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Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Mark Rein-Hagen - 1992
Capable of transforming into a variety of forms and blessed with Gifts that enabled superhuman and supernatural powers, the Garou fight many foes, always knowing that in the end they will fall. But what stories will be told and what songs sung of their exploits!What’s in it? All thirteen original tribes, tribe variants and Lost Tribes, with their signature Gifts and Rites Rules for character creation and advancement. Gifts from level one through six
Bastet: Nine Tribes of Twilight
Phil Brucato - 1997
The players guide to Werecats for Werewolf: the apocalypse changing breed book I.The Shadow Children walk the twilight days unafraid,For none may rival them in their sleek majesty.None can equal their ferocity:The jungle trembles like smoke at our furious roars,The sun grants us strength to slay the rain,With a blow from our paws we shake the earth.None can equal their honour:The wisdom of forever rides behind our yellow eyes,Trails unfold before us in the shadow or Thunder's wings,We run the South Wind among the Stars.None can equal their cunning:The dead in the dark corners whisper secrets to us,We hide the names of things in mist-words and snow-speech,We dance madly in the most hidden of places.I bow to Selene and Gaia; may our deeds nourish our beloved relatives.Jaya!Bastet includes: Tribe details, templates, stories and characters New abilities, backgrounds, merits, flaws and magics Werecat lore, other creatures and more
Mage: The Ascension
Stewart Wieck - 1993
The truth is magic'ae the universe can be crafted with a simple working of your will. Mages have taught this truth throughout the ages, but the proponents of technology have crushed the mystic masters. Join the last stand in the war for reality.Mage: The Ascension places you in the midst of supernatural intrigues and inner struggles. The more secrets you learn, the more important your wisdom and power become. Mage drags spirituality and metaphysics screaming through the streets of a postmodern nightmare.The heroes of Mage: The Ascension, revised in the tradition of Vampire: The Masquerade, have lost their war for reality -- but the struggle continues in this quintessential volume. All of the Traditions are updated and elaborated upon, along with the history of mages in the World of Darkness. Explore the revised rules for the Spheres, Resonance and Paradox. See the devastating changes that signal the end for the Ascension War.
Call of Cthulhu D20 Roleplaying Game
Monte Cook - 2002
Since the early 1900's, H.P. Lovecraft has been considered one of the top writers in the entire horror genre. Elements of his work have appeared over the years in numerous horror arenas, but now roleplayers can delve into a campaign centered around the author's popular Cthulhu Mythos. The Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game contains everything needed to play or narrate a roleplaying campaign, including all core-game rules for the d20 game system.
Graeme Davis - 1995
Once hunted, these vampire assassins are now sought out by the Kindred to dispose of their enemies. Fearful tales are told of their skill in hunting the most dangerous prey, their bravery in combat, and their fierce loyalty to their clan. Yet the tellers of these tales do not guess at the truth: the millennia of warfare, the roots of the Jyhad, and the clan mysteries which no outsider has ever seen.Clanbook: Assamite includes:* The history of the clan, frmo the First City to the present day;* The clan's treasure, beliefs and internal culture; and* New Skills, Quitus powers and advanced combat rules.
Don't Rest Your Head
Fred Hicks - 2006
days? Or is it weeks now? It's hard to remember. You've been so busy with... well, whatever it is that's been keeping you awake. Then one night you're walking down the block toward your apartment, when you realize there's a new building on your street. A new building, somehow... in between two buildings that used to be side by side... that's impossible, isn't it? You pause to take a closer look. It's a bar. The sign says "Serious Moonlight", and a bright white moon blinks through the phases from new to full and back again, waxing and waning with the buzz of neon. It's been a stressful week. Or is it month now? It's hard to remember. But you could sure use a drink. So you cross the street and step inside.The citizens of The City welcome you with open arms. After all, you're one of them now. With all the gifts and curses that come with being Awake in a world of sleepers.Just be careful. The Nightmares you've been dodging haven't forgotten about you. They're waiting, just around the corner; waiting for you to nod off- and then they'll have you.They won't wait much longer.Whatever you do... don't rest your head.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Brian Campbell - 2000
Corruption from without and within has caused the destruction not only of the Garou's environment, but also of their families, friends and culture, which extends in an unbroken line to the very dawn of life. No matter how righteously the Garou hold themselves, no matter how they prey on their destroyers, the corruption spreads.Now the time for reconciliation is past. This grave insult against Gaia can end in only one way: blood, betrayal... and rage.They've been pushed to the brink of extinction. They've learned that they fight not one great enemy, but two. They've been hunted and slain, corrupted and cast down. But they'll be damned if they're going to stay down and die quietly. They're Garou, and their war is for the world itself.The werewolves' very society is shaken, but even with their numbers reduced, they continue to fight. Years of development culminate in this rulebook -- the shifts in the tribes, the discovery of hidden enemies, the signs of the End Times. Rewritten from the ground up, the Revised Edition of -- Werewolf: The Apocalypse chronicles all these changes, and gives you the chance to join the werewolves' war at its most intense.
Ghouls: Fatal Addiction
Ronni Radner - 1997
It seems so easy. Just a sip, a taste, and you're better than all the rest. You can suck up a bullet wound to the gut. You can knock your enemies through walls with a shove. You can have all the night has to offer without sacrificing your body and soul to it. This deal is too good to be true. Yeah. That's what Faust said. And now the Damned want their due. ...You Know You Want It! Ghouls: Fatal Addiction is a Vampire: The Masquerade sourcebook detailing the half-human servants of the Kindred. Whether you need a few new whipping boys or just want to taste the lash yourself, this book has everything you need to create ghouls as player or Storyteller characters. Watch out, though. This book just might make Renfield wake up and smell his fix...and the master who lives by blood might die by it, too. Ghouls: Fatal Addiction includes:* Rules for creating vassal, independent and revenant characters.* New Merits, Flaws, Derangements and other Traits to help you roleplay a codependent blood-slave.* Secret societies, ghoul "games," and clan-specific information on how vampires treat their servitors.
The Vampire Player's Guide
Andrew Greenberg - 1991
A large portion of the book's text is reprinted, updated, and revised from the previous version of the Players Guide to fit the Second Edition's rules and formatting style. Notable among the new content in this edition of the Players Guide is the introduction of two new bloodlines, the Daughters of Cacophony and the Samedi, along with their respective signature Disciplines.
Call of Cthulhu: Horror Roleplaying
Sandy Petersen - 2005
CALL OF CTHULHU uses Chaosium's Basic Roleplaying System, easy to learn and quick to play. This bestseller has won dozens of game-industry awards and is a member of the Academy of Adventure Game Design Hall of Fame. In 2001 CALL OF CTHULHU celebrated its 20th anniversary. In 2003 CALL OF CTHULHU was voted the #1 Gothic/Horror RPG of all time by the Gaming Report.com community. CALL OF CTHULHU is well-supported by an ever-growing line of high quality game supplements. This is the softcover 6th edition of this classic horror game, completely compatible with all of previous editions and supplements for CALL OF CTHULHU. This is a complete roleplaying game in one volume. All you need to play is this book, some dice, imagination, and your friends.
Keith Herber - 1995
they are also the clan with the most to fear, for their enemies are everywhere, especially within their own ranks. Clanbook: Tremere includes: the dark history of the clan, and rumors of its even darker future; ten sample characters suitable for players and Storytellers; and in-depth information on the powerful Discipline of Thaumaturgy.
The Werewolf Player's Guide
Justin AchilliEthan Skemp - 1998
Corruption from without and within has caused the destruction not only of the Garou's environment, but also of their families, friends and culture, which extends in an unbroken line to the very dawn of life. No matter how righteously the Garou hold themselves, no matter how they prey on their destroyers, the corruption spreads.Now the time for reconciliation is past. This grave insult against Gaia can end in only one way: blood, betrayal... and rage.At last! The long-awaited revision of the classic Werewolf Players Guide, this second edition is packed with information on the Garou, their packs, moots, caerns and duels. Also detailed are the other shapeshifters, from the merciless weresharks to the sagacious werecats. Includes plenty of Gifts, rites, fetishes, talens and totems, as well as expanded combat systems and essays on understanding the world of Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
Vampire: The Requiem
Ari Marmell - 2004
Their world is a xenophobic nightmare, populated by tyrannical despots, wildeyed heretics, bloodthirsty rogues and scheming manipulators, all unified by the mysterious curse of vampirism. And you would join them? You would live forever? To play the lusts of mortals like a violinist plays the strings? Then beware, the price is steep to enter the neofeudal hell that the Damned have wrought.Welcome to Undeath Join the revival of the Storytelling tradition. Vampire: The Requiem invites you to tell your own stories set within the world of the Kindred. This book includes rules for using vampires in World of Darkness chronicles, covering everything from the five clans to covenants to Disciplines, bloodlines, storytelling advice and a complete spread of game systems governing the undead. Hardcover. Requires the World of Darkness rulebook for play.
Kindred of the East
Robert Hatch - 1997
Those few Children of Caine dwelling in Asia whisper of the monstrous Cathayans--the shadowy vampires native to the East. For too long the Cathayans have lain like sleeping dragons, allowing the Kindred a facade of omnipotence. Now, the new Age is at hand; Yin-daggers tremble in the talons of the Resplendent Cranes, and the Devil-Tigers howl for souls in the dark.May You Live in Interesting TimesKindred of the East is a giant hardcover sourcebook describing the unique and deadly vampires of the East. This mammoth volume includes new character creation rules, new powers, descriptions of the Eastern spirit worlds (plus rules for traveling there), and two chapters full of setting and cultural information.
Guide to the Camarilla
Richard Dansky - 1999
It has been five centuries of secrecy, tradition and lies, five centuries of hidden elegance and terror. It has been five centuries since anyone knew the truth. Now, at last, the curtain will be drawn back. The lies will be exposed. And maybe, just maybe, the truth will be revealed to you. The Guide to the Camarilla contains:* All-new material, from Lasombra antitribu to anarch fashion tips;* Expanded Discipline powers, Merits and Flaws and additional tools for creating a Camarilla character;* The history, rituals, customs and secrets of the largest sect of vampires in the world.