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New Flaws II


by: Xavier Lev-Argonne

A Legacy Article from Sanguinus Curae



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Clumsy (2 pt. Physical Flaw)
You are a klutz, and continuously stumble over yourself, drop things, fall over, etc. Whether this is chopped up to uneven legs or an inner-ear problem, all Dexterity-based rolls are made at a +2 difficulty.

Embarrassed (3 pt. Social Flaw)
While attending some kind of special Kindred function - Elysium, for example, or perhaps even a small conclave - you became a laughing stock for any number of reasons. Whatever the nature of your embarrassment is, you've made an ass out of yourself, and no one's going to let that slip by. You are at a +1 difficulty on all Social rolls with anyone who heard of your shortcoming(s) and a +2 Social roll difficulty with anyone who was actually present. At the Storyteller's discretion, you may lose a point or two of Status, depending on the exact nature of the incident (particular favorites including falling down a rather large length of stairs or having your pants pulled down by a sadistic 'friend').

Slated for Punishment (3-6 pt. Social Flaw)
The Prince of your city has slated you for punishment for having violated one of his strictly enforced taboos. The exact nature of this Flaw depends on how many points you invest in it: three may indicate that you killed a valuable member of society, such as the local editor of the newspaper or even the mayor, whereas six may be assaulting another Kindred within Elysium. In any case, you are still to be punished; though this also depends on the nature of your crime. You may end up having your blood donated to the local Tremere chantry, or may simply have your fingers cut off and be forced to regrow them. Even after you are punished, you are still at a +1 difficulty on Social rolls with other Camarilla vampires in your city, and +3 when conferring with members of the local Kindred hierarchy. You must be a Camarilla vampire to purchase this flaw.

Former Lupine Addict (4 pt. Physical Flaw)
You have tasted Lupine blood so many times that it has left permanent scars on your mind. You suffer from a +1 difficulty to resist frenzy, due to the extraordinarily potent nature of Lupine vitae. Additionally, like Lupines, you are somewhat paranoid; you are at a +1 difficulty on all Social rolls involving Kindred or Kine that you do not completely trust. At the Storyteller's discretion, you may have to make a Self-Control roll the next time you are presented with the opportunity to partake of Lupine vitae.

Fascist (6 pt. Mental Flaw)
You disdain a certain breed of vampires, and will go out of your way to do as much harm to them as possible. Whether it is a large and well-known clan, such as the Toreador, or a tiny and rare bloodline, such as Kiasyd, you are completely biased against them. When you discover a member of the clan, you must make a Self-Control roll (difficulty 7) or lapse into frenzy and kill your target. Additionally, you cannot stand to be in their presence; you must make Willpower roll (difficulty 7) to remain in the vicinity with your enemy or flee in a terrible rage. Even further, if you end up in a social situation with one, such as Elysium, Social difficulties are increased by +3 due to your undying hatred.