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Offline Talyn82

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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2020, 04:23:01 am »
I was thinking of playing as a loud mouthed Brujah, because I never tried Celerity when I played as a Toreador.  But nah I prefer talking my way out of situations.  Too bad intimidate is no that good.
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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2020, 05:02:38 am »
Ventrue? 

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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2020, 12:56:14 am »
My two are same as yours, occult widsom of Tremere has much misery and atmosphere, and Malivians madness is beautiful. There should be bloodline that mix these two
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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2020, 03:35:03 am »
@Wicih:  You ever played any of the Elder Scrolls games (especially Oblivion)?  When you say madness is beautiful you sound like Sheogorath the Daedric Prince of Madness also known as the Mad God.


Here's a link to an in game book called the 'Myths of Sheogorath.'  Three great tales of the Mad God and how mortal minds become his property. https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Myths_of_Sheogorath

On topic:  I agree with you a vamp with the Tremere disciplines and the insight of the Malkavians is a serious threat.
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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2020, 06:24:23 pm »
@Wicih:  You ever played any of the Elder Scrolls games (especially Oblivion)?  When you say madness is beautiful you sound like Sheogorath the Daedric Prince of Madness also known as the Mad God.


Here's a link to an in game book called the 'Myths of Sheogorath.'  Three great tales of the Mad God and how mortal minds become his property. https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Myths_of_Sheogorath

On topic:  I agree with you a vamp with the Tremere disciplines and the insight of the Malkavians is a serious threat.


Speaking of Elder Scrolls... and Better Vampires mod, you have it all, madness, blood magic and lots of other funny things.

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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2020, 09:29:34 pm »
@Wicih:  You ever played any of the Elder Scrolls games (especially Oblivion)?  When you say madness is beautiful you sound like Sheogorath the Daedric Prince of Madness also known as the Mad God.



I played, Oblivion and Skyrim didn't get me much (Morrowind is best), but that DLC to Oblivion is Masterpiece. But I think Sheogorath's extraordinary character is different think than Malkivian's illness. Sheo is like Joker, he knows that he is mad and he is happy with that, while Malks knows that they are mad, and they suffer from it :(
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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2020, 10:59:05 pm »
@Wicih:  You ever played any of the Elder Scrolls games (especially Oblivion)?  When you say madness is beautiful you sound like Sheogorath the Daedric Prince of Madness also known as the Mad God.



I played, Oblivion and Skyrim didn't get me much (Morrowind is best), but that DLC to Oblivion is Masterpiece. But I think Sheogorath's extraordinary character is different think than Malkivian's illness. Sheo is like Joker, he knows that he is mad and he is happy with that, while Malks knows that they are mad, and they suffer from it :(


I agree Morrowind is the best.  I only like Oblivion for the Shivering Isles dlc.  It's true Sheogorath does know he's insane and enjoys it.  It's just when you said Madness is beautiful he popped in my head.  But I think Malkavians are a mixed bag.  By that I mean some know they're mad and like you say suffer from it.  Then there are those who know they're mad and enjoy it.  I assume that Malkavian from the VTMB2 trailer enjoys being mad. 
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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2020, 11:17:54 pm »
Well, from second person perspective madness can be very inspiring. In fact half of crucial artists was lunatics. Second half was pretending normal  :razz:
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Re: Two Favorite Clans and Disciplines?
« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2020, 11:20:40 am »
Usually the favorite is the one I will play next. There are no clans "left to play" in the vanilla, all came to play at some point, but I always found excitement for the next char, maybe with a different history, skin model and character ideas. Admittedly, there are clans and disciplines with a bit less appeal, but it's minority.

If I had to choose though, I'd seriously consider Obfuscate for its multiple uses in and out of combat as well as cool animation. Also, it's hard no to pick Thaumaturgy! Blood leeching projectiles, incapacitation, more armor and offensive spellcasting = Win. It's utterly powerful and I wish Tremere had some, I dunno, additional challenges to make up for the fact this discipline rocks the world.

When it comes to clans in Bloodlines, one pick has to be Malkavian simply for additional dialogue - I still can't believe they walked the walk and wrote original lines for entire game! That in itself is worth a praise, plus they're the ones with Obfuscate and some OP mechanics in vanilla/CQM.
The other choice? Tremere would be logical, but this time I'll pick Gangrel to make it interesting. Personally, I have fond memories of my male Gangrel walking down the streets in denim, hoodie and No F*ck Given attitude... Ultimately he turned out to be a powerhouse, I mean max brawl (20?) with Protean, claws, sky high soak values and Celerity learnt from Beckett... with Bloodsucker's Communion as a backup! Incredible vampire, OP, but king of cool.

Outside of Bloodlines, clans and disciplines with horrific background and occultish leanings are the most interesting to me. I've heard a lot of people can't stand the wizards and players who pick them because they tend to be obnoxious powergamers... but I don't think it's true in case of my RPG group(s). We were always more interested in storytelling, mysteries and personal dramas than dice and actual powers; thus, Tremere is a wonderful clan to play with and tweak to our likings. I also used golden rule in spades and my/our WOD clearly disregarded a lion's share of official lore, so the wimpy/nerdy Hogwart stereotype never came into play. Disciplines with descritpive, almost spell-like powers are usually reworked, so Thaumaturgy, Obtenebration or Vicissitude are devilishly fun to play, much more so than PC game equivalents. So yeah, last time we played (a year ago), I put much effort to make my Tzimisce somewhat believable - challenging, exhausting, but fun experience.
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