Cameo #2!
Cameo #2!

Today’s comic has a special appearance by Kyle Anderson, who is playing the part of our snarky goth store worker. A big round of applause for him, everyone!

Personally, I think Mark’s coat is a nice upgrade from the “basic black” shirt he’s been wearing for most of the Vampire game. I kind of want one for myself, but it is so hard to find a ladies’ coat with tails, and besides, I generally end up playing Gangrel or Brujah, not any of the more ‘politicky’ bloodlines.

News: Posted June 11th, 2012 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “Cameo #2!”

  1. NC Says:

    “Patricians” is what we called the clans Ventrue, Toreador and House and Clan Tremere whereas Clan Gangrel and Clan Brujah were called “Plebs”. Carthago and Rome are everywhere and nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten…

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 2:55 am
  2. Huzzah for Kyle Anderson!! Also, that’s a kick-ass shirt he’s wearing.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 2:57 am
  3. Lugh Says:

    I thought the coat looked very Jon Pertwee myself! ;-)

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 3:15 am
  4. Robin Bobcat Says:

    You might be able to tailor a men’s coat a bit.

    Also: being a psychotic type doesn’t mean you can’t be neatly dressed and mannered. Your fellow chainsaws may deride you for being ‘poncy’, or selling out to the man, but it can actually be MORE unsettling than the guy with the coat made out of rat skins.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 3:43 am
  5. Gearran Says:

    Now I’m curious, if you want to avoid the ever-present “straightjacket” look, what would you do for a good Malkavian costume?

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 3:44 am
  6. Rock Says:

    Played a Daeva for a good long while…stayed away from the politics, though… :)

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 3:52 am
  7. Bongoloid Says:

    @Gearran:
    Well, Malkavians can be everything. You know, in real life, you don’t have to run around in a straitjacket or a loincloth made of paper clips to have a mental illness. When I make a Malk character (which might not be the best kind of guidance) I usually choose normal clothes – T-shirt and leather jacket, polo and tracksuit, suit and tie, sweater and jeans, whatever – and let the character speak for himself. Caroming off the walls in teddy pajamas does not a good Malk make; however, if you wear normal clothes and choose a more subtle derangement, your character will even then be more interesting than your garden-variety fish-slapper in heart-print boxers.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 6:47 am
  8. Pyrate_Pixie@excite.com Says:

    Good Morning! Long time reader, first time poster.

    If you sew at all, Simplicity pattern number 2525 would be perfect. It’s a ringleader type coat with long tails in the back. Seems easy enough to put together.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 8:24 am
  9. Michael Says:

    o.O wtf, on the list of gay outfits, THAT is way behind that stuff in the last strip.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 9:19 am
  10. Michael Says:

    oh and i wear hawaiian shirts (cause they fit :D ), so i know what i’m talking about.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 9:22 am
  11. sturmcrow Says:

    @Gearran
    I played a Malkavian for my first LARP game and I showed up in a suit. People of course kept guessing I was playing a Ventrue or Toreador or even a Brujah. I find it best to dress fitting the character’s backstory at all times especially for Malkavians. We need to fight the stereotype to often perpetuated by people dressing Malkavians up in silly manners and acting like idiots.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 12:42 pm
  12. FSilvermane Says:

    Imagine a Brujah or a Gangrel that is a soccer hooligan,… he/she might wear a nicer set of clothes [remember not all hooligans wear the team colors/jerseys the rest of the week] sometimes as well

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 1:24 pm
  13. Lord Bounty Says:

    ON Dressing Malks: There have been 3 amazing Malks I’ve met, and each took a unique Appoach. One who’s derangements I never tumbled wore shorts and Hawiian shirts, and held court like the Big Kahuna. One wore full sleeves, slacks, gloves, etc and was heavily germophobic. One wore, I $#!+ you not, a full body Godzilla halloween costume. He’d also mastered Demenita and Horrid Form, so the costume wasn’t a costume, he actually looked like a 15 foot tall fire breathing dragon Lizard!!!!!

    I always like to tell people that [i]“my next character is going to be a Malk with Paraoia and Megalomania, that’s right, he’s just like every other Ventrue.”[/i]

    As for politicing Brujah or Gangel, I’ve seen (and played with) both. The Gangrel politic game played out like street gang warfare. You held what territory you could take through force, and ruled through intimdation and fear. The Brujah politic was one ‘refined’ guy who used the rest as a hammer. Kind of a “do as I say, or I unleash the hounds”. It was funny to me because Brujah had more players than any other clan ( probably 10-12 for an 80 player game) but all but 2 were gamer-dates who sat in the OOC zone smoking and gossiping and looking cute in their gamer garb. They only ever came In Character to play when there was a Brujah call, a massive “everybody’s at court” scene, or somebody went looking for “where ever all those brujah went now”.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 1:25 pm
  14. “Classy”, right Jess? I know you mean to say classy.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 4:19 pm
  15. KenderBryant Says:

    I played one game of Vampire a LONG time ago (back in ’98 I think) and I believe I played a Toreador. Never LARPed (Vampire or anything else for that matter). Though if there’s an Irish/Scottish clan, I’d DEFINITELY play a member from that.

    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 11:26 pm
  16. Midsie Says:

    A few years ago, I played Vampire with some friends from school and I played a Toreador…..still not sure if I’d do the same now that I know a bit more about each clan. I was a bit of a noob lol

    Posted June 12th, 2012 at 7:42 am
  17. Dorsai Says:

    I think the last vampire character I played was an elder Brujah years ago in a tabletop. The GM kinda lost the idea that game was not really about a lot of fighting and figured that giving players who worked well in combat (and had a player who used wealth and status as a weapon) very old vampires would allow his campaign to last beyond two sessions…..

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    Posted June 13th, 2012 at 9:09 am
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    Posted June 14th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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