Authors: Rose Bailey, David Brookshaw, N. Conte, Joshua Alan Doetsch, Elizabeth Greenberg, Susann Hessen, David A Hill Jr, Alec Humphrey, Wood Ingham, Audrey Whitman, Stew Wilson, Filamena Young
Developer: Rose Bailey
Creative Director: Richard Thomas
Art Direction and Design: Mike Chaney
Interior Artists: Borja Puig Linares, Cathy Wilkins, Rovina Cai, Michael Rookard. Rovina Cai, Cris Griffin, Lauren Cannon, Carlos Samuel Araya, Steven Stahlberg, Marco Mazzoni
Front Cover Artist: John Bridges
Special Thanks
Markus Wagner, Faidra Papavasiliou, Georgia Ramantani, Neil Simikowski, and Katie Susoeff, for language and city help.

Benjamin Baugh, Matt McFarland, Travis Stout, and Eddy Webb, for endless design and development consultation.
The Damnation City, Requiem for Rome and clan book crews, for redefining the Requiem.
The White Wolf forum and blog communities, for constant feedback and headchecking.
The Dead Gamers Society and Wrecking Crew, for playtesting.
Angela Bernhardt and Jeffrey Mikoni, for never letting go.

To my predecessors: Justin Achilli, Will Hindmarch, and Joseph Carriker. Without you, there would be no Vampire.
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: December 19, 2013
Pages: 309
Year: 2013
Publication #: VtR001
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Price: $59.99
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Vampire: The Requiem Second Edition is a rulebook revision for Vampire: The Requiem. While keeping the basic premise and structure of the game intact, it dramatically overhauls the setting and rules. It incorporates elements from Requiem for Rome and the Requiem clanbooks, including the Strix, demonic antagonists that debuted in the Roman setting.

Originally titled Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle, it was announced at Gen Con 2012. Between September 2012 and its release in December 2013, it was the subject of extensive open development on the Onyx Path and White Wolf blogs and forums. In 2014 the book was renamed to its current title.

Summary Edit

From the Onyx Path catalog:

Updated and revised core rule book for Vampire: The Requiem.
Tonight, you become one of the Kindred, the beautiful and the damned who hide behind our ordinary world. Driven by a hunger like fire, you will struggle to maintain your humanity while immersed in a vicious society of monsters.
Featuring Blood and Smoke: the Strix Chronicle.
The sharks you swim with aren’t the only ones out there. Your Kindred are the smart, sexy vampires of pop culture, but you are haunted by the Strix -- the grisly, demon-possessed corpses of folklore. They slaughtered the Night-Senate of Rome, drowned the tombs of the Princes of Alexandria, and warred with the Plague Lords of Transylvania.
Tonight, they’re loose on the streets of your city. Time for the sinners to become the saints, and the hunters to become the prey.
Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition contains:
  • A first-ever look at vampire domains around the world, from Tokyo to Berlin.
  • Twenty unique Strix, as well as complete rules for building your own.

Introduction Edit

Chapter One: Who We Are Tonight Edit

Clans Edit

Lost Clans Edit

Covenants Edit

Broken Covenants Edit

Chapter Two: The All Night Society Edit

Chapter Three: Laws of the Dead Edit

Chapter Four: Rules of the Night Edit

Chapter Five: The Parliament of Owls Edit

Chapter Six: The World We Die In Edit

Chapter Seven: Storytelling Edit

Appendix One: The Living Edit

Appendix Two: Conditions Edit

Epilogue Edit

Background Information Edit


Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle Cover

Originally titled Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle' before being renamed to Vampire: The Requiem Second Edition. Similarly, the Second Edition rules update for the Chronicles of Darkness ("New World of Darkness") game line as a whole was originally included in The God-Machine Chronicle; later, it was fully updated to a new core rulebook, which was under development as "World of Darkness Second Edition" before it was finally released under the title Chronicles of Darkness: Revised Storytelling System Rulebook.

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