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How does thin-blood alchemy interact with passive powers?

As I run Vampire the Masquerade v5 with some thin-blood players, a lot of question goes on the thin blood alchemy, even if I haven't the situation at my table yet. One of them is how does thin-blood ...
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Have the “celestial beings” from Hunter: the Reckoning been confirmed/denied as angels in fluff?

In the Classic World of Darkness' game line Hunter: the Reckoning the player characters are usually visited by some angelic looking beings. Or they get messages from them or otherwise communicate. At ...
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Pentex African Killer Bees!

Welcome to Pentex Labs! We have everything to destroy nature: Banes, Vampires, Reality Warpers! Now, my boss wants to weaponize Bees. He wants them to be super deadly, he wants them to destroy cacao -...
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What happens if a thin-blood diablerizes another vampire?

Let's say that a thin-blood has diablerized another vampire who isn't a thin-blood, so it is now a 13th generation vampire of the clan of their victim. What happens to their learned disciplines (via ...
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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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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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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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Can diablerie be performed on a vampire who has just met their Final Death?

I'm currently playing a Sabbat vampire following the Path of Blood in a VtM game. In our most recent session, I encountered and fought two Camarilla alastors who were hunting me for committing ...
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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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Did I understand how thin-blood alchemy distilation methods work right?

Long ago, I prepared a Vampire the Masquerade 5E chronicle and asked a lot of questions about the thin-blooded. After a short time, my players decided to play non thin-blooded characters. Now, I want ...
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Werewolves in space?

We all know Werewolves are badass, that they can rip apart puny humans and mages and everything. They travel around the world on moon-bridges and through the Penumbra, ripping apart Pentax, Wyrm and ...
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Looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death

I am looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death. This is what I remember: I am sure it was in one of the Dark Ages books. It wasn't traditional blood magic. ...
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What prevents a Fallen from getting an arbitrary number of thralls?

I have been reading the Demon The Fallen corebook and obtaining a thrall seems like a relatively easy thing and quite useful for the demon, allowing them to boost their followers and if they have ...
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Is there an easy way to know what edition a World of Darkness sourcebook is?

I've recently started getting into World of Darkness and I'm realizing there are 5 different editions of sourcebooks: First edition Second edition Revised (3rd) edition V20 (4th) edition Fifth ...
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What factors led to the poor reception and early cancellation of Wraith: The Oblivion?

Wraith: The Oblivion was published by White Wolf Games in 1994, but cancelled in 1999. Many of the books during the run show signs of being compressed together. While White Wolf typically published ...
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I heard of a famous Lasombra build, and I wonder how does one make it work?

I'm a DM for D&D and Vampire the Masquerade. After I looked on some D&D multiclass builds that could break my games (and gave me ideas for bosses), I searched some builds for Vampire: the ...
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How can I handle a player who seems to utilize skills their characters don't have?

Well the tag is slightly misleading as these players do not cause problems. However I have encountered several players who exhibit skills their real life counterpart has without actually metagaming. ...
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Is Oblivion power Arms of Ahriman underwhelming or am I doing it wrong?

2-dot power Arms of Ahriman is the signature power of the Lasombra, allowing them to create shadow tentacles that attack their foes - except in V5 this power seems weaker than a punch. The way I ...
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Which of the 21 fictional companies listed as owned by Pentex in Book of the Wyrm are references to real companies?

The Werewolf supplement Book of the Wyrm describes the Pentex Corporation and other Wyrm-tainted stuff. Pages 37-39 (in the first edition) list 21 fictional corporations owned by Pentex. A couple of ...
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Does torpor heal a vampire without spending blood?

I was looking for confirmation in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vampire the Masquerade about what health level a vampire would be at if it fell into torpor from damage and then rose from torpor. I ...
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How can I enforce a low-power level in Mage: The Ascension?

I'm preparing for a Mage:The Ascension game as a storyteller. While my players and I enjoy many aspects of Mage and World of Darkness in general, we would like a much lower power level than seems ...
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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 I am 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 ...
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Do “editions” of White Wolf products across product lines correspond to one another?

White Wolf has published a variety of product lines. Each product line has multiple editions. Do the editions of various games line up intuitively? For example, I have a smattering of books from both ...
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Buying Automatic Successes In World of Darkness

Shadowrun 5e allows players to, with GM approval, buy Hits by trading dice on a 4:1 basis. I was wondering if there were any published guidelines, or robust, well-thought-out house rules for doing ...
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How can I tell which version a classic World of Darkness book is for? [duplicate]

I'm a novice in the World of Darkness games. Most of my books are purchased piece-meal through game stores. This answer has been incredibly helpful in laying out the various games and editions that ...
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How can I maximize the value of Appearance for a sidhe?

I am preparing a character for my first Changeling:The Dreaming second edition game. I've opted for a sidhe, which come with this ability: Sidhe get two extra dots of Appearance during character ...
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What level of Prime is required to use Tass?

I'm confused about what level of Prime is required to use Tass in the Mage 20th Anniversary Edition rules. In the main rulebook the following statements are made: M20 Rulebook: p 332: "To absorb ...
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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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Can fetishes or talens step sideways by themselves?

In my Werewolf game, the players have to assassinate someone. A rank 1 theurge wants to shoot the target with a sniper rifle. But they want to make the bullet a talen that enters the Umbra when it’s ...
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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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Can the effects of the combo discipline Bliss stack?

The combination discipline Bliss (V20, Lore of the Clans, Dominate ••, Presence •••) is described as allowing any virtues for a willing target to be temporarily raised on a successful roll. It doesn't ...
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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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Merits of Dresden Files over World of Darkness [closed]

For someone who is already moderately familiar with the World of Darkness (not Chronicles of Darkness) setting and its lore, what are, if any, rationales for jumping ship to Dresden Files instead? Now,...
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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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How do I purchase edges?

I'm creating a new character for Hunter: The Reckoning. My virtues are Zeal (3 dots). How do I buy my edges? The short guide on page 84 of the Reckoning book says "edges (according to your Virtue ...
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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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What happens on Embrace?

If I roll up a human or kinfolk in Old World of Darkness and I am embraced by a vampire, what happens? Where are the rules to convert a human to a vampire?
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Gift that adds Difficulty

I heard there is a reflexive gift that allows one to pay variable gnosis to add a +2 difficulty per gnosis spent to attacks aimed at the targets mind. Does anyone know of a gift that is like this?
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Adding to blacksmithing in VTM

In a VTM 20th campaign I'm playing a Ventrue vampire that is a modern age blacksmith, he have an architect nature and crafting is his life. Now, he really likes to craft weapons, mainly swords, and ...
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Turning VTM battles more dynamic

I'm playing a VTM 20th edition campaign with my friends, and they are really liking it, the only thing that is not great is the combat. Sometimes the group battle just one or two enemies, and it's ...
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Are there any supplements for chinese mages in dark ages?

I was thinking of trying running a one shot for Mage taking place in China during 13th century however I seem unable to find any supplement describing mages that were at China. I do not wish to use ...
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What rules can I use to emulate a W20 Wendigo werewolf with V5 mechanics?

I’m making a scenario using Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition (V5) rules, and I want my players to face a werewolf of the Wendigo tribe, as they're depicted in Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th ...
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What was the name of this Werewolf band?

I remember that there was a Werewolf hard rock or metal band in some pre W20 sourcebook, but I am having trouble finding it again. I know these pieces of the puzzle: There was certainly at least one ...
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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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Is there any mechanical 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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Which books contain information about Giovanni ghouls?

I will attend a LARP in about a month, and my role will be a Giovanni ghoul. But I know pretty much nothing about Giovanni besides the fact that they are an Italian criminal syndicate, and I ...
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Do other powers that mention “ground” have the same restrictions as Earth Meld (Protean)?

I see several powers in V20 Dark Ages that mention "ground" or "soil" in their description (though not always in the System portion of the description). Protean 4 - Earth Meld (or Interred in the ...
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Is there any difference between original prints and PoD (Print on Demand) source books?

Regarding source books by Onyx Path/White Wolf (for the World of Darkness), is there any difference between original prints and PoD (Print on Demand) source books? Basically, is there a way to know ...
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How can I tell a player to stop something without seeming like I'm restricting them too much?

I have been running VtM in the form of the players playing as ghouls however one of my recent players has made a charmer character. I am okay with characters wanting to get laid however he considers ...
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How to create a Vampire Dark Ages 20th edition character? [closed]

I'm a novice of the World of Darkness, the lore lured me in. I've bought the Vampire Dark Ages 20th edition (last available afaik) and I'm ready to get into DM'ing ! At least that was the point. I'm ...

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