Edits the set of "thematic" bloodlines to be more immersive and thematic. Massive Chalice was made possible by Kickstarter; but it was arguably ruined by Kickstarter, too. The Bloodline Backer level enabled supporters to create a bloodline that would show up in-game. As far as I know, every bloodline in the game was made by backers. Unfortunately, most of the ~2500 Bloodline Backers were not superb Fantasy worldbuilders. And for me, the results are immersion-breaking. I know that Double Fine attempted to give some editorial review and guidance, but the end result still allowed a lot of mismatched content in to the final game. For this mod, I have a) marked most bloodlines as non-thematic, and b) hand-edited some of them. There are two versions of the mod. The "Elite" version includes only my 50 favorite bloodlines. It gives a tight set of relatively high-quality bloodlines, with a consistent style and theme. The "Decent" version includes many more, but of lower quality.
The "Decent" set of bloodlines contains about 200 bloodlines, all those that met a minimum threshold of cohesion after I hand-edited them. Use this for an experience with more variety, and less repetition between replays.
This zip file contains two Double Fine pack files, Man_Script.~h and Man_Script.~p. These files are modified versions of what comes with the game. To "install" the mod, you need to replace the files that come with the game with the files that are in the zip file.
For safety's sake, it's probably a good idea to just move the original files aside, rather than replacing them without preserving them in some way.
NOTE: This mod was tested on a Windows machine, with a GOG install. I don't know if it will work on other operating systems, or if the paths are different for a Steam install.
For me, the path to the files is:
Your install directory may vary.
Simply unzip the mod, copy the files into your Packs directory, and start the game.
I expect that using this mod will horribly break backwards compatibility with any old saved games. Start a new game.