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Since you asked about my old Streetfighter game, I shall share. I always ran it as very character driven. Within the basic structure of going to martial arts tournaments and fighting bad guys on the side of that, I always tried to fit the action into the motivations of the pcs. One of my players was effectively a black Johny Kage, so I had Shadowloo poking around a movie studio and brainwashing actors. One of my players was a fox hybrid, so I had her targeted by a hate group.


See, those are the kinds of games that I like to run and play. I've seen too many GMs completely disregard the backstories of their PCs, when there's usually so much potential play to be had there. That Wendigo back there had a backstory where the Technocracy had captured him while he was recovering after stopping a serial killer who happened to be a Black Spiral Dancer. He broke out and started running from the Technocracy, he made it all the way to Arizona after four or five adventures, and then the rest of that serial killer's pack and all of their inbred, psychotic kinfolk showed up to either recruit the Wendigo, avenge their packmate's death with his blood, or both. Ben didn't see it coming. emoticon

(That was a fun adventure. The Etherite tried to seduce her way out of the Black Spiral Dancer warrens at one point, and she had the Appearance and Charisma to do it. "Okay, Cat. Roll the dice." *she did* "The good news? They don't want to kill you anymore." "YES!" "The bad news? Now they want to use you for breeding stock." "NOOO!" emoticon )

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Anyways, I suppose I qualify for My Name is Inigo Montoya and Stop Saying That!, due to a villain my little brother used to use, who after hunting him for most of a campaign, the guy cornered my bard and impaled him. Said bard used his acting skills to play dead until the guy was down the street (thankfully in a ruined city without much of a population) and then the wand of fireballs came out.


Nice one! Did your bard survive? emoticon

Also, even though your bard might not have earned it, you did prod me into thinking of another good Achievement....


Image I'm Taking You With Me!
In any roleplaying game, die in a suicidal maneuver which also kills an archenemy, an enemy leader or a significant portion of an enemy force.


Also:

Image What Do We Do?
In any spacefaring RPG, successfully lure an enemy vessel into collision with a celestial body.


Enjoy! emoticon

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I have accomplished at least two achievements. I can hear my spouse in my head telling me to stop wasting my life away and make some money...

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That is a trick question, is it not? Tzimisce Antitribu do not exist. They are all members of the Sabbat.


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That is a trick question, is it not? Tzimisce Antitribu do not exist. They are all members of the Sabbat.


That's what the Sabbat wants you to believe. Good thing Clanbook: Tzimisce is there to set you straight. emoticon

(Plus, Old Clan Tzimisce still exists. Like the Tzimisce Antitribu, they're Independent. And they're still mighty ticked off at the current Clan Tzimisce for giving them the boot like they did.)

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Anti-Anti-Antediluvian
That is a trick question, is it not? Tzimisce Antitribu do not exist. They are all members of the Sabbat.


That's what the Sabbat wants you to believe. Good thing Clanbook: Tzimisce is there to set you straight. emoticon

(Plus, Old Clan Tzimisce still exists. Like the Tzimisce Antitribu, they're Independent. And they're still mighty ticked off at the current Clan Tzimisce for giving them the boot like they did.)

I find that a bit hard to believe. Lasombra Antitribu usually hide as Ventrue or Malkavian (depending on their state of mind), and they are the best and most cunning survivalists. But Tzimisce with Viccissitude who usually become alien after several decades pose a masquerade problem, plus they stand out in the crowd.
Well, I guess they can pose as Gangrel or Nosferatu.

Tzimisce have a special place in my heart. One guy in my old group was a sick bastard. His Tzimisce character a castrated transie boy who was embraced at the age of 12. Yes! The character was a minor and an effeminate. We let him play Baali at the second session because none of us wanted to see that sick character ever again. And the player, may he burn in hell for all eternity for scarring me for life).



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Image Chair Potato
Play a continuous 8-hour tabletop session.

Back in the days, this was the lenght of a NORMAL session.


Image All-Nighter
Play a continuous tabletop session from sunset to sunrise.

At least twice. Then I put three chairs next to each other and slept there cause the couch was taken.


Image Dice of Doom
During any game, roll three Natural 1's in a row with a d20.

The DM took pity on me and my character didn't die but I would never have played it again even if it wasn't a 1-shot. He was cursed!


Image Meet the Robinsons
Play a character from a non-standard humanoid race in any Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

Back in 2nd, I played a bullywug and called him Jean. Inspired from Breath of Fire 2.

I also played a dragon using Draconomicon in a 1-shot high-level 3.5 game.


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I find that a bit hard to believe.


Clanbook: Tzimisce is out there, both 2nd and 3rd editions (though 3rd goes into a bit more detail about the Antitribu and the Old Clan). Look it up.

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Lasombra Antitribu usually hide as Ventrue or Malkavian (depending on their state of mind), and they are the best and most cunning survivalists. But Tzimisce with Viccissitude who usually become alien after several decades pose a masquerade problem, plus they stand out in the crowd.
Well, I guess they can pose as Gangrel or Nosferatu.


That's a stereotype. Don't forget that Vicissitude works both ways; just as it can make someone ugly, freakish or alien, so can it make them flawless and beautiful. Tzimisce who opt for Humanity instead of the Path of Metamorphosis tend to opt for the latter, just as my Tzimisce Anti did. The 3rd Edition Clanbook has three or four examples of Tzimisce character templates who appear quite human as well. (As I recall, one of them is a Tzimisce who has no ranks in Vicissitude at all.) It may also be worth mentioning that Vicissitude isn't a Clan Discipline for Old Clan Tzimisce, meaning that the Old Clan can't help but look human in their true appearances (unless altered by another vampire with Vicissitude, of course).

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Tzimisce have a special place in my heart. One guy in my old group was a sick bastard. His Tzimisce character a castrated transie boy who was embraced at the age of 12. Yes! The character was a minor and an effeminate. We let him play Baali at the second session because none of us wanted to see that sick character ever again. And the player, may he burn in hell for all eternity for scarring me for life).


Considering that the Clan's Antediluvian was, according to legend, a sickly child whom Caine took pity on, kiddie Tzimisce might not be all that startling. Of course, what that Antediluvian turned into might be appalling like you wouldn't believe.... emoticon

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The DM took pity on me and my character didn't die but I would never have played it again even if it wasn't a 1-shot. He was cursed!


Ahh, but was it the character which was cursed, or was it the die? You know how superstitious some gamers are about their dice. I like to think that there's a reason behind that. emoticon

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I am taking you down with me!
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It happened to me, though I ended the whole campaign when I rolled a 1 on a grenade toss and it rolled into a gas station. Everyone died. Everyone had a blast, literally!

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You're welcome. emoticon

I guess it's worth mentioning that my Tzimisce Anti also had Appearance 5 and Medicine 5. Having grown so disgusted with the human condition after seeing so many victims of violence rolled into the ER, she returned to medical school and transitioned from being a trauma surgeon to being a cosmetic surgeon, just to bring some beauty back into an ugly world. Making pretty people prettier was one thing, but she took a particular delight in reversing disfigurements and deformities. After the Embrace, she still used her Medicine skill foremost but found that Vicissitude was a very useful and very reliable fallback measure for when medicine failed. And at the same time, she worked with Vicissitude to perfect herself in an ongoing effort to make herself flawless and "more human than human," despite her vampiric state.

And my Saint Louis WoD troupe's paranormals went to Germany once, where they ran into an Old Clan Tzimisce as a main antagonist. Said Tzimisce had served under Dracula during the Danubian wars against the Ottoman Empire, and my players actually thought that they were up against Dracula himself at first. After the Tzimisce tried to take the Etherite as his bride, all hell broke loose and the Tzimisce started hauling out all the Dracula powers and Disciplines: turning himself into wolves and bats and mist, Dominating the Corax with his gaze, and so on. It was pretty cool. emoticon

And I've never earned I'm Taking You With Me myself, but I have racked up some of these more recent achievements:


Image Meet the Robinsons: I played a troll Fighter in an old D&D campaign once. While everyone else was Level 8 or so, my troll was Level 1. But it was cool, because he was a troll. emoticon


Image A Fool and His Money: The WWF roleplaying game was in the Fantasy Shop's bargain bin for $5. I bought it. That could very well have been the worst five dollars I ever spent. emoticon

Image What Do We Do?: In a GURPS Space campaign, I was piloting an interstellar corvette (with all the other PCs onboard, manning the weapons, hyperspace drive, life support and such) and we were getting hammered by an alien capital ship...Kilraathi or whatever those cranky space aliens were called. We had to get out of there before we got annihilated, so the engineer (who was manning the hyperdrive) and I came up with the idea to use the star system's sun's gravity well to "sling" us into hyperspace. So I told our science officer to put up our thermal shields, then I aimed the corvette around the sun's event horizon and floored it. The capital ship chased us. To the rest of the troupe's relief, I aced the Pilot check and zipped our cruiser around the sun without getting sucked into it. The capital ship's helmsman...didn't. So hyperspace wasn't necessary after all, but we did it anyway because that star system was pretty crappy. >:]

Anyone else? emoticon

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...Making pretty people prettier was one thing, but she took a particular delight in reversing disfigurements and deformities. ...she worked with Vicissitude to perfect herself in an ongoing effort to make herself flawless and "more human than human,"

That sounds like Toreador to me. I just can't imagine Tzimisce with humanity instead of following a path of enlightenment. I really need to get a life....



Image CHANGE OF HEART: The campaign changes from one setting to another without reason, warning, or explanation.
We started a Vampire: the Masquerade game, though the ST was a fan of Vampire: Requiem. He slowly changed the rules into V:R until he had us change our clans and disciplines to match a bloodline in V:R. On the upside, my character gained a new discipline. On the downside, V:R disciplines are not as OP as their counterparts in V:tM.





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That's the spirit! emoticon

I can't say that I've run or played in any campaign like that, though. I have done bait-and-switch campaigns, though (like making the players think that they're playing a scenario where they're college students out to outprank and outcompete a rival college, only for them to end up at a kinda-sorta Camp Crystal Lake with a supernatural slasher-killer stalking all of them and picking them off one by one). Does that count?
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