Chaining the Beast - Episode 89

This week, Nate and Bob take a dive into what is considered by some to be the definitive guide to Paths of Enlightenment. This revised books is the first to collect "all" the current Paths into one, simple guide. From the standard paths, all the way to the obscure and heretical paths, Chaining the Beast puts the sum of vampiric morality in the palm of your hands. 
Chaining the Beast was written by Gavin Bennett, Trevor Chase and James Kiley and released June 30th, 2003 for White Wolf studios. 


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Chaining the Beast
Written by: Gavin Bennett, Trevor Chase and James Kiley
June 30th, 2003


Does a Vampire Have a Soul?
Not all Kindred follow the sacred Path of Humanity. Some forsake their mortal ethics, giving themselves wholly over to the vampire condition. Others abandon the moral struggle altogether – and find themselves in the throes of Frenzy. How can the race of Caine steel itself against its murderous impulses?

But For How Long?
By popular demand, Chaining the Beast explores the Paths of Enlightenment in detail, from the Hierarchies of Sin to the myriad nightly concerns of a vampire who upholds them. A resource for those seeking to explore the alien mindset of the undead, this book sheds light on the dark corners of the Kindred psyche.


Sins of the Blood - Episode 69

In this episode, we discuss the concepts even the Kindred and Cainites find profane. Sins of the Blood is a sourcebook chronicling the so-called "heresies" of kindred society. From diablerie to Golconda, this book discusses the concepts even ancient vampires find heretical. This book was Written by, Angel McCoy, Matthew McFarland, Joshua Mosqueira-Asheim, Aaron Rosenberg and Lucien Soulban, with development by Justin Achilli and released Aug. 20th, 2001. 


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Sins of the Blood
Written by: Angel McCoy, Matthew McFarland, Joshua Mosqueira-Asheim, Aaron Rosenberg and Lucien Soulban
August 21st, 2001

Even the Damned Have Taboos
The rules of the Kindred are many, varied and Byzantine. No two princes interpret the Traditions alike; one bishops treason may be anothers valor. Still, even in such precarious societies, heresies arise and sometimes flourish. From foul diablerie to inhuman codes of morality, some Kindred shock the sensibilities of their fellows.

Forbiddance Begins with Undeath
Sins of the Blood explores the crimes of the Kindred in the many forms they take. Blood cults, ideological heresies, autarkis and all manner of rogues populate the pages of this book, suitable as antagonists for coteries or as inspirations for players characters.


Clanbook: Followers of Set Revised - Episode 64

In this episode of the VTM25 podcast, we talk about the revised Setite clanbook, “Followers of Set.” This revision is presented as a true look into the clan and the relationship with their Deity founder, Set. We also briefly talk about the Baali clan, the artwork by John Van Fleet, and touch upon our personal opinions about the clan. We will take a deeper dive this weekend, when we discuss the Followers of Set on our supplemental podcast, Nerd Words. 
This book was written by, Dean Shomshak and Developed by Ethan Skemp. It was published by White Wolf Studios on April 2nd, 2001. 
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Check back with us Next Friday for Clanbook: Giovanni Revised


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Clanbook: Followers of Set Revised
Written by: Dean Shomshak
April, 2001

Descended from the God of the Underworld
 The sands of Egypt conceal a frightening menace a cult of vampires dedicated to their fallen lord. The Followers of Set are scattered all over the world, seducing mortals into cults and enslaving other Kindred through their own vices. Yet the Setites do not exist for excess alone: They gather secrets from the darkness that spawned them, secrets that can be yours for a price.

Blasphemies and Debasement
As the next entry in the revised lineup of clanbooks, Setite takes one of the classic Vampire sourcebooks and brings it into a modern context. All-new information accompanies revised material, inviting you to add as much depth to your character as you like. The sheer volume of information contained in the new clanbooks (each with 32 more pages than the first-edition books) permits Storytellers to round out their chronicles.

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Revelations of the Dark Mother - Episode 44

In this episode, we discuss and review the 1998 release of Revelations of the Dark Mother. This book is similar to the Book of Nod, both in layout, format and design. It was created, according to meta-plot, in response to the Book of Nod. Revelations of the Dark Mother compiles various accounts of Lilith, the titular Dark Mother, and of the Bahari cults that worship her. 


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Revelations of the Dark Mother
Written by: 
Phil Brucato, with Rachelle Udell
November 19th, 1998

Embraces Her Children for the Final Nights
Even The Book of Nod speaks of her but little. She is Lilith, the Dark Queen, the Harlot of the Damned. It was she, some whisper, who taught Caine his shadowed gifts. And it is she, the legends continue, who will rise to herald the Final Nights, the great Gehenna.Come, childer, and hear the Dark Mothers tale.


Clanbook: Tzimisce - Episode 35

In this episode, we discuss the history of Fiends most vile: Clan Tzimisce. A sourcebook for the Vampire: the Masquerade Classic World of Darkness game setting, this book explores the history of the clan and its unique role in the formation and nightly duties to the Sabbat, and the grotesqueries of the clan of metamorphosis. 


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Clanbook: Tzimisce
Oct. 20th, 1995
Written by: Robert Hatch

Called "fiends" even by other vampires, the Tzimisce are the masterminds behind the dread Sabbat; their atrocities have given rise to the mortals' legends of vampires stalking human prey in the night. In rejecting their humanity, the Tzimisce hope to attain something far more wondrous. Should they achieve their aim, Kindred and kine alike will have reason to fear.


The Players Guide to the Sabbat - Episode 11

In this episode, we discuss the book, "the Players Guide to the Sabbat." It is the first Vampire: the Masquerade sourcebook to fully describe the Sabbat. Many prominent Sabbat-related elements of the setting, such as the antitribu and the Paths of Enlightenment, were introduced for the first time in this book. Additionally, the Lasombra and Tzimisce were described in detail for the first time in this book. This is a much longer podcast than normal, and we hope you folks enjoy it. We tried not to ramble or get overly detailed, but clearly the Sabbat is something we enjoy as players and storytellers. Thanks for listening!


the Players Guide to the Sabbat - 1992
Written By: Steven C. Brown

By Any Means Necessary
The Sabbat: a sect of diabolists and murderers whose sole purpose seems to be wanton destruction. These Night Fiends reject the ancient laws of the undead and revel in the fear and hatred they inspire, considering them tributes to their strength and courage.
The Prince of Freedom is Death
But there is a method to their madness. They are the true saviors of the undead, something only they can or will see. The Sabbat has gathered power for centuries, allying with the darkest powers of the supernatural, growing and expanding with only one purpose — the utter destruction of the Antediluvians.