View Full Version : Fan Conversion (Vampire the Masquerade to nWOD)

02-04-2008, 12:31 PM
I couldn't sleep last night so I wrote up the way I would convert the base 7 clans, feel free to post your own. I took some liberties in the weaknesses for something I feel is more appropriate.

Bruja - Celerity, Majesty, Vigor. -2 to frenzy rolls

Gangrel - Animalism, Protean, Resilience. No 10 again on resolve or composer rolls

Nosferatu - Animalism, Obfuscate, Vigor. No 10 again on presence or manipulation rolls.

Malkavian - Auspex, Nightmeres, Obfuscate. Start with 1 Derangement, -2 for derangement rolls

Toreador - Auspex, Celerity, Majesty. -2 for humanity and derangement rolls

Tremere - Auspex, Dominate, Surki (OD, spelling is wrong will correct when I have the book in front of me). Humanity limits social tests for vampires as well as mortals. -1 die for humanity rolls

Ventrue - Dominate, Majesty, Resilience. -1 die for derangement rolls, a -2 resolve roll must be made in order to drink from a non-high status mortal.

02-05-2008, 09:00 AM
I also don't care for preditor's taint therefore its gone and protean 1 goes back to the glowing red eyes that help you see in the dark.

02-08-2008, 07:37 AM
I like your Malkavians better than theirs, that's for sure. I miss the dementia discipline though :)

I don't get the idea of the weakness you give Toreador :confused:

I'm quite a fan of discipline Nightmare and find it matches to Nosferatu nicely. But I think both sets of discipline work... Maybe there should be a split between urban Nosferatu and "kind of rural" ones ?

02-08-2008, 10:08 AM
Thanks I like my Malkavians to :D

I just finished the write ups last night, I'll edit this post with them tonight. Then you might understand where I was trying to go with the Toreador.

For the Nosferatu I think Animalism, Nightmere, Obfuscate makes the most sense but for now I'm trying to keep them close to VtM and that would break the every clan having a physical discipline thing they seam to have. I also would prefer Animalism, Dominate, Majesty for the Ventrue.

*write ups* - I didn't write most of it, I only altered stuff from wikipedia.


The Brujah are characterized mostly as anarchists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism). "The typical Brujah wears a biker jacket, tattered jeans, combat boots...". Brujah childer conduct their political conventions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_convention) amongst the noise of raves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rave) and punk rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock) concerts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concert). Their Ancilla have long used secret, impromptu, and often violent rants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rants) to propel their anarchic culture. In comparison to other vampires, the Brujah are especially violent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence). Currently the most popular symbol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbol) of Brujah is upside-down form of Circle A Red (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchist_symbolism#Anarcho-punk_modifications).
Favored Disciplines - Celerity, Majesty, Vigor
Weakness - Brujah are known for their fiery and often violent tempers, having more trouble than any clan does to keep their homicidal tendencies at bay. They fall to their Beast with disturbing frequency, and tend to get quite agitated if this flaw is ever mentioned in their presence. In game terms they get a -2 dice to frenzy rolls.


The Gangrel are associated with Gypsies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roma_people), transmogrification (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapeshifting), and vagrants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagrancy). As a symbol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbol), Gangrel often use a wolf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf)'s head. The Gangrel clan's magical (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_%28paranormal%29) Discipline, Protean, allows them to assume partial or complete animal forms. Their mastery of Protean is so much greater than any other Clan that Gangrel can assume virtually any animal form, providing it is a scavenger or a predator.
Favored Disciplines - Animalism, Protean, Resilience
Weakness - Gangrels have a unique weakness caused by their close connection to the Beast; their animalistic instincts are drawn close to their surface, clouding more reasoned thought. In game terms they do not gain any “again” rolls on tests using resolve or composer.


As with all the vampire clans in the World of Darkness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Darkness) setting, Malkavians suffer from a specific flaw: in this case, they are incurably insane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insanity). However, many Malkavians believe their insanity to be a strength rather than a weakness. Exactly why they all suffer from insanity is unknown, According to Malkavian legend, when Malkav was killed, all his childer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childe_%28World_of_Darkness%29) came to his corpse and drank the blood of their father, thus collectively diablerizing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diablerie) Malkav. He is said to speak inside each and every Malkavian's soul and connects them into one collective consciousness.
Favored Disciplines - Auspex, Nightmare, Obfuscate.
Weakness – Every last vampire of Malkav (http://wiki.white-wolf.com/worldofdarkness/index.php/Malkav)'s blood is incurably insane in one form or another. Some kindred call this a curse of the blood, while other Lunatics actually call it a special blessing, a "gift of insight." In game terms they start with 1 Derangement and receive -2 dice for derangement rolls.


They are uniformly hideous as a result of the flaw in their vampiric bloodline, though each individual's physical monstrosity is unique. Nosferatu frequently reside in catacombs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catacomb), cemeteries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cemetery), and sewers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewer). The Nosferatu, also referred to as 'Nossies' or 'Sewer Rats,' are highly regarded as information-brokers. Frustrated over their monstrous appearance, many Nosferatu will Embrace (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Embrace_%28World_of_Darkness%29&action=edit) the very vain and/or very beautiful out of spite. Vampires Embraced in this way are referred to as Cleopatras
Favored Disciplines - Auspex, Obfuscate, Vigor
Weakness – The most visibly cursed of all Kindred (http://wiki.white-wolf.com/worldofdarkness/index.php/Kindred), the Embrace (http://wiki.white-wolf.com/worldofdarkness/index.php/Embrace_%28Vampire:_The_Masquerade%29) warps each Nosferatu into a hideously deformed creature; In game terms No 10 again on presence or manipulation rolls.


The Toreador typically have an obsession (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsession) with anything artistic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art), exquisite or (superficially) beautiful. They are hedonists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonist) and self-indulgent artists. It is said that the Toreador are the closest of the Kindred to human sensibilities. Their Antediluvian founder was believed to be an artist in the first city.
Favored Disciplines - Celerity, Dominate, Majesty.
Weakness – The Toreador portray themselves as the vampires closest to the living breathing pulse of the humans around them. They claim that this is what keeps them so vital and modern. Indeed, Clan members are often the first ones to be aware of what mortals are wearing, eating, buying and sleeping with. Having this close contact with mortals causes even greater loss in Toreador when they commit a crime. In game terms -2 dice for humanity and derangement rolls


It is told that the Tremere were a cabal of human alchemists and Mages who attempted to gain the immortality and powers of the vampires. During the Dark Ages, they were considered an upstart, and had already made enemies as a result of their experiments. By the peak of the Renaissance, however through clever alliances and the forging of new, strange powers, they took a place in the highest council of the Camarilla (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camarilla). The Tremere are generally mistrusted, and are frequently referred to with the sobriquet, "Usurpers."
Favored Disciplines - Auspex, Dominate, Suikast (Ordo Dracul).
Weakness – Tremere were made not cursed therefore there power over the minds of other Vampires is limited. They also are more likely to be more effected when doing crimes against humanity. In game terms the humanity trait limits social tests for vampires as well as mortals. -1 die for humanity rolls


The Ventrue are the rulers, leaders and politicos of the Camarilla. In Ancient Rome, they were generals and warlords of the Empire, and in the Dark Ages, they were knights and barons, leading crusades and conquests. In modern times the Ventrue still have great ambition and see themselves as conquerors, but their ways have changed, using courts and companies instead of feifdoms and mighty armies. They tend to be politicians, businessmen, military officers, and crime lords.
Favored Disciplines – Dominate, Majesty, Resilience
Weakness – Power corrupts and with the power of the Ventrue they are more easily corrupted than other Kindred. The Ventrue are also considered to be especially particular about whose blood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood) they drink. In fact, any given Ventrue can only drink blood from a mortal of high status. In game terms -1 die for derangement rolls, a -2 resolve roll must be made in order to drink from a non-high status mortal.

02-08-2008, 10:51 AM
I'm going to be off topic... but is it me or does Resilience suck compared to Fortitude which was the old equivalent ?

02-08-2008, 02:28 PM
Yes it does, but all the powers are weaker. I suggest having it act as armor on top of everything else.

02-08-2008, 02:37 PM
I was considering to treat it as additional armor too. I'm not sure if "all the powers" are weaker. But this one definitely !

02-08-2008, 03:51 PM
The big change is resistance. Go back and read like the old Dominate or Presence (2nd ed anyway). Mortals just lost they didn't have a chance of resisting. They also did not get a soak roll.

03-26-2008, 05:35 PM
So what weakness would you give the Toreador?

09-02-2010, 05:55 PM
So what weakness would you give the Toreador?

Perhaps a dicepool penalty when exposed to beautiful things or stick with the deava penalty?