This post was originally created for Project Derailed (with a slight addendum)
After my recent post about the soon release of Changeling the Dreaming’s 20 year anniversary, I thought to myself, “Self, why not write a post about all of the Classic World of Darkness games?” So that is what I set out to do. The great thing about the World of Darkness franchise is twofold: First, the game is set in modern time. You, as the storyteller and players, can build an entire game around your surroundings or even make a character based on yourself. Unlike fantasy games, it is easier to get lost in a world that you already live in, just with the addition of meta-humans like hunters, werewolves, vampires, and so forth. Second, is the diversity. If stalking in the night like a vampire isn’t your thing, then you can play as a vengeance seeking hunter who wants to rid the world of all the evil monsters. Maybe the dark and dreary world is too much for you, well why not go for Changeling? It is beautiful and much more lighthearted. Maybe you feel more connected with nature, then Werewolf is for you. Maybe you feel that Dungeons and Dragons wizards and sorcerers are too constrained by a spell list, well then play Mage where your powers are only limited by your imagination. Variety is certainly the spice of life and World of Darkness flaunts that as one of its best assets.
However… Not everyone of the games was solid. Tragically there were a few in the set that just didn’t work well and will be lost to the sands of time. So this list is to commemorate all of the games for their successes and their failings. This is every game of Classic World of Darkness ranked from worst to best. NOW! I do want to clarify that this list DOES NOT INCLUDE New World of Darkness. I’m not a fan of New World of Darkness and have stayed away from the game that I have seen to be a more muddled version of its far superior predecessors. So with that said, I will only include those that are officially recognized as apart of the “Classic World of Darkness” Set. Continue reading
I was sitting here thinking of two of my most popular articles. The first one was my best and worst clans from Vampire the Masquerade, which is still my most viewed article to this day, and what your D&D Class Says About You, which is right now in the top ten. With this being considered, I thought to myself, “Hell, let’s just combine them!” So this is me psychoanalyzing all of you once again with What Your Preferred Clan in Vampire the Masquerade says about you.
Basically, this is a series of observations, made by me, about my experience with playing Vampire the Masquerade and the people that I have played with. Knowing what a person enjoys playing the most says a lot about someone and where their general interests lie and this article is to commemorate that.
BUT before I get into this, let me set one ground rule. First and foremost, I will only be covering the thirteen main clans in Vampire the Masquerade. If you like playing a True Brujah, Cappadocian, or something like that for a modern day storyline, then basically you are a special snowflake who has a need to be special and different. No offense intended, but I don’t have time to write every clan and bloodline and I highly doubt that you want to read an internet article that could double as a doctoral dissertation. So with that said, let’s get into it. Continue reading
On the latest episode of V107 Roanoke by Night, AM/FM500 informs the city of Roanoke that tensions are brewing between the Camarilla, Anarchs, and Garou. There is also potential mage activity that has caused significant damage to Grandin Village.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you the second radio show style podcast, V107: Roanoke by Night! This game is based on the Classic World of Darkness mythos, in particular Vampire the Masquerade. It is set in the city of Roanoke Virginia and is going to be one hell of a listen. Please give it a go and like and subscribe for more from me!
On this episode of NTSOE I am joined by Chey, Erik, and Caitlin as the three of us talk about the pen and paper RPG World of Darkness, some of our favorite games, characters, LARPing, and more all around goofy nerdy things.