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Restoring a Vampire to mortal life

Maybe. Rumours speak of a sacred few who have escaped the Curse of Caine and become mortal again. Such stories of Redemption have existed for centuries, as have tales of eternal Damnation. If ...
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How can I entice my tactical players to embrace cinematic combat?

Stunt Dice This comes from Exalted. Give them a bonus of +1 to +3 dice when they're: Trying things that they haven't done before Describing their actions with flair and flavor Do not give the bonus ...
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How do I avoid letting my players keep too many ghouls?

There is a built in limit to how many ghouls a vampire can have - their blood. Ghouls require upkeep in the form of blood, at least once a month and any time the ghoul needs to heal (if the vampire ...
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Is there any mechanical reason a VtM vampire can't just eat animals?

Animal blood is less "nutritious." In all versions of Vampire: the Masquerade, animal blood is less potent. In Vampire 5e, it offers no value to a vampire of Blood Potency 3 or higher (so, not a ...
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What is the point of increasing the Strength attribute?

The main answer to your question is "when you want to play a character who is more naturally strong than naturally dexterous." But you're looking for an optimization strategy, so that's not a complete ...
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How long does it take to learn Thaumaturgy/Necromancy rituals?

Your answer can be found in the V20 core rulebook on page 230: Learning a new ritual can take anywhere from a few nights (Level One ritual) to months or years (Level Five ritual). Some mystics have ...
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How do I avoid letting my players keep too many ghouls?

I'll go with 'The Prince doesn't want you guys to have ghouls.' (too many or at all), reasons being Masquerade, craziness, paranoia or that he simply dislikes the PCs. He's the Prince, he doesn't ...
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How can I entice my tactical players to embrace cinematic combat?

Talk to Your Players First of all, you have to make sure that they're even in on WANTING it to feature long cinematic descriptions. Some players are more interested in the tactical aspects of combat, ...
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How many new powers do you unlock when you get 6 dots in a Discipline?

No, you choose one of those powers only. If your character were to lower his Generation again, you would have an option of taking any of the powers listed for Vicissitude 7, or one of the ones you ...
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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 are the stats of a vampire who was just embraced?

Your friend is correct that neonate is not the rank of a new Camarilla vampire; they're called fledglings. However, the difference is merely legal-social — a fledgling is still the responsibility of ...
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How Many of Which Supernaturals were/are Present During Different Eras?

1:100,000 is an unbelievably low number Actually, even though "1 vampire per 100,000 humans" is so popular, there is a wide belief in the community (at least in Moscow, Russia) that this ...
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Can a gargoyle embrace animals?

As you point out, animals cannot be embraced, barring the unusual case of the Aabbt Kindred, where one Setite NPC from a 1e sourcebook somehow managed to turn her cobras into vampires. The rules don't ...
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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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How to interact with humans on a pre modern vampire setting?

Here are some ways I've used social establishments from my WOD games set in historical settings which allow my players to exploit and influence mortals: Social Establishments Coffeehouses When coffee ...
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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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What are the details on the Bonsam?

The 20th Anniversary edition of Vampire: Dark Ages builds on the efforts of Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom to develop the vampires of Africa into a standalone society rather than a single clan. That's ...
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How many attacks per turn can a vampire with Celerity 3 make?

Two. In this iteration of Celerity (unique to Dark Ages Vampire 20th), Celerity doesn't so much give you extra actions as make you less subject to the penalties for multiple actions. As detailed on p....
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How do I avoid letting my players keep too many ghouls?

Each ghoul is an explicit invitation by the player to the GM to complicate their player character's existence. Remember, Vampire is a game of personal horror. After enough feedings, ghouls are ...
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How many new powers do you unlock when you get 6 dots in a Discipline?

As @DaemonH said, you choose only one power when you get any Discipline on level 6+. If that Discipline is Celerity, Fortitude or Potence, you would also have to choose if you get a power from "...
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How to add flashbacks to our game?

In my experience, there are a lot of benefits to attempting to incorporate flashbacks into any RPG which includes long-lived or immortal characters. The benefits, I have found, outweigh some of the ...
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Temporis and Supernatural beings, what's the effect?

In general, this depends on your style as GM. There is no set rule for this because White Wolf has no specific rules on the interaction between the different rulebooks. You could houserule it in a ...
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Can a vampire learn a (innate) discipline from a ghoul?

It would be helpful to know which edition you're refering to but I'll just answer the question in regard to the latest edition. 20th Anniversary Dark Ages, page 188: Each clan and each bloodline ...
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What rules are there for resolving mass combat?

For a Dark Ages: Mage game, you'll find the rules for mass combat — fights between armies — in the Dark Ages Storyteller's Companion, under the section marked "Blood & Tears." It's oriented with ...
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Can a victim of diablerie's soul be retained within the diablerist?

Yes, the soul of a victim of diablerie can persist after the event, though this situation may not be able to leverage that. It doesn't depend on the diablerist's mercy. It's a function of the ...
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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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Looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death

Lazarus Rises - Biblical Necromancy 6 V20 Dark Ages Tome of Secrets p104: The necromancer tattoos a Cainite target with tiny symbols denoting her faith, while lining a room with the same script. ...
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Can a character detect when Presence is used on them?

Not while it's happening, elsewise the Discipline wouldn't be of much use. The target feels the emotions as though they were real. However, once the effect fades, it's reasonable (perhaps with an ...
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Why did the designers move Vengeance of Samiel (Valeren •••••) to level 6 in V20 Dark Ages?

To maintain the goal of bringing everything in line with the latest rule set, and rectifying the canon, Ending the Watch had to be added to the discipline track for the Warrior caste. It could not be ...
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What are the stats of a vampire who was just embraced?

It's better, I think, to ask, "What are the stats of a mortal before the Embrace, and how do they differ?" As detailed in Ghouls and Revenants (and many, many books beforehand), a mortal is built on 6/...
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