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Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras

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Darkness Is Always With Us

We have shared the world with monsters for millennia.In the time of Alexander the God-King, mages fought their secret wars. In Elizabeth’s London, vampires built their own empire brick by bloody brick. Before the founding of America, hunters fought enemies within and without. And in the Cold War, as the clock ticked towards Armageddon, we could have been damned by fallen angels.

Secrets Revealed

Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras reveals the world throughout its long and storied past. Through sixteen eras, you’ll learn the secret history of the world, from the flame-lit tales of the Neolithic to the drug-fueled rebellion of the 1970s. Delve into the past, and learn that the Chronicles of Darkness began long before the modern nights.

Dark Eras includes historical settings for Chronicles of Darkness game lines:

  • Vampire: the Requiem
  • Werewolf: the Forsaken
  • Mage: the Awakening
  • Promethean: the Created
  • Changeling: the Lost
  • Hunter: the Vigil
  • Geist: the Sin-Eaters
  • Mummy: the Curse
  • Demon: the Descent

Note on the Print Editions: Standard Color uses a different printing process than Premium Color. This usually means the colors are less vivid, but it also means the price drops a bit per page in the production process.

Tales of the Dark ErasAlso available now for Dark Eras:

Tales of the Dark Eras

As a companion to Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras the Tales of the Dark Eras anthology reveals secrets of the mystics, whispers rumors of the dead, and shines a light into the darkest corners of the world.

This collection includes historical stories based within the shadowed past of Vampire: the RequiemMage: the AwakeningWerewolf: the Forsaken,Changeling: the Lost, and other Chronicles of Darkness settings.

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Ronald W January 02, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
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I'm having a bit of a problem, I just bought this and the pdf won't load on my viewer. It's Adobe Reader and for whatever reason it says there's an error starting the file and it can't be repaired. are there any solutions to this?
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Gerben V October 29, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
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A bit late, but try to redownload it. Sometimes I also get pdf's from drivethrurpg that somehow get corrupted when downloading. It might take a few tries...
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Misha B November 14, 2016 12:04 pm UTC
Does the binding on this book hold up?

I know that Mage: The Ascension 20 Year edition was completely borked, so I am curious to see if they fixed it.
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Marius B March 06, 2017 11:24 am UTC
With POD, the quality of the binding isn't necessarily consistent between copies of the same title. It's not as if the binding quality is embedded in the file that gets printed. Both my PoD and my proper deluxe edition of M20 are fine for example, but my Ironclaw Omnibus is well borked. (Although I suspect that thicker volumes are tougher on the glue and M20 is a very thick volume indeed ...)
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May 30, 2016 12:56 pm UTC
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Uhm.. is that price right for premium heavyweight? that seems a bit much.
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Miguel R June 01, 2016 7:32 pm UTC
I think that even the pdf is a little bit expensive, but, it's a 600 pages book after all. Will wait to see more reviews and make up my mind though.
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May 26, 2016 2:33 am UTC
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Does this still have the issue of the Changeling rules being confused on whether to use 1e changeling rules or 2e changeling rules?
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Travis J May 27, 2016 2:54 am UTC
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It should be all defaulted to first edition due to the time of creation, however, i see no reason the scenarios cannot be used.
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Jordi T July 11, 2016 4:17 pm UTC
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If I remember correctly, only Lily, Sabre and Thorn is 1st Edition. The other ones are from second Edition (Three Kingdoms of Darkness evenupdates the Directional Courts).
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This title was added to our catalog on May 25, 2016.