Aug
09
2018
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So, yeah, I grabbed 5E Vampire: the Masquerade.

To quote Charlie Stross: I failed my save vs. shiny roll and picked up the VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE, SLIP CASE SET. They set it up pretty slick, too.  Pick up the core book? No problem!  Hey, here’s one of the two supplements.  Oh, look at that price; well, to be expected.  Only… it’s only a little bit less than the three-supplement-and-slipcase option.  Hell, they’re practically giving you the third book, when you think about it.

:rattle dice:

…Crud.  Where’s my credit card?  Or, in this case: where’s my PayPal account?  Oh, well, at least I’m helping to keep Ken Hite solvent.  That’s not the worst thing in the world to do with one’s money.

Jun
28
2018
2

Choose the form of the Destructor: the new Vampire: The Masquerade is up for preorder.

[Expletive deleted].

[Expletive deleted], [Expletive deleted], [Expletive deleted]-y [Expletive deleted]. This is bad, man.  This Vampire: The Masquerade preorder has tiers.  Tiers are dangerous.  You start off at the lowest one, and you figure that this is fine — and then you start looking at the higher tiers, and realizing that all you need to do is put in a little more to get a good deal on something that you’re going to get anyway.  And there’s your new baseline, neighbor.  It all ends with you trying to explain to your wife why you spent eight hundred bucks on a limited edition hardback with leather covers and hand-written pagination.

I’ll tell you the answer. It’s because you are weak. And because this version of VtM is Ken Hite’s baby, and it’s going to help feed his book habit.  And, yeah, because it looks so very, very pretty.

Apr
23
2018
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The signup for the notification of the preorder of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th edition.

You can sign up here.  Pre-orders of the Fifth Edition of Vampire: The Masquerade start Saturday April 28th; those books will ship in August.  I have signed up to be notified of the reminder to pre-order, with absolute good will on my part: Ken Hite is the Lead Designer for that product, so let me just go get my credit card out.  It’s much simpler that way, really.

Moe Lane

PS: No, no Kickstarter.  Apparently they don’t need the funding. Or the built-in early order infrastructure.

Jun
16
2017
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Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition in pre-alpha playtest.

Interestingly, White Wolf is downright eager to have people take a look at the pre-Alpha ruleset.  They’ve made it available for download here, and want players’ and GMs’ feedback prior to the Alpha playtest (starting in August).  Of course, when you have a title like Vampire: The Masquerade, you can be reasonably certain that people are going to buy your latest edition, usually while actually throwing their money at you in their haste to get their hands on The Precious. …Yes, I should have come up with something that was more World of Darkness there, but I had wicked insomnia last night and I’m kind of loopy right now.

Moe Lane

PS: Yup, I’m thinking of running the adventure.  Either online, or with my players.  Tough call.

May
12
2017
1

@kennethhite will be Lead Designer for the new Vampire: the Masquerade.

Alternate title: Everything’s gonna be OK, folks.  Ken Hite would have had the authorial and editorial chops to do this even before Night’s Black Agents came out; and getting that one out and acclaimed makes him the best choice.  And I am kind of pleased to see that it’s going to be Vampire: the Masquerade again. I had no real objections to Vampire: the Requiem, but it never caught fire with me. (more…)

Jul
28
2016
1

Hey! Vampire: the Masquerade is now on Humble Bundle! Cheap, too.

Via Twitter comes this nice bit of news:

Direct link here. Nice to have those in electronic form, although I wouldn’t mind it if it had been the Mage: The Ascension stuff instead. Also: it’s nice that Humble Bundle is branching out into RPGs. Between them and Bundle of Holding they should keep my electronic gaming library nice and full…

Jun
13
2016
2

The Vampyr video game trailer and I want another VTM: Bloodlines.

Seriously, that game sets its fangs in a man.  But this looks of interest:

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Jun
12
2016
1

Just finished Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines.

It’s good. It’s very good, particularly considering that it was made almost a decade and a half ago.  I don’t know if I’m ready to turn around and play it again, but that’s largely because it commanded a good deal of my attention and I’m ready to recharge my videogame immersion batteries a bit.  If you have the cash to pick it up, do so… AND GET THE UNOFFICIAL PATCH.  They were not kidding when they said that the unofficial patch converted Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines from a tragically flawed masterpiece into just a masterpiece.

Moe Lane

PS: Toreador Queen of the Girl Scouts who went Camarilla in the end, of course. Not that I had any issue with the Anarchs; it was just that I was, well, Toreador. Chaos might be good for art, but it’s typically very, very bad on art.  If I run through again I figure I can go Malkavian Anarch then.

Jun
09
2016
1

So I started playing VTM: Bloodlines for real today…

…and even in the World of Freaking Darkness I’m STILL apparently determined to play the freaking Queen of the Girl Scouts. It’s kind of embarrassing, really. The computer said Yup, you’re a Toreador and that was, as they say, apparently that. I haven’t even left Santa Monica yet and I’m already maxed out on Humanity points.

This is absurd.  Also, fun.

Moe Lane

PS: I’d recommend getting Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines on GOG, actually. Which is an admission against interest, as they don’t give out referral cash. But GOG makes it easier to get the unofficial patch that you apparently so badly, badly need.

May
18
2016
3

So apparently my inner vampire is a Toreador.

I was essentially handed some cash and told to go buy Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines; so I did. Who am I to argue about something like that? Since it’s been a while for me when it comes to White Wolf mechanics, I let the computer pick my Clan for me after answering some questions… and apparently my video game characters are not typically Malkavians.  This is a bit of a surprise to me. Shouldn’t be, I guess.

Anyway, I thought that it was funny that I’m going to be running a video game as a Toreador. I’ll let people know how it goes. And yes, I downloaded the Special Patch of Fan-Based Awesome Restoration.

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