Bloodlines is a real-time game with the choice between first- and third-person perspectives. The player character's ability to overcome obstacles is in many cases a mixture of player and character abilities, with character stats determining the effectiveness of actions, and player abilities determining whether or not the actions succeed. For example, the ability to move silently and avoid being detected is heavily influenced by the character's Dexterity and Stealth ratings; however, if the player does not stay in the shadows while sneaking past enemies, the character can still be detected.
The player character increases in power dramatically during the course of the game through the expenditure of earned experience points on attributes, skills, and vampire abilities called "disciplines". A multitude of items, weapons, and books can be found or purchased that also make the player character more powerful.
Unlike most RPGs, the experience needed to increase stats and skills is not awarded for killing enemies, but instead the experience points are awarded solely for completing quests, no matter how many creatures the player eliminates in the process (though the quest objective often involves killing). This encourages the player to complete quests in creative ways and significantly increases the game's replay value.
Note: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines P&P Mod + Clans Details
This mod adds 16 new playable clans, as well as alters the disciplines to be more like their P&P incarnations.
This adds 16 new playable clans, with new merits, weaknesses, discipline sets, and decriptions. It also alters the disciplines to more closely resemble the P&P game.
All changes are intended to bring Bloodlines closer to the Pen and Paper version of VTM.
· Vampire: The Masquerade