[World of Darkness Rulebook, pg 165-166: The “stake through the heart rules” have changed.
These rules begin on page 165, but all of your changes are on page 166. Replace the first full paragraph on page 166 (just above “Armor”) with the following:] To stake an opponent, an attacker must target the heart. Wielded in hand, a stake calls for a Strength + Weaponry roll. Fired from some kind of projection device or thrown, a stake demands a Dexterity + Firearms or Athletics roll. The damage your character inflicts is lethal but must also be sufficiently high to pierce muscle, bone and organ. All totaled, efforts to stake a resisting target are at a –3 dice penalty; an exceptional success must be scored to strike all the way to the heart. If an ordinary success is achieved, damage is done, but not enough in the proper spot to have any special effect on a monstrous target. [World of Darkness Rulebook pg 169: The old staking rules are referenced in the footnotes to the table on this page. Replace the “**” entry with the following:] ** Crossbows require three turns to reload. A character may use a crossbow to attempt to stake a creature with a targeted shot (–3 penalty; an exceptional success is required to successfully stake a target). [World of Darkness Rulebook pg 170: In the Melee Weapons Chart’s “Stake” entry, remove the asterisks from the “Type” column, and insert the following in the “Special” field for the Stake:] Stake through the heart*** (p. 165) [World of Darkness Rulebook pg 170: One more time — the Melee Weapons Chart contains a staking footnote that needs to be changed. Replace what’s there with this:] *** The attacker must target the heart (–3 penalty) and achieve an exceptional success on the attack. [[BEGIN VAMPIRE CHANGES]] [V:tR pg 65-66: The complete text of the following entries needs to be relocated under the “Rituals and Observances” text that’s there now: <b>The Coils of the Dragon <b>Finding the Wyrm’s Nests <b>Following the Dragon’s Tail <b> Honoring the Mentor
[V:tR pg 103: Replace the first paragraph following the Status example (near the top of the right column) with the following paragraph (“Dread Gaze” has been replaced with “Mesmerize” in this paragraph):] Status does not add to dice pools predicated on supernatural powers. For example, a Prince’s City Status is not added to a dice pool for use of his Mesmerize power. [V:tR pg 106: Clarifying a sentence for the sake of Masquerade players making assumptions about the new game. In the paragraph marked “Appearance,” make the following change to the sentence beginning “Due to…” Appear becomes seem.] Due to their clan weakness, they must always be wary of just how bestial they seem to others, and some especially old (or angry) Gangrel learn some amount of Obfuscate to avoid potentially disastrous situations. [ V:tR pg 120: Replace the second sentence of the first paragraph at the top of the right column with the following (the phrase “+ Blood Potency” is added)] Intelligence + Empathy + Auspex is rolled versus the subject’s Composure + Blood Potency in a contested action. [V:tR pg. 128: Remove the last sentence of the “Possession” entry, just above “Majesty,” which reads:] IF this power is turned on a vampire with whom the user has a blood tie (see p. 162), a +2 bonus applies. [V:tR pg. 146: The last paragraph of the “Vitae Reliquary” ritual is changed. Replace what is there with what should be and, lo, let it be.] Offering: The vessel of infusion itself is the offering, and must be something the caster can lift with one hand. The offering crumbles to dust after the last Vitae is removed. Prior to that point, the item functions as it normally would (a knife may still be used to attack, a book may still be read). [V:tR pg. 127: The Dice Pool needs to be changed for The Forgetful Mind. Replace what’s there with the following:] Dice Pool: Wits + Persuasion + Dominate – Resolve [V:tR pg. 135: The Dice Pool needs to be changed for Mortal Fear. Replace what’s there with the following:]
Dice Pool: Presence + Intimidation + Nightmare – subject’s Composure (The Nosferatu clan weakness does not apply to the Discipline user’s roll.) [V:tR pg. 139-140: Clarifying the Shape of the Beast power. Replace the paragraph running from page 139 to 140 with the following paragraph:] While she is in animal form, a vampire can use any Discipline in her repertoire except for Theban Sorcery, Crúac and Dominate (which becomes impossible when one is trying to bark and yip commands). Each form conveys a separate host of benefits due to its form: As a wolf, the vampire’s claws and teeth inflict lethal damage and add a +1 bonus to attack pools, Speed is doubled, Size becomes 4, and two bonus dice are added to any Wits + Composure rolls to be aware of events that happen in the wolf’s environment. As a bat, the vampire’s Strength and Size become 1, but he can fly at a Speed of 20 (plus five more per dot of Vigor activated), three dice are added to all hearing-based rolls, and Defense increases by two. Adjust the vampire’s Health to reflect the Size of the new form. [V:tR pg. 153: The Dice Pool needs to be changed under Veridical Tongue. Replace what’s there with the following:] Dice Pool: Presence + Subterfuge + Majesty – subject’s Composure [V:tR pg. 165: The text of the second paragraph in the left column (above the sidebar) is changed. Here’s the paragraph in its entirety:] In most cases the vessel doesn’t resist, as the ecstasy of the Kiss overwhelms the shock the Kindred places on the mortal’s system. This depends on the environment, however. A vessel seduced or even surprised and subjected to the Kiss may lose herself in it, while a foe bitten in combat (or even one who feels threatened or otherwise at risk) does not yield to pleasure just because the Kiss feels good. Players of mortals and other living victims who wish to resist the Kiss must succeed on a Resolve + Composure roll, with a –5 dice penalty imposed by the supernatural power of the Kiss. Vampires are immune to the Kiss of other Kindred, know exactly what’s going on and can fight back. [V:tR pg. 165: The “Vampire’s Bite” sidebar. Replace the second paragraph of the sidebar with the following:] If a vampire wishes to feed from a foe in combat, he goes about the procedure as normal, except a vampire’s bite causes lethal damage, not bashing. Instead of biting to inflict damage, however, a vampire may choose to consume Vitae that turn. In this case, the vampire inflicts harm through blood loss: one point of lethal damage. [V:tR pg. 165: The 80 percent figure is incorrect, I guess. Replace the sentence in the middle of the right column (beginning “For example, a Kinred would have to consume…”) with the following sentence:]
For example, a Kindred would have to consume an amount roughly equal to 86 percent of the blood in a human body to glean a single point of Vitae if the blood in question was stored. [V:tR pg. 176: The rules for voluntary torpor have changed a bit. I’ve tried to keep them about the same length, though. Replace the two paragraphs in the right column of page 176 that correspond with those below with those below:] Voluntary torpor lasts at least as long as the base duration set by the character’s Humanity. At the end of that time, the character can choose to wake up with a successful Resolve + Composure roll. The player may choose not to make the roll at all and let the character continue to sleep for another increment of time. If the player fails the roll, the character remains in torpor for another increment, and so on. Example: Scratch finds himself on Prince Maxwell's shit list and decides to lay low for a while, seeking refuge in voluntary torpor. His Humanity is 4, so he spends at least one year in torpor. After that first year, Scratch’s player decides not to make the roll to awaken, so Scratch lays torpid for another year. After the second year, Scratch's player rolls Resolve + Composure but fails to achieve any successes. Scratch remains torpid for another year, at which point the player succeeds on the roll and Scratch is free to rise. [V:tR, pg. 176-177: The staking rules have changed. The following paragraph replaces the last paragraph on page 176 (and continuing onto 177).] Driving a stake through a vampire’s heart is extraordinarily difficult. The feat requires a melee or ranged attack with the stake. In combat, the attacker suffers a –3 dice penalty to strike so precisely and an exceptional success is required to actually thrust through the vampire’s body and into the heart. The staked vampire immediately collapses into torpor, appearing stone dead for all that a mortal can tell. [V:tR pg. 249-250: Clarifying some rules of Cachexy. The “Dice Pool” paragraph of the Contaminate power is changed. Replace the first sentence of that paragraph with the following:] Dice Pool: No roll is required to activate this power, but a roll may be necessary to touch the target (see p. 157 of the World of Darkness Rulebook. [Continuing from above, on page 250, the following must be added to the end of the last paragraph which used to be just on sentence:] The range of this power is 10 yards per dot of the Morbus’ Stamina. Victims who escape the range continue to suffer for the remainder of the power’s established duration.
[V:tR pg. 287: Baron Cimitiere should have Humanity: 5, due to his 5 dots of Crùac (if you care).] Humanity: 5 [Credits Page and Throughout: Do a find/replace in your copy of the manuscript. Replace “Justin” with “Stinky”, “Achilli” with “Jones”, “will” with “William”, and “supernatural” with “gol’ damn lucky.” Thank you.] This document is copyright White Wolf Publishing. All rights reserved.