Dust to Dust - Episode 95

Bob and Nate review the 2011 book, Dust to Dust. This is the first story material released for the Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary edition. This book is a soft sequel to first chronicle, Forged in Steel and the original Ashes to Ashes story from First Edition. It is also (as far as we can tell) the only Vampire: the Masquerade book which uses the Storytelling adventure System. It has a number of new characters, as well as updates to classic characters and settings from the original run of Vampire: the Masquerade.

This book was written by Matthew McFarland and developed by Eddy Webb for White Wolf Studios and released on 11/11/11.


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Dust to Dust
Written by: Matthew McFarland
November 11th, 2011

When the ashes cool, all that remains is dust...

Gary, Indiana (cWOD) is a dying city. Its population has halved itself in 40 years, many of its buildings are burned husks, its citizens are disenfranchised and out of work, and even its predators have fled. Of the many Kindred who once hunted this small Midwestern city, only a handful remains. Modius, the Prince of Gary, continues his long rivalry with the Anarch known as Juggler. But their struggles are becoming increasingly irrelevant. If things continue, Gary won't have enough mortals to sustain even a small number of vampires.

The Kindred aren't willing to let the city crumble just yet, though. Juggler and Modius have hit upon a scheme to revitalize the city's importance for Kindred, though each wishes to claim the credit (and the rewards) for this renewal. While they snipe and strike at one another like two starving wolves fighting for the last scrap of meat on the carcass, the Giovanni Maria DiMatto seizes her chance.

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'. 

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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.


Giovanni Chronicles Conclusion Episode 46

Welcome to the conclusion of the centuries spanning Giovanni Chronicles saga. In this episode, we will discuss and review the final two books in the series and bring the clan of Necromancers into the modern nights (or at least up to 1999.) This review dives into Giovanni Chronicles III: The Sun Has Set, and Giovanni Chronicles IV: Nuova Malattia. 

Also, check out the White Wolf Wiki, which is an invaluable resource for digging up info on this old material. Without them, we'd have much more work to do researching these books. White Wolf Wiki


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Giovanni Chronicles III: The Sun Has Set
Written by: Christopher Howard
March 12th, 1998


It is the 19th century, and Britannia raises her flag across the world. The murder of Cappadocius is rapidly becoming ancient history. But, in the shadows, the Giovanni still plot and scheme to achieve apotheosis. Can your characters, now mighty elders, stop the Necromancers?


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Giovanni Chronicles IV: Nuova Malattia
Written by: Heather Grove and Matthew McFarland
1999 (Unknown date)

A New Sickness
An unhealthy development is taking place in Boston, Massachusetts - the ascension of the Milliner family of Clan Giovanni. From their surreptitious beginnings in the shadow of the Kennedy empire to their sinister prominence at the end of the 20th century, the Milliner history is one of treachery and cunning manipulation. Can the characters carve their own place out of Boston's dwindling resources, or will they be swept along with the tide of the Giovanni's inexorable conquest?

An Old, Unbeating Heart
The final installment of the Giovanni Chronicles resolves the mysterious ending of The Sun Has Set, including the significance of the sought-after Sargon Fragment. The story takes place in some of the most memorable and exciting periods of American history, from the Roaring 20s to the looming terror of the modern nights. Players get a chance to help or hinder the newest machinations of Clan Giovanni, including participating in Boston's desperate attempt to remain independent of Camarilla and Sabbat influence.


Prince's Primer/ Blood and Fire - Episode 38

Two books for the price of one?!? You bet your sweet ass. In what may be becoming a bit of a pattern, we consolidate two books that might not stand on their feet for a single review. Anyways, we prove tonight that not all of our reviews are hopeless pandering to a game we love! 


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The Prince's Primer is a sourcebook for Vampire: the Masquerade and Mind's Eye Theatre.
Written by: Allan Tower and Michael McLaughlin
Jan. 1st, 1996

Gathered here for your edification and study are the thoughts on ruling of a half-dozen of the finest political minds the kindred have to offer. It is a dignified, reasoned collection of essays and notes intended to instruct ambitious Kindred in the tactics and techniques of successful, peaceful dominion.


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Seriously. Because this book is really stinking expensive. I mean, 18 dollars? Really? Like, how do you justify such an expense book that is this hard to read? Somehow, we ended up with 4 damn copies of this book. Shouldn't you get one, too? 

Giovanni Chronicles II: Blood and Fire
Written by: Richard E. Dansky, Cynthia Summers
 and Christopher Howard
April 1st, 1996

Continuing the saga begun in The Last SupperBlood and Fire embroils the characters in a deadly struggle against the nascent Giovanni clan. Its members, foul necromancers all, seek nothing less than apotheosis.Only the characters have a chance to thwart the Giovanni's schemes and prevent the clan from ascending to ruleship over all existence.


The Last Supper - Episode 33

In this episode, we explore the origins of Clan Giovanni and the destruction of Clan Cappadocian through the game module series, "The Giovanni Chronicles." This is a short episode, as one would expect, considering the material within. Learn the secrets and play through the history of one of the most world-altering events in the Classic World of Darkness. 


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Giovanni Chronicles I: The Last Supper
June 28th, 1995
Written by: Andrew Greenberg

The first installment in the long-awaited Giovanni Chronicle, The Last Supper takes the characters to the subterranean lair/mansion of Claudius Giovanni, where the food they eat will be the last to ever touch their lips.

The characters become caught in the war between the clans of the Camarilla and those trying to form the Giovanni. Their actions during the Renaissance will shape the modern World of Darkness - and determine if they will ever see another night.