- Series: Vampire: The Requiem
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: White Wolf Publishing (February 13, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1588462617
- ISBN-13: 978-1588462619
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,067,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Vampire Chroniclers Guide (Vampire: The Requiem) Hardcover – February 13, 2006
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The only downside I can think of is that most Storytellers will only use a small percentage of the product. If you want new powers (Devotions, Bloodlines, etc) you wont find any here. If you're just playing Vampire this book is useless, as it's entirely about how the Storyteller can tell more compelling stories and modify the core rules and concepts to shake things up and present Vampire in a different light. If you like Vampire but would prefer to tinker with it and try out something new then this is an excellent buy.
The second chapter (the bulk of the book) is long and sub-sectioned, presenting many variations on Vampire stories, each of which may be suited to its own chronicle. Perhaps you'd like to run a chronicle where the characters are imprisoned? There are suggestions and considerations for that. Maybe politics and social maneuvering is your theme; there's a section for that too. There are similar tips for all sorts of chronicles, from romance and operatic themes to espionage and procedural narratives that take on the tone of detective stories. Personally, I found the section on elder chronicles interesting, as it presents a system for adding dots at character creation. This is helpful even in building ancillae, and must have been well-received by fans, as I'm told it was reprinted in modified form in the elder sourcebook Ancient Mysteries. The Chronicler's Guide also includes Monster Garage, a system for making characters stripped down to their most basic, monstrous nature and playing with slightly altered mechanics; this too seems to be popular from what I see in the online communities.
I use it often and has really come in handy for me and my games.