At the Future Games Show Spring Showcase, Nacon and Big Bad Wolf have released a new video for Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong. The video focuses on the RPG mechanics of the game.
Vampires: The Masquerade – Swansong is an adaptation of the pen-and-paper game of the same name and is developed by Big Bad Wolf, which are already known for the game The Council. Both titles of the studio share the same aspect of the narrative role-playing game.
So it is in vampires: The Masquerade – Swansong possible to take control of three heroes, each with their own character sheets. The decisions in the game influence the values of the characters.
With their skills you can crack locks, do not play non-player characters (NSC) or draw more efficient conclusions on the basis of hints. The higher the control stage of a skill, the more possibilities are there.
In addition to these skills, the three heroes also have vampiric powers called disciplines.
Galb, the oldest of the three heroes, can use soul strength to resist physical attacks and NPC disciplines that are used against him. EMEM, the stylish queen of the night, uses speed to achieve inaccessible areas. Leysha can hide their presence with darkening and even hide objects from curious looks with enough experience points.
By adjusting the character sheets there are numerous possibilities. If the focus is on a single playing style, the heroes will develop talents that constitute permanent bonuses. The more frequent a capability or discipline is used, the higher your chances of success.
Features are positive or negative effects that are influenced by the success or failure of the actions or by certain decisions.
NSCs also have their own character sheets with strengths and weaknesses. If capabilities or disciplines are used for interactions, the NSCs defend themselves with their values. Based on the experience with pen and paper, a dice throw decides on success or failure in the event of a draw.
With more than fifteen different ends for the main characters as well as for the fate of Boston’s Camarilla, every trip through the game Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong is a separate adventure in this narrative role-playing game.
Vampires: The Masquerade Swansong will be commercially available on 19 May 2022 for PC and consoles.