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Vampire: The Requiem is a modern horror RPG by White Wolf in the "new World of Darkness" series of games, in which the PCs are members of a hidden society of vampires.

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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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The Other as a changed form of the Beast

I remember in one of the splat books that there was a passage to change the beast to something they call "the Other" and have a hard time finding it again. I recently reread the Sonja Blue ...
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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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What happens to a mortal's photos/videos after they are embraced?

As stated in the core rulebook, kindred images of any form (digital or printed) became distorted, blurry basically unidentifiable in an unnatural way. but it's not clear what happens to the older ...
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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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Cross-training magic between supernatural types

Can supernatural beings other than mages and vampires learn magic? Would others be able to learn thaumaturgy/blood magic, or is that only a vampire thing that other supernaturals cannot learn? I know ...
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Can Cloak of the Night be used in combat?

I master a campaign of Vampire and one of the players used Cloak of the Night (Obfuscate) to disengage during combat. I let him do it at first but I wonder if this works this way. After his round of ...
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Blood Sorcery: the difference between Learned and Improvised Rituals

In Blood Sorcery there is a section that explains the difference between learned an improvised rituals. It reads like this: Once a practitioner gains experience with her Ritual Discipline, she ...
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Do Kindred have an Oriental counterpart in nWoD?

The closest to an "asian" Vampire I've seen so far is the Aswang described in Antagonists- are there other variations?
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How can I incorporate Koldunic Sorcery in Vampire: The Requiem?

I'm looking for a method to use the Masquerade blood magic, Koldunic Sorcery, in my Requiem game. I've taken a look on the Translation Guide, but there's no mention of it there, so I'm stumped. In ...
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What are the mechanical benefits of having your PC being Legio Mortuum?

I have been looking through Requiem for Rome and having troubles following the book or finding a section that tells the mechanical benefits of having a PC within the folds of the Legio Mortuum.
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Good yes-or-no questions to ask [closed]

In the Mekhet clanbook for Vampire the Requiem, the "Dream Visions" merit allows a character to get a small amount of information about other people and places by asking a single yes-or-no question. ...
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Balancing starting dots and XP at character creation

In Vampire: The Requiem, the character has points to spend between attributes, skills, disciplines, etc. Purchasing a new level in a skill, attribute or other merit has a linear cost. During game ...
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Could Vampires use touchscreen devices (iPhone, etc)?

Could vampires use a touchscreen device, or would they have to spend a blood point to generate the electricity required to operate a conductive touchscreen?
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Is there any way a mortal could see through "Cloak Of Night" (Obfuscate 3)

Vampires can activate their third level obfuscate discipline and vanish from sight instantly, even where there are bystanders. Its stated that only those with supernatural powers, like Auspex, could ...
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Circle of Crone: Love-Lies-Bleeding ritual

In the Circle of Crone Covenant book, page 36 talks about a ritual to hide black veins caused by diablerie: Love-Lies-Bleeding The Amaranth, or Amaranthus, is a beautiful flower with rich crimson ...
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Is Carthian rule more like democracy or anarchy?

I've been reading through Vampire: the Requiem 2nd edition, and I'm a bit perplexed about the Carthians. It makes the Carthians sound like freedom fighters who've little idea of how to rule once in ...
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Death Magic and Vampires

We're playing a cross-over nwod game where some of the players are mages and others are vampires. Our moros mage asked if he could effect vampire body (heal, empower, dampen) with his death arcana in ...
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Can you roll a dice pool or multiple dice rolls with only one die?

Say I'm playing Vampire: The Requiem and I need to roll 5 d10's. Can I roll a d10 5 times instead of having 5 d10's? Can I split it up if I must, so if I only had 4 d10's could I roll the 4, then roll ...
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What are the mechanical effects of smoke grenades' smoke when using Auspex?

Smoke grenades fill a place with obscuring white smoke. How does this affect a vampire using Auspex 1? Can they see through the smoke, or otherwise know what's happening (by hearing footsteps, etc.)?
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Do Stun Grenades hurt Vampires?

Vampire: the Requiem's stun grenades have 5B damage. But does it damage only mortals, or vampires too? Stun grenades do damage by loud explosion, so there is a chance that vampires might not be ...
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Is there a way to use the higher of your wits or dexterity to determine base defense?

In Vampire: The Requiem you use the lower of your Dexterity or Wits to determine your base defense. Is there is a merit/power/devotion/etc. that allows you to use the higher of the two instead?
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Does Kidnapping call for a humanity roll?

There is a list of sins that require a vampire to make a humanity roll, like theft, arson, and killing. But I fail to find which humanity dot kidnapping stands on. It sure is an inhumane act to ...
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Can a Hollow Mekhet have a bloodline?

Currently, I am building a Mekhet and have chosen the Norvegi bloodline. According to the book, in order to become a Hollow Mekhet all you have to do is feed from one. I am wondering if I can have ...
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Is there a clan/bloodline that has all physical desciplines at in clan cost?

I am currently looking towards building a very physical character, in Vampire the Requiem. I am wondering if there is any clan/ bloodline, that gains all physical disciplines (Celerity, Resilience, ...
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Preserving your Humanity with different vampiric concepts in VtRequiem

There is a very clear rule about when the player needs to roll a humanity roll. If you kill someone in the heat of passion, your humanity drops as low as 3, if you kill as a planned murder, your ...
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When do mortals get a chance to sense a vampire's nature?

Under what circumstances do ordinary mortals get a roll to notice that a vampire is not just "odd" but actually inhuman? When is it automatic? Aside from, say, being found standing over a body with ...
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Does Blood and Smoke invalidate previous Vampire books?

After reading the God Machine Update I realized that it invalidated a large portion of the core book and Armory and Armory Reloaded. I am about to start a new chronicle and am considering getting ...
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Minimum cost for a ghoul retainer?

I gather the best way to get a ghoul is the buy them via the retainer merit. Is there a minimum number of dots required? I ask because they start with disciplines and more abilities than a normal ...
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Does the taint in my aura from Diablerie ever fade?

If my character has committed diablerie in his past, does the taint in his aura, visible to auspex users, last forever? Can it be cleansed?
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Better Rules for Breaking In with MET:VTR

My understanding of breaking into a secured area in NWOD is that it is an extended test using Dexterity + Larceny + Equipment vs a set number of successes (5, 10, or 15) required depending on the ...
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Does faking life help to brighten one's aura?

In the description of Aura Perception [Auspex 2] it is mentioned that the Aura of a Kindred looks pale in comparison to one of a mortal. Would faking life help in "masking" that fact? Or is it ...
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Who is the Compiler?

In many of the Vampire: the Requiem sourcebooks, there are mentions of someone known as "the compiler". Since I don't own every book, I wanted to know if you all might know more than me about this ...
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Approval levels for retainers and allies in NWOD venues

1.) Does anyone know what kind of level of approval a person would need to have a vampire as their retainer? 2.) Does anyone know what kind of level of approval a person would need to have a Vampire ...
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How can I make an exceptionally savage Gangrel?

My character is a two century year old vampire that has a vampire blood addiction, but being a vampire blood addicted, former weapon of vampires hunters isn't savage and fierce enough – I'm looking ...
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Where can I find Invictus Oaths?

I have been searching the Internet for Invictus Oaths, and believe that I am running into a bunch of jacked up homebrew ones. Is there anyway that someone could give me a list or a good book to read ...
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Can I use old Masquerade supplemental material in Vampire: the Requiem?

So I just started a nWoD Requiem game with the Mind's Eye Society and know nothing about what books can and cannot be used. I found a few things that I like in the Masquerade Gangrel handbook. There ...
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Writing a VtR Chronicle

I'm new to Vampire: the Requiem and I would like to write my own chronicle but I don't know where to start. Where can I get inspiration and how can I structure the campaign/chronicle so it's cohesive ...
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Does the +2 (or+4) for Striking Looks apply to an Awe roll?

When making a roll on Majesty to Awe people, is a Vampire permitted to make use of the +2 (or +4) social bonus for the merit of being exceptionally attractive?
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Who are the movers and shakers in any larger city in Vampire: the Requiem?

I'm making a list of influential vampire NPCs that will exist in any but the smallest of cities. I do this because I wish to start a sandbox campaign in Vampire, and as such, the players will need to ...
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Fleshcrafting in nWoD

I have had some people express interest in recreating the Tzimisce in my VtR game. I have far more experience with nWoD then old, and I have found no rules that attempt to tackle fleshcrafting, ...
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How much information exists about the former Prince of Chicago?

Maxwell Clark is the current Prince of Chicago after the previous Prince mysteriously vanished from the city. The former matron of Chicago is mentioned in the nWoD book, but nothing really about her ...
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Is a stake in the heart really this difficult?

From the rules errata: To stake an opponent, an attacker must target the heart. Wielded in hand, a stake calls for a Strength + Weaponry roll. Fired from some kind of projection device or ...
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Are there any more Vampire the Requiem Novels? [closed]

The only 3 novels for VtR that I am aware of are: A Hunger Like Fire Blood In, Blood Out Marriage of Virtue & Viciousness Does anyone know of any others? If not, does anyone know if there are ...
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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. And please, don't use "Vampire: the Requiem is still supported by WW"...
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Can a sire feed from his childer without risk of the vinculum / blood bond?

If I remember correctly, in the old WoD, a vampire could feed from its descendant bloodline without fearing the Blood Bond. But in Vampire: The Requiem, I found no mention of that fact. So, I'm ...
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Are Embraced Ghouls blood bonded to their Sires?

A vampire wants to embrace a ghoul (which is, of course, blood-bonded to the vampire). Once the embrace takes place, what happens? The new childe is still fully blood-bonded to his new sire? The new ...
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How can Blood Potency 0 creatures heal Aggravated Damage?

In Night Horrors: The Wicked Dead, there is the description of Blood Potency 0 effects. Quoting one of the items on page 11: Creatures with Blood Potency 0 can spend 1 vitae per turn, and can ...
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Discipline for a bloodline using tattoos

I would like to create a Gangrel bloodline for Vampire: the Requiem, that would embrace using tattoos. I have created a weakness,...
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Depictions of 19th c Vienna for a chronicle [closed]

I would like to create a Vampire: the Requiem chronicle set in 19th century Vienna. Are there any good films or books depicting Vienna in this period that I could use to create appropriate scenery and ...
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