May
12
2017
1

@kennethhite will be Lead Designer for the new Vampire: the Masquerade.

Alternate title: Everything’s gonna be OK, folks.  Ken Hite would have had the authorial and editorial chops to do this even before Night’s Black Agents came out; and getting that one out and acclaimed makes him the best choice.  And I am kind of pleased to see that it’s going to be Vampire: the Masquerade again. I had no real objections to Vampire: the Requiem, but it never caught fire with me. (more…)

Jul
28
2016
1

Hey! Vampire: the Masquerade is now on Humble Bundle! Cheap, too.

Via Twitter comes this nice bit of news:

Direct link here. Nice to have those in electronic form, although I wouldn’t mind it if it had been the Mage: The Ascension stuff instead. Also: it’s nice that Humble Bundle is branching out into RPGs. Between them and Bundle of Holding they should keep my electronic gaming library nice and full…

Jun
13
2016
2

The Vampyr video game trailer and I want another VTM: Bloodlines.

Seriously, that game sets its fangs in a man.  But this looks of interest:

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Jun
12
2016
1

Just finished Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines.

It’s good. It’s very good, particularly considering that it was made almost a decade and a half ago.  I don’t know if I’m ready to turn around and play it again, but that’s largely because it commanded a good deal of my attention and I’m ready to recharge my videogame immersion batteries a bit.  If you have the cash to pick it up, do so… AND GET THE UNOFFICIAL PATCH.  They were not kidding when they said that the unofficial patch converted Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines from a tragically flawed masterpiece into just a masterpiece.

Moe Lane

PS: Toreador Queen of the Girl Scouts who went Camarilla in the end, of course. Not that I had any issue with the Anarchs; it was just that I was, well, Toreador. Chaos might be good for art, but it’s typically very, very bad on art.  If I run through again I figure I can go Malkavian Anarch then.

Jun
09
2016
1

So I started playing VTM: Bloodlines for real today…

…and even in the World of Freaking Darkness I’m STILL apparently determined to play the freaking Queen of the Girl Scouts. It’s kind of embarrassing, really. The computer said Yup, you’re a Toreador and that was, as they say, apparently that. I haven’t even left Santa Monica yet and I’m already maxed out on Humanity points.

This is absurd.  Also, fun.

Moe Lane

PS: I’d recommend getting Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines on GOG, actually. Which is an admission against interest, as they don’t give out referral cash. But GOG makes it easier to get the unofficial patch that you apparently so badly, badly need.

May
18
2016
3

So apparently my inner vampire is a Toreador.

I was essentially handed some cash and told to go buy Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines; so I did. Who am I to argue about something like that? Since it’s been a while for me when it comes to White Wolf mechanics, I let the computer pick my Clan for me after answering some questions… and apparently my video game characters are not typically Malkavians.  This is a bit of a surprise to me. Shouldn’t be, I guess.

Anyway, I thought that it was funny that I’m going to be running a video game as a Toreador. I’ll let people know how it goes. And yes, I downloaded the Special Patch of Fan-Based Awesome Restoration.

May
12
2016
4

So, is the Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines computer RPG coming back?

Mayyyybe:

The sharp-eyed folks at RPG Codex noticed something interesting yesterday: In late April, White Wolf Publishing filed for a trademark on “Vampire Bloodlines,” to cover “downloadable publications in relation to role-playing games; downloadable publications in relation to computer games; video game software; application software for mobile phones; computer game software.”

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…White Wolf and all its properties were acquired last year by Paradox Interactive. Paradox Interactive published Obsidian’s 2015 fantasy RPGPillars of Eternity, and will do the same for the recently-announced Tyranny. And Obsidian—this is where it gets good—recently signed up Leonard Boyarsky, who was the project lead on Bloodlines, and is thus now back together with Tim Cain, who worked as a programmer on the game.

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