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.


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…


Oh, look. The Hunter: The Reckoning movie.

No… no, not really: it’s the new Underworld flick. Hunter: The Reckoning is just what they’re (allegedly) ripping off this go-round.



Although maybe that’s going to be a Hunter/Technocracy rip-off*.

Look, I may or may not have said some unkind things about White Wolf’s various Noun: The Gerund RPGs series in the past, but the truth is that I still have about a shelf and a half of their books – and having watched some of the Underworld flicks I am forced to admit that I muttered Man, but they ripped off the WoD something fierce in these at various points of the films.  In other words, I probably have a slightly more jaundiced view about who’s being ripped off here than, say, Tycho did back in 2003.

And being more jaundiced than Tycho takes skill.

Moe Lane

(H/T: Nodwick) (more…)


Looks like they’re going to rip off White Wolf again.

It’s not that I particularly object to the way that Hollywood keeps mining The World of Darkness for ideas…

Will Smith has attached himself to star in and produce The Legend Of Cain, an epic re-telling of the Biblical sibling tale, this time with a vampiric twist.

…but maybe they could consider, you know, paying royalties and stuff?

Via Big Hollywood.

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