Fans of White Wolf’s Werewolf: the Forsaken have been waning gibbous lately, anxiously awaiting a new release for their favorite lycanthropic RPG. With Signs of the Moon, their Urathas’ lives are going to get a lot more complicated. And yes, I know “waning gibbous” makes zero sense in that sentence.
White Wolf’s Hunter: the Vigil has always offered a twist on the usual World of Darkness dynamic — you’re a human fighting against the supernatural instead of being a supernatural being yourself. Compacts & Conspiracies twists the formula yet again, creating new levels of intrigue and mystery for hunters to unravel (or ravel further).
Your coterie of vampires has been trapped in a burning apartment in ancient Rome, a grizzled hunter determined to take the lot of you out on a suicidal vengeance trip. Seems like a simple “Vamps versus Hunter” setup, right? Sure, until everyone figures out they aren’t really the cause of each other’s problems after all.
For the last year, whenever I’ve reviewed one of White Wolf’s World of Darkness books, I’ve raved about how the books were full of amazing background stories, fantastic characters and fascinating plot hooks, and how you could easily transmute them into another RPG. I’m finally putting my money where my mouth is (or my fluff, [...]
In White Wolf’s Mage: The Awakening, the characters control magic. But do they really? In The Unbidden, we find proof that magic is a force of nature, and tapping into it can lead to disaster and tragedy.
A few years ago, we started a Halloween tradition with our gaming group. Every Halloween, we get together and play an appropriately themed game for a few hours, often with some kind of house rule that lets the players earn the right to eat candy. If we can manage it, we play on Halloween night, [...]
Proverbial Monsters is a World of Darkness sourcebook from White Wolf that takes nine oft-repeated aphorisms, wives’ tales, sayings — proverbs, by any other name — and constructs nine fiendish creatures out of them, with nine scenarios for storytellers to drop their hapless players into. Just remember to take anything I say in this review [...]
When the bizarre magical world of Changeling bleeds over into the mortal realm, fairy tales and urban legends take shape as living, breathing beings. Most of them aren’t especially friendly.
A close brush with death, a step across the line into the Beyond, a knowing nod to What Lies on the Other Side, an unwanted familiarity with the Underworld, a strange worldwide community of dual souls with one foot in the grave: this is White Wolf’s newest World of Darkness RPG, Geist: The Sin-Eaters.
White Wolf’s Exalted RPG takes place in a world shaped by the gods. In fact, the player characters are infused with divine power themselves. But what if you wanted to take on the role of a mere mortal (albeit a pretty powerful one) in a world wracked by cosmic forces? Scroll of Heroes lets you [...]
You may know the names Chuck Wendig, Wood Ingham and Will Hindmarch from their extensive work with White Wolf’s World of Darkness RPGs. If you’re interested in some speculative fiction unencumbered by game rules altogether, then you might want to check out their new site, Jet Pack. Part self-publishing platform, part online writer’s workshop, Jet [...]
Things that are forbidden and mysterious hold such terrible allure. Whether you are a vampire or not, you may find it difficult to resist reading this expanded account of the vampire Anti-Christ, Longinus. Can an RPG supplement with no rules or art find a place on your bookshelf? Depends how weird you are.
If you look carefully through the comment threads that accompany some of the reviews of White Wolf RPG supplements here at Robot Viking, you might notice that one of the authors frequently stops in to join the discussion. That author is none other than Wood Ingham, freelance game designer, contributor to many White Wolf games, [...]
Vampire: the Requiem exists in a more mysterious World of Darkness than the previous incarnation of the game. Without a sourcebook for every city and clan, there is much still to be discovered about this strange version of reality. Ancient Bloodlines begins to shed some light on the ways vampires have been shaped by the [...]