Authors: Kraig Blackwelder, Jackie Cassada, Tom Dowd, Harry Heckel, Kenneth Hite, Forrest B. Marchinton, Deena McKinney, Nicky Rea, Jon Shepherd, Greg Stolze and Chuck Wendig
Vampire and the World of Darkness created by Mark Rein•Hagen
Developed by: Justin Achilli, Bill Bridges, Ken Cliffe, Will Hindmarch and Ethan Skemp
Editorial Assistance: Lydia Laurenson
Art Direction: Pauline Benney and Aileen Miles
Book Design: Mike Chaney with Becky Jollensten, Aileen Miles, and Pauline Benney
Interior Art: Abrar Ajmal, John Bridges, Brian Leblanc, Jamie Tolagsen, Michael Kaluta, Samuel Araya, Marko Djurdjevic, Conan Venus, Mark Nelson, Jean-Sebastien Rossbach, Jason Chan, Carrion Antoine, Cyril Van Der Haegen, Vince Locke, Rebecca Guay, Josh Timbrook, Talon Dunning
Front Cover Art: Tim Bradstreet
Special Thanks

Years ago, White Wolf released a book called Chicago By Night that inspired some of the first crossover chronicles and a series of follow-up books. You might say that original guide to the Chicago of the World of Darkness sparked imaginations, but that’s not quite right. That book was the fuel. The spark came from the imaginations of countless game players. They — you — light up the ideas. Thanks for coming back to set Chicago on fire again. A companion book of novellas, called World of Darkness: Chicago — Three Shades of Night, is also available from White Wolf Publishing. The interconnected stories in that book show Chicago in action from the perspectives of Kindred, Uratha and the Awakened alike. The authors of those novellas deserve special thanks for helping out on this book, too. Janet, Myra, Sarah? Thanks again.
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: December 12, 2005
Pages: 424
Publication #: WW 55200
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-479-2
PDF: Bullet-rpg Bullet-nip
Price: Print: $39.99/$35.99
Digital: $23.99

World of Darkness: Chicago is a sourcebook for the Chronicles of Darkness. Released under the core Chronicles of Darkness line, this book is also for use with Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken, and Mage: The Awakening chronicles.

Summary Edit

From the White Wolf Catalog:
Chicago isn't corrupt.
It's passionate.
Willing to do whatever it takes
to be the city it wants to be.
And corrupt.
- Maxwell, Vampire Prince of Chicago
The Windy City Beckons
Chicago lies at the center of the web that is the American heartland. Tendrils of power, wealth, and reward stretch outward, ensnaring the selfish, greedy, and unwary. Yet, Chicago attracts its predators, too. Creatures that would have the city for their own, spinning their own webs of malice and intrigue. But among the city's towering skyscrapers and wind-swept streets, who is the spider and who is the fly?
A city setting book for all World of Darkness Games
This book includes:
  • Guides to the history, geography and politics of the Windy City, twisted to suit the mysterious World of Darkness
  • A huge collection of new game material, including dozens of complex and surprising characters, new threats to face and three complete stories to play
  • Numerous ways for characters from any World of Darkness game to interact and collide. This book is a fully compatible supplement for Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken and Mage: The Awakening


Prologue Edit

Introduction Edit

The book focuses on Chicago through the narrative of all of the three major game lines, providing setting, NPCs and a story for each of the games.

Blood and Fire: A History of Chicago Edit

Why do they call it the Loop? What started the Great Chicago Fire? What are some of the noteworthy neighborhoods that might serve as the settings for your stories? Look in here. This is your primer.

Vampire the Requiem: Edit

A describtion of Chicago from the perspective of the Kindred for use in a Vampire: the Requiem campaign.

Chapter 1 - State of the Union Edit


Chapter 2 - Chicago’s Damned Edit


Chapter 3 - Hell Calling Edit


Werewolf the Forsaken: Edit

A describtion of Chicago from the perspective of the Uratha for use in a Werewolf: the Forsaken campaign.

Chapter 1 - The Jungle Edit


Chapter 2 - Wolves of the City Edit


Chapter 3 - Fires in the Winter Edit


Mage the Awakening Edit

A describtion of Chicago from the perspective of the Awakened for use in a Mage: the Awakening campaign.

Chapter 1 - Second Age of the Second City Edit


Chapter 2 - Mages of the Second City Edit


Chapter 3 - Unreal City Edit


Appendix: Social Charts Edit

Index Edit

Background Information Edit

  • The Alley, "the midwest's premier one stop shop for Gothic, Punk, Emo and Rock Clothing," offers the T-shirt worn on the cover in their online store.

Memorable Quotes Edit

Characters Edit

References Edit

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