Episode 18: Deep Dive: Beckett’s Jyhad Diary/Vampire the Masquerade

In which Dixie, Matthew, and Eddy talk about Beckett’s Jyhad Diary and other bits of Vampire: The Masquerade

* Dixie asks Eddy and Matthew about their first Masquerade projects

* What is Beckett’s Jyhad Diary? It’s a celebration of 25 years of Masquerade metaplot

* The role of humor in the project

* Bloodlines is the new wrestling reference (RIP wrestling jokes)

* Who is Beckett? What is the Jyhad?

* The Book of the Grave War

* The look of the book

* Easter eggs and references

* The complication of what Activision owns

* The co-developer relationship

* The problem of silly Malkavians and the Joker

* Linguistics!

* Our favorite part about the book

* “Book boyfriend”

* Eddy asks everyone’s favorite clan

* Is this the new running gag?






4 responses to “Episode 18: Deep Dive: Beckett’s Jyhad Diary/Vampire the Masquerade”

  1. Troy Avatar

    I sleep with my BJD on the bedside table. Not sure if that counts as sleeping with it.

  2. Phaolan Avatar

    I find myself wishing – again and ever with this production – that this were a call-in show. Questions I wanted to ask:

    • Why doesn’t Beckett write like a Brit?
    • Who ACTUALLY wrote the Book of the Grave War?
    • When the Gentleman Gamer starts his Metaplot Degree program, will he need a research assistant?

    …So much fun, as a topic, a product, and a chat of great folks!

    1. Matthew Dawkins Avatar

      – Beckett doesn’t write like a Brit because he’s spent many of his last two centuries in the States and adopted American English.

      – A Malkavian in the 13th century, name withheld.

      – I’m good for now 😉

  3. Atavist Avatar

    I never saw a Joker Malkavian but it does sound like it would be an easy go-to. And yeah, it’s hard really getting the balance between the stand-out vampire character and true to mental illness.