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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What are the major changes made to Vampire: The Masquerade for its 20th Anniversary edition?

In October 2011, the 20th Anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade was released to the general public. Although the majority of the work is derived from the game's second edition (1992) and its ...
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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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Can a vampire survive sunlight exposure?

In Vampire: The Masquerade is there a reliable way for a vampire to avoid being damaged / killed by exposure to sunlight? Anything would go, be it a Discipline power, a technology device or anything ...
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What are the major differences between Vampire: the Requiem and Vampire: the Masquerade?

As the title states, I would like to know the biggest changes between the two systems, both mechanic-wise and story-wise. Why should I choose one over the other? (And please, don't use "Vampire: the ...
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How can I limit my players' options in character creation when the reason why is a spoiler?

I am currently preparing for a game of Vampire: The Masquerade. I've got a plot in the works that involves a Malkavian villain. Given the nature of the Malkavian Madness Network I want to exclude the ...
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How do I calculate my probability of success in Vampire the Masquerade?

How can I calculate my chance of success given my ability + skill vs a difficulty? How is this complicated when the difficulty is rolled as well?
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It is possible to make Vampires, Night-Elves and Warforged to play along?

I got a... difficult situation on my hands. I currently have three groups - a classic Vampire: The Masquerade game, a Pathfinder game, using a Eberron-like setting, and a Warcraft 2nd Ed. /D&D 3....
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Are Strength and Dexterity balanced in Vampire the Masquerade? If not, how can I fix it?

Since Revised edition, I have found that Dexterity is a very powerful trait and that Strength is not so important. Dexterity + Wits determine initiative, which is a big advantage in combat. Dexterity ...
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What are the main factors to consider when a PC gains a major airport in V:tM?

Depending on the type of Vampire: the Masquerade campaign, PC's may experience unusual growth in resources. This should generally come with a (potentially complicated) system of pros and cons as well ...
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What would be the minimum human population to sustain a single vampire indefinitely?

As per question in the title. I recognise that there are numerous criteria that would affect this, however, I am looking for a baseline estimate that could be modified as per specific vampire (his ...
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Is destroying another vampire worthy of a Humanity roll in Vampire: the Masquerade?

What I mean is, in the Hierarchy of Sins against Humanity there are entries for "manslaughter", for "murder". However, one might argue that the Kindred are already dead. So, would you argue that ...
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Was the Ravnos antediluvian a wight?

I am talking here about Zapathasura, the Ravnos antediluvian: Yes, he is that black thing. Not really beautiful. He woke up in 1999, and after a terrible rampage — during which he destroyed his own ...
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Does the appearance of a vampire remain the same forever?

In Vampire the Masquerade, the book states that a vampire does not age and is clinically dead. The Child flaw also states the following: You were a small child (between five and 10 years old) at ...
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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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What point value would “Cannot enter a dwelling uninvited” have as a Flaw?

The "Cursed" flaw allows for a wide variety of traditional weaknesses to be simulated in Vampire. Under the guidelines for this flaw (VRev, 301), how many points would you give for the inability to ...
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Where can I find this Discipline that allows a Vampire to disbelieve in sunlight, stakes, etc. so strongly that it can ignore them?

I had a character around 2001 that I was working on for a game that fell apart, and while reading through some book I came upon a very high-power ability that allowed a Vampire to disbelieve in ...
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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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How to protect my human from vampires

I am a vampire in a slightly customised oWod and due to my still-strong ties to the mortal world I'm facing a slightly awkward problem. There's this human I like who recently caught the interest of ...
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Repercussions of breaking a Tremere Blood Contract while being dominated or otherwise made to talk/act against the terms

One of the characters in a campaign of mine has a signed a Blood Contract keeping him from talking about where he got a magic item or about any of the details surrounding it. The V20 Core book states ...
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Is there a vampire/population ratio stated in the books?

I have always assumed that for an urban region (including the suburbs) the ratio between vampire and human population was about 1:10k and 1:50k for the biggest, capital cities. The rural region would ...
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Can a vampire use mental disciplines while staked?

If my info is correct, impaling a vampire's heart in oWoD paralyzes it until the stake (or whatever) is removed. Could he still use mental disciplines such as Auspex or Dominate?
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What are the differences between Vampire: The Masquerade first and second edition?

What are the differences between Vampire: The Masquerade first and second edition? I have both the second and the third edition, but have never played/read the first one.
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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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How Do I Assassinate a Vampire or Garou?

I'm playing a character in a Werewolf game and I'd like to play a sniper or soldier who specialises in Firearms. It seems from my limited understanding of the rules that it's quite hard to kill a ...
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What happens to clan, disciplines, blood and curse after losing the struggle after diablerie?

In my campaign an old Giovanni Kindred caught an even older and much stronger Cappadocian by surprise and diablerized her. He almost immediately lost the struggle of souls and she took over control. ...
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Do Lasombra show up in cameras?

In Vampire the Masquerade, a member of the Lasombra Clan does not have a reflection. In previous versions of V:tM, this also lead to them not showing up in cameras, if I recall correctly. Does the no-...
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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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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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Any canon Camarilla-aligned Tzimisce characters?

There are many examples of Lasombra antitribu. But are there Tzimisce antitribu? I am interested only in canonical characters, preferably those with character sheets. I know that it is mentioned as ...
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How many Supernatural Creatures are there per 'X' population?

I don't have many of the White Wolf books so this is a mystery to me. In the 'standard' World of Darkness (revised edition if it matters) how many supernatural creatures are there likely to be per ...
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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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Metaplot of Vampire: The Masquerade V20

The 20th Anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade is, with respect to the rules, almost the same as the (revised) second edition of the game (see the answer here: What are the major changes made ...
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What happens when you lose a Merit or Flaw's prerequisites?

I have a player who wants to take the following flaw, in VTM Revised edition. We are NOT playing V20. SOFT-HEARTED (l-pT. FLAW) You cannot stand to watch others suffer. You avoid any situation ...
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What's the max number of discipline dots a vampire should have at a given age?

I'm currently putting together a VTM forum rpg over on zetaboards on the premise that some vampires did survive Gehenna and are trying to pick up the pieces with most of their kind having been wiped ...
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Can you use a power lower than your number of dots?

This has been a point of arguement between me and another storyteller: Can a vampire starting with (e.g.) 4 dots in Domination use the lower level power (i.e. 2 dots Mesmerise)? To me it's pretty ...
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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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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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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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Blood bonded through human victim

Consider a vampire draining blood from a human victim (she is hunting, for instance). If the human had previously received enough blood from another vampire (the human does not have to be a ghoul &...
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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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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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In what way do characters regain Willpower through acting according to their nature in VTM/oWOD games?

I am currently running a game that has a Ravnos player in the coterie that uses his Chimerstry discipline and thus spends a lot of Willpower. His Nature is Monster, letting him regain willpower ...
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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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Can a demon use a vampire as a follower/worshipper/thrall or a vessel?

In the Demon the Fallen Core Rulebook whenever it talks about a demon's followers, worshippers, thralls, or vessel it always explicitly qualifies them as being mortals. Vampires are not mortals. ...
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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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Does a Prince in Vampire: The Masquerade approve their own childer?

Does a Prince in Vampire: The Masquerade get to automatically make their own childer into neonates from fledgling status without having to go through a presentation process to someone else? I would ...
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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 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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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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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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