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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 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 many gifts can a Werewolf have active at once?

Most gifts have a duration and last until it expires (generally a scene). So, could a werewolf stack gifts like Razor Claws and Luna's Armor?
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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? [closed]

Is there anything within 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 Inquisition/FIRSTLIGHT? ...
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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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Did a non thin-blood vampire can learn thin-blood alchemy?

I prepare a Vampire the Masquerade v5 campaign, and I try to figure what my players can ask me. So I have many question, and one of them is: Did a non thin-blood vampire can 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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Can totem boons raise characteristics over 5?

Some totems have the power to raise garou's attributes or abilities. However, the rules seem quite tricky and controversial on this issue, depending on the sources you check. Some say you gain, for ...
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What happens to dead Fomori corpses?

What happens to the physical form of a fomor after it’s dead, according to the WtA rulebooks? I’m preparing a city-based Werewolf game, so I and the players need to take body disposal into account to ...
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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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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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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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Any spells that would allow a mage to breathe while buried alive?

If a mage were buried alive for whatever reason - whether deliberate as some part of a gambit of sorts or not so deliberately via accident or attack - does there exist any specific magic or uses of ...
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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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Are there any canon ways for supernatural beings to “enchant” themselves?

I noticed it being said on the wiki, that some non-fae supernatural beings can enchant themselves through their own abilities, to be able to see and interact with the Dreaming, without any need for ...
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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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What spheres are required to turn a living person's health into a point of usable Tass or Quintessence? [closed]

I believe Mage: the Ascension has artifacts that can be used as weapons. Each level of health destroyed by these knives is converted into a point of Quintessence. If a group of mages were to use some ...
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Could an Ananasi actively try to care/have empathy?

Ananasi by default, after their First Change do not care about or possess empathy towards other people, becoming very emotionless and just seeing others as potential pawns and meat. But could an ...
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How does unweaving work?

I only have the basic rulebook and the How do you do that sourcebook, and I'm playing Mage the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition. Yesterday I had a player hit with a Life/Correspondence effect that ...
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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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What's the equivalent age of a Metis' homid-form after their First Change?

With garou/fera, homid-born tend to have their First Change during adolescence or just after and the animal-born tend to have it as an adult. So obviously, homid-born would appear the age they are ...
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Wonder item: Pipe of Pied Piper of Hamelin

I am about to start a new Mage 20 campaign. I have never done a campaign of Mage before and while I have been storyteller of Vampire for a few years I am a bit doubtful on how to calculate the spheres ...
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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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What happens when I fail the dice roll for spellcasting?

I am reading Mage 20 Aniversary edition and I am a little bit confused in what happens when you fail the dice roll for spellcasting (not enough successes as needed for the effect). Let's say I want ...
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Do I need to pay experience for merits and background?

In Mage: The Ascension, if I create a wonder or complete a task for someone who will pay me fifty thousand dollars while I have zero dots in resources, do I need to spend experience in order to ...
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Where can I find the rules to play a craftmason?

I was looking for a character sheet for Mage Dark Ages, and I saw that there was also a character sheet for playing as a craftmason. The idea of playing as a technocrat back when the Technocracy was ...
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How to Even Begin Understanding the Underworld's Geography/Cosmology?

Each time I get curious about WtO and try reading about parts of its setting, I hit a lot of crosslinks but am having trouble envisioning the basic zoomed-out geography and how they all relate to each ...
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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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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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How do all the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness RPGs connect?

I just got my kick-starter copy of Changeling the Lost 2nd Ed and are starting to dip my toe back into the World of Darkness after a long absent. And I found out that it is confusing as hell trying to ...