ASL for Vampires (In Character)For now, here are the descriptions of the signs of various Vampire* specific terms. Pictures will follow as I can put them together. Tell us what you think, any changes you'd make, etc. This is a "living" language, after all...
Most signs have a 'polite' form and a 'derisive' form--Camarilla politics being what they are. Players are encouraged to learn whichever ones express their character's opinion of the subject at hand. Eva (or someone)would have taught you these in person--ICly they are not on this or any other page.
---Barbara Mertz, aka Eva Quinn
signs created by Anthony Fuentes (Tetsuo Mawman and Solomon Grundy) and myself
*Vampire: the Masquerade Live Action Role Playing
Links point to a sketch of the sign. Here is a drawing of the basic alphabet so you can get a feel for my style of artistic abilities, or lack thereof.
Sire, polite: Use sign for mother/father, exactly at nose level
Vitae: letter V tapped inside crook of arm, as if bringing up a vein for blood donation
Ghoul, polite: letter G right hand, interconnected with letter V left hand, similar to 'friend'
Malkavian, polite: hold letter M at forehead level, knock on head (insight/telepathy)
Ventrue, polite: letter V at lip level, as if smoking a cigar
Brujah, polite: letter B over heart, held flat like salute at chest level
Toreador, polite: letter T bounced at mid chest, like in 'lady' or 'gentleman'
Tremere, polite: letter T waved in clockwise circle, as if magic wand
Gangrel, polite: letter G in each hand, held out to sides as if popping claws
Nosferatu, polite: letter N held below chin, as in mask
The following are the rarer clans' signs. Each has only one sign, but none of them are particularly polite.
Setite: letter S waved like a snake
Assamite: letter A, stabbing Psycho-style
Giovanni: letter G rising, as if commanding dead to rise
Ravnos: letter R waving as if beckoning (second hand, R-crossed fingers behind back, optional)
Tzimisce: both hands in T, circling face
Lasombra: L waved/wiggled like a shadow or mirage
Salubri: S held at forehead level, like third eye. Be careful this does not too closely resemble the polite form of Malkavian...
Samedi: S held momentarily at cheek level, then slid down
Daughters of Cacophany: D used to conduct orchestra