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18th Jan '18 6:52:52 PM Sally777
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* How could Vandal be using [[spoiler:Lily]] as a "donor" at the blood bank? Being a vampire, she wouldn't be capable of producing blood.

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* How could Vandal be using [[spoiler:Lily]] as a "donor" at the blood bank? Being a vampire, she wouldn't be capable of producing blood.blood.
** This idea might be worthy of FridgeHorror. Maybe she wasn't staying to simply donate. She was being restrained, fed and then drained of her blood. Vandal probably has a good idea of how the blood bond works, and that Vampire blood could be used to replace normal human blood. He could be using [[spoiler:Lily's]] blood to give people blood transfusions, making them become addicted to her and thus be willing to come back. Essentially, he's making it so that there will always be people willing to give blood so he can make a killing off of vampires.
5th Jan '18 2:02:16 PM Wyvern76
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*** Very few people, especially those who have moved around a lot, have perfectly identifiable accents. This goes doubly when it comes to languages not native to the speaker. Figuring out someone who has never left Birmingham is from Birmingham by accent alone is one thing, but try figuring out the accent of a Frenchman who learned English from a German teacher at a school in Belgium, listens to British audiobooks and watches American TV.

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*** Very few people, especially those who have moved around a lot, have perfectly identifiable accents. This goes doubly when it comes to languages not native to the speaker. Figuring out someone who has never left Birmingham is from Birmingham by accent alone is one thing, but try figuring out the accent of a Frenchman who learned English from a German teacher at a school in Belgium, listens to British audiobooks and watches American TV.TV.
* How could Vandal be using [[spoiler:Lily]] as a "donor" at the blood bank? Being a vampire, she wouldn't be capable of producing blood.
6th Oct '17 1:47:31 AM Mooncalf
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* The chess metaphors you're mailed from "a friend" tend to make even more sense if you actually know more than just the basic rules. LaCroix as the white king seems straightforward enough, but consider that the king, despite its critical importance to the game, is extremely weak and vulnerable, and relies on the other pieces to protect it... just like how LaCroix relies on everyone else to play along with his game, and will go down without a fight unless you side with him. Grout is the bishop - technically important and useful under the right circumstances, but also limited in scope and just as useful as a sacrifice. As a Primogen, he's nominally important to the Camarilla hierarchy, but as an insane Malkavian he's unreliable and useless, and very few would miss him, making him a prime subject for trap bait. Finally, the fledgeling as the pawn - commonly acknowledged as the weakest piece, with limited movement and ability; disposable, replaceable, forgettable. But if a pawn manages to survive long enough to cross the whole board, they can become any piece they want to be, and is deep inside enemy territory when that happens. Just like how the fledgeling, at the end of the game, will have a wide spread of powers, abilities, weapons and contacts, and is in a prime position to win the game for any side that they choose to favor. [[spoiler:Also, note that "become any piece they want to be" includes ''enemy pieces'', which is a very questionable gambit, but has actually been part of some winning chess strategies.]]
24th Sep '17 3:14:18 PM timotaka
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* Why does Grout take so long to develop the madness of his clan? Answer, he doesn't. Later mentions of hearing voices are separate to his true insanity, which is his "infatuation with reason" as he puts it.

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* Why does Grout take so long to develop the madness of his clan? Answer, he doesn't. Later mentions of hearing voices are separate to his true insanity, which is his "infatuation with reason" as he puts it. A less charitable description would be a sociopath who grows increasingly more cold and clinical in his thinking while distancing himself from emotions.
20th May '17 3:15:46 PM nombretomado
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* VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines. As in many western [=RPG=]s, there is a Haggle skill that can get you better prices in stores. But what use is haggling in modern-day America, where prices are fixed? It seems silly until you realise that every single "store" in the game is one where haggling would logically be permitted. You buy things from a pawn shop and out of the back of a truck. Even the petrol station's gear is being sold "unofficially" by one of the employees.

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* VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines. As in many western [=RPG=]s, there is a Haggle skill that can get you better prices in stores. But what use is haggling in modern-day America, where prices are fixed? It seems silly until you realise that every single "store" in the game is one where haggling would logically be permitted. You buy things from a pawn shop and out of the back of a truck. Even the petrol station's gear is being sold "unofficially" by one of the employees.
24th Mar '17 12:54:36 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** Also, in several rants, he makes reference to "The Great Worm" under the city, and "worms stripping the foulness from the skull of the earth." Well, werewolves already featured in the game, so perhaps the [{EldritchAbomination Wyrm]] as well...

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** Also, in several rants, he makes reference to "The Great Worm" under the city, and "worms stripping the foulness from the skull of the earth." Well, werewolves are already featured in the game, so perhaps the [{EldritchAbomination [[EldritchAbomination Wyrm]] as well...
24th Mar '17 12:32:53 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* Most of the time, the crazy street preacher in Santa Monica just spits out rather generic-sounding demands that passersby repent in their last hours. However, every now and again, he'll remark "The bones of your ancestors will rise up and reclaim the flesh that they leant their sorry progeny!" In most of the legends concerning Gehenna, the apocalypse is supposed to kick off with the Antediluvians awakening and devouring the younger generations of their clan.
** Also, in several rants, he makes reference to "The Great Worm" under the city, and "worms stripping the foulness from the skull of the earth." Well, werewolves already featured in the game, so perhaps the [{EldritchAbomination Wyrm]] as well...
8th Nov '16 10:15:12 AM dlchen145
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* The game makes a huge deal out of maintaining the Masquerade, to the point that when you accrue enough violations your game is immediately over. How, then, does that explain the Sheriff's Chiropteran form on top of Venture Tower? That's clearly a MASSIVE Masquerade violation, well in the view of several hundred people in adjacent buildings at least. But think about it. [[JudgeJuryandExecutioner Who punishes Masquerade violations?]] [[HangingJudge Prince LaCroix]]. [[SuicideMission Who has been trying to kill you the entire game?]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Prince LaCroix]]. [[OhCrap Whose office are you a few steps away from?]] [[DirtyCoward Prince LaCroix]]. With the Ventrue being one of the weakest clans in combat and you being a certifiable BadAss, he's so frightened of you that he's willing to sanction this enormous violation rather than risk having to face you in person since he knows he'll die if that happens.

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* The game makes a huge deal out of maintaining the Masquerade, to the point that when you accrue enough violations your game is immediately over. How, then, does that explain the Sheriff's Chiropteran form on top of Venture Tower? That's clearly a MASSIVE Masquerade violation, well in the view of several hundred people in adjacent buildings at least. But think about it. [[JudgeJuryandExecutioner Who punishes Masquerade violations?]] [[HangingJudge Prince LaCroix]]. [[SuicideMission Who has been trying to kill you the entire game?]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Prince LaCroix]]. [[OhCrap Whose office are you a few steps away from?]] [[DirtyCoward Prince LaCroix]]. With the Ventrue being one of the weakest clans in combat and you being a certifiable BadAss, badass, he's so frightened of you that he's willing to sanction this enormous violation rather than risk having to face you in person since he knows he'll die if that happens.
30th Aug '16 3:51:10 PM Lujo
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* The Elisabeth Dane, a ship where the Ankharan Sarcophagus was discovered had all it's crew slaughtered before the rest of the plot happened. The endings in which you discover what is in the sarcophagus seem to come out of nowhere unless you remember that [[spoiler: Jack used to be a pirate.]] Yes, that, turns out to have been an actual hint.
8th Aug '16 8:55:25 AM NoSpoilerz
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* While the were-shark quest may seem to come out of nowhere, by the book canon, it is surprisingly through and plausible. The wereshark is a Same-Bito, a hengeyokai variant of the Rokea (weresharks). Same-Bito, unlike regulr rokea, have taken time to try and adapt to the life on the surface. Hengeyokai also are far more likely to deal with Kuei-Jin on neutral terms, unlike western shifters and kindred.

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* While the were-shark quest may seem to come out of nowhere, by the book canon, it is surprisingly through and plausible. The wereshark is a Same-Bito, a hengeyokai variant of the Rokea (weresharks). Same-Bito, unlike regulr regular rokea, have taken time to try and adapt to the life on the surface. Hengeyokai also are far more likely to deal with Kuei-Jin on neutral terms, unlike western shifters and kindred.
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