The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

Everyone says when you’re dying, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. ¬†This, is how I think kindred feel when they face final death. ¬†Instead of light, they’re about to meet all their demons. This photo was taken by Andy Deane of Bella Morte who has been posting some awesome photographs on his … Read moreThe Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

Vampire the Masquerade: Character Creation (ghouls)

Two weeks ago when a friend of mine stayed over at my house, I invited him to play Vampire the Masquerade with my regular bi-weekly group.  He’d be here and it would be fairly rude to make him watch.  So, I gave him my other half’s ghoul to play.  Normally I NPC’d her, but this would allow him to take on a character that’s already present in the game.  Event the change of personality worked…it was the ghoul of a Malkavian after all.

Well, my players have been running about trying to please a man named Julian, who is actually Brujah (Ilyes…the actual Brujah Antediluvian who’s childe was supposed to commit diablerie on.  Being able to manipulate time is a great skill to have…).  My players have figured out who Julian is and they tend to tread on eggshells around him.  I would too around a 4th generation vampire that has nearly 10 dots in every physical attribute.  However, my friend had absolutely no idea who this man was and before anyone could shout “noooooooooooo…” the Malkavian’s ghoul was back talking this very, very powerful man.

It’s not such a long story, but in short Julian simply reached through Blythe’s chest and grabbed her heart, yanked it out, and threw it against the wall.  This effectively eliminated the ghoul.  Of course, it didn’t really help that Mr. Trujah botched his self control roll.  Ooops.

My friend had so much fun obliterating hubby’s ghoul, he decided to make himself present at our bi-weekly games but he didn’t want to play a full fledged vampire.  So, he’s going to become the Malkavian’s new ghoul.  May the 3 fates help him (yea, the group has met them too).

So what does all this rambling lead up to? Character creation time! Ghoul style.

Creating a ghoul is a lot like creating a vampire, except that it’s slightly weaker and it doesn’t get a plethora of Disciplines, Backgrounds, or whatnot.  It’s a tad more conservative.  The main source book for ghoul creation is Ghouls: Fatal Addiction.

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GamerGrrl Discusses Her Favorite Game Systems

I’ve been writing articles for a few weeks now and if you’ve been reading them, I think it gives you a little insight into my likes and dislikes.  For example, I think by now you’ve come to realize I like Vampire: The Masquerade and I’m an official stalker of The Cruxshadows.  You know that I’ve … Read moreGamerGrrl Discusses Her Favorite Game Systems

Why Does a Site About Gaming Talk About Music Too?

I was talking to my other half on our way home from the gym last night and he asked me a question.  Why am I talking about music on a site that’s obviously about gaming and sexy girls? Like usual, I answered with a question.  Why can’t I? Most of my gaming career has involved … Read moreWhy Does a Site About Gaming Talk About Music Too?

Tabletop Games: Vampire the Masquerade

Vampire: The Masquerade is a table-top roleplaying game that was first published in 1991 by White Wolf and was created to be a part of the World of Darkness.  This world includes vampires, werewolves, faeries, mages, mummies, and anything else you fancy from the horror genre. There’s a few things that makes V:TM different from … Read moreTabletop Games: Vampire the Masquerade