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Kindred of the East (For Vampire, the Masquerade) Hardcover – November 27, 1997


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  • Series: Kindred of the East
  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing; First Edition edition (November 27, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565042328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565042322
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A very beautiful book, like all books from Justin Achilli.
Morcar
Gee, one day i will figure it out, and then i will have a good ol' time.
anthony viator
I think this is the best book that White Wolf has published so far.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Congratulations to White Wolf on this book. It offers a good view of a new type of supernatural to add to the World of Darkness (but, carefully.) I like the openness of the players moral decisions; they're much closer to Sabbat Paths than Humanity, yet they're not evil- they just have a different world view than the Western Kindred are used to. The book does a good job describing it and setting the feel for it. Contrary to the other reviews, I find the Eastern and Western Kindred to be fairly balanced power-wise. If you're interested in extending your World of Darkness setting into the East, this book is a must.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "otaku" on January 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I thought that KoE was one of the best books that I have read from White Wolf. It takes and enforces the original intention of Vampire: the Masquerade, the struggle between keeping your Humanity and succumbing to your Beast. It is designed to keep players from becoming ungodly strong power characters really quickly and simply ignoring the enlightenment part. In my opinion that alone makes it a very worthwhile game since it focuses on roleplaying more than how much power you can grab. And yes the Kuei-jin are strong, but they also have disadvantages that equal them out so they have no more of an advantage than any other group does. All in all, an extremely excellent book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Tilly on January 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
White Wolf has captured the mysticism and uniqueness of the Orient in KotE, and describe an imaginative race of vampires that in no way are a copy of western vampires. In fact, after reading KotE, I think western vampires are quite boring and without purpose. Together with the rest of WW's Asia-oriented books, like Hengeyokai, KotE is a masterpiece. The only downside is that maybe it's not very easy to play KotE compared to Vampire, and it's definitely harder to find the right Asian atmosphere. But other than that, it's perfect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Foltz on July 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The new Kindred of the East book has proven to be a great use for me and my friends. The all new ways of Dharma and the different kuei jin disciplines prove to be a nice taste of something different than just V:tm. The option of being a kindred of the east or just the flavor it adds to the chronicle is more than enough to make me feel that purchasing this book was well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 3, 1999
Format: Hardcover
When I first read this book, I was skepitcal: I had heard that the vamps of the east used chi instead of blood. That sort of turned me of...till I read deeper into the book. In short, the being inside are both uggly and beautiful, malignant and bengin. They have a goal some what like that of the Hengeyokai...that is, when it comes to preserving places of high chi. Their true quest is one of enlightenment and redemtion...unlike their western counterparts, who are often turned into vamps against their will, the Kuei-jin, as they call themsleves, are souls who have fallen out of sinc with the Great Wheel due to bad Karma. This book is a must have for any Vampire player.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Now here you see some serious ****. When I first met an Asian vampire, I was surprised by her obvious gentleness and passion. And then by her really intimidating beast ! Man, these guys sure ARE serious trouble. Stay out of their way if you can ! You better believe what I tell you, because, although they are powerful and influential (and hard to play), they are also some of the most unnerving and deep reaching characters in the WoD. A doubleedged sword with a sharp handle, so to say. But beware, they won't tolerate you if you are a Cainite, a Kin-jin, since you are a barbarian, and deserve to be destroyed. *OOC: If you want to play one of these guys, prepare for a complete new experience, together with a relatively rebuilt rule system, and a totally new philosophy.*
the Marquis, vmapire hunter and leech himself
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I have been hesitant to buy Vampire the Masquerade books in the past, because I have been a devout fan of Werewolf: the Apocalypse and didn't want to start having to collect ALL of the books (which would be harder now, since White Wolf no longer puts out editions of the books I would want to own). But after I had bought Hengeyokai, the Eastern Changing Breed supplement to Werewolf: the Apocalypse, my curiosity was piqued.

I have always held a curiosity for The East, and adding supplements to my favorite RPG book series was something I thought was an amazing idea. I had heard from others who had played campaigns with this setting, and I was intrigued, but nervous. The rules seemed very different and very complicated--and THEY ARE--but I would not be deterred. After I bought Hengeyokai, I knew it would only be a matter of time before I bought Kindred of the East. I bought Ten Thousand Hells, which was a supplement that was meant to be used by the Eastern book sets, and became even more eager to play the Eastern Vampire main book.

I haven't yet played or DMed a campaign of Kindred of the East or Hengeyokai yet, but I plan to. I just need to get up the courage. See, it's the location that makes me nervous now. I would want things to be at least mostly accurate. And the system is still complicated enough that I need to further familiarize myself with it.

But don't let that deter you. This book is still amazing, and deserves to be played. I recommend it to any White Wolf enthusiast. You will not be bored.
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