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A weekly review of the Vampire: The Masquerade releases over the last 25 years. Bob and Nathan review the Classic World of Darkness books for White Wolf Publishing's game, Vampire: the Masquerade, in chronological order. They combine their passion for the game with a dose of deep knowledge to help you decide which books to buy and which books to skip. VTM25 is the premiere Vampire: the Masquerade podcast!

A weekly review of the Vampire: The Masquerade releases over the last 25 years. Bob and Nathan review the Classic World of Darkness books for White Wolf Publishing's game, Vampire: the Masquerade, in chronological order. They combine their passion for the game with a dose of deep knowledge to help you decide which books to buy and which books to skip. VTM25 is the premiere Vampire: the Masquerade podcast!
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A weekly review of the Vampire: The Masquerade releases over the last 25 years. Bob and Nathan review the Classic World of Darkness books for White Wolf Publishing's game, Vampire: the Masquerade, in chronological order. They combine their passion for the game with a dose of deep knowledge to help you decide which books to buy and which books to skip. VTM25 is the premiere Vampire: the Masquerade podcast!

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Episodes

Libellus Sanguinis 3 - Episode 139

10/11/2019
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In this episode, we review the third book of the Libellus Sanguinis series. This book details clans Gangrel, Assamite, and Followers of Set from the perspective of the Dark Ages setting. In the Dark Medieval World of Darkness, the Gangrel, the Assamites, and the Followers of Set are considered strange, dangerous outsiders to the (mostly) Christian European Cainites. These clans bring new ideals, as well as new dangers to the courts and domains of the Western Princes. Wolves at the Door was...

Duration:00:54:06

The Erciyes Fragments - Episode 138

10/4/2019
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Welcome! We’re back with another Vampire: the Dark Ages review. This week, we explore The Erciyes Fragments. Meant to be an in-game prop, the Fragments tell an alternative perspective on the book of Nod: Potentially that of Caine’s himself. This beautifully written book of Noddist Prophesy will be a welcome addition to any vampire game, past or present. The Erciyes Fragments was written by C.S. Friedman and published on December 6th, 1999 by White Wolf Publishing. ”Maybe if he hadn’t...

Duration:01:10:24

Fountains of Bright Crimson - Episode 137

9/27/2019
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Hello all! We are back with another review for your listening pleasure! This week, we take a deep dive into Fountains of Bright Crimson, a story for Vampire: the Dark Ages. FoBC explores the madness that lies just below the surface of Jerusalem in the wake of the Weeks of Blood. This supplement is intended to be a standalone story for your Vampire: the Dark Ages chronicle. Fountains of Bright Crimson was written by Ree Soesbee and published August 9th, 1999 by White Wolf Publishing.

Duration:00:50:21

Chicago by Night, The Sacrifice - Episode 136

9/20/2019
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In this episode, we are joined by Klara Horskjær Herbøl and Matthew Dawkins to talk about the new actual Play podcast by Red Moon Roleplaying, Chicago by Night, The Sacrifice. We chat about V5, Lasombra, contributing to the meta plot of our favorite games, the ups and downs of podcasting and storytelling and a bunch more. Klara Horskjær Herbøl is a freelance writer who has contributed to, Vampire the Masquerade Chicago by Night (The Chronicle "The Sacrifice"), Changeling: The Dreaming -...

Duration:01:44:56

New Moon Rising - Episode 6

9/19/2019
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in this episode of New Moon Rising, we are finally introduced to Venture Anarch, Jamie. This young Ventrue faces a unique struggle existing around Chicago. This evening, Jamie finds a strange guest waiting for him when he rises for the evening and an invitation he has no choice but to accept. How will clan and tradition impact the Anarchs of Chicago, and how deep do personal loyalties run?

Duration:00:51:14

Clanbook: Salubri - Episode 135

9/13/2019
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Their founder has been murdered and the clan has now scattered to the four winds. They are hunted by a cabal of usurpers and betrayed at every turn. Through every hardship, they seek unity and peace between spirit and beast. The tale of the Salubri is one of hardship, betrayal and purpose. Join us as we explore the hidden secrets of Saulot’s brood, their unique nature and history, and what is to become of them in the modern nights. Clanbook: Salubri is a clanbook for Vampire: the Dark Ages...

Duration:01:16:21

Cainite Heresy - Episode 134

9/6/2019
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The Cainite Heresy spread corruption and blasphemy like slowly growing roots through the Dark Medieval church. Was the ultimate goal salvation or destruction? Did their Gehenna ever come? In this episode, we review the 1999 release, Cainite Heresy, published by Black Dog Game Factory. This title details the twisted nature of the Cainite Heresy, their goals, rituals, history and everything else you’ll need to include these Blasphemers in your Vampire: the Dark Ages chronicle… and...

Duration:00:47:11

Wolves of the Sea - Episode 133

8/30/2019
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This week, we review Wolves of the Sea. This sourcebook for Vampire: the Dark Ages explores the Nordic, Viking, and Einherjar culture. Additionally, it introduces new vampiric ideals, abilities, backgrounds, systems, roads and more. From White Wolf Wiki: From out of the north they come, relics of centuries past but deadlier than anything that has ever sailed the seas. For even in the enlightened year of 1197, when true Vikings are just a bloody rumor of the past, there are still knorrs...

Duration:00:54:23

Jerusalem by Night - Episode 132

8/23/2019
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We’re back to Dark Ages this week with our review of the city sourcebook, Jerusalem by Night. At the crossroads between good and evil, where the crusades meet their violent conclusion, you have Jerusalem. An ancient, holy city cherished and coveted by the three major religions of the world, Jerusalem can never be possessed by anyone - kine or cainite - for long. Jerusalem by Night was written by Jen Clodius, Todd Satogata, James A. Moore, and Janet Berliner (Original Fiction) and published...

Duration:00:52:00

Vampire: the Masquerade Chapters - Episode 131

8/16/2019
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In this episode, we sit down with Thomas Filippi of Flyos Games to talk about the upcoming storytelling board game, Vampire: the Masquerade Chapters. We dig into the story elements of Vampire: the Masquerade, going from fan to creator, and what goes in to the development of a game set in the World of Darkness. Vampire: The Masquerade – CHAPTERS is a story-driven role-playing board game. This unique combination of playable elements delivers an unforgettable adventure for 1-4 players with...

Duration:00:53:17

New Moon Rising - Episode 5

8/15/2019
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In this episode, we are introduced to Felix, a refugee from the Sabbat, and I member of the Broken Chains gang.

Duration:02:00:46

Demon: the Fallen, LIVE - Episode 130

8/9/2019
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Hello all! In this episode, Bob and Nate sit down at their Gen Con meetup with a bunch of super cool listeners to review Demon: the Fallen corebook. In Demon: The Fallen, players assume the role of one of the rebel angels who defied their Creator for love of humanity and for their rebellion were cast into the Abyss, a prison hidden deep beneath the lands of the dead. Events in the modern world have made it possible for some of the fallen to escape their prison and return to the lands of...

Duration:00:47:34

Libellus Sanguinis 2 - Episode 129

8/2/2019
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Well, we kinda lied and said we wouldn’t have a podcast this Friday. Turns out, we recorded one anyways. This week, we take a dive into Libellus Sanguinis 2: Keepers of the Word. This sourcebook covers three clans of the Dark Ages: Toreador, Tremere, and Brujah. Book one details the Toreador of the Dark Ages, art in the Dark Medieval world, religion and the Courts of Love. Book two explores the Usurper clan’s attempt to be viewed as legitimate, their internal organization, spread across...

Duration:01:03:04

Teach Me How! - Episode 128

7/26/2019
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Hey Everybody, Nate here from 25 years of Vampire: the Masquerade podcast! As you may know, next week is Gen Con 2019! This is a huge event for us and for gaming in general. There’s a lot of planning involved to make the event come together for our podcast. We have friends and listeners coming in from all over the country and the world! Because of that, Bob and I were unable to do our regularly scheduled review of Libellus Sanguinis 2 this week. Have no fear though. I have gone through our...

Duration:01:23:13

Clanbook: Baali - Episode 127

7/19/2019
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Welcome back to our regularly scheduled podcast! We return from Transylvania to review everyone’s FAVORITE clanbook! That’s right, we go deep (all puns intended) and review the Baali! Like all Black Dog books, this one is highly contentious, offensive, and covers topics and themes many will find offensive. We do our best to cover the book without running off the rails. Clanbook Baali was written by Sven Skoog and Lucian Soulban for Black Dog Game Factory and Published by White Wolf...

Duration:01:24:06

New Moon Rising - Episode 4

7/16/2019
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In this episode, our Anarchs go back to the club to recuperate after their conversation with the local Ministry doesn’t go how everyone wants it. The coterie regroups, gets a new vehicle, and heads back to Club Synn the Next evening to do more investigating and hopefully talk to Mama Polari as well.

Duration:02:40:58

Transylvania Chronicles IV - Episode 126

7/12/2019
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In this episode, we conclude our in-depth review of the Transylvania saga. The final book brings us into the height of the Victorian Age and beyond into the modern nights. The final prophesy of Gehenna is realized in blood and fire! After 800 years, your characters must discover the plans for the end of the world and stop them - or usher in the end of days. Transylvania Chronicles IV was written by Brian Campbell, Jackie Cassada, and Nicky Rea and published on February 3rd, 2000 by White...

Duration:01:27:46

Transylvania Chronicles III - Episode 125

7/8/2019
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In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the third volume of the Transylvania Chronicles. This story touches on three important events of (now) kindred culture and history as the world moves ever-forward unto Gehenna. The Transylvania Chronicles are a four-part chronicle that puts your players in formative roles in the events of Cainite history. From the formation of the Tremere clan to the creation of the Camarilla and Sabbat, to the war against the demon, Kapala, you’ll stand against...

Duration:01:21:48

Transylvania Chronicles II - Episode 124

6/28/2019
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In this episode, Nate and Bob dig deeper into the Transylvania Chronicles with part two: Son of the Dragon. In this book, our players are introduced to Vlad the Impaler, Son of the Dragon, and the political upheaval surrounding him. Also, we learn about the formation of two major sects of vampires. The Transylvania Chronicles are a four-part chronicle that puts your players in formative roles in the events of Cainite history. From the formation of the Tremere clan to the creation of the...

Duration:01:55:22

Transylvania Chronicles I - Episode 123

6/21/2019
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In this episode, Nate and Bob discuss the first of the Transylvania Chronicles. The Transylvania Chronicles are a four-part chronicle that puts your players in formative roles in the events of Cainite history. From the formation of the Tremere clan to the creation of the Camarilla and Sabbat, to the war against the demon, Kapala, you’ll stand against the tide of destiny and the final nights. Transylvania Chronicles I: Dark Tides Rising was written by Brian Campbell and Nicky Rea published...

Duration:01:10:35