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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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Would a trans revenant be able to go through with a medical transition?

As the title suggests, I'm wondering if a revenant who is transgender would be able to go through with a medical transition if they had the opportunity and wanted to? I would have thought so, but I ...
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Are Humanity, Paths and Morality Deontological or Utilitarian?

Over the decades, I've run several times into disagreements about whether or not some circumstance excuses a sin on the hierarchy, or whether inaction leading to a a sin-like event occurring ...
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Could a Tremere get away with this for this long?

Trying to think of NPC concepts and when doing so, came across a question, although first I'll provide some quick context to hopefully make my issue clear: These NPCs are a mother and daughter family ...
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Is VtM 5e supposed to be compatible with old or new World of Darkness games?

Sorry, I'm just trying to get clarification on something, as I've not had much luck at all in looking! With Vampire Masquerade 5e, in terms of other additions in the franchise, does anyone know if it'...
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Can Vampires learn Gifts?

This is more an idle curiosity than a question I'm wondering about to actively use in a game. Reading on the path of enlightenment that Abominations are put onto, one of the Sins was listed as: ...
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Does a mage need Spirit sphere along with Forces sphere to create sunlight against a vampire?

From what I understand, the fact that the sun burns vampires comes from the religious significance of the sun, as intense light does not actually damage vampires beyond sending them into a frenzy. So ...
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What are the divisions within the Salubri bloodline and how did they come to be?

Back when I was a more active participant of the World of Darkness games, I knew the Salubri as hardcore healers. At some point I encountered descriptions of them as a bloodline of warriors with very ...
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How could low-generation vampires have survived without childer?

The accepted answer to this question says that antediluvians (and perhaps other low-generation vampires) require the blood of other kin to survive. In fact, if their generation is low enough they may ...
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Why do the antediluvians want to consume their spawn?

I'm currently involved in my first World of Darkness game. While reading the clanbook for my clan (Nosferatu) I understand that there is a pervasive fear of the clan's antediluvian founder arising and ...
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Can I willingly fail a Virtue roll?

In Vampire The Masquerade, can I decide to willingly fail a Virtue roll? If I feel that, in the situation calling for the roll, my character wouldn't control themselves, can I just leave my dices ...
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What are the main differences between Vampire: The Requiem, Vampire 20th Anniversary, and Vampire 5th Edition?

What are the major differences between Vampire: The Requiem (Second Edition), Vampire 20th Anniversary, and Vampire 5th Edition? My experience with the vampire saga is limited to only two sessions as ...
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How do I handle a character bent on diablerie of an Antediluvian?

I’m running a campaign and a character decided to change his goal from getting gun heels that are possessed by a demon (Bayonetta) to becoming third generation through diablerie. He’s made a deal with ...
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Can I use older source books for Vampire the Masquerade 5th edition?

I have been interested in Vampire the Masquerade for quite a while, having first come into interest about it in a small D&D discord group. I've collected many books over a small amount of time ...
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Are the Disciplines permanent when you do diablerie and you win in revised edition version?

I have a Malkavian that committed diablerie on a Tzimisce, and gained Vicissitude. Now due to the fact that I gained Appearance and I'm improving that power, my storyteller wants to nerf me for having ...
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How does Power of the Pyramid work?

The ritual is very non-specific. It says the participants may "share their Willpower", but as far as I know Willpower has nothing to do with Rituals. It was suggested to me that members of the circle ...
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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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Would UV Rounds and Silver Nitrate Rounds be effective on vampires/werewolves?

I'm running a campaign in Vampire: The Masquerade, and I wanted to give the players these two types of ammo (UV Rounds and Silver Nitrate Rounds). Would these two have any effect on the supernatural ...
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What's the effect of Harrowing on non-wraith beings?

In some of the Koldunic Sorcery paths - found in V20 Black Hand: A guide to the Tal'Maeh'Ra - some powers make the effect of Harrowing in the objective. I've searched for the term of "Harrowing" and ...
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Why was Tremere unable to become immortal as a mage?

According to the books, a mage with five dots in life sphere could use Perfect Metamorphosis. Perfect Metamorphosis: The mage can alter their own Pattern according to their wishes. They may assume ...
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When to indulge in murder?

I am a vampire in a slightly customised oWod and despite some years of experience still trying to figure out how to remain a good person with that Beast raging inside me. As a Ravnos I am doubly ...
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Music for noir combat scenes [closed]

Right now planning noir style VtM campaign which would have place in 1940s and I'm trying to make it more atmospheric for my players. We're playing via Roll20, so music means a lot. The problem I ...
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How could a vampire survive being beheaded?

During the first cutscene of the 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines the sire of the protagonist is beheaded. However, some parts of the plot tell me that his/her death could be ...
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Can the vampire's Kiss interrupt a frenzying vampire?

So in VTM:20th edition Page 269 states with regards to a vampire using the kiss: Once the Kindred breaks her vessel’s skin with her fangs, that vessel no longer resists the vampire (if he did ...
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In V20, is Elysium available to all vampires or just Camarilla ones?

In earlier Vampire editions, Elysium was a sanctuary for Camarilla vampires, but we've been unable to find anything related to this in the V20 sourcebook.
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Vampire Mind Eye's Theatre to Vampire the Masquerade

I was wondering about if there's some "translation" guide to use the characters from one system to the other, as the Vampire the Requiem to Vampire The Masquerade. It's just because there's a Ventrue ...
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Does a Vozhd count as a ghoul for Cauldron of Blood (and be one-shot by it)?

I'm currently preparing a more combat-oriented session than what I usually do, and I wanted to place a Vozhd at the end of it. (I know how uncommon this should be, but I'm turning down the rarity of a ...
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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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Do I have to spend XP on rituals I earn by increasing my thaumaturgy?

I am having a dispute with the assistant storyteller of our live action Vampire game. Laws of the Night says I earn rituals when I increase the primary path of Thaumaturgy. From the book: A ...
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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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How to develop new Combination Disciplines?

I was wondering if there are some rules to develop your own Combination Disciplines, such as experience costs or what discipline's levels are required. There's some way of doing this, or it's just ...
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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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Can I use a blood bond to distinguish between my domitor and an illusion of them?

I have a blood bond to a vampire. She's the best thing that ever happened and I am very lucky she chose me and all. Last night, something weird happened. I saw here, thought I saw her, I heard her ...
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How to make in-game planning more fruitful and fun? [duplicate]

My gaming group is very mature, empathetic and thoughtful; in character and out. They are pretty much the perfect gaming group, but one of the players whose opinion I trust to be honest has come to me ...
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How to make a vampire fire-proof?

Say I'm playing a Tremere, and say I want to stay and watch once I set something on fire. I want to look cool and untouchable doing this, thus running away screaming long-forgotten words in the ...
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Why so passionate - does Dementation stack (and how to handle the mad)?

The Malkavian in our group is played by a trigger-happy player who tends to use the cheap lower ranks of Dementation multiple times per session, mostly on his own party. Dementation is the vampiric ...
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What punishments do VTM and its supplements recommend a Prince dispense to his disobedient subjects?

The Masquerade material gives us the Traditions as the law of the Camarilla which a Prince upholds in their domain. These are, in short: Keep the Masquerade. Some people here have territory, trespass ...
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How to punish a vampire? [closed]

TL;DR: What are options for a Prince to punish undead rule breakers and which of these could lead to interesting subplots or character development on the side of the rule breaker? So, there is this ...
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How is Composure defined?

In the V5 Playtest rules (pg 22, 24, and 38) a Composure stat is mentioned several times, but I can't find a description of the stat or its levels. The character sheet provided at the end of the ...
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Can someone else dominate my own thrall?

The situation is this, I am playing two characters back and forth. One is the Sire and the other, the Childe. The Childe is level 3 bonded to her Sire. I recognise I can dominate my own thrall. My ...
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Can a Sabbat vampire leave its sect and join the Camarilla?

I thought about this question after dreaming I was a Sabbat vampire and for some reason I rebelled against them and allied myself with Camarilla (yes, I have crazy dreams). Thinking about this, I ...
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When do you have to declare the use of Fortitude and Potence?

The 20th anniversary edition of Vampire, The Masquerade says that you have to declare the use of any Disciplines at the start of your turn (P. 271), but then in some casses like Potence, it is written ...
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What flammable material can be used to make a sword catch fire? [closed]

I'm currently playing a Brujah on Vampire: The Masquerade that specializes in melee combat with knives and swords in this campaign, he is a human who was just embraced less than 2 months ago and after ...
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What reason have the designers said for why they spelled “Rötschreck” with an Umlaut? [closed]

In German language the word rot (meaning "Red") is spelled without an Umlaut, so would the word Rotschreck be if composed in German, meaning "red fear", composed of rot and der Schreck, "fear". Why ...
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How can Appearance be raised via in-game actions?

In my Vampire: the Masquerade game all stat increasing are necessitated by in-game actions to improve the related stat. Other than Vicissitude, what in-game actions would be appropriate to facilitate ...
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Why does Vampire: The Masquerade have clans that are made or supposed to be unplayable?

If you play a Sabbat chronicle set in 2017, you can't play Tremere antitribu, because they don't exist anymore: "can't play" means "all Storytellers I asked would disallow such a thing due to Metaplot"...
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How could a vampire resist Dominate?

Before asking this question, I opened a Meta discussion to check if it's legal here. The question is about Pen&Paper, not video game rules. In Vampire: the Masquerade — Bloodlines, ...
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How does damage affect the dice pool?

I'm a new player to Vampire the Masquerade and I have been reading the 20th anniversary edition but I can't quite figure how damage is supposed to work. The book talks about how bashing, lethal and ...
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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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Accelerating objects through Movement of the Mind

Basically, according to the core rulebook, Movement of the Mind works as such; objects may be moved based on level and weight, in the following manner: 1) One pound 2) 20 pounds 3) 200 pounds 4) ...
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What is the XP cost for leveling up Thaumaturgy past 5?

I'm reading through the 20th Anniversary book, and I'm not quite sure how leveling up Thaumaturgy works. On page 212 it says this: When a character first learns Thaumaturgy, the player selects a ...