Lore of the Clans - Episode 106

This week, Bob and Nate discuss and review Lore of the Clans. Released in 2015, Lore of the Clans is a single sourcebook detailing all of the clans for play in Vampire: the Masquerade’s 20th Anniversary edition. Additionally, this book details info about the Caitiff - classless amongst the damned - and the Antitribu. This book was written by Alan Alexander, Kevin Czarnecki, Joshua Doetsch, Matt McElroy, Andrew Peregrine, Ree Soesbee, Rob Wieland, Christopher Wilde and released on December 23rd, 2015 for Onyx Path Publishing.


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Lore of the Clans
Written by: Alan Alexander, Kevin Czarnecki, Joshua Doetsch, Matt McElroy, Andrew Peregrine, Ree Soesbee, Rob Wieland, Christopher Wilde
December 23rd, 2015
My sire always told me, “There’s no instruction manual for being dead, strákur.” I believed her, because she was older and smarter than me, and we value knowledge if nothing else. Many sires spill a lot of poison into the ears of their childer, telling them the One True Way to be a vampire. Some vampires don’t even bother, kicking their errant progeny to the streets and letting them figure it out for themselves. A few smother their instruction in religious imperatives, philosophical tenets, or mystical confluences. But not one of them has a pamphlet with clear, easy instructions once you’ve become Damned.

Of course they lie. All vampires lie. But the best lies are those that are told between two truths, yes? Here are thirteen such truths, childe. They may line up with other things you know, or they might not. Sometimes the narrators present tantalizing rumors and conspiracies, while others digress into areas not often considered by many. Some of what they say have no facts to back them up, but not everything is a lie, either.
Let us find instruction from amidst the lies, together.


Rites of the Blood - Episode 103

In this episode, we almost review the wrong book. Instead, we talk Thaumaturgy turkey with an updated look at blood magic for V20. Rites of the Blood collects a number of different styles of Thaumaturgy under one title, revises some older material, and adds some new rituals powers to your sorcerous arsenal.
Thank you guys for listening and your support. We’ll be off for the next few weeks over the holiday. Enjoy what ever it is you celebrate. Nobody reads this stuff. I’m nearly sure of it. If you do read it, the secret password is, “Hail Sithis!
This book was written by Alan Alexander, Jason Andrew, Matthew Sanderson, Ree Soesbee and developed by Eddy Webb for Onyx Path Publishing and White Wolf Game Studio. It was published July 9th, 2014


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Rites of the Blood
Written by: Alan Alexander, Jason Andrew, Matthew Sanderson, Ree Soesbee
July 9th, 2014

In the deepest crimson depths of their being, raw power waits to be brought to the surface. Through their force of will, Kindred can drag this power kicking and screaming into the open to perform miraculous feats and twisted blasphemies. These rituals have been developed to direct and focus this new force, unconstrained by the structure of the known Disciplines. As such, only one word has been seen fit to describe this power that has echoed throughout the ages. Magic.

Rites of the Blood 
is a collection of rituals practiced among the various Kindred sects and Clans. This isn’t just a collection of powers, but an examination of the sects themselves and how they use their eldritch mystical arts: the Thaumaturgy of the Camarilla Tremere, the bloody rites and patchwork sorcery of the Sabbat, the creepy and alien practices of the Tal’Mahe’Ra, “street” rituals from the Anarch contingent, the sorceries of the Assamites and Setites, the necromancy of the Giovanni, and even some of the mysterious ways of the Inconnu.


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?