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 “Classic World of Darkness Games Ranked from Worst to Best”
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 “What Your Preferred Clan in Vampire the Masquerade Says About You”
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 The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth I am joined by Shelby and Chey and we discuss the Worst Clans and Bloodlines of Vampire the Masquerade. Shelby had a few problems with her mic so be prepared for that.
So as I have discussed in detail the game of Vampire the Masquerade as well as to a lesser extent the other games from the World of Darkness mythos. But I have not discussed in any great detail the spin offs that the games have created. White Wolf Publishing is no strangers to other forums of media when it comes to their product. Nope, the roleplaying company has found new ground in the realms of television and video games. Most of which have been hit and miss… Well a lot more miss than hit as some have been rather appalling and almost all of them have slipped into obscurity. Kindred: The Embraced was absolute trash that I will review some day in the future and few people, even WoD fans knows that there is a Hunter: The Reckoning video game series or a game called Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption even exist. But out of all of these games and TV Shows there is one bright and shining gem of the series that tends to be heralded as a fantastic game by fans, critics, and non-fans alike and that is Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. The game that truly portrays the gritty and gothic punk atmosphere of its source material, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines brings the World of Darkness to life while keeping it in the fun and immersive world of Los Angeles complete with excellent RPG and level up mechanics. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines”