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The Elephant In The Chantry

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September 3rd, 2018, 1:00 pm

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Dogbert, August 22nd, 2018, 3:19 am

Straw Feminism, as given to you by nazis

TL;DR: Whenever you find something questionable-to-abhorrent in V5, chances are, it's Rein-Hagen's fault.

Long version:

After the original White Wolf imploded, Mark Rein-Hagen (aka Mark Rein*Hagen aka Mark Reinhagen aka The Dot Meister), author of the original Vampire: The Masquerade, left for eastern Europe where he seemingly lost all humanity points and ended up writing ethno-nationalist propaganda por the Georgia government oriented to racial cleansing.... so when you find THE INFAMOUS "1488" nazi dogwhistle in a playtest document where this man was involved you know it's no coincidence (also, Brujah's compulsion used to be called "triggered" in one of the test documents).

Nowadays, however, you won't find any of that in the finished product... or anywhere else. As part of White Wolf's damage control, they also had Rein-hagen delete over a full year of social media posts. Still, some crap still managed to get past the editor's radar, and from that, House Carna is the most egregious. If White Wolf eventually fixes that crap, I may use reference to Carna in my games, but until then, I refuse to acknowledge the strawman's existence.


P.S: Old Clan Tremere had a habit of embracing Hermetic mages, yes (as in, mages of the Order of Hermes). This was because Tremere Thaumaturgy is based on Hermetic formulae, so they embraced other Hermetics specifically to get new number crunchers to improve their existing formulae (and thus, their blood magic). The Tremere didn't delude themselves, they didn't think they were "doing you a favor," they knew they were ruining you, and they did it for the betterment of the clan.

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