I’m a hungry man
But I don’t want pizza
I’ll blow down your house
And then I’m gonna eat ya
-Alice Cooper, “Feed My Frankenstein”
Sect: Camarilla (Most Country Gangrel in Theory), Anarch (If they’re willing to put up with the Brujah) Sabbat (Esp. City Gangrel)
Country Gangrel: Animalism, Fortitude, Protean
City Gangrel: Animalism, Celerity, Protean
Note: Since the question will be asked, Mariner Gangrel are regular Gangrel who spend most of their time in the water. If you’re playing a Gangrel with shark and seagull alt-modes who spends most of their time down by the docks, you’re a Mariner.
Merits & Flaws:
For more detailed information on these Merits and Flaws, see Lore of the Clans pg. 86.
Hive-Minded (1 or 2 pt. Mental merit) – Your Animalism works on insects and other invertebrate vermin. At 2 points, you may turn into swarms of insects in lieu of animals.
Skald (2 pt. Mental merit) – You are one of the Gangrel’s loremasters, an expert on the history of the Kindred.
Lesser Mark of the Beast (4 pt. Supernatural Merit, humanity Only) – You have a measure of control over your Clan flaw.
Totemic Change (5 pt. Supernatural merit) – Instead of being locked into the forms of specific animals, you may choose a different beast each time you use Protean.
Member of the Pack (2 pt. Supernatural flaw) – Your use of Animalism to commune with and command animals is restricted to a specific kind of creature, such as ravens, house cats, etc.
Rat in a Cage (2 pt. Mental flaw) – When you are restrained or imprisoned, you turn into a desperate animal.
For more information about these Gangrel combination disciplines, see Lore of the Clans pg. 89.
Blood Thorns (Protean OO, Potence OO) – Shoot your Protean Claws as a ranged attack. (12 XP)
Claw Immunity (Animalism OO, Fortitude OOOO) – Gain additional armor against non-supernatural animal attack. (18 XP)
Flesh Wound (Fortitude OO, Obfuscate OOO) – Make yourself appear to ignore injury. (15 XP)
King of the Beasts (Fortitude OO, Animalism OOOO) – Extend a measure of your Fortitude to animals you command. (18 XP)
See the Reflected Form (Auspex OO, Protean OOOO) – Discern the true nature of shape-shifting or otherwise hidden-natured beings. (18 XP)
Shatterproof (Protean OOO, Fortitude OOOO) – Gain additional ability to resist injury. (21 XP)
Spirit Tracking (Protean OO, Animalism OO) – Become a superior tracker of Kindred prey. (12 XP)
Animal Forms and the Gangrel
In lieu of Wolf and Bat forms when taking Shape of the Beast, a Gangrel player may choose a “Flight” and a “Fight” form all their own. Once chosen, these forms are static and cannot be changed unless the Gangrel has the Totemic Change merit. See Lore of the Clans pg. 91 for more information. All other Kindred who learn Shape of the Beast gain Wolf and Bat as their animal forms, except Tlacique Setites, who turn into a Jaguar and a Bat.