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Offline Malkav

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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2019, 01:35:20 AM »
I'm in a similar boat as the OP, want to experience the game a 3rd time after

1) playing a Toreador with guns
2) playing a Tremere with blood explosions... and guns

So I feel like I should play a melee focused character to spice up the gameplay, leaving me with Brujah, Gangrel Nosferatu and possibly Malk (altho I watched a malk lets play some time ago)

So what would you guys suggest for an experience as fresh as possible combat, gameplay and dialogue-wise. What should I not be missing out on?
Well, Brujah is much like Toreador disciplinewise. Gangrel would be interesting if the protean claws weren't that bugged. Both Nosferatu and Malk are interesting choices where the gameplay differs at least a bit from the other clans. For Nossies more so if you ignore the Malk's fancy talking which almost never leads to really different replies.
Nossies with Potence are predisposed for melee and for both clans stealth quests are easier due to obfuscate.
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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2019, 06:57:36 AM »
I dream of playing a Sabbat Toreador.
Ha! Then give that mean concept album I've mentioned in the music thread a listen, it will certainly provide some inspiration for the task. Could direct you to its cover, uh, art as well.
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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2019, 09:25:20 AM »
Well, Brujah is much like Toreador disciplinewise. Gangrel would be interesting if the protean claws weren't that bugged. Both Nosferatu and Malk are interesting choices where the gameplay differs at least a bit from the other clans. For Nossies more so if you ignore the Malk's fancy talking which almost never leads to really different replies.
Nossies with Potence are predisposed for melee and for both clans stealth quests are easier due to obfuscate.

Thanks for the reply Malkav, I still went with a female Brujah do have some interesting seduction options (both other playthroughs were with male characters) and couldnt bring myself to being that hideous as a nossie haha.

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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2019, 12:38:52 PM »
Ha! Then give that mean concept album I've mentioned in the music thread a listen, it will certainly provide some inspiration for the task. Could direct you to its cover, uh, art as well.

Do so, my friend, perhaps private message?

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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2019, 06:07:23 PM »
Gangrel is my my favorite clan to play, love their skills, they're hardy and badass.  I love that they may seem human at first, but if you start to look at them closely, you notice they're not.  And personnally I love their claws, looks feral.  They don't look monstrous like Nofteratu, but like them they have to hide and cover themselves, hidden in the shadows.

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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2019, 08:50:25 PM »
I'd love to be an anarch torrie, using his art for the cause (like would Isaac do) but also doing investigations and blackmailing people and vampires of power.
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2019, 09:50:37 PM »
Gangrel is my my favorite clan to play, love their skills, they're hardy and badass.  I love that they may seem human at first, but if you start to look at them closely, you notice they're not.  And personnally I love their claws, looks feral.  They don't look monstrous like Nofteratu, but like them they have to hide and cover themselves, hidden in the shadows.

My first VTM character was a devout Christian Gangrel who walked the road of Saint Hubert and Saint Eustace, who were both hunters that converted to Christianity after experiencing a vision in which they saw a Christian cross between the antlers of a stag. The famous Jägermeister drink has a beautiful poem that relates to this.

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This is the hunter's badge of glory,
That he protects and tend his quarry,
Hunts with honor, as is due,
And honors the Creator in His creatures.




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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2019, 10:58:28 PM »
If the game was only more flexible;  can you imagine the exchange between your character and Bishop Vick?   :cometome:

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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2019, 11:06:00 PM »
If the game was only more flexible;  can you imagine the exchange between your character and Bishop Vick?   :cometome:

More or less.

My Gangrel would honor the God in hunting down all members of the Brotherhood of the Ninth Circle.

After all, what is the thrill of hunting a deer compared to the joyous thrill of hunting a true predator, a Kindred.

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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2019, 07:32:33 PM »
A great experiment would be a crusader-based character... I wonder how would he integrate with modern LA. If you think about it, the very concept would give rise to an interesting device for great storytelling, an interesting quest or two.
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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2019, 07:44:09 PM »
A great experiment would be a crusader-based character... I wonder how would he integrate with modern LA. If you think about it, the very concept would give rise to an interesting device for great storytelling, an interesting quest or two.
Played Redemption lately? :razz:
Question is, how he would come to LA and still have a medieval mindset? If he was in torpor until recently how did he get to America? And if he is awake long enough to have been able to travel there, he should be more or less up to date.
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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2019, 12:41:26 AM »
Ah, but that was all covered in Redemption too. 

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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2019, 01:11:14 AM »
I started the game again... as a Gangrel, before Bloodlines 2 comes out next year.  I generally just play Gangrel again and again, I tried Tremere once, it's the other clan I find interesting, but well, just love my female Gangrel, with points in Seduction makes game easier to feed on people.  Maybe because to me the Gangrel is the closest to my idea of a real vampire, strong, hardy, lots of stamina, can turn into bats, wolves, mist, can call animal spirits for help, like bats and wolves.  I don't play the Vampire Mascarade games from White Wolf, though, saw some of their books on Vampires the Mascarade from them in a store in English.  I'm French-Canadian and my English was pretty bad, and my friends' English was worse.  Anyway, so my sole experience I have with their PnP is with their videogames.  I bought Bloodlines first when it came out, found it amazing, and Redemption much much later on GOG.  I haven't played Redemption yet.

I wonder if I should buy that to prepare for Bloodlines 2:

https://www.modiphius.net/collections/vampire-the-masquerade/products/vampire-the-masquerade-5th-edition-core-book-pdf
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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2019, 03:24:23 PM »
Nothingness, I would recommend Gangrel revised clanbook if you are fond of the Gangrel clan. I am not that enthusiastic about lore changes in V5.

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Re: Clans To Play Question
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2019, 04:18:15 PM »
Nothingness, I would recommend Gangrel revised clanbook if you are fond of the Gangrel clan. I am not that enthusiastic about lore changes in V5.

You mean generally the whole v5 or there where some radical changes on the gangrels too?
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