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.


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?


Montreal by Night - Episode 43

As promised, we take a long, long look at the Black Dog book, Montreal by Night. One of our favorites, this book chronicles the spiritual stronghold of the Sabbat in North America, and the demonic forces that twist the "City of Dark Miracles." 


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Montreal by Night
Written by: Phillipe Boulle, Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim and Lucien Soulban
November 1st, 1997

City of One Thousand Steeples
Welcome to Montreal, unhallowed shrine of our most glorious Sabbat. Oui, we're so glad you came. Walk our catacombs in search of blasphemous knowledge. Enjoy all manner of titillating diversions with our deliciously putrescent "Toy". And forget that language-barrier nonsense; we'd be delighted to hear you scream for mercy in English or French.

City of Black Miracles
Montreal by Night is the latest in the series of "by Night" books for Vampire: The Masquerade. However, this book is unique because it's also the next in the Black Dog series. Montreal belongs to the Sabbat! We just couldn't do justice to the enemies of the Camarilla in any other way. So head north if you dare... and don't eat the red snow.


Clanbook: Assamite - Episode 37

In this episode, we deep dive into the clan of vampire assassins known as the Assamites. We converse, discuss and totally geek out. 


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Clanbook: Assamite
March 15th, 1995
Written by: Graeme Davis

Feared by all yet courted by many, refusing outside allegiances yet willing to hunt Kindred for a payment of blood, the Assamites are among the most reclusive clans. Once hunted, these vampire assassins are now sought out by the Kindred to dispose of their enemies. Fearful takes are told of their skill in hunting the most dangerous prey, their bravery in combat, and their fierce loyalty to their clan. Yet the tellers of these tales do not guess at the truth: the millennia of warfare, the roots of the Jyhad, and the clan mysteries which no outsider has ever seen.


Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand - Episode 31

In this episode, we break down the pinnacle of "Vampion" (aka, Trench-coat Ninja) books: Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand. I don't think this is our standard review, so keep that in mind here, folks. 
It's a bit long, so we hope you don't mind. 


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Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand
Written by: Steven C. Brown
December, 1994

Synonymous with terror and destruction, for centuries the Black Hand has struck fear in the still hearts of Camarilla's vampires. What would the members of that august sect give to know the role the Black Hand has played in its own history?

The Black Hand is far more powerful than the Camarilla or even the Sabbat suspect, and its role tonight is even more critical than ever.