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    "So what did everything think of the E3 demos? I personally was quite fascinated by them. While some of the people giving the demo didn't seem..."
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Recent News

Toreador Confirmed as Third Playable Clan


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What was that...? Say again? Oh that I am 3/5 for calling the playable clans on release. Why yes... yes I am. 😉 As you can see by the title it is the Toreador. Now granted I (and others) thought they would announce the Ventrue this week, but let's be honest that is a lock as is the Malks. So if my prediction success rate holds the 5 clans will be Brujah, Tremere, Ventrue, Toreador and Malkavians. So we will see... but let's not get ahead of ourselves, let's dive into the Toreador... All the gritty details and the reveal trailer below;

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News

New VtM Game in Development

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Big Bad Wolf Studio has a new "narrative RPG" in development based in White Wolf's Vampire the Masquerade property. That makes me think play like the Walking Dead games from the now defunct Telltale it weill play like the former Telltail's Walk Dead series of games. Either case, no real details have been released as of yet, but here is the press release;

We and our partner Bigben Games are proud to announce that the partnership with Paradox Interactive will be extended and that a new Vampire: The Masquerade game is in development!

Developed by Big Bad Wolf, creators of the episodic adventure game The Council, the game aims to define a new genre: the narrative RPG, inspired by the rules of the tabletop roleplaying game.

The studio will share more information at Gamescom in August! To get all the latest news visit the official Facebook page.

Categories: VtM/White Wolf News

EXCLUSIVE: Tremere Weakness Clarified

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As we mentioned in our Tremere video reveal post, Florian Schwarzer, Senior Product Manager for Bloodlines 2 not only talked about Tremere being social outcasts when talking about their weakness but then seemed to off handedly mention they take more damage from other kindred. So we were perplexed, which weakness does the Tremere clan have, do they actually have TWO? A lot in the community seemed to lean to the social outcast aspect as their official weakness and seemed to think Florian misspoke about the kindred damage. Well we reached out to Paradox and Florian clarified when he meant in the following statement to our inquiry. Apparently the masses, this time, were in error on how they interpreted his comments. See below;

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood to be present for the first time at E3

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A short article has been posted on DSOGaming announcing the first look at the Werewolf World of Darkness ARPG will be shown at this years E3. Interestingly a private showing to press by Paradox will also be showing Bloodlines 2. If you folks feel this is a game you want us to cover here, post in the comments below.

Here is a snip;

Bigben has announced that Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will be present at this year E3 2019. As the press release reads, Werewolf: The Apocalypse is the first action-RPG game adapted from the eponymous role-playing game and will be presented for the first time at E3.

Embodying Cahal, a banished werewolf who must come to the aid of his threatened clan, the player will learn to control the devastating Rage they can unleash to punish those who pollute, destroy, and corrupt Gaia, the Earth Mother.

Categories: Miscellaneous News

VentureBeat: With the Tremere, there will be blood (magic)

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Where they fit

The Tremere were in the first Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines. And the clan was involved in one of the so-called “good” endings, Schwarzer said.

“That game introduced you to L.A. in an uneasy peace after a civil war among vampire factions. In that world of wary fighters, ambitious upstarts and broken monsters, the Tremere’s chantry was a place of stability and purpose. Of course, you could never be quite sure what that purpose really was — they’re vampires, after all. … ” Schwarzer said.

The traditional role of the Tremere in Vampire: The Masquerade is of a power behind the scenes, one that could be more foe than friend.

“One of the things that make the clan interesting to me is that the Tremere have changed over time. When you go back to the very beginning of Vampire: the Masquerade, the Blood Sorcerers felt a bit like antagonists: the soft-spoken, cultured ones that you’re never quite sure haven’t already decided which arcane experiment to bleed you dry for. Add to that the rigid, inscrutable organization — the ‘Pyramid’ — that backs them up, and you’re looking at a real menace even among vampires,” Schwarzer said.

But this resonated with players. So the Tremere evolved (which kinda fits their kit).

“Thing is: That also made them really interesting to players. So things shifted a bit,” Schwarzer said. “The Tremere are still distrusted — arguably for pretty good reasons. At the same time, they’re too powerful (and useful) to ignore: In many cities, they’re advisers or the proverbial power behind the throne. Very recently, the leaders of the Pyramid were assassinated. Suddenly, unlife as a Tremere has become a lot more dangerous — but also more free than ever before.”

Full article here

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News, Bloodlines 2 Articles

Paradox Tremere Twitch Stream & Lore Followup

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First in the official Discord this was said about the Tremere Seattle lore which somewhat contradicts my original view. Seems we may be getting the Tremere split in House Tremere and Carna after all;

Lastly here is the full video in question, as usual bullet points below of what was discussed;

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News

Tremere Clan Reveal Trailer

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As we reported on yesterday, the clan revealed today was Clan Tremere. Here is, once again the reveal video and official in-game character screenshot. Also a description of their abilities within the game and some basic lore. It seems while they acknowledge the Tremere leadership being wiped out it is said at the very end in passing. Makes me think that V5 lore isn't going to feature very heavily in the game and mostly treat all Tremere as one big entity for simplicity since that aspect probably won't play any noticeable role in the story.

On the abilities side of things, some tweaks and we get three not two levels of Thaumaturgy. Not only interesting they give it 3 levels but keeping the V20 term for their blood magick. Again eluding they are not going to press the whole V5 Tremere split very much. While it was mostly a foregone conclusion Tremere would be featured, it is wonderful to see the treatment they have gotten in BL2. And we finally have Auspex that is useful in-game unlike BL1! Very excited to play as my Tremere 🍷

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Categories: Bloodlines 2 News

Hands-off Bloodlines 2 Demo @ E3

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Paradox sent us word they are having private hands-off Bloodlines 2 demos at this years E3. The thing of note about this is there will be NO media embargo nor NDA. So whoever goes is able to take whatever pics or video they so choose and release it right away as well as report on what they see. This is VERY exciting needless to say. Here is the exact email;

Paradox Interactive is bringing Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 to E3 2019! The team will be showing off new gameplay in a new Seattle hub and we’d love if you could join us for a walkthrough. In addition to the demo, members of the Bloodlines 2 team at Hardsuit Labs and Paradox Interactive will be available on-site for interviews.
Of note, this demo will be hands-off, but you will be able to capture footage. There will be no embargo on coverage of your demo and interview. 

If anyone is planning on going to E3 this year and would like to go as a remote reporter of WoD News get in touch with us ASAP and if we like your credentials (able to write clearly and have some blogging or reporting experience) we'll get you on the list for the demo.

Categories: Bloodlines 2 News