Ready Made Characters/Lore of the Bloodlines - Episode 110

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In this episode, we combine the final two V20 books: Ready Made Characters and Lore of the Bloodlines.
Ready Made Characters brings you a selection of unique and interesting characters from each of the main 13 clans, for use as starting characters or as NPC characters. Additionally, the book includes charts for coteries and ideas for inclusion in your game.
Lore of the Bloodlines continues where Lore of the Clans left off; detailing the rare bloodlines of the World of Darkness. Containing the nine bloodlines of the final nights, including: Baali, Daughters of Cacophony, Harbingers of Skulls, Kiasyd (settle down, Ian), Nagaraja, Salubri, Samedi and True Brujah. Additionally, you’ll find a wide variety of powers, disciplines, merits and flaws, and a ton of other tasty bits about these Vampire: the Masquerade bloodlines (not to be confused with the video game).

Ready Made Characters was written by Matthew Dawkins and produced by Eddy Webb. It was Published July 6th, 2016 for Onyx Path Publishing.
Lore of the Bloodlines was written by Matthew Dawkins, Eloy Lasanta, Andrew Peregrine, Neall Raemonn Price, Eddy Webb, and Rob Wieland. It was published April 26th, 2017 for Onyx Path Publishing.


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V20 Ready Made Characters
Written by: Matthew Dawkins
July 6th, 2016

Running a one-night game of 
Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition? Wanting to start up a new chronicle, but your players aren't sure what to play? Looking for some examples of how to use the material in Lore of the Clans?

Thanks to our generous Kickstarter backers, these thirteen ready-made characters cover each of the vampire Clans. Each character is provided with background, roleplay suggestions, art, and some potential coteries and plot hooks — everything you need to start your endless nights as one of the Kindred.


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Lore of the Bloodlines
Written by: Various
April 26th, 2017
The Clans are not the only vampires that strut, if I might steal from the Bard, upon this great stage of fools. There are the errant Kindred inaccurately collected under the sobriquet of "bloodlines." While their role in the eternal conflict between the childer of Caine is small, it is often incredibly impactful.

As such, I provide this corollary to my original study. It would be the work of several lifetimes to find and document every tiny aberration or fleeting dead end that constitutes a variation from one of the thirteen. Instead, I have focused on nine that I know for certain have an impact in our little culture war of the dead. From the brain-washed abominations of Tremere magic to vampires twisted by demonic will to the remnants of Clans long thought dead, each of these so-called “bloodlines” have their place in society. There is no larger picture for them — for us — to be a part of. Here on the fringes, each vampire’s experience is unique.


Ghouls and Revenants - Episode 108

Welcome to our penultimate Vampire: the Masquerade episode! In this episode of radio on the internet, we talk about Ghouls and Revenants for V20. This book, shockingly, illuminates those wretched servants to Kindred and Cainites, as well as those born into the blood! This book was written by Jason Andrew, Bill Bodden, Jennifer Coy, Dhaunae De Vir, Matt M McElroy, Karen Needham, Andrew Peregrine, Matthew Sanderson, and Monica Valentinelli and developed my Matt McElroy. It was published by Onyx Path Publishing on June 1st, 2016.


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Ghouls and Revenants
Written by: Various
June 1st, 2016

By Blood It Is Done
Bound by their masters' blood, ghouls serve the undead and fight their battles in the shadows. Dragged, seduced, or forced into the night, ghouls live at the whims of their masters--for better or for worse.

By Blood It Is Made Anew
Revenants are twisted and unique. They have vampiric powers and extended life, as well as a form of the Beast all their own. Crafted by blending ghouls with dark magic, Revenants have become something else altogether.


The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra - Episode 107

Come with us as we look at the new and improved (?) version of the “True” Black Hand - The Tal’Mahe’Ra. This is an update from the original “Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand.” We have a long and sordid* relationship with the Black Hand, so this is bound to be an interesting and informative episode.
This book was written by Maggie Carroll, Matthew Dawkins, Tanya Coen Diaz, Danielle Harper, David A Hill Jr, Daniel Lanman, Marianne Pease, Neall Raemonn Price, Malcolm Sheppard, Tristan Tarwater, Steffie de Vaan, Filamena Young, and Myranda Sarro for Onyx Path Publishing and published on April 6th, 2016


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The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra
Written by: Various
April 6th, 2016

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We Deal In Truth
Every interaction, every fight, every clandestine meeting, it’s all about the truth. The truth hurts. The truth kills. But in the end, the truth protects. The truth shapes the world. Shape the world with us.

The Tal’Mahe’Ra, the Black Hand, plays the long game. They’re fighting a war of millennia, and the stakes could never be higher than they are tonight. They know truths about the Ancients, terrifying truths, dangerous truths, and they know the fight will be long and tireless.


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.


Dread Names, Red List - Episode 105

Welcome back from the long holiday! Getting right back into the swing of things, Bob and Nate review the 2015 update to V20 and Vampire: the Masquerade’s most reviled kindred. This book takes a look at the Camarilla’s Red List: those vampires so reviled they are one of 13 put on the legendary Red List and hunted by the feared Alistors. This book is an update to the Classic, Kindred’s Most Wanted.
This book was written by Monica Valentinelli and Matt M. McElroy for Onyx Path Publishing and was release June 24th, 2015.

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Dread Names, Read List
Written by:Monica Valentinelli and Matt M. McElroy
June 24th, 2015

There are some threats that transcend a local Prince's domain and become enemies of every Kindred in the Camarilla. These Anathema become targets of a global Blood Hunt for their crimes. Not just political enemies, the monsters on the Red List have been named enemies of the entire Camarilla by the Justicars.

Dread Names, Red List explores the Camarilla's "Most Wanted" List, naming those deemed most dangerous by the Justicars and their chosen deputies, the Alastors. Included are details on the Anathema that occupy the Red List, as well as details on those who hunt them. Storytellers are also given a toolkit for running Alastor-focused chronicles.


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.


Anarchs Unbound - Episode 102

Ever the popular theme for Vampire: the Masquerade, we review the V20 update to the Anarch Movement with Anarchs Unbound. This book takes a look at how the Anarchs have evolved and exploded (Pun) in the modern age with the growth of technology, political awareness and that one important question, “Why do you obey?”

This book was written by Justin Achilli, Alan Alexander, Jason Andrew, Sarah Roark, and Matthew Sanderson for Onyx Path Publishing and released June 23, 2014


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Anarchs Unbound
Written by: Justin Achilli, Alan Alexander, Jason Andrew, 
Sarah Roark, and Matthew Sanderson
June 23rd, 2014

Tear down the tyrants!

Paint the streets with the blood of Princes and Archbishops!

With Anarch domains increasing their hold over new territories every night, the Kindred can no longer afford to consider Movement an unruly mob of wayward childer. As the doomed tactics of the past have made way for a sleeker, wiser Anarch Movement, the nights are numbered for outmoded elder vampires and their weak-blooded lackeys.

Anarchs Unbound takes the bomb-tossing, rabble-rousing revolutionaries of the Anarch Movement and updates them as one of the most energetic and fast-growing sects, gaining ground as they use technologies and mortal agents to advance their agendas in the modern nights. With the Movement revitalized, the time is right to tell the stories of the Anarchs as they topple the old regimes and seize praxis with a promise of egalitarian rule and an end to the oppression of centuries best forgotten.


The hunters Hunted II - Episode 101

In this episode, we return to our regularly scheduled program with our review of Hunters Hunted II! This book is an update and continuation of the classic first edition of the Hunters Hunted. If you ever wanted to play one of the mortals that hunts the supernatural denizens of the World of Darkness, this is the sourcebook for you. This book is a wealth of resources about mortal hunters, containing everything from new merits and backgrounds, to strange psychic powers and Numina.

This book was written by Justin Achilli, Jason Andrew, Martin Henley, Matthew McFarland, and Matthew Sanderson with first edition material written by Bill Bridges and released July 17th, 2013 for Onyx Path Publishing.


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The Hunters Hunted II
Written by: Justin Achilli, Jason Andrew, Martin Henley, Matthew McFarland, and Matthew Sanderson
July 17th, 2013

Most mortals turn away from the darkness that preys upon them, going about their lives in despair of the Damned and the evils they visit upon the world. But a precious few wage a personal war to shine light on those shadows and diminish them, like solitary candles shining in the night. The path of the hunter is lonely and fraught with danger, at once beset by the monsters they hunt and looked upon with suspicion by their fellow mortals they thanklessly seek to protect.


Children of the Revolution - Episode 98

In this episode, we run a little shorter than usual. However, it’s more due to the nature of this book and less about our opinion. This book is very similar to books like Children of the Night and Children of the Inquisition in that it is a character-specific sourcebook. Bob and Nate review it as a modern version of the style and talk about some of the characters they find most interesting.
This book was written by, Justin Achilli, C.A. Suleiman, Eddy Webb, Joseph Carriker, and Christopher Kobar for Onyx Path Publishing and released October 26, 2012.


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Children of the Revolution
Written by: Justin Achilli, C.A. Suleiman, Eddy Webb, Joseph Carriker, and Christopher Kobar
October 26th, 2012
Children of the Revolution
 tells the stories of noteworthy or notorious Kindred of the modern nights whose Embraces came in times of unrest, rebellion, or open revolution. The circumstances of these revolutions might have been mortal or undead, martial or cultural. These Kindred joined the ranks of the Damned under tides of war or cultural upheaval, and their blood bears the mark of change from one paradigm into another. Sometimes they are the agents of change. For others, their revolution drags them in its wake.

The world of the Kindred is always fraught with blood and danger, and Embrace amid the fires of revolution only heightens that fact. Here are Kindred who have risen to guide the Black Hand, who have led the armies of Alexander, who have earned the Lextalionis, and who have been reborn in the fires of the Arab Spring. Their histories have been forged, but their futures remain to be determined by your troupe.


VTM25 X Justin Achilli - Episode 97


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In honor of our transition into V20, Bob and I talk to Justin Achilli about the transition between Vampire: the Masquerade to Vampire: the Requiem, what it was like working on the defunct Vampire MMO, and how modern technology has changed
gaming.

Justin has contributed to numerous Vampire: The Masquerade and Vampire: The Requiem titles, and acted as the developer for Vampire: the Masquerade Revised and the launch of Vampire: The Requiem. He has also contributed to Mage, WerewolfPrometheanChangeling, and other game titles.

Thank you all for listening to us over the last two years! We hope to bring you more entertaining and informative content in the years to come! Follow Justin on Twitter, check out his website, and pick up a copy of Prince’s Gambit on DriveThruRPG!


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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.


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!

Here’s to 25 more years of Vampire: the Masquerade and a ton more fun, gaming and the World of Darkness!

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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.


Beckett's Jyhad Diary - Episode 59

This review is NOT a deep dive and it is SPOILER FREE! If you haven't read this book, you should be just fine to listen to the review!
Well, it's time to step up our game! In this very special episode, we review the latest release by White Wolf and Onyx Path Publishing - Beckett's Jyhad Diary. It's been many years since we've had an update to the Classic World of Darkness. In fact, this is the first advance of metaplot since the conclusion of V:tM in 2004. 

This book is massive, colorful and updates a TON of stuff! This book, in many ways, is the bridge that will cover the gap between V20 and V5. 


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Beckett's Jyhad Diary
Written by: Alan Alexander, Matthew Dawkins, Steffie de Vaan, Joshua Doetsch, Renee Knipe, Matthew McFarland, Neall Raemonn Price, Myranda Sarro, Malcolm Sheppard, and Monica Valentinelli
Jan. 10th, 2018

It’s ever been a loaded word among vampires. Jyhad is in force everywhere from lofty, perfumed Elysium to cloying, smoke-filled blood feasts. Jyhad’s the eternal game played by elders, Methuselahs, and worse — it’s the agenda of beings so utterly beyond humanity, one such as yourself could scarcely understand its movements.
Luckily for you, you’ve picked up a copy of my diary. With my help you may just take a step on the first rung of understanding. Information worth having is information you must earn through blood, and oh, how I’ve bled for what’s contained within these pages.
— Beckett

Beckett's Jyhad Diary serves as the definitive book of setting and plot for Vampire: The Masquerade, containing 30 chapters spanning different geographical regions, encountering vampires of every clan, profiling obscure and profound segments of the mythology, and providing countless story hooks on every page.
 

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