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25 Years of Vampire: The Masquerade

25 Years of Vampire: the Masquerade

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Join us in our weekly reviews of White Wolf releases over the last 25 years. Bob, Brennan, Chris and Mike review the Classic World of Darkness books for White Wolf Publishing's games, Vampire: the Masquerade, Werewolf: the Apocalypse, and Wraith: the Oblivion, in chronological order. They combine their passion for the game with a dose of in-depth knowledge to help you decide which books to buy and which books to skip. VTM25 is the premiere White Wolf podcast!
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Authors: Indrani Ganguly, Jose Garcia, Jesse Heinig, Juhana Pettersson, Rob Wieland Developers: Jukka Särkijärvi with Chant Evans Producer: Kevin Schluter Art Director: Sarah Robinson Graphic Designer: Polina Razlivanova Cover Artist: Nevzat Aydin Illustrator: Nevzat Aydin, Peter Bergting, Felipe Headley Costa, M Penman, Maichol Quinto, and Adam Vi…
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"You’ve been Embraced, brought into the night and left to fend for yourself with your coterie. Now what?" The Crimson Gutter chronicle introduces core concepts during play such as feeding, the sects (Anarchs, Camarilla, and the Church of Caine), and the Masquerade itself while giving the players’ characters a chance to carve a niche for themselves …
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“It’s so romantic! Just imagine how beautiful it must have been, the Vermilion Wedding. I’m so envious. I wish I could have something like that. I remember when I was a mortal, all those feelings. Love. Affection. Care. I want to have those feelings again!” WRITERS: Juhana Pettersson, Muriel Algayres, Sharang Biswas, Freja Gyldenstrøm, Kevin Schlut…
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This was written to correct a podcast I could not stand by. The original Werewolf 5th edition came from a perception of a clear bias. I wanted "5th edition". What we got was "Werewolf the Apocalypse". A reimagined story. Reimagined means to reinterpret imaginatively. I did not give it a solid chance. 2 months since I released that pod, I have been …
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"Get comfy, pups. If you want a tale of blood, claws, gore, and guts, I’m going to regale you with one hell of a tragic story. These are the recollections of Astrid Broken Claw, Ahroun of the Get of Fenris. Do you know her name? You should. She was a key player in the Amazon War of the late 20th century. Astrid herself told me — Nina Freeman, her b…
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"Love Bites features the messy entanglements that emerge when what passes for love among the Kindred meets politics. On New Year’s Eve, the Prince entrusts an up-and-coming Maréchal coterie with what seems like an easy task: escort her prodigal grandchilde, Gatsby, to a Nosferatu party hosted by visiting Cleopatras, ensure he has a memorable night,…
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"Greed. Lies. Backbiting. Apathy. Welcome to the heart of the corporate world." This book is about the many companies owned and operated under Pentex. Authors: Justin Achilli [BlackDog], Richard E.Dansky [Endron and King], Deena McKinney [Avalon], Clayton Oliver [Magadon], Brian Urbanek, Owen Winkler and Jess Heinig [Tellus} Support the Show. https…
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"The Baali are a clan causing much controversy. The question whether they qualify as a clan or just a bloodline (and if so from which clan) is open for discussion. While the Kindred are generally not considered heroes and revel in their dark drives, the Baali are regarded as pure evil. They are accused of consorting with demons, corrupting mortals …
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"...Hear now the tales of the past. Sing of the ancient times and the bright morning and golden afternoon of our lives. For in the time before the Wyrmcomers, we did not yet fear the coming of the night. Our voices lit the darkness then as we sang of our triumphs and sorrows. My song tonight holds within it the tales of those times, of little broth…
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Writer: Chris Gunning Developer: Juhana Pettersson Producer: Kevin Schluter Graphic Designer: Sarah Robinson Copy and Cultural Editor: Stephanie Cohen Test Reader: Zack Schwartz "A Scenario Book made to give a jumpstart to a W5 campaign or to play on its own. Typically, we avoid reviewing stories such as this because bias plays a large part. Here w…
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Author: Zachary Ball Editor: Zachary Ball New Combination discipline powers. Options for cheaper powers to diversify players. Optional req's and substitutes This book adds a layer of powers and just powers to add to your chronicles. For players its a new "shopping book" if your ST's allow. For ST's its a mine of different powers to illustrate the u…
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Blood Sigils includes: • The redworking scene in 21st-century chronicles: who’s buying, who’s selling, who’s hunting, what’s waiting • Dozens more Thin-Blood Alchemy formulae and Blood Sorcery rituals, plus systems to build formulae and rituals for your chronicle • Tools, monstrosities, tomes, and the veins of the earth to be tapped by vampire sorc…
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"We bring a special kind of hell to the streets of this domain. Yes, we do." — Master Hample, Blood Brother of the Five Points Circle Points Circle, New York City Written By: Matthew Dawkins. Layout and design: Marcos M. Peral Villaverde. Art by: Christopher Shy and Guy Davis Guest Host: "GoGo the Gamer Mistress" Can Find GoGo on: Discord: "Singula…
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"You were not invited," hissed his captor past mandibles that glistened with the threat of poison. "Only the Ananasi may enter this place." --The 4th Guide Authors: Brett Brooks and James A. Moore Developer: Ethan Skemp Editor: Aileen E. Miles Art Director: Aileen E. Miles Art: Jeff Holt, Steve Prescott, Jeff Rebner, Ron Spencer, Ryan Sook, Melissa…
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Written by Justin Achilli, Basheer Ghouse, Christopher Gunning, Dylan Jennings, Sasanehsaeh Jennings, Khaldoun Khelil, Karim Muammar, Juhana Pettersson, Pam Punzalan, and Bianca Savazzi This Episode we decide to have just myself record it due to the controversial feelings regarding the product. Team expressed the not so fun feeling of going through…
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Werewolf the Savage Age discussion start: 56:20. We review Werewolf the Savage Age from the ST Vault. The main attraction for us was the perspective on Mokole and the unique tie-ins to existing Werewolf the Apocalypse material. Written By: Christopher Gunning, Nik May and Andrew Howell Sambrano Interview: It was felt by members of our team to discu…
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Author: Jim Comer Additional writing: Rick Russel, Chad Imbrogno, Conrad Hubbard Art: Jeff Holt, Larry MacDougall, Steve Prescott, Ron Spencer, James Stowe Art Director: Aileen E. Miles Comic Book Art: Joe Corroney Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc. Published: September 1999 Summary: Children of the Sun and keepers of Gaia's memory. The Alligat…
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This episode is a break from the usual review to give an example of the talks offered on Patreon. The team dives into talking around the books and their usage. Giving perspective and fun in discussing what we love. Enjoy the episode and the upcoming werewolf review of the Fera book: Mokole! Support the Show. https://linktr.ee/25YearsOfVtM…
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From Bob: We discuss with humor and praise the updates of revised and tackle some interesting points of view that are atypical to the average player. "Half human. Half beast. Predators that stalk the deepest woods and the darkest urban alleyways. Monsters that creep up on their prey like ghosts, then explode into a fury of claws and fangs. Beasts t…
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A fictional historical sourcebook for Werewolf the Apocalypse. Not to be confused with the revised version. Authors: Heather Curatola, Harry Heckel, Forrest B. Marchinton, Deena McKinney, Ethan Skemp Additional Material: Sean Jaffe Editor: Aileen E. Miles Art: John Cobb, Joe Corroney, Steve Ellis, Richard Kane Ferguson, Michael Gaydos, Jeff Holt, B…
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"What lines are you willing to cross when you push back against the evil that walks among us?" Lines Drawn in Blood presents a series of four stories that can be played individually or linked together to tell an entire chronicle. Pressure Test: Ghostly incursions are far more than the weight of individual sorrow. Outsiders: The residents of a small…
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Authors: Gavin Bennett, Bjorn T. Boe, Ally Chilson, Ben Grivno, Heather Grove, Harry Heckel IV, Heather Heckel, Shannon W. Hennessy, Ellen P. Kiley, James Kiley, Carrie Ann Lewis, Krister M. Michl, Matthew J. Rourke Summary: The 10 tribes of Garou once raged across the Dark Medieval, secure that none could challenge their power. They defended their…
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Includes Profiles of seven clans of Kindred: Banu Haqim, Hecata, Lasombra, The Ministry, Ravnos, Salubri, and Tzimisce Expanded rules for playing castoffs: Caitiff, Thin-Bloods, ghouls, and mortals New and Consolidated Discipline powers, Blood Sorcery rituals, and Thin-Blood Alchemy formulae, plus the Oblivion Discipline and its ceremonies Systems …
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Join us as we go over the bold project that is deigned to update Kindred of the East to modern Vampire 5th Edition. This book clears up the origin story of the original without abandoning the legacy material. It does simplify the material to mechanically bring it to Vampire 5th Edition. Find out what DJ and I thought of the book in this review! Sup…
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This was a ...check it out. What I will say is its proof of what can happen in actual play despite best intentions. We have the actual video still. If demand is enough and you "Need" to see it after seeing this video, we will post it provided the demand is enough. Post your comments accordingly. Support the Show. https://linktr.ee/25YearsOfVtM…
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Bob and Co-host Mike tackle the Ratkin and try and understand the lives of the ultimate survivor Fera of werewolf the Apocalypse. Credits Author: Brian Campbell Comic Book Story & Art: Steve Prescott Developer: Ethan Skemp Editor: Aileen E. Miles Art Director: Aileen E. Miles Art: Mitch Byrd, Joe Corroney, Brian LeBlanc, Larry MacDougall, Steve Pre…
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The book is a solid look into WOD wild west life. We get into some of the book but some interesting if not uncomfortable topics led us to where truth was stranger than fiction. Part 2 on Patreon! Why? we owe a more focused discussion to tribal weaknesses and Storm born. Credits Authors: Brad Butkovich, Jackie Cassada, Ben Chessel, Lon Franson, Bria…
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Credits Authors: Nancy Amboy, Andrew Bates, Richard E. Dansky, Steve Miller, Derek Pearcy, Ethan Skemp, John Wick and Fred Yelk Developers: Justin Achilli and Richard E. Dansky Editor: Aileen E. Miles Art Director: Lawrence Snelly Layout & Typesetting: Robby Poore Interior Art: Ron Brown, Tom Fowler, Scott Fischer, Darren Frydendall, Jeff Parker, S…
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Bob and DJ interview with Thomas Filippi of Flyos! They dive in to the upcoming Werewolf: the Apocalypse - Retaliation and the soon to come Vampire: the Masquerade - Chapters. Get notified of Retaliation's Kickstart campaign at https://bit.ly/flyos-25-retaliation Check them out at: werewolftheapocalypse-retaliation.com https://www.flyosgames.com Su…
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Spiders and Drones and Cyberware! Sit down with Bob, Brennan and Mike as we crack open the Book of the Weaver! Credits Authors: Sue Armstrong, Deena McKinney, Ethan Skemp, Sven Skoog Developer: Ethan Skemp Editor: Aileen E. Miles Art Director: Aileen E. Miles Artists: Steve Ellis, Jeff Holt, Steve Prescott, Ron Spencer, Drew Tucker Front Cover Arti…
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Last week we told you that there’d be only one review a month going forward and that is still true, a week from today the Book of the Weaver will be released on this feed. To our patrons though we are releasing these reviews a week early as a thank you for supporting us and this’ll be an additional benefit going forward, if you’re listening to this…
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Brennan and DJ get to a long awaited book, Vampire: the Requiem 2nd edition! This book marks Onyx Path's development of Vampire: the Requiem... kinda. We'll get into. Credits Authors: Rose Bailey, David Brookshaw, N. Conte, Joshua Alan Doetsch, Elizabeth Greenberg, Susann Hessen, David A Hill Jr, Alec Humphrey, Wood Ingham, Audrey Whitman, Stew Wil…
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Bob and Mike once again dance the spiral in our review of Book of the Wyrm 2nd Edition! Credits Authors: Brian Campbell (Black Spiral Dancers), Sam Inabinet (Cosmology), Deena McKinney (Pentex), Jim Moore (Monsters) Additional Material: Justin Achilli, Ethan Skemp Developer: Ethan Skemp Editor: Aileen E. Miles Art Director: Aileen E. Miles Layout &…
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Grab your incense and athames because Bob, Brennan and DJ are reviewing Blood Sorcery: Sacraments & Blasphemies! Credits Authors: Benjamin Baugh, David Brookshaw, David A. Hill Jr., Travis Stout Developer: Rose Bailey Editor: John Chambers Artists: Andy Hepworth, Pat Loboyko, & Cathy Wilkins Art Director: Richard Thomas Creative Director: Richard T…
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Credits Authors: Justin Achilli, Andrew Bates, Bill Bridges, Jackie Cassada, Jim Comer, Richard Dansky, Lon Franson, Brian Glass, Ed Hall, Stephan Herman, Aileen E. Miles, James Moore, Devin Parker, Nicky Rea, Ethan Skemp, Fred Yelk Developer: Ethan Skemp Editor: Ed Hall, Allison Sturms Additional Editing: Courtney King Art: Ron Brown, Steve Ellis,…
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Bob and Mike talk about the Strange, Dead Love of vampires. Credits Authors: Jess Hartley, Monica Valentinelli, Filamena Young Creative Director: Richard Thomas Developers: Russell Bailey and Eddy Webb Editor: Genevieve Podleski Book Design: Ron Thompson Interior Art: Ken Meyer. Jr. Cover: Christopher Shy Support the Show. https://linktr.ee/25Years…
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Credits Authors: Jackie Cassada and Nicky Rea Developer: Ethan Skemp Editors: Cynthia Summers and Carl Bowen Art Director: Aileen E. Miles Layout and Typesetting: Aileen E. Miles Art: Pia Guerra, Jeremy Jarvis, Ron Spencer, Drew Tucker Comic Book Art: Steve Prescott Cover Art: Steve Prescott Cover Design: Aileen E. Miles Intro and Outro music - Ber…
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Credits Authors: Rose Bailey, Benjamin Baugh, David Brookshaw, Christopher Cowger, Bethany Culp, Matthew McFarland, Greg Stolze, Chuck Wendig Developers: Russell Bailey and Chuck Wendig Editor: Genevieve Podleski Art Director: Craig S Grant Book Design: Craig S Grant Interior Art: Helsa Amadi, Patrick Ballesteros, George Bough, John Bridges, Felici…
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Credits Author: Bill Bridges Developer: Ethan Skemp Editor: Ed Hall Art Director: Aileen E. Miles Art: Pia Guerra, Patrick Kochakji, Jeff Rebner Comic Book Art: Ron Spencer Layout & Typesetting: Pauline Benney Back Cover Art: Joshua Gabriel Timbrook Cover Design: Aileen E. Miles Intern: Summer Mullins Intro and Outro music - Berserkir by Danheim, u…
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Dj and Mike discuss some twisted alternatives to Kindred Vampires from Night Horrors: The Wicked Dead. Credits Authors: Benjamin Baugh, Steve Darlington, Wood Ingham, Becky Lowe, Matthew McFarland, Alexander Scokel, Christopher Lee Simmons, and Chuck Wendig Creative Director: Richard Thomas Developer: Wood Ingham Line Developer: Russell Bailey Art …
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DJ and Mike crack open Corax in our Changing Breed review. Is it for the birds? Tune in to find out! Credits Author: Richard E. Dansky Developer: Ethan Skemp Editor: Cary Goff Art Director: Aileen E. Miles Layout and Typesetting: Aileen E. Miles Art: Jason Felix, Anthony Hightower, Brian LeBlanc, Steve Prescott Comic Book Art: Andrew Bates, colored…
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DJ, Bob, and Mike attempt to view some Ancient Bloodlines through the Fog of Ages, with mixed results... Credits Written by: Bethany Culp, Sebastian Freeman, Howard Ingham, Myranda Kalis, Joe Rixman, P. Alexander Scokel, Chuck Wendig, Filamena Young Additional Material: Wayne Peacock, Malcolm Sheppard Creative Director: Rich Thomas Developer: Matth…
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