Nerd Words Episode 142

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In this episode, Nate and Bob talk about their most recent gaming experiences with (almost) D&D, Werewolf: the Apocalypse, Mutants and Masterminds and V5.
The two also review the Storytellers Vault title, “A Golconda Story,” by Glenn Houtchens.


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A Golconda Story
Glen Houtchens


When journalist Patricia Heron witnesses a murder, she becomes involved in a deeper mystery and unwittingly places herself in great danger; she is Embraced and in a no-win situation, she desperately seeks to find a way to reverse the curse and return to her humanity. A Golconda Story is a novel which details her perilous journey. A Golconda Story touches upon the themes of what it means to be human. Tragedy. Loss. Hope. Sacrifice. Love. Matthew Dawkins was the editor and his skills added some real polish to the final product.

Nerd Words Episode 141

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Welcome back to the Nerd Words podcast. In this episode, we talk about crappy DLC, the new Bloodlines 2 Gameplay trailer, Kult, and we give you a review of “Mens Sana In Corpore Sano,” a Storytellers Vault title for Vampire: the Masquerade.


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Mens Sana In Corpore Sano
By Secrets of the Masquerade

Follow this Coterie’s unique situation as they are struck both with incredible luck and incredible misfortune and find out the source of these bizarre events that have been plaguing their nightly lives for far too long. 

This short supplement contains an easy to adapt one shot story to any city to introduce new players to Vampire the Masquerade, alongside premade characters and a descriptive of the situation they are involved in. The scope is small and oppresive to allow for a perfect “behind closed doors” personal horror tale. Most elements were left vague to give room for the storyteller to personalize and adapt the story to their specific needs.

Nerd Words Episode 139

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Hello all! We’re back with another stunningly adequate podcast! This episode, we try to tickle multiple fancies with a double shot of reviews. In hopes to lure all you Vampire: the Masquerade fans, we start with a Storyteller’s Vault review. We take a look at New Blood; a Dark Ages supplemental scenario by Jacob Klünder. We do this review FIRST, that way you don’t have to sift through part two. Part two is a spoiler-rich review of Avengers: Endgame (if the cover photo didn’t give it away.)

Avengers: Endgame review starts at 19:40 into the cast. Be aware of spoilers.


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New Blood is a scenario that can be used as a one-off, a chronicle starter or inserted into an ongoing chronicle. A rumor states that a Tremere and a mortal alchemist have been able to create alchemical blood that will nourish a Cainite. Now, delegations from around the world arrive in Languedoc to join an auction to buy the secret of this new blood.

Inside, you’ll find.

  • A scenario that can be played as neonates, experienced characters or even elders.

  • A look at the troubles faced by Cainites when traveling in the Dark Medieval World.

  • A large gallery of Storyteller Characters to use in this scenario and beyond.


Nerd Words Episode 138

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In this episode, Nate and Rachel talk about their most recent experience at the One World by Night, Vampire: the Masquerade event, Ecumenical Council.
One World by Night is an international network of World of Darkness live-action role-playing games.


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Nerd Words Episode 137

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In this episode, Bob talks about the current debacle in his Shadowrun game. Nate talks about his trip to Chicago, seeing some cool bands, and a quick review of “Us.” After that, Nate and Bob review Beckett’s Vampire Folio 1: Carna’s Rebellion.

If you want to skip straight to the Storyteller’s Vault review (How dare you?!?) jump to about 46:30 into the episode.


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Beckett’s Vampire Folio 1: Carna’s ReBellion 
Written by: Joshua Heath, Chaz Lebel, J.C. Stearns, David Horwitz

Beckett’s Vampire Folio includes:

Beckett’s Vampire Folio 1 is the first in a series of support products designed for use with Beckett’s Jyhad Diary. That massive tome makes reference to various NPCs of note from the greater World of Darkness.

These Folio’s will go chapter by chapter through that book describing and detailing the statistics of the characters referenced.



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With the announcement of Bloodlines 2 this week, our expected podcast took a different path. I mean, we’re mostly a V:tM podcast anyways, so this had to be pretty obvious. We talk at length about the original Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines and speculate up a storm in our vaguely informed manner about the new game. Also, we talk about the Captain Marvel movie as well!


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Nerd Words Episode 135

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In this episode, we dish on the real Storytellers Secrets - the nightmares of storytelling/running a game. We’ve all had them and we’ve all been there. We go deep on some of the worst times we’ve had doing one of the things we love the most. In this episode, we also give a review for “Madison by Night,” a supplement for Vampire: the Masquerade.
If you came for the review only, skip ahead to 38:00 to get right to it!


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Madison By Night
By Bill Bodden

"It is said that Madison is 94 square miles surrounded by reality. Honestly, though, the reality out there isn't much better than what we have in here."

  -- Chopper, Nosferatu and Keeper of Information for the Baron of Madison

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Part supply depot, part library, and part fast-food joint, Madison is a one-stop shop for Anarchs looking to take over a piece of ground to call their own.

With a small permanent population of Kindred, Madison is easy to overlook but for one thing: they supply or directly support over half of the Anarch insurgencies on the North American continent.

Madison by Night includes:

  • A brief history of Madison, Wisconsin, from the early days of European immigrants and the arrival of the first Kindred to the Anarch take-over in the 1960s.

  • A listing of some of the more important Kindred-related sites in the Madison area

  • An overview of the Anarch Kindred who currently call Madison home.

Nerd Words Episode 130

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In this episode, Nate and Bob are joined by Rachel to talk about their most recent One World by Night Mind’s Eye Theatre LARP game. Every other month, Nate and Rachel play in the local Indianapolis chapter of the OWbN Sabbat Chronicle. This month, they talk about the diocese’s journey to promote a new Bishop.


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Nerd Words Episode 129

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Rachel joins us to discuss our issues playing Star Wars role-playing games. Additionally, Nate and Rachel talk to Bob about their experience watching the World of Darkness documentary.
”World of Darkness”
An in-depth look into how the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade created a phenomenon in the 1990's - a zeitgeist that helped shape film, literature, fashion, club culture, and ultimately fans, whose lives it forever altered.


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Nerd Words Episode 127

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In this episode, Nathan is joined by the awesome Rachel to chat about their fun night at LARP with the OWbN, Stars Never Rise Sabbat game in Indy. We talk about forming a pack, playing a path of enlightenment and more.


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Nerd Words Episode 125

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In this episode, Nate and Bob talk about the joys and perils of running a Vampire: the Masquerade game, running a game online, and commiserate on the pluses and minuses of the new Vampire: the Masquerade V5. If you're a fan of the genre or of Vampire: the Requiem, you might enjoy this episode! 


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Nerd Words Episode 122

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In this episode, we have Collin from City of Glass LARP on to talk about his three day Live Action, Classic World of Darkness event taking place at GenCon this August. We also talk about "The Room," a 2003 cult film staring Tommy Wiseau.

Come LARP with Nate and Bob! 


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Nerd Words Episode 118

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In this episode, we meet up with a bunch of our Patreon backers to talk about one year of Vampire: the Masquerade in our game, "Curse of Caine." The Curse of Caine is a reward we offer our Patreon backers for their financial support. If you'd like more information, or just to jump in our Discord channel and chat with the community, the information is below! 


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Nerd Words Episode 114

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In this episode, Rachel and Nathan chat with Bob about their recent experience at the OWBN L.A.R.P. in Indy, "Stars Never Rise." 
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Nerd Words Episode 112

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In this episode, we talk about New York by Night, we talk about the Day of the Dead remake, crap horror movies and the Camarilla. 


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Nerd Words Episode 110

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In this episode, we discuss the fine art of Influence and politics in Vampire: the Masquerade. Also, we mostly talk about one of the most silly blunders of the political game. Also, travel internationally and always bring jelly. 

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Nerd Words Episode 108

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In this episode, Nathan and Rachel discuss watching "Friends," as well as their experience at Gary Con X. We discuss the Awake in the Night LARP, thrown by Chad from DGS. Check out Dead Games Society for more podcast fun! 


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Nerd Words Episode 107

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In this episode, we talk about the Giovanni clan, some of their adopted families, and other concepts around Vampire: the Masquerade. We also talk about Bob's current trip to England and the oddities of being an American in the UK. We are joined by his host, Delly! 
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