In this episode, we review three books from 1998: World of Darkness: Hong Kong, Vampire: the Masquerade Revised core rulebook, and Storytellers Companion. The reason we reviewed all three in one is simple - None of these three books warranted a full hour of deep exploration. Unfortunately, that may stir some controversy from our listeners. However, once you listen to the episode, we think you'll understand why we took this stance. Well, let's not stand on ceremony...
A World of Darkness: Hong Kong
Written by: Jackie Cassada and Nicky Rea
March 12th, 1998
The Old Ways Are No More
Hong Kong: China — the worlds greatest bastion of capitalism is now engulfed in the coils of the Communist dragon. But more important changes are afoot in this crossroads city, where vampire and werewolf, ghost and Goblin Spider, mage and mummy mingle. The future is now, and tonight's deeds may lead to apocalyptic retribution in the mortal and spirit worlds alike.
The End of the World Begins Tonight
World of Darkness: Hong Kong is a city book that describes the unique and deadly metropolis of Hong Kong. This volume includes a never-before-seen mix of all character types, from vampires to wraiths to mages. All have their roles to play in the spirits game.
Vampire: the Masquerade - Revised Edition (3rd Ed.)
Written By: Various
August 22, 1998
They stalk in the shadows, moving gracefully and unseen among their prey. They are the blood-drinking fiends of whispered legends - Kindred, Cainites, the Damned. Above all, they are vampires. Their eternal struggle, waged since the nights of Jericho and Babylon, plays itself out among the skyscrapers and nightclubs of the modern world. But the vampires' grand Masquerade is imperiled, and the night of Gehenna draws ever closer.
Until the End of All Things
The new edition of Vampire: The Masquerade is an updated, revised version of the popular classic. In this mammoth volume can be found all 13 clans, all major Disciplines, and a host of brand-new information on both the Kindred and the. . . things. . . that hunt them. This book compiles everything that a Vampire player and Storyteller needs to know about the Kindred and the World of Darkness for the new millennium. Plus, the new edition provides all-new information on the changes that afflict the clans, and on the beginning of the end of the Camarilla. Finally, the first of the Storyteller rulebooks is the best again.
Vampire Storytellers Companion
Written by: Clayton Oliver
October 22, 1998
The Secrets of a World of Darkness
The Kindred hide among the men, eking out their bloodthirsty unlives under a veil of deception, yet certain mysteries remain obscured from even the cleverest vampire's sight. Who else stalks the Final Nights? What of their powers? And what terrible secrets do they carry?
There Are More of Us Than We Know
Vampire Storytellers Companion collects new rules, abilities, and bloodlines to aid Storytellers in their task of world-building. This book presents new information on the less numerous kindred of the World of Darkness as well as an expanded weapons list and frightening Disciplines only rumored by the kindred of the Camarilla and Sabbat alike. It's a valuable resource for Storytellers who wish to unleash forgotten terrors and new machinations upon their player's characters.