Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Oct 18, 2016 11:21:21 GMT -5
Post by Midnight on Oct 18, 2016 11:21:21 GMT -5
Seeing as it is nearly Halloween, my mind naturally turns to things Horrific and Monstrous, I guess i'm also feeling slightly Nostalgic.
I just picked up the PDF of the Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition.
Wow that is chock full of Vampiry goodness (err... well ... badness .. anyways something like that )
529 pages of Blood Drenched Intrigue and Mayhem.
I remember picking up the 1st edition right around Halloween in 1991 and Devouring it. I also remember I picked up Chill 2nd Edition (and the Chill Companion) at the same time. I've always been a fan of the classic Horror Movies & Movie Monsters ( Vampires, Werewolves, Mummies, Ghosts Etc) so these two games were like Sweet Sweet Candy to me. I read trough both several times and had decided to prepose to our group at the time that I run one of the two games I was gonna leave the choice up to them. The evening I was gonna pitch my idea to the group, our friend, and member of our little gaming circle, Lucien Soulban, announce that he wanted to run Vampire: the Masquerade for us. Everybody, Including myself Jumped on board enthusiastically and never looked back. It was campaign that is still well loved today(by myself anyways). Lucien provided us with many moments that definitely sent chills down our spines, and challenged us to hold on to our characters Humanity
Our little Coterie was like the United Nations.
Shadowen - the Gangrel
Nicholas Spenncer - the Tremerre
Ried Wallace - the Nosferatu
Frank James - the Brujah
Darlene Fallows - the Torreador
and our Ravnos Friend Alexis Turovich
So now that it that time of year again; I'm wondering if its not time to revisit the World of Darkness.
I'm NO Lucien Soulban, that goes without saying
But I think I could pull off an interesting one shot, or short story arc.
Heck I think I still have Reid's Character sheet hanging around somewhere.
There is one problem I have with V:TM how does one actually manage to bring home the games supposed theme of personal horror as embodied in the quote "A Beast I Am, Least a Beast I Become"