Now in Print: Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle

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Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle is now available in hardcover!

The new Chronicle Core book for Vampire: The Requiem.

Tonight, you become one of the Kindred, the beautiful and the damned who hide behind our ordinary world. Driven by a hunger like fire, you will struggle to maintain your humanity while immersed in a vicious society of monsters.

But the sharks you swim with aren’t the only ones out there. Your Kindred are the smart, sexy vampires of pop culture, but you are haunted by the Strix — the grisly, demon-possessed corpses of folklore. They slaughtered the Night-Senate of Rome, drowned the tombs of the Princes of Alexandria, and warred with the Plague Lords of Transylvania.

Tonight, they’re loose on the streets of your city. Time for the sinners to become the saints, and the hunters to become the prey.

Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle contains:

  • A complete guide to playing a vampire in the World of Darkness. No other rulebooks are required, and the rules are fully compatible with The God-Machine Chronicle.
  • Reimagined clans, covenants, and supernatural powers to create your perfect monster… and her friends and foes.
  • A first-ever look at vampire domains around the world, from Tokyo to Berlin.
  • Twenty unique Strix, as well as complete rules for building your own.


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  11 comments for “Now in Print: Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle

  1. Arcane
    January 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    So for those of us who got the PDF early, when can we expect the coupons?

    • IanW
      January 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Got mine already, but the server doesn’t necessarily send out thousands of emails at once. So if you don’t have yours yet (and make sure you check your Spam) you will soon.

  2. Monkey
    January 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    @Arcane

    got mine through. Email with discount link for both standard And Premium POD until end of Feb

  3. Quinn Y
    January 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    For anyone who has already read this book, have they increased the power of the vampires’ powers in general? Vampire The Requiem so attenuated their fortitude, and general supernatural prowess that I quickly lost interest in the New World of Darkness.

  4. Monkey
    January 27, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Yep, the power level is increased some.

    I wasn’t a major fan of Requiem before, but now it is pretty much all I want from a Vampire game. The disciplines are powerful but never really over the top.

    I recommend looking up the open dev documents or reap the whirlwind quickstart

    (*shhh Masquerade, I will always love you too*)

  5. Arcane
    January 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Yes, the powers now have meat on their bones and a lot of cool oomph to them.

  6. Quinn Y
    January 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for the all the responses. I’m definitely going to check out “Blood and Smoke”.

  7. Jeff Palmer
    January 28, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Hey guys, silly question. I’d ordered the PDF from DriveThruRPG a while back and am anxious to pick up the POD version, but didn’t realize I had my email filters set incorrectly. Anybody know what I need to do to get the coupon email now? Thanks!

    • IanW
      January 28, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Contact DTRPG support.

      • Jeff Palmer
        January 28, 2014 at 6:25 pm

        Thanks Ian!

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