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    Why is there no thread for Vampyre The Masquerade? Or am I just missing it?

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    If there isnt, then there is now. So, what are your thoughts on said game, cigamnogard?

    I'll start: Always wanted to play a campaign with this game. Perhaps soon, if i'm lucky. I almost started it over a month ago, but it was so bastardized and altered, only the name was familiar. So i declined.
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    So far I have played a Sabbat campaign. It was LARP and it was interesting I played as a ghoul but not just any ghoul - a Grimaldi ghoul who was 200 years old.
    --- Merged from Double Post ---
    In fact here is his history and character stats:
    History of Naesby Grimaldi

    Born Nov 22, 1804

    At an early age I remember my schooling by my father and mother in Copenhagen. We were still recovering then from the British attack in 1807. The Napoleonic Wars were the front page of all the newspapers and I ran off to join up as a drummer boy in the summer of 1815. My father found me and dragged me all the way home. After my education I found myself yearning for adventure so I joined up with a foreign army.

    The Revenants are known to age very slowly, and can live hundreds of years. However, this causes problems when dealing with mortal society as childhood can last 50 years. (It takes 3 years just for the female to carry the fetus to full term.) Like normal Ghouls, drinking real vampire vitae will stop their aging completely. Like vampires, Revenants have Humanity problems, and many have problems passing for normal.

    I was in Mexico in 1863 with the Legion. Our small infantry patrol led by Capitane Danjou numbered 62 soldiers and 3 officers was attacked and besieged by native infantry and cavalry units numbering 3 battalions (2,000 men). We were forced to make a defense in the Hacienda Camerone. Despite the hopelessness of the situation we fought nearly to the last man. Danjou was mortally wounded in the defense of the hacienda, and the last of us mounted a desperate bayonet attack. When we three survivors were asked to surrender, we insisted that the Mexican soldiers allow us safe passage back home, to keep our colours (flag), and escort the body of Danjou. Upon hearing this, the Mexican commander commented, "these are not men, they are devils," and out of respect agreed to our terms.
    Stubborn: (3 Flaw)
    There is conviction of spirit, there is unshakable will, and there is just plain ornery. You fall into the last category. When your mind is made up, or when you are set on doing something, nothing can divert you. For one point, you're set in your ways, but a convincing argument will turn you around. For two points, you're a regular mule, and nothing's likely to change you're opinion short of a catastrophe. For three points, you'll not only defend your conviction to Hell's door, you'll kick it in and argue with the Devil
    In 1879, I worked on a stage line that drove through Tombstone, Arizona. I spent a lot of my monies in a gambling concession known as the Oriental Saloon. I witnessed a gunfight at a corral on October 26; 1881. I described the event to the local press and discovered how my story of a small event was received all across the world. About then I decided it was time to head back to the old world and visit my family.
    Media Ties: (2 pt Merit)

    You have both influences over and contacts in the local media. You can suppress and create news stories (though not always with 100 percent efficiency; journalists are an unruly bunch) and you have access to the files and gossip of the staffs of newspapers and TV stations



    My father was working on an alliance treaty project with three nations Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany. It netted him a lot of financial wealth and prestige and I learned a trick or two under his tutelage. The instability of Europe and the varied alliances caused major powers to develop plans that would guide the military in the event of a war - plans where nothing would be left to chance. These intricate plans included rigid timetables for troop movements and carefully prepared lists of objectives.

    Corporate Ties: (3 pt Merit)

    You have both influences over and contacts in the local corporate community. You understand the dynamics of money in the city and have links with all the major players. In times of need, you can cause all sorts of financial mayhem, and can raise considerable amounts of money (in the form of loans) in a very short period of time

    As my father was away frequently. I stepped in and did my best to fill the family’s duties and obligations to our masters. I was lucky enough to have the blessing of my father’s master who had sent him on the afore mentioned errand. The education I received was the day to day running of a household during 1901 to 1952.
    Steward
    You have studied the art of managing a household and mastered the various intricacies of such a task. You make a serviceable butler, valet, seneschal or major-domo for your domitor. What's more, you keep up with her affairs among the local Kindred, the better to serve her. You can run every aspect of your master's haven if need be, and might be targeted by enemies who would appreciate your knowledge. Of course, should you ever defect; your master will almost certainly make your death or recapture top priority

    The children within these Ghoul Families are born pre-ghouled. They have a set of "Family" Disciplines already in their blood, and can generate a near equivalent of Vampire blood. The individuals of the Ghoul Families are called Revenants. Revenants have a blood pool of 10 points, and regenerate the special blood at a rate of one point a day. For every 100 years they live, their blood pool max increases by one blood point. Vampire vitae can be added to their blood pool in place of their own blood. However, the combination of Vitae and Revenant blood can not exceed the Revenant's normal blood pool size (same as the ghoul's 10 + Stamina rule.)

    Wondering how my old en mo motto was faring I reenlisted and even used my own name. We were trained in the new art of parachuting into combat. My first assignment back was to parachute troops into the perimeter at Dien Bien Phu. The 1st battalion, 3e étrangère, and 5e étrangère both called for and received volunteers. Of course I volunteered. Without a doubt, there have never been braver men than those who volunteered to parachute in the dark of night into the besieged strip of jungle which was under continuous artillery fire from Viet Minh guns. But guts and bravery can not prevail against a vastly superior army operating in their own country. In early May, the Viet Minh rolled up the remnants of the French Army. On May 1, the legionnaires holding the firebase Huguette collapsed when the elite Viet Minh 308th Division (the Iron Division) hit us hard. On May 7, firebase Elaine fell. Later that night, the Viet Minh overran Isabelle and with its fall, the battle of Dien Bien Phu ended.

    The death march to prison camps killed far more of us than the battle had. About sixty percent of the regular troops and legionnaires died in captivity. The Vietnamese have never been known for gracious behavior toward prisoners. The treatment of the legionnaires and other prisoners captured at the conclusion of the battle of Dien Bien Phu was a particular example of cruelty and unnecessarily harsh treatment of a defeated foe. I was tortured and I became mute.
    Mute: (4 pt Flaw)

    Your vocal apparatus does not function, and you cannot speak at all. You can communicate through other means -typically writing or signing.
    Dealing with my own silence I fled to the new world to the country called Canada. Where I have wandered ever since. I have recently found my way to the capital city of the province known as Saskatchewan. Here I have begun to reemerge from my solitude and loneliness when by seemingly a twist of fate I was spotted by Aris.

    Physicals (10):
    Socials (7): Mental (8) :
    Quick OOO Genial O Alert OO
    Dexterous OO Gorgeous OO Disciplined OO
    Energetic O Witty O Insightful OO
    Tenacious OO Intimidating OOO Knowledgeable
    Robust OO

    Abilities:
    Disciplines: Blood pool:
    Brawl OOOOO Celerity OOO OOOOOOOOOOOO
    Dodge OOO Fortitude OOO
    Firearms OOO
    Athletics OOO Meits : Flaws:
    Survival OOO Media Ties Stubborn

    Investigations OO Corporate Ties Mute
    Blind fighting OO
    Medicine OO
    Security OO
    Stealth OO
    Sabbat Lore
    Ghoul Lore
    Drive
    Awareness
    Streetwise


    Negative Traits (5):
    Condescending OO
    Untrustworthy OO
    Callous O
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    Well there is the entire world of darkness forum if that is what you were looking for

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    I was about to point that out but Adam beat me to the punch. I played the d20 WoD which was OK but I never played the original perhaps I may have to do some reading.
    "Hey wich one of you punks stole Dr.Rockso's banana?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark View Post
    I was about to point that out but Adam beat me to the punch. I played the d20 WoD which was OK but I never played the original perhaps I may have to do some reading.
    d20 WoD?

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    IT was done by monte cook. It's his own WOD. Never really looked at it. But from all accounts I heard it wasn't that great. But as I said have no personal point of referance.

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    The above character was from Vampire the Masquarde.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cigamnogard View Post
    d20 WoD?
    Yep like I said I am a big supporter of D20 but those who played both said it lacked the feel of the original.
    "Hey wich one of you punks stole Dr.Rockso's banana?"

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    Did they offer any reasons for the feel?
    --- Merged from Double Post ---
    Here is some samples from my charcater's activities:

    August 20th, 2005
    Dear Naesby,

    I hope this letter finds you in excellent health it has been great to see you come out of your brooding slump – or whatever you were in! It is good to hear you this much after the centuries of wondering. Slade called the other night and sends his thanks for the chocolates.
    I heard that your daughters will be in
    Regina on Tuesday night the 23rd of August for some political convention or other. Hope the meeting goes well. Are they going to meet Eris? Wonder how that will go? – Good luck with that one my dear brother!
    My sincere apologies with what I am about to disclose. Unfortunately, my talks with Monsieur Lobo did not go as well as you had planned. We met time and again over the last couple of months but neither he nor any members of his pack are interested in moving to the New World. So, sorry your plans did not work out that way. Monsieur Lobo did mention that there is a group that lives in nearby Milestone – Ha! Memorable name! That might be interested in ne’r -do well sorts of things. He mentioned that you could try making contact by getting in touch with a man named Renwick – but he advised extreme caution. In all honesty brother it sounds like a fool’s errand to me and I would not advise you to pursue the matter any further. Of course, you will do whatever you want – you always have! - Anything I can help with? Please let me know!
    A certain Mr. Raven came to see just the other day. He mentioned that this master Mr. Knows was sending him abroad. It would seem you have attracted a powerful audience my younger brother - plan well !

    - your favorite older brother,
    Hank Grimaldi

    File # 52-189-7868-001-2005
    ShreckNet File: Grimaldi, Naesby
    August 25, 2005
    N. Grimaldi’s vantage point was high and good. The ridge was full of bush and grassland which his sniper suite blended in perfectly with. The noise of the traffic from the Ring Road did not distract him from his mission. The ridge overlooked the front entrance of a house on Grosvenor Street. N. Grimaldi closed his eyes and repositioned himself so that again his rifle pointed naturally towards his intended target’s direction. He controlled his breathing. He knew the trick to take aim and then close his eyes. Once his eyes opened again his aim would have wandered. He realigned his body until the rifle was pointing precisely, naturally, exactly where his body directed it.
    N. Grimaldi’s shots puffed into the gloomy day and exploded the cranium of the Camarilla’s chief Ghoul in a mist of spray. The hollow tipped bullet had been warded with an anti-Ghoul spell as well as a containing a drop of Assamite blood.
    N. Grimaldi moved took down another Ghoul to the left who was foolishly trying to make out where the shots had come from instead of either prostrating himself or running for cover like the rest of them.
    N. Grimaldi moved to his first fall back location and took aim again...


    File # 52-287-5868-011-2005
    ShreckNet File: Grimaldi, Naesby
    August 26, 2005
    N. Grimaldi investigated a suspected lair on Elgin Road. As he approached the side door two Camarilla Ghouls exited the house. A nondescript male who wore jeans and a t-shirt by the name of Jacob and an attractive female that went by the name Arial who wore all leather.
    N. Grimaldi brought up both his pistols and shot Jacob three times through the chest, point blank, before he could react. Jacob, the first Camarilla Ghoul to die dropped slowly to his knees before falling on his face. The only sounds had been three coughs from the silenced pistols and Jacob making an imprint in the walkway.
    Arial at first was stunned; turned and dashed back into the house. N. Grimaldi followed firing into the house. N. Grimaldi exited the house after turning all the water taps on full. He left both Arial and Jacob corpses in the house. Within several hours the house was flooded and any dug tunnels were collapsed…

    File # 52-682-5868-041-2005
    ShreckNet File: Grimaldi, Naesby
    August 27, 2005
    N. Grimaldi ducked down and crept along the length of the trickling creek in Wascanca Centre. He followed his prey by the fierce light of the afternoon sun which had finally for the first time this week been blazing instead of hiding behind the constant cloud cover.
    Steven knew he had been sent as bait to flush out the enemy Sabbat Ghoul which had been rapidly thinning their Camarilla Ghoul numbers. He led him towards where Rick, Thomas, Terry, and Sebastian were waiting.
    N. Grimaldi could see the enemy, five or more, and they could see him. They opened fire. N. Grimaldi dug his heels into the soft ground for purchase and dove behind a coniferous tree. Five bullets tore into the sap of the tree. N. Grimaldi rolled out from behind the tree and blasted off two shots from his pistols. He continued rolling to cover behind another tree. He got up fired two more shots and dove behind a concrete fountain.
    Steven was horrified at the marksmanship of this Sabbat foe - so far Rick, Thomas, Terry, and Sebastian had all been shot in the head. It was a good thing their shots had alerted the rest of the ambushers in the area. They could regroup and follow this bastard.


    File # 52-682-5868-041-2005
    ShreckNet File: Grimaldi, Naesby
    August 28, 2005
    N. Grimaldi ensured he had lost all trace of his new found “friends”; from the 27th of August. He even went as far as to drive out to several small towns on the outskirts of Regina. He spent a good deal of time at a town named Milestone.
    [Note: N. Grimaldi even lost yours truly for an hour and a half]

    File # 52-682-5868-041-2005
    ShreckNet File: Grimaldi, Naesby
    August 29, 2005
    No notable activities by N. Grimaldi. He trained with other Sabbat Ghouls and spent time reviewing Eris’s defenses.


    Dear Eris,August 29th 2005

    My dearest love I have been very busy this past week and have been sleeping quite a bit at night and wish to apologize for not seeing you as much as I would have liked. I assure you it is in your best interest and I thank you for you being ever so patient with me.
    I have been neglecting my regular sparring with Ryckto's ghouls but I find that the training has paid off and I have been using it almost daily. The lessons that Ryckto has been giving me to increase my potency in a fight have not quite come to fruition but so far – thankfully not been needed. With the shut down of the city I have been spending my days scouting and doing leg work as well as a little bit of this and a little bit of that – again my dear nothing to worry your pretty little head over. As always I want to be ready to protect you.
    Eris! - what I have I been thinking! I have been so busy doing odd jobs here in Regina I almost forgot to inform you that I came up empty handed with the Haiti-project. I did bump into Jean-Louis but we did not manage to communicate very well. He seemed distracted (like he was learning something really monumental) and neither confirmed nor denied that he was the one sending information to you. Question my dear – what is with his head always like that?

    -a
    s always I am ever faithfully yours through twilight and daylight,
    Naesby Grimaldi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearfoot_Adam View Post
    IT was done by monte cook. It's his own WOD. Never really looked at it. But from all accounts I heard it wasn't that great. But as I said have no personal point of referance.
    In my experience...
    d20 Players seamed to like it because it was still very d20 but looser on the magic system. Storyteller Players just went "ick its d20" and ran screaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MortonStromgal View Post
    In my experience...
    d20 Players seamed to like it because it was still very d20 but looser on the magic system. Storyteller Players just went "ick its d20" and ran screaming.
    d20 or rock paper sissors and they ran screaming?

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    Don't get me wrong I for one like D20 system but I did not like WoD in D20 and my players seem to not like it at all. Now when I did AFMBE in D20 it worked fine as did CoC . Deadlands d20 sucked like a black hole and sold it quickly much prefering the orginal.

    I guess what it boils down to each to their own like I said I for one have never played the orginal Vampire the Masqueade but I am giving it some serious thought.
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    I enjoyed it when we 'played' but it seemed to require frequent 'reboots'.

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    I would absolutely love to play a pure game of WoD. As it is, i played a version that was home-brewed beyond recognition.
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