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Sects largely divide along ideological disputes surrounding the distribution of power among vampires, the role of vampires in the human world, and the ancient myths that allegedly explain the origins and purpose of vampires.
An important means of social distinction among vampires in this setting is through age. Younger vampires wanting respect and power must prove themselves to their elders.
While ambition can provide a degree of upward mobility among immortals, oftentimes respect comes to those who can prove they can survive.
Vampires organize and divide themselves politically and ideologically into sects which form governing structure for undead societies.
Laws and norms concerning the place of vampires within the mortal world, feeding, the treatment of vessels, vampiric morality, secrecy, feeding grounds, Gehenna and the distribution of power form the basis of these divisions.
The two major sects are the Camarilla and the Sabbat, but there are other sects as well, such as the Inconnu or the Anarchs. A sect is something a character may choose in-game, though this decision is often chosen for them by their Sire.
Defection to one side or the other is possible, but come with great risk, as much of what motivates the Jyhad are the ideological differences between the Camarilla and the Sabbat.
The Masquerade offers the players the opportunity to play in a politically diverse world in which sects rule over all of vampire society. While many factions and sub-sects exist in the game, the main focus is the conflict between the Camarilla, the Sabbat and the Anarchs.
A vampire who rejects all associations with any sect and clan is known as "Autarkis". The Laibon, called Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom by Western Kindred, are not so much a sect as a cultural group bound together loosely by a powerful spiritual bond to the land and the people of Africa.
The Kindred of the East , while sharing some superficial similarity to the western Kindred, are actually an entirely different variety of supernatural being.
It is widely accepted that there are thirteen clans with thirteen founders, though not all of them are technically Antediluvian. Some clan founders, such as Giovanni or Tremere, usurped their position via Diablerie.
Clans may have a social or political component to them, but a clan is not something a character chooses; it is something they are Embraced into.
Those without a clan are known as Caitiff, and are considered outsiders. The Masquerade introduces the use of 13 clans or major bloodlines in the game.
Through the back story of the game, Antediluvians started a war among themselves, called the Jyhad , and use their clansmen to fight this war for them.
Each Clan and Bloodline has a unique set of powers called Disciplines, and their own set of weaknesses, also unique to that particular branch of vampire.
For example, Toreador within the Sabbat style themselves Toreador antitribu. Some are so different that they are considered different bloodlines manifesting different Disciplines, weaknesses or even a different name.
Lasombra outside the Sabbat are considered antitribu while the Tzimisce outside the Sabbat are referred to as Old Clan. A Sabbat offshoot of the Followers of Set is known as the Serpents of the Light, and have rejected both the clan founder and his Egyptian origin, in favor of the cultural trappings of Caribbean voodoo.
Bloodlines, on the other hand, either cannot trace their lineage to an Antediluvian founder or are too little in number to be considered a major player in the Jyhad.
Some Bloodlines are considered to be offshoots of existing clans. All bloodlines are treated as exceptionally rare in the game, leaving most of the interactions and story lines centered around the clans.
The Masquerade was ranked 6th in the reader poll of Arcane magazine to determine the 50 most popular roleplaying games of all time.
With a good group, though, it can be an immensely interesting and thought-provoking game, and one of the most effective horror RPGs around.
Despite its tendency to take itself a little seriously, Vampire: The Masquerade has a great deal to offer the more mature and serious gamer.
The game was inducted into the Origins Awards Hall of Fame in The original version was superseded by a second edition in , and a revised edition in The Masquerade game line was discontinued in , at which point it was superseded by Vampire: On March 17, , White Wolf announced the 20th Anniversary Edition, which was published during the Grand Masquerade event in New Orleans on September 15—17, , released to the attendees.
Customers not attending The Grand Masquerade were offered a limited time preorder option. The 20th Anniversary Edition officially revived Vampire: A 5th edition of Vampire: The Masquerade is scheduled for release in early The Apocalypse , Mage: The Ascension , Wraith: The Oblivion , Changeling: The Dreaming , Hunter: The Reckoning , Mummy: The Resurrection , Kindred of the East , and Demon: Although it is an entirely new game, rather than a continuation of the old, it uses many elements of the old game, including certain clan and discipline names and an updated version of the Storyteller rules system.
At the White Wolf Camarilla meeting in October it was decided to re-support this game system both in the official Camarilla fan club and outside to Table Top players.
The Masquerade books and gradually adding more as they were ready for print. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Close the box, then open it and grab the armor from the box again. If done properly, the statistics attached to the armor will increase.
Do this over and over again for extremely powerful armor. Unfortunately, if done, your dexterity will be decreased.
At The Asylumin Santa Monica, you can dance with the other vampires and ghouls. After 5 or 10 minutes, your humanity will regenerate a point.
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