Preview: The Friends of Jenny Redteeth

They want your freedom in exchange for safety. They want your soul in exchange for blessing. They want your body so they can “improve” you. They want to you to show up for coffee and donuts and talk about revolution. They want all that. But they’re getting your middle finger. Because you’re free. Your secrets … Read more

Preview: The Chapel and the Spear

“When something’s right, then something is worth to die for. When I feel that something is wrong, then something is worth to fight for.” –The Sounds, “Something to Die For” (Bottom line at the top: <Click here for the working draft of the Lancea et Sanctum>.) A vampire always, always has something to do. But the problem … Read more

The Red Light at the End of the Dock

I want to be a society vampire, you see. –F. Scott Fitzgerald First, news around the non-existent office. The Exalted <Kickstarter> cleared its goal in an amazing 18 minutes, then quadrupled it within twenty-four hours. Huge congratulations to John, Geoff, and Holden, as well as their writers and everyone involved on the art and production side. Our players … Read more

Less Human Than Human

I promised that even though the open playtest was over, we’d still be posting previews from Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle. I’d intended to do it sooner, but I stepped up and became Onyx Path’s new Development Producer, so blogging’s been a little delayed. Recently, the forums started discussing Humanity, and, since redlines on that section … Read more

The Sum of All Fears

Nightmare’s not about fear. Fear is rational, fear is understandable. Nightmare is about terror. Blind, stinking, rabbit-fleeing-from the wolves terror. Oh, sure, it starts out innocent enough. The guy a little too creepy to talk to, the little old lady you somehow feel compelled to give a wide berth. But then the little glitches start … Read more

Knowing your own

Predators recognize each other. By sight, by smell, by touch. And with that recognition comes a whole host of complications. Rivalry, fear, lust. In Vampire: The Requiem, this knowing and its consequences are modeled by the predatory aura. In Blood and Smoke, this aura replaces the predator’s taint from the core book. It fills a similar … Read more

With Merit

I’m annoyingly sick this week (101 degree fever for several days running), so we don’t have a full dev blog. However, writer David Hill has been posting Merits from Blood and Smoke on the forums, and I wanted to share a few of the social ones. The Merits in the original Vampire book were some of … Read more

The Choir Invisible

Update: Clarifications and fixes were made on 1/19. — Busy week for Vampire again. I’ve been working with the writers on the last of the Disciplines, and getting together reprinted material for the anthology. We posted a second draft of Protean earlier today. And there are lots of contracts and practical matters to square away! Plus, … Read more