Concept and Design: Justin Achilli, Philippe Boulle, Bill Bridges, Dean Burnham, Ken Cliffe, Conrad Hubbard, Mike Lee, Chris McDonough, Ethan Skemp, Richard Thomas, Mike Tinney, Stephan Wieck, Stewart Wieck, Frederick Yelk
Second-Stage Concept and Design: Justin Achilli, Bill Bridges, Ken Cliffe, Chris McDonough, Mike Tinney, Aaron Voss, Frederick Yelk
Third-Stage Concept and Design: Justin Achilli, Bill Bridges, Ken Cliffe, Conrad Hubbard, Chris McDonough, Mike Tinney, Aaron Voss, Frederick Yelk
Additional Conceptual and Design Assistance: Carl Bowen, John Chambers, Matthew McFarland
Inspired by: Vampire: The Masquerade
Vampire: The Masqureade creator: Mark Rein•Hagen
Writers: Ari Marmell, Dean Shomshak, C. A. Suleiman
World of Darkness creator: Mark Rein•Hagen
World of Darkness co-creator: Stewart Wieck
Additional Material: Justin Achilli, Carl Bowen, John Chambers, Matthew McFarland, Sarah Roark, Greg Stolze
Developer: Justin Achilli
Developmental Assistance: Bill Bridges, Ken Cliffe
Editor: Carl Bowen
Art Director: Pauline Benney
Layout & Typesetting: Pauline Benney
Interior Art: Samuel Araya, Daren Bader, Tim Bradstreet, Brom, Avery Butterworth, Pauline Benney, Shane Coppage, Marko Djurdjevic, Fred Hooper, Travis Ingram, Alex Maleev, Ken Meyer Jr, Mark A. Nelson, Michael Phillippi, Jeff Rebner, J S Rossbach, Mattias Snygg, Rich Thomas, Joshua Gabriel Timbrook, Andy Trabbold, Conan Venus, Cathy Wilkins
Cover Design: Matt Milberger
First- and Second-Stage Playtesters: Chastain Addington; Alan Alexander; Demian Anderson; Sara Anderson; Nils-Johnson Andreasson; David Bergkvist; Kraig Blackwelder; James Luke Boswell; Cassandra Brackett; Ryan Brandos; Daniel Byström; Ben Chism; James Comer; Chris Cowan; Tara De Blois; Corey Dixon; J. Entsminger; Gala Ferriere; Kevan Forbes; Douglas A. Forsyth; James Ganong; Fred Grass; Jasmine Marie Gribble; Brent Halstead; Aaron Harmon; Robert Holmberg; Conrad Hubbard; Julian Hubbard; Charles Kelley; Steve Kenson; Bishop Lewis; Terje Loklingholm; Chad McGrath; Mario Meo; Krister M. Michl; Albert Mowatt; Robin Nair; Mike Nudd; Corey Ovendale; Matthew Petosa; Chris Refroe; Mattias Renmark; Steven Sharpe; Malcolm Sheppard; Kearsley Shieder-Wethy; Dean Shomshak; Jeff Skagen; Justin Smith; Ted Sunnerton; Helen E. Taylor Ph. D.; Joseph Turner; Jarett Underwood; Rachel "Bunnie" Winter; Jim Zubkavich
Third-Stage and In-House Playtesters: Justin Achilli; Charles Bailey; Andrew Bates; Philippe Boulle; Carl Bowen; Bill Bridges; Chad Brown; Dean Burnham; Brad Butkovich; Raphael Castle; John Chambers; Mike Chaney; Ken Cliffe; Lisa Eidson; Brian Glass; Paul Gregory; Conrad Hubbard; Terrence James; Becky Jollensten; Katie McCaskill; Chris McDonough; Matt Milberger; Ben Monk; DeCarlo Murray; Rebecca Shaefer; Mike Tinney; Aaron Voss; Adam Voss; Frederick Yelk; Diane Zamojski
Thanks to the visionaries who broke boundaries and redefined roleplaying with the previous incarnation of Vampire: Mark Rein•Hagen, Stewart Wieck, Steven C. Brown, Tom Dowd, Andrew Greenberg, Jennifer Hartshorn, Robert Hatch, Lisa Stevens, Josh Timbrook and the unsung contributors whose names were never mentioned but who nonetheless know who they are. We couldn’t have done it without the trail you blazed before us.
Special thanks to you, whether you’re joining us again after 13 years of thrills and chills or just showing up for the first time. Game on!
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: August 20, 2004
Pages: 304
Year: 2004
Publication #: WW 25000
Reference #: 1-58846-247-1
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The Vampire: The Requiem Rulebook is the core rulebook for the Vampire: The Requiem game line. It is used in conjunction with the CofD: World of Darkness: Storytelling System Rulebook Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip, and focuses on the Kindred, vampires that stalk the night.

Summary Edit

From the Onyx Path catalog:

Welcome to the Danse Macabre
Since time immemorial, the Kindred — vampires — have stalked their prey, unseen by the mortal masses. Their world is a xenophobic nightmare, populated by tyrannical despots, wild-eyed heretics, bloodthirsty rogues and scheming manipulators, all unified by the mysterious curse of vampirism. And you would join them? You would live forever? To play the lusts of mortals like a violinist plays the strings? Then beware, the price is steep to enter the neo-feudal hell that the Damned have wrought.
Welcome to Undeath
Join the revival of the Storytelling tradition. Vampire: The Requiem invites you to tell your own stories set within the world of the Kindred. This book includes rules for using vampires in World of Darkness chronicles, covering everything from the five clans to covenants to the Disciplines, bloodlines, storytelling advice and a complete spread of game systems governing the undead. Hardcover. Requires the World of Darkness rulebook for play.

Prologue: Dance of the Dead Edit

Introduction Edit

The Introduction exists to give you a quick bit of exposure to the world of Vampire’s Kindred, as well as a few ideas on what the game is designed to do.[1]

Chapter One: Society of the Damned Edit

Chapter One concerns itself with a greatly in-depth look at Kindred society as well as the world in which the Kindred hide. It examines everything from covenants and customs to domain politics and hoary secrets of the Danse Macabre, the never-ending struggle between Kindred for supremacy.[1]

Chapter Two: Character Edit

Aspects of character are the focus of Chapter Two, from details regarding creation of an alternate persona to the characteristics of the clans to the mechanics of the Kindred’s unholy powers themselves.[1]

Chapter Three: Special Rules and Systems Edit

The game’s systems and dice-rolling concerns make up Chapter Three. These mechanics govern all of the aspects of chance that occur during the course of a story, handling everything from characters threatened by frenzies spawned by the Beast to suffering physical damage to losing one’s Morality and sanity, and even more.[1]

Chapter Four: Storytelling and Antagonists Edit

Advice is offered to the Storyteller in Chapter Four. This includes everything from suggestions on how to handle the setting to considerations when structuring a chronicle. The chapter includes a variety of pre-made antagonists for use in stories as well.[1]

Appendix One: Bloodlines and Unique Disciplines Edit

Appendix One comprises Bloodlines and new Disciplines. One of the features of Vampire: The Requiem is a customizable lineage system by which characters can create their own unique broods and families of vampires, as well as the unique powers to which they lay claim. This chapter includes a few of the bloodlines that are already assumed to be a part of the setting, as well as systems by which players and Storytellers can generate new ones.[1]

Appendix Two: New Orleans Edit

Finally, a sample setting makes up Appendix Two. This chapter includes a host of plot threads, secrets — oh, and some common knowledge, too! — regarding the domain of New Orleans, a stronghold for the covenant known as the Lancea Sanctum.[1]

Epilogue: Strings and Piano Edit

Characters Edit

Theoretical progenitor of vampires, or at least self-aware vampires.
Vlad Tepes
Dracula. Founder of the Ordo Dracul.
Solomon Birch
Daeva signature character.
Trey "Loki" Fischer
Mekhet signature character.
Persephone Moore
Ventrue signature character.
Nosferatu signature character.
The Unholy
Gangrel signature character.
Pearl Chastain
Daeva Primogen and member of the Inner Circle
Baron Cimitiere
Nosferatu Houngan and Regent
Coco Ducquette
Prefect and Primogen
"Gutterball" Gus Elgin
Master of Elysium, New Orleans
Cleavon "Shep" Jennings
New Orleans Unaligned
Lidia Kendall, Ordo Dracul novice
Philip Maldonato
Seneschal of New Orleans
John Marrow
French Quarter Priest and Inquisitor
Pierpont McGinn
Ventrue member of Inner Circle
Caitlin Meadows
Hound and Inquisitor, New Orleans.
Miss Opal
Nosferatu Primogen
Natasha Preston
Seneschal to Savoy
Antoine Savoy
Lord of New Orleans' French Quarter
Prince Augusto Vidal
Prince of New Orleans.
Desirae Wells
Unaligned Emissary

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 VTR: Vampire: The Requiem Rulebook, p. 16
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