History VideoGame / VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines

2nd Feb '18 5:01:31 PM AnotherGuy
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* VampiresHateGarlic: Jack confirms this is bullshit.
22nd Jan '18 1:47:58 PM Wyvern76
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** Also Kiki, although it's more subtle.



* InvulnerableCivilians: Possibly the only one in the game is Kiki. If you snuck your way into the Tong massage parlor without killing anyone, it's near-impossible to sneak out again after rescuing her because she won't sneak. However, if you hide while the Tong rush to attack her, you'll be treated to the comical sight of her standing stoically while blood spurts from her body as she's showered with machine-gun fire. It's necessary for her to be invulnerable because you have to rescue her to complete a non-optional quest.



* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: [[spoiler: Most of the endings have the player character fighting them way up the [=LaCroix=] Tower.]]

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* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: [[spoiler: Most of the endings have the player character fighting them their way up the [=LaCroix=] Tower.]]
21st Jan '18 3:23:15 PM Wyvern76
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* HairTriggerTemper: Damsel. The PC can even tell her something along the lines of "Did you know you have easily pressed [[BerserkButton buttons]]?".

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* HairTriggerTemper: Damsel. The PC can even tell her something along the lines of "Did you know you have easily pressed [[BerserkButton buttons]]?".buttons]]?"



* HellishPupils: Beckett has these, but subverts the common intent of them by not being ''nasty'' per say so much as snarky. "Gleam of the Red Eyes," or "Eyes of the Beast" as the tabletop names it, is Gangrel night-vision, so it has a practical purpose, too. In Beckett's case, he actually ''can't'' shut it off; it's an animalistic trait that became permanent because of a frenzy he once succumbed to.
* HesitationEqualsDishonesty: Quite a few of the lead characters are actually accomplished enough liars to avert this. One of the callers to Deb of the Night hemms and haws over every detail of his reply about the "yacht club" he's at and his "two... not wait, three!" yachts.

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* HellishPupils: Beckett has these, but subverts the common intent of them by not being ''nasty'' per say se so much as snarky. "Gleam of the Red Eyes," or "Eyes of the Beast" as the tabletop names it, is Gangrel night-vision, so it has a practical purpose, too. In Beckett's case, he actually ''can't'' shut it off; it's an animalistic trait that became permanent because of a frenzy he once succumbed to.
* HesitationEqualsDishonesty: Quite a few of the lead characters are actually accomplished enough liars to avert this. One of the callers to The Deb of the Night hemms and haws over every detail of his reply about the "yacht club" he's at and his "two... not wait, actually, three!" yachts.


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* YouNoTakeCandle: The fortune-teller in Chinatown speaks like this.
-->You going to get a visitor at your door next week - DON'T OPEN DOOR! It Jehovah Witness. They so annoying!
18th Jan '18 1:06:38 AM TheomanZero
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* CovenientlyAnOrphan: Your Sire is killed off right at the start. Under normal circumstances, a fledgeling is supposed to be raised and cared for by their Sire, who has some responsibility for the and their actions; with them gone, you're left to fend for yourself and learn as you go along. On the other hand, it also means you have full freedom over yourself without some other vampire constantly looking over your shoulder.

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* CovenientlyAnOrphan: ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Your Sire is killed off right at the start. Under normal circumstances, a fledgeling is supposed to be raised and cared for by their Sire, who has some responsibility for the and their actions; with them gone, you're left to fend for yourself and learn as you go along. On the other hand, it also means you have full freedom over yourself without some other vampire constantly looking over your shoulder.
16th Dec '17 6:12:12 AM THEKHAN
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** Beckett himself sounds like a humane vampire, but in books and tabletop, he had embraced a hunter woman in Berlin, leaving her a vampire and running away. The BrokenBird is still hunting him until today, and his morality isn't humanity, but Path of Caine in his character sheet. Talk of one night stands...
16th Dec '17 6:09:45 AM THEKHAN
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Toreador clan. In the tabletop game, the Toreador are artistic and sophisticated, but no more or less virtuous than the other six Camarilla clans (if any stands out as nicer than the others, it's the Nosferatu). In this game, the Toreador are kinder and gentler than the other clans - NPC Torador lean more towards being [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighborhood Vampires]] than the other clans, and PC Toreador even have a more sensitive KarmaMeter, so are encouraged to avoid cruel acts.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Toreador clan. In the tabletop game, the Toreador are artistic and sophisticated, but no more or less virtuous than the other six Camarilla clans (if any stands out as nicer than the others, it's the Nosferatu). In this game, the Toreador are kinder and gentler than the other clans - NPC Torador lean more towards being [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighborhood Vampires]] than the other clans, and PC Toreador even have a more sensitive KarmaMeter, so are encouraged to avoid cruel acts. Makes sense when you meet Sabbat Toreador, who are a mix between Saw and Hostel with perverted pleasures from displaying artworks where humans are being flayed alive.



* BlackAndGreyMorality: As fitting for the World of Darkness. The Camarilla is mostly made of manipulative schemers who try to use you as pawns for their own benefit, and the Anarch, while depicted in a slightly better light, are shown for many to be needlessly aggressive, slightly racist and a bit extremist in some of their ideas, but both are overall better people than the [[CardCarryingVillain Sabbat]] and [[YellowPeril Kuei-jin]]. It's worth mentioning that the closest thing we have from a good guy in the Camarilla is Maximilian Strauss, a ''[[TokenEvilTeammate Tremere]]''.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: As fitting for the World of Darkness. The Camarilla is mostly made of manipulative schemers who try to use you as pawns for their own benefit, and the Anarch, while depicted in a slightly better light, are shown for many to be needlessly aggressive, slightly racist self-destructive and averse to cooperation, paranoid and a bit extremist in some of their ideas, but both are overall better people than the [[CardCarryingVillain Sabbat]] and [[YellowPeril Kuei-jin]]. It's worth mentioning that the closest thing we have from a good guy in the Camarilla is Maximilian Strauss, a ''[[TokenEvilTeammate Tremere]]''.
15th Dec '17 1:19:51 AM SirFrederick
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* AdaptationalVillainy: The Sabbat, in a very, very weird way. Generally, they really ''are'' as evil and depraved as the game portrays them, but avid tabletop Sabbat players have criticized the game's portrayal of the sect (partially also because the game only features the Camarilla clans playable). For one, the AlwaysChaoticEvil {{Mooks}} direction is really played up here, which does exist as shock troops, but there actually are Sabbat vampires capable of subtlety, which are pretty much the only ones that survive for long. This may be in part because the leading clans of the sect, the [[MadScientist Tzimisce]] and the [[BlackKnight Lasombra]], are featured very sparsely, with most Sabbat contact being antitribu (clan traitors) foot-soldiers. The game also barely touches a few aspects that make them slightly more sympathetic, namely that they intend to fight the destruction of the world and also that more long-lived Sabbat members tend to belong to a [[TheCommandments Path]], making them more [[BlueAndOrangeMorality alien and amoral]] than precisely evil. [[EvilOverlord Andrei]] is the only exception to this, being a prime and lore-accurate example of a high-ranking and successful Sabbat vampire.
** Really? This troper would suggest reading the Ritae list of the Sabbat. They regularly murder humans for fun, indulge in blood feasts, yearly festivals where hundreds of mortals are hung from ceilings and butchered for blood, and it's *law* to follow these ritae. The Sabbat claim that the Camarilla are Antediluvian puppets ignoring the Masquerade as they see fit, and that only they are able to destroy the 11 remaining Antediluvians in order to save the world. In practice, the Sabbat is almost exactly like the Camarilla that they claim to hate. The Sabbat's inner circle, the True Black Hand, is directly serving the Antediluvians, they have their own Masquerade (the Lasombra vampires pay out Mexican authorities to ignore them, ghoul families (particularly Zantosa) clean up messes, and the Tzimisce pretend to not be vampires in their domains in the old world), and instead of being a beacon of freedom it's a tyrannical shithole whose mortal population would go extinct if the Sabbat could openly do what they want; even their vampires aren't "free", they are blood bound to their packmates. Most of them don't really care about the Antediluvians or their machinations as long as they can slaughter and torture humans for fun, and commit as many atrocities as possible while maintaining a semblance of righteousness.
15th Dec '17 12:38:38 AM THEKHAN
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** Really? This troper would suggest reading the Ritae list of the Sabbat. They regularly murder humans for fun, indulge in blood feasts, yearly festivals where hundreds of mortals are hung from ceilings and butchered for blood, and it's *law* to follow these ritae. The Sabbat claim that the Camarilla are Antediluvian puppets ignoring the Masquerade as they see fit, and that only they are able to destroy the 11 remaining Antediluvians in order to save the world. In practice, the Sabbat is almost exactly like the Camarilla that they claim to hate. The Sabbat's inner circle, the True Black Hand, is directly serving the Antediluvians, they have their own Masquerade (the Lasombra vampires pay out Mexican authorities to ignore them, ghoul families (particularly Zantosa) clean up messes, and the Tzimisce pretend to not be vampires in their domains in the old world), and instead of being a beacon of freedom it's a tyrannical shithole whose mortal population would go extinct if the Sabbat could openly do what they want; even their vampires aren't "free", they are blood bound to their packmates. Most of them don't really care about the Antediluvians or their machinations as long as they can slaughter and torture humans for fun, and commit as many atrocities as possible while maintaining a semblance of righteousness.
5th Dec '17 8:52:33 PM Motherdragon64
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Hurry up, I can only amuse myself for so long..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Hurry up, [[caption-width-right:350:''"[[MsFanservice Hurry up,]] [[TheTease I can only only]] [[ADateWithRosiePalms amuse myself myself]] [[OptionalSexualEncounter for so long..."'']]]]"'']]
3rd Dec '17 8:57:49 AM Motherdragon64
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* LetsPlay: LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines.
** And in his [[Anime/YuGiOh Marik Ishtar]] voice the entire time.
** LetsPlay/Helloween4545 did an excellent Let's play as a female Tremere.
** There's a completed Let's Play of a Male Malkavian by darkchiron [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGDQN-bK54k that can be found here]]. It's really quite good.
** There's also a screenshot Let's Play of this game done by a user named "Pesmerga" over at the Let's Play Archive. He plays as a male Tremere, [[spoiler: but in a twist, he ''doesn't'' pick the "Maximilian Strauss ending" because Strauss was initially rude to him for not having been embraced within the pyramid. Who does he ultimately side with? The ''Anarchs''!]]
** [[LetsPlay/ChaoticMonki Cry]] has done a Let's Play as a female Malkavian named 'Hopsfy'. Found [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeqwXTaiY-OzBnsMMp2-do9EaQy1Kduc0 here]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLymPkLNQvGMWtmOAojEI_cEFnmmskVkiY Another one]] by Outstarwalker who is playing a female Nosferatu. They have experience with the game, so are not going in it blind.
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