V20 Companion - Episode 96

In this episode, Nate and Bob review the V20 Companion. This book expands upon the elements talked about in the V20 core material, including information on vampiric titles, status and prestation, and locations in the World of Darkness. This book was written by Justin Achilli and Eddy Webb for White Wolf Game Studios and published by Onyx Path Publishing on August 23rd, 2012.


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V20 Companion
Written by: Justin Achilli, Eddy Webb
August 23rd, 2012


Can a Prince command a Priscus?
How have the Anarchs fared during the modern nights?
Can the Harpies declare a boon null?
These questions and more secret details of the Kindred condition have their answers within the V20 Companion. A complementary sourcebook detailing some of the finer points of being undead, this is the first supplement released in support of the 20th anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade.


Dust to Dust - Episode 95

Bob and Nate review the 2011 book, Dust to Dust. This is the first story material released for the Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary edition. This book is a soft sequel to first chronicle, Forged in Steel and the original Ashes to Ashes story from First Edition. It is also (as far as we can tell) the only Vampire: the Masquerade book which uses the Storytelling adventure System. It has a number of new characters, as well as updates to classic characters and settings from the original run of Vampire: the Masquerade.

This book was written by Matthew McFarland and developed by Eddy Webb for White Wolf Studios and released on 11/11/11.


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Dust to Dust
Written by: Matthew McFarland
November 11th, 2011

When the ashes cool, all that remains is dust...

Gary, Indiana (cWOD) is a dying city. Its population has halved itself in 40 years, many of its buildings are burned husks, its citizens are disenfranchised and out of work, and even its predators have fled. Of the many Kindred who once hunted this small Midwestern city, only a handful remains. Modius, the Prince of Gary, continues his long rivalry with the Anarch known as Juggler. But their struggles are becoming increasingly irrelevant. If things continue, Gary won't have enough mortals to sustain even a small number of vampires.

The Kindred aren't willing to let the city crumble just yet, though. Juggler and Modius have hit upon a scheme to revitalize the city's importance for Kindred, though each wishes to claim the credit (and the rewards) for this renewal. While they snipe and strike at one another like two starving wolves fighting for the last scrap of meat on the carcass, the Giovanni Maria DiMatto seizes her chance.

Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition - Episode 94

Wow, that is a really long title to a book, if you think about it. I know why we all call it V20 now! Anyways, this podcast is a tiny bit non-traditional. We definitely review V20, but more than that, we talk about how V20 has impacted us as gamers and podcasters. It’s no secret that V20 has been a major factor in revitalizing this game for many old school players. I don’t suspect anyone will be shocked about what we think of this game and book. This book was written by Justin Achilli, Rose Bailey, Matthew McFarland, and Eddy Webb for White Wolf publishing and released October 21st, 2011.

We’ve been doing this podcast for 2 years, this month. We are constantly overwhelmed by how much support we’ve gotten from the community and how much positivity we’ve received from you, the listener. We have a ton of things planned for the last quarter of 2018 and early 2019. We do have plans to expand our online store and provide some cool and unique extras to our listeners. Thank you to everyone that supports us here, on our Patreon and everywhere else. You may not agree with us all the time, but our hope is that you do find us engaging and entertaining!

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Vampire: The Masquerade
 exploded into hobby games in 1991 and inspired a generation of fans of which the game industry had never seen before or since. The cultural significance 
Vampire left on not just the gaming world but on modern vampire-related pop culture can be seen and felt at virtually every turn and in every medium today.

Vampire: The Masquerade - 20th Anniversary Edition 
brings the entire Classic World of Darkness experience full circle and will serve as the perfect anniversary milestone to celebrate two decades of gaming after dark. This is the original 
Masquerade in all its glory, and our way of saying thank you and welcome home.


Gehenna - Episode 93

In this episode, we reach the end… for now… of the original Vampire: the Masquerade line. White Wolf brings their World of Darkness line to an end with the culmination of Time of Judgement storyline. This is one of four Time of Judgement books that ushers in the end of the World of Darkness. Those include, Apocalypse for Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Ascension for Mage: The Ascension and World of Darkness: Time of Judgment for the other game lines.
After the release of Gehenna, White Wolf would introduce their Vampire: the Requiem line, among other “New World of Darkness” games. It would be seven years before we’d see a new “Classic World of Darkness” release in 2011…
This book was written by Bjørn T. Boe, Travis-Jason Feldstein, Christopher Kobar and Dean Shomshak and developed by Justin Achilli for White Wolf Publishing. It was released January 14th, 2004.


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Gehenna
Written by: Authors: Bjørn T. Boe, Travis-Jason Feldstein, Christopher Kobar and Dean Shomshak.
Jan. 14th, 2004

The End of the World for the Damned

The prophecies of Gehenna were true. The world teeters on the brink of an undead apocalypse, the night when the progenitors of the vampire race rise to consume their childer amid a rain of blood and fire. As the fated Armageddon for the Kindred arises, what can they do? Drawing the Vampire Line to a close, Gehenna brings about the conclusion of Vampire's World of Darkness. Featuring a sliding scale which Storytellers can custom-tailor the events of The End to their own chronicles, this book places the final accounting for the curse of Caine in the hands of the players' characters.


The Red Sign - Episode 92

In this episode, Nate and Bob review the Penultimate VTM Revised edition book. The Red Sign tells the story of a conspiracy of vampires and mages seeking to reverse the curse of Caine. This book is a cross-over with Mage: the Ascension. The book is a part of the Time of Judgment and centers around the last conspiracies of both that formed towards the end of the world.
This book was written by Brian Campbell, Conrad Hubbard, Jacob Klunder, and Carrie Lewis and released October 20th, 2003 and published by White Wolf Publishing Inc.

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The Red Sign
Written by: Brian Campbell, Conrad Hubbard, 
Jacob Klunder, and Carrie Lewis
October 20th, 2003

Forbidden Arcana
The Curse of Caine is a Biblical punishment, handed down by God Himself. Could it be true that a conspiracy of Kindred and mages has found a way to reverse its effects? As the world comes closer and closer to Gehenna, might the Kindred escape their divine fate? Or is it all part of some larger plan? As a title that combines the themes of Mage and Vampire, The Red Sign is a Lovecraftian revelation of ages-old horror. As the Kindred discover a method to escape damnation, a faction of mages aids them in their blasphemous quest. Players can either join the conspiracy or oppose it -- or find themselves knowing entirely too much about it.


Vampire Players Guide - Episode 91

In this episode, we discuss the Vampire Players Guide for the Revised edition of Vampire: the Masquerade. Unlike previous editions, this book is light on game mechanics and highly educational. This book was written by Kraig Blackwelder, Carl Bowen, Ann Braidwood, Jacqueline Brasfield, Christopher Gunning, Conrad Hubbard, Evan Jamieson, Jim Kiley, Christopher Kobar, Rhiannon Louve, Ari Marmell, Matt McFarland, Patrick O’Duffy, Chip Quinn, Aaron Rosenberg, Myranda Sarro, Dean Shomshak, Greg Stolze, Adam Tinworth and Janet Trautvetter with development and additional material by Justin Achilli. the Vampire Players Guide was published October 6th, 2003 for White Wolf Publishing. 


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Vampire Players Guide
October 6th, 2003
Written by: Various


Since Biblical times, the get of Caine have prowled the world, hiding from mortals and resigning themselves to the shadows. Throughout the ages, their plans have unfolded and their treacheries have come to fruition. Welcome to the Final Nights — welcome to unlife as a vampire. A collection of essays, character-building options, chronicle suggestions and methods of play, the Vampire Players Guide offers a wealth of information to players and Storytellers on a conversational level. Presented as an aside to Vampire® players, this book offers a variety of options and advice to better enhance the Storytelling experience


Lair of the Hidden - Episode 90

Follow Bob and Nate as they take a journey into the mysterious lair of the Inconnu and explore Hunedoara Castle in 2003's Lair of the Hidden. This book acts as sourcebook and chronicle/module for Vampire: the Masquerade's Time of Judgement. 
The Time of Judgment series is semi-canon and is intended to allow players the option to end their own personal stories. 
Unlike previous themed years, there were no events characterizing the Time of Judgment that affected all World of Darkness game lines; instead, each game was given a selection of its own specifically-tailored final fates or multiple endings which are determined by the actions and choices of the
player.

Lair of the Hidden was Written by: Sarah Roark, Dean Shomshak, and Janet Trautvetter and released August 11th 2003 by White Wolf Game Studios. 

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Lair of the Hidden
August 11th, 2003
Written By: Written by: Sarah Roark, Dean Shomshak, and Janet Trautvetter


High in the Romanian Mountains...
Hidden from time and prying mortal eyes, Hunedoara Castle lurks amid the mists of the Carpathians. Home to a cabal of scheming Inconnu, the castle is the site of hideous rites. Who do these terrible rituals empower? Or, worse, who might they protect?

A Vampiric Conspiracy Broods
Secrets revealed -- Lair of the Hidden is a setting sourcebook and chronicle that examines the plans of a forgotten cult of Inconnu. It covers the cults aims and goals, as well as presenting a terrifying haven of powerful elders for players characters to explore -- should they dare.


Chaining the Beast - Episode 89

This week, Nate and Bob take a dive into what is considered by some to be the definitive guide to Paths of Enlightenment. This revised books is the first to collect "all" the current Paths into one, simple guide. From the standard paths, all the way to the obscure and heretical paths, Chaining the Beast puts the sum of vampiric morality in the palm of your hands. 
Chaining the Beast was written by Gavin Bennett, Trevor Chase and James Kiley and released June 30th, 2003 for White Wolf studios. 


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Chaining the Beast
Written by: Gavin Bennett, Trevor Chase and James Kiley
June 30th, 2003


Does a Vampire Have a Soul?
Not all Kindred follow the sacred Path of Humanity. Some forsake their mortal ethics, giving themselves wholly over to the vampire condition. Others abandon the moral struggle altogether – and find themselves in the throes of Frenzy. How can the race of Caine steel itself against its murderous impulses?

But For How Long?
By popular demand, Chaining the Beast explores the Paths of Enlightenment in detail, from the Hierarchies of Sin to the myriad nightly concerns of a vampire who upholds them. A resource for those seeking to explore the alien mindset of the undead, this book sheds light on the dark corners of the Kindred psyche.


Succubus Club: Dead Man's Party - Episode 88

In this episode, the fellas get back to work, bringing you brand new reviews of old books. This week, we review the oft-forgotten sleeper, "Succubus Club: Dead Man's Party," from 2003. This books gives kindred and cainites alike the skinny on how and why to throw an event. More than just a party, the social event is the crux of unlife in modern society. Additionally, this book explores the popup nightclub known as the "Succubus Club." 

This book was Written by: Richard Chillot and Christopher Kobar for White Wolf Publishing and released June 2nd, 2003


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Succubus Club: Dead Man's Party
Written by: Richard Chillot and Christopher Kobar
June 2nd, 2003

Everyones Invited
The Damned are solitary monsters, contriving elaborate social situations for themselves to deny the prominence of the Beast. Parties and other social affairs from graceful soirees to brutal Sabbat ritae are the foundation of undead reputation. Hosting such affairs, whether as a pack priest or as a nascent prince, can be as arduous a process as claiming a domain.

The Beautiful and Damned
For players looking to enhance their characters status or reputation, Succubus Club: Dead Mans Party is an invaluable resource. Covering all the stages of planning a social affair from concept to implementation (and aftermath), this title is invaluable for players who want to participate in the grandiose social structure of the undead. This book contains information useful to Kindred of all clans, sects, ages and generations.


Gen Con Meetup Extravaganza - Episode 87

In this episode, Bob and Nate sit down with the Jackalope LARP folks to chat about LARP, awesome books, Sabbat and the Night in Question. What's "The Night in Question?" Well, funny you should ask... 


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The Night In Question is a fully-immersive rules-light LARP experience, taking the lessons and inspirations of the new Nordic-style games such as Enlightenment in Blood and End of the Line, then adding a horrific splatterpunk twist. Other games have focused on the Camarilla and Anarch aspects of the setting – the Masquerade, moving among the mortals in secrets and the politics of the undead. The Night in Question is different. 

It will emphasize a frightening and engulfing story, focusing on the monstrosity of the Sabbat, visceral horror of their dark rites and a blood and guts feel reminiscent of films like From Dusk Til Dawn and Near Dark, creating a unique World of Darkness event using intense visual effects, high quality props, set design and costuming. It will be a “retro” Sabbat event, and will reflect a classic monstrous Sabbat mythos.
The Night in Question
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1st Edition: Revisited - Episode 86

In this very normal episode, Bob and Nate honor the release of V5 by going back in time and reviewing a few 1st edition books we missed. What did we miss?
First, we talk about 17-page module, Blood Nativity. This story serves as an introduction to Vampire: the Masquerade and was published by Atlas Games in 1991 for White Wolf. We have briefly mentioned this in previous podcasts, but we get a bit deeper in this review. 
Next, we discuss the 36-page module, Blood Bond, also from 1991. This story explores the mystical blood bond, as well as centuries-old feud between two elder vampires. 
Finally, we discuss the 83-page story supplement, Ashes to Ashes, published in 1991 by White Wolf. This book continues the chronicle, Forged in Steel, and the battle between the prince of Chicago and Gary, IN. This book, as well as Blood Bond, are part of the Chicago Chronicles collection 3. 

Blood Nativity was written by: Lynn Severson and Michael Harms (According to the White Wolf Wiki, this adventure was actually written by White Wolf staffers using pseudonyms.)
Blood Bond was written by: Ken Cliffe
Ashes to Ashes was written by: Stewart Wieck
 


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Blood Nativity
Written by:  Lynn Severson and Michael Harms
1991

An Introductory Story for Vampire: The Masquerade
Created for the first edition of Vampire: The MasqueradeBlood Nativity is designed to be a troupe's first story.
The players begin as normal humans, attracted by an enigmatic invitation to a private dinner at the Sunset Club. By dinner's end, they find themselves following an inexorable trail into shadowy undeath — life as vampires themselves.
Now they must survive their dangerous first night as Neonates. Will they fall victim to the mad, insatiable Hunger within, or will they be destroyed by the light of day, which they must now curse?


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Blood Bond
Written by: Ken Cliffe
1991

The Tie that Binds Is the Tie that Kills
Some mortals say love is the most powerful emotion. The Kindred know better. Far more powerful than love is the force of blood. When drunk from another Vampire three times, it creates an obsession none can resist. Now the characters learn just how strong the blood bond can be and at the same time deal with the Prince of Chicago, stange new Kindred and the dread Sabbat. But the question persists - who among them is blood bound? Vampire™ The Masquerade™ The romance and horror of Vampire rise with full fury in this Chicago-based story supplement. Characters deal with political intrigue, mysterious stangers and the full power of the Blood Bond, all the while learning more about the living death which is both their immortal blessing and their undying curse.


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Ashes to Ashes
Written by: Stewart Wieck
1991

When the Fire Burns Low Only the Ashes Remain...
The forged in steel chronicle continues: Ordered by Modias, the prince of Gary, to present themselves to Lodin, the Prince of Chicago, a group of neonates find themselves shoved headlong into a maelstrom of Kindred Intrigue. While the characters desperately search for Lodin, the Prince inexplicably disappears, and one of his lieutenants blames the visitors from Gary. The characters dilemma - find Lodin or face the termination of an immortal life-in-death.


 

 

 

Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition - Episode 85

In this episode, Nate and Bob take a deep dive into the upcoming 5th Edition of the classic Vampire: the Masquerade. In an unprecedented achievement, White Wolf has returned to their Classic World of Darkness and Utility Muffin Labs has gotten early access to review and discuss this reintroduction to an old friend. 
Nate and Bob talk about a great deal of the new history, rules, character creation and systems of V5, and still hardly scratch the surface of what's included in this beautiful, modern game of personal and political horror. 
Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition launches August, 2018! 

Please note, this podcast is over 3 hours long. Some audio quality my be impacted due to host limitations.


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Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition
Developed, designed, and written by Kenneth Hite, Mark Rein-Hagen, Matthew Dawkins, Juhanna Peterson, Martin Ericsson, Karim Muammar, Karl Bergström, Jennifer Smith, Jason Andrew, and Jason Carl


"The classic that changed roleplaying games forever returns! This fifth edition features a streamlined and modern rules design, beautiful new full-color art, and a rich story experience for players. Powered by the innovative Hunger cycle, the game also includes rules for creating system supported character coteries, Loresheets to directly involve players with their favorite parts of the setting and The Memoriam, a new way to bring the character's detailed backgrounds and expand on them in-session.

V5 is a return to Vampire's original vision, moving boldly into the 21st century. While the rules have been redesigned, this new edition honors the deep story of the original, advancing the metaplot from where it left off and detailing exactly what has happened in the world of the Kindred up until tonight. The terror of the Second Inquisition, the conspiracies behind the Gehenna War, and the rekindling of the War of Ages: these are the building blocks of the modern V5 chronicle. "


KotEK Part 2 - Episode 84

In this episode, Nate and Bob discuss part two of the Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Sourcebook. This sourcebook details the culture and society of the Laibon; the kindred of the African continent. 
We talk a little bit about or upcoming plans to review V5, the new edition of Vampire: the Masquerade, coming in August. 
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This book was written by Justin Achilli, Jason Feldstein, Joddie Gray, Will Hindmarch, Ari Marmell, and  Voronica Whitney-Robinson for White Wolf Publishing and released April 28th of 2003. 


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Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom
written by Justin Achilli, Jason Feldstein, 
Joddie Gray, Will Hindmarch, Ari Marmell, and
Voronica Whitney-Robinson
April, 28th 2003


Domains Long Hidden
Africa has long been a bastion of mystery in the World of Darkness. Finally, the domains south of the Sahara are revealed - and the laws of Western Kindred hold no water here. Out of the Kingdom of the secretive Laibon come the monstrous Guruhi,the atavistic Naglopers and the wise Akunanse - and untold other horrors.

Still Children of Caine?
Created in the tradition of Kindred of the East, Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom offers an all-new take on the race of Caine. Although presumably still descended from the FirstVampire, the Kindred of Africa have evolved a very different society - one completely alien to Western Kindred. Many mysteries of the Cainite race play out here in the Ebony Kingdom, and just as many rise to take their place.


Kindred of Ebony Kingdom Part 1 - Episode 83

In this episode, Nate and Bob discuss the Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Sourcebook. This sourcebook details the culture and society of the Laibon; the kindred of the African continent. 
Also, this review will be split into two parts. In this first episode, we whet our whistle for the Laibon, as well as 'soapbox' for a large portion of the podcast. Next episode, we will dig deeper into the culture, character creation, disciplines and more of the book. 
This book was written by Justin Achilli, Jason Feldstein, Joddie Gray, Will Hindmarch, Ari Marmell, and  Voronica Whitney-Robinson for White Wolf Publishing and released April 28th of 2003. 

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Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom
written by Justin Achilli, Jason Feldstein, 
Joddie Gray, Will Hindmarch, Ari Marmell, and
Voronica Whitney-Robinson
April, 28th 2003


Domains Long Hidden
Africa has long been a bastion of mystery in the World of Darkness. Finally, the domains south of the Sahara are revealed - and the laws of Western Kindred hold no water here. Out of the Kingdom of the secretive Laibon come the monstrous Guruhi,the atavistic Naglopers and the wise Akunanse - and untold other horrors.

Still Children of Caine?
Created in the tradition of Kindred of the East, Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom offers an all-new take on the race of Caine. Although presumably still descended from the FirstVampire, the Kindred of Africa have evolved a very different society - one completely alien to Western Kindred. Many mysteries of the Cainite race play out here in the Ebony Kingdom, and just as many rise to take their place.


Counsel of Primogen - Episode 82

In this episode, Nate and Bob review the 2003 Camarilla Sourcebook, “Counsel of Primogen.” This book takes a deep look at the grand, powerful and often misunderstood coterie of elders. This book focuses on both playing them as characters and using them as allies and antagonists. This book was written by Kraig Blackwelder, Christopher Gunning, Ari Marmell and Cynthia Summers and developed by Justin Achilli for White Wolf Studios on March 3rd, 2003. 


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Counsel of Primogen
Written by Kraig Blackwelder, Christopher Gunning,
Ari Marmell and Cynthia Summers
March 3rd, 2003

Scions of the Great Clans All Kindred froom neonates to elders accept the primogen as the voices of their clans in a prince's domain. What truly falls under those auspices, however, varies from city to city. From councils of primogen that pull a puppet prince's strings to the coteries of primogen that exist at a prince's whim, the only constant in a primogen's unlife is that politics align against her.


Caine's Chosen: the Black Hand - Episode 81

In this episode, Nate and Bob review the sourcebook for the Sabbat Sub-sect, the Black Hand. Gone are the days of the "True Hand," and all shits given have left with them. Today, we look at a mysterious group of mystical assassins who await the rapidly approaching Ghenna to take their place besides Caine. Like many other Vampire: the Masquerade books, Caine's Chosen is presented from many different sources and perspectives. This allows the book to have a healthy dose of subjectivity and complexity. 
This book was written by Sarah Roark, C. A. Suleiman and Janet Trautvetter, developed by Justin Achilli for White Wolf studios and released January 20th, 2003. 


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Caine's Chosen: the Black Hand
Written by: Sarah Roark, C. A. Suleiman and Janet Trautvetter
January 20th, 2003


WARRIORS FOR THE SWORD OF CAINE
Hidden behind veils of secrecy and mystery, the Black Hand serves as the martial arm of the Sabbat. When the blood and fire of the sect's packs and prisci fail to win the night, the Black Hand arrives like a grim cavity on the cusp of the night. With all its autonomy and authority, however, the Black Hand has turned upon itself - does it truly serve the Sabbat or has it become a Gehenna cult?


State of Grace - Episode 80

In this episode, Bob and Nate discuss the 2002 release, State of Grace. This release is part of the "Year of the Damned" event, which culminated in the release of the Demon: the Fallen game imprint. Other books included in the event are:
World of Darkness: Mafia, Kindred of the East - Heresies of the Way, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Possessed, Hunter: The Reckoning - Fall From Grace, Dark Ages: Inquisitor Rulebook, and Demon: The Fallen Rulebook.

This book is a sourcebook for religion among the kindred of the World of Darkness. 
It was released November 25, 2002 and was written by Richard Dansky, Jason Feldstein, Ari Marmell and C. A. Suleiman and developed by Justin Achilli for White Wolf studios. 


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State of Grace
Written by:
Richard Dansky, Jason Feldstein, Ari Marmell and C. A. Suleiman
Nov. 25, 2002

Cursed by the Divine
Faith in the Final Nights sometimes tends to polarize people, and the Kindred are no exception. Despite the cynical lack of faith that all too often characterizes the modern nights, a rare few find strength in reverence of a higher power. For these Kindred, spirituality is often a harrowing road as they are forced to reconcile their undead natures with the tenets of a God they may well feel has abandoned them.

Yet Still Reverent
Portraying a character who held his faith close to his unbeating heart has always been a challenge. This book looks closely at those Kindred, determining how they exist in the face of their obvious damnation. State of Grace applies real-world faiths to the World of Darkness, making for a realistic point of character development.

 


Cairo by Night - Episode 79

In this episode, Nate and Bob discuss and review the city sourcebook published in 2002, Cairo by Night. Cairo is an ancient, massive, mysterious and deeply misunderstood city that predates both vampire sects combined. This book will both enrich your knowledge and challenge your conventions about Vampire: the Masquerade. This Sourcebook is part of the Year of the Scarab theme for 2001, and was part of a tie in with the release of Mummy: the Resurrection. Other books in the line included: 
Werewolf: the Apocalypse - Rage Across EgyptMage: The Ascension - Lost Paths: Ahl-i-Batin & TaftâniHunter: the Reckoning - Hunter: Holy WarVampire: the Dark Ages - Veil of Night  

Cairo by Night was written by C.A. Suleiman with project consultation from Khaldoun Khelil. It was developed by Justin Achilli and published February 11th, 2002 for White Wolf Game Studios. 


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Cairo by Night
written by C.A. Suleiman
Feb. 11th, 2001


Ancients in an Ancient City
Older than both of the warring sects combined, Cairo sits perched atop the Nile like a pharaoh upon a throne, but all is not well in the city. Ancient conspiracies play out nightly while the Caitiff prince struggles with the resident Kindreds issues of faith. Cairo hides a myriad of secrets from itself as well as its shadowy denizens.

A Six-Thousand-Year Night
Cairo by Night presents a chronicle setting that focuses on two of Vampires core themes, the Final Nights and the price of eternal unlife. Suitable for characters of any power level, the events of this book will satisfy lovers of epic tales and personal horrors and everything in between. Cairo explores not only the Kindred that players expect to meet, but the others with whom they share the night.


Encyclopaedia Vampirica - Episode 78

In this episode of 25 Years of Vampire: the Masquerade, we take about the in-game (and excellent OOC resource) prop, Encyclopaedia Vampirica. This book was "written" by a number of kindred luminaries from the World of Darkness. As such, there is no further info about the real-world authors.


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Encyclopaedia Vampirica
July 15, 2002

Written by: Bindusara, Methuselah of the Kingship Clan
 Aristotle De Laurent, Elder of the Mnemosyne
Lucita y Aragon, Archbishop of Aragon
Albertus Magnus, Elder of the Learned Clan
Aisling Sturbridge, Regenta Prima of the Chantry of the Five Boroughs.

 

The Roll of the Damned
For centuries, the Kindred have hidden from the wary eyes of mortals. Enigmatic creatures, the Kindred's efforts to uphold the Masquerade have often succeeded even beyond their own desires, and a few of the damned in the modern nights even know those outside their immediate domains. But the long and terrible history of the undead is as broad and sweeping as the myriad Kindred who make it.


Havens of the Damned - Episode 77

In this episode, we don't skimp on the reviews just because this is our second episode of the day. We review, "Havens of the Damned." I mean, what else can we say here? Just listen to the podcast, Jack! 


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Havens of the Damned
Written by: Christopher Gunning, Jess Heinig, David Martin, Steve McDonald, Lucien Soulban
June 3rd, 2002


Where the Undead Stay
Almost every Kindred has a haven, and those who dont are a sorry lot indeed. From a princes sprawling estate to the steam-tunnel nest of a Nosferatu, havens say much about their owners. This collection of unique havens looks at the specific needs of the Kindred who maintain them and gives advice for how to incorporate them into a story.

Dwellings of the Kindred
The purpose of Havens of the Damned is to encourage players and Storytellers to view havens as something more than simply where the Kindred rest during the daylight hours. A folio of interesting havens, this book introduces the perfect way to introduce new story hooks to any chronicle.