Questions tagged [vampire-the-masquerade-5e]

For questions about the 5th edition of White Wolf's Vampire: the Masquerade RPG - the 2018 version of the World of Darkness game. The game follows from the end of V20.

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What does having a Humanity rating of 7 mean for a 150 Year old Vampire?

I have no idea about Vampire the Masquerade but I'm kind of curious to know about the humanity system and whether this is special or not. And like how does the humanity system work?
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How could I lower the rate of critical successes?

I'm trying to create my own RPG, to play with friends. To be honest, I never played published RPGs before, only home-brewed ones, but I don't feel like spending money on a thing that I may never use, ...
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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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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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What comes close to 9-again in V5?

We want to port our old Vampire the Requiem game into V5. What would be a good analogue for the 9-again mechanic? Would it be more dice, would around 2 suffice, or is that already too much? Maybe the ...
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All-Out-Attack and All-Out-Defence against a single opponent are confusing

When a PC is up against multiple foes in Vampire: the Masquerade 5e they have the option to switch between their attack dice pool and their defence dice pool, this allows them to attack and/or defend ...
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How can we make a young lower generation vampire?

Is there anyway of making a young lower generation vampire? What I understood from the rulebook is that the childe of a kindred would have one higher number generation. On the other hand, the ...
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How do you pronounce "chasse"?

My group just started a new chronicle and we're trying to figure out how to say "chasse" out loud. Chasse This Trait describes how well stocked, vulnerable, and rich the domain is as a ...
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Does increasing the dice pool make messy criticals more likely?

I just read the mechanics for dice rolling in Vampire: the Masquerade 5th edition and something is bothering me. It seems to me that the larger your dicepool is, the more likely it is to get a messy ...
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Generation vs Blood Potency question

My players and I were wondering about an aspect of Generation vs. Blood Potency. It states on page 149 that character with a Generation of 10 gets a blood potency of 2. We were wondering if the +1 ...
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How to calculate Vampire the Masquerade 5 odds on anydice?

VtM5 has many quirks that make their calculation of probabilities really hard. But ignoring hunger dice, how can I calculate the distribution of success of a given pool considering that each pair of ...
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Acquiring recipes/thin-blood alchemy formulae: Favors or XP?

I am currently playing an on-and-off-again Vampire: the Masquerade campaign. I am playing a thin blood character. I have the thin blood alchemy merit. I was wondering: as the merit works differently ...
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How does thin-blood alchemy interact with passive powers?

As I run Vampire the Masquerade v5 with some thin-blood players, a lot of question goes on the thin blood alchemy, even if I haven't the situation at my table yet. One of them is how does thin-blood ...
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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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Did I understand how thin-blood alchemy distilation methods work right?

Long ago, I prepared a Vampire the Masquerade 5E chronicle and asked a lot of questions about the thin-blooded. After a short time, my players decided to play non thin-blooded characters. Now, I want ...
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Is Oblivion power Arms of Ahriman underwhelming or am I doing it wrong?

2-dot power Arms of Ahriman is the signature power of the Lasombra, allowing them to create shadow tentacles that attack their foes - except in V5 this power seems weaker than a punch. The way I ...
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How many loresheets can a character have?

As a super fan of Vampire: the Masquerade V5, I preordered the book Cults of the Blood Gods. In the previews that I received, I read that vampires can only have 1 loresheet (or 2 if they have a ...
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What rules can I use to emulate a W20 Wendigo werewolf with V5 mechanics?

I’m making a scenario using Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition (V5) rules, and I want my players to face a werewolf of the Wendigo tribe, as they're depicted in Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th ...
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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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What flaws go with the Sandman predator type?

In Vampire: the Masquerade Fifth Edition, vampires take Predator Types to show the ways they are accustomed to feeding. These packages come with a discipline dot, a skill specialization, some Merits ...
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How does the "Day Drinker" thin-blood merit work?

Day Drinker is an interesting thin-blood merit; it reads: Sunlight halves your Health tracker (rounded up), but otherwise simply removes your vampiric abilities, including all Disciplines and ...
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Do you always have to spend XP to gain Merits and Backgrounds (during play)?

Context: This question refers to gaining Merits and Backgrounds (Advantages) after the campaign has started, long after character generation has been done. In older versions of Vampire the Masquerade,...
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Does an official V5 version of the Tzimisce and Vicissitude exist?

As a fan of Vampire the Masquerade, my favorite clan is the Tzimisce clan, mostly because I love the Vicissitude Discipline. I want to put some Tzimisce in my campaign, but I couldn't find anything ...
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Is possible to farm blood without killing the human, and store it for later use?

Is possible to farm blood without killing the human? Is it possible to store this blood for future drinking, and how long? Is there any rules or lore book talking about it? I'm new to WoD, so if you ...
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Can a vampire purchase multiple powers at the same level of a discipline?

One of my player is interested in two powers that are on the same level of a discipline, and I couldn't tell him if he can take both one way or another. So here is my question: Can a vampire purchase ...
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What happens to a ghoul's learned discipline if embraced as a thin-blood?

Let's suppose that a 13th generation vampire has embraced a ghoul who has learned the first point of her master's primary discipline. This would make her a thin-blood. In this particular situation, ...
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Would garou tribes be alright with a kinsfolk joining the Second Inquisition?

Is there anything within specifically 5e lore, that might suggest as to whether different Garou groups who have them, would be alright with homid kinsfolk leaving them to try join the Second ...
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Why did the Camarilla accept the Banu Haqim (Assamites) but refuse the Ministry (Followers of Set)?

I have read from the web and the Camarilla book that Banu Haqim are part of the sect. I also read that they refuse the Ministry (and betray them). But I don't understand why. Banu Haqim are known ...
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How does slaking hunger work?

I was reading about slaking hunger and the table on page 212, and there are several things which confuse me. First, it says that you can slake 1-2 hunger without risk of harming the human. Staking 1 ...
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Can you spend willpower on hunger dice?

Can you spend willpower on hunger dice? I am extremely confused. Because on page 122, under Willpower, it says: Characters may not spend willpower to re-roll Hunger dice But on page 205, it says: ...
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Can a thin-blood learn a discipline with the help of a non-thin-blood vampire?

I'm preparing a Vampire the Masquerade v5 campaign, and I'm trying to plan for some questions my players might ask me. Can a thin-blood learn a discipline with the help of a non-thin-blood vampire? ...
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Can a non-thin-blood vampire learn thin-blood alchemy?

I'm preparing a Vampire the Masquerade v5 campaign, and I'm trying to plan for some questions my players might ask me. One question I have is: Can a non-thin-blood vampire learn thin-blood alchemy? (...
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What's the difficulty to hit when the target is not defending (not surprise round)?

Building on this question about attack/defence: My players have decided that dog-piling one opponent at a time is the way to go in hand to hand combat. So using the example of Katarina and her 3 ...
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How do thin-bloods and thin-blood alchemy work?

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 ...
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Do mortals also reduce superficial damage in Vampire V5?

I'm a storyteller from Vampire v20, and there, vampires reduce bashing damage (that is, the equivalent for superficial damage in v5) because they are undead. But if I understand v5 rules right, ...
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How do the ranged combat rules work in this situation?

I’m using basic combat. I have player A and a thug. Both have a dice pool of 7. The are in ranged contest combat. They both roll 7 dice whoever is the highest wins and the margin is the damage. I ...
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By VTM 5e, are the Kindred in the VtMB2 clan reveal trailers breaking any Camarilla laws?

For reference: As of this question being posted, the current released Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 clans are - Brujah, Tremere and Toreador (not counting Thin-blood). This is prompted by ...
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What are the main changes from Vampire: the Masquerade V20 to V5?

I'm a Vampire: the Masquerade V20 (20th Anniversary Edition) game master, and I've thought about switching to the V5 (5th Edition) version. I tried to find sites that compare the two, but I didn't ...
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Can blood potency increase while a kindred is in torpor?

Blood potency increases over time as a Kindred gets older, that much is clear - but does the kindred have to be “active” for their blood to thicken, or will it continue to do so even if they’re in ...
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Can a whole cause be a humanity tether for a kindred?

I'm admittedly not sure if I've phrased this properly or not, but - you obviously get touchstones, where individual humans help serve as tethers to humanity for a kindred. Mechanically so too. But I ...
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Which clans are most likely to embrace/sire a librarian?

My Vampire the Masquerade (5e) character was a librarian in their human life, before they were sired. I want to explore their backstory more but I couldn’t think of any reasons. By lore, are their ...
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Could a Tremere get away with this?

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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What was the 13th Vampire clan before the Tremere appeared?

Vampire the Masquerade says there are 13 clans of Vampires, each descended from one of the 13 Antediluvians. VTM5e backstory says that vampires appeared about 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, and all 13 ...
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Can your ghoul retainer also serve as a regular source of blood?

While this might seem like a yes/no question, I believe that it isn't. It's a question about rule interpretation and the consequences of that interpretation. Why I see this as an issue In previous ...
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What's the dice penalty if you attack AND defend against multiple opponents in combat?

On page 125 of the core rules (Basic Conflict section) there is an example of Katarina defending against 3 attackers. She uses her regular dice pool to defend against the first, is at -1 die to defend ...
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How does surprise work in Vampire combat?

Making this a separate question from this VTM question which was too broad One side in a fight has achieved Surprise (p300). Call them Janet & John. The rules say that they make the surprise ...
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How many Hunger dice apply to a split dice pool?

Making this a separate question from this VTM question which was too broad How many Hunger dice do you use when you've split your dice pool to get multiple actions? For instance, Juana has a dice ...
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Is my interpretation of Vampire The Masquerade 5th ed combat correct? [closed]

I’ve read the Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition rules, and even begun typing a cheat sheet, but I’m still confused about the combat system. Mainly because they have no examples of how a whole combat ...
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