Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines: Histories List

       Bloodlines History List
Version: 1.01
By Jake Zahn
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This will be a complete list of all the histories available in game, and will 
list exactly who has access to each and what benefits/penalties each has.

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Version History
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1.00 - First incarnation.

1.01 - Spelling fixes.

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How to Enable Histories
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First you have to make sure you have the console enabled. If you don't know how 
to do this, instructions are at the bottom of this guide.

Once that's done, go into your vampire\cfg folder located in your main 
Bloodlines folder. 

The default is: C:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\vampire\cfg

Now find the Config.cfg file. Open it with notepad, scroll down to the bottom, 
and add this line: vchar_edit_histories "1"

Then, just save the file.

Now, when you start a new game, you'll have the opportunity to choose a history.

WARNING: Sometimes the game will crash after selecting a history, this is 
normal and happens seemingly at random. Simply start the game back up and 
choose the history again.

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Explanation
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Basically each clan has a specific set of histories they can choose from, but 
there are a few histories that more then one clan have access to. Those are 
listed first under "General", while the clan specific ones are listed under 
their respective clan.

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Selectable Histories
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General:
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1) Blunt Fangs
	Clans: Brujah, Malkavian, Nosferatu
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Every time you gain 3+ XP at one time, you get +1 XP
	Penalty: It takes 3 Blood Points to restore 1 of yours.

2) Burnout
	Clans: Gangrel, Malkavian, Toreador
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +3 Frenzy modifier
	Penalty: -1 Wits

3) Cadaverous Flesh
	Clans: Brujah, Malkavian, Nosferatu, Toreador, Tremere
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Cheaper Physical Attributes (2nd dot costs 3, 3rd costs 6, 
	       4th costs 10, and 5th costs 12)
	Penalty: -1 Charisma, -20% healing rate 

4) Con Artist\Special Forces
	Clans: Nosferatu, Ventrue\Brujah, Gangrel
	Gender: Both\Male
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Skills Talents Knowledges
	Penalty: N/A

5) Corporate Schmo
	Clans: Toreador, Ventrue
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Skills Knowledges Talents
	Penalty: N/A

6) Deceptive Strength
	Clans: Gangrel, Toreador, Tremere, Ventrue
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Blood Buff duration doubled
	Penalty: -1 Dexterity and Perception

7) Degenerate Gambler
	Clans: Malkavian, Ventrue
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Mental Physical Social
	Penalty: N/A

8) Dropped on Head as a Baby
	Clans: Brujah, Gangrel, Nosferatu
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +2 Stamina
	Penalty: Stunted Mental Attributes (2nd dot costs 6, 3rd costs 10, 
		 4th costs 16, and 5th costs 20)

9) Eco-Terrorist Hacker
	Clans: Gangrel, Nosferatu
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Knowledges Skills Talents
	Penalty: N/A

10) Eerie Presence
	Clans: Gangrel, Malkavian, Nosferatu, Toreador, Tremere
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Cheaper Mental Attributes (2nd dot costs 3, 3rd costs 6, 
	       4th costs 10, and 5th costs 12)
	Penalty: Stunted Social Attributes (2nd dot costs 6, 3rd costs 10, 
		 4th costs 16, and 5th costs 20), Stealth Costs x4

11) Glass Eye
	Clans: Brujah, Nosferatu
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +2 Intimidation
	Penalty: -1 Perception

12) Gossip Columnist
	Clans: Malkavian, Ventrue
	Gender: Female
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Social Mental Physical
	Penalty: N/A

13) Hard-Ass Chica
	Clans: Brujah, Gangrel
	Gender: Female
	Bonus: +1 Firearms, starts with a .38 handgun
	Penalty: Knowledges cost x4 to raise

14) Highway Drifter
	Clans: Brujah, Gangrel, Nosferatu
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: +1 Melee, starts with a knife
	Penalty: -2 Humanity

15) Lowborn
	Clans: Brujah, Gangrel, Nosferatu
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: 1 bum/hooker blood point restores 2 of yours
	Penalty: Knowledges cost x4 to raise

16) Perv
	Clans: Gangrel, Malkavian, Nosferatu
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: +2 Blood Pool, 1 female blood point restores 2 of yours
	Penalty: Max Subterfuge of 1

17) Rapacious Bloodlust
	Clans: Malkavian, Nosferatu, Toreador, Tremere
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +1 Strength, +1 Brawl
	Penalty: -1 Frenzy modifier, Stealth costs x4 to raise

18) Runaway
	Clans: Brujah, Gangrel, Malkavian, Toreador
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +1 Stealth
	Penalty: Brawl costs x4 to raise

19) Slut
	Clans: Gangrel, Malkavian, Nosferatu, Toreador
	Gender: Female
	Bonus: +2 Blood Pool, 1 male blood point restores 2 of yours
	Penalty: Stunted Mental Attributes (2nd dot costs 6, 3rd costs 10, 
		 4th costs 16, and 5th costs 20)

Brujah:
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1) Anti-Paladin
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Presence costs x4
	Penalty: Stunted Celerity (2nd dot costs 8, 3rd costs 12, 4th costs 18, 
		 and 5th costs 24)

2) Ex-Cop
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +2 Firearms, +1 Intimidation
	Penalty: Max Stamina of 3

3) Infomercial Huckster\Voyeur Website Model
	Gender: Male\Female
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Social Physical Mental
	Penalty: N/A

4) Quickling
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +25% Celerity duration
	Penalty: Stunted Potence (2nd dot costs 8, 3rd costs 12, 4th costs 18, 
		 and 5th costs 24)

5) True Brujah
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Mental Physical Social
	Penalty: N/A

Gangrel:
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1) Anda Gangrel
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +1 Fortitude and Stamina
	Penalty: Stunted Animalism (1st dot costs 6, 2nd costs 8, 3rd costs 12, 
		 4th costs 18, and 5th costs 24), -1 Animalism

2) Beastmistress
	Gender: Female
	Bonus: +35% Animalism damage, +50% Animalism duration
	Penalty: -25% Protean duration

3) Chupacabra
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: Protean +1
	Penalty: Max Fortitude of 3

4)Insectoid
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +40% Fortitude and Protean duration
	Penalty: -1 to Wits, Charisma, Appearance, and Animalism

5) Pagan\Pagan Priestess
	Gender: Male\Female
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Mental Physical Social
	Penalty: N/A

Malkavian:
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1) Completely Batshit
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +100% Dementation duration, +40% Dementation damage
	Penalty: Stunted Obfuscate (2nd costs 8, 3rd costs 12, 4th costs 18, 
		 and 5th costs 24)

2) Cut-Rate Clown\Gymnast Turned Stripper
	Gender: Male\Female
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Physical Mental Social
	Penalty: N/A

3) Doomseer
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +100% Auspex duration
	Penalty: -50% Obfuscate duration

4) Inoffensively Nutty Weatherman
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Social Mental Physical
	Penalty: N/A

5) Long Foot, Little Foot
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +1 Humanity, +1 Charisma, +1 Wits
	Penalty: Max Dexterity of 1

6) Ninja!
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +1 Brawl and Melee
	Penalty: Max Firearms pf 0

7) Woman's Prison Guard
	Gender: Female
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Mental Physical Social
	Penalty: N/A

Nosferatu:
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1) Boogeyman
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: +40% Obfuscate duration
	Penalty: -1 Potence

2) Cleopatra
	Gender: Female
	Bonus: +30% Obfuscate duration, +1 Subterfuge
	Penalty: Stunted Animalism (2nd costs 8, 3rd costs 12, 4th costs 18, 
		 and 5th costs 24)

3) Leatherface
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: +1 Melee and Potence
	Penalty: Humanity costs x4

4) Shepard of Vermin
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +50% Animalism duration, +35% Animalism Damage
	Penalty: -25% Potence duration

Toreador:
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1) Beautiful Monster
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: +25% Presence duration
	Penalty: -1 Frenzy and Wits

2) Country Club Lothario\Southern Debute
	Gender: Male\Female
	Bonus: Social Physical Mental
	Penalty: N/A

3) Decadent Enchantress
	Gender: female
	Bonus: +1 Appearance and Subterfuge
	Penalty: -20% Celerity duration

4) Faelike
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +25% Presence and Celerity duration
	Penalty: Stunted Firearms, Intimidation, Stamina, and Strength 
		 (2nd costs 6, 3rd costs 10, 4th costs 16, and 5th costs 20)

5) Lounge Singer Seductress\Velvet Rope Doorman
	Gender: Female\Male
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Talents Skills Knowledges
	Penalty: N/A

6) Uncanny Awareness
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +40% Auspex duration
	Penalty: Stunted Celerity (2nd costs 8, 3rd costs 12, 4th costs 18, 
		 and 5th costs 24)

7) Vaguely Employed Twenty-something
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Knowledges Talents Skills
	Penalty: N/A

Tremere:
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1) Eldrich Prodigy
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: +40% Thaumaturgy damage and duration
	Penalty: Every time you gain 3+ XP at one time, you get -1 XP

2) Infernal
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Thaumaturgy costs x4
	Penalty: Max of 3 Dominate, -50% Auspex duration

3) Mortician
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Skills Knowledges Talents
	Penalty: N/A

4) Pedagogue
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Talents Knowledges Skills
	Penalty: N/A

Ventrue:
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1) Agent\Fixer
	Gender: Female\Male
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Talents Knowledges Skills
	Penalty: N/A

2) Cleaner
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: +35% Fortitude duration
	Penalty: Stunted Presence (2nd costs 8, 3rd costs 12, 4th costs 18, 
		 and 5th costs 24)

3) Diabolic
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: +35% Presence duration
	Penalty: -1 Frenzy and Humanity

4) Dominatrix
	Gender: Female
	Bonus: +40% Dominate Damage, +100% Dominate duration, +1 Subterfuge
	Penalty: Skills cost x4

6) Industry Lobbyist
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Mental Social Physical
	Penalty: N/A

7) Pharmaceutical Saleswoman
	Gender: Female
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Social Physical Mental
	Penalty: N/A

8) Union Boss
	Gender: Male
	Bonus: Switch Attribute order to: Physical Social Mental
	Penalty: N/A

9) War Profiteer
	Gender: Both
	Bonus: Switch Ability order to: Knowledges Skills Talents
	Penalty: N/A

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Enabling the Console
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First, right-click on your Bloodlines shortcut. Then select "Properties".

Now look at the text to the right of the word "Target".

It should look something like this: 

"C:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire.exe"

Change it so that it looks like this: 

"C:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire.exe" -console

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