Authors: Mark Rein•Hagen, Sam Chupp
Art Direction: Richard Thomas
Graphic Design: Michelle Prahler, Kathleen Ryan
Artists: John Cobb, Darryl Elliott, Doug Alexander Gregory, Larry MacDougall, George Pratt, E.A. Smith, Drew Tucker
Cover Mask: Henry Gordon Higgenbotham
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: June 17, 1994
Pages: 64
Year: 1994
Publication #: WW6005
Reference #: ISBN 1-56504-122-4
Price: $13.00

The Face of Death is an artbook dedicated to Wraith: The Oblivion. It served as a preview for the game, which was released two months later on August 15.


From the White Wolf catalog:

Face death. Walk beside the Reaper. Glimpse life after life. Flickering beyond the Shroud.
Welcome to the theater of one man's mortality. The tableau of his lonely journey -- you, who have felt Night's cold razor. You, whom Fear has touched inside.
Dare you stare into Oblivion's mirror? Dare you stare into the eyes of the Restless?
Dare you see the Face of Death?

The "plot" of The Face of Death follows a wraith named Kirk on his journey through the Shadowlands, from reaping until he decides to take up the work of the Ferrymen. Along the way, it introduces many of the concepts and terms found in Wraith.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"The irony is that death, even in death, can't be escaped. And neither can the fear. So deal with it."

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