2018 Holiday Special - Episode 104

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Hello all! Thanks for a great year of podcasting, gaming, and all the other stuff that goes with it! I can’t say for anyone else, but we’ve had a fantastic 2018! We really couldn’t be happier with all the people we’ve met, all the conversations we’ve had and all the people who have supported us and our growth!

I didn't really know how to thank people for all of that. It’s not as if Bob and I can talk to you all individually (trust me, we try) to thank you. So I figured, let’s share a little bit of the stuff we do on our Patreon with our other listeners who aren’t able to support us there. It’s not much, but it’s the only thing I could think of to give a little back to you on the holidays. Maybe it’ll be a good way to kill an hour on the way to celebrate, or just a couple extra voices if the holidays are lonely.

First, we have an episode of our Teach Me How podcast. In this podcast, Bob and I discuss strategies for playing and running Vampire: the Masquerade - and Storytelling games in general - based solely on our experience alone. We’ve been actively playing and running this game for many years, and this is a taste of how WE do it. Hopefully you can draw something from it to add to your table or LARP. In this episode, we talk about pleasures and perils of running an online-based game. This podcast is very uncensored and it’s a look at us just sort of riffing on a topic we enjoy.

Next, I give a brief interlude of some of the audio elements I like to create for our games. These are meant to be radio artifacts used in-game. They are fun to make and I hope you find them funny.

Finally, we give you the second episode in our chapter by chapter review of Beckett’s Jyhad Diary. In this episode, Beckett finds himself in Chicago hot on the trail of Carna of clan Tremere.

More episodes of these podcasts can be found on our Patreon. If you want more stuff like this, think about supporting us there. We do two episodes of each ‘cast per month!

Thanks again, folks, and we look forward to more World of Darkness madness in the coming year!

Clanbook: Malkavian Revised - Episode 57

Finally, a proper Malkavian book to review. We just get in and talk. After all, what is this but a review podcast about White Wolf material? Really, it's nothing else beyond that. And entire podcast about Vampire: the Masquerade? That could be seen as a little obsessive. Well, we pride ourselves on tuning out the background noise. Anyways, this is that review we were waiting for. It's a good review. It's not overly gushing in its praise. It's fair. Hey, just give it a listen, why don't ya? 


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Clanbook: Malkavian Revised
Written by: 
Ethan Skemp
The Circle of Chaos

The childer of Malkav bear two curses: undeath and madness. From emotionless sociopaths to raving lunatics and everything in between, the Malkavians nonetheless command startling insight. Does what they know drive them to madness or does their insanity allow them to peer into a world the rest of us fear to see?

The Method of Madness
As part of the revised lineup of clanbooks, Malkavian takes one of the classic sourcebooks for the game and brings it into a modern context. All-new information accompanies a re-examination of earlier concepts, allowing you to add as much depth to your character as you like. The sheer volume of information contained in the new clanbooks (each 32 pages longer than the first-edition series) permits Storytellers to round out their chronicles.


Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy - Episode 55

Happy New Year, everyone! In this episode, we discuss the awesome, under-rated and often overlooked "Secrets of Thaumaturgy" Sourcebook from the Vampire: the Masquerade game line. In this guide, you'll find the histories, concepts and modern practices of blood magics. Often assumed to be the sole purveyance of Clan Tremere, this book sheds light on the paths practiced by other clans, as well as the dark arts of Necromancy. 

If you like what we do, and are interested in supporting our show, check out our website for our Patreon Reward game, Curse of Caine. Even if you don't want to play, there are links to the server so you can hang out, read some V:tM role-play, and make new friends! 


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Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy
Jan. 12th, 2000
Written by:

Bruce Baugh, Chris Bjork, John Goff, Alan I. Kravit, Robin D. Laws and James Moore

Eldritch Texts and Kindred Blood
Blood magic, the jealously guarded secret of Clan Tremere, has long been observed with a wary eye. Is it the power of summoned demons? An application of the Blood's mystic properties? The will of spirits? Or is it something else altogether? Only those who master its dark secrets can know.

Hidden Lore Revealed
Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy provides the answers to long-asked questions about this most powerful of Kindred Disciplines and explores a gamut of new possibilities. Included in the book are new paths and rituals as well as details on the lesser known but similar arcane practices. What is it about Thaumaturgy that has allowed the Tremere to ascend to prominence in the modern nights? This book examines the answer.


Nights of Prophecy - Episode 54

In this episode, we dive into some of the canonical metaplot of Vampire: the Masquerade. This book serves as an update to the constantly changing World of Darkness. If this came out ten years later, we'd call it a 'patch'. 

Happy holidays to all our listeners! We hope you all have a safe, fun and happy time with those you love! 

If you like what we do, and are interested in supporting our show, check out our website for our Patreon Reward game, Curse of Caine. Even if you don't want to play, there are links to the server so you can hang out, read some V:tM role-play, and make new friends! 


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Nights of Prophecy
March 2nd, 2000
Written by:

Justin Achilli (The Return of the Succubus Club),
 Geoffrey C. Grabowski (Walking After Midnight), 
Matthew McFarland (To Grandmother's House),
 Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim and Lucien Soulban (House of Lies),
 Aaron Rosenberg (The Hunters Hunted)
and Dean Shomshak (Introduction) 
For Every Secrets Answer...

Who killed Baba Yaga? How has the Succubus Club fared after the war with the Chicago Lupines? What have the hunters wrought on Kindred society? How goes the Kuei-jin invasion of the American West Coast? These Mysteries and others await you.

...Another Riddle Arises
A compendium of stories, Nights of Prophecy updates the numerous plot lines currently running through Vampire's World of Darkness. Whether the storyteller chooses to integrate one of these five tales into his troupe's chronicle or simply use the book as a timeline update is up to him. In the end, every troupe affects the Final Nights.


Children of the Night - Episode 50

Holy crap, 50 episodes! Thank you all for sticking with us as we grow, change and (we hope) get better. 
In this episode, we review and discuss "Children of the Night" - A gallery of characters for Vampire: the Masquerade. In this book, you'll find some of the most powerful and influential characters in the Classic World of Darkness, (most importantly) all in one place. This is a must-have book for anyone using CWoD characters, Camarilla, Sabbat or any of the other Heavy Hitters in the World of Darkness. 


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Children of the Night
April, 1999

Written by: Dierd're Brooks, Richard E. Dansky, Greg Fountain, Robert Hatch, Jess Heinig, Stephe Herman, Mark Moore, Clayton Oliver, Sven Skoog, Lucien Soulban, Cynthia Summers, Stewart Wieck and Fred Yelk

Conclaves, Covens and Councils
In the world of the Kindred, vampires lurk behind every shadow, planning their machinations and watching their prey. But who watches the watchers? Powerful Kindred from all sects (and none) move among their peers, protecting the Masquerade, interpreting the traditions of Caine, leading the Sabbat against the Antediluvians or subtly pulling strings in the darkness. Who are the most feared and most powerful vampires in the World of Darkness?

Immortal Evil Unveiled
Children of the Night
 fully details the heavy-hitters of Vampire's World of Darkness. Included are the justicars and many archons of the Camarilla, as well as key princes, bishops, pack priests, Sabbat cardinals and prisci and an inscrutable Inconnu or two - all the undead to know... and fear.


Holiday Break

Hello, fans of the podcast! Don't worry, we're not forgetting about you. We have a ton more podcasts to come your way. With the holidays on the way, we are taking a short break, but we will be back by the first of the year with more reviews of all your favorite classics, plus maybe a few books you don't know about! We're also going to try going weekly for awhile and see how that goes for January. 

Coming soon: 

Jan. 6th, 2017 - Who's Who Among Vampires: Children of the Inquisition
Jan. 13th, 2017 - The Vampire Storytellers Handbook
Jan. 20th, 2017 - Milwaukee by Night

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We appreciate the support, and you'll hear from us soon! 

Your friends in darkness, 
Nate and Bob - Utility Muffin Labs