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New York by Night is a sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade about the war between the Sabbat and the Camarilla over New York City.


From the White Wolf catalog:

One Sect Falls, Another Rises
In the wake of the Sabbat's aggressive campaign along the East Coast of the United States, the sect has spread itself too thin. The clever Camarilla took advantage of the Black Hand's disorganization and reclaimed New York City as its own. But with established princes and entrenched elders claiming domains elsewhere, to which Kindred will this new prize fall?
New York by Night includes:
  • A wealth of new story ideas and Storyteller characters
  • Plot lines positioning the players' characters to become movers and shakers in their city
  • A host of thrilling story arcs, from zealous hunters to what may well be one of the founders of the 13 clans


Introduction: Long Streets, Long Nights

The purpose of the book, as well as themes and moods, a summary, and recommended reading, music, and films.

Chapter One: The City Never Sleeps

The history of the Kindred of New York, beginning with the Native Americans, Garou, and occasional Cainite refugee, and going on to the presence of Europeans and the Kindred they brought with them, and finally the history of New York, complete with Cainite influences. There are also notes on the coup d'état of the Camarilla in early 2000, which wrested control of the city from the Sabbat and brought it back into Camarilla hands, as well as information on the influence of the Giovanni and Setites.

Chapter Two: The Face of the City

The geography and major landmarks of New York from a Kindred point-of-view, including information on the Tremere Chantry of the Five Boroughs.

Chapter Three: All the Beautiful Monsters

The major Cainites of New York, broken down by sect and packs; included are a number of would-be Princes.

Chapter Four: Conspiracies

The major situations in New York that might prove to make compelling chronicles, including the details on the situation of New York's Prince (or lack of one), the whispered presence of a certain Antediluvian that rules below the city, the presence of a zealous group of vampire hunters, and a few smaller ideas for storylines and twists.

Chapter Five: Telling the Tale

Tips on creating and running a New York-based chronicle.

Background Information

The book was still being written when the September 11, 2001 attacks occurred; as the book has no similar, earth-shattering events, White Wolf made the decision to go ahead and continue with the unaltered printing and release of New York by Night. A foreword in the credits section of the book offers well wishes to those affected by or killed during the attacks.

Memorable Quotes




Chantry of the Five Boroughs, Thaumaturgy (VTM)

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