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Name: Obfuscate
Pronunciation: ob-few-skate
Clans: Assamites, Followers of Set, Malkavians, Nosferatu
Bloodlines: Baali, City Gangrel, Samedi, Shango, Tlacique

Obfuscate is a Discipline that allows vampires to conceal themselves, deceiving the mind of others, or making them ignore what the user doesn't want to be seen.

OverviewEdit

Obfuscate is part of Caine's curse on the Antediluvians in blotting the out from creation as good as possible. Frequent users of the Discipline find themselves divorced from society, never participating in social interactions, only observing[1]. Some advanced users find themselves unable and unwilling to deactivate the discipline, believing themselves surrounded by similar hidden creatures that wait only to attack him[2].

It is one of the more popular Disciplines practiced by Cainites, and is the source of legends surrounding the ability of vampires to vanish and appear seemingly from nowhere. Obfuscate is mentally based; its powers achieve their effects by manipulating the minds of others, not in creating any real changes, and thus will not work against creatures immune to such mental effects or technological sensors. Vampires with levels of Auspex may also bypass the effects of Obfuscate, as described on pg. 152 of Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition.

Official AbilitiesEdit

Included below are the official powers described in supplements for Vampire: The Masquerade and Dark Ages: Vampire. Sources are described below in the order they were printed.

Standard PowersEdit

  • Menu hover bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet Cloak of Shadows [1]: Remain hidden so long as you do not move,
  • Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet Unseen Presence [2]: Become invisible to others so long as you do not attract attention,
  • Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet [3]
    • Mask of a Thousand Faces: Change your appearance and mannerisms to mimic someone else,
  • Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu bullet [4]
    • Vanish/Fade from the Mind's Eye: Disappear right from in front of someone,
  • Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet [5]
    • Cloak the Gathering: Extend your Obfuscate powers to a group.

Advanced PowersEdit

  • Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet [6]
    • Blithe Acceptance: People nearby will ignore you no matter what you do so long as you do not become violent
    • Conceal: Hide an object independent of you up to the size of a house
    • Confusion of the Eye: Make a target mentally view someone else differently as with Mask of a Thousand Faces without making any visible signs to others
    • Gemini's Mirror: Move around invisible while an image of you continues to act normally
    • Invisible Weapon: Hide a weapon so that it cannot be seen even when you're attacking with it
    • Manifold Guise: Make everyone in an area look like someone else as with Mask of a Thousand Faces, whether they want to or not
    • Mask of Janus: Exchange your appearance as with Mask of a Thousand Faces with someone else
    • Mental Maze: Make someone unable to find their way out of an area
    • Mind Blank: Protect your mind from attempts to read it
    • Scrawl: Hide messages in writing legible only to an intended viewer
    • Soul Mask: Disguise your aura to appear differently or not at all
  • Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet [7]
    • Cache: Extend an Obfuscate power so that it continues after you've left the area
    • Cloak: Hide yourself from Auspex powers searching for you
    • Veil of Blissful Ignorance: Make it so no one will see a person no matter what he does
    • Veil the Legions: Hide a small army from a distance
    • Visit Faerieland: Step into the Dream
  • Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu bullet Menu bullet [8]
    • Horrid Countenance: Take on the appearance of a monstrous entity that every person sees as their personal nightmare
    • Old Friend: Make someone view you as a trusted friend and confidant
    • Phantom Haunter: Take on the visage of a figure that haunts and terrifies the target
  • Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu hover bullet Menu bullet [9]
    • Create Name: Create a whole new identity for yourself that overcomes any suspicions
    • Obscure God's Creation: Remove a person or object from another's perceptions

References Edit

^  Level 1

Cloak of Shadows Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 98
Cloak of Shadows Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 163
Cloak of Shadows Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 154
Cloak of Shadows Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 166
Cloak of Shadows Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 197
Hide Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

^  Level 2

Vanish Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 98
Unseen Presence Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 164
Unseen Presence Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 154
Unseen Presence Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 166
Unseen Presence Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 198
Limited Invisibility Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

^  Level 3

One Thousand Faces Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 99
Mask of the Thousand Faces Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 164
Mask of a Thousand Faces Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 154
Mask of a Thousand Faces Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 166
Mask of a Thousand Faces Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 198
Hidden Killer Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

^  Level 4

Unseen Presence Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 99
Vanish from Mind's Eye Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 164
Vanish from the Mind's Eye Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 155
Vanish from the Mind's Eye Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 167
Vanish from the Mind's Eye Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 198
Advanced Invisibility Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

^  Level 5

Cloaking the Gathering Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Pg. 99
Cloak the Gathering Vampire: The Masquerade Second Edition Pg. 164
Cloak the Gathering Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 155
Cloak the Gathering Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 167
Cloak the Gathering Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 199
Unseen Force Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

^  Level 6

Conceal VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 91
Mind Blank VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 81
Soul Mask VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 81
Conceal The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 76
Mind Blank The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 76
Soul Mask The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 76
Scrawl Clanbook: Malkavian Pg. 28
Soul Mask Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 155
Diastasis Dark Ages Companion Pg. 86
Manifold Guise Libellus Sanguinis 4: Thieves in the Night Pg. 77
Conceal Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 91
Mind Blank Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 91
Soul Mask Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 91
Scrawl Clanbook: Malkavian Revised Pg. 61
Blithe Acceptance Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 64
Mental Maze Clanbook: Followers of Set Revised Pg. 67
Confusion of the Eye Clanbook: Followers of Set Revised Pg. 68
Soul Mask Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 199
Invisible Weapon Players Guide to Low Clans Pg. 150

^  Level 7

Cache VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 81
Cloak VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 81
Cache The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 77
Master's Voice The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 76
Visit Faerieland Clanbook: Malkavian Pg. 28
Veil the Legions Dark Ages Companion Pg. 86
Cache Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 92
Veil of Blissful Ignorance Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 92
Veil of Blissful Ignorance Players Guide to Low Clans Pg. 150

^  Level 8

Old Friends VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 82
Old Friends The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 76
Trusted Confessor Dark Ages Companion Pg. 86
Old Friend Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 92
Phantom Haunter Clanbook: Malkavian Revised Pg. 62
Horrid Countenance Players Guide to Low Clans Pg. 151

^  Level 9

Create Name VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 82
Create Name The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 77
Create Name Guide to the Camarilla Pg. 92
Obscure God's Creation Players Guide to Low Clans Pg. 151

^  Level 10

Memories Fading Glimpse VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 82
Memories Fading Glimpse The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 77
Plot Device Gehenna Pg. 182
  1. DAV: Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip , p. 197
  2. DAV: Players Guide to Low Clans Bullet-pdf , p. 150

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