Hunting Rules

In this server, players hunt using single dice rolls, and then are able to narrate their hunts if they so choose.
The dice pools and Difficulties are variable, depending on the conditions under which they are hunting.


Rolling to Hunt

In order to hunt, visit the #dice channel and roll the appropiate dice and difficulty.
The roll is a summation of your hunting efforts for the night, which may in some cases include aquiring blood from several sources.

If you succeed you may extract Blood Points equal to the number of successes.
If you botch, are a fledgling new to hunting, or your character currently has less Blood Points than [7 - Self-Control/Instincts] a Storyteller must narrate the scene.

Risks

You may take 1-2 Blood Points safely- Any more will harm your victim, which may make you subject to a degeneration check. A human has up to 10 Blood Points.

BPT Medical Attention? Effect
1 Uneccesary Negligible effect
2 Maybe Slight dizziness
3 Advised Cool skin, restlessness and increased heart rate
4 Definitely Accelerated heart rate, confusion and sweating
5 Immediately Lethargy, fast breathing, extreme heartbeat and coma. Imminent death.
6+ Morgue Already dying.

An adult human has up to 10 Blood Points. The blood of animals is not as nourishing as the blood of humans. Though an animal may physically have a greater volume of blood than a man, vampires draw less sustenance from it. Hence, animals have fewer blood points, even if they have more blood. See the table in the hidden block below for reference.

You may chose to spread your hunt out over multiple sources, but doing so increases the risk of your hunting being discovered.

Backgrounds

The Fame and Domain Backgrounds reduce difficulties of hunting rolls by one per dot (to a minimum of 3), while the Herd Background adds one die per dot in the Background (so long as one’s herd could conceivably be in the area).

Hunting using this system may only be done once per night.


Ambush

Stamina + Athletics

  • Success means you chase down and subdue your target.
  • Failure means you cannot find someone to feed on.
  • Botching means your target escapes. Authorities may intervene.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 9
Inner City 7
Santa Monica 8
Hollywood 9
Outskirts 8

Blood Thief

Wits + Larceny

  • Success means you procure a dead source of blood, such as blood bags or a fresh corpse. You may never gain more than 2 BP with this method.
  • Failure means you cannot find a source of blood.
  • Botching means you are caught attempting to procure blood. Authorities may intervene.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 10
Inner City 9
Santa Monica 7
Hollywood 8
Outskirts 7

Feral Hunter

Perception + Survival

  • Success means you find an animal to feed from. You may never gain more than 2 BP with this method.
  • Failure means you cannot find an animal to feed from.
  • Botching means your target is able to fight you off.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 10
Inner City 9
Santa Monica 9
Hollywood 10
Outskirts 5

Harassment

Intelligence + Intimidation

  • Success means you coerce your target into submission.
  • Failure means your target is not coerced.
  • Botching means your target escapes your harassment. Authorities may intervene.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 8
Inner City 7
Santa Monica 8
Hollywood 9
Outskirts 6

Opportunistic Predator

Wits + Alertness

  • Success means you find a good target of opportunity.
  • Failure means you cannot find someone to feed on.
  • Botching means you are caught attempting to feed, breaching the Masquerade. Authorities may intervene.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 8
Inner City 6
Santa Monica 8
Hollywood 7
Outskirts 8

Seduction

Appearance + Subterfuge

  • Success means you successfully seduce your target.
  • Failure means your target is not seduced, and does not allow you to feed.
  • Botching repulses your target. The humiliation of rejection may require a Frenzy check. Two or more Botches may make your target alert the authorities.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 6
Inner City 7
Santa Monica 7
Hollywood 5
Outskirts 9

Smooth Talker

Charisma + Empathy

  • Success means you successfully persuade your target to go somewhere alone with you.
  • Failure means your target is not persuaded.
  • Botching means your target thinks you're dangerous or unhinged. Authorities may intervene.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 7
Inner City 6
Santa Monica 8
Hollywood 6
Outskirts 8

Stalking

Dexterity + Stealth

  • Success means you to feed without detection or alerting your target.
  • Failure means you cannot find someone to feed on.
  • Botching means people are alerted to your attempt. Authorities may intervene.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 9
Inner City 8
Santa Monica 8
Hollywood 8
Outskirts 8

Unhinged Monster

Strength + Brawl

  • Success means you beat your target into submission. Degeneration checks may be required.
  • Failure means you cannot find someone to feed on.
  • Botching means your target is able to fight you off. Authorities will intervene.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 8
Inner City 6
Santa Monica 7
Hollywood 8
Outskirts 5

Vitae Dealer

Manipulation + Subterfuge

Note: You may only use this method if you have at least one dot in Resources.

  • Success means you manage to purchase a blood bag. You may never gain more BP than your dots in Resources.
  • Failure means you cannot find a source of blood.
  • Botching means your vendor thinks you're dangerous or unhinged. Authorities may intervene.
Location Difficulty
Downtown 8
Inner City 7
Santa Monica 7
Hollywood 7
Outskirts 10

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