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What happens if a character's declared action becomes impossible?

The action is wasted, at least as it was intended The major basis for that statement is that combat rounds in V:tM are three-second slices of time with simultaneous actions. The initiative order is ...
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I heard of a famous Lasombra build, and I wonder how does one make it work?

It works mostly as described, though it requires substantial investment, is relatively risky, and is not necessarily as devastating as that thread suggests This is a good build for combat, though it ...
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The costs of Obfuscation

No. Doesn't look like you've missed anything. Obfuscate doesn't cost much as far as blood goes. Its two weaknesses are that it doesn't (ordinarily) shield you from technological measures like cameras ...
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Can vitae be synthesized into a pill?

Principal Focus of Vitae Infusion It's a second-rank Thaumaturgical ritual that puts a blood point's worth of vitae into an object that can be "as small as a dime." (V20, p.234) A placebo or ...
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In V20, is Elysium available to all vampires or just Camarilla ones?

In principle, Elysium is for all vampires. In practice, Elysium is primarily a Camarilla construct that depends on the current threats facing the city, Prince, and Camarilla in that region. A ...
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To hold a vampire's beating heart

There is a V20 Dark Ages Thaumaturgy ritual that will do this. The larger ritual is for removing the thaumaturge’s own organs, but you can do a limited version on another vampire. This ritual is ...
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What are the various clans of Vampire the Masquerade 20th edition - Dark Ages?

It's right in the core rules! The V20 core rule book has a 2-page short description on any clan1, while the V20 Lore of the Clans extends on each clan's history and style with a chapter for each. Or ...
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What possibilities are there to find out which clan a vampire belongs to?

Auspex Auspex can be used to pre-sort beings you meet at rank 2: Aura Perception 1. The visible Auras tell quite clearly into what category the target belongs: Vampire - Aura colors are pale Ghoul - ...
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Does the level 4 Serpentis power include the level 2 and 3 powers?

No, those are separate powers that each require their own blood cost, as per page 252. However, once you activate them, you can use them together.
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What Effect/Spheres Would a Mage Need to Resist or Nullify a Blood Bond?

The rules are largely silent on this issue, though that may not be the case for long as additional M20 books are scheduled to be released soon (Digital Web 3.0, Victorian Mage, and Rich Bastard’s ...
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What Effect/Spheres Would a Mage Need to Resist or Nullify a Blood Bond?

Vampire blood is both psychologically and spiritually addictive. The blood bond taints both the mind of the mage and their Avatar. While drinking the blood of those cursed by god should be avoided ...
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I'm trying to turn Nezuko (from Demon Slayer) into a Vampire in a Dark Ages setting. What would be the best build for such an NPC?

Things that need to go All Vampires in Vampire need to drink blood. There is no way to get around drinking blood. Also, no vampire can sustain sunlight at all for an extended time. Neither part can be ...
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Of Lancing with a Motorcycle

Short Answer: At least 10 If we apply this link, even the smallest motorcycle has 3 Horsepower (HP). That's the equivalent of 2,200lbs (1 Horsepower = 550 lbs moved one foot over one second). Going ...
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Was the Tremere Curse not allowing the Banu Haqim to feed off each other deliberate or accidental?

The fluff is phrased as it is mostly to inform and assuage the fears of non-Assamites over the very real terror unbound Assamites caused. "From the wrath of the northmen protect us", kind of ...
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Bloodbonding an Assamite?

It has no predefined impact. The formation of the bond is not influenced by the pain or damage inflicted in the drinking. Modifications of the difficulty to resist commands by the domitor is at the ...
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Is it possible for animals to become revenants?

Most likely - no To be a vampire one has to be human - the curse of Caine is passed only to humans and as far as I know, there are no animal-born cainites 1 Revenants are some sort of hybrid - not ...
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I heard of a famous Lasombra build, and I wonder how does one make it work?

This build is indeed very powerful, but not overpowered. In fact, as Obtenebration is a combat-oriented discipline, it's not abnormal that a combo using its maximum (for a non-elder) power is deadly. ...
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Does torpor heal a vampire without spending blood?

The blood point spent for the “awakening” roll, if successful, is what heals the vampire one level into the Crippled state. This blood point is the same as the one you would use for blood healing, ...
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How does a Hold or Clinch maneuver interact with the blind fighting rules in Vampire: The Masquerade v20?

Being blinded imposes a +2 difficulty penalty on all actions The rules break up the relevant information in kind of an odd way, and the description of escaping a Hold or Clinch maneuver is not ...
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Can the effects of the combo discipline Bliss stack?

“Only one Virtue can be increased at a time” allows you to reuse this power to get additional one dot increases within a single virtue, but not to increase multiple virtues the same night. Further, ...
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Do other powers that mention "ground" have the same restrictions as Earth Meld (Protean)?

Context is Key As opposed to other more tactical game systems a lot is up for Storyteller and Player interpretation in V20. The system rules are there, but less strictly defined than you might be ...
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Where do I find the rules concerning my Ghouls evolution?

There are no rules There are no rules to the progression of NPCs. Their stats are wholly under the control of the GM and the narrative. If the Ghoul was a PC, they'd pay the exact same experience ...
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Pentex African Killer Bees!

The Mage alone is capable of making bees with addictive honey. Simply put, all they need to do is take a Life 3 emotion manipulation effect, put it into a Charm with Prime 2, and then lock the charm-...
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What systems would need to be in place for a 610-year-old Toreador Vampire to maintain a humanity rating of 8 for so long?

By never losing interest in nor connection with humanity. Instead of withdrawing into the world of vampires and eternal sleep, she has kept in touch with normal humans, through pain and loss, through ...
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Searching for an Obfuscated vampire that just disappeared would break the obfuscation?

I think you are. The phrase "the vampire is handled as described under Unseen Presence" is meant as shorthand to avoid rewriting the rules for an invisible vampire twice. Immediate ...
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What if a mortal is embraced with heart's blood?

None of the underlying mechanics are defined, particularly possession-by-diablerie The books don't really even bother to define what happens during diablerie, only the mechanical process for ...
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The costs of Obfuscation

No. Just like the answer by Jadasc. However, I want to add that there is one rather large restriction for the invisibility application of Obfuscate - a vampire using it should not draw attention to ...
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What damage is done by Personal Armor (Fortitude 6)?

Pre-Soak for Both Parties Personal Armor Nobody likes to get hit, not even Cainites. The easiest way to ensure that one is not hit (or shot, or stabbed) repeatedly is to take the weapon with which ...
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Searching for an Obfuscated vampire that just disappeared would break the obfuscation?

As written, this is indeed the case, though don't forget that the target needs to pass a Wits+Courage roll to avoid being totally stunned, and therefore unable to look for you. Turning fully invisible ...
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Is it possible for animals to become revenants?

So while the other answer is correct for the most part, there is the possibility that some Revenant animals exist. It just might require you to be a Methuselah to pull off. Beckett's Jyhad Diary has ...
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