Questions tagged [vampire-the-masquerade]

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 there any canon reason why urban werewolves haven't destroyed vampires (or vice versa)?

Werewolf:TA 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 of urban ...
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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 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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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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Are Way of Fire Kolduns more resistant to Rotschreck?

Mastering the Koldunic sorcery school of the Way of Fire seems to come with an obvious drawback - seeing fire so often would probably do a lot of unpleasantness to the Cainite performing it. Is there ...
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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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Can a vampire use Bloodheal to cure a human disease?

Not too long ago I pondered whether a vampire would suffer being a carrier of a disease that is spread via blood, for example, HIV, upon feeding on an ill kine. Now, he seems a bit remorseful that he'...
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What geographical area would be the easiest start for players in a Vampire : The Masquerade today? [closed]

After discussing to some friends that visits some country all over the world, I find myself thinking about "Where it will be easy to be a vampire?" (Yes I know, I ask myself weirds questions), that I ...
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If two vampires attempt an Embrace of the same human, who is considered the actual sire?

Assuming two vampires were interested in Embracing a particular someone and were simultaneously going on with the procedure instead of having a fight to display dominance one over another, which ...
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If a vampire drinks blood of a sick human, does the vampire get infected?

I'm a vampire, and I'm stupidly hungry, not to mention stupidly stupid. I feed on a random stranger, and, who would've thought - that stranger is HIV positive. Am I all set for a healthy dose of ...
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How to roleplay vampires that are really representative of their clan?

As a storyteller I want to play my NPCs (or SPCs, in the language of V5) in a way that help my players to know which clan they are. To make that, I use clichés and Compulsion of the clans, but that ...
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How can a vampire kill a ghost or something connected to the Umbral world?

I am playing with my friends a combined version of Vampire. In that world there are some werewolves, ghosts, and other creatures. I have a mission to make some people stop believing in ghosts and make ...
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Can an ability be raised above 5?

I started a Roll20 campaign for Vampire: The Masquerade (20th Anniversary Edition) and I noticed that in the ability block, abilities can be raised above 5 (6-10). Is it actually possible to do so ...
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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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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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Did I present the sects of Vampire: the Masquerade right? If not, how can I do it properly?

As a V:tM (V20) game master, I tried to explain to my players what the differences are between all the vampires sects, so they can choose what kind of campaign they want. Here is what I said: The ...
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Is the Maison Liban continuing to hide in the modern era necessary?

There is apparently an underground hidden faction of mortals magic-users in Mage the Assension, that is titled the "Maison Liban". Them having the following origins: An underground mystical order ...
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Does following Sacred Hospitality cause stains on any Paths of Enlightenment?

A lot of the Tzimisce place a lot of stock on "Sacred Hospitality" and behaviour according to that. Breaking it being something that can be potentially quite serious, depending on where you are and ...
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What are the potential side effects on a Kindred from drinking fae blood?

This is probably a silly question, but I'm really curious and don't have access to the Dark Ages book which I heard has the answer to there apparently being various listed side-effects. All I know, ...
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Is siring a Maeghar allowed?

The fae-blooded kindred known as "Maeghar", are described to mostly be solitary wonderers that avoid people, with no set affiliation to anybody - the exception seemingly being the Kiasyd Lasombra ...
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Can kindred dye their hair?

I know that kindred can't change their hair's length without ritual, as well as how even some cosmetic surface things like tattoos requite rituals to remain permanent as well, but is there anything on ...
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Vampire the Masquerade Discipline vs Werewolf Fetish

Recently, in a mixed WoD 20th Anniversary game, we came upon an unexpected problem. Phoebe's Veil - a level 3 Fetish, Gnosis 7 vs. Vampire Auspex While the Veil says, "Neither mundane creatures ...
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Would a vampire “Kingpin” be tolerated by the Camarilla?

I'll use a specific example for this question, just in case a it helps and the question might be too general on its own: If a vampire in Las Vegas were to try assert themselves and establish their ...
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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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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 ...