Mike calls Pete, a resident of the future, and gets ready to discuss the numerous articles and ebooks covering Cyberpunk, the World of Darkness, and Chronicles of Darkness. First up is World of Future Darkness, an article in White Wolf Magazine #36, giving you rules and setting advice to crossover Cyberpunk 2020 and Vampire: the Masquerade. Then they cover Mirrors: Bleeding Edge, a generic cyberpunk ebook for Chronicles of Darkness.
Venice Unmasked is a source book for Changeling: the Lost.
“It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.” Erica Jong
Venice is a unique city for the Lost. It is the fairy tale city, a city of mirrors, and a city of inversion. The Carneval rules all, even the Gentry. Slave becomes master, master becomes slave, and the Lost take back their mortal flesh.
Within is an extensive history of Venice, both real and Fae. There is a detailed look at the Court of Carnival, the roles within this unique court, plus new rules and powers. Furthermore there are 30+ characters provided for use in your Venice chronicle, including Fae, Hobgoblins and Charlatans. Finally there are a few story seeds to get you started.
Venice Unmasked is created for Changeling: the Lost 1st edition, though the setting and characters are still applicable for 2nd edition, and in future an update of rules and characteristics will be provided. This book is also filled with story hooks and ideas that an be used in Vampire, Geist, Mage and Mummy.
This is a full rebuild of the book that was released over 5 years ago, featuring official and original art.
Also The Hunger Within will be on sale later today for a week. Watch this space!
What begins as a simple, farcical April Fool's review ends with Chigg and Mike failing some Sanity checks, losing Maximum Humanity, and facing their own Hubris. Get ready for Nightlife, an Urban Horror Role-playing Game published at some undisclosed time in the Nineteen Nineties...
This episode was inspired by the System Mastery podcast, whose host Jef recently wound up in a U.S. hospital without insurance (he gave his insurance to his baby daughter instead). Please consider helping him with the exorbitant medical bills: Bit.ly/livingmastery
Mike, Chris, and Chigg are joined by Matt Webb of Jackalope Live Action Studios to discuss the upcoming Cyberpunk: Night City LARP! Matt explains the vision for the live action game, the unique venue they've chosen, and the incredible rules and set design that will make Cyberpunk come alive.
Mike, Chris, and Chigg are joined by LARP luminary Matt Webb to explore the setting basics of Cyberpunk 2020. This classic roleplaying game codifies the character roles of game structure of cyberpunk gaming decades later, and holds up as an entertaining and challenging roleplaying experience. The team discusses the setting's style, Night City, corporations, and edgerunner characters, while teasing future episodes on the Jackelope Cyberpunk: Night City LARP and a review of World of Future Darkness.
Following the exploration of Kindred of the East's setting last week, Mike, Chris, and Chigg create a Kuei-Jin player character, Mapuana, and discuss the character creation process and rules for this sourcebook. Spoiler Alert: Chris and Chigg like the game better after learning the rules. :p
Darker Days is testing out a new format, please let us know what you think!
Join the Darker Days team for Episode #100! Mike, Chris, and Chigg tackle the most hotly demanded book from the past 99 episodes... Kindred of the East! The team focuses solely on Kindred of the East's Middle Kingdom setting, exploring the monstrous creation of the Second Breath, the stabilizing nature of the Dharmic Paths, and ponder what the intended game structure is supposed to be. Get ready for some crossover discussion, with a lot of ideas thrown around for Vampire, Mage, Wraith, and Mummy.
Darker Days is testing out a new format, and next week's episode will include a detailed Kindred of the East character creation. Please let us know what you think of the new format.
Live from PAX Unplugged, Mike is joined by Vampire: the Requiem developer Danielle Lauzon! The two discuss the growth of PAX, the resurgence of Vampire: the Requiem, Danielle's extensive resume, and some of her rad upcoming work for Chronicles of Darkness, particularly for Mage: the Awakening!