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Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2016, 04:08:44 PM »
One thing I will note when I have the thread up, for those who don't know me well, is that constructive criticism is more than welcome.  I paid someone hundreds of dollars to look through my novel and find all the stuff, and I'm still not 100% on if the name I plan to use is any good or not.

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2016, 05:25:49 PM »
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=249624.0

I have a ways to go before it'll have a strong city feel, but at least the basics, and setting down a place for people to give feedback.

Offline wander

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2016, 05:57:44 PM »
I want to make sure I'm doing freeby points right...

For example... Would I pay 2 freebies for a 2pt Background (as it's stated it's 1 freeby per dot), or by per dot is it done like 1 freeby for 1 dot, then 2 freebys for the 2nd, in an escalating cost manner, meaning it costs 3 freebies for 2pts in a Background?

EDIT: What also would the ruling be on an Anarch character?
« Last Edit: May 20, 2016, 05:59:35 PM by wander »

Offline Orange Marmalade

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2016, 06:11:50 PM »
I want to make sure I'm doing freeby points right...

For example... Would I pay 2 freebies for a 2pt Background (as it's stated it's 1 freeby per dot), or by per dot is it done like 1 freeby for 1 dot, then 2 freebys for the 2nd, in an escalating cost manner, meaning it costs 3 freebies for 2pts in a Background?

EDIT: What also would the ruling be on an Anarch character?

Freebies are 'flat' fees, so to speak. So the cost is always the cost, regardless of going level 1 to 2, or 8 to 9. So in your case 2 freebie points gets you 2 dots towards whatever Background, regardless of its level.

Offline wander

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2016, 06:15:43 PM »
Cheers OM, that's helped greatly with character building... I spent a load of freebs on abilities, I was debating if I had room for an extra Discipline dot or not.  ;D

I'm really digging the options the Giovanni have presently, due to the ghosts/shadowland stuff... I am a big Wraith fan after all. I'm not saying I'll be going Giovanni, just saying they're pretty interesting to me. :)

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2016, 06:23:04 PM »
I know that Followers of Set and Lasombra will go Camarilla sometimes and that Tzimisce never do.  Someone will have to check for me regarding the other three Independent clans.

Also, you can be secretly Anarch sympathetic, but you should really be Camarilla at start.

Offline Blythe

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2016, 08:57:51 PM »
Just inquiring, Andy, since there are sometimes Merits & Flaws I really like from the Revised edition and one Clanbook--would you be willing to consider allowing Merits or Flaws not mentioned in the V20 book if we ran them by you first for your approval?

Is totes fine if the answer is no, but I wanted to ask!

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2016, 08:59:14 PM »
Hmmm...I think I'll allow them from the Camarilla clans on a case by case basis.

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Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2016, 09:05:43 PM »
Oddly enough, that story I'm writing has a Tzimisce working for the Camarlla, although her reasons for doing so are....unique, shall we say.  My point is, while in most, probably nearly all cases, such a thing would be unheard of, it might not be as impossible as you make it sound.  ;D

That said, I'm leaning towards Toreador myself, and after glancing at this book you provided me Andy, I couldn't help but laugh at some of the Stereotype quotes from each of the clans lol.  Anyway, I do have one question.  How in the hell are we going to get our character sheets posted here exactly?

Offline Orange Marmalade

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2016, 09:20:07 PM »
Oddly enough, that story I'm writing has a Tzimisce working for the Camarlla, although her reasons for doing so are....unique, shall we say.  My point is, while in most, probably nearly all cases, such a thing would be unheard of, it might not be as impossible as you make it sound.  ;D

Nothing is impossible, very true. The rules from most GMs for that is simply because the Camarilla isn't the Camarilla when half the players are playing Sabbat clans or similar :) Plus in canon it pretty much almost never happens outside of very powerful elders, because anyone smaller simply gets killed.

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Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2016, 09:33:45 PM »
The character I've been building up is swaying to Clan Tremere now, at default 13th generation.

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Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2016, 09:42:02 PM »
I'm having a hell of a time deciding on my Nature and Demeanor lol.  I know kinda what I want, but I'm not sure how to classify it I guess.  She's a writer, leaning more on the intellectual side.  My stats so far are pretty even with the most points in Social, Mental, and Physical, in that order.  She's no fighter but she can get her hands dirty and be okay with that.  Her thing though is being seen, being noticed, and while she's not manipulative as so many Toreador are, but she's not stupid either.  She's probably the 'noblest' bloodsucker you're come across is what I'm going for, just not sure how to put that into Nature and Demeanor I guess.

Offline wander

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2016, 12:56:27 AM »
I found it tough myself and I may end up changing mine, I'm currently tweaking Flaws atm.

I recommend to pick one for your Demeanour that fits more how you'd roleplay her. Then your Nature is the mechanic based stat, so you should decide that based partly what they're like behind closed doors and how you want her to reclaim Willpower.

Vague and you probably know that already, but hopefully it can help you decide more. :)

Offline LordRod

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2016, 03:47:38 PM »
Sounds like we are in char building mode already.  I'll get to work.

Offline wander

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2016, 03:53:50 PM »
I'm pretty much completed with my Tremere vampire now.

Just doing final tweaks, mainly checking if the Nature and Demeanour still fit the stats I've laid out now. Also pondering on the 'Deep Sleeper' flaw or the Tremere's 'Arcane Curse' at 1pt for their final Flaw.

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Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2016, 04:02:00 PM »
I still got a shit ton to do on my Toreador.

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Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2016, 12:31:17 AM »
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Offline Blythe

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2016, 12:44:26 AM »
I'm nowhere near ready to build a character; I'm most likely going wait to see what else Andy'll work on in World Building first. (Read a bit of it, which is looking good so far!)

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Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2016, 11:36:28 AM »
I've made a Tremere who's like a kind of hipster son of old money that happens to be an infernalist. Gave him Thaumaturgy 2 in the Path of Corruption, because elliquiy!  :D Kinda happy to use Dominate with commands like 'Strip!' or 'Suck!'  ;D

I very nearly went with a Bi-Polar Malkavian, though their Disciplines are not ones that fit my playstyle too well and as great as it would be to write them, the inevitable manic Frenzies and how unused I am to Malkavians would mean they'd probably not see too many nights...  ::)

So instead I went with the corrupting Tremere who may aid others with his Thaumaturgy to help with those nasty trust issues the Tremere seem to face... Also I like their relationships with blood bonds...

Props to the Gentleman Gamer's Guide to Vampires videos on youtube, that really helped me nail down the details of the character and make them someone that hopefully won't be completely destroyed on his first visit to a larger gathering...  ::)

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2016, 06:46:02 PM »
Got a few more locations up.  If anyone has requests, let me know.

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Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2016, 06:51:41 PM »
Um...I don't see anything added Andy.

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Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2016, 06:56:46 PM »
Lol it's cool, it happens.  ;D

Offline LordRod

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2016, 07:46:37 AM »
So, do you want charas at this point? Char concepts? Anything?

Offline AndyZTopic starter

Re: Vampire: the Masquerade Sandbox Interest Check
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2016, 01:51:42 PM »
Right now I'm trying to set up the setting, so if there's anything that people would particularly like in that regard, it would help to either offer suggestions or request information.

For example, if you plan on going for Keeper of Elysium and have a brilliant idea for an Elysium, by all means post it up in the World Building thread.

Sorry I'm slowing down, everyone...