TCI Members and Fans,

Let’s talk about the Prostitution and Blood Doll System now that it has been completely overhauled in TFN. I really enjoyed how Troika implemented the Prostitutes in Bloodlines, how you would pay for their services and they would follow you into a dark alley where you could feed on them. Unfortunately this system and how they set it up just won't work with the new Haggle System so an overhaul was a must. The biggest change for the Prostitutes is that both Seduction and Haggle both play a part on the price of the Prostitutes services. If you have a Seduction score of 3 or less, your starting cost will be the standard $50 however that base cost drops as you increase your Haggle feat. If you have a Seduction score of 4 or more, your starting cost will become $40 but you can still benefit from having a higher Haggle feat. The nice thing about this system is that you can eventually talk any Prostitute into giving you their services for $5 with a Haggle score of 8 or more, regardless of Seduction and regardless of which hub you are in.

Now let's talk about Prostitute triggers. This was something that always annoyed the hell out of me in the original Bloodlines game. You would pay the hooker the money and she would follow you, then you would take her to a private, secluded, and dark place to find that she would say it wasn't private enough. Then you would trek over to another place and again, she would say it wasn't private enough. In frustration you would try to force feed from her and fail, then she would run away and summon the police. Did that ever happen to you? Because it always happened to me. Well I took care of that! I went through every main hub and setup about 10 extra triggers in logical places where I felt it was "Private" enough to engage in some blood feeding. You won't have to travel far anymore before the hooker tells you it's time to feed.

Now let's talk about the Blood Dolls and the changes from vanilla. First off there are two different types of blood dolls; vanilla ones and the CE made ones. The vanilla ones are the ones that got the major overhaul done so let's talk about them first. I designed the original blood dolls (in the clubs) to respond randomly according to your Seduction score. The higher your Seduction is, the better % chance you will have to seduce them into letting you feed on them. Each blood doll will have 3 lines in which you must succeed in your attempt in order to successfully seduce her. If you pass the first line, then you will be prompted by the second line, and if you pass that, then you will be prompted by the final line. You must pass all 3 of these lines in order to successfully seduce the blood doll. Check out the chart below to see the % chance you have to get to the next line according to your Seduction score.

**Vanilla Blood Doll % to Feed Chart****Seduction 1:** 20% chance to get to the second line

**Seduction 2:** 20% chance to get to the second line

**Seduction 3:** 40% chance to get to the second line

**Seduction 4:** 40% chance to get to the second line

**Seduction 5:** 60% chance to get to the second line

**Seduction 6:** 60% chance to get to the second line

**Seduction 7:** 80% chance to get to the second line

**Seduction 8:** 80% chance to get to the second line

**Seduction 9:** Automatic Success!

**Seduction 10:** Automatic Success!

**Seduction 1:** 20% chance to get to the final line

**Seduction 2:** 20% chance to get to the final line

**Seduction 3:** 40% chance to get to the final line

**Seduction 4:** 40% chance to get to the final line

**Seduction 5:** 60% chance to get to the final line

**Seduction 6:** 60% chance to get to the final line

**Seduction 7:** 80% chance to get to the final line

**Seduction 8:** 80% chance to get to the final line

**Seduction 9:** Automatic Success!

**Seduction 10:** Automatic Success!

**Seduction 1:** 50% chance to succeed

**Seduction 2:** 50% chance to succeed

**Seduction 3:** 50% chance to succeed

**Seduction 4:** 50% chance to succeed

**Seduction 5:** 50% chance to succeed

**Seduction 6:** Automatic Success!

**Seduction 7:** Automatic Success!

**Seduction 8:** Automatic Success!

**Seduction 9:** Automatic Success!

**Seduction 10:** Automatic Success!

The CE made blood dolls will be included in version 1.0, however they have been streamlined just like the vanilla blood dolls in that the Seduction needed is the same regardless of the hub you are in. It now takes a Seduction score of 10 to complete the seduction and feed or a Serpentis rating of 4. Other than that they operate the same as they did in CE 1.2.

Okay, now it's Q&A time!

**Q:** So all of the prostitutes in all of the hubs have the same pricing? What I mean is the prostitutes in Chinatown don't cost more than the ones in Santa Monica?

**A:** That's correct, all of the prostitutes function with the same pricing regardless of hub. The only thing that is hub specific is the "remembered" price of the prostitutes meaning if you were in downtown and the last time you were there you paid $35 for their service, then they will still remember you at that price OR if your Haggle score increased since the last time you were there, you can haggle them down to a new lower price and they will remember that price instead.

**Q:** The triggers never worked in vanilla Bloodlines, you say that you corrected that?

**A:** Yes, I placed prostitute triggers in all dark and secluded areas of the hubs and in convenient places so you don't have to walk far.

**Q:** So if I have a Seduction of 5 then I have a 60% chance to pass the first line of dialogue, then another 60% chance to pass the second line of dialogue, then a 50% chance to finally seduce her?

**A:** Yes, there are 3 lines you must pass and if you fail any of those lines, you must start over.

**Q:** If I manage to seduce a blood doll, will she remember me the next time I visit?

**A:** Yes, she will remember you one time so think of it as a free pass the next time you are in the club. When you cash in on that freebie, then the counter resets and you will have to try to seduce her once again.

**Q:** How many attempts do I get to seduce a blood doll?

**A:** As many as you like, you can stand there all night trying to seduce a blood doll, they don't mind.

And this concludes the new Prostitution and Blood Doll System for TFN, hope you enjoyed this program.