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Offline Shadowz

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #100 on: June 13, 2008, 03:33:33 PM »
*Returns the soft kiss*  don't be thanking me yet,  Mr.T has allowed me to put my thread in Extreme...  were going to have lots and lots of fun!

Then I will be having much to thank you for... I know we both share that same sense of fun!

Offline BentNotBroken

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #101 on: June 13, 2008, 03:37:09 PM »
I love your avatar Shadowz! Very fitting for this story especially! :)

Offline Stevej101

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #102 on: June 13, 2008, 03:59:43 PM »
Sorry I'm late in getting to this thread, going to have to try to catch up after the weekend if you all still need me.  Was not the best day at work for postiness.

Offline BentNotBroken

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #103 on: June 13, 2008, 04:06:46 PM »
Of course we still need you! :)

Offline Stevej101

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #104 on: June 13, 2008, 04:24:23 PM »
OK, I'm going to need a little help with the sheet I think, I lost my books :(

Meg and I were talking in PM with her relaying to GT and this is the concept we had pretty much worked up;

My character (to be named when I can actually come up with one) is one of several generations back, (clan to be determined by need of story teller). He has though much luck and a little of his own trickery managed to secure his place as the prince of the city.

Little escapes his information net and he is pretty much aware of every vampire in the city, making a point of knowing a good deal about any that would be a threat to his position.

Megs' hook,

The girl he takes was more of a random event, he was feeding one night and she stumbled across the scene.  He grabbed her and was about to make her his second course, the fresh blood giving him fire in his eyes, but still, a moment before she became a second corpse in the alley he realized how beautiful she was.  In that moment he gave her the choice, life everlasting as his or a swift death.

Not sure if things have changed since we talked about this before I was out but if this is good to start then maybe a little PM assist for the character sheet if someone with the books would be so kind?

Offline RubySlippersTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #105 on: June 15, 2008, 10:54:59 AM »
My character is not mystically marked for reference its a drink wristband one might get for underage persons that has a "don't mess with her" written on it in a way Kindred would recognize. She has no special ties to the Elder, yet. She doesn't even know the womans name just she is fun to talk to and interesting.


Offline Stevej101

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #106 on: June 16, 2008, 05:43:00 PM »
OK, here is your prince (charming maybe not)

Character Sheet: Gordon Breslin  (SteveJ101)
Clan Ventrue

Abilities:8

Power:  4   Finesse: 4     Resistance: 3

Mental Skills:5

Academics: 3   Crafts: 0     Investigation: 2

Physical Skills:4 +2

Athletics: 1    Combat: 2    Stealth: 3

Social Skills:6 +2

Persuasion:  4 Socialize: 4   Streetwise: 1

Merits:23
Allies: 4
City Status: 6
Haven: 3
Resources: 6
Status (circle of the crone): 4

Disciplines:11
Dominate (clan):5 
Majesty: 4
Resilience (clan):2

Willpower:6
Health:8
Defense:4
Blood:14
Blood Potency: 5 

now all I have to do is find the game   *looks for his thread GPS unit*

Offline The Great Triangle

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #107 on: June 16, 2008, 09:17:31 PM »

Offline RubySlippersTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #108 on: June 16, 2008, 09:31:45 PM »
I'm not sure if its a good idea to have the Prince a player, its kind of unbalancing.

Offline Elohim

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #109 on: June 16, 2008, 09:35:05 PM »
I can understand allowing him a bit more points if your a fan of his RP,  but,  I have to agree A PC prince with 112 EXP points in blood potency alone when every other character is at base power level as...  a bit daunting.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2008, 09:37:22 PM by Seraph »

Offline RubySlippersTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #110 on: June 16, 2008, 09:38:35 PM »
I think having a PC anywhere higher up in the power structure unbalancing even as a sheriff or the like those positions should be earned and role-played to get. If you want to do that why not seperate games one for elders and one for mortals becoming vampires and new vampires.

And I would scrap the goals system its not going to be used by me that often and it seems to make progression far too fast.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2008, 10:05:14 PM by RubySlippers »

Offline The Great Triangle

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #111 on: June 17, 2008, 05:34:03 PM »
I don't really think that fast progression is too much of a problem really.  Vampire the Requiem isn't like Masquerade; the Prince will die like any other dog if he's outnumbered.  His only real asset is his social standing, but that will corrode if he doesn't behave justly.

Additionally, Elder vampires lack specializations, and don't receive xp, due to the Ennui of immortality.  Therefore, it will be quite possible for younger vampires to stand up to them, particularly by outmaneuvering them socially.  Even people high up on the power structure, like the Sheriff, still have to worry about a dark alley and a shallow grave. 

However, I can remove PC elders from the game if you'd like, but I don't think it will be too much of a burden in the nWOD system, at least not if PCs use their xp reserves to recruit allies and generally use their youth well.  And then, there's always diablerie...

Offline BentNotBroken

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #112 on: June 17, 2008, 06:05:07 PM »
HUH?  :o  What language was that? B/c I didn't understand shit! lol

Offline RubySlippersTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #113 on: June 17, 2008, 06:29:44 PM »
No biggy when my mighty blood cult rises in the night and the blades and torches of my hunters stalk the Prince and his supporters all will fall before me. mwhahahahahahahah

just kidding

Offline BentNotBroken

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #114 on: June 17, 2008, 06:37:54 PM »
LOL you crack me up Ruby  ;D

Offline Darthvegeta800

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #115 on: June 18, 2008, 07:07:46 AM »
*nods open-eyed*
Euhm... okay.
I think i got that... kind of.

Offline Stevej101

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #116 on: June 18, 2008, 11:23:52 AM »
Ok, I have a PM from GT explaining some of the problems you are thinking about and I will tell you here as I replied to him.

It is not my intent to have the Prince use his mind control and various powers to rule with an Iron fist.  My main reason for joining is because meggymeg begged so sweetly to come in and be her partner.

The role of the prince, as I see it, will be more political, trying to keep the various factions in some form of order.  Will he use his abilities?  Yes, of course, but he is not going to gather a harem.  He will use them ever so slightly perhaps to sway a decision from someone sitting on the fence.

I have not worked out a full idea of where the politics of the game are starting of for that natter, headed, and a PM or 12 with thoughts from you guys would be cool.

Hell, maybe if we work at it a little we could even make GT have to think as the Storyteller, no reason we could not give him a little challenge as well :D

Anyway, that all I have to say about that, I want to hear from friends and foes of the Prince, let's see if we can not have a good time with this game ok?

Offline RubySlippersTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #117 on: June 18, 2008, 12:09:43 PM »
No biggy my character is likely to avoid the Court and politics her duties lay elsewhere. And stability is a good thing so a war over the throne would really be a bad thing.

Offline The Great Triangle

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #118 on: June 18, 2008, 04:15:38 PM »
The main political struggle in the city will most likely be the Lancea Sanctum trying to avoid being an obscure faction.  The sanctified don't believe in preserving their Humanity, so their actions may end up raising some eyebrows from the other factions. 

It'll really be up to the players, however, whether or not they can really take the risk of letting the sanctum open up more missing persons cases as opposed to the difficulty of fighting the sanctified.  They may lack money, but they have vast herds from their churches and large numbers of deadly warriors. 

I may also decide to throw either a cell of VII or Belial's Brood into the mix to make things more exciting.  Anyone who wants to secretly, (or overtly) work for one of these antisocial secret factions go ahead and PM me. 

Offline RubySlippersTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #119 on: June 19, 2008, 04:04:40 PM »
I added ONS/OFFS to my character sheet, please read them everyone, they are to immediately be applied and since the vampire is now effectively raping my character the scene is over you may FADE TO BLACK or change the Elders interests to be less controlling and we can continue. Or I can drop Edna and do another character where you can write up an elder that would be more suited to softer role-playing aspects. I'm sorry but I won't go where some of you want to with this game I wanted originally a romantic seduction into the darkness with a vampire she loved and who likely was just as interested in her. Even if the blood bond twisted that to something else in the end the food source role was really secondary to the lover, consort and friend aspect she was selected for.

And since I consider the current scene rape its something I don't feel comfortable with at all role-playing it out.


Offline Hanna

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #120 on: June 23, 2008, 06:30:14 AM »
Is this game active and recruiting? I was wondering if i could join up? I will have to find my old books, and will need some help as i haven't played for ages, and even then my friend helped me through most of it, so i didn't get a good grasp of the rules.

Something along the lines of the "Scheming Enforcers" mentioned in the players wanted forum

Offline RubySlippersTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #121 on: June 23, 2008, 07:57:18 AM »
I'm not the Storyteller for the game but we need all the players we can get in my opinion.

Offline Hanna

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #122 on: June 23, 2008, 09:00:46 AM »
Yay ;D

Ill dig out my books and start with the re-learning of the basic rules.  :-\ might take a while

Offline The Great Triangle

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #123 on: June 23, 2008, 03:23:50 PM »
Yep, I'm the ST of the game.  I'm perfectly happy to have another player!   :)   

It would be nice to have another PC working in the city, then I'd pretty much have enough players to start setting up events outside individual storylines.  Are you familiar with the various vampire clans?

Also, of the various political factions, which sounds most interesting to you?  You don't have to be part of the Circle of the Crone to be part of the Prince's government, although he'll consider you less of a threat that way.  (if you keep your head down.) 

Offline BentNotBroken

Re: Vampire the Requiem
« Reply #124 on: June 23, 2008, 03:36:35 PM »
Hey Hanna, welcome to the game :) Where'd you find your avatar pic? It's cute!