I do have one player, an avid board gamer, whose primary interest in RPGs is combat. I mention he's an avid board gamer because in my opinion he views RPGs as being similar to a board game. He's more interested in the tactical aspects and isn't as engaged when we play something with very little combat.Murder is her go-to for acquiring anything her character wants. Typically, this is handled with "You can't just murder a man in plain view of everyone, you will be killed."
I brought up my board gaming friend because ultiamtely I had to talk to him about what kind of games we played because his characters' behavior was getting a bit disruptive. As a matter of routine he'd start stupid fights the other characters didn't want to be in, kill important NPCs before they could give him clues, and would show very little interest in participating in games when we weren't fighting something. He once made a medic who showed no interest in healing the other PCs.I want her engaged instead of tuning out. So aside from just playing VtM, what can I do? And no, I won't kick her out. She's (and her family) cool, just has her way of playing.... And I don't want to want to not come play either, though I think her parents would sort of make her.
That's a good idea. Find a game everyone can have fun with. I'm going to pitch a Delta Green to my player. Finally a game where you can frame innocent people for serious crimes or shoot them in the face!I'm considering Cyberpunk or Shadowrun maybe. Something that can have not just heroes as characters. With a bit more RP that wont get her slain by the town guards.... I don't know....