“The Puppy Poem” to Pack Alpha with Wolves by Fred Scott
There’s a Setter in your sweater and a Bulldog in your briefs,
there are Boxers in your boxers and they never wanna leave.
There’s a Shih Tzu whose inhabiting your filthy dungarees,
and when you drop your drawers there’s that nasty Bichon Frise.
How ’bout a Schnauzer in your trousers and those Terriers in your togs?
And the baying staying playing’s from a Chinese Crested Dog.
What with foxes in your soxes and the Shar Peis in your shoes,
and that Collie in your collar so you’re never gonna lose.
Know your duds are filled with Pugs, know there’s Chow Chows in your chaps,
and your sportswear’s full of Shorthairs, and there’s Huskies in your hats,
Akitas in your speedos, Springer Spaniels in your spats,
and an Afghan in your caftan, there can’t be too much of that.
When your neck is on the line and the shit has come to pass,
when you realize you’re hurting and you need to fix it fast,
when you’re waiting for a godsend and you want to make it last,
just reach down low, make a fist, and pull puppies from your ass.
From the Ahrimanes Clan Newsletter September 2005.
(To the tune of “Rawhide!”, as sung by the Blues Brothers)
Shambling, shambling, shambling
Shambling, shambling, shambling (etc.)
Shambling, shambling, shambling,
Keep those zombies shambling!
Your rivals will be scrambling to hide!
Don’t try to get to know them,
Just rush and Lucky Blow them,
Make more zombies from old ones as they die.
Bring ’em out! Take ’em down! Chop ’em up!
Bring ’em back! Fake ’em out! Box ’em in! The Horde!
Bring ’em back! Chop ’em up! Fake ’em out! Take ’em down! Box ’em in!
Bring ’em o-o-o-ut . . . The Ho-o-orde!
— Clan Newsletter Samedi Feb. 2002
“Trophies are for lunatics. Well, and Norm.” — Peter
An EC 2013 anecdote:
“(…) Therefore, according to the Swedes, the safe level is 24 pool. (…)
[A certain French player, apparently not fully conscious about the danger he was in, was counseled by his prey]:
- “Do not tap everything. Leave something to defend.”
- “I will survive.”
- “You will not survive.”
- “But I have 18 pool, and my predator has only three minions.”
- “Then you’re dead.”
And indeed, he had to take three times Govern plus Conditioning, and was ousted. 18 pool is not a safe level, if you’re sitting behind a Swede.”
Reported by SLave (Polish VtES player) in Polish VtES forum.
“Do your magic!“– Csaba (Hungarian VtES player)
“My magic is low, I only use the Assault Rifle.” — Giulio (Italian VtES player)
Overheard during the VtES EC 2013.
“A ‘friend’ is just an enemy that hasn’t attacked yet.” — Skipper (Madagascar)
Replace “friend” with “cross-table buddy”, and you’ll see how it becomes true.
“Of course I lied. It’s poker, Phil.” — Tony G.
Another great Poker quote, which applies to some aspects of VtES as well.
A badass isn’t someone wears ripped leather jackets, a badass isn’t someone who breaks stuff to look tough, and a badass isn’t someone who fights for the fun of fighting. That’s the definition of a poser. Being a badass is completely different.
- First rule of being a badass. A badass does not talk about being a badass. Period.
- Second rule of being a badass, a badass does not try to be a badass or look tough. A badass simply is a badass.
- A badass stays true to themselves, always. This means being themselves for themselves, and not being fake to impress others.
- A badass does not give up. Badasses will always push themselves for the better, no matter how hard it gets.
- A badass is not a jerk. A badass does not prey on the weak, and shows kindness in return to those who are kind.
- A badass knows his/her limits. Don’t be stupid, you’re not Superman, you’ll die if you jump off a building.
- A badass does not make enemies or go looking for fights. They do not fights that aren’t worth fighting either.
Any breaking of these rules is grounds revoking of the status of being a badass. If this happens, a badass must once again prove they are worthy of being badass by following the rules. A badass can only be determined by the opinions of others.
— As seen on Urban Dictionary.
Now replace “badass” with good player and you’ve got a perfect definition for that as well!
“I will throw a chair at the War Ghoul then.” –Unknown Female
Overheard in a gamer’s pub (where also VtM Live Roleplaying takes place) in Germany.
“First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature? What does he do, this man you seek?” — Hannibal Lecter
Also good deck building advice!
“Rewinding is not the only available remedy. If rewinding is not logistically feasible, some other remedy should be applied.” — LSJ commenting on a remark that rewinding was not possible later in the game.
Reference: VtES Usenet Newsgroup (funny thread, you should read it!!)
“I remember the furor over Slaughterhouse, and later over Brinksmanship. I remember the furor over Baltimore Purge. I remember the furor over Meddling of Semsith. The sky may not be falling.” — Emmit Svenson during a heated discussion about the brokenness of Gehenna event cards.
Reference: Gehenna Events causing players to leave ..
“Putting any combat card on a Shadow Court Satyr that is not an Earth Meld is a violation of play to win and thus prohibited by the tournament rules.” — The Lasombra on vekn.net in a discussion regarding Shadow Court Satyr.
Also report to Kevin in Las Vegas for immediate punishment ..