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Night Horrors: Enemy Action
par Sean M. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/18/2018 05:45:49

Okay, first up, I don't hate it, but this book is defeinitely the style of Night Horror books I'm not a fan of. Basically at the start of each section you get a couple paragraphs of "this is the demon sections" and then several written up examples of the subject of the chapter. I found it not especially interesting and most of the antagonists felt much more paint by numbers than what I expected. I'm also saddened that so much more of the art is "it's a person", "it's a dog", "it's a goat" than I excepted for Demons, Angels, Exiles etc.



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Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras Companion
par Sean M. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/18/2018 05:33:58

While the Eras included didn't tickle my fancy as much as those in the first book, this is still a fantastic resource for people wanting to run or play in a game focused around a historical setting. If you want to play something like a Werewolf the Forsaken game set in Ancient Rome, this is the book for you!



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Night Horrors: Conquering Heroes
par Sean M. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/18/2018 05:31:54

This is my favorite style of Night Horrors book, not only does it provide sample antagonists, it actually provides some writing space to expanding the antagonists and even adds a new type of antagonist beyond what was in the Beast core book. Sadly the art isn't as interesting as it could be, the majority of the antagonists appearing as humans in fairly typical modern garb, there isn't anything stunningly ugly either.



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V20 Dark Ages Tome of Secrets
par Sean M. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/18/2018 05:25:55

I definitely enjoyed it and found it a rather useful pool of ideas and locales, the art as always for this line is more often gorgeous. It is most useful for a Storyteller who wants more information on the daily life of the setting but a player wishing to play something more in sync with the mores of the time will find it very useful too.



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Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition
par Sean M. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/18/2018 05:20:14

Dreaming is a gorgeous and thick tome that brings the world of Fae to the classic World of Darkness setting. While I personally prefer Changeling the Lost, this is still an excellent read and adds a much more vibrant tone to the normally dour and grim universe of the World of Darkness.



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Adversaries of the Righteous: Fivefold Masks and Lies
par wallace p. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/17/2018 13:46:15

The character is rad, and feels like they would fit into a lot of campaigns as one of those "wait are they with us or against us?" NPCs. Plus, their mask is a cool artifact and it's nice to have rapiers in the game.

I'm a little baffled to see people who can parse the dense mechanics of Exalted being confused by a little thing like someone using they/them pronouns; the wording of this piece seemed pretty clear to me.



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Adversaries of the Righteous: Fivefold Masks and Lies
par Customer Name Withheld [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/15/2018 13:21:43

The character is actually quite a good adversary for any group. I also like the addition of the rapier as a new weapon type. The pronouns make it hard to read, but it is a positive adition to the line.



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V20 Beckett's Jyhad Diary
par Rainer A. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/10/2018 11:40:56

I have not written a review in years (my last was for Chaining the Beast for the now long defunct site Ex Libris Nocturnis) but I have to end that today. Since its inception in 1991 Vampire the Masquerade (VtM) has become a phenomena with a richly detailed and insanely complex metaplot, a connected series of story arcs that moved the world and setting forwards, ultimately towards 2004s Gehenna. When Onyx Path was formed and picked up the line for development again in 2012 they faced the delicate challenge of navigating this tangled web in an updated form but with an almost 10 year gap in which there was a void to be filled. This product, Becketts Jyhad Diary, began life as an update to the metaplot but with the arrival of V5 its directive morphed into also being a stepping stone between the old and new editions as well as a V5 'metaplot bible' for the line going forwards. These are all significant development challenges made more significant in combination. Personally a book collecting the metaplot in an accessible form is something I have felt the WoD and especially Vampire has been badly missing since 2nd edition time so I was very excited to be part of the KS that helped design it's content. I'm reviewing this from a copy of the deluxe, but I'm going to focus on content everyone gets. I will say though that OP have delivered what is easily the most beautiful Vampire book ever made in the deluxe, and I have it all on my shelves (V20 Dark Ages is it's rival). The deluxe book feels very satisfying to handle. Zoning out on me and want the point? Ok. Regardless of whatever edition you play, regardless of how much you use the metaplot, and regardless of what your chronicle looks like or whether you are brand new, intermediate or a scarred vet to VtM, this book is hands down the most important book to get beyond the core. You will mine it forever for good ideas, interesting characters, plot hooks, locations, clues and even for comedy. It is not just the best Vampire supplement ever created, it is also the best looking, with the entire art department excelling themselves. Based on previous books I had fears that over 500 pages of text with fonts for different handwriting and reports would look jumbled and pain my eyes, especially when the dimensions of BJDs more compact form were considered, but the visual impact of flicking through it is a devastating example of a mastery of layout on the part of Mike Chaney. Everything is beautifully and thoughtfully presented and requires no effort to enjoy. And there is SO much to enjoy. Perhaps you are sitting on the fence wondering if this book has anything in it for you. It absolutely does. It's crammed with stuff. A brief and woefully inadequate list includes updates on every city or region featured in a By Night book, Baba Yaga, Rasputin, the Giovanni Chronicles, countless canon characters, the Clan Novel series, the independent Clans, Carthage, the thin blooded and the Sabbat Civil War. Refracted throughout all of these sections are strands of the metaplot gathered from all over Vampires publication history, including the Dark Ages lines. Major metaplot threads (many chosen by fans) are put under the spotlight but in the granular details of their exploration other threads from elsewhere in the metaplot are hidden for the discerning eye to uncover like easter eggs. Its an ingenious design and presentation of something that could have been presented very dryly and boringly. This brings me to another point about the design decisions in this book. We not only get a feast of metaplot to gorge on, we get a STORY to frame it in (it always bothered me that fiction in WW rpg books was often underappreciated, as telling a good story is the point). The diary is built to look and feel like a real diary, and so we get the creepy feeling as we read that we are spying on Beckett and globe trotting with him. So the story is engaging on a number of levels, and it's also presented in bite sized portions like a real diary so you can dive into it anywhere and not feel lost in the narrative. It's only loosely a linear story. The real story is in the fractal like emergence of the World of Darkness as seen through undead eyes over the last 25 years. Which, by the way, ignites the imagination into a creative frenzy. It's full of inspirational content but the main point I want to stress here is that i think this makes BJD also the best fiction ever published for the WoD. But this is primarily a book about telling our own stories using this book as a springboard or in game prop, and so the narrative sections are all rounded out by a presentation of that part of the metaplot for gaming or storytelling purposes. These include interesting questions raised by the diary and seeds for chronicles and stories, as well as information on the background of the elements involved. They have no "crunch" for tabletop games as they are written to be useful to LARPers, film makers, or anyone else wanting to tell a story set in the world of Vampire. In summary if you like VtM this is the best gift you could hope to receive. It's truly an outstanding work of art and Onyx Path have surpassed themselves. Standing applause for Matthew Dawkins, Neall Raemonn Price, Eddy Webb, and everyone who contributed, fans included. This is THE book Vampire needed. It cannot be criticised for not covering everything as there was always going to be way too much metaplot to do that, but like all good things it definitely leaves me wanting more.

Wiith all this said, it saddens me that Matthew Dawkins, one of the writers and developers, has had to shut his social media down following his being doxxed by an ex-Onyx Path developer. His contribution here gives me faith that V5 will be what I want it to be, and I feel it'll be a terrible shame if due to some bitter person's actions, he leaves this field.



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C20 Ready Made Characters
par Christopher G. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/09/2018 08:39:47

A fun book that gives a lot of tools to inspire diversity and out of the box thinking for character types. I especailly liked the maps of the different motleys and how to connect characters used throughout the book in different ways to tell different stories. I do wish that this map was more fleshed out and provided some thought into how you could use that sort of connection for player-made characters, but that's just wanting extra that's not already included. I can see dropping many of these characters in as NPCs in an ongoing game or handing them out as characters to run at a convention.

The only negative I have is the lack of explanation about the two character sheets for each character. Its obvious that one is a more advanced version than the other, but without explanation or a calculator, its hard to determine how the advancement was made. It would have been good to include a quick paragraph, or even a sentence of explanation to avoid confusion.

Good stuff and very thought and idea provoking - exactly what one wants in a short character supplement!



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par Customer Name Withheld [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/08/2018 19:02:05

It's great to see more representation coming out in games these days.



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Adversaries of the Righteous: Fivefold Masks and Lies
par Philipp N. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 07/02/2018 16:25:59

The article is very hard and confusing to read with the botched grammar. I thought Fivefold Masks was a group of (five) siblings till "young individual" on page two. I appreciate what you tried to do, but there must be a better solution to this, like gener-neutral pronouns.

On the other hand I might just roll with the five siblings idea ;-)



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Edge of Infinity: The Scarred Planes
par Customer Name Withheld [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 06/29/2018 22:46:56

Many of the pages in this .pdf are crooked. Still, it's a great book.



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Adversaries of the Righteous: The Broker and Ifraja the Librarian
par Customer Name Withheld [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 06/25/2018 22:05:13

I like both of these characters, and think that they are good additions to the collection, but why, oh why do we have to use the plural third person pronoun to refer to a person of indeterminate gender? Its a massacre of the English language!

I did like the new spell and shaping ritual quite a bit. Very cool thematic elements!



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Exalted 3rd Edition
par Customer Name Withheld [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 06/16/2018 10:45:40

A dead game. Or rather, an insulting monument to one that they rolled out to profit off of those of us who remember it. This isn't me bagging on the edition. Some things they improved, others they messed up. Hard. (ahemCRAFTahem) This is me bagging on how this game is basically done and dead until they can scrape together the talent to Kickstart a 4th edition. Not that anyone would back it after this debacle. Yeah, they've been trickling out a more robust beastiary (that should have been included to begin with and probably got cut due to page count restrictions), and we'll probably eventually even see the 2 or 3 other books that got written along with the core years back. Eventually. The work's already done, why not profit from it? But make no mistake, the Exalted line is not a going concern for Onyx Path, just a cash cow. Accordingly, I will be boycotting their other products until they get their act together on this one. Which is to say, indefinitely. It's not like roleplaying hasn't moved on while they were sitting around, taking too long to do the same old thing.



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C20 Ready Made Characters
par Andrzej S. [Acheteur vérifié] Date Ajoutée: 06/11/2018 13:31:50

I felt like I was reading a caricature of some social justice RPG made by /pol/. But the fact that the writers were serious about it makes it only worse. I regret every cent put into it.



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