Vampire the masqurade – Thinblood Alchemy Recipes/Formula acquisition

I am currently playing an on and off again VTM campaign. I am playing a thin blood character. I have the thin blood alchemy merit. I was wondering. As the merit works differently than disciplines. IE a formula or recipe can be written down. Could I through the progress of the story trade a boon, or service in exchange for a new formula. It seems to make sense to me as these recipes have a cost, and need hoops to be leapt through for some of these ingredients. but for balance, I think it is probably relegated entirely to spending Exp. I would like other peoples opinions

(Just to clarify. I’m not saying if I have level one TB alchemy. I could trade for, awake the sleeper but possibly get my hands on a recipe/formula for haze. or far reach.)

in case anyone is interested, I am playing a three-man campaign. I am the only thin blood though.

How does thin-blood alchemy interact with passive powers?

As I run Vampire the Masquerade v5 with some thin-blood players, a lot of question goes on the thin blood alchemy, even if I haven’t the situation at my table yet.

One of them is how does thin-blood alchemy distilations methods work with passive powers. I explain myself:

Anathor Corporis read that you have the power until you swap with another one. So my ghess is that if you take a passive power, you have it until you swap it.

But what about Calcinatio and Fixatio. If you take a passive power (e.g. the emulation of almost any level one discipline powers), do you have it forever?

And does the power evolve with as you upgrade Thin-blood Alchemy? Or does it stay at the level you made it, and you have to remake it to get the better version?

What happens if a thin-blood diablerizes another vampire?

Let’s say that a thin-blood has diablerized another vampire who isn’t a thin-blood, so it is now a 13th generation vampire of the clan of their victim.

What happens to their learned disciplines (via Discipline Affinity) and the Thin-blood Alchemy?

And now, let’s suppose that the thin-blood diablerizes another thin-blood, what will happen (idem, from disciplines and Thin-blood Alchemy point of view)?

Did I understand how thin-blood alchemy distilation methods work right?

Long ago, I prepared a Vampire the Masquerade 5e and ask a lot of questions about thin-blood. After a short time, my players decide to play non thin-blood characters. Now, I want to play a campaign with only thin-blood characters.

Thin-blood alchemy have three distilation methods. Athanor corporis, Calcinatio and Fixatio. I understand them in a way that look strange for me (mostly Athanor corporis and Calcinatio):

  • Athanor corporis: You make your formulas with your own body, and you can keep them indefinitely. But you can use only one at a time, and you have to concentrate for 3 turn to switch formulas. But something that I don’t understand is "does you keep the previous formula in your body, and just have to switch to have it again, or did you need to re-distill it later to have it again?"
  • Calcinatio: You make your formulas with kine. They have the formula in them until they have an emotional shift. If you drink there blood, you have the power. But what I don’t understand is "Is the formula is still in the human after drinking?" and "What happend if someone else drink the formula?"
  • Fixatio: Classic rpg alchemy. You make a potion, it give you powers for a short time if you drink it. The only question that I have is "can you share your formula with another thin-blood, so they can use the power too?"

related: How do thin-bloods and thin-blood alchemy work?

I need a clarification on how “Day drinker” Thin-blood merit work?

The Day drinker merit is an interesting thin blood merit, and it read:

Sunlight halves your Health tracker (rounded up), but otherwise simply removes your vampiric abilities, including all Disciplines and Health benefits, and does no other damage. You still suffer from Hunger, however, and sooner or later you’ll need to sleep. If your health drops below your currently sustained damage levels as a result of this, you suffer the effects of Impairment or torpor (depending on type of damage) until you are clear of sunlight.

English is not my natural so I’m not sure if this mean that you can choose when you take it if it halves your health tracker or make that you can’t use your vampiric abilities on daylight, or that both happened.

Can you help me please?

What’s happen if a ghoul become a thin-blood for her learned discipline(s)?

Let’s ghess that my players have embraced a ghoul that learn the first point of her master’s main discipline, and make her a thin-blood. Since it’s a very particular situation, what will happen about this discipline learned?

Did the thin-blood gain Discipline Affinity as a bonus thin-blood merit? Is Discipline Affinity have to be one of her thin-blood merit? Did she loose the use of the discipline? Shall I throw a meteor on the character that does that?


related question: Can a thin-blood learn a discipline with the help of a non-thin-blood vampire?

Can a thin-blood learn a discipline with the help of a non-thin-blood vampire?

I’m preparing a Vampire the Masquerade v5 campaign, and I’m trying to plan for some questions my players might ask me. Can a thin-blood learn a discipline with the help of a non-thin-blood vampire?

As I read it, it look like yes:

GAINING AND LOSING ADVANTAGES: Events during the chronicle can change a character’s Advantage and Flaws, especially Backgrounds.

And Discipline Affinity is a merit (a thin-blood merit, but a merit), and merits are advantages. (V5, p.179)

Am I interpreting this correctly?

Can a thin-blood learn a discipline with the help of a non-thin-blood vampire?

I’m preparing a Vampire the Masquerade v5 campaign, and I’m trying to plan for some questions my players might ask me. Can a thin-blood learn a discipline with the help of a non-thin-blood vampire?

As I read it, it look like yes:

GAINING AND LOSING ADVANTAGES: Events during the chronicle can change a character’s Advantage and Flaws, especially Backgrounds.

And Discipline Affinity is a merit (a thin-blood merit, but a merit), and merits are advantages. (V5, p.179)

Am I interpreting this correctly?

Did a non thin-blood vampire can learn thin-blood alchemy?

I prepare a Vampire the Masquerade v5 campaign, and I try to figure what my players can ask me. So I have many question, and one of them is:

Did a non thin-blood vampire can learn thin-blood alchemy? (and subsequent question: did a thin-blood that didn’t learn thin-blood alchemy can learn it after his creation?)

As I read it, It look like yes.

Thin-blood Alchemist: The Duskborn change as they feed. Thin-Blood Alchemy is the mastery of this process. Whether it is spontaneous or a skill learned by comparing notes with other bloodcookers, you have gained one dot and one formula (p. 282) in Thin-blood Alchemy. You can purchase additional dots and formulae through experience as usual.

But I want to be sure, so I ask there.