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Offline [archive] UnequivocalSnake

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Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
« on: September 15, 2005, 04:22:00 AM »
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  •                 I never thought they could, it doesn't really make sense, but I've read a few stories that had Kindred getting drunk from alcohol. Utter balls?                        

     

                                                      

    Offline [archive] Javokis

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    Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 06:22:00 AM »
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     Last I checked vampires can only truly get drunk when they feed off of someone who is.
     
     They take the characteristics of the blood they drink. Thus if someone is drugged then the vampire will feel its effects as well when they consume the drugged blood.
     
     This is based on the wod book if I recall right.
     
     Normally vampires shouldn't be able to consume anything outside their primary diet. But those of good humanity have been able to spend blood so they consume something for a limited time. After that time expires they end up vomiting what they consumed and it's not pretty.                        

     

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    Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #2 on: September 15, 2005, 11:48:00 AM »
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  •                 I'm not sure about WoD vampires. However in Poppy Z. Brite's novel "Lost Souls", the vampires in her story are able to consume alcohol in small amounts, but something about Chartreuse seems to burn them and make them throw up horribly. In her book, she talks about the "older" generation of vampires who are thus so alcohol-intolerant, and a younger race of vampires (which are born from the copulation of a vampire male with a human female, thereby the vampire-child eats its way out of the mother's womb. The mother of course, dies in a pool of her own blood and no mother of these births ever survive) - which can consume large amounts of alcohol, get very drunk, and can tolerate sunlight fairly well.                        

     

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    Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #3 on: September 15, 2005, 11:53:00 AM »
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  •                 In Reply To #1
     
     As stated, most vampires can't ingest anything unless they have a high-humanity rating or the merit "Eat Food". Vampires get the most drunk from feeding on people who are drunk (and thereby have alcohol in their blood already).
     But keep in mind that alcohol is absorbed into the body through ANY soft tissue, including the mouth. So a vampire who just holds alcohol in their mouth long enough, or has the merits that allows them to drink enough of it, it will eventually seep through the tissues into the blood.
     
     But it'll never be as strong as feeding off a drunk.
     
     (and again, this is one of those things that is up to the Storyteller, there will be plenty of people who will agree and disagree with my view on it.)                        

     

                                                      

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    Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005, 05:21:00 PM »
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  •                 In the canon view, they cannot get drunk, no matter how much they drink, bathe in, inject, whatever.  They'll puke up any they injest the next turn, unless they spend a willpower for another turn or have the Eat Food merit.  At any rate, there will be puking in the near future for a Kindred who tries to get drunk the conventional way.
     
     They need to feed on someone who has been drinking to feel anything.  This is true with any substance, from Lucy in the Sky, to allergy medicine.  A Kindred who goes out of their way to feed off the intoxicated is looked down upon, as a remnant of a feeble aspect of humanity.                        

     

                                                      

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    Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #5 on: September 20, 2005, 01:34:00 AM »
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     What would happen if they fed off Courtney Love?                        

     

                                                      

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    Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #6 on: September 20, 2005, 01:57:00 AM »
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     LOL!                        

     

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    Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005, 12:44:00 PM »
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     They'd have one hell of a trip.                        

     

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    Re: Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #8 on: September 21, 2005, 02:42:00 AM »
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  •                 what if they drank Keith Richard's blood?  (he must be a vampire, no one can live after smoking, drinking, and being constantly high for over 30 years like him)                        

     

                                                      

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    Vampires can't get drunk right Can they
    « Reply #9 on: September 21, 2005, 06:42:00 PM »
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     Vampires do not in any sense have a metabolism. Therefor a vampire woh absorbed alcohol would merely burn better. It'd have no effect on him, unless he drinks alcoholic blood.
     
     The only thing a vampire needs is blood, and even that is not consumed through metabolism in any way, but rather, for lack of a better term, by magic.