would it be possible to give the disciplines more dependency on the skills (or bonuses?).
Right now someone could have Obfuscate 5 without a single skill point. Either way to make it more pen & paper like could be to give bonuses (lesser bloodcost, higher duration whatnot depending on the level of stealth you have).
Obf 1 - 10 seks
Obf 2 - 15 seks
Obf 3 - 20 seks
Obf 4 - 25 seks
Obf 5 - 30 seks
Each level of Stealth adds 5 seconds to the timer.
Higher Charisma or Intimidation might have an increased chance on the Presence effect to trigger or to have a higher "fear" effect.
On that note, I didn't buy a single book yet. Haggle seems hard and I have 6 I think. 0 combat skills whatsoever. So the disciplines shouldn't get that much weaker, but more like a synergy bonus if you make him the way how it would work in the WoD.