Teach Me How: Feeding Scenes - Episode 148


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In this episode of Teach Me How!, Nate and Bob talk about strategies and processes for running a meaningful feeding scene in Vampire: the Masquerade. While any of the ideas and concepts we speak about in this podcast can (and do) apply to V5, we don’t explicitly talk about the feeding styles found in the updated game. Sorry. At the time of this recording, we just didn’t have the depth of knowledge to talk about humors and predator styles.
However, if you want to story-tell the ACT of feeding so that it impacts your game and players, this is the Teach Me How! for you.

While every Corebook in the Vampire: the Masquerade line talks about feeding and running scenes for such, there’s no specific Vampire sourcebook dedicated to the act. Vampire: the Masquerade 5th edition (V5) has done a great job at shifting focus back to the act of feeding from mortals. If vampires don’t drink blood, are they even vampires?
One book that I think can really help to influence a storyteller looking to run feeding scenes is Ghouls: Fatal Addiction. This book talks about the aforementioned ghouls - those that serve the denizens of the night. This book details the odd supernatural bonds of the blood, the addiction that can come with it, and how feeding can impact a human life.
Another book we strongly suggest to any new player or storyteller is Book of the Kindred; an anthology of fiction dedicated to telling the stories of Vampire. This book may be a bit rudimentary for some advanced players but it’s worth going through to get a feel for the world. It’s over 20 years old, but it’s a great primer for Vampire: the Masquerade.

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