Vampire:Darkages – An Introduction to my Tremere Chronicle

This is something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile now, journal the Vampire:Darkages game that I’m running as Storyteller (Dungeon Master).  Even though we’re about 6 months in, I’ve decided it’s never too late.  Especially since the old Vampire the Masquerade really has been revived through the V20 books! The Chronicle This chronicle is … Read moreVampire:Darkages – An Introduction to my Tremere Chronicle

12 Year Update to Diary of Dreams Tremere Song Blind in Darkness

In March 2000 the Succubus Club CD was released for Vampire the Masquerade.  On that CD was the Clan Tremere song that was produced by Diary of Dreams.  Now, 12 years later, Diary of Dreams has re-released Blind in Darkness on their brand new acoustic album called Anatomy of Silence (19 October 2012) under the … Read more12 Year Update to Diary of Dreams Tremere Song Blind in Darkness

The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

Everyone says when you’re dying, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. ¬†This, is how I think kindred feel when they face final death. ¬†Instead of light, they’re about to meet all their demons. This photo was taken by Andy Deane of Bella Morte who has been posting some awesome photographs on his … Read moreThe Darkness at the End of the Tunnel

Vampire the Masquerade: Character Creation (ghouls)

Two weeks ago when a friend of mine stayed over at my house, I invited him to play Vampire the Masquerade with my regular bi-weekly group.  He’d be here and it would be fairly rude to make him watch.  So, I gave him my other half’s ghoul to play.  Normally I NPC’d her, but this would allow him to take on a character that’s already present in the game.  Event the change of personality worked…it was the ghoul of a Malkavian after all.

Well, my players have been running about trying to please a man named Julian, who is actually Brujah (Ilyes…the actual Brujah Antediluvian who’s childe was supposed to commit diablerie on.  Being able to manipulate time is a great skill to have…).  My players have figured out who Julian is and they tend to tread on eggshells around him.  I would too around a 4th generation vampire that has nearly 10 dots in every physical attribute.  However, my friend had absolutely no idea who this man was and before anyone could shout “noooooooooooo…” the Malkavian’s ghoul was back talking this very, very powerful man.

It’s not such a long story, but in short Julian simply reached through Blythe’s chest and grabbed her heart, yanked it out, and threw it against the wall.  This effectively eliminated the ghoul.  Of course, it didn’t really help that Mr. Trujah botched his self control roll.  Ooops.

My friend had so much fun obliterating hubby’s ghoul, he decided to make himself present at our bi-weekly games but he didn’t want to play a full fledged vampire.  So, he’s going to become the Malkavian’s new ghoul.  May the 3 fates help him (yea, the group has met them too).

So what does all this rambling lead up to? Character creation time! Ghoul style.

Creating a ghoul is a lot like creating a vampire, except that it’s slightly weaker and it doesn’t get a plethora of Disciplines, Backgrounds, or whatnot.  It’s a tad more conservative.  The main source book for ghoul creation is Ghouls: Fatal Addiction.

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Meet my Vampire the Masquerade Character: Kali

Meet my current Vampire the Masquerade Character…Kali. This isn’t the first time I’ve played this character.  The first time around was in an all Tremere dark ages campaign.  She was 7th generation, embraced as an 11 year old, and she had the Cappadocian discipline of Mortis due to the fact that both the Tremere and … Read moreMeet my Vampire the Masquerade Character: Kali

Tabletop Games: Vampire the Masquerade

Vampire: The Masquerade is a table-top roleplaying game that was first published in 1991 by White Wolf and was created to be a part of the World of Darkness.  This world includes vampires, werewolves, faeries, mages, mummies, and anything else you fancy from the horror genre. There’s a few things that makes V:TM different from … Read moreTabletop Games: Vampire the Masquerade