born with one of their parents being a thin-blood, and — by V20 rules — ...
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The costs of Obfuscation

Obfuscate is clearly a strong discipline. Like, at level 2 it allows a Nosferatu to at least get places, and a 3 totally negates their Appearance 0 trait by appearing as whoever they want - as long as ...
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What's needed to having a Gargoyle made?

Tremere are known to have, in the 1100s, developed the rite to create Gargoyles. Using a Vampire from the clans Nosferatu, Tzimisce, or Gangrel and infusing them with one of the other two's blood, the ...
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What font is used for the title on the cover of the revised "Clanbook: Nosferatu"?

In the old Clanbooks, each clan had pretty much its own Font for the title. What was the font used in the (revised) Clanbook Nosferatu title?
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To hold a vampire's beating heart

Today, our Toreador Senechal had us deliver the beating heart of a Ravnos to the Nosferatu Duke and Sheriff of the town, well made up in a present basket while the body was kept by the Senechal. I ...
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Vampires of the Levant

The Levant is the one region that is home to two of the Abrahamic religions: Judaism and Christianity. While most Vampires see themselves as cursed by the Abrahamic god (they carry Caine's curse after ...
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Vampire and Safety Tools

Vampire the Masquerade has a lot of abilities to abuse other players, especially via disciplines like Dominate and Presence. Obfuscate can be used to appear as literally anyone, which might be used to ...
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Dealing with a Repeatedly Cheating Friend

I'm the GM of a long-running online Vampire: the Masquerade campaign. Three years ago, we had a new (and young) player who cheated on dice rolls. I kicked him out. A while later, he messaged me to ...
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How does a Hold or Clinch maneuver interact with the blind fighting rules in Vampire: The Masquerade v20?

Say two kindred are clinching one another, or one performs a Hold maneuver on another, in blind fighting conditions (in pitch darkness for example). Let's say one of them is Gangrel with Eyes of the ...
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Can World of Darkness vampires drink water?

Vampires in "Vampire: the Masquerade" can't eat normal food. Not only do they not get any nourishment out of it, it tastes foul to them and if they swallow it they'll immediately vomit (...
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What if a mortal is embraced with heart's blood?

Are there any canonical examples of a mortal being embraced with a vampire's heart's blood, containing their sire's soul? Scenario Someone has a vampire's heart's blood magically preserved, perhaps in ...
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What happens if a character's declared action becomes impossible?

What happens if a character’s declared action becomes impossible before they can attempt it in the attack phase? Do the core rules support the idea that they get to pick a different action, or perform ...
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How can fallen interact with vampires?

I will be running a Demon The Fallen game where the players will be facing off against an earthbound with infernalist vampire servants. So I am semi expecting my players to seek out local vampires to ...
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Can you get a Blood Bond by feeding off another Kindred's ghoul?

A ghoul is a human that feeds on Kindred Blood, and can have Kindred blood in their system. So it follows that another Kindred feeding from a ghoul could risk becoming blood bonded to the ghoul's ...
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What happens if a thin-blood diablerizes another vampire?

Let's say that a thin-blood has diablerized another vampire who isn't a thin-blood, so it is now a 13th generation vampire of the clan of their victim. What happens to their learned disciplines (via ...
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What's the publication history for the Kiasyd Bloodline?

The Kiasyd are a Lasombra Bloodline with Fae blood in them, which makes them a rather interesting take of vampire in general. However, trying to figure out the background for them is a little ...
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I heard of a famous Lasombra build, and I wonder how does one make it work?

I'm a DM for D&D and Vampire the Masquerade. After I looked on some D&D multiclass builds that could break my games (and gave me ideas for bosses), I searched some builds for Vampire: the ...
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Does torpor heal a vampire without spending blood?

I was looking for confirmation in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vampire the Masquerade about what health level a vampire would be at if it fell into torpor from damage and then rose from torpor. I ...
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Can the effects of the combo discipline Bliss stack?

The combination discipline Bliss (V20, Lore of the Clans, Dominate ••, Presence •••) is described as allowing any virtues for a willing target to be temporarily raised on a successful roll. It doesn't ...
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What happens on Embrace?

If I roll up a human or kinfolk in Old World of Darkness and I am embraced by a vampire, what happens? Where are the rules to convert a human to a vampire?
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Adding to blacksmithing in VTM

In a VTM 20th campaign I'm playing a Ventrue vampire that is a modern age blacksmith, he have an architect nature and crafting is his life. Now, he really likes to craft weapons, mainly swords, and ...
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Turning VTM battles more dynamic

I'm playing a VTM 20th edition campaign with my friends, and they are really liking it, the only thing that is not great is the combat. Sometimes the group battle just one or two enemies, and it's ...
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Which books contain information about Giovanni ghouls?

I will attend a LARP in about a month, and my role will be a Giovanni ghoul. But I know pretty much nothing about Giovanni besides the fact that they are an Italian criminal syndicate, and I ...
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Do other powers that mention "ground" have the same restrictions as Earth Meld (Protean)?

I see several powers in V20 Dark Ages that mention "ground" or "soil" in their description (though not always in the System portion of the description). Protean 4 - Earth Meld (or Interred in the ...
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How can I tell a player to stop something without seeming like I'm restricting them too much?

I have been running VtM in the form of the players playing as ghouls however one of my recent players has made a charmer character. I am okay with characters wanting to get laid however he considers ...
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How to create a Vampire Dark Ages 20th edition character? [closed]

I'm a novice of the World of Darkness, the lore lured me in. I've bought the Vampire Dark Ages 20th edition (last available afaik) and I'm ready to get into DM'ing ! At least that was the point. I'm ...
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Are there any Christian counterparts to Ashirra?

I have been reading on the Ashirra in the Vampire the Masquerade. They seem to be vampires who believe that following Islam will grant them salvation(Or at least follow it for the sake of convenience.)...
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How many blood points can a ghoul use within a turn?

I have recently started running a ghoul campaign however no matter how hard I look I can't find how many blood points a ghoul can use a turn. I know that vampires are limited by their generation with ...
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What spheres would a mage need to provide an endless supply of blood to a vampire?

What spheres would a mage need to be able to indefinitely provide an unlimited supply of blood to a vampire?
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Is there any canon lore reason why urban werewolves haven't destroyed vampires (or vice versa)?

Werewolf: The Apocalypse has a couple of tribes of urban werewolves: the Glass Walkers and the Bone Gnawers. Plus those members of the Black Spiral Dancers who hang about in Pentex boardrooms or areas ...
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Decapitation with movement of the mind

I recall there being a thaumaturgy ritual that made your movement of the mind so precise that you could cut heads off with it but I can't for the life of me remember where I read it
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Can we counter Vissicitude's effects by cutting off the affected limb then regenerating it?

A friend who knows I'm a big fan of the Tzimisce clan asked me how Vicissitude works. After I told her that it's permanent unless you are from a better generation (or you are a Nosferatu and used ...
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What could prevent a vampire from learning magic-related disciplines?

In my actual campaign of Vampire: the Masquerade, I actually made an SPC that knows all disciplines except all magic-related disciplines (blood magic, necromancy, etc.). As I created it, this made me ...
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Does Thaumaturgy get a free discipline point?

My group and I have recently gotten into Vampire the Masquerade, 1st edition for you information, and I have been led to the Tremere clan thanks to my love affair with magic. I have been reading ...
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Can you play as an effective Human/Kine character in Vampire the Masquerade?

Is it possible to play a human in VtM (any edition)? Or would they be woefully under-powered and out of their depth? I was interested in playing as a mercenary vampire-hunter (who is hired by vampires ...
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Modern times Embrace with an unwilling sire

One of the characters I'm dealing with currently is a student of medicine who's come up with a rather elaborate scheme for his Embrace, gathered from high-generation vampires who couldn't care less ...
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Is there any mechanical 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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Would a nuclear weapon be morbidly efficient against an Antediluvian?

I am a warrior of God, fighting the menace that bloodsuckers present to humanity. They're grave sinners against our Lord, nothing short of hellspawn, and for that, they deserve nothing, but total ...
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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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Can you do blood-bond related activites without incurring blood-binding penalties with Tzimisce tricks?

There is a certain Tzimisce power that allows you to take in foreign blood without incurring Blood Bond penalites - a combination discipline of Vicissitude and Auspex called "The False Drink". From ...
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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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