- Jan 6, 2020
- Reaction score
(Though I'm never going to include Assamites and Lasombra in the Camarilla in any chronicle I run at all whatsoever. Thin-Bloods aren't ever going to be a thing in my chronicle either. The Sabbat is still a thing so in other words, it's not V5 and will never be)
However you want to do your games but I found the anti-V5 reaction seems to have occasionally come with a collective case of amnesia for some fans.
* The Lasombra Antitribu were already the largest Bloodline within the Camarilla and given vampire population figures, a few hundred vampire difference either way between a Clan. Montano was already a "I was around when humans were still living in caves" 4th generation vampire that was on the Inner Council.
* The Assamites joined the Camarilla in 3rd Edition, not 5th. V20 just pretended it didn't happen as if forgetting that they joined in 3rd Edition to remind the player base that the 2nd Edition version were profoundly racist and stupid. Also, not even going to work within "silly campy" campaigns for any players who are familiar with Assassins Creed.
* The Time of Thin Blood was another 3rd Edition supplement and the whole, "Caitiff are now everywhere" was a theme since 1st Edition.
Which is to say that not everything from 5th Edition came with cooties. Some of it, almost 100% of it from Matthew Dawkins, was following up on preexisting lore.