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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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Is there an “Adventure Path” analog for White Wolf games?

I love the Pathfinder Adventure Path system. It offloads tons of game master work and provides a fully coherent campaign for months of play. White Wolf's Storytelling Adventure System (SAS) is great, ...
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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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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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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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Trait maximums for Werewolves

What are the maximum dots for a Werewolf's traits? I know at least their physical attributes can increase past 5 with various forms, Gifts, and probably a few other things, but those are temporary. ...
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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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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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Converting Calming Animals from GURPS Magic to Dark Ages: Mage

As an exercise, I'm trying to adapt spells from GURPS Magic (I only have the Brazilian Portuguese version and I don't have any idea of which edition it is, but it seems to be an old one) to Dark Ages: ...
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Where can I find the rules to play a craftmason?

I was looking for a character sheet for Dark Ages: Mage, 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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What rules are there for resolving mass combat?

I have been running a game of Dark Ages: Mage. Due to certain events, there is going to be a battle between two armies. How is the result of such a fight decided, according to RAW?
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How to make the game exciting for someone playing a child character?

I will be running a game of Dark Ages: Mage for a friend. She says that she has trouble associating herself with a character when the character is immediately thrown into the adventure. After some ...
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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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Spending Quintessence per Turn

I got the Dark Ages: Mage rulebook and it seems to have a confusing rule regarding the spending of Quintessence. In page 99 it says: Assuming a caster can spend up to three points of Quintessence ...
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Character creation for more experienced mages

What is the rule to create more experienced mages in Mage: The Ascension? How many points do you have to create an elder mage?
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How can a mage implement a hammerspace?

A mage belonging to the Akashic brotherhood likes to carry his sword around, but that usually caters a lot of unwanted attention, and sometimes it is also unwieldy. So, he wants to create some ...
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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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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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Capturing a sneaky Bane

Our Kaganmadi just encountered a Bane last round, that is sneaky and tries to influence a Bête by whispering to them sneakily. Now we had stopped at a cliffhanger, having found out the following: A ...
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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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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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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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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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Which skill can be used to represent gambling games?

I know there is a similar question, but that one is related to D&D. I'm planning a scene for a Vampire: The Dark Ages campaign where the players will need to participate in a gambling game - ...
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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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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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Splitting Dice Pool between actions with and without dice roll

In Vampire: Dark Ages 1st edition, I'm a little bit confused by the rules for splitting the dice pool in situations where you want to use multiple actions and one of the actions does not require ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 much memory can a Mesmerized subject draw upon?

It's been established that in this edition, you can't Mesmerize someone into recalling things for you; if you say, "Tell me your mother's maiden name," what you get is "Your mother's maiden name." But ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to make a character who's a mixture of character types from the differnet World of Darkness games?

In the setting of the Classic World of Darkness, is it possible to make a character who's a mixture of character types from the different WoD games? I mean, make a Werewolf that can use the Mage ...
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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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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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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: ...