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Offline Wicih

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Our Clan vs Our Person
« on: July 14, 2020, 10:18:26 pm »
My fellow family, how it is going when You make new Fledling and plays it? Are you trying to make Your character looks and acts as you would as possible, or do you make him better vision of You? Or maybe your character is totally different person than you? Asking from curiosity and not only about Vampire, I think we can relate that topic to every rpg.

But about Vampire, how are Your favourite clans are related to You? In my example, I always try to make my character as strong as me, and also as weak as me, and also relate it somehow to my passions. I always play as Malk, and sometimes as Tremere (as eccentric who is into Christian Knowlege highly as he can in reality), I never make a character based on meele fight, always on charisma.

So are your rpg builds are related to You? How about VtM Clan?
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Re: Our Clan vs Our Person
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 02:18:08 pm »
Generally I try to play a mix of myself and someone from the world they inhabit. My first playthrough is almost always heterosexual male (just in case romance comes around) and I always... always always always... play a rogue. Nothing tingles more my inner bits than playing rogues and criminals :vampsmile: !

This time I will play a male toreador but I'll also make sure to try other clans and see if they offer a better experience as well.

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Re: Our Clan vs Our Person
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 06:15:39 pm »
The first character of every rpg I play is always a copy of myself.  He usually makes the decisions I would make in that situation.  Knights of the Old Republic was the first BioWare game I ever played at the time, and it was the first game with a morality system I played. 

My point is since KOTOR when I play games that give me a choice between good and evil I usually play good first.  Since in real life I am not an evil bastard.  But after my first playthrough I try to rp the character.  Whether they choose good or evil choices is up to them the character.

I also try to read as much lore about the game universe to craft a character.  Like my first character in VTMB was a Tremere so I read up on there lore before I played.

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Re: Our Clan vs Our Person
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 09:34:29 pm »
I never play self-insert characters. While some of them may share certain traits or views I also hold, they have their own distinct personalities and motivations, and often those have nothing in common with my own. The fun of roleplaying, for me, is to put myself in that character's shoes and react to the in-game world and events from their perspective. It's a bit like a writer setting up a story, I suppose.

That being said, there are certain character "types" I find easier to connect with than others. Mages/sciency type characters. Usually female. With a conscience although by no means lawful good, often with an ambitious/ruthless streak. However, I can name several cherished characters who break this rule, so...  :grin:
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Re: Our Clan vs Our Person
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 10:04:58 pm »
Putting myself in character wasn't ever crossed my mind, just to get entertained, for fun, for giggles and such.

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Re: Our Clan vs Our Person
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2021, 03:54:48 pm »
I just go generally for a fighter class, the more self-sufficient the better. Also in terms of lore, the character must feel like he belongs there.
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