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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

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. If you like our podcast and you’d like to support us, think about backing us on Patreon. We offer a ton of rewards like additional podcasts only available to our patrons, T-Shirts, stickers,...

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

New Moon Rising - Episode 3

6/7/2019
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In this episode, we wrap up our first game session with a trip to church… in the form of The Ministry of the New Moon. In the last decade there has been a bit of a schism in the clan many refer to as the “Setites.” A faction of Followers broke away from their parent clan and petitioned for membership in the Camarilla. After apparently being rejected, the so-called “Ministry of the New Moon” have now made their home in the Anarch Movement. They believe that Set exists within themselves and...

Duration:01:15:57

Transylvania by Night Pt. 2 - Episode 122

6/7/2019
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In this episode, we conclude our review of Transylvania by Night. This is part two of our multi-part series on Transylvania and the Transylvania Chronicles. Next week, we will not publish an episode due to travel and time constraints. In two weeks, we return with the beginning of our review of the Transylvania Chronicles volumes I-IV. Transylvania by Night was published October, 1997 by White Wolf Publishing and written by Brian Campbell and Nicky Rea. If you like our podcast and you’d...

Duration:01:14:47

Transylvania by Night Pt. 1 - Episode 121

5/31/2019
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In this episode, we give a general overview and basic review of the Dark Ages sourcebook, Transylvania by Night. This is part one of our multi-part series on Transylvania and the Transylvania Chronicles. We will bring you part two in two weeks, followed by an overview on the Transylvania Chronicles volumes I-IV. Transylvania by Night was published October, 1997 by White Wolf Publishing and written by Brian Campbell and Nicky Rea. If you like our podcast and you’d like to support us, think...

Duration:00:59:15

Three Pillars - Episode 120

5/24/2019
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In this episode, we discuss Three Pillars, which examines the three branches of Dark Medieval society - the nobility, the clergy, and the peasantry – and how they have been adapted and corrupted by Cainites. Included in this book is further details about Italy, Europe's most dynamic region at the time. This book was written by Lea Crowe, Tom deMayo, Eric J. Griffin, Michael Lee and published October 1st, 1997 by White Wolf Publishing. If you like our podcast and you’d like to support us,...

Duration:01:25:12

New Moon Rising - Episode 2

5/24/2019
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New Moon Rising is an Anarch game that takes place in the Chicagoland area around Gary, the Chicago suburbs, and Madison, Wisconsin. This game takes place in ‘current’ day Chicago, as in, 2019. Welcome to episode 2 on our V20 actual play, New Moon rising. In this episode, our Anarch coterie step into Camarilla territory to feed. They find themselves at a punk rock club on Chicago’s North Side, but something else seems to be amiss in the city. If you like our podcast and you’d like to...

Duration:01:15:54

Clash of Wills - Episode 119

5/17/2019
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In this episode, we review “Clash of Wills” for Vampire: the Dark Ages. Clash of Wills is a self-contained supplement that can be easily added to a current chronicle or played as a single event story. It is a story of politics, violence and intrigue in Dark, Medieval England. It was written by Steve Miller for White Wolf and published August 1, 1997. If you like our podcast and you’d like to support us, think about backing us on Patreon. We offer a ton of rewards like additional podcasts...

Duration:00:49:25

Libellus Sanguinis 1, Part 2 - Episode 118

5/10/2019
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Click here to purchase from DrivethruRPG and help our show! Hello, friends. We’re back with the second and final part of our review of Libellus Sanguinis 1: Masters of the State. In this episode, we talk about the Tzimisce and Ventrue and their place in Dark Medieval Europe and beyond. Next week, we return with Clash of Wills. This book was written by Craig Bolin, Richard E. Dansky, and Robert Hatch and developed by Justin Achilli for White Wolf Publishing. Libellus Sanguinis 1: Masters of...

Duration:01:19:32

Libellus Sanguinis 1, Part 1 - Episode 117

5/3/2019
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In this episode, we discuss Libellus Sanguinis 1: Masters of the State. Masters of the State gives players and storytellers details on the three clans of nobility in the Dark Ages - the Lasombra, the Tzimisce, and the Ventrue. We manage to cover one third of the material in this book. We will be back next week for part two. This book was written by Craig Bolin, Richard E. Dansky, and Robert Hatch and developed by Justin Achilli for White Wolf Publishing. Libellus Sanguinis 1: Masters of the...

Duration:01:01:03

New Moon Rising - Episode 1

4/26/2019
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In what I consider a back-door pilot, we bring you the first episode of New Moon Rising - A Vampire: the Masquerade actual play. Using the V20 rules for gameplay, we have adopted (or assumed) some V5 plot lines as well. New Moon Rising is an Anarch game that takes place in the Chicagoland area around Gary, the Chicago suburbs, and Madison, Wisconsin. This game takes place in ‘current’ day Chicago, as in, 2019. For more on the details of the game, check out or Blog! We hope you like this...

Duration:01:21:10

Liege, Lord and Lackey - Episode 116

4/20/2019
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it's a secret to everybody. Master using it and you can have this. Here's our review of Liege, Lord and Lackey, the 1997 Dark Ages title coinciding with the Year of the Ally theme. This book details service in Dark Medieval Europe, as well as those that serve. Year of the Ally was a World of Darkness event consisting of 6 books detailing the mortal (-ish) allies of the supernatural. This book was written by Jason Carl, Tom deMayo, Michael Lee, and Wendy Soss and published June 1st, 1997...

Duration:00:47:11

Dark Ages Companion - Episode 115

4/12/2019
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Bob and Nate discuss the first major supplement for the original Vampire: the Dark Ages line - Dark Ages Companion. This book details some of the unique bloodlines of the Dark Ages, it expands information on the Roads which all Cainites follow, it also gives insight into life in Dark Medieval Europe and various beliefs of the day. Dark Ages Companion was written by Andrew Bates, Jackie Cassada, Ken Cliffe, Richard Dansky, Robert Hatch, Michael Lee, Nicky Rea, Sion Rodriguez y Gibson, Ethan...

Duration:01:23:34

Clanbook: Cappadocian - Episode 114

3/29/2019
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After some investigation into the release dates of the early Dark Ages books, we discovered that Clanbook: Cappadocian was up next! Welcome to it. This edition tells the story of the rise and eventual fall of the clan that would span the reviled Giovanni clan. This book was written after the creation of the Giovanni, and as such is the first real details into their origins outside of Giovanni material. This book was written by Justin Achilli and published March of 1997 by White Wolf...

Duration:00:55:03

Constantinople by Night - Episode 113

3/22/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the first city sourcebook for Vampire: the Masquerade - Constantinople by Night. Constantinople is one of the richest and most powerful cities of the Dark Medieval era. This book was written by Philippe Boulle, Joshua Mosqueira-Asheim, and Lucien Soulban and published in 1996 for White Wolf Game Studios. If you like our podcast and you’d like to support us, think about backing us on Patreon. We offer a ton of rewards like additional podcasts only available to our...

Duration:00:57:21

Book of Storyteller Secrets - Episode 112

3/15/2019
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In this episode, Bob and Nate take a look at the Book of Storyteller Secrets for Vampire: the Dark Ages. This sourcebook collects information for storytellers left out of the corebook such as an atlas of Dark Medieval Europe, a plethora of Storytelling tips for running your own Dark Ages game, and rules for ghouls, antagonists, magical weapons and mythical beasts found in Dark Medieval Europe. This book was written by Wade Racine, Matt Burke, and J.D. Wiker for White Wolf Game Studio and...

Duration:00:37:27

Vampire: The Dark Ages - Episode 111

3/8/2019
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Finally, we’re back at it with our very first Dark Ages review. I guess you could call it our second season. No? Regardless, this is a new chapter for our podcast and we’re glad to bring you all along with us. In this episode, we review the corebook for White Wolf’s Dark Ages line. Vampire: the Dark Ages takes place in the dark, medieval World of Darkness in 1197. Dark Ages represents the first of three historical game lines including Werewolf: The Wild West (1997), and Mage: The Sorcerer's...

Duration:01:48:38