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Population in 2014: 535 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.8%
Males: 239   (44.8%)
Females: 296   (55.2%)
Median resident age:   47.9 years
Arkansas median age:   38.0 years

Zip codes: 71765.

Estimated median household income in 2016: ,871 (it was ,389 in 2000)
Strong: ,871
AR: ,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: ,666 (it was ,802 in 2000)
Strong city income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: ,029 (it was ,300 in 2000)
Strong: ,029
AR: 3,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: ,040; Detached houses: ,687; Mobile homes: ,712

Median gross rent in 2016: 0.

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Females (%) - Asian Population - Females (%) - Hispanic or Latino Population - Females (%) - American Indian and Alaska Native Population - Females (%) - Multirace Population - Females (%) - Other Race Likely homosexual households (%) Likely homosexual households (% change since 2000) Likely homosexual households - Lesbian couples (%) Likely homosexual households - Lesbian couples (% change since 2000) Likely homosexual households - Gay men (%) Likely homosexual households - Gay men (% change since 2000) Cost of living index Median gross rent ($) Median contract rent ($) Median monthly housing costs ($) Median house or condo value ($) Median house or condo value ($ change since 2000) Mean house or condo value by units in structure - 1, detached ($) Mean house or condo value by units in structure - 1, attached ($) Mean house or condo value by units in structure - 2 ($) Mean house or condo value by units in structure by units in structure - 3 or 4 ($) Mean house or condo value by units in structure - 5 or more ($) Mean house or condo value by units in structure - Boat, RV, van, etc. ($) Mean house or condo value by units in structure - Mobile home ($) Median house or condo value ($) - White Median house or condo value ($) - Black or African American Median house or condo value ($) - Asian Median house or condo value ($) - Hispanic or Latino Median house or condo value ($) - American Indian and Alaska Native Median house or condo value ($) - Multirace Median house or condo value ($) - Other Race Median resident age Resident age diversity Median resident age - Males Median resident age - Females Median resident age - White Median resident age - Black or African American Median resident age - Asian Median resident age - Hispanic or Latino Median resident age - American Indian and Alaska Native Median resident age - Multirace Median resident age - Other Race Median resident age - Males - White Median resident age - Males - Black or African American Median resident age - Males - Asian Median resident age - Males - Hispanic or Latino Median resident age - Males - American Indian and Alaska Native Median resident age - Males - Multirace Median resident age - Males - Other Race Median resident age - Females - White Median resident age - Females - Black or African American Median resident age - Females - Asian Median resident age - Females - Hispanic or Latino Median resident age - Females - American Indian and Alaska Native Median resident age - Females - Multirace Median resident age - Females - Other Race Commute - mean travel time to work (minutes) Travel time to work - Less than 5 minutes (%) Travel time to work - Less than 5 minutes (% change since 2000) Travel time to work - 5 to 9 minutes (%) Travel time to work - 5 to 9 minutes (% change since 2000) Travel time to work - 10 to 19 minutes (%) Travel time to work - 10 to 19 minutes (% change since 2000) Travel time to work - 20 to 29 minutes (%) Travel time to work - 20 to 29 minutes (% change since 2000) Travel time to work - 30 to 39 minutes (%) Travel time to work - 30 to 39 minutes (% change since 2000) Travel time to work - 40 to 59 minutes (%) Travel time to work - 40 to 59 minutes (% change since 2000) Travel time to work - 60 to 89 minutes (%) Travel time to work - 60 to 89 minutes (% change since 2000) Travel time to work - 90 or more minutes (%) Travel time to work - 90 or more minutes (% change since 2000) Marital status - Never married (%) Marital status - Now married (%) Marital status - Separated (%) Marital status - Widowed (%) Marital status - Divorced (%) Median family income ($) Median family income (% change since 2000) Median non-family income ($) Median non-family income (% change since 2000) Median per capita income ($) Median per capita income (% change since 2000) Median family income ($) - White Median family income ($) - Black or African American Median family income ($) - Asian Median family income ($) - Hispanic or Latino Median family income ($) - American Indian and Alaska Native Median family income ($) - Multirace Median family income ($) - Other Race Median year house/condo built Median year apartment built Year house built - Built 2005 or later (%) Year house built - Built 2000 to 2004 (%) Year house built - Built 1990 to 1999 (%) Year house built - Built 1980 to 1989 (%) Year house built - Built 1970 to 1979 (%) Year house built - Built 1960 to 1969 (%) Year house built - Built 1950 to 1959 (%) Year house built - Built 1940 to 1949 (%) Year house built - Built 1939 or earlier (%) Average household size Household density (households per square mile) Average household size - White Average household size - Black or African American Average household size - Asian Average household size - Hispanic or Latino Average household size - American Indian and Alaska Native Average household size - Multirace Average household size - Other Race Occupied housing units (%) Vacant housing units (%) Owner occupied housing units (%) Renter occupied housing units (%) Vacancy status - For rent (%) Vacancy status - For sale only (%) Vacancy status - Rented or sold, not occupied (%) Vacancy status - For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use (%) Vacancy status - For migrant workers (%) Vacancy status - Other vacant (%) Residents with income below the poverty level (%) Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level (%) Children below poverty level (%) Poor families by family type - Married-couple family (%) Poor families by family type - Male, no wife present (%) Poor families by family type - Female, no husband present (%) Poverty status for native-born residents (%) Poverty status for foreign-born residents (%) Poverty among high school graduates not in families (%) Poverty among people who did not graduate high school not in families (%) Residents with income below the poverty level (%) - White Residents with income below the poverty level (%) - Black or African American Residents with income below the poverty level (%) - Asian Residents with income below the poverty level (%) - Hispanic or Latino Residents with income below the poverty level (%) - American Indian and Alaska Native Residents with income below the poverty level (%) - Multirace Residents with income below the poverty level (%) - Other Race Air pollution - Air Quality Index (AQI) Air pollution - CO Air pollution - NO2 Air pollution - SO2 Air pollution - Ozone Air pollution - PM10 Air pollution - PM25 Air pollution - Pb Crime - Murders per 100,000 population Crime - Rapes per 100,000 population Crime - Robberies per 100,000 population Crime - Assaults per 100,000 population Crime - Burglaries per 100,000 population Crime - Thefts per 100,000 population Crime - Auto thefts per 100,000 population Crime - Arson per 100,000 population Crime - City-data.com crime index Crime - Violent crime index Crime - Property crime index 1996 Presidential Elections Results - Democratic Party (Clinton) 1996 Presidential Elections Results - Republican Party (Dole) 1996 Presidential Elections Results - Other 2000 Presidential Elections Results - Democratic Party (Gore) 2000 Presidential Elections Results - 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Associate degree (%) Educational Attainment - Bachelor's degree (%) Educational Attainment - Master's degree (%) Educational Attainment - Professional school degree (%) Educational Attainment - Doctorate degree (%) School Enrollment - Nursery, preschool (%) School Enrollment - Kindergarten (%) School Enrollment - Grade 1 to 4 (%) School Enrollment - Grade 5 to 8 (%) School Enrollment - Grade 9 to 12 (%) School Enrollment - College undergrad (%) School Enrollment - Graduate or professional (%) School Enrollment - Not enrolled in school (%) School enrollment - Public schools (%) School enrollment - Private schools (%) School enrollment - Not enrolled (%) Median number of rooms in houses and condos Median number of rooms in apartments Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities (%) Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities (%) Density of houses Urban houses (%) Rural houses (%) Households with people 60 years and over (%) Households with people 65 years and over (%) Households with people 75 years and over (%) Households with one or more nonrelatives (%) Households with no nonrelatives (%) Population in households (%) Family households (%) Nonfamily households (%) Population in families (%) Family households with own children (%) Median number of bedrooms in owner occupied houses Mean number of bedrooms in owner occupied houses Median number of bedrooms in renter occupied houses Mean number of bedrooms in renter occupied houses Median number of vehichles in owner occupied houses Mean number of vehichles in owner occupied houses Median number of vehichles in renter occupied houses Mean number of vehichles in renter occupied houses Mortgage status - with mortgage (%) Mortgage status - with second mortgage (%) Mortgage status - with home equity loan (%) Mortgage status - with both second mortgage and home equity loan (%) Mortgage status - without a mortgage (%) Average family size Average family size - White Average family size - Black or African American Average family size - Asian Average family size - Hispanic or Latino Average family size - American Indian and Alaska Native Average family size - Multirace Average family size - Other Race Geographical mobility - Same house 1 year ago (%) Geographical mobility - Moved within same county (%) Geographical mobility - Moved from different county within same state (%) Geographical mobility - Moved from different state (%) Geographical mobility - Moved from abroad (%) Place of birth - Born in state of residence (%) Place of birth - Born in other state (%) Place of birth - Native, outside of US (%) Place of birth - Foreign born (%) Housing units in structures - 1, detached (%) Housing units in structures - 1, attached (%) Housing units in structures - 2 (%) Housing units in structures - 3 or 4 (%) Housing units in structures - 5 to 9 (%) Housing units in structures - 10 to 19 (%) Housing units in structures - 20 to 49 (%) Housing units in structures - 50 or more (%) Housing units in structures - Mobile home (%) Housing units in structures - Boat, RV, van, etc. (%) House/condo owner moved in on average (years ago) Renter moved in on average (years ago) Year householder moved into unit - Moved in 1999 to March 2000 (%) Year householder moved into unit - Moved in 1995 to 1998 (%) Year householder moved into unit - Moved in 1990 to 1994 (%) Year householder moved into unit - Moved in 1980 to 1989 (%) Year householder moved into unit - Moved in 1970 to 1979 (%) Year householder moved into unit - Moved in 1969 or earlier (%) Means of transportation to work - Drove car alone (%) Means of transportation to work - Carpooled (%) Means of transportation to work - Public transportation (%) Means of transportation to work - 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Personal care and service occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Sales and office occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Sales and related occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Office and administrative support occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Construction and extraction occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Production, transportation, and material moving occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Production occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Transportation occupations (%) Most Common Occupations - Material moving occupations (%) People in Group quarters - Institutionalized population (%) People in Group quarters - Correctional institutions (%) People in Group quarters - Federal prisons and detention centers (%) People in Group quarters - 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    • 33960.8%Black alone
    • 16128.9%White alone
    • 468.2%Hispanic
    • 101.8%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Strong detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Strong: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (19.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 1.12 square miles.

Population density: 478 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Strong:

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Strong city:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 15.5%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

6 residents are foreign born

This city: 1.4%
Arkansas: 4.7%

According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Strong, Arkansas as of December 09, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Strong to the number of sex offenders is 210 to 1.

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: 0 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: 2 (0.6%)

Strong satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (44.2 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (93.4 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (257.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Huttig, AR (3.4 miles ), Felsenthal, AR (3.5 miles) , Marion, LA (4.0 miles ), Calion, AR (4.3 miles ), Spearsville, LA (4.3 miles) , El Dorado, AR (4.4 miles ), West Crossett, AR (4.5 miles ), Lillie, LA (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 33.11 N, Longitude: 92.36 W

Area code: 870

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here: 6.2%
Arkansas: 4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-3.6%).

Most common industries in 2016 (%)

Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)

Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Strong: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Strong, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Strong-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Strong city center caused between 0,000 and ,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 51 people and caused between ,000,000 and ,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Strong-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from Strong center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 209.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 278.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 203.5 miles away from Strong center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 248.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category). Strong topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Strong:

  • MARION NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MARION, LA)

Political contributions by individuals in Strong, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Strong:

  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 44 miles; Monroe, LA; Full-time enrollment: 6,764)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 44 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Grambling State University (about 46 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 46 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 47 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 3,168)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 53 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 81 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)

Public high school in Strong:

Public elementary/middle school in Strong:

  • GARDNER-STRONG ELEM. SCHOOL (Location: 735 S CONCORD, Grades: PK-6)
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Notable location: Strong Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Strong: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 51.8. This is significantly better than average.

City: 51.8
U.S.: 74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City: 1.72
U.S.: 1.91

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City: 9.41
U.S.: 9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.5%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents)

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Strong, AR

Average household size:
This city:   2.3 people
Arkansas:   2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:   63.3%
Whole state:   67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:   5.8%
Whole state:   5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Strong (2011 data):

  • Simmons First Bank of Eldorado: Strong Branch at 9652 Strong Highway, branch established on 2000/05/30. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: 2.0 mil, Deposits: 5.1 mil, headquarters in El Dorado, AR, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Simmons First National Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here: 9.2
Arkansas average: 11.6

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Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Strong city (based on Union County data)

Religion Adherents Congregations
Evangelical Protestant 22,629 102
Black Protestant 7,931 33
Mainline Protestant 3,064 19
Catholic 671 1
Other 379 3
None 6,965 -
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Union County: 2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas: 2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county: 0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State: 0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Union County: 1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas: 0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Union County: 8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State: 4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here: 5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State: 6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county: 10.4%
Arkansas: 9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County: 28.7%
Arkansas: 29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county: 12.7%
State: 13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city: 45.9%
State: 47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here: 41.7%
Arkansas: 43.3%

Average BMI:
Strong: 29.3
Arkansas: 28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city: 23.3%
State: 21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Strong: 13.7%
Arkansas: 11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city: 6.8
Arkansas: 6.8

Overweight people:
Here: 33.9%
Arkansas: 34.0%

General health condition:
Strong: 49.5%
Arkansas: 53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city: 77.9%
State: 77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Strong, AR Residents Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
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Are you afraid yet? You should be.

A Storytelling Game of Personal Horror.

The tabletop roleplaying game that started the Old World of Darkness line. White Wolf, the game's publishers, subverted many tropes of roleplaying games from the late 80s by making the player characters monsters (as opposed to heroes who hunt them) and installing a Karma Meter that makes violence a dubious solution in many situations. In this game, players take the roles of vampires (aka the Kindred, aka the Damned), undead beings gifted with eternal (un)life and superhuman power, but forced to endure compulsive bloodlust and the manipulations and predations of seemingly all-powerful elder vampires.

The game presents the players with a finicky moral puzzle: committing too many evil acts feeds the Enemy Within (the animalistic urge that vampires call the Beast), endangering your Karma Meter and threatening to transform you into an unthinking monster, but the nature of vampirism and vampire society makes being a saintly do-gooder not only difficult but dangerous, and in that precarious balancing act - "Monsters we are, lest monsters we become" - lies much of the challenge of the game.

Vampires are divided up into clans (loose "families" of related vampires with similar habits and traits), who in turn congregate in sects (broad—and warring—political parties of vampires who don't see eye-to-eye on a vampire's place in the world). The Camarilla, the status quo power holders of the setting who emphasize secrecy and indirect control of the human world, initially boast seven clans in their ranks: the rabble-rousing, independent minded Brujah; the aloof and wild Gangrel; bugshit insane Malkavians; disfigured and shadowy Nosferatu; the artsy and passionate Toreador; magic-wielding Tremere; and the refined but power-hungry Ventrue.

At direct war with the Camarilla are the Sabbat, a sect of vampire anarchist religious fanatics who say to hell with hiding from humans. Oddly, there are only two clans wholly steeped in the Sabbat (with the rest of the ranks filled by outcasts from their parent clan): the wickedly stylish Lasombra and the cold, alien-minded Tzimisce. There are four clans who fancy themselves independent: the Assamites, Middle Eastern vampire assassins; the Followers of Set, vice-peddling schemers from Egypt; the Giovanni, an inbred family of Italian vampire aristos; and the Ravnos, nomadic, illusionist thieves.

There are also endless numbers of Bloodlines (lesser "sub-clans" with only a few members) ranging from vampires who look like gargoyles to pacifist healer vampires to vampires who can kill you by singing (really). Also critical to the game is the concept of Generation: Older vampires with lower Generation scores (that is to say, more closely "related" to the mythical first vampire) are the status quo power structure, while younger, high-generation vampires (like the players) are the low-men on the totem poll. Critical to the game's mythology are the dreaded, mysterious Third Generation, vampires so ancient and powerful they may well be Eldritch Abominations.

Masquerade was famous both for the huge wealth of creative material it presented to players...and the stranglingly convoluted metaplot and Byzantine internal contradictions that made it a bit of a mess much of the time. Chicago By Night stands out as by far the most iconic of the game's supplements. In the early 2000s, White Wolf canned Masquerade (along with all their other World of Darkness games), replacing it with the very similar but more streamlined and thematically broad Vampire: The Requiem, but the old game was resurrected in a 20th anniversary edition in 2011, published first by White Wolf, then by Onyx Path Publishing.

By Night Studios put out a new edition of the game's LARP version in 2013 under the title Mind's Eye Theatre: Vampire The Masquerade, following its own metaplot.

A new edition of Masquerade was announced by Onyx Path at GenCon 2015, following on from where the original run had left off at cancellation, treating the anniversary edition as a "nostalgia edition" that commemorated Masquerade's previous history. However, that got dropped when Paradox Interactive bought White Wolf later in 2015, announcing their own plans for a new edition.

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition is detailed here on its own page.

A MMORPG adaptation was announced in 2006, and spent several years in Development Hell before being canceled in 2014.

For the video game adaptations, see Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.

For the television adaptation, see Kindred: The Embraced.

The first setting of the game, Chicago By Night has its own page.

For the card game, see Vampire: The Eternal Struggle.

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  • A God Am I: The Antediluvians. Almost every single one of them is afflicted with this trope, and they have the power to back it up.
  • Abusive Parents: Most sires fall into this bad habit. Sometimes they're really trying to be good mentors, but it's just not in a vampire's nature to have a truly mutually beneficial relationship with one of its own kind. Of course, a great many others are openly abusive and manipulative on purpose.
    • The Nosferatu Antediluvian Absimiliard hates his clan and created a race of semi-sentient monsters to wipe them out.
  • Actual Pacifist: Obviously varies from character to character, but the Salubri healer caste's Disciplines are all geared toward healing and they can only drink blood from willing victims, so your archetypal Salubri will probably be one of these.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The Baali Dark Ages clanbook is full of this. In reference to the founder of the Salubri clan mentioned above: ‎"Gentle Saulot. Philosopher. Pilgrim. Pacifist. Passionate. Pathetic. Of what use are his meditations on pity and purity now, I wonder?"
  • Addiction Displacement: A common event among ghouls who lose their source of vampire blood.
  • Adult Fear: Why it's called a storytelling game of personal horror. Themes such as social alienation, peer pressure, punishment, loss and condemnation run rampant in vampiric society. In other settings, maybe the Big Bad will kill your love interest. In Vampire, your superior might order them killed as penance for your failure, or you might accidentally slaughter them yourself while frenzied. That said, while White Wolf always encouraged this direction in the books, many groups choose a different focus, in many cases leading to the infamous "Superheroes with Fangs" playstyle.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Either Averted or played straight depending on how you look at it. There's no reason per se that vampires have to be murderous, manipulative, and flat-out evil. That said, with the way the world and their own natures work, it's really, really hard not to slide into it even when you're trying. On the other hand, this trope was basically the entire point of the Baali... at least, until their Clanbook came out, and showed that the Always Chaotic Evil Infernalist Baali are just one faction of the bloodline, and is uniformly despised even by the others. But even then, there is still no such thing as a good Baali, with the anti-infernalists only objecting to the antics of the infernalists on the premise that waking the Children up is a very, very bad idea.
  • Always Night: Of course. A significant contributor to vampire depression.
  • Always Someone Better: If you're a mortal, there's a vampire. If you're a vampire, there's always your elders. And even if you're the biggest badass in your city, well, vampires aren't the only things walking around out there. Near the top of the food chain, there is Methuselah's, whose tight and invisible control over their descendants cannot be stopped even by Torpor. Above them, there are Antediluvians, who are bloodthirsty demigods lusting for absolute power. Above them, there are Cain(e) and Lilith.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: Vampires in general play this role to humanity. There are also multiple conspiracies within their own society.
  • Ancient Tomb: Obviously.
  • And I Must Scream: Basically the average Tzimisce's hobby.
    • Some truly ancient vampires are stuck in this state, trapped somewhere but unable to either escape or die for often magical reasons.
    • Also the fate of a vampire staked through the heart; they're left paralyzed, but aware of their surroundings. In fact, a common method of execution is to stake the victim through the heart, then leave them outside to when the sun comes up, unable to move to safety.
  • Animal Eye Spy: Animalism 4's ability.
  • Animals Hate Him: Animals can tell (usually by scent) that a vampire is unnatural and even the friendliest dog will react badly to the average vampire by default. Vampires can overcome this by training in the Animal Ken skill or taking ranks of the Animalism discipline. Another way of making friends with a particular animal is feeding it vampire blood, which will make the creature your ghoul.
  • Animorphism: Shapeshifting into animals is a specialty of Clan Gangrel, but any vampire can learn to do it if they want to invest the time and effort.
  • The Artifact:
    • Clan Gangrel was created to tie "werewolf" legends into vampires back before Werewolf: The Apocalypse was thought up. Nowadays their "hat" is a more generic Shapeshifter nature.
    • Clan Tremere was originally tied to Ars Magica (which has a House Tremere in its version of the Order of Hermes). Later re-purposed into Mage: The Ascension, with its version of the Order of Hermes.
    • In general, most of the bloodlines and independent clans were "one trick ponies" to show off cool new vampire powers and then became an albatross around the setting's neck. Probably most notable with the True Brujah bloodline, who's signature Discipline revolved around time travel.
  • Ascended Demon: Golconda, the maybe-real, maybe-not Nirvana state that supposedly relieves vampires of most of the worst elements of their own nature—if you can discover the secret, that is.
  • Astral Projection: Auspex 5.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Cathedral of Flesh is almost exactly what it sounds like — a mass of constantly-mutating living flesh large enough to serve as a literal cathedral. It is essentially semi-sentient Vicissitude that was created by the 4th generation Tzimisce Yorak, which later turned on its creator. It pops up in various places in the metaplot including Transylvania and New York City as a cool location to do battle, including in Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption.
  • Aura Vision: The Auspex discipline has the ability to do this among its powers. Particularly useful for spotting those vampire "cannibals" who have diablerized others.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Vampires' supernatural powers, as a rule, grow and develop with age, and positions of authority are usually occupied by old vampires.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Vampires don't really elect their leaders, and any ambitious vampire needs to be proficient in several disciplines and have combat experience to stay undead. Asskicking is the only thing equal to authority in the more combative clans such as the Brujah and Gangrel, and in the Sabbat.
  • Ax-Crazy: The Sabbat vampire sect is infamous for being full of Ax-Crazy young vampires who off humans (and often other vamps) for fun. Older Sabbat members are generally those vampires who lived long enough to grow out of this and into calm and calculated monstrosity.
  • Back from the Dead: Although Final Death is supposed to be, well, final, there are special cases.
  • Bad Boss: More abstract parts of fluff, such as descriptions of vampire society in core rulebooks, imply that most vampire elders treat their progeny and other underlings like this. Specific examples of elders provided by city books are usually much more rational and prefer to mix carrots with sticks.
  • Bat Out of Hell: The fourth level of Protean allows a vampire to turn either into bat or wolf form.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Played with. It is generally true that as a vampire loses Humanity, their natural appearance will become more pallid and corpselike, and it takes more effort on their part to disguise it. On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to have a Nosferatu with high Humanity and a Toreador with low Humanity, to give one example of a subversion.
    • The Tzimisce Clan Discipline allows them to avert this or play it straight, according to taste. The Tzimisce are one of the most obviously monstrous Clans in the setting, but their ability to mold flesh and bone like clay allows the to present themselves as supernaturally beautiful, or walking Body Horror monstrosities.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: And Cain was the first vampire (spelled Caine when referring to him as a vampire). Many other people from history and mythology were/are vampires too, from Helen of Troy to Houdini. Rasputin was given multiple separate backstories as a vampire, as well as described as a mage, werecreature, and wraith. Generally, the company tried to discourage this kind of thing later on, but at least a little bit of it seems to be inevitable.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: The Camarilla's Inner Circle denied the existence of the Antediluvians originally as a means to establish themselves as the strongest vampires in the world. Over time, they forgot it was a lie.
  • Beneath the Earth: Nosferatu usually congregate in sewers, abandoned tunnels and the like.
    • Beneath the New York, lies a horror more terrifying than any Nosferatu. It is thought by the Nosferatu to be a Nictuku, a childe of Absimilard, the Nosferatu Antediluvian. Only Lambach Ruthven knows the truth. It is the Tzimisce Antediluvian. He has tried to tell people what is in there, but no one believes him...
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Salubri are the nice, level-headed, holistic and often genuinely good-hearted vampires naturally, they're almost all dead. They can steal souls however, as the Tremere were not lying about that. Look at the Nkulu Zao for proof.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The Malkavians can sometimes be childish or amusing, but messing with them is a very bad idea.
  • Beware the Superman: The Antediluvians.
    • Superhumans such as elder Kindred may not rule over the human race directly, but they still exert ruthless power over the humans and younger Kindred around them.
    • In ancient times, Caine and his childer ruled over humans in the First City, which was far from an urban paradise.
  • Biblical Bad Guy: Most prominently Cain(e), the first vampire, but Lilith shows up as part of his backstory, and Elimelech (a minor character from the Book of Ruth) is one of the leaders of the Sabbat.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Giovanni in a nutshell. They sire exclusively from the extended family; incest, necrophilia and domestic abuse are just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The Shadow Clan is called Lasombra. Also, "Bruja" (that is, Brujah) is Spanish for witch, although this has basically nothing to do with the clan. There's also the Toreador, which is Spanish for bullfighter.
    • The game also pilfers old French words: Diablerie ("devilry"), Ventrue ("potbellied"), Vicissitude ("change"), etc...
  • Blessed with Suck: This seems to be the general idea: Incredible power at the cost of your humanity.
  • Blood Bath: One of the sacred rites of the Sabbat. Although it isn't about rejuvenating youth or beauty, like in other depictions, but more a ritual of baptism and consecration interpreted through the Sabbat's "Crusades-era Catholicism on PCP" lens.
  • Blood Magic: Thaumaturgy, the most flexible discipline, and the foundation of Clan Tremere's power.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Some vampires abandon the Humanity Karma Meter for Paths of Enlightenment, which substitute human morality for a code of ethics that fit with vampiric existence.
    • Anyone with the True Faith skill tends to fall into this, since True Faith symbolizes a truly fanatical level of devotion to whatever that character's belief system is.
  • Body Horror/Biomanipulation:
    • The Tzimisce power of Vicissitude allows them to craft flesh and bone like clay and even graft on body parts from other creatures.
    • Nosferatu and Gargoyles get to watch themselves physically turn into actual monsters, and for Samedi the part of undeath that keeps them from deteriorating doesn't really kick in for a few months, leaving them as half-rotted corpses for eternity. The Harbingers of Skulls, meanwhile, after centuries in the Underworld, have ended up looking like shriveled corpses.
    • It's not detailed all in one place, but there's some seriously unwholesome things going on behind the scenes of the Tremere Council of Seven. It seems that Tremere's body has turned into a gigantic white slug while his mind plays Musical Chairs with his lieutenants.
  • Boom, Headshot!: With a shotgun? Bad news for a vampire.
  • Brown Note: One use of the "Dementation" discipline.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Ravnos clan was originally introduced to tie into gypsy stereotypes and the idea of Indian vampires. However, clanbooks clearly established that the Western side of the clan were outcasts hated by everyone else - which included the Indian side of the clan, by far the vast majority - tying with the Caitiff for Butt Monkey status. Then almost the entire clan was wiped out anyway.
    • Speaking of Caitiff, they're vampires whose blood is so thin they have no Clan, and are thus rather more Blessed with Suck than the average vampire. Also, the "time of thin blood" is one of the harbingers of Gehenna, giving even the Camarilla (who don't believe in Gehenna anyway) a rather valid reason to hate them.
  • Cain and Abel: The Biblical ones, although here Caine became the first vampire as a result. Also, a number of clans vs. other clans, any clan and its antitribu, and the Ventrue and Lasombra clans get this feel a lot in the flavor text. "Brothers' Keepers," "mirror images/dark reflections," etc.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Diablerie, the act of devouring the blood and soul of another vampire, is primarily used by vampires to gain power above what is normally possible for their generation. One of the few genuinely taboo practices in most vampire societies...though of course, it happens anyway.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The Sabbat don't even pretend that they're anything other than monsters, but those on the Path of Evil Revelations really take the cake, here. In fact, it's literally a sin on the Path of Evil Revelations to feel compassion or remorse.
  • Cast from Calories: Vampires can spend Blood Points on vampiric abilities; they must then recharge their Blood Pool by snacking on some mortal. Thaumaturgy is a bit of an extreme case, as it is unpleasant to burn away one's vitae for the use of a spell, so much that success is determined by willpower alone and a botch causes a loss of a permanent willpower point.
  • Chainsaw Good: Talbot's Chainsaw is a legendary and very powerful weapon. The chainsaw is also present in the card game and quite devastating. Sabbat members enjoy regular old chainsaw mayhem as well.
  • Charm Person: The Presence power. It is easier to resist than Dominate but affects vampires regardless of generation.
  • The Chessmaster: Almost every elder vampire gets to that age by being one.
  • Chinese Vampire: The Kuei-jin. They are a different species of monster with relatively little in common with Cainites.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Toreador Antitribu.
  • The Commandments: The Traditions.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Natural for most vampires. Although it might take a few centuries, this eventually leads to loss of Humanity. Vampires with high Humanity are better off avoiding contact with others for this reason.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Many of them turn out to be right after all, in essence if not in details.
  • Corrupt Church: In the Middle Ages, the Cainite Heresy was a plot to subvert the Catholic Church with vampiric rites and beliefs. The Inquisition had great success in stamping it out, thanks to the Anarch Revolt distracting (and killing) the leaders of the Heresy.
  • The Corrupter: The speciality of the Setites, whose entire Religion of Evil revolves around this. They will use sex, drugs, and lies to corrupt both vampires and humans. The Path of Cathari is another evil belief system that encourages corruption. This doesn't sound that bad, until you read Black Dog books such as Montreal By Night, and realize just what that entails.
    • Centuries of Setite influence on Constantinople's Toreador might be the main reason for that clan's degeneration. Likewise, the Baali influence on Carthage's Brujah resulted in the clan embracing violence instead of philosophy.
    • A curse from the Baali is also the reason the perception of the Assamites went from "wise and removed judges of Kindred" to "blood-thirsty diablerist assassins."
  • The Corruption: Vicissitude in a nutshell. Non-Tzimisce can acquire the discipline only after drinking some Tzimisce blood, and the process of leveling it up utterly corrupts body and soul. Also, if Tzimisce is alive in the Gehenna scenario you play, you're pretty much screwed.
    • Some of the Baali's Daimonion powers manifest as this.
  • Cover-Blowing Superpower: Some disciplines are unique to a single clan, and an outsider should have a watertight alibi after using them. For example, Obtenebration is a Lasombra clan discipline, and except for the handful of Lasombra antitribu, knowledge of the discipline marks you as Sabbat.
  • Crapsack World: The World of Darkness in general is one of these in a nutshell. There are some small glimmers of hope, but you must work hard just to keep yourself from sinking into ever-greater depravity.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The best way a Tremere or Tzimisce neonate can survive fights (except for avoiding them altogether) with challenging enemies. Advanced Vicissitude turns a Tzimisce into a close-combat monster and Thaumaturgy can be used to set enemies on fire, but until then both clans lack any straightforward combat disciplines. Unless the right body alterations are made or rituals prepared beforehand, the vampire will be dusted.
  • Cross-Melting Aura: Powerful Baali vampires can do this.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Trying to fight Ur-Shulgi or the Ravnos impersonating Caine from Berlin By Night. Text essentially says "you lose" without any dice rolls if you try to fight them.
  • Curse That Cures: When you are turned into a vampire all injuries, illnesses and disabilities disappear. However, now you are at the bottom of the pecking order surrounded by vampires who want to use you as a pawn and aren't shy of killing you if it helps them, must prey on humans to survive, can be smelled out by werewolves who will hunt you with prejudice and have to pretend you're human while dealing with the "burns in sunlight" thing.
  • Darker and Edgier: One of the founding principles for the game when compared to its then-competitors, aka D&D.
  • Darkest Africa: The Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom supplement paints unlife in Africa as quite different.
  • Daywalking Vampire: Sunlight is deadly to vampires but some, especially with the Protean discipline maxed out, can resist it for short periods of time. The Gangrel Beckett, for instance, is known for having once ran the length of a football field under scorching sun.
    • The Children of Osiris also have an ability called Ra's Blessing at high levels of Bardo which allow them to walk in sunlight for a short time.
    • The Ravnos Antediluvian had such high Fortitude that he had to be destroyed by sunlight focused using orbital mirrors (this comes after surviving a nuke and three very old eastern vampires).
  • Dead All Along: Some of the Antediluvians turn out to be this in Gehenna: Veddhartha (Ventrue), Set, Troile (Brujah), not exactly dead but trapped in salted earth at Carthage, unable to rise.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Thanks to Obfuscate, Vicissitude and the secluded unlifestyles of most elders, this is common in the Jyhad. The Sabbat once managed to hit a member of the Camarilla's inner circle and replace him with an impostor; and though the other members noticed immediately, they did not move against him for some time to feed the Sabbat false information. Kemintiri, a Setite Methuselah on the Red List, impersonated the Ventrue justicar for decades. There are also other critical secrets: Melinda Galbraith, Regent of the Sabbat, has been assassinated. The Tzimisce who discovered the body took her form to avoid being killed as a scapegoat; it's only a matter of time before he is discovered. Hardestadt, the 5th generation Ventrue instrumental in the Camarilla's founding, was successfully diablerized by Tyler during the Anarch Revolt. His childe secretly replaced him to prevent the project's collapse. Beckett is one of the few privy to this secret, which is why 'Hardestadt' tries to hunt him down.
  • Deader Than Dead: Diablerizing a vampire is more than administering Final Death - it also destroys the victim's soul, denying them an afterlife. This is why Camarilla vampires and even Caine consider it to be a crime worse than murder. Ancient vampires can sometimes circumvent this, but they are stated to be game breakers in canon anyway.
  • Deadly Decadent Court: The Camarilla, the main world-spanning sect of vampires, is one big example of this.
  • Deaf Composer: Any vampire cooks, by virtue of having normal food taste utterly rancid. Unless they have the Eat Food merit, which does allow them to taste the food in addition to not having the food turn to ash in their mouth.
  • Deal with the Devil: Sometimes this is what makes you a vampire in the first place. Sometimes it's what happens when you try to make deals with older (smarter) vampires. A ghoul's relationship to his or her master often takes this form too. Literal deals with actual devils are possible, and they usually turn out about as well as can be expected (Revised strongly discouraged the use of literal demons since it added an element of Black and White Morality that undermined the game's central themes).
  • Defector from Decadence: Inverted. The Salubri turned their backs on the violent lives of vampires, and as a result were largely obliterated. The Salubri antitribu are defectors to decadence - Adonai, their founder, got so pissed off by Salubri pacifism that he stormed out of the bloodline and joined the Sabbat.
    • Adonai's problem wasn't pacificism so much as restraint from taking bloody vengeance on the Tremere. He was the founder of the Vengeful Salubri faction from the Dark Ages.
    • This is technically one of the reasons why many vampires go anarch, particularly Lasombra who believe that the Sabbat has become everything the original anarchs were trying to resist in the first place, only much worse.
    • In general, this is the attitude of any vampire that doesn't fall in line with the bulk of their clan, with the general term antitribu used to describe them. It cuts both ways - just as a Ventrue in the Sabbat is considered antitribu, so is the rare Tzimisce in the Camarilla. The only in-game exception are the Lasombra: While outgame descriptions mark the Camarilla part of the clan as antitribu, ingame they resent the appellation and consider themselves the 'true' clan.
  • Demonic Possession: While infernalists mostly seek to overthrow their masters and ascend to demonhood, only one very potent Baali is explicitly mentioned to have achieved thisnote Another, Mary the Black, was stated to have later become one of the Decani, but she still seems to be, for all intents and purposes, a vampire rather an a Humanoid Abomination. Those that do not end up dead are possessed; both outcomes lead to the soul suffering eternal torment.
  • The Descendants of Cain: Here, Cain's curse was actually vampirism, so the modern (Western) vampires are all descended from him by transmission of said curse. For this reason, one name that's used for them is "Cainites".
  • Deus Angst Machina: A common, though by no means exclusive, approach to the game.
  • Deus ex Machina: In Nightshade, the PCs are just witnesses in the endgame episode - that's all solved by Antediluvians, divine intervention, and prophecy.
  • Dhampyr: Introduced in the Time of Judgement books, a dhampyr is the result of a 14th or 15th generation vampire who temporarily reactivated their mortal abilities when having sex. They function the same as a revenant (a human born with some ghoul powers), which led to some uncomfortable questions to those who studied both.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The Gehenna scenarios allow a coterie to pull off some of these against Antediluvians, who are weakened by the Withering.
  • Distracted by the Sexy/Shiny: Clan Toreador's weakness. It might sound lame until it comes up at the worst possible time, say if it clouds their judgement, or if they're driving...
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: A Golconda-seeker attracts the attention of an anonymous master by warning the Sabbat pack attacking him of his age and power.
  • Doomed by Canon: In the Dark Ages books, characters are given a Destiny along with the regular info, and many of them meet violent ends. Also, quite a few clans are doomed: the Salubri, the Cappadocians, the Ravnos, and also in Gehenna the Tremere, the Giovanni, the Setites, and the Tzimisce. If you choose to play the Wormwood chronicle for Gehenna instead, God destroys all vampires except for a handful whom he rewards with mortality.
  • Dracula: The most famous Autarkis (independent vampire, outside the sects), hated by both Camarilla and Sabbat. As a mortal seeking to become a vampire, Dracula provoked the 4th generation Tzimisce Tabak into attacking his castle ... while also alerting a Camarilla justicar to the Tzimisce presence. Tabak wiped out the Camarilla force, but in his weakened state was driven to torpor by Dracula's men. Dracula intimidated Tabak's captured childe Lambach von Ruthven into Embracing him, and promptly diablerized Tabak to become 4th generation.
  • Dump Stat: Appearance is generally the least useful attribute, since unless you have a high Appearance, you're probably not going to do anything that hinges on it to begin with. There are a number of skills that will also come in handy in fewer circumstances than others, such as Music and Animal Ken. However, this all depends on the type of campaign you're in.
  • Elderly Immortal: Those vampires Embraced at an old age. One example in vampire history is the Lasombra Narses, Archbishop of Nod and leader of the Cainite Heresy, embraced at 98 years old.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Earthbound demons and the Children of the Outer Void (identified with the Earthbound after Demon: The Fallen, but de-linked with The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal'Mahe'Ra). The most inhuman Antediluvians qualify as these - Tzimisce is practically Vicissitude itself now, while Lasombra is a creature of the Abyss.
  • Emotion Bomb: Advanced Animalism powers are of the Anger type; Presence can be used to invoke a wide variety of crippling emotions.
  • End of an Age: One of the main themes of Vampire: The Dark Ages is the end of the Long Night, the rule of vampires over humans. The Inquisition and the Anarch Revolt are foreshadowed, and will together drive vampires into the Masquerade.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Gehenna, usually envisioned as the time when the godlike Antediluvian ancestors of the 13 vampire clans will rise to devour their progeny and royally thrash the world in the process. However, various sourcebooks ended up whittling down the Antediluvians who will still be alive by the time of Gehenna.
  • Enemy Mine: Enemy sects and clans will team up to fight the Baali, who are one of the unambiguously evil factions of the setting.
  • Enemy Within: All vampires suffer from the Beast, an animalistic, id-like force with a hint of supernatural malice, that attempts to compel them into immediately satisfying their instinctive urges, such as consuming blood, fleeing fire and sunlight, or fighting at the slightest provocation, no matter the circumstances. On the other hand, complete removal of the Beast (possible if you suffer a botch with a couple of disciplines) also robs a Kindred of all willpower and self-motivation.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: The Salubri.
    • Golconda allows a vampire to learn disciplines without being limited by generation. A roughly 200 year old 11th generation Malkavian in "Cairo by Night" has Auspex 7 thanks to Golconda, which is something only the 6th generation and lower is capable of.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • The Sabbat may be ruthless cold hearted bastards, but they loathe demon worshippers as much as anyone, and will kill any they find.
    • There are some Baali who loathe infernalists too, not least their own kin - they keep various cosmic horrors asleep by performing atrocities, and the last damn thing they need is some idiot trying to wake said horrors up.
  • Evil All Along:
    • Saulot thanks to the plethora of Retcons since first edition. According to rumours, he was basically a saint who helped the poor, healed the sick, and farted fairy dust, who may or may not have reached a state where he didn't even drink blood anymore. This was all just part of the plan to take over the world and he might have created the Baali. Further complicated in Gehenna, in which he is the key to saving the world and mankind and he very rarely survives the apocalypse; he is either destroyed or makes a heroic sacrifice to destroy his fellow Antediluvians.
    • Listening to elder Brujah, you would think that the Ventrue destroyed their beautiful Carthage out of spite. Turns out that the Brujah had let Baali into the city, leading to its corruption. The Brujah Antediluvian Troile herself, who had lost her Humanity by this time, took up one of the three original Baali (4th generation) as her lover, and attended the Baali's organ pit ceremonies. Turns out that the Roman vampires had very good reason to attack Carthage.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Sabbat Antitribu generally embody the worst characteristics of their parent clan and take it Up to Eleven. Sabbat Brujah, nicknamed Brutes, are super-violent frenzying shock troops who torture their victims For the Lulz. Sabbat Toreador, nicknamed Perverts, can only see beauty in ugliness and pain, and do horrible, horrible things to humans. In a minor subversion, Ventrue Antitribu are dubbed "True Ventrue" and tend to be Knight Templar types, complete with codes of honor, which nonetheless require shedding copious amounts of preferably main-clan-Ventrue blood.
  • Evil Feels Good
  • Evil Former Friend: Quite common among immortal monsters. Vampires can rise from torpor to find that their former companions have joined the Sabbat and abandoned Humanity, for example.
  • Evil Is Not Well-Lit: Naturally comes up a lot. Setites hate the light, but the one best associated with it is the Antediluvian Lasombra.
  • Evil Is Petty: A few vampires are strong enough to truly wreak havoc and have grandiose plans, but the majority of them whittle away eternity by getting into feuds for no reason and terrorizing a mortal once in a while for shits and giggles. They manage to get bored in a world that has mystery and adventure around every corner.
  • Evil Tastes Good: The act of drinking blood is described as incredibly addictive and tempting to vampires. To further the analogy, vampires who are low on blood risk losing self-control and attacking people on sight to get a "quick fix" right now.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The default type of conflicts in this game, as vampire factions, with few exceptions, range from "deeply corrupt" to "demonically evil."
  • Eviler Than Thou: Many Tzimisce, Lasombra and Followers of Set actually take pride at being Eviler Than Thou monsters, more often than not of the Nietzsche Wannabes variety.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Tzimisce on the Path of Metamorphosis not only think that vampires are an evolutionary step above humans, but that the vampiric state is the precursor to a 'perfect' life-form. Their aspiration is to turn into a planet-wide organism through Vicissitude, and they experiment constantly for this goal. The results are not pretty, to say the least.
  • Eye Remember: One of the Giovanni powers.
  • Eyeless Face: A Transylvanian Fiend called Noritz has mouths instead of eyes. This is one of the many ways Tzimisce go for the grand effect.
  • Fallen Hero: The Assamites were originally the Clan of Judges, punishing those who broke the Traditions and fighting the Baali. However, the Baali used captured Assamites in a Dark Thaumaturgical ritual that laid a curse which spread through the clan, making the warrior caste addicted to vampire blood. The result is that the warriors, the majority of the clan, are now ravening assassins with an entire Path based on diablerie.
  • False Flag Operation: Sabbat packs operating in Camarilla territory often pretend to be Anarchs. Baali infiltrators also conduct false flag operations to pit Camarilla and Sabbat against each other - canon states that they fan the flames whenever sect violence dies down.
  • False Innocence Trick: The modus operandi of a Samedi who used to be on the Camarilla's Red List. She used Obfuscate and Chimerstry to conceal her corpselike appearance and looked like a small girl to her prey (both vampires and humans).
  • Fantastic Drug: Vampire blood. In humans, it induces feelings of ecstasy, super strength and speed, and eternal youth. After three tastes, a human is "blood bound," becoming hopelessly addicted and usually falling in love with the vampire supplying it. Vampires who are fed three tastes of another vampire's blood become "thralls," utterly unable to resist the will of the supplier.
    • Also, the blood of other supernaturals - particularly fae and "mystic" mages - supposedly work this way for vampires. Results... vary. The blood of the Technocrats augmented by mad science, and their cybernetic minions the HIT-Marks, however... it has the same effect on vampires as drinking battery acid has on humans.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • The linchpin of the Sabbat's ideology. As openly ruling "human cattle" is beyond their ability, they often make up for this with random atrocities.
    • Caitiff (rare vampires who do not exhibit blood traits of a specific Clan) are treated as sub-vampire mongrels by almost everyone, but they're lucky compared to thin-blooded vampires that did not completely transform into undead - those are hunted and killed as supposed harbingers of The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Fantastic Slurs: A lot. The books provide us with derogatory nicknames for every single Clan.
  • Faux Affably Evil: A persona adopted by many vampires. Hallmark of clans with lots of ancient nobility, such as the Lasombra, Tzimisce, Toreador and Ventrue.
  • Fearless Undead: Averted. Sunlight and fire can cause a vampire to totally freak out and run away in a frenzy-like state called Rotschreck. Also, turns out there are much scarier things out there than your run-of-the-mill vampire, most of which can inflict A Fate Worse Than Death.
  • Fictional Document: The Book of Nod, The Ericyes Fragments, The Prince's Primer and Revelations of the Dark Mother, which all underwent Defictionalization. All were referenced and dwarfed by the Encyclopædia Vampirica.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Possession, Presence and Dominate can be resisted and even overcome, but this takes a lot of Willpower and some serious creativity.
  • Final Death: As an In-Universe technical term, no less.
  • First Time in the Sun: A possible ending for your repentant character in the Gehenna scenario "Wormwood" has you confront the sun as a human once again. This is an example of Cue the Sun as well.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist:
    • Recurring NPC character Beckett the vampire archaeologist refuses to believe the more magic or religion-oriented vampire mythology. He's wrong about that. Usually right about everything else, though.
    • Malkavian Dr. Netchurch does a lot of scientific tests on vampires (which science can't fully explain), studies thin-blooded seers, and knows that certain sites and individuals imbued with great faith repel vampires like himself. Of course there are perfectly rational explanations for all that...
  • Flies Equals Evil: The hallmark of the Baali. Some of them worship Lords of Disease, and most of them can use swarms of flies to do their bidding. Attracting insects is also available as a Flaw.
  • Food Chain of Evil: Some of the really old low Humanity vampires can only find nourishment from vampiric vitae, and since drinking it without killing the victim creates a blood bond, they go all the way. Those vampires who believe in Gehenna fear the day when the Antediluvians arise to consume their childer.
  • For Science!: The stated motivation of many of the Tzimisce. And the stuff they're willing to do For Science curls the hair of other vampires.

    Jack: A Tzimisce? No kiddin'! Those are some creepy evil bastards. Ran into one down in Mexico, had this whole village of experiments, like nothin' you ever seen in a movie. Sick, sick shit.

    • Only really true of some Tzimisce - their motivation is more often toward a greater understanding of their Body Horror discipline Vicissitude, the Path of Metamorphosis or both. Metamorphosis regards sharing information as a sin - if you aren't able to find out a secret then you aren't entitled to be given it.
    • Dr. Netchurch's motivation. By inflicting the same injury every time to test subjects and measuring their need for blood, he has discovered the blood point, which he terms VEU (vitae effectiveness unit). Netchurch responds to allegations of unethical practices by stating that every test subject has signed a disclaimer and is happy to participate. What the Malkavian doctor does not realize is that he unknowingly Dominates others to become test subjects.
  • Four Is Death: Cappadocius was diablerised on the fourth of April, 1444: 4/4/1444.
  • From Bad to Worse: And then From Bad To Worse again. With The End of the World as We Know It on the horizon, that's the most logical direction of plot development, really.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Mentioned in the original Clanbook: Tremere, St. Germain was an accomplished healer and alchemist who did generally good things and was never witnessed feeding. In fact, it is rumored he created an elixer to provide himself sustenance. Though linked to Clan Tremere, he is thought to be something much older.
    • This was also the schtick of many Healer caste Salubri, with a lot of them taking on such roles as the village healer, benevolent priest, community spiritual advisor or charitable stranger.
  • Frozen Fashion Sense: Quite common among ancillae and elders. Some of the oldest Methuselahs have never gotten used to this newfangled invention called clothing. As pointed out in the Revised Edition core rulebook, this can make them easily-identified (though not always easy to kill) targets for hunters - after all, a vampire wearing 18th-century clothing in a modern dance club is definitely going to stand out.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: A holdover from the very first edition, when Clan Malkavian was all about playing pranks on people and talking to faeries. Later editions' attempts to focus on the tragedy and seriousness of mental illness were often overshadowed by players playing "wacky" vampires. In LARP parlance these "wacky" Malks are often referred to as Bunny Eared Malks, Fluffy Malks, or Fish Malks.
  • Fur Against Fang: The natural enemies of the vampires are the eponymous creatures from the sister game Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
  • Gambit Pileup: And how! Many campaigns have become entirely self-sustaining (the Storyteller only serves as referee) because of this. Probably the best part is the occasional mention that the entire Jyhad, the long-running game of control and conquest between vampires, may have started as a practical joke. Oh, Malkav...
  • Gang Bangers: A very common starting enemy in most chronicles. Good as expendable Mooks, and little else. They are to VTM what Orcs and Goblins are to D&D.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Brujah were originally philosophers. Not so much these days.
  • Genius Loci:
    • A particularly horrifying version: many Tzimisce use their fleshcrafting power to create lairs that are at least partially made out of the still-living flesh of their hapless ghouls.
    • And then there's the Tzimisce Antediluvian, who figured the ghouls were hogging all the fun and became the bedrock of one of the biggest cities in the world. Poor New York.
  • Glamour: The Presence discipline.
  • Glamour Failure: Quite a few examples. Animals are agitated by the presence of vampires without the Animalism discipline or Animal Ken skill. Clan weaknesses give many vampires away. Most of them are also unable to keep food down, or approach fire. While Obfuscate may be used to conceal appearance or go invisible, innocents, children and those with True Faith can see through the glamour. A vampire can only roll as many dice for a Self-Control check as they have blood points available; a particularly hungry vampire will likely lose control when presented with a source of blood sooner rather than later.
  • God: Who do you think marked Caine in the first place?
  • God Guise: A chronicle in Berlin By Night revolves around the appearance of an extremely powerful vampire who claims to be Caine. Investigation by the player coterie reveals that he is actually a 5th generation Ravnos being controlled by the Setites, who uses his level 8 Chimerstry to become a Reality Warper performing miracles.
  • Good All Along: The Assamites were originally portrayed as blood-thirsty monsters hated and feared by the other clans, but the revised clanbook put a much more positive spin on them as warriors against evil. Although later books tried to tone this down a bit, the Assamites are still the clan with the healthiest attitude towards humans, mostly ignoring them altogether. Their Path of Blood has avoiding killing mortals as a main tenet, so all the evil of the clan is directed towards other vampires.
  • Gothic Punk: Pretty much the Ur-Example and the Trope Namer.b
  • Guns vs. Swords: Definitely in favor of swords, which can inflict lethal damage, while vampires are very resilient to gunfire. A competent swordsman is a much more serious threat to a vampire than a sharpshooter.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The Brujah's clan weakness. Also true for any low-Humanity vampire.
  • Heavy Sleeper: A consequence of low Humanity. Some Sabbat vampires cannot bring themselves to rise from sleep even if their haven is on fire.
  • Hell on Earth: What would happen if an Omnicidal Maniac Baali vampire managed to succeed in using the "Open the Way" power. Fortunately, this ritual is so complex, costly and likely to fail that it never worked in the few times in which it was attemptednote When Clanbook: Baali laid the actual mechanics for attempting the ritual out... well, let's just say it may be the hardest thing in the entire game to pull off. And those who tried it got what was coming to them.
  • Hemo Erotic
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: The six surviving Salubri healers (if you believe they actually exist). The Tremere want them dead,so they convinced the Camarilla of the supposed horrible crimes comitted by the "soul eaters".
  • Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act: The vampires may have run society from the shadows since time immemorial and had a hand in everything from Rome to modern politics... But it's explicitly stated that the Third Reich was all human-made. Not necessarily out of any moral consideration, mind you, but rather that they hate the idea of their food source killing itself off.
  • Hive Drone: The Blood Brothers bloodline, created by vampire sorcerers to serve as shock troops, consists of groups of vampires that can share their senses and abilities and communicate telepathically. The process by which they’re created also destroys their creativity, individuality and personality.
  • Hive Mind: It's strongly suggested that Malkav currently lives in the head of every vampire of Clan Malkavian as the Malkavian Madness Network, and it's normally tuned down. When he turns it up, things get... weird.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Caine cursed the Antediluvians (minus the virtuous Saulot) with curses that stemmed from their own nature. This was passed to their childer.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Potent True Faith can do this. Areas with high Ambient Faith ratings generally cause great discomfort to Kindred; but vampires with low Humanity and self-control can actually be destroyed by them. The Baali's bloodline weakness makes them particularly susceptible to this. Of course, True Faith is rather rare in the World of Darkness...
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Cappadocius ignored his childer's objections and embraced Augustus Giovanni, a depraved and ambitious man who would eventually diablerize him and destroy his clan.
  • Horrifying Hero: The nicest player characters can at best become this. The sourcebooks make it clear that, even in Golconda or at very high Humanity, a vampire is still an undead monstrosity.
  • Horror Hunger: There's the usual thirst for blood, which can lead a starving vampire into Frenzy trying to slake their thirst. And then there's Methuselah's Thirst. Simply put, elder vampires eventually can only derive sustenance from other vampires. But drinking vampire blood induces Blood Bond, so they would go all the way to Diablerie. But what about the truly ancient ones? If your elder needs to drink vampire blood, what would his elder drink?
  • Humanity Ensues: One theoretical possibility for a vampire that achieves Golconda is to become human again. Canonically, it's never been known to happen; whether a player could achieve it is left to the Storyteller's discretion.
    • The climax of the "Wormwood" Gehenna scenario, if your vampire was "good" enough. Poor Freox. . .
  • Humanoid Abomination: While many elder vampires are weird, the Assamite Methuselah Ur-Shulgi doesn't even pretend to anything resembling humanity. It is genderless, looks like a scarred, burned child, its thought processes are completely incomprehensible to lesser beings, and the rules for fighting it can be summed up with "You lose."
  • Hypnotic Eyes: Dominate powers. Also the first level of the Setites' special magic, which is called "The Eyes of the Serpent."
  • Hypocrite: Camarilla elders will punish diablerists with horrible deaths and ban the practice in strongest terms - but quite a few of them got to where they are the very same way.
  • I Am a Monster: Really evil vampire factions also tend to use alternate Karma Meters based on this trope, so that they may wreck shit and do Squicky stuff without instant degeneration into animals.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The curse of the Nagaraja bloodline. They have to consume human flesh along with blood to gain nourishment.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Even when a new vampire isn't created purely as a servant, and doesn't mind his new condition, his relationship with his sire often goes sour sooner or later, because vampires have centuries to get sick of each other and their unlifestyle greatly facilitates distrust and paranoia.
  • Inescapable Horror: In the Gehenna scenario "The Crucible of God" Tzimisce becomes this.
  • Intrinsic Vow: A creature under the effect of a Blood Bond tries to obey its Regnant's wishes, but will not follow orders that violate its core principles.
  • I Resemble That Remark! Clan Brujah's weakness is being more susceptible to frenzy. When other vampires mention this weakness it often makes them mad enough that they go into a frenzy.
  • Islam: A large minority of the Nosferatu are Muslims and call themselves the Hajj. The Lasombra also had a significant Muslim branch before the Anarch Revolt. The Assamites are an interesting case, since a plurality of the clan were Muslim; but after the Methuselah ur-Shulgi's awakening and takeover of the clan, they have been persecuted. A schism has occurred among the Assamites, with many Muslims defecting to the Camarilla.
  • It Can Think: A big part of what makes wights (vampires who have lost themselves to The Beast) so dangerous is that they are cunning, feral predators and not mindlessly violent zombies. Archons are sometimes deployed to handle the situation, particularly if the wight happens to be a powerful, centuries old vampire.
  • Karma Meter: One of the major sources of angst is the fact that you will lose points on your Humanity Karma Meter. It's practically the entire point of the game in many ways.
  • Kill It with Fire: Theoretically, this is the next best thing against vampires after sunlight. In practice, supernatural beings, including other vampires, can and often do have better means of vampire-slaying...although white phosphorus grenades are still not to be underestimated.
  • Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: Standard.
  • Kiss of the Vampire: A vampire's bite is actually called "the Kiss," and is described as being unspeakably pleasurable for both vampire and victim. Except for the Giovanni. Their clan weakness is that their bite hurts more than it reasonably should.
  • Knight Templar: The Society of Leopold falls into this category, an uber-Orthodox Catholic secret society routinely described as the modern Inquisition.
  • Level Drain: There is a Thaumaturgical ritual called Quenching the Lambent Flame which raises a vampire's Generation to 13. Elder Baali have a Daimonion power that lowers Humanity or Path rating.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Celerity grants super-speed; Potence grants super-strength. Brujah have both as clan disciplines, and naturally have a reputation as lightning bruisers.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Starts kicking in for elders and fully in effect for Methuselahs. Level 5 Celerity, Melee and Potence make a physically-oriented vampire a Tremere ancilla's worst nightmare. However, beyond level 5 the law of diminishing returns is in effect, so that moving really really really fast is not worth the XP after being really really fast. In contrast, sorcery takes centuries to master, but then allows a Methuselah to cast curses on entire clans or destroy bloodlines, rendering most physical stats irrelevant. The exception is Fortitude; you can't have too much Fortitude.
  • Living Doll Collector: Depraved masters of Dominate. The Tzimisce. Mortals in third stage vinculums. People under enough Majesty. Really, we could go on all night.
  • Looks Like Orlok: Nosferatu have a tendency to take on the "Orlok" look in official artwork (especially since the concept of the clan is inspired by him).
  • Lord British Postulate: Most famously found in the Rules for Fighting Caine: "You lose." However, this isn't limited to Caine; Antediluvians and Methuselahs are, in general, not given stats because any coterie of random PCs has no chance against living gods with Disciplines in the 8-10 range, and the game designers don't give them stats for precisely this reason. Such characters only die because the plot demands it.
  • Lunacy: The Malkavians were originally known as the Moon Clan.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Vampires are veeeery prone to Manipulative Bastardry. Easily available Mind Control powers and demands of the Masquerade help to push them further in this direction.
    • The richest clans with the greatest influence over mortals are the Ventrue, Tremere, Giovanni and Lasombra. Guess which of the 13 clans have Dominate as a clan discipline.
  • Masquerade: Camarilla vampires have codified this into an explicit Tradition, with Final Death penalty for violating it. Other vampires also maintain it, even if some of them are very vocal about their hatred for it.
  • Maximum HP Reduction: Aggravated Damage is sustained from fire, sunlight, and holy relics, and cannot be healed or regenerated by most normal means.
  • Medical Horror: The Path of Death and the Soul.
  • Metaplot: Oh so much. Beckett's Jyhad Diary is basically one big guide to the game's metaplots and how to make use of them, with a few twists of its own thrown in there.
  • Mighty Whitey: The majority of Ebony Kingdom Ventrue like to think they are this.
  • Min-Maxing: Mostly averted. Traits, Skills and Disciplines are all taken into account to determine success in Feats, and since boosting one of these to level 5 is really expensive XP-wise, the smarter choice is to spread your XP around to maximize performance. Furthermore, disciplines are rarely automatic successes, instead requiring you to 'roll Stealth + Dexterity' for example, so a well-balanced character works best.
  • Mind-Control Conspiracy: Elders use their powers of Presence and Dominate very liberally to enforce their wills, thinking themselves at the top of the Jyhad. Most of them are quite unaware that their grandsires and even clan founders are very much in charge and using them as pawns in their proxy wars thanks to even higher levels of these disciplines.
  • Mind Rape: Malkavians can inflict crippling insanity through the Dementation discipline. High-end Dominate powers can mold your head into any configuration of the vampire's choosing.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: An ancient's tomb in the "Diablerie: Britain" chronicle has, among other traps, a mirror enchanted to reflect the Beast's true form. Vampires with high Self-Control can overcome the shock and avoid Rotschreck; but since diablerists already have low Humanity and Self-Control, the mirror is quite effective.
  • The Missing Faction: The lost/extinct vampire clans: the Cappadocians and the Salubri. The Giovanni and the Tremere filled in the power vacuum they left behind in the Final Nights. Coincidentally, they both usurped the previous clans' positions.
  • Missing Reflection: The Lasombra don't leave images on cameras and mirrors.
  • Mistaken Age: You should NEVER try to judge a vampire's power by his looks; that teenage girl might just be an elder. This is one of the reasons why vampires don't simply attack each other on sight: they have no way of knowing how old or experienced the other is.
  • Mistaken Identity: It's possible to take several clan weaknesses as flaws, which can result in other vampires misidentifying another's clan. Depending on the situation, this could be a boon or a severe drawback - if you're a Camarilla vampire that has the Lasombra clan weakness, be ready to explain. A lot.
  • Monster Progenitor: Caine is the first Vampire.
  • Moral Myopia: Extremely common among vampires, as psychologically distancing themselves from human herds makes their night-to-night unlives so much easier.
    • It exists within clans, too. The Lasombra, the Giovanni and the Tzimisce are utter bastards to each other, but if anyone dares try treat them the way they treat everyone else, God help them.
  • Mugging the Monster: Mugging a vampire is generally a bad, bad mistake. Vampires themselves can have their short Oh, Crap! moment when their most recent victim turns out to be a werewolf.
    • Attempting to diablerize an Antediluvian is a very bad idea, because even if you somehow succeed, there's a good chance that they will simply take over your body. When a vampire publicly announces the successful diablerie of an Antediluvian and then disappears or goes into torpor, it generally means something very bad has happened to them. Unless you are already 4th Generation (one step below the Antediluvians); Troile, the 4th Generation Brujah, managed to pull the "eat the vampire dad" successfully.
  • Muggles Do It Better / Not So Harmless: Individual humans ignorant of the existence of vampires are all but helpless if they find themselves confronting one, but humans in very large numbers, humans with powerful modern weapons, and humans educated in the ways of the undead can pose quite a danger to the average vampire indeed. This, of course, is why the Masquerade exists in the first place.
  • Murder Makes You Crazy: Murder is one of the fastest ways to lose Humanity, and by the time vampires get to Humanity 1, they will be barely coherent monsters rambling in their blood-soaked havens.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Blood Buff and Potence are magical means of raising strength, so there's no way of telling how strong a vampire is by his or her looks. A Lasombra embraced as a teenage girl might just lift a car and bash you over the head with it.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The first people Caine turned were a pair of perfect lovers whom he wanted to give immortality as a gift to absolve his previous sins. Heartbroken that they were not going to be able to have children, they committed suicide together. Caine was so upset that he forbid anyone to speak their names and refused to embrace anyone else for many years.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: The Camarilla actually suppresses this mindset, as it is detrimental to the Masquerade. The Sabbat and some other groups embrace it.
    • The Path of the Feral Heart, followed mostly by Gangrel and the rare Brujah and Nosferatu, has acceptance of the Beast as its main tenet, and so most adherents fall into this category.
  • Nightmare Face: The Tzimisce, Nosferatu, Samedi, Harbingers of Skulls and some Gangrel.
  • Nintendo Hard: In terms of the sheer number of dice-rolling and prep work needed to pull off, "Open the Way," the level 10 ability of Daimonion introduced in Clanbook Baali, may just be the hardest thing in the game to attempt, assuming the Storyteller is generous enough to even allow a player to try. First, you need to be a Baali (the clan every other clan considers kill-on-sight). Then, you need to be third generation, or somehow able to use a ten dot ability some other way. That's right, you need to somehow become the equivalent of an Antediluvian, usually only seen during Gehenna scenarios. Then, your character needs to chant, uninterrupted, for forty-eight hours. Keep in mind, that's forty-eight hours straight, meaning you're going to need to make several willpower rolls to not fall asleep during the daylight hours. Once the prep work is complete, the ritual itself involves a sacrifice of one hundred innocents, with untainted souls; have fun using Sense the Sin on all of them to make sure one of them doesn't have any skeletons in their closet that can mess up your ritual. Oh, and they all must have at least four points of Conscience. And for the grand finale? Spend nine points of permanent Willpower against a Willpower roll with a difficulty of ten - meaning, you've got one shot at this - in an attempt to summon an Eldritch Abomination into the world. During all of this time, if anyone else at the table has any sanity, they should be going all out to try to stop you. If you succeed, congratulations, your character is no longer playable due to Demonic Possession, and you've probably just started something even worse than Gehenna, something the Clanbook itself lampshades.
  • No Immortal Inertia
  • No Saving Throw: Unless you have Fortitude, you cannot soak aggravated damage (fire, sunlight, vampire claws, supernatural effects).
  • Noble Demon: Vampires on the Path of Honorable Accord are in contrast to their brethren in the Sabbat. They place honor and chivalry foremost and never go back on their word. Background books state that they prevented the Sabbat from disintegrating in its early days and drafted its only 'laws', the Code of Milan. Their chivalry does not mean that they are any nicer to humans, however.
  • Not So Different: For all of the Camarilla's Civility and the Sabbat's "You're a monster, ACT like it" mentality, much of the rules that govern the Camarilla also govern the Sabbat, they just come about it from different angles. For instance, the Camarilla's masquerade is in place to keep mortals from finding out about vampires and mobilizing accordingly. The Sabbat employs a similar law, but with the justification that they're better than mortals anyway and don't need to associate with such rabble.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: A common tactic for Malkavians is to act even crazier than they really are.
  • Obvious Rule Patch:
    • Turning a werewolf into a vampire is a transparently bad idea but it's also pretty much an inevitable one. After some half-starts and ill-advised avenues that threatened to create walking Game Breakers, the rules were eventually bent into such a shape that the feat is still possible on paper but incredibly (and fortunately) difficult to pull off.
    • When the creators broke down and allowed dhampirs into the game, they made a rule more or less banning them from combining with any other supernatural type.
    • Celerity was, briefly, almost the only power a vampire needed to become a walking cyclone of melee badassery, and was eventually nerfed.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Quite a few, although most are fringe groups or lone lunatics with little chance of success. The Giovanni, oddly, have a master plan that means merging the worlds of the living and the dead—exactly how well this would work out for them isn't clear, since they never pull it off.
  • One Stat to Rule Them All: Generation is a potent thing indeed. Once a vampire gets a sufficient number of Generational brackets over you, there's basically no way to beat them without resorting to downright unfair methods. On a more mundane note, few attributes are as powerful as Dexterity, which is used for attacking and defending in combat as well as most physical challenges.
  • Only Sane Man: Beckett, the Kindred historian and archaeologist. Too bad he's wrong about Caine and the Antediluvians being just a myth.
  • Our Ghouls Are Creepier: Ghouls are mortal servants of vampires who gain magical powers (and an overwhelming addiction) by drinking the blood of their masters. They're routinely coerced/forced into unspeakable acts and are extra-prone to mental illness, and the resulting behavior is a big part of the reason they're called "ghouls" to begin with.
  • Our Souls Are Different: There are a few subtle hints that the Beast is the closest thing a Kindred has to a soul.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: 13 clans plus umpteen extra bloodlines plus the Kuei-jin means there's almost no subtype of vampire myth or trope that goes unexplored.
  • Ouroboros: The clan symbol of the Tzimisce.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: The Camarilla. Half the people present are trying to be angry without offending anyone, and the other half are trying to get the first half to frenzy just for lulz.
  • Picky People Eater: Ventrue are inherently limited to only feeding on a limited group of potential victims as a clan flaw; other vampires can take the flaw at character creation.
  • Pinball Protagonist: In "Crucible of God," this is part of the point of the adventure; as it says, "the player characters become Destiny's bitches." The active players are Antediluvians who the player characters cannot possibly hope to oppose, and the player characters either act as minions of more powerful vampires or just try to survive while the world gets wrecked, culminating in being railroaded into an ending where they have to ask God to kill Tzimisce for them. If they don't, the game expressly says that nothing they do matters.
  • Playing Sick: "Schere's Disease" was created to mimic vampire symptoms and to be used as a cover-story, explaining why someone burns in sunlight and needs to drink blood from a medical perspective. The Schere Foundation was likewise created to give out false information about the disorder and provide medical credentials for individual vampires who might need them.
  • Poisonous Friend: Ghouls can often become this.
  • Power Born of Madness: Clan Malkavian and their Dementation Discipline.
  • Power Perversion Potential: This game does not stop at "potential." In-universe, the most common uses of Dominate, Presence, and Blood Bonds are to essentially make sex slaves (blood slaves, really, but the difference is largely academic).
    • There was even an official erotic novel. It may not be canonical, but White Wolf did publish one.
  • Power Parasite: Diablerie, which involves eating the soul of someone if you want to get their powers. It's a serious crime, even for vampires of this setting.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The main difference between the Sabbat and the Camarilla is that the Sabbat use their vampire abilities to be the biggest dicks they can. The Camarilla favor a lower profile; not because they're not also dicks, just because it suits their ends.
  • Premature Empowerment: This often happens with people being Embraced (turned into a vampire) without being asked first, then being taught how to act in their new lives.
    • It's a standard procedure of the Sabbat, which performs mass Embraces, with the victims being buried and those who dig themselves out being brought into the group.
    • The adventure "Blood Nativity" is about a group of people being Embraced simultaneously and being forced to fend for themselves without any training. Those who survive can join vampire society.
  • Pride: Everything Tremere ever did, which caused massive, ever-lasting shifts and rends in vampiric society, came about because he never admitted failure. One wiki sums up every one of his actions with "It half-worked".
    • Also Caine himself. The Book of Nod reveals that he was offered forgiveness and release from his curse by God three times and each time refused because doing so meant submitting to another's will. There are even hints that that offer is still open, that Caine could redeem himself and all other vampires at any time, but still refuses to accept forgiveness until God asks him for forgiveness first.
  • Prophecy Twist: The rise of thin-blooded vampires is supposed to herald Gehenna, the vampire apocalypse, so a lot of vampires' reactionary plan is to kill then en masse. The catch? Killing them is precisely what instigates the end of the world.
  • Psychic Surgery: Tzimisce. Seldom used for healing.
  • Punic Wars: In the setting, Carthage was founded by the Brujah as a city where vampires of all clans could walk openly among humans. A rivalry with the Roman Ventrue and their Malkavian and Toreador allies developed into a proxy war; and eventually the Romans directly attacked Carthage and razed it to the ground. The Brujah and the Ventrue have been at odds ever since. This is listed as the first true war of the Jyhad, rather than conflicts between individual vampires and their broods.
  • The Punishment: Vampires came into existence as a result of God's curse on Caine, presumably aimed at making Caine repent. As you can guess, this worked about as well as most examples of The Punishment.
  • Railroading:
    • The Metaplot may or may not try to do this, depending on the GM and fan. But one example that just jumps from the book to beat you to death is in New York by Night, where the writer pretty much orders you to explore the deep meaningful theological discussions between two hunters (a young angry man with a crippled sister (Mike and Zhanna) and a ex-security guard (Bobby)), that your players should stop the game to pay attention and if they die, that they should lose Karma points instantly and brutally.
    • The choo-choo is written directly on the page in Crucible of God's "Masquerade's End" episode.

    Please note that this episode involves grossly unfair treatment of the players’ characters. The characters become Destiny’s bitches. At every stage, examine the characters’ actions for ways that things might go wrong and make matters worse — and have that happen. In particular, remember that you, as Storyteller, can make Cainite powers fail at any time.

  • Real Men Wear Pink: The Brujah antitribu wear purple as a sign of clan affiliation. Mind, they are generally considered the Sabbat's shock troops. Badass indeed.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Vampires stop aging at the moment of their transformation, which leads to this trope. And often to Squick.
  • Recycled In Space: There are settings for the Dark Ages, the Victorian Age, the Far East, and Darkest Africa.
  • Religion of Evil: The Followers of Set. Their whole faith revolves around corrupting others, including each other. Their special Karma Meter includes options like the Path of Ecstasy (sample moral precept: "To resist temptation is a great wrong") and the Path of the Warrior (sample moral precept: "You are a warrior; do not hesitate to kill").
  • Religious Vampire: Not counting the Followers of Set and the Baali (who worship demons), there are a few vampires that practice traditional religion:
    • Saulot was one of the Antidiluvians and regarded as the most faithful Cainite to God. He established the Road to Heaven (known as "Via Caelis" among Christians and "Tariq-el-Sama" among Muslims), a path that teaches vampires to control their Beast through religious devotion.
    • The Lasombra were heavily involved with the Catholic Church and used it to advance their schemes, most notably the Spanish Inquisition to root out rival factions. One of the most well-known examples of this trope is Archbishop Ambrosious Luis Moçada, who viewed legitimately viewed vampirism as a gift and saw himself as God's instrument.
    • Played with the Giovanni, who are nominally Catholic, but all they do is pay lip service to the faith. Still, because of their strict traditions, atheism is considered grounds for excommunication.
  • Resist the Beast
  • Retcon: Along with a Continuity Snarl worthy of any comic timeline. Each new edition changes things and the flavor of the verse (even the 20th anniversary edition - it may not update the metaplot, but it still changes things up). There are splats that confound, sneer at or simply invalidate others, and the sheer amount of rumors is frankly ridiculous. There is a reason why Vampire is synonymous in RPG circles with metaplot... and railroading.
  • Reviving Enemy: A tried-and-true combat tactic of the Ravnos and Ventrue. They can survive massive damage thanks to Fortitude, but like to play dead until their foe thinks he or she is done and walks away ...
  • Rise from Your Grave: The Sabbat rite for siring. The embraced human is hit over the head with a shovel and buried. Those with strong wills manage to dig themselves out; the less fortunate fall into torpor.
    • This was originally a Cappadocian tradition before adoption and perversion by the Sabbat. The Cappadocians would aim for the opposite effect: only those with enough willpower not to burst out of the grave in hungered and terrified frenzy were deemed suitable for the clan. The ones who panicked or frenzied were put down immediately, while those who endured were dug out and inducted into the Clan proper.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: Vampire blood allows animals to grow far beyond normal size; naturally, the Nosferatu use giant ghoul rats (and even alligators) to defend their sewer lairs.
  • Romanticized Abuse: Often, the relationship between vampires and ghouls. And between vampires and pet humans. And between vampires and other vampires...
  • Rule of Seven:
    • The Tremere like to organize themselves around the number seven, with each leader responsible for seven subordinates. In practice, since there aren't enough Tremere around to realize this ambition, only the top of the pyramid obeys the rule of seven.
    • In some versions of the healer Salubri, there are said to be only seven of them at any time.
  • Rule of Three:
    • Three drinks of a vampire's blood binds the drinker to that vampire's will.
    • The Antediluvians (progenetors of the modern clans) were the third generation of vampires.
    • The second generation consisted of three vampires.
  • Sadist: The Toreador antitribu are undeniably this. In the Revised Edition of Guide to the Sabbat, they "find human suffering, pain, and cruelty beautiful" and "take pleasure in the torment of others and reveling in the gore with which they surround themselves." Even some of the other Sabbat find them disgusting, believing that the "Perverts" are only interested in suffering for suffering's sake rather then a specific purpose.
  • Salt the Earth: When Troile realized during the Battle of Carthage that the Brujah had lost, she embraced her 4th generation Baali lover and together they melded into the earth. The Ventrue had the Romans salt the earth to prevent them from rising again; however, there are mentions in the V20 books of an ancient Baali presence stirring in the ruins of Carthage...
  • Scaled Up: Setites' powers revolve around turning into snakes. Gangrel can turn into any predatory creature, but a significantly powerful one can turn into a dragon. High-end Vicissitude powers such as Zulo war-form and Chiropteran Marauder allow the Tzimisce to turn into powerful beasts with a nightmarish aspect.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can:
    • The level 5 Serpentis power allows a vampire to take out its own heart so that they are immune to staking and some other forms of attack; powerful Setites usually keep them in canopic jars.
    • The Children of the Outer Dark are Eldritch Abominations the Baali are supposed to keep asleep by performing monstrous atrocities. Problem is, there's the occasional Baali (or other infernalist) who gets it in their head to wake them up, or risks doing so by accident...
  • Seamless Spontaneous Lie: Of the supernatural sort; an advanced Auspex power allows a vampire to make up intricate stories on the spot.
  • See the Invisible: To pierce through Obfuscate, a vampire needs an Auspex level greater than or equal to the level of the Obfuscate power. Low-level Obfuscate powers fall to careful observation and some logical thinking.
  • Sexy Packaging: The cover of the first Tzimisce splatbook combines this with Covers Always Lie. It displays a voluptuous and scantily clad blond woman in a sexy pose. Which is clued in on the back cover, which can be seen here (NSFW WARNING)◊.
  • Shattered Sanity: The emblem of Clan Malkavian is a shattered mirror, symbolising both their fractured minds and the fragments of deeper truths they see.
  • Sliding Scale of Vampire Friendliness: The best are coldly indifferent to humans. The worst, well ...
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: The Toreadors (Snobs) and the Nosferatu (Slobs).
  • The Social Darwinist: Clan Lasombra practically monopolizes this trope with all the factions within it implementing social darwinism in both their behavior and laws. They are completely unapologetic in their goal of creating a world where the weak are made to be subservient obeying the strong.
  • Society Marches On:
    • The entire setting ended in 2004, one year before YouTube came alive. In the Camarilla sourcebook, it stated that the Masquerade was by that point already becoming more and more difficult to uphold because our society was voyeurist with international instantaneous devices in the hands of the humans.
    • The 20th Anniversary edition updates the setting to the 2010s, with all the potential that implies. The artwork vampire in the Giovanni section even has a smartphone in hand.
    • And the fifth edition brings it to its logical conclusion: Technologically illiterate elders, neonates with weak powers and Sabbati with disdain for staying hidden can't keep up the masquerade in an era of ubiquitous public and private cameras and mass surveillance - the Second Inquisition begins.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Among the favorite tropes of clan Brujah.
  • Sourcebook
  • Splat
  • Stages of Monster Grief: All over the place. Some highlights: Most Camarilla vamps are Fully Embraced Fiends, with the occasional Golconda seeker. The Sabbat and Tzimisce in particular are fully into embracing their sadistic natures.
  • Sticky Fingers: Each Ravnos has an irresistible vice as their clan weakness. Kleptomania is a very common choice among players.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Subverted. Losing control to the Beast does not make you meaningfully stronger and the mindless frenzy associated with that is a major disadvantage more often than not.
  • Swarm of Rats: A tactic commonly used by the Nosferatu; other users of Animalism can also pull it off.
  • Take That!: The Brujah clanbook has a premade character with the archetype of "Fake Rapper." He's a white poser obviously riffing on Vanilla Ice, whose record label infamously put out a phony autobiography claiming that he had gang ties. The character has no streetwise or combat abilities. He is contrasted on the next page by a "real" rapper who looks more like Dr. Dre and has the kind of stats you'd expect from a legitimate gang-banger.
  • Tears of Blood: Although possible, very few vampires would be driven to it. One Flaw a character can take is Stigmata, which is usually a wound or injury of some sort, but can manifest as bleeding from the eyes.
  • Telepathy: Auspex 4.
  • Third Eye: The Salubri. It's linked to their special Discipline so much that any other vampire who manages to learn more than the first level will start growing one, too.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: There are thirteen clans (not including Caitiff and Antitribu). Further, unless a player spends points during character creation, all player characters are thirteenth generation vampires.
  • This Is a Work of Fiction: Most Vampire: The Masquerade books come with one of these disclaimers. The book on Thaumaturgy states that the spells don't work, while the one on Paths states "You are not a vampire".
  • To Win Without Fighting: The proper way to play the Jyhad. Attacking a vampire is always extremely risky, since clever ones keep some strong abilities secret. Physical violence is also frowned upon unless in the right context. The most dangerous vampires prepare schemes covering decades that result in humiliation or destruction for the enemy. In any case, why would you need to fight a vampire if you can just manipulate the city council into demolishing their haven in the middle of the day?
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Were surprisingly effective during the Inquisition. Turns out that a large mob wielding fire is a match for most vampires.
  • Town with a Dark Secret: Pretty much every setting in the game is guaranteed to have a sleeping Methuselah or trapped demon secretly manipulating events and playing elders like pawns. In the Dark Ages supplements, expect a Baali coven to show up.
  • The Tragic Rose: Appears in one form or another on the covers of the corebooks. Also, the clan symbol for the Toreador.
  • Treacherous Advisor: A few foolish or power-hungry princes enlist help from the Setites. It turns out as well as you'd expect.
  • Treacherous Quest Giver: The norm in this game. No vampire will just pat you on the back and reward you: they mean to use you.
  • Treasure Chest Cavity: Tzimisce with fleshcrafting can do this.
  • Truce Zone: Elysium, those officially declared social hotspots where vampires gather and are forbidden from (direct) conflict.
  • True Companions: More or less forced on Sabbat packs. Essentially, each member binds himself to the pack in order to prevent domination by others. While members of the same pack don't necessarily like each other, the supernaturally enforced loyalty ensures personal differences have little or no impact on a pack's warfighting ability.
  • Undead Child: "Child" is an available flaw. As one Fauxtivational Poster puts it, "In due time your name may cause shudders among the Kindred... but mortals will always ask why you're up so late on a school night."
  • Undead Tax Exemption: Discussed and justified, in vampires frequently using their powers of mind control and their own skills at politicking to set these up. One preferred method of Passive-Aggressive Kombat involves finding ways to revoke your rival's Undead Tax Exemption.
    • Lampshaded in The Book of Nod, where one of Cane's proverbs is "in all times there is a Caesar, pay him his due," and the annotation notes that one of the biggest modern threats to the Masquerade is the IRS and tax evasion by vampires.
  • Undeathly Pallor: Gets worse as a vampire ages (except for the Assamites, who grow darker). The Blush of Life is a vampiric ability that allows a vampire to look hale and healthy, but the cost in blood points is tied to Humanity. Humanity of 8 and above can do it for free; each level lower than 8 costs an extra point. There is a flaw that prevents Blush of Life from being used, making this enforced; the Cappadocians universally had it as a clan flaw.
  • Underground City: Many of the larger Nosferatu warrens.
  • Unfinished Business: One of the reasons ghosts exist. The Giovanni exploit this by doing horrible, horrible things simply to produce wraiths so they can enslave them.
  • Unholy Ground: The demonic entity Kupala is bound within the soil of Eastern Europe.
  • Using You All Along: The norm. Make the assumption that every NPC is secretly under an elder's control; and that every quest you perform benefits some other vampire who has been manipulating you from the start.
  • Überwald: Transylvania in the World of Darkness, of course.
  • Vampire Hunter: Come in normal and Imbued varieties. The best of them, armed with True Faith, supernatural powers and modern weaponry, can maybe take down an ancilla if they're lucky and Crazy-Prepared. However, they are a serious threat to neonates, and their numbers have started growing rapidly, so that they will eventually outnumber their enemies.
  • Vampire Monarch: Caine, though he's not particularly interested in ruling his vampiric descendants. That task falls to the Antediluvians.
  • Vampire Variety Pack: Possibly the Trope Codifier, using a whopping thirteen clans to make sure they really covered all their bases when it comes to vampire myths.
  • Vampires Are Rich: Many of them are. As the corebook points out, between being Really 700 Years Old and having Mind Control powers, it's not that hard for a vampire to accumulate lots of cash. The Ventrue and the Giovanni also tend to recruit people who are already very wealthy into their clans.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: There's no actual sex, but this trope is what the Presence Discipline is all about. It's a Clan Discipline for the Toreador and the Followers of Set, naturally. Whether or not vampires can have sex seems to vary, but the general consensus is that even when they can have it, they don't really enjoy it. It's a good means to an end sometimes, though.
  • Vampire Bites Suck: The clan curse of the Giovanni, the Lamia bloodline in Dark Ages, and also a Flaw that can be taken by other Kindred. Also a natural side consequence of the Nagaraja clan weakness (needing to devour actual flesh as well as blood).
  • Vampire Procreation Limit: In order to produce a vampire, the sire must exsanguinate a human to the brink of death, then feed them a few drops of vampire "vitae" and make a huge effort of will to revive them (represented by the permanent loss of a Willpower dot, which must be bought back with Experience Points). Feeding vitae to a healthy human temporarily empowers them as a Ghoul instead.
  • Vampiric Draining: Unlike Cainites, the Kuei-jin can obtain nourishment this way.
  • Villain Has a Point: The Sabbat go on about fighting the Antediluvians when they're not torturing people. Turns out that having your Antediluvian destroyed in the past is the one thing that gives you a shot at surviving Gehenna.note Too bad the Sabbat couldn't pull it off.
  • Villain Protagonist: The Kindred are not Friendly Neighborhood Vampires. Vampires can be as good or as evil as any human, but it's tough to stay a nice guy and also stay alive (or undead) in the World of Darkness.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Vamps who let their karma meter slide too much may end up in this as well, as will those who run afoul of powerful Malkavians.
  • Warm Blood Bags Are Everywhere: When vampires are hungry, this can lead to frenzy.
  • Warrior Poet: Older members of the Brujah clan have tendencies toward this. Younger members tend to be less cerebral and more smashy.
  • Was Once a Man: One of the main themes of the game.
  • Weakened by the Light: The clan weakness of the Followers of Set.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: As there are thirteen vampire clans, never mind multiple bloodlines, and each of them has a unique weakness, some examples of this trope are inevitable. Not having a reflection simply isn't in the same league as being an obviously hideous monster, incurably insane, or at the mercy of great beauty.
  • Wham Episode: The Week of Nightmares, depicted at the end of the Time of Thin Blood book. The Ravnos Antediluvian wakes up and goes on a rampage in Bangladesh, causing the entire Ravnos clan to go insane for a week trying to kill each other and anyone else around, spitting out dangerous illusions. Three of the most powerful Eastern vampires try to stop him, conjuring a hurricane to block out the Sun. The hurricane prevents the Technocracy from using their orbital mirrors, so they launch a dual-plane (Skinland/Shadowland-affecting) nuclear weapon. It kills the Kuei-jin and hurts Ravnos. The hurricane dissipates and the Technocracy hits Ravnos with their mirrors of doom, which may not have worked if the Kuei-jin and the nuke hadn't hurt him first. In the wake an entire clan is near dead, the Antediluvians are clearly real and other consequences reverberate across all the other games.
  • The World Is Always Doomed: Averted. The metaplot builds up to Gehenna, and finally it happens.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: One flaw can give a character one, which will seriously hamper at least some part of their lives. In addition, this is yet another creepy Body Horror move that a Tzimisce can pull with Vicissitude.
  • Wretched Hive: Many cities in the setting, especially those controlled by the Sabbat. This makes a city or neighborhood much easier to defend for them, since they have a practically inexhaustible supply of shock troops in the local hoodlums. Camarilla attacks often make use of shock and awe tactics for a speedy victory, since they have no other means of forcing out mass-embracing Sabbat.
    • Inverted when the Camarilla writes a city off. The prince's last acts before retreating consist of letting mortal reformers and anti-corruption types loose. With the city's new Sabbat overlords deprived of resources and blood in the safer, cleaner city, it is ripe for a counter-attack.
  • Wrong Side All Along: After an encounter with a Methuselah, the Gangrel justicar Xaviar realizes that the Camarilla has been lying all along about the Antediluvians. He responds by taking the clan out of the Camarilla.
    • A Lasombra elder of the Sabbat recalls joining the Anarch Revolt after having an audience with Lasombra himself, and recognizing the evil of the creature.
    • On the other side of the line, a Sabbat Lasombra archbishop takes himself and his city over to the Camarilla after growing disillusioned and disgusted with the Sabbat.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: How Diablerie generally works. The twist is that it's mostly "evil" because it's inefficient, not because of the soul-consumption itself (regular feeding on mortals is thought to involve some soul-nibbling in itself). The feeding vampire gains a maximum of one age category, and the victim must be two higher for the practice to reliably result in any gains. So thousands of years of valuable life experience are being lost, with most of the soul 'escaping', and the loss to the community and more importantly your prince's court is often crippling.
  • Zerg Rush: The standard tactic of the Sabbat is to mass-embrace lots of people and throw them at the Camarilla. While these poor shovelheads are slaughtered by the enemy, they also help pin them down while more experienced Sabbat packs wipe them out. Rushes are also the best way to take down a lonely elder, who could easily solo an inexperienced coterie.
    • If a Shovelhead SURVIVES their mission, they're admitted into the Sect in full as "True Sabbat", so if you want to get past your first night or two as a Sabbat-Sired Kindred, you only have to survive a suicide mission!
    • The Ravnos practicing this in their battles with the Kuei-Jin is what caused the Week of Nightmares. Long story short, the Ravnos would mass embrace childer, and send them into battle against their enemies. These increasingly weaker childer would die quickly. The increasing amount of deaths of these descendants is what eventually caused their Antediluvian to wake up.
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Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ouachita County, AR   0.43% (,154 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR   0.29% (,023)
from Columbia County, AR   0.27% (,610)

5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 (,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here: 5.38%
Arkansas average: 6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, AR   0.61% (,717 average AGI)
to Ouachita County, AR   0.30% (,870)
to Columbia County, AR   0.24% (,703)

Strongest AM radio stations in Strong:

  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KMLB (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Strong:


TV broadcast stations around Strong:

  • K46DT (Channel 46; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HO (Channel 69; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K36DR (Channel 36; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KYPX (Channel 49; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • K48EP (Channel 48; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K59FJ (Channel 59; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K29DC (Channel 29; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K40EF (Channel 40; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K50EK (Channel 50; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57GF (Channel 57; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K63FX (Channel 63; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K66EX (Channel 66; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strong fatal accident list:

Sep 14, 2010 03:00 PM, New London Rd., Lat: 33.12029, Lon: -92.34314, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 2010 11:50 PM, New London Rd., Lat: 33.12851, Lon: -92.33890, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Feb 15, 2006 04:37 PM, Norsworthy, Lat: 33.16568, Lon: -92.34749, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 26, 2005 05:33 AM, Sr-82-07, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 5,000Total average daily traffic
  • 50Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,610Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

Drinking water stations with addresses in Strong and their reported violations in the past:

AURELLE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 310, Purch groundwater):

Past monitoring violations:

  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

Incident types - Strong

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Strong, AR Name Count Lived (average)
Most common first names in Strong, AR among deceased individuals
James 32 73.3 years
John 26 76.0 years
George 21 71.7 years
William 17 75.0 years
Annie 13 75.2 years
Robert 12 64.0 years
Mary 12 80.1 years
Jessie 11 69.3 years
Willie 11 72.5 years
Charles 9 64.4 years
Last name Count Lived (average)
Most common last names in Strong, AR among deceased individuals
Smith 38 75.4 years
Williams 18 79.4 years
Norris 17 77.6 years
White 17 74.9 years
Ward 14 70.8 years
Ford 12 70.5 years
Burson 12 84.4 years
Henry 11 77.8 years
Dixon 11 72.4 years
Vestal 11 78.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Businesses in Strong, AR

  • La-Z-Boy: 1

Strong compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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