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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are my AnyDice calculations for the Old World Of Darkness correct?

Here is the average amount of successes you can get from a given dicepool (left column) and given difficulty (upper row). Are the forumulas correct? Here is my program on AnyDice.com. Are there any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can a Ghoul or Revenant Participate in the Vaulderie or be Subject to a Vinculum?

In the V:tM chronicle I'm currently running my players will soon be dealing with a Sabbat pack, which I am nearly done fleshing out in mechanical and plot terms. One outstanding question I have is ...
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Can a vampire survive sunlight exposure?

In Vampire: The Masquerade is there a reliable way for a vampire to avoid being damaged / killed by exposure to sunlight? Anything would go, be it a Discipline power, a technology device or anything ...
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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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How could a vampire survive being beheaded?

During the first cutscene of the 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines the sire of the protagonist is beheaded. However, some parts of the plot tell me that his/her death could be ...
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Any canon Camarilla-aligned Tzimisce characters?

There are many examples of Lasombra antitribu. But are there Tzimisce antitribu? I am interested only in canonical characters, preferably those with character sheets. I know that it is mentioned as ...
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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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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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Why was Tremere unable to become immortal as a mage?

According to the books, a mage with five dots in life sphere could use Perfect Metamorphosis. Perfect Metamorphosis: The mage can alter their own Pattern according to their wishes. They may assume ...
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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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Does a Prince in Vampire: The Masquerade approve their own childer?

Does a Prince in Vampire: The Masquerade get to automatically make their own childer into neonates from fledgling status without having to go through a presentation process to someone else? I would ...
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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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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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What's the max number of discipline dots a vampire should have at a given age?

I'm currently putting together a VTM forum rpg over on zetaboards on the premise that some vampires did survive Gehenna and are trying to pick up the pieces with most of their kind having been wiped ...
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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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Can a Kindred Revenant breed with a Kuei-jin Dhamphyr?

I'm writing a story that has this background: Malkavian Methuselah Seer sees the Modern Nights and the fate of his sister, who was embraced by the Ravnos clan, and decides to mix up things up to alter ...
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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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Metis Silver Fang - is such thing even possible?

When it comes to treating metis born Garou, I know that from one side of the spectrum we have Children of Gaia/Bone Gnawers that treat them as equal, on the other: Fianna who see them as monsters and ...
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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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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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Does a mage need Spirit sphere along with Forces sphere to create sunlight against a vampire?

From what I understand, the fact that the sun burns vampires comes from the religious significance of the sun, as intense light does not actually damage vampires beyond sending them into a frenzy. So ...
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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 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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Cainites seeing, fire and Rötschreck

First of all, I don't have the book(s) on me atm, so my question may prove imprecise. Should it be so, I'll try and fix it asap. As far as I can remember, not all Cainites (vampires) have some kind ...
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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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Storyteller vs Storytelling system comparison

In some answers I saw in the last year that were focussing on the Storyteller system of WoD, someone answered with the Storytelling system of the CoD in mind, usually noticeable by referencing to the ...
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Can your ghoul retainer also serve as a regular source of blood?

While this might seem like a yes/no question, I believe that it isn't. It's a question about rule interpretation and the consequences of that interpretation. Why I see this as an issue In previous ...
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What does a red left eye mean?

In the "When Will You Rage?" anthology (classic WoD fiction), background characters are referred to as having a red left eye. I also seem to remember this particular bit being brought up in other ...

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