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Fight The Power

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August 27th, 2018, 1:00 pm

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Dogbert, August 14th, 2018, 11:47 pm

Game by Tiers

In V5, the ST first selects in which tier the game is gonna take place

Childer: Only 3 discipline dots.
Neonates: 4 discipline dots, 15 XP. You're assumed to have been a vampire for 10-50 years.
Ancilla: 4 discpline dots, 35 XP. You're assumed to have been a vampire for 50-150 years.

As already mentioned by the comic, the XP in game is rather.... "token awards" for calling it some way, since unless you play daily (which is definitely not the case for this game's target demo), the XP is useless. While I suspect this is by design, so players never leave their designated tier, it would have been better coming clean and flat out saying there was no character advancement outside of Diablerie (it worked for The Dresden Files, which grants no advancement, instead letting you switch trait points from place between adventures in case the character's performance isn't to the player's satisfaction after their baptism by fire).

Fortunately, as far as functionality within my table is concerned, this quirk still falls within my "less than 5 houserules" rule for still liking a system. My table plays twice per month, and my games are usually schedulled to last around six months... so in my case I plan to get considerably more generous for my incoming neonate game (3XP per session so they gather a total of 54XP in the chronicle... considering making that 5XP).


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