Back in the later years of the first half of my time in the RPG World of Gaming, I became truly infatuated with The World of Darkness series of games, especially Werewolf the Apocalypse and Mage the Ascension, to the point that my collection of said releases was fairly complete and included the GURPS conversions. Never actually had a chance to run any of it, as my players had ZERO interest, but they were good reads.
Flash forward to the decade or so when I wasn't actively gaming, just collecting and reading, and the release of Monte Cook's World of Darkness. THIS was a version of the setting my old group would have gladly played, but alas, we were no longer gaming at that point. I still have my copy on a bookshelf.
Monte Cook's World of Darkness is today's Deal of the Day. Normally 13.99 in PDF, but until tomorrow morning it is on sale for 7 bucks. Not bad a version of The World of Darkness that even today's 5e players should be able to wrap their heads around ;)
One year ago, eldritch horrors of cosmic malevolence called the Iconnu attempted to destroy our reality.
They failed, but the attempt left the world in rapidly darkening shadow. Dead souls returned to claim living bodies, creating blood-drinking undead fiends: vampires. Bestial spirits came as well, to create werewolves, and demons formed bodies from worldly matter. Magic crashed back into the world, and mages wield its power for whatever purpose suits them. Humans called the Awakened unknowingly keep the darkness at bay.
These supernatural creatures struggle against each other and clash in the shadows, most attempting to destroy the world, but a few fighting to preserve it. And over it all, the Iconnu still lurk, squeezing the world like an eggshell.
This book includes a complete setting: a new vision of the World of Darkness.
- Characters play as vampires, mages, werewolves, demons or Awakened and wield frightening supernatural powers against their own kind.
- The world is the one we know, but now much darker: destruction in the central United States, nightmares coming to life and beasts roaming shattered cityscapes.
- This game uses a variation of the most popular roleplaying game system in the world.
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