Rules of the Night

Vampires don’t play by the rules, but we do. As a standalone book, Blood and Smoke is going to feature the core Storytelling system rules, with the God-Machine Chronicle updates baked right in. The chapter’s designed to be lean and mean, providing the basics you need to play Vampire, with pointers to the other books for more detailed subsystems. (And, … Read more

Preview: The First Estate (plus other news)

The First Estate It’s a lot of money, isn’t it? More than you’ve ever had, I think. And it’s all yours if only you won’t tell. Part manorial lords, part men in black, the Invictus safeguard the Masquerade. Vampiric secrecy is the absolute highest of all concerns. In order to protect it, the Invictus must … Read more

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