Choice of the Vampire - community input [SEE POST 1310]

Well if you’d like you can simply go through this:

Though it can be very daunting if you don’t know what to look for. I’ve thought about compiling a proper walkthrough but I would probably want to make it more of a community thing considering the possibilities.

Meeting with Cousins: 1
tech 1 = 1
tech 2 = 2
tech > 2 = 4
int 3 = 1
int > 3 = 3
will > 2 = 1

Sorry, you lost me here. Do you mean patronize the arts right before the Governor’s arrival?

Not a glitch, per se, but it’s a bit early. It’s the increase in wealth based on income between volumes.

Yes, some of the vampires at the fair are random.

What country are you from?

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Are you saying that you paid a second time for New Orleans and Vicksburg? Meaning, did you pay for it “when the first came out” ten years ago, and then again in the past week? If so, happy to refund one of your purchases.

As for St. Louis, I’m hoping to release that fourth volume next week. You’re right that the description is a little misleading, because it’s two weeks premature. But we’re working to get it rolled out.

If you can send me screenshots of bugs, it would help a lot with tracking things down. Otherwise, I’m largely at a loss.

I’d recommend trying to find the error by playing in the open beta.


Yes, that is what I meant.

Also, how does one earn the Governor’s favor? I know that is the key to getting the status to 4, so that one can experience the Quaestor PC ending.

In 1914, the ability to store blood for later use (in blood transfusions) was discovered by Adolf Hustin. Could a science-minded vampire start drinking blood out of blood bottles (and plastic blood bags if this series continues past 1950) rather than from humans if they are more compassionate/Shepherd-aligned? Or is sodium citrate the equivalent of rat poison to vampires?

Also, a strange bug in the stat screen during the Saint Louis chapter (playing on Safari):
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Thank you, this is really helpful.

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I live in the Philippines. Although during the 1900s there are educated Filipinos that are educated and knows the Western world, I love how in the parade you chose our indigenous tribes to say that Philippines is a savage land. It may seem offensive, but the game is on the perspective of a Western vampire who isnt aware of any culture in the Orient.

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what’s the purpose of willpower? How useful is it? Also how is strength different from fighting?

Strength is what it sounds like, how strong you are. Fighting is how trained of a fighter you are. How good you are at combat is calculated via the flowwing formula:

$strength + $agility + ($fighting * 1.5) + 2 (if $shapeshifting = 3) +2 (if you have a weapon) = $combat

Willpower is your ability to control yourself and your impulses. It allows you to do things like keep the vestiges of your humanity in check, or go longer without feeding. A compassionate character with Willpower 3 can even force themselves to only feed from animals.


Yes, I took it, and I threw it in the river."
*set discretion %+20
*set compassion %+10
*set independence %-5

A clarification, please. In this specific example, choosing to throw the doll into the river should, logically, lower you compassion and raise your indepedence.
So, does that mean when the code states that the percentage of a Stat increased, what it actually means is that it decreased due to how the code works?

Compassion and Callousness are the same variable, same with Independence and Communalism. A Compassion “increase” is really increasing Callousness. If $compassion is 35 that means you have 35% Callousness and 65% Compassion

For future reference, all personality stats are named after the right stat in the code, and you should read decreases as increase and vice versa.


How much Compassion does it take to feed from animals if you are turned into a vampire in 1815? I wonder if it might take Intelligence as well to make the leap of logic if no one else told you it was possible.

It’s actually 1815. :wink:

Compassion doesn’t factor into it (I don’t think), nor does intelligence. You need to find out about it from Maffi if you run after her. And then a willpower of 3.


Thank you for the catch, @mistylavenda.
Is that the only opportunity for a fledgling vampire to learn about animal feeding? Also, does Zéphyrine feed on animals?

You have to find out from either trying to hold back at the start, or talking to Maffi. You need 40 > $compassion.

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Unfortunately, yes. If you need to be rescued by your Maker from the croft, then you won’t be able to resist feeding.

Zéphyrine does indeed strive to only feed on animals. The only exception she had made in decades was during “lovemaking” with Silas Hope.


I feel like an intelligent vampire might try feeding from an animal, just to see what it is like. If it fails (in the PC’s mind), there is always their preferred human prey. If their hunger is satiated, they might switch to vegetarianism.

but still without the necessary willpower to drink from an animal, it will still fail

A scientific, compassionate PC without the requisite willpower might also obtain bottles of blood that has been treated with sodium citrate so that it can be transfused.

Now, is sodium citrate a “zesty kick” to the blood, or is it “drain cleaner”?

I think preserved blood will become a thing in Chicago, as the first non-direct blood transfusion was preformed ~1914 iirc.
@jasonstevanhill Any plans for this?

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