I picked up Vampire: The Masquerade: Fall of London this week, and now I want to run it. The only question is: do I want to run it in VtM — or in Night’s Black Agents, and have the PCs play the vampire hunters of Operation Antigen? Because it’d port over beautifully to NBA.
Was reminded about this by Ken Hite…
…so I decided to actually, you know, ‘go’ to Gen Con for once. Pennsic always seems to get in the way, but Pennsic is online this year, too. Now I just need to figure out what panels to go to.
I didn’t realize it at the time — for some reason, I missed all the Origins awards stuff this year — but I found out about it when Ken Hite put up the speech that he would have made, if only he hadn’t been having a steak dinner offsite at the time. Or thought that he was going to win. I have a copy of Vampire: the Masquerade 5e myself, and: it is gorgeous, in every sense of the term. The art and the setting both. The triple book slipcase set is rather dear, of course — which is why I pre-ordered it; that price was never going to go down.
By all means, check it out: and congratulations to Ken and the rest of the team. The award’s very deserved.
I absolutely gotta watch this.
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.
PS: No, no Kickstarter. Apparently they don’t need the funding. Or the built-in early order infrastructure.
Volume 1 of Tour de Lovecraft is useful and insightful*. The news that a second volume will be Kickstartered next month is welcome news. Ken Hite:
Particularly since I don’t think that I’ve actually read Ken’s Lost in Lovecraft’s stuff. Always nice to hear that there’s new material to read on the horizon, hey?
*Although six hundred dollar for a print copy sounds absurd. So absurd, in fact, that I’m not going to try to flog my own copy for that kind of money. I mean, geez, it’s ten bucks on the Kindle.
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. Continue reading @kennethhite will be Lead Designer for the new Vampire: the Masquerade.
I am fairly embarrassed that I somehow missed Ken Hite’s and Christina Rodriguez’s Goodnight Azathoth. Sloppy of me, really. Oh, well, my oversight was easily fixed.
Continue reading In the Mail: Goodnight Azathoth.
Can’t make Ken Hite’s The Cthulhu Wars: The United States’ Battles Against the Mythos Book of the Week, because I did so already back in January. Of 2015. Yes, I have been waiting for this book for something that feels like forever. And there was a point where I was hearing that it wasn’t getting published at all. But that was apparently bad information. Good information is that it’s being released tomorrow, and Amazon is shipping it now so that I get it tomorrow. Because Amazon knows me too well.
…Some people think that Amazon does know us all too well, mind you. But what are you going to do? Free shipping with Prime, folks. Free shipping with Prime. Continue reading FINALLY: Ken Hite’s “The Cthulhu Wars” comes out tomorrow
Links (including the audio of the interview) here. Short version: mixing vampires, spies, and Dracula works well, in a gaming context. Almost… too well.