Classic World of Darkness: Jan-Aug 2015

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We just finished our Classic World of Darkness panel at Gen Con, where we covered the following:

January 2015

VTM – Lore of the Clans: This volume would revisit the Clans as a collection of mini-clanbooks, with each clan’s subsection arranged in the same format. Each Clan gets new story hooks, character concepts, and history. 240 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Deluxe Edition.

March 2015

WTA – Shattered Dreams: Presents the wars between the Garou and Fera, as well as the time before that. Invaluable for owners of Changing Breeds as well as W20. 264 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Deluxe Edition.

April 2015

VTM – The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra: Akin to the previous Guides to the Camarilla, Sabbat, and Anarchs, a sect book covering the True Black Hand. 240 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Deluxe Edition.

May 2015

MTAs – Victorian Mage: This book will cover the Victorian era with as much detail and respect for sources as Victorian Age: Vampire. VA: Mage will cover 1880 to 1897, building on the foundation of the Order of the Golden Dawn, and revealing the foundation of the modern Technocracy. 320 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Deluxe Edition.

July 2015

VTM – Beckett’s Jyhad Diary: Gives concrete advice on how to use Masquerade’s wealth of cool canon characters and exciting events in a V20 chronicle. Includes advice on how to run players through metaplot, as in Transylvania by Night or The Giovanni Chronicles. 160 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Deluxe Edition.

August 2015

WTA – Changing Ways: Explores the psychology of Garou as archetypal hunter and religious fanatic, the mindset of a character that wasn’t born among humans, and the strange and sometimes disturbing powers that our protagonists derive from the spirit world. 160 pages. PDF/PoD.

MTAs – Digital Web 3.0: The Digital Web for the new millennium. Explores the ins and outs of one of Mage’s most iconic features as a game of modern magick. 160 pages. PDF/PoD.

More information coming to our Current Projects pages soon.

  49 comments for “Classic World of Darkness: Jan-Aug 2015

  1. PookaKnight
    August 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    That all looks incredibly cool! But I do have to ask…. Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition?

    • Michael
      August 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      There was also a lot of talk of Wraith V20 in recent months…
      But seriously, this all sounds wonderful. Although my particular interests lay with the Mage books. which sound more then intriguing.

    • Stew
      August 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Any new anniversary editions would come out after August 2015, so they’re not here.

    • SamuraiMujuru
      August 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      I’d totally back a Changeling 20 Kickstart

      • Pholtus
        August 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm

        Pretty sure that Mage 20 would have to be out and Wraith 20 would have to be pretty far along before they will announce Changeling 20. Seems that they jumped the gun a tad by announcing Wraith last Gen Con and it is still a while off so….

        • PookaKnight
          August 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

          Wraith got announced at last year’s GenCon, Mage the GenCon before that, and Werewolf the GenCon before Mage’s announcement.

          I think wondering about Changeling this year is pretty reasonable.

          • Alan
            August 16, 2014 at 5:34 pm

            wraiths Kickstarter was based off the success of Mages Kickstarter. I’d imagine that OPP are waiting to see what Wraith20 does before committing to C20.

          • PookaKnight
            August 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm

            Wraith was announced before Mage’s Kickstarter.

          • Pholtus
            August 16, 2014 at 5:42 pm

            The release dates for the 20th books all seem to have shifted to 6 months later due to delays with Werewolf, and Mage so….

          • Pholtus@aol.com
            August 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

            In theory Mage should have been Last year and Wraith this year, since it looks like Wraith 20th (21st) won’t happen until next year, odds are they are holding off announcing C20

          • Rain
            August 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

            There was talk about Changeling 20 in the panel, yes…

          • PookaKnight
            August 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm

            Rain, what was said? Every place I know of look for news is completely silent on the subject.

          • PookaKnight
            August 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm

            And we have word from Onyx Path’s Twitter! “The word is ‘yes.'” 😀

            https://twitter.com/TheOnyxPath/status/500771973018824705

          • Erinys
            August 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm

            Thumbs up!
            That’s the last one until at least 2018…

    • Morrigan
      August 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Gaaaah, I really hope so. *Also a Pooka*

    • B
      August 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Keys to the Kingdom , Kithbook: Boggans and The Book of Glamour, please please please.

  2. Sahoni
    August 16, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Yeah. I too wouldn’t mind hearing something about changeling.

  3. Alan
    August 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    A deluxe version of the Lore of the Clans would be great. I’ve been nerding over this since the Blood Diaries was announced. It’s been quite a roller coaster, with the book being pulled, then reinstated, then being renamed…

    Also, Dirty Secrets 2! Woo!

  4. Pholtus
    August 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Victorian Age! Glad to see some love for that historical setting, Would love to see Victorian Age: Vampire get an update and could love to see Victorian Age: Werewolf, details on the Patter Web War would rock.

    • Laughing Hyena
      August 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Victorian Werewolf? We kinda already had that… But true, it was mostly focused on the Americas. Still would have liked to have had a Trails: Canada book.

      http://victorianwestinfo.com/
      “People tend to think of these two things as separate events, when in fact they were happening simultaneously.”

      Would the Glass Walkers still be the Iron Riders over in Europe? Or is there a camp/faction split with the tribe during this time?

      • Pholtus
        August 16, 2014 at 6:52 pm

        The Savage West and Victorian East are night and day different settings which is why I asked. An east coast source book for Wyld West would be epic and also help fill that nitch

        • César
          August 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

          I’d like to see a Victorian Age: Werewolf too. Yes, it’s at the same time as Wild West, but as GENRES, those are REALLY different.

  5. Ever
    August 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    No Wraith20? Count me seriously disappointed. Oh! Well! Lots of thing for the other folks.

  6. darktremere
    August 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Looks like it’s time to start saving up my money, I would love to see all of the possible deluxe editions books get a kickstarter, and if that doesn’t work out I’ll still be buying regular copies of them all. Victorian Mage and Shattered Dreams both sound like must haves and all of the upcoming books for Vampire really make 2015 look like it will be off to a great start.

  7. Ever
    August 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The Facebook post says Fall 2014 and their original schedule had a September date, but it was recently removed and added to nebulous “…on the horizon” spot: http://theonyxpath.com/schedule/

  8. Laughing Hyena
    August 16, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Really pumped for WTA’s Shattered Dreams. Looking forward to that.

    Part of WTA’s Changing Ways kinda sounds like Ways of the Wolf 2.0.

  9. AnaMizuki
    August 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    “the mindset of a character that wasn’t born among humans”

    Does this mean we get a Metis-minibook version 2?

    Anyway, man the Changing Ways sounds great!

  10. Nathan Henderson
    August 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I’m sure most people who can answer this are busy at GenCon, but will Victorian Mage have a strong focus on colonialism? Presumably as a strong dividing line between the European branches and non-European branches of the same Traditions?

    • Rain
      August 18, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Well – I know when talking about V20 Dark Ages they were talking about a very global look at the book. While it will be up to the people developing Victorian Mage I’m sure they’ll be looking at the same way.

  11. Quinn Y
    August 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I know everyone is very, very busy, buuuuuut… is MAGE20 on track for December or 1st quarter 2015 for the PDF?

  12. Erinys
    August 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I’m very happy to see Shattered Dreams on the schedule, but also very wary. After the way the Lost Breeds were messed up in CB20, I am not going to get my hopes up that they’ll be depicted any better in Shattered Dreams. I hope I am proven wrong and that the book will be irresistable to me.

    • Erinys
      August 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Let me rephrase that to be less negative:

      Shattered Dreams is an excellent idea that makes me happy. I hope that it contains lots of goodies for the Lost Breeds and that they’re written and illustrated much better than the ones in CB20.

      • Nathan Henderson
        August 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm

        Other than the Apis art inexplicably portraying a bison rather than an auroch, what problem did you have?

        • Mr_Innes
          August 17, 2014 at 12:06 am

          Pedantic note: the Apis art was corrected in the final product, as I recall.

          • Mandrion
            August 18, 2014 at 11:42 pm

            Not entirely – it still had the wrong horn shape to be an Aurochs, they just removed the extra hair around the neck. Which was about the best they could do at this point, I guess, and I was quite happy they changed it at all, but it still wasn’t exactly an Aurochs.

        • Erinys
          August 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

          I don’t really think that me enumerating all the things that went wrong would be uplifting for the tone of this (thread? blog?) There is at least one thread about this subject on the Werewolf forum if you want details. Suffice to say it was a lot more than one piece of bad art.

  13. manolis kemerlis
    August 17, 2014 at 4:42 am

    it makes my blood to sing

  14. tau neutrino
    August 17, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Is Digital Web 3.0 no longer getting a deluxe edition?

  15. Tacitus
    August 17, 2014 at 8:54 am

    “VTM – The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra: Akin to the previous Guides to the Camarilla, Sabbat, and Anarchs, a sect book covering the True Black Hand. 240 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Deluxe Edition.”

    This should be interesting. That said, I’m not sure that the reference to the Revised Era Guides is what I want to see. The Anarchs have gotten a new book recently, and I hope that the Camarilla and Sabbat will be updated for V20 as well, rather than simply referencing the old material. I would really like to see some storytelling advice in this book with solid advice on how to use the Black Hand in different kinds of chronicles, and how to incorporate the various themes from the various phases of Vampire’s development.

    “VTM – Beckett’s Jyhad Diary: Gives concrete advice on how to use Masquerade’s wealth of cool canon characters and exciting events in a V20 chronicle. Includes advice on how to run players through metaplot, as in Transylvania by Night or The Giovanni Chronicles. 160 pages. PDF/PoD/Possible Deluxe Edition.”

    Personally, I like that V20 places less emphasis on metaplot than previous Vampire products. That said, if this book has some good advice, I’ll gladly use it. 🙂 I would really like a toolkit approach to the metaplot, with ways to modify it for your own WOD, and using events and characters to flavor games that are not otherwise about the metaplot.

    • Chris Shaffer
      August 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      At the panel, Rich said that it will be entirely possible to use some things out of the diary and not others. Since it’ll largely be from Beckett’s perspective, a given Storyteller can say that Beckett got some things wrong.

      • Tacitus
        August 17, 2014 at 6:37 pm

        Great to hear! I do generally like Storyteller tools, so this should be interesting.

    • Rain
      August 18, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      The discussion in the Panel about the Guide to the Black Hand sounded like it was very much focused on making a book to provide genuine aid and help at including Black Hand characters, running Black Hand characters, giving fiction examples of how the Black Hand can be cool without some of the ultra crazy. Its focused on the street level experience of what it would be like to be a member of the faction.

      And as Chris said – Beckett’s Diary is going to be a toolkit for STs to say what’s real, what’s fake. That there has been a lot of request for metaplot followup and they are trying contain it mostly into one book full of toolkit options.

    • IanW
      August 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      The Anarchs have gotten a new book recently

      As can be surmised by similar choice of title font between the two books, Anarchs Unbound is more of an update to The Anarch Cookbook than to the Guide to the Anarchs.

  16. imthestein
    August 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

    You have no idea how happy you made this little gamer over finally creating both the Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra and the Victorian Age Mage book! 😀

  17. Zylo
    August 19, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Quite excited for those new Werewolf books.

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