Child of Flame Posted August 6, 2005 Share Posted August 6, 2005 I started a new Bloodlines game recently, in part because the Vampire PnP game Ender's running made me feel nostalgic for Jack, and Nines, and the rest of the Kindred in that game, in part because it's a damn fine game and I hadn't even come close to playing out all the different scenarios and variables in it. Deciding to see if there was anything in the game I'd missed before that I'd wanna look at in this run through, I went to Game FAQs. I didn't find anything in the normal game content I'd missed before, but I did find the Character History CVAR, which makes the character creation process a lot more deep, and is just a fun thing. I don't know why it was cut...probably for time considering just in the first couple of minutes of playing around with it I noticed that if you abused it by going back and forth between your Base Sheet and you Attributes sheet, switching History types as you went, you could max out all your stats from out the door. If you don't abuse it though, this is a really neat feature. For each Vampire Clan, there are 8-10 diffent 'Histories'. Some of them overlap, but each clan has at least a few that belong to them and only them. There's also specific Histories for Male and Female characters, on a clan by clan basis. There are quite a few histories in it, I'd probably have to play through the game a couple hundred times to try out every single one with every single Clan/Sex. The Histories act very similarly on your character as the Flaws/Merits system in the PnP game. For instance, the History I'm using right now on my Female Nossie, 'Cleopatra', makes her able to use Obfuscate for longer periods of time but Animalism costs more Experience points per level. There's a similar one for the Male Nossies called 'Bogeyman' that does the same thing to Obfuscate, but instead you can never max out his Potence (It caps at level 4, and you start with none. Other ones I remember off the top of my head are Glass Eye (You in fact did shoot your eye out as a child, you start off with no perception it caps at 4 though you get a bonus to your Intimidation because of your unnerving gaze), Perv (Male history. You love women...too much. You also don't treat them too well. Your Subterfuge will never go above one, but you get a bonus when drinking blood from the opposite sex. ), **** (Same bonus as for Perv but reveresed, only the handicap is it's harder to learn skills/knowledges/abilities because in life you made your way be sleeping around. ), and there's also Histories like True Brujah, which change the priority of your point spending during Character Creation. In the case of True Brujah, rather than Physical being the most important attribute, it goes Mental, Physical, Social. I must've spent half an hour just going through all the histories and reading them because they were written in such a fun way. Most amusing History is probably Ninja! it is a Malkavian History, for both males and females. You get bonuses for Melee weapons, but you can't use Firearms because that is not of the Ninja. Anyhow, to get all these and more, just enable your console and type vchar_edit_histories "1" into the console, then close the console, and start a new game. Histories will be underneath the Clan and Sex drop down menus in it's own drop down menu on th Base page. Have fun. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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