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Deviant: The Renegades
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/29/2021 21:39:02

Deviant: The Renegades is my first experience with the Chronicles of Darkness line. For those unfamilar with the line, the game setting is very much a sand box and the line is new to CoD. I enjoyed the freedom it gave to make a character and working with my ST on the background than having a set lore from previous editions.

Deviants are characters who were once human, but through various means were turned into something else. They have powers, called variations, which can range from the mudane and unnoticeable to the horrific and brutal. Each variation comes with flaw, or scar, that is connected to it's use. The scars run the gamut from physical to mental to social and more. This gives the characters the ability to do almost anything, but at a cost them. You can do the thing, but is doing the thing worth the consequences?

I have had a lot of fun playing the game and would recommend it if you are looking for something new within the Chronicles of Darkness setting or just looking for something new to play in general.



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Cults of the Blood Gods (Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition)
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/12/2021 22:52:53

tl:dr Cults of the Blood Gods reintroduces the Clan of Death to V5, gives details on vampiric cults, provides new mechanics (loresheets, powers, predator types, etc), and gives a story featuring the Clan of Death to tell.

As a fan of Vampire: the Masquerade lore, Cults of the Blood Gods is easily one of my favorite V5 releases to date. This book opens with a well written fiction giving just a hint of how the Hecata came to be formed, with several smaller additional pieces after the introduction. Those first pieces gives a good taste for what is to come in the rest of the book.

I'll be honest, none of necromany based clans or bloodlines in prior editions ever really caught my eye, with the possible visual presentation of Baron Samedi. Other than using one as an SPC as a Storyteller, I hadn't been interested in playing one. Cults of the Blood Gods spurred my interest in playing a character of the recently formed Hecata clan. The merging into one clan creates many interesting roleplaying opportunites, whether it be between the different factions of the clan, the opportunity to play through what happened within the clan once the Family Reunion takes effect, or how they present themselves to outsiders under the Hecata banner. I like how Oblivion is presented and the steps taken to differentiate Oblivion Ceremonies from Blood Sorcery Rituals.

While vampric relgion has been addressed in other V5 books, none have done so in a way that has felt playable. Cults of the Blood Gods dives deeper into the subject with multiple cults, some new to Vampire:the Masquerade, some from previous editions that are presented in a way that they still feel new. For the first time in V5 the Bahari, Church of Set, and others feel playable with digging through multiple books from prior editions. In addition to cults for vampires, the book also provides cutls for mortals (that are run by vampires) and a section on how to create your own. Again, the topic of mortal cults have been covered in older editions of VtM however in this book the subject is covered in a way that gives more detail into how cults function. I don't plan on building my own cults, but this book gives you plenty of information on how to do so.

The book ends with Styx and Bones, which gives a story that can be run highlighting the clan of death. It is a decent enough story, I just personally would rather explore other aspects of lore and metaplot presented in this book. If someone asked me to run it as an ST I would, but it is not something I would run on my own.

In addition to the above, Cults of the Blood Gods sprinkles in new machanics in the way of Loresheets, Discipline Powers and Amalgams, Rituals and Ceremonies, Predator and Coterie types, and more. The art through out the book is amazing. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who plays V5.



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A Musical Interlude: Victorian Age Jumpstart
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/06/2020 16:17:40

I got this as part of the Dark New England buddle the author had. This jumpstart works best if you have The Dark New England Regional Sourcebook to go with it, so if you are intersted in this, I recommend picking that up as well if you already haven't.

A Musical Interlude is a short jumpstart for playing Victorian Age Vampire. While it's characters are centered around the city of Boston, it is flexible enough that with some minor adjustments it could work anywhere. Other than the celebration being connected to the 250 birthday of the city of Boston, and history connected to the location, there isn't really anything that requires this to use the Victorian Age setting.



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Engagement
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/04/2020 21:47:28

When the blood becomes too thin, when generations become too far removed from Caine, the restrictions imposed by the clan of ones sire fades away. Inceptor's are vampires of the 14th and 15th generation who have discovered the ability to create new disciplines. Engagement is one of them. This book gives an example of a new disciplne that can be used in the game, as well as the story behind it's creation. What happens when a Thin Blood is still in contact with their sire and create something new? Find out in Engagement.



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Canis Minor Monarchies of Mau Community Content Assets
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/29/2020 22:08:30

I write in Word, since this doesn't include a Word template I can't really give an accurate recommendation.



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
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Bizarre Bestiary
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/27/2020 22:30:19

Need more creatures to spice up your Pugmire game? This has them.

If you have already read the description you know this introduces a dozen creatures that you can add to your Pugmire game, ranging from CR one to six, for your players to find. Are you a player and not a guide? Well your character can tell an epic tale of it's harrowing encounter with one of these rare beast next time you are sitting in the tavern telling tales of your past adventures.



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Digging Up Trouble
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/27/2020 19:09:33

Digging Up Trouble is a nice quick adventure for Pugmire. It is designed for beginning characters and is layed out so that new Guides will have an easy time running this story. The adventure is a great way to get parties who have based prior adventure in the city of Pugmire to Waterdog Port, and works especially well as a way to introduce Pirates of Pugmire to you Realms of Pugmire game.



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Werewolf the Savage Age Custom Character Sheet
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/01/2020 20:36:22

This product is exactly what it says it is. A custom character sheet for the author's Werewolf the Savage Age line.



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Darknet Markets
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/31/2020 20:25:30

It's an unfortunate truth the if you dig fair enough into the internet you can purchase very illegal things. While I apprecaite the effort that has gone into this book, I would probably X card much of this book if dealing with it under any circumstances where I wasn't hunting down those responsible and killing them.



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Creator Reply:
Thanks so much for the review! The book is definitely intended to provide antagonists and opportunities for heroic intervention. I highly recommend the use of safety tools in any game, but especially with this content.
States of Bearing
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/31/2020 19:54:10

Morality in Vampire often doesn't get enough attention. The rules provided in States of Bearing is a great way to implement the theme into your V20 game.



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Darkscapes: Art to Set the Scene
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/31/2020 14:30:00

This art pack is well worth it. The images can be used in various types of projects and settings and fit in easily with many of the game lines available under Storytellers Vault. If you are looking for a piece of art that can really make you story stand out, you can surely find it in this produce.



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Kindred, Contacts and Victims Art Pack vol.3
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/31/2020 14:21:37

This is a good collection of protraits to use for community content projects. The images work for NPCs, ready-made characters, or just additional art to help set the tone for the book.



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Free Art Pack 001
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/31/2020 14:16:27

Title says exactly what it is, Free Art Pack. It's got five images that can be used in various community content projects. The pictures are varied so it is unlikely that your project will use all of them in one go.



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Let the Streets Run Red (Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition)
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/30/2020 22:58:43

Let the Streets Run Red is a collection of stories for Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition (V5). Each story presents a unique tale to tell at your table and unlike many prior campaign books or supplements provides options for how to run each one from either the Camarilla or Anarch point of view. Storyteller Player Characters are given full character treatment so that they don’t end up feeling one-dimensional and there’s enough material to continue using the setting telling many stories of your own. The book contains several new Lore Sheets for V5. There’s a good mix of them that are tied directly to the characters or locations within the stories and others that have a loose affiliation or no connection at all that can work in any setting your game is occurring in. Included are several pre-generated characters that can be used for groups new to the game, existing games that want to take a break and try something different, or just more ready-made SPCs for the Storyteller to use. The four stories present a variety of different challenges for the players to face. Power Prey - The focus in this story is what lengths will the characters go to in order to protect their touchstones. The Dying Fields - This story takes the characters out of the city and brings them to a town with more corn than people. Innocence in Blood - Honestly I wish this story didn’t suffer at the constraints of page space. There’s a lot more that Milwaukee and Indianapolis have to offer and this story could have been the foundations of its own supplement. Rusted Jungle - For anyone who knows the history that Vampire the Embraced has with Gary Indiana, this story will feel like an old friend. For those who don’t, it still is a fun story.



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Bloody but Unbowed
Publisher: White Wolf
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/30/2020 22:22:22

Bloody but Unbowed is a great introduction story for vampire. It's structured in a way that makes the scenario easy to run by providing setting details at the start and introducing you to the main characters.

The itself is flexible and provides options to play both mortals or fledgling/neonate vampire characters. The author does a good job of creating a unique experience for each faction and ties the two together well.



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