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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

Chaining the Beast - Episode 89

8/17/2018
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This week, Nate and Bob take a dive into what is considered by some to be the definitive guide to Paths of Enlightenment. This revised books is the first to collect "all" the current Paths into one, simple guide. From the standard paths, all the way to the obscure and heretical paths, Chaining the Beast puts the sum of vampiric morality in the palm of your hands. Chaining the Beast was written by Gavin Bennett, Trevor Chase and James Kiley and released June 30th, 2003 for White Wolf...

Duration:00:45:19

Succubus Club: Dead Man's Party - Episode 88

8/10/2018
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In this episode, the fellas get back to work, bringing you brand new reviews of old books. This week, we review the oft-forgotten sleeper, "Succubus Club: Dead Man's Party," from 2003. This books gives kindred and cainites alike the skinny on how and why to throw an event. More than just a party, the social event is the crux of unlife in modern society. Additionally, this book explores the popup nightclub known as the "Succubus Club." This book was Written by: Richard Chillot and...

Duration:00:49:44

Gen Con Meetup Extravaganza - Episode 87

8/10/2018
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In this episode, Bob and Nate sit down with the Jackalope LARP folks to chat about LARP, awesome books, Sabbat and the Night in Question. What's "The Night in Question?" Well, funny you should ask... Psst. Did you know that we reward some of our Patreon backers with an online vampire game called, Curse of Caine? If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do, click one of the links below: Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Join us at our Patreon Donate to our...

Duration:00:46:45

1st Edition: Revisited - Episode 86

7/27/2018
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In this very normal episode, Bob and Nate honor the release of V5 by going back in time and reviewing a few 1st edition books we missed. What did we miss? First, we talk about 17-page module, Blood Nativity. This story serves as an introduction to Vampire: the Masquerade and was published by Atlas Games in 1991 for White Wolf. We have briefly mentioned this in previous podcasts, but we get a bit deeper in this review. Next, we discuss the 36-page module, Blood Bond, also from 1991. This...

Duration:01:09:31

Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition - Episode 85

7/26/2018
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In this episode, Nate and Bob take a deep dive into the upcoming 5th Edition of the classic Vampire: the Masquerade. In an unprecedented achievement, White Wolf has returned to their Classic World of Darkness and Utility Muffin Labs has gotten early access to review and discuss this reintroduction to an old friend. Nate and Bob talk about a great deal of the new history, rules, character creation and systems of V5, and still hardly scratch the surface of what's included in this beautiful,...

Duration:02:59:47

KotEK Part 2 - Episode 84

7/13/2018
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In this episode, Nate and Bob discuss part two of the Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Sourcebook. This sourcebook details the culture and society of the Laibon; the kindred of the African continent. We talk a little bit about or upcoming plans to review V5, the new edition of Vampire: the Masquerade, coming in August. Also, make sure you get your ticket for our meet up event at Gen Con! Link below!!! This book was written by Justin Achilli, Jason Feldstein, Joddie Gray, Will Hindmarch, Ari...

Duration:01:01:57

Kindred of Ebony Kingdom PART 1 - Episode 83

7/6/2018
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In this episode, Nate and Bob discuss the Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Sourcebook. This sourcebook details the culture and society of the Laibon; the kindred of the African continent. Also, this review will be split into two parts. In this first episode, we whet our whistle for the Laibon, as well as 'soapbox' for a large portion of the podcast. Next episode, we will dig deeper into the culture, character creation, disciplines and more of the book. This book was written by Justin...

Duration:01:03:29

Counsel of Primogen - Episode 82

6/29/2018
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In this episode, Nate and Bob review the 2003 Camarilla Sourcebook, “Counsel of Primogen.” This book takes a deep look at the grand, powerful and often misunderstood coterie of elders. This book focuses on both playing them as characters and using them as allies and antagonists. This book was written by Kraig Blackwelder, Christopher Gunning, Ari Marmell and Cynthia Summers and developed by Justin Achilli for White Wolf Studios on March 3rd, 2003. Psst. Did you know that we reward some of...

Duration:00:58:55

Caine's Chosen: the Black Hand - Episode 81

6/22/2018
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In this episode, Nate and Bob review the sourcebook for the Sabbat Sub-sect, the Black Hand. Gone are the days of the "True Hand," and all shits given have left with them. Today, we look at a mysterious group of mystical assassins who await the rapidly approaching Ghenna to take their place besides Caine. Like many other Vampire: the Masquerade books, Caine's Chosen is presented from many different sources and perspectives. This allows the book to have a healthy dose of subjectivity and...

Duration:00:35:08

State of Grace - Episode 80

6/15/2018
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In this episode, Bob and Nate discuss the 2002 release, State of Grace. This release is part of the "Year of the Damned" event, which culminated in the release of the Demon: the Fallen game imprint. Other books included in the event are: World of Darkness: Mafia, Kindred of the East - Heresies of the Way, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Possessed, Hunter: The Reckoning - Fall From Grace, Dark Ages: Inquisitor Rulebook, and Demon: The Fallen Rulebook. This book is a sourcebook for religion...

Duration:00:39:49

Cairo by Night - Episode 79

6/8/2018
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In this episode, Nate and Bob discuss and review the city sourcebook published in 2002, Cairo by Night. Cairo is an ancient, massive, mysterious and deeply misunderstood city that predates both vampire sects combined. This book will both enrich your knowledge and challenge your conventions about Vampire: the Masquerade. This Sourcebook is part of the Year of the Scarab theme for 2001, and was part of a tie in with the release of Mummy: the Resurrection. Other books in the line...

Duration:00:56:06

Encyclopaedia Vampirica - Episode 78

6/1/2018
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In this episode of 25 Years of Vampire: the Masquerade, we take about the in-game (and excellent OOC resource) prop, Encyclopaedia Vampirica. This book was "written" by a number of kindred luminaries from the World of Darkness. As such, there is no further info about the real-world authors. Psst. Did you know that we reward some of our Patreon backers with an online vampire game called, Curse of Caine? It's ONE YEAR OLD TODAY!!! If you want to reach out to us, chat or support what we do,...

Duration:00:37:18

Havens of the Damned - Episode 77

5/25/2018
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In this episode, we don't skimp on the reviews just because this is our second episode of the day. We review, "Havens of the Damned." I mean, what else can we say here? Just listen to the podcast, Jack! Psst. Did you know that we reward some of our Patreon backers with an online vampire game called, Curse of Caine? Even if you don't want to play (which deeply saddens me), there are links to the server so you can hang out, read some V:tM role-play, and make new friends! If you want to...

Duration:00:41:18

The Night in Question - Episode 76

5/25/2018
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In this episode, we depart from our normal routine of strict reviews and do an interview! That’s right, in this episode we interview Matthew Webb from Jackalope LARP about the upcoming White Wolf Vampire: the Masquerade LARP, The Night in Question. This event is a massive, splatter punk style, Blockbuster larp event being held Saturday, November 17th, 2018 outside of Austin, TX. Check out the links below for more info: The Night in Question Jackalope LARP on Twitter Jackalope LARP...

Duration:01:04:44

Archons and Templars - Episode 75

5/18/2018
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In this episode, we talk about one of the better White Wolf revised edition books, Archons and Templars. Archons & Templars is a sourcebook for the martial arm of the Camarilla and Sabbat. It includes details on the history and formation of both roles, as well as character creation and storytelling information. Archons and Templars was written by Ari Marmell, Sarah Roark and Janet Trautvetter and developed by Justin Achilli for White Wolf Publishing and released April 15th, 2002. Psst....

Duration:00:54:48

Guide to the Anarchs - Episode 74

5/11/2018
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In this episode, we talk about the 2002 release, "Guide to the Anarchs." This book details the history, practices and methods of the Anarch Movement up to the Revised Edition of the game. Learn about the rise and fall of the movement, as well as how the sub-sect has responded to the fall of the Anarch Free States. The Guide to the Anarchs was Written by: Justin Achilli, Carl Bowen, Noah Dudley, John Goff, Geoffrey Grabowski, Michael Mearls and Astrid Mosler and published March 18th, 2002...

Duration:00:55:16

Blood Sacrifice: The Thaumaturgy Companion - Episode 73

5/4/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the idea of canonical characters, as well as, the "Blood Sacrifice - The Thaumaturgy Companion." This book contains additional paths of thaumaturgy not found in the original blood magic book. Blood Sacrifice focuses on other, non-Hermetic forms of blood sorcery. The book features the disciplines of Akhu (Setite sorcery), Dur-An-Ki (Assamite sorcery), Sadhana (Indian blood magic), and Wanga (Vodoun blood magic), and introduces the Tlacique bloodline and their...

Duration:00:34:20

Clanbook: Lasombra Revised - Episode 72

4/20/2018
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In this episode, we save the best for last, maybe? I guess than depends on your opinion about the Lasombra clan. Anyways, we find it enjoyable and hope to impart some of that upon you! This book delves into the clan's relationship with the Sabbat, the supernatural command of the Abyss, and Lasombra's roots in the Mediterranean and connection with the sea. This book was written by Bruce Baugh with development by Justin Achilli and released December 26th, 2001 for White Wolf...

Duration:00:46:53

Mexico City by Night - Episode 71

4/13/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the city sourcebook for the capital of Sabbat, Mexico City. Known as "Black Babylon," this book is a must-have for any storyteller looking to take their players into the depths of the Sabbat. It was written by Written By: Philippe R. Boulle, Dean Shomshack and Lucien Soulban on August 5th, 2002 for White Wolf Studios. We will be taking a short vacation the weekend of April 27th - 29th. We will not be publishing any podcasts that week. Enjoy Spring Break! *Some...

Duration:01:03:58

New York by Night - Episode 70

4/6/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the city sourcebook, New York by Night. This book details the ongoing war between the Camarilla and the Sabbat for New York City. New York by Night was Written and developed by Justin Achilli. It was published November 21st, 2001 by White Wolf Publishing Psst. Did you know that we reward some of our Patreon backers with an online vampire game called, Curse of Caine? Even if you don't want to play (which deeply saddens me), there are links to the server so you...

Duration:00:48:24