One of my D&D players is starting a Vampire The Masquerade LARP, and has asked me to be the Prince as a favour. The Prince is to be a Toreador, but I'm hardly the type for it. Given my build and dress sense, I'm going to look like a vampiric Guy Fieri. What do?
I got into a fight with a drunken hobo wearing that shirt.
>>20220435Was it because of the shirt? Did he TAKE the shirt?
DON'T DO ITGuys from White Wolf always show up as 2000 year old vampires that murder everyone.
Embrace it.Make your Toreador obsession fine cuisine of all sorts. Swear like Gordon Ramsay at anyone who dares belittle it.
>>20220440No, I meant the hobo was wearing that shirt. My clothes are deliberately plain, because I have enough problems with random encounters, without looking ostentatious.
Just be a snob. Look down and everyone else and feign importance and superiority.That's pretty much it.For reference watch Kindred the Embraced and Interview with the Vampire.
>>20220440>>20220451I also tried very hard to not beat him to death right there, wouldn't have been hard, we were by a road, in the middle of the night, and if I hit with everything I've got, I could easily throw him into a car.
>VtM>LARPlolThere is literally nothing you can do to make things much worse, so go with whatever you feel.
>Make your Toreador obsession fine cuisine of all sorts. Swear like Gordon Ramsay at anyone who dares belittle it.Awesome idea and you should go with it. Also remember teh fine balance between not actually being able to enjoy food like befor and the constant growing frustration of that, or perhaps you still do, have a unique ability, or even just a derangement; a delusion, that you still do, and gets irritated that no one else do, that every one else actually find food repulsive (ok, so the character is some what like an old chicago by night one, still a great idea, specially for a prince that can put others in uneasy situations with his obsession of mortal foods).
>>20220446Well, I'm doing this as a favour, so it'd be a dick move to pull out now.>>20220450I like the way you think. Do VtM vampires still eat, or is my "fine cuisine" going to be blood?>>20220456Yeah, I got that much. She asked me to keep in mind a noble NPC that had been harassing their D&D party for awhile.>>20220462Good to know I suppose.
>>20220486No, VtM (and VtR) vampires can't really eat real food. They can try, but they'll just throw it back up in about a half-hour.
>>20220496Oh man, like the Romans. Fucking perfect.
>>20220496Yeah, but the way I see it, a Toreador wouldn't give a flying fuck about that.IT'S ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE and so forth.
Play it straight, take the eat food merit and be snacking on things whenever players come to see your have some on hand
Hipster Toreador? Always looking for art that no one heard of before?Redemption is what - 14th century? I might have more ideas if we were talking modern times...
>>20220496ActuallyEat Food, 1p - You can eat and taste food, although you don't gain any nourishment.They can according to http://wiki.white-wolf.com/worldofdarkness/index.php?title=Merits/Flaws_(Vampire:_The_Masquerade)#Physical_Merits
>>20220512He's bulimic and loves it! Odd, right? But there is more to it, he's also a vampire!!Watch today at 9:30 PM.
>>20220515Redemption ends up shifting to 1999 if you play it long enough. Not that you'd want to; Bloodlines is a way better choice for vidya vampiring.>>20220503If he's a food critic, have him vent his displeasure on a particularly bad meal by throwing it up on the hapless chef's shoes with a snarl, before haranguing him."THIS is how badly you messed up the cordon bleu! It's so indescribably awful I CANNOT EVEN STOMACH IT."
>>20220486>Do VtM vampires still eatThey generally don't. They have an instinctual repulsion to foods, and the mythology is that they are cursed, through Cain, to whom food turned to ash in his mouth. It's not that bad for the Vampires of today, they do find it repulsive, has to pass a willpower test (spend a point) just to hold it down just for a little while, and they have to puke it up eventually as it don't get metabolized.. Unless you're a thin blooded.. (of the14th-15th generation), but then you wouldn't be a prince.So either you still have just an obsession with fine foods, maybe you dont get repulsed by the smell, but still cant actually eat it, and that frustrates you but you're still drawn to it, or you can just tolerate it a little bit mor ethen the avarage vampire, or maybe you actually can gulp it down, if not process it, and some what enjoy a far distant little hint of taste from it - but that should unsettle most vampires, specially the ones hung up on the mythics for your existance, as that points to you not suffering from one of the universal curses as strongly as others.Raise the concept to your friendly Storyteller and throw the idea around between you.
>>20220520And Milk-Fed, 2p - You can stomach fluids other than blood, and draw power from the Laibon warrior drink.
I've been running a VtM LARP for the past four months, and I was Prince for three of them. Just going to warn you now that getting into this 'as a favour' is a fucking terrible idea - being the Prince takes shitloads of time and effort and if the other players know anything about the world they'll all be plotting to dethrone you or fuck you over, so be prepared to either work your butt off to keep the throne, or don't get attached to the character.
>>20220520>>20220535Yeah but there's merits for everything. You shouldn't just pick them with out a strong reason. Sometimes they just makes the character concept less nuanced and less interesting.That said Eat Food (merit with points or just as a character concept; never really any need for a point valued merit) is in there as an option.. But it should be played up and rumored about in the society - as it some how defies the curse after all. That's how you build up possible storylines for the future.
>>20220554I always thought that the prince was quite powerful and had very powerful allies which meant unless you are starting them at high level or throwing xp around like candy then they shouldn't be able mess with the prince for quite a while
>>20220563Well he doesn't need to tell everyone about it but he can eat and he enjoys it which makes sense more than eating it while it is repulsive like it is to most vampires.It is a simple enough thing to put in the backstory and make him seen as slightly strange by his peers but no one can really threaten him yet due to his power / connections
>>20220554That's just the trap you lure yourself into. You don't have to fall for it. The tone of the campaign don't have to be about high court. The presence of the Prince can just be something occational, probably should just be something occational, like a mob boss showing up once or twice or only for the few people on top.The daily buisness should be handled by everyone else that gets titles, they should give reports and so on.. Or even as more of a NPC Prince the Storytellers could handle alot of details about it, hell the story/campaign set could just be mostly played out in a social and political realm that's far removed from the higher circles of power.
>>20220532Brilliant.>>20220520Ah, so I'd need this trait to even TASTE the food? Duely noted, I'll bring it up with the Storyteller.>>20220534Creeping out other vampires with eating sounds promising.>>20220554I'll keep that in mind, thanks.So which of these shirts should Vampire Fieri be wearing tonight?
>>20220571Those powerful allies will be gunning for your position, because in a LARP, they should be played by other people, and other people are jerks. :PAn oversimplification, but still. It happened to me. Not to mention that there's more than one way to dethrone a prince. I spent so much time and energy stopping the Tremere from screwing me over that I fell to an insurrection from a member of my own clan.
>>20220580>Well he doesn't need to tell everyone about it but he can eat and he enjoys it which makes sense more than eating it while it is repulsive like it is to most vampires.But that would rob you of some incredible roleplaying moments for Prince player as well as the players that interacts with him at the restaurant surounded by foods.LARPing is about making a scene, and entertaining each other, giving each other moments to play out ones character. I play my character to entertain everyone else prescent, and so do every one else, or atleast they should try to. That's when LARPing becomes good.
>>20220563well he's a food obsessed Prince, maybe he ate his way to the top?>>20220601Not forgetting of course the Prince WILL offer people food, get upset if they refuse it, get upset if they don't look like they enjoyed it; after all this is finest cuisine!
>>20220587I guess the issue there is that the LARP I run includes 40+ people, so there's no real way to avoid the high political side of things. But you're right, in a smaller LARP, that's a good work-around.
>>20220589Well personally I think the one in the left suits but the one in the middle is fucking repulsive to look at and would be the perfect thing to start with.>>20220594Ah but that's why you don't have an active hand in things but you instead play them off against each other.I always remember this because the prince doesn't just get there by being easily beaten is what I got from the rule book so even should another high ranking vampire be in the position to threaten his grip there will be a dozen more below him looking to his position and many on his level looking to stop him from taking power because they want to.I suppose it all matters how the others play their characters but in my experience for someone to dethrone a prince requires a long term plan, screwing everyone on your level to prevent them from interfering and then having the backup and plot to get the prince himself which should be massively hard
>>20220601Yes but having the prince seemingly enjoying a meal, being mad when someone refuses or doesn't enjoy it gives that scene quite well.A guy eating and hating it but continuing will just come across as crazy.Now if you do >>20220532 and throw up on the chef it sets up a nice scene I thought
>>20220632Are you seriously suggesting that he should intentionally vomit on someone in a LARP?
>>20220620Maybe I was a terrible Prince, then. Unfortunately, I was honourable as all hell, and the Primogen council voted me out after one of my own clan assassinated the Ventrue Primogen and took his place on the council. Now I'm playing a bartender Kindred who gives no shits. A lot more fun, really. Plus I can drink and play.
>>20220610I'm told that Nosferatu manipulated and assassinated the previous Prince, who was a Tremere. They've been banned from the vicinity since. My character is apparently an unpopular choice, and viewed as weak. My first job is to discipline a Brujah who sired without my permission, I'm told.That's a nice touch with the offering of food, I'll remember that.>>20220620Yeah, the horrible one was my first choice. I'll stick on a black undershirt with it, a dog-chain, some tacky wrist accessories, and a pair of sunglasses to finish up. Slick my hair back rather than spike it, because it's not really cut for spiking at the moment.
>Not forgetting of course the Prince WILL offer people food, get upset if they refuse it, get upset if they don't look like they enjoyed it; after all this is finest cuisine!Exactly, and if you can't hold it down (one willpower point) then you'll get some bad reputation from the harpies.>>20220611>I guess the issue there is that the LARP I run includes 40+ people, so there's no real way to avoid the high political side of things.Numbers has nothing to do with it, it's rather a matter of were the storytellers puts the tone and theme of the story. Meeting the Prince could be a once in a blue moon thing, or it could be a steady fixture, all depending on how you chose to construct the initial social and political playground.But yes, having the Prince as a some what constant presence is probably the norm - just to tempting for people (storytellers) to avoid.40+ people is a smaller LARP in my eyes. DOn't think I've been to a ongoing MET LARP with less then 100+ people signed up for it (they've all turned to shit at one point or another on account of weak willed storytellers and nepotism, some lasted a fair while though befor getting there).
>>20220571All the princes "allies" usually either want his spot, or want him to keep it only so they don't have someone else take it. Being a prince in a city sucks, all the responsiblity plus everyone hates/envies you. You are prime bitch. Now usually only some of the most powerful stay prince, but in LARPs, they don't usually have the political nuances that actually keep a prince in power.>>20220589If you are a connoisseur of an underappreciated art, then you should go with the shirt that most offends fashion, the right one. If you character merely is as he is and doesn't care about what others think, the middle left, and if you feel like your character doesn't want to offend, the middle right is the best of 4 bad choices.
>>20220646No but maybe spit the food out or RP it
>>20220654Fair enough. I've never LARPed with anybody but actors, though - and in order to satisfy them, courtly politics -has- to be the focus. At least, that's what they all told me when I put the game together.
>>20220589Palm trees all the way.
I played a weakblooded caitiff detective once.Tailed a Nosferatu and followed him to a bar that happened to be an Elysium that night.I went up to the barkeeper and ordered water.All heads turned to me in shock.After questioning me how I got here I told them to cooperate as I was observing the nossi."Wait ... you got here ... following him?""Yeah, pretty much."A few elysiums later I became a Scourge.
>>20220659I actually missed that there were two in the middle although I think it was pretty clear which I meant>>20220620I meant the middle left one just to be clearerAnd yeah the prince is normally there only as long as he can play his subordinates off against each other which can be hard to role play.
Hope that the players that roleplay their repulsion to the food and your actions of eating and enjoying it gets rewarded though. It's after all to easy just to pop a WP and play it off like nothing, and far more interesting to actually fight the repulsion visibly for everyone to enjoy, or even botch it entierly and earn the Princes displeasure.
>>20220697Ah ha! Though if the Prince purposely feeds them terrible food he can determine who are the true followers of his art are, if they all eat without saying a word or even going so far to say it was good?! Minced beef in banana sauce, GOOD!!?
Don't kid yourself OP.It's going to suck.WoD and Vampire in particular has a terrible fanbase.Vampire live seems to especially draw the most horrible people.I played for 2 years but just couldn't stand it anymore at some point.Elders wearing tacticool combat vests, cat ears and toy guns, a prince that headbangs to manowar, horrible obese people getting mad about minor details yet roleplay like ass, annoying people that become eve more annyoing because they play malkavians and think they just drew the wildcard for acting like a retard ...It's sad ...
>>20220740Ah you just have to ruin it for the playerbase as much as they ruin it for you. I find that WoD Vampire attracts gothic types who suck on each other with a wanton abandon as if a Vampire setting is a free for all reason for them to wear black, complain about life and suck on each others necks like someone was about to shine the divine light of God on them at any moment and break them out of their rut. Therefore, as Prince you have the tools and capacity to ruin their fun that would otherwise be unavaliable to you as a lesser member of society; If you are going to drink, drink out of a glass, you don't drink fine wines straight from the bottle.
>>20220682A posse of Archons comes to town to weed out some apparent Sabbat threat. After some time they call out for a mandatory blood testing and everyone present gets tested.Eventually it's my turn, apparently last, and my little gray, boring, unobtrusive little mouse of a ventrue more or less get dragged infront of the big bad Archon and gets tested, not looking to happy about the treatment. No Sabbat threat detected in my blood, nor should there.But as they finish the little mouse squeaks out a disgruntled; "Who watches the watcher?", after all they say they're Archons, and clearly no one there is a Sabbat, so how do we know that they have not been infiltrated, that the tester (a tremere mind you) aint one?I ask if he refuses to let me perform the ritual on him, he's baffled that I know of it even more so that I even know blood magic, he do not refuse, I perform it with a bith or a irritated grumpy muttering, nod in approval that he's not sabbat and go back to my little corner still muttering about this young ones and their bad manners (yeah, I was old, my sire was boarder line methuselah, and no one expected that boring little mouse of an accountant to be one of the most powerfull and knowledgable vampires in the LARP).Also got attacked by a group of Brujah Anarchists and their Ghouls. Domination possesed the strongest of them, beat them all the fuck up, carried my own body into the Elysium, had the bastard proclaim his own guilty actions and then woke the fuck up to grumble and mutter about my ruined suit.
the RP in LARP stands for role playPLAY A ROLEit doesn't matter if you're not the type
>>20220740Everything generally comes down to the Storytellers (or narrator or whatever they're called now) and if they have the back bone to say "hell no" and stear the missguided individuals back into the fold and reestablish the right tone to the game.It generally all comes down to the storytellers. It's not that hard to grab a palyer, sit down with them, and explain what works and what don't. Everything has to be agreed on with the storytellers any way when it comes to character concepts, and they can always, and should, just tell players that their behaviour is not appropriate and tell them to change, or leave.
>>20220826Except in a LARP, the storyteller cannot oversee everything. A pair of dedicated players, who don't want to just be throwaways, can fuck an entire game up. Been there, done it. Just me and a friend at a con ruined an entire LARP and made them start instituting a no pickup players poilicy due to us just fucking things up. We played within the rules of the game and made it interesting, far more so then the plot the storytellers tried to push on us. Players enjoyed the derail, if they actually played with us, but all the people running the story, and being the star players of their plot, hated us. Hell, we had to resort to improper use of employee elevators to move around the hotel, they were hunting us so bad.Don't kid yourself, in a LARP, the ST has nowhere near the control he has at a tabletop.
We've had wonderfull one night freeform WoD LARP experiments were we where just handed a character concept on a little card and did our best to play them out.Having my kid brother with me for one such event was awesome, he's never LARPed in his life befor and now he got put in the role of being the number one contender to the recently apointed Archbishop, and the leader of a prominent Sabbat pack (which we were the members of. The adrenalin rush he was having from quite scary possition of going up agains veteran LARPers (the Archbishop), but he handled it great. We ended up facing up against the Archbishop in the end, making a great scene and pooling our backstabbing undercuitting deals for one last powergrab befor the night was over (we failed, but it was a great scene and my brothers hand was shaking like leaves from the rush of it). My point being - the greatest reward in a LARP is entertaining everyone else by playing your character, your role, as well as possible - being an actor in the play and having rewarding performances. Loss of a character only means you get the oppertunity to explore a new role.
>>20220874They set and uphold the tone, and theme of the game. Sure anyone can ruin anything, but a ST can just say "yeah, no thanks, you're not a part of it any more" but for some fucking reason they rarely have the back bones to stand up to people, not even to sit down and in a diplomatic manner talk it over.I've been brought in by people to WoD LARPs to save the LARP, to be that back bone, to be the one to put teh foot down, and to point out that the emperor is indeed naked, and to put the elements that use their out of game contacts (nepotism) and whatever hierarchical standing they have with in the hobby culture to fuck it over for other players in their personal powertrips.Course they can't cobver everything, but they have instincts, you pick up on things and feel were you're needed and even if something egst fucked up, resolve the issue and improvise, you're a storyteller after all.
Well, I'm off into town to meet up with the ST prior to the session. If it ends up being particularly amusing I'll post how it goes later tonight.
>>20220936No. Just no. LARPs are far more collaberative projects. I've run a couple and played in a few. ST can only herd, the people have to move. They determine the success, ST can just give them the best tools or sit back and watch what happens and pray. Here are some basic rules about the hazards of LARPing.1. Any LARP will have more players then the story requires2. Players will try to do something fun if nothing is provided, what is fun for them, may not be fun for all.3. A pissed off player, just pisses other people off. Unless your game is about pissed off people, it just fucks the whole thing.4. Throwing one player out, will alienate others. As more people get alienated, the more likely you are going to piss one of them off. Then see above.With a tabletop, you can take the time to explain why you are being a dick ST, in LARP you have to wait until after the game, and by then it may be too late.
>>20220462>There is literally nothing you can do to make things much worse, so go with whatever you feel.I heavily disagree. You can ALWAYS make things worse!
>>20221006I haven't found that to be true. In my 20 years of experience I've found people quite easy to handle (always a few exceptions here and there), as long as you actually do step up and confront them about it, and when talked too they understand and shape the fuck up or agree that maybe they shouldn't return untill thay have a beter idea of what they want to do (and you keep that dialog going if they so wish). Sure there's one or two bad apples but you generally know fairly early who that will be and stop that befor it gets to out of hand. Just be open about things and people generally understands and agrees.Then again I'm Swedish and LARPers in general here have a lot of experience with the more freeform format of our LARPing mentality, which makes for a good strong base for newer arivals to emulate and get inspired by.
...that feel when I can't find any functioning Vampire LARPs in my country. I only know five people who even know what VtM is, and two of them hate it, the other three are in my group.
Played an Undercover Hunter one time in a LARP...shit was some of the hardest I've ever pulled off in real life or not.Only our two story tellers knew, and I killed off a Prince and three advisers by magically trapping them in a home-built freezer.It was funny watching from an open doorway (for emergency/fire escape reasons) as they continually failed to rip the heavy door open and the storyteller monotoning "You may now only move by hobbling". Two of them were younger (16~) players and they were absolutely mortified that they were slowly being frozen.The Prince players just stared at be through that doorway as his physically stronger lackey continually failed to open up the door. It was an amazing feeling for an amazing (1 and a half months between putting the plan into action and the event) amount of time invested.
Hmm.Do we have a Prince of /tg/?
>>20221473Hint: there is no functioning Vampire LARP here
>>20221703What LARP is there?
>>20221731you mean what people mean as larp here or what kind of larps one can find here or what the fuck is on the picture?
>>20221776The first and third.
Thank you /tg/. Threads like this are why I love you.
>>20221779it's a pic from a vampire live, a sabbat one IIRCabout what people mean as larp here?Mostly fantasy ones where people play in the forest, dressed in funny cloths and hitting each other while pretending to be someone else. Also, drinking.and there are a "few" people who think that vampire lives ar the best thing ever. Notice that they call it vampire live not LARP. Because LARPs (which are the fantasy things in the forest only as far as they concerned)are clearly a lesser form of role playing BECAUSE there are no weapons in a vampire live.Of course there are a few other viewpoints but those are the main ones
>>20220651> My first job is to discipline a Brujah who sired without my permission, I'm told.Oh, that canny bastard. That's the opening of one of the vidya games, isn't it? And you play as the sire in question?
A toreador is a vampire that it's batshit crazy about beauty, but they need not to be beautiful themselves, y' know?In fact an ugly toreador that climbed his way using guile, verbosity and whatever (except backstabbing, that's too old) can be a very interesting character. Use manners and powers and respect to BE regal, but try to look as commoner as possible. You're the prince! You're powerful enough to let other play politics! You define that shit!Like the ugly guy in every school that somehow bangs all the hot chicks. I'd play.
>>20221854It's the opening of VTMB, but OP is playing the Prince, not the sire who's about to get beheaded.
>>20221906No, the player is the one sired.
Hanging around prior to the session beginning. So far I've heard;> THAT'S your costume?> Jesus Christ he's an Appearance 1 Toreador> Why do you have seven dots in Brewing/Distilling?> Oh my god you've actually statted a TV chef.> With his own line of kitchen utensils?I've arranged to have a pizza delivered during the council meeting.
HI, I'M GUY FIERI AND WE'RE ROLLING OUT, SEARCHING FOR THE NATION'S GREATEST DUNGEONS, DRAGONS AND DIVES>ON THIS EPISODE OF DUNGEONS, DRAGONS, AND DIVES>A LITTLE PLACE SERVIN' UP ALL-NATURAL ARCTIC ELVEN DISHES...IN THE UNDERDARK!>A FUNKY JOINT IN CALIMPORT, COMBINING HOME-STYLE ORKISH FOOD WITH A DWARVISH TWIST>AND A CLASSIC HUMAN TAVERN, SERVING UP EVERYTHING FROM ABOLETHS TO YRTHAKS>THAT'S ALL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW>ON DUNGEONS, DRAGONS, AND DIVES
>>20222110Why is this such an interesting idea?
>>20221972Excellent. Now be a horrible conniving bastard and remind everyone why you're the Prince around here. You don't need to be some Toreador sparklepire to get shit done.
>>20222138Because you haven't realized that the majority of the peasantry are simply trying to get by on bland diets and perpetually struggling to ensure that food, regardless of what it may be, is on the table.And that some douchebag wandering the countryside for the finest taverns that don't give you food poisoning would really be a concept that would be exclusively appealing to the nobility and thus would be views as the nobility flaunting their wealth and free time in the labouring man's face.I'm not saying that every fantasy environment is poverty stricken. I am saying however, that much of it is and we don't talk about it in our adventures.
You sir, are awesome. Just don't forget to get shit done. You are the goddamn fucking prince and you are the leader of this city.Goddamit, this is delicious, what did you put in this, cilantro? FUCK. You motherfuckers are missing out.
>>20222138Fantasy and food are common interests around here.
>>20222290fa/tg/uys and all
>>20221972That's just absolutely gorge-ous!
GUYS, I'M BACK.So, when I got there, I was told that I was 6th generation, and as such could have up to 7 dots in things, and as many dots as I liked. But I kept in mind that I was supposed to be pretty crappy. I put seven dots in;STAMINA, because I'm FATCAROUSE, because I was told that I LOVE TO PARTYBREWING/DISTILLING, for obvious reasonsCELERITY, because I thought it would be fucking hilarious to be super-fast but also a big fucking fat-assI also took a fairly high-level of blacksmithing so I could make my own line of kitchen utensils. I took shit-tons of arts and history knowledge, because I'm old as fuck, but made a point of not taking anything actually useful. I took good levels of Fame, Herd and Resources to reflect PRINCE and LOCAL TV CELEBRITY. Reasonable scores in Auspex and Presence, because they're Clan standards, apparently.I actually played it pretty passively for this first session, as most of the other players had been playing various games and campaigns set in our area for some time now. My Prince had been in a few of them as an NPC, though he'd never been fleshed out before now. This was the first LARP, however. So I wanted to give everyone else a chance to do their thing while I got a handle on them.
The first person I was introduced to was another Toreador, my favourite childe. She seemed to be playing a more typical example of the clan. As a happy coincidence, she was a wine taster. Probably why I sired her.Then I was introduced to the attending members of the council. Two smartly-dressed guys in suits. One of them was a Tremere, so I introduced him to people as "my wizard". Apparently these guys had put me into power because I was a good sock-puppet/figurehead.Then there were all the "anarchists", who were exclusively female. Brujah mostly, with some independents in there too. I was told that they were anti-me because I was just a figurehead. I made a point to whine about this when I could, citing that they "don't even know meeeee".There were also a bunch of miscellaneous guys hanging around. They were mostly extremely eccentric and dressed in black winter coats. Oh, and this one lovely couple from the 80s. I talked about Adam Ant with them.
Almost as soon as the event started, which I'd called together because I like to keeps tabs on people and also to party, the anarchists all ran off and hid upstairs. So "my wizard" took the opportunity to take me to my office to discuss IMPORTANT MATTERS with me. Naturally I brought my childe with me, to his distaste.So we had a talk about the anarchists siring a childe or whatever without "my" consent and approval. I mostly played things massively flighty or disinterested. Some nutter in fatigues knocked on my office door to complain that some really smelly blind vampire was causing a fuss, and to ask if he could hose him down. I told him no.Then my childe, who had been socialising on my behalf with my guests while I attended to business, turned up to complain that this smelly guy had touched her. Oh, and that he'd also threatened my life.Then my pizza arrived, which I had brought up to my office. I then derailed the conversation to spend ten minutes talking about how Americans have really bastardised some foods over the years, but I really love what they've done with pizza. I waxed lyrical about the herbs used, and the excellent spread and placement of pepperoni.
>>20225531You should look at Level 6 Presence and Level 6 and 7 Celerity powers. They each have their own names and different stuff. It's stuff like Presence 6: Love (you enforce love on someone) or stuff like 'You always miss me when I expend for this power' for Celerity.
So I told my Assamite assassin to keep an eye on my childe while she socialised with my guests, and discussed this new matter with the council. After a few minutes of achieving nothing because I was being crap, we were interupted by my assassin, who told me that my childe had gone missing. I told him to go and fucking find her then. So he went off to do that, and went missing himself.My wizard started going on about how the "anti-Prince" anarchists were behind this. Turns out there was like 300 years of bad blood between him and their leader. Sure enough, after not too long she showed up and started asking if I was missing anything. My two council members basically interposed themselves between me and the Brujah. Not to protect me, but to speak for me.Well, fuck THAT. I was pissed that these anarchists would mess with my shit just because they had a beef with my council. I didn't give a shit about that, just that they'd taken my favourite childe. So I was all like "Yo, fuck this innuendo bullshit, you've got my childe, so you obviously want something. Let's discuss this rationally," making a point to address the Brujah directly rather than put it past my council. She quickly cottoned on that I wasn't too happy being a well-known sock-puppet, and appealed to that, saying that we should discuss it without the council speaking for me, because I WAS THE PRINCE."THAT'S RIGHT," I said, "I AM," and told the two council members to leave us to it. They protested a bit, then the room turned pitch-black, magically or something. So I just went FUCK THIS BUSINESS and took the Brujah to another room while MY WIZARD fixed that shit. They protested me going alone again, but I told them IT'S FINE, GUY, I'M THE PRINCE.
So I spent about ten minutes whining to this Brujah about how I was a totally cool guy, and that even when you're immortal life is too short for this bullshit. If they wanted to sire a dude, they should've just asked because I probably would've been cool with it or at the very least just not given a shit. I whined about how I'd invited them to my party as an olive-branch, and they'd turned that around and kidnapped my favourite childe. And that wasn't COOL, yo. I agreed to let the Brujah keep their childe, because all I gave a shit about was my own childe. You know, to make it clear that I would put my petulant, childish needs over the agenda of the council. And that I didn't care about their 300 years of petty squabbling so long as it didn't interfere with me or my parties.
I spent a good chunk of the rest of the evening in my office, so that other people could come and INTERACT WITH THE PRINCE. I'm usually a FOREVER-GM, so I was more thinking along the lines of making an NPC available for players rather than actually playing myself.I made sure that whenever someone entered my office they caught me reading this.
>>20221703He looks so depressingly like a flabby pale version of myself.
>>20225531>>20225669>>20225829>>20226032>>20226146>>20226213Godly. Did people seem to enjoy it?
I'd been under the impression that I was here as an NPC as a favour to my friend, especially given that I'd been told to make a character without limitations. However, apparently this was not the case, according to the ST. As such, I should really have my own agendas and shit, rather than waiting for input from her.So I went and spent a half-hour talking about STEAK to people who hadn't eaten anything in over 500 years.
WHAT IS A LARP?A MISRERABLE LITTLE PILE OF SECRETS!BUT ENOUGH TALK! HAVE AT YOU!
>>20226306"Oh my God, dude.This steak.Just. Oh my God.You know?"And that's when you begin pointing and laughing.
>>20226296Totally. They seemed to like what I did with the vague concept I was given, and especially that I went unconventional with my Toreador. A lot of people broke character laughing at me, especially when they caught me reading the book.>>20226347Yeah, that was pretty much how I talked. I went on about "Chicago-style" steaks for a bit.So yeah, from here I need to work out what my goals are for the NEXT session. I've a couple of thoughts.>I'm pissed off at the Tremere guys for this sock-puppet thing, now that it's caused problems for me and my childe.>I'm pissed off at the Brujah for involving me and my childe in their shit with the Tremere.>Maybe being viewed as a figurehead isn't a good thing.>It was pointed out to me that I've been Prince sine '73. I pointed out that next year I'll have been ruling for 40 years, and that I have seven dots in PARTY HARD.Whatcha think, /tg/?
>>20226506Huge party, put on a mammoth spread, maybe stage a coup, then lay out the dessert.Did your childe ever get released?
It all sounds like it was glorious.. or, well, a success none the less. Awesome! Glad it worked out and that you enjoyed yourself as well,a nd thanks for the update!
>>20226506i think that this is pretty damn awesome
>>20226506IT DEMANDS A FEAST!!!
>>20226506I'm thinking shishkebabs. Steak on a stake, bro.
>>20226612Yeah, like straight away, unharmed. I think the anarchists caught onto how self-serving I was, so once they'd gotten what they wanted they didn't fuck about. She was wibbling about how pretty one of them was for like an hour afterwards, and looking for her. Normally I'd worry about that sort of thing, but she's fascinated by anyone of appearance 4 or more. Of note, that includes her own reflection.>>20226639>>20226648>>20226705
>>20226705I hope you get back at the Anarchss and your councilor.They underestimate the capabilities their prince has, I guess.
>>20226900Yeah, I was thinking that maybe a show of force/capability could be a good idea next session. But on the other hand, being underestimated is pretty cool too. It means I can bust out some surprising shit if push comes to shove.
>>20227009Oh yeah, you are right.Would be very funny if you got some trick like a room of FLAMING ARROWS or some such whcih you can dodge with your celerity and bloodpool of you-know-how-high in the end and theire chins just drop.
This is my favorite thread in weeks, and I'm tempted to run a WoD game just so I can put Guy in it.
>>20227097I keep imagining Guy punching someones face in and then popping a cheezy catch phrase.
>>20227132>The white haired guide bit into the woman's neck, his horrible fangs tearing through her flesh. Ardent ecstasy embraced them both, the woman moaning and writhing as if overtaken by the pleasures of intimacy, and the sickening creature known as Guy suckled upon her neck as if the ambrosia of the gods was spouting forth from it.>Abruptly he dropped her to the floor, taking care to lick her wounds to seal them. He gave me a chilling, bloodstain grinned and flashed the rock on sign. "Thats money right there," he said, "killer.">I've never been able to bring myself to watch another vampire feed since.
>>20227009Well you know what I think, just be sure to keep your hands clean, it could get in the way of the massive spread for your anniversary; Which I am sure you cooked up yourself as a TV Chef.
i think it is very nice to see that somebody has , hopefully, so much fun in a Larp and seeing how this idea was created/evolved here is wonderfull.>>20227194Awesome.
>>20227009Did you get your assamite back as well? Also, have your wizard cook up something to get back at the Brujah. I get the feeling your character lets himself be a puppet, because then he doesn't have to do the hard work himself.
>>20227272Yeah, but I'm kind of mad at him for not protecting my childe very well. In my eyes, he failed me. I don't think I like him. Good call on the other stuff, though. That is kind of how I played him, and the Tremere would probably be up for something like that.
>>20227132Back in Flanders where the mutton's served hot, we had a phrase, "Guttentag". And then you hit them with this: http://www.liebaart.org/goeden_e.htm
the most exquisite oinos, dude, use your history knowledge and ritual to alter it secretly.WITH YOUR BLOOD."If you don't party hard, you ain't in my party!"
I am laughing hard enough my sides are aching. Good times, good times. Please keep us up to date on the adventures of Vampire Guy Fieri
>>20227965Why is it all fat gourmet vampires delight us so?
>>20228132There are more fat gourmet vampires?
>>20227058What if he declared that for his anniversary as prince, not only would there be a massive feast, but also entertainment, in which any vampire can make a demonstration of some sort of talent or skill, and those who perform well can sit at the prince's table and recieve tokens of his favor. The trick is that he goes up and outclasses everybody with celerity tricks, and the 'tokens' are just hand cooked meals they have to eat, or risk incurring his wrath.
>>20228418Mr. Bombardini - http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/11950118/#11951352
>>20228551The Camarilla typically frowns upon big festivals with masquerade-breaking as their core theme.>>20220446Wait, seriously? Did this really happen? Tell me, please.
>>20228418Look up the NWoD Ventrue Bloodline, the Macellarius. Gigundus fat cannibal vampires who gain the weight that they eat, and gain more as they age. The at least get a cool benefit though, in the form of attributes, skills and fucking Disciplines from the flesh they consume.
>>20220651>I'm told that Nosferatu manipulated and assassinated the previous Prince, who was a Tremere. They've been banned from the vicinity since. My character is apparently an unpopular choice, and viewed as weak. My first job is to discipline a Brujah who sired without my permission, I'm told.Go full on Mr. Blonde and recreate this scene. Chair, bindings, razor, rubber ear, Stealer's Wheel on a the record player...The whole deal. And ENJOY it. You got to look like you're ENJOYING it.
>>20228606Since when do humans get invited to elysium?
>>20228843When they're carrying pizza.
>>20228567Oh shit, I forgot about Mr. Bombardini! Such a great character.
>>20228894For shame.Vampire Guy Fieri, Reference Mr. Bombardini.
>>20228949Jesus Christ, I'm glad the group I joined isn't nearly as bad as Mr Bombardini's. Nowhere near as bad. They were a pretty fun bunch, all things considered.