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How many blood points can a ghoul use within a turn?

I have recently started running a ghoul campaign however no matter how hard I look I can't find how many blood points a ghoul can use a turn. I know that vampires are limited by their generation with ...
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Are there any Christian counterparts to Ashirra?

I have been reading on the Ashirra in the Vampire the Masquerade. They seem to be vampires who believe that following Islam will grant them salvation(Or at least follow it for the sake of convenience.)...
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What happens when non-aggravated damage does not fit in the Health Chart?

Suppose my character is wounded (4 damage levels taken). Then, another attack hits for another 4 lethal damage levels. I record damage until Incapacited (3 levels), what I do with the remaining damage ...
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How many loresheets can a character have?

As a super fan of Vampire: the Masquerade V5, I preordered the book Cults of the Blood Gods. In the previews that I received, I read that vampires can only have 1 loresheet (or 2 if they have a ...
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Where are the rules for how to create a Dhampyr PC?

I've seen Dhampyr mentioned occasionally but I don't seem to be able to find rules for creating one. As far as I know they're not the same as 15th gen vampires, unless I'm mistaken. Where are the ...
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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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How can I deal with a “goof-ball” player in my WoD group?

I am a storyteller in a World of Darkness group, and I'm about to start designing a new scenario. However one of my players (let's call him Eric) is worrying me. Eric usually goes the goofball route ...
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How Much Blood and Vitae Does a Vampire Contain?

For the purpose of this question, I'm going to strictly stick to using "vitae" to mean vampiric blood, like a vampire has in its blood pool, and "blood" to mean ordinary human blood. If a Ghoul ...
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How to play Appearance straight and right?

There is a very basic structure that all the old and classic World of Darkness, drawing through all the editions and books. However, I never have seen this part played straight and in fact, I have ...
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How can Appearance be raised via in-game actions?

In my Vampire: the Masquerade game all stat increasing are necessitated by in-game actions to improve the related stat. Other than Vicissitude, what in-game actions would be appropriate to facilitate ...
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Restoring a Vampire to mortal life

I'm running a campaign in Dark Ages 2nd edition and I would like to know if there is any vampiric or mage power that can restore a vampire to mortal life. My chronicle is set in Transylvania in the ...
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What decides who awake?

I have had a discussion that Hikikomori (modern day hermits that have no psychological disorder and do not leave the house of there parents because they do not want to face society and there ...
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Do Avatars need to have the same personality as their Mage?

We have a new player which is very unsatisfied with the available avatar options because they absolutely do not fit his character concept. Because of this he want to put no background in Avatar so ...
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About the Cosmology of Mage the Ascension

I've been trying to make sense of the Tapestry's structure in Mage the Ascension as described in the 20th anniversary edition, but there some points I'm not sure I understood correctly. So, if I get ...
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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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Description of attributes beyond 5

Is there a description of how attributes beyond 5 would be imaginable? For example strength 5 let me lift 300 kg. Would be strength 6 400 kg strength 7 500 and so on? Or an Intelligence 6 person, ...
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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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Where do you go when you die?

Following in the line of this question, I know quite a bit about V:TM, W:TA, M:TA, and Mummy, but sadly I have almost no knowledge of the rest. What happens to the spirit/soul of oWOD creatures (...
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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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Consequences of allowing more than one Lore Sheet

It is my understanding that the core rules intention is that every PC have one and only one lore sheet. What is the consequences of allowing a player to access more than one lore sheet? The things ...
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Can a non-thin-blood vampire learn thin-blood alchemy?

I'm preparing a Vampire the Masquerade v5 campaign, and I'm trying to plan for some questions my players might ask me. One question I have is: Can a non-thin-blood vampire learn thin-blood alchemy? (...
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Blood Bond via spiking

Could a vampire bond another simply by spiking a blood pack? Could a friendly vampire then just be bonded to just all the players after handing them all some without them even realising?
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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 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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Non-Master Technocrat Minion Creation?

So, one of the main "aesthetic points" of the Technocratic Union is their wide use of minions that they create through superscience, ranging from the relatively expendable Men in Black clones to the ...
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What spheres would a mage need to provide an endless supply of blood to a vampire?

What spheres would a mage need to be able to indefinitely provide an unlimited supply of blood to a vampire?
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How to make a vampire fire-proof?

Say I'm playing a Tremere, and say I want to stay and watch once I set something on fire. I want to look cool and untouchable doing this, thus running away screaming long-forgotten words in the ...
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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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Decapitation with movement of the mind

I recall there being a thaumaturgy ritual that made your movement of the mind so precise that you could cut heads off with it but I can't for the life of me remember where I read it
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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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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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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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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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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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