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 Design Diary: Madison By Night for Storytellers Vault Posted: Mon, 04 Dec 19:05:33  
Blogs, modern-horror, vampires

Available from Storytellers Vault
    When I was approached about writing up the city I live in as a stretch goal for the Vampire: the Masquerade book Anarchs Unbound, I was thrilled. It was my first chance to contribute -- in a meaningful, but small way -- to the World of Darkness setting. My write-up was a side-bar, really -- only about a thousand words -- but the offer was made to me with a very short deadline in mind -- less than a week, in fact -- from accepting the job to turning over my completed draft. Once completed, I knew that there was more to this story, and I wanted the chance to expand on that very basic summary.
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     Legacy of Lies V20 Dark Ages Jumpstart Preview Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 19:21:37  
    News, dark ages vampire, jumpstart
    Legacy of Lies is a jumpstart for the Vampire The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Dark Ages Edition corebook. This standalone jumpstart is a taste to whet your vampiric appetite. It includes: • Basic rules for players and Storytellers • Introduction to the V20 Dark Ages setting • Introductory adventure • Characters for players and Storytellers Though […]
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     GURPS Horror Now Available at DriveThruRPG.com Posted: Sun, 19 Nov 14:28:07  
    Features, GURPS, horror
    Did you know that Steve Jackson Games GURPS corebooks and supplements are now available on DriveThruRPG.com? The publisher has recently uploaded several new titles, and there’s one supplement in particular we were happy to see: GURPS Horror Fourth Edition. GURPS Horror Fourth Edition is the latest incarnation of one of the most popular GURPS supplements […]
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     Onyx Path gets Lost with Changeling 2nd Edition Posted: Tue, 14 Nov 17:31:48  
    Features, onyx path
    There will be dragons and there will be sirens and there will be all the armies of the otherworld sent to bring you back. But you will slay them and you will shun them and you will stand on the battlements of your fortress as they break against your walls of thorn and iron. You will be free. You know the stories. The hero leaves his village on a terrifying journey, or the waif finds her way through the cold, dark woods. In the end, they kill the giant or shove the witch in an oven. But what happens next?
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     The Tipping Point of the Zombie Craze Posted: Sun, 22 Oct 15:02:56  
    Features, modern-horror, zombies
    The Tipping Point of the Zombie Craze The zombie genre, like all trends, waxes and wanes as excellent titles by talented people are drowned out by the cascading wave of others merely attempting to capitalize on the trend. It isn’t exactly difficult to understand why the undead find themselves coming and going through our collective consciousness, the themes and moods lend themselves to horrors and fears that have become all but ingrained into our very being. From the panic of diseases to the mutually assured annihilation of the species, the premise plays on the primal fears of the human experience.
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     Live, fight, and love on Mars, talking about Cavaliers of Mars with Rose Bailey Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 20:16:47  
    Features, Game Designers, Interviews
    The Cavaliers of Mars Kickstarter is hurtling toward its final hours and we had the chance to catch up with developer Rose Bailey for a few quick questions about this new project as part of Onyx Path Publishing's Many Worlds. One Path. line-up of excellent RPGs. Cavaliers of Mars Kickstarter is a swashbuckling adventure setting from Rose Bailey, longtime developer of Vampire: The Requiem and other World of Darkness titles. Cavaliers draws inspiration from pulp fantasy and historical fiction, adding a modern edge and an exotic setting.
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     Understanding the Undead Posted: Sun, 15 Oct 17:48:43  
    Features, kickstarter, zombies
    As we (that is, Michelle Lyons-McFarland, co-owner of Growling Door Games, and I) started to plan out our proposed sourcebooks for Chill 3rd Edition, I noticed that one thing the 2nd Edition had promised but never produced was a book called The Living Dead. We started thinking about how that might work with our vision of Chill, and we realized that, if you'll pardon a bit of metaphor, grave dirt is fertile soil for horror. In planning out the book, though, I realized a couple of very important things, and they both stemmed from the same thought: the undead are ghosts with bodies. Before I get to the two epiphanies I had about outlining and writing the book, let's unpack that thought a little.
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     New for Artists! Make Art Not War Challenge eBook Debuts Posted: Sat, 07 Oct 16:29:12  
    News, drivethrufiction, ebook
    Make Art Not War Challenge eBookBack in December of 2016, I started an initiative to help artists focus on making art anticipating an awful four years of politics and distractions. Making art is part of who we are, what we do, and how many of us earn a living (or part thereof). I am pleased to announce the release of Make Art Not War Challenge: Rules, Essays, and 31 Creative Prompts. This eBook is available in multiple file formats through DriveThruFiction.com in Nook (ePub), Kindle (Mobi), and PDF formats.
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     A Haunting Classic and an Amazon Original Posted: Thu, 28 Sep 23:19:13  
    Articles, classic mystery, historical fiction
    Picnic at Hanging RockWritten in 1967 by Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock is a historical fiction novel and ghost story set in a girls' boarding school located in Australia. A critically-acclaimed movie based on the book was made in 1975 by Peter Weir. Now, this literary classic slated to be a reimagining of Picnic at Hanging Rock. In 2018, it will be released as an Amazon mini-series starring Natalie Dormer from HBO's Game of Thrones. Penguin Classics has just released a new edition of Picnic at Hanging Rock, with an introduction by novelist Maile Meloy. The story was Joan Lindsay's debut as a novelist at age 70, and is considered to be one of Australia's greatest literary works. Set in a Victorian 1900, the plot circles around the disappearance of three girls who attended Appleyard College for Young Ladies. The mystery, deftly told, is only the beginning of the story behind this book, however. Lindsay, who wrote the novel in less than two weeks, blurs the line between fantasy and reality, never revealing whether or not these young ladies were real people who disappeared or if they were figments of her imagination.
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     Face Madness and Corruption… Alone! Cthulhu Confidential from Pelgrane Press Posted: Sat, 23 Sep 15:15:26  
    News, cthulhu, gumshoe
    Face Madness and Corruption… Alone! Langston Wright is an African-American war veteran and scholar in WW2-era Washington, DC. Vivian Sinclair is The New York Herald's most determined scoop-hound in 1930s NYC. And Dex Raymond is a hard-boiled private detective with a nose for trouble in 1930s Los Angeles. Each is a lone investigator, equipped with smarts, fists, and just maybe a code of honor, uncovering their town's secret truths. But what happens when you scratch the veneer of human malfeasance to reveal an eternal evil—the malign, cosmic indifference of HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos?
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     Canals on Mars? Check out the Cavaliers of Mars Kickstarter! Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 20:39:16  
    Articles, kickstarter, onyx path
    Return now to dying Mars in its last age of glory. A planet of flashing swords and choking sands, of winking courtesans and lantern-lit canal cities. Mars, where fortune and heartbreak are two sides of the same obsidian chit, where lost cities and dry oceans stretch between the last bastions of civilization. Where the First Martians, the monument-builders, are but a haunted memory. Where the Red Martians become decadent and reckless in their last days. Where the Pale Martians rule the wastes, remembering a history whose weight would crush a lesser people.
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     Sign Up for the Parliament of Shadows Posted: Tue, 12 Sep 14:25:46  
    Events, News, LARP
    For as long as Vampire: The Masquerade has existed, members of the Camarilla have influenced politicians the world over to exact their schemes. Now, you can play a vampire or ghoul caught between making decisions for yourself, your coterie, and your clan in the Parliament of Shadows. This unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience employs the setting of White Wolf Entertainment's upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition in a LARP set in the European Parliament. The rules employed will be a bespoke system heavily focused on social interaction and intrigue.
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