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Werewolf: The Apocalypse Second Edition is an update of the core book with improved rules and additions to the Werewolf storyline.

Summary

From the White Wolf catalog:

These are the final days -- the signs are clear: Even our pups know that this is the age of the Apocalypse.
The humans have Corrupted the Earth, destroyed the Trees, slaughtered the Beasts, choked the Air, poisoned the Soil, clogged the Waters, unleashed the Eternal Fire.
Now, the Wyrm rises to eclipse the Moon, devouring all within its grasp, hunting the hunters.
There is no garden to which we can flee. There is nowhere to hide. The end is upon us -- when will you rage?

Contents

The Sacred Ways

Legends of the Garou story involving Wyrm-Takes-Last, Death-Takes-Last, Chaser-Never-Rests and the Lodge of the Silver Record.

The Prophecy of the Phoenix

One of the earliest Garou legends is the Prophecy of the Phoenix, which foretells the Apocalypse.

Book One:

Chapter One: Introduction

  • Lexicon

Chapter Two: Setting

Suggested Books and Films

Books

  • Of Wolves and Men, by Barry Lopez.
  • Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat (or see the film).
  • American Indian Myths and Legends, selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz.
  • Call of the Wild and White Fang, by Jack London.
  • Moon Dance, by S.P. Somtow.
  • Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, by Vice President Al Gore.

Films

  • The Wolfen (or read the book by Whitely Streiber).
  • A Company of Wolves
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Howling
  • Wolf

Chapter Three: Storytelling

Book Two:

Chapter Four: Rules

Chapter Five: Character Creation

Chapter Six: Traits

Book Three

Chapter Seven: The Spirit World

Chapter Eight: Systems

Chapter Nine: Drama

Appendix

Antagonists

Other Supernatural Beings

  • Vampires
  • Mages
  • Wraiths
  • Changelings (Faeries)

Spirits

  • Pack Totems
  • Naturae
  • Ancestor-Spirits
  • Elementals
  • Enigmatic Spirits
  • Epiphlings
  • Wyldlings
  • Weaver Spirits
  • Banes
  • The Dark Trinity

Sample Fetishes

Central Park: A Setting for Werewolf

Sept of the Green.

Last Words

Index

Background Information

This volume also features the full-color comic story Legacy Rite.

Henry Higginbotham designed the fetishes used throughout the book; his name was left out due to a printing error. He was acknowledged in Monkeywrench! Pentex.

Certain information from the first Rulebook on other shapeshifters is also re-used here, such as there being shapeshifting pythons and enormous, sentient orangutans in Indonesian.

Memorable Quotes

"The other members of the Changing Breed - the werecats, weremegatheriums, werealligators, and the like - were either driven to extinction or forced into far corners and caves." - Other Lycanthropes, Setting Chapter

Characters

  • Evan Heals-the-Past: A lost Wendigo cub.
  • Jonas Albrecht: Exiled Silver Fang.
  • Mari Cabrah: Powerful Black Fury.
  • Amara Windcrusher - Black Fury Philodox
  • Aether-Tongue - Stargazer Galliard
  • Walks-No-Road - Example Character: Silent Strider Galliard Lupus
  • Bessa Sings-in-the-Mist - Children of Gaia Galliard
  • Miranda Wayfarer - Children of Gaia Galliard
  • Luna's Voice - Shadow Lord Ragabash
  • Winter's Heart - Garou Ahroun
  • Quincy Iredown - Glass Walker Galliard
  • Brian, Wyrm-Takes-Last - Fianna Philodox
  • Deathbear-rhya, Death-Takes-Last - Wendigo Garou
  • Watcher-of-Wolves, another Garou keeper of the Silver Record
  • Kate, Chaser-Never-Rests - Ragabash Garou
  • Shines-Bright-Claws, Garou, Silver Record Tale

Central Park, Sept of the Green

References

Previous book:
Book of the Wyrm
Game Books
Werewolf: The Apocalypse books
Next book:
Monkeywrench! Pentex
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