Clanbook has ratings and 3 reviews. Brian said: My first Vampire: the Masquerade character I played for more than a single session was a Gangrel. And. Clanbook: Gangrel – 1st Edition – The Gangel relish their reputation as the most mysterious of the Camirilla clans, but even their secrecy cannot. Clanbook: Gangrel – Revised Edition – As rogues and wanderers, the Gangrel have always placed themselves apart from other Kindred.
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The Masquerade Clanbooks by Brian Campbell. John Van Fleet Illustrator. As rogues and wanderers, the Gangrel have always placed themselves apart from gangeel Kindred. The Outlanders have no need for the petty Jyhads and useless sniping of the undead – they are vampires, the highest order of beasts! Now, Clan Gangrel prowls the night unfettered by the traditions of the crumbling Camarilla. They have finally called the night their own. Or Savages U As rogues and wanderers, the Gangrel have always placed themselves apart from other Kindred.
Clanbook: Gangrel Revised
As the first entry in an clambook series of revised clanbooks, Gangrel expands upon the clan’s appearance in the revised edition of Vampire: All-new information accompanies a re-examination of earlier concepts, allowing you to add as much depth to your character as you like.
Additionally, the sheer volume of information contained in the new clanbooks each with 32 more pages than the first-edition books permits Storytellers to round out their chronicles.
Paperbackpages. The Masquerade ClanbooksVampire: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Clanbookplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 27, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: It was a LARP and my costuming was pants, a black graphic t-shirt I wore the same pants and a different shirt every gameand no shoes, and I spoke in a literal growl.
As it My first Vampire: As it turned out, being a surly loner in a game based on social interaction, with an impediment that makes it more difficult to talk to people, is not the best way to play the game, and I eventually drifted away from playing. That’s kind of the problem with the Gangrel as a whole, and the metaplot exacerbates the issue. The Gangrel have left the Camarilla, and some doors that were open, even if just a crack, are now closed to them.
This actually doesn’t matter all that much, which is why I’m not going to talk too much about metaplot, but it does make Clanbook: Gangrel Revised less useful to an ST who isn’t following the metaplot. The Gangrel were loners and outsiders already, always on the move, so a few more walking into the wilderness isn’t that big a deal. I actually think there’s too much emphasis on that, and that like Clanbook: Brujah Revised there isn’t enough focus on other possibilities than “feral predator of the night.
The same stuff from the corebook. There’s a lot of pushback against earlier portrayals of the Gangrel. I came in during the Revised era, so I don’t know from personal experience, but the impression I get from this book is that Gangrel used to be shown as friends of the werewolves who fought an eternal war against the Ravnos over their ancient family connection to the Roma. Gangrel Revised paints most of that as the delusions of the author of the original document.
Lupines are just as likely to kill the Gangrel as anyone else, the Gangrel just have more abilities to avoid them thanks to their Disciplines. Gangrel and Ravnos can get along or not, and it has more to do with the individuals than it does with the ancient and sacred blood feud between their lines. The book is also leery of vampire history as a whole, pointing out that Gangrel mostly have an oral tradition but so many ancient Gangrel are feral monsters.
I did like the sections on the unique characteristics of Gangrel blood.
Not just the animalistic features, though I did like the expansion of that from just physical changes to encompass mental quirks as well, like circling an area before being able to sit down. No, the book mentions the Gangrel tendency to form new bloodlines and their unique transformations with Protean. The Gangrel have xlanbook known bloodlines than any other Clan–the Anda, the Ahrimanes, and the City Gangrel, who we learn here are descended from Norse Gangrel who came to Vinland, are definitely Gangrel.
This book also suggests the extinct Lhiannan and the African Laibon as Gangrel bloodlines as well, though the author admits that they can’t be sure on that, because the Lhiannan are gone and the Laibon aren’t exactly very talkative.
The transformations are neat too. Other vampires always turn into wolf or bat using Protean, but Gangrel can transform into animals embodying the concepts of Fight and Flight. Jaguars, Tigers, Wolverines, Hawks, Rats, and so on are all possible. The book also has scientific research conducted by a Gangrel doctor, who raises a child from infancy to be completely ignorant of wolves and bats, has her Embraced by a Toreador, teaches her Protean, and then despairs as she transforms into a wolf.
Unfortunately, those are the parts that stand out to me. A Clan of loners without any real source of conflict with other Clans might make sense but doesn’t make for many roleplaying opportunities.
Why not expand on some of the premade concepts in the back, like the industry lobbyist? Showing roles that Gangrel play other vlanbook monstrous predator? Reading these agngrel on the Camarilla Clans is making me realize why it is people hangrel for the more interesting Clans and bloodlines. May 31, Nika rated it liked it Shelves: I played live action of this game and was a Gangrel Primogen ie leader I think I glanced through this book I got the character so down.
Aug 23, Andrea Menzies rated it it was amazing Shelves: A good book, shows a very strange view of underworlds.
I love Brian Campbell story telling in this set of books.
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