World of Darkness Posts


A New Kind of Game

A New Kind of Game

One of the most difficult balancing acts for the storytellers of a Vampire: the Masquerade game – particularly one with live-action elements or a large player-base – is to provide character agency while also enforcing the standards and archetypes of the setting. This...
With the Flow (Mage Concept)

With the Flow (Mage Concept)

So many think the world functions on competing forces – after a period of resistance, one side wins and one side loses. How unfortunate it is that they miss the sublime beauty of forces acting in harmony, even when coming from different directions. Thoughts, emotions,...
Highways and Byways

Highways and Byways

Waving another late-night traveler across the border, Officer Peters glanced at the large office clock. It was late enough that the only people traveling were either too tired or hyped up on caffeine to lie about their reasons for entering the country, making his...
A Search for Heaven (Mage Concept)

A Search for Heaven (Mage Concept)

Cultures across the world speak of a time when all peoples were one, united in purpose and strength. Their language was that of Adam, the first namer, in which there was no distinction made between the Signifier and the Signified. It was a language of true things, a...
Recesses (Part 3)

Recesses (Part 3)

Motes of dust kicked up by their entrance to the private balcony floated in the dim, gas-lit air of the aged opera house. Madame Opal, the elder vampire who had been continually involved in the development of the San Francisco peninsula from her arrival in the 1840s, stood facing the empty stage far below, as if ignorant of her guests from Sonoma County.

Recesses (Part 2)

Recesses (Part 2)

Approaching the foreboding, Victorian-era opera house that remained all but invisible to mortal eyes, the small contingent of Sonoma County vampires felt increasingly unnerved. With broken windows hanging open to the night air and paint peeling off in sheets, the building looked like it hadn’t seen a touch of maintenance or renovation since …