Vampire: The Masquerade is a Fab Bundle of Holding Deal!

If you’re curious about Vampire: The Masquerade, the 20th anniversary corebook and many of the supplements are now part of a fabulous Bundle of Holding deal. A portion of the proceeds goes to the RPG Creator’s Relief Fund, as well, so you can get a little something for yourself and do good works.

There are two bundles to pick from. The Starter Collection gives you four invaluable tools to dive into Vampire, and the Storyteller’s Collection enhances that set. If you’re interested in checking this out, I thought I’d mention I worked on Dread Names, Red List, which is part of the Storyteller’s Collection.

In the effort of full disclosure, the RPG Creator’s Relief Fund is a charity I advise for; I feel that groups like this and The Hero Initiative are incredibly important to help creators when disastrous situations strike.

[New Release] The Cainite Conspiracies Anthology

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I am pleased to announce that The Cainite Conspiracies, a collection of fourteen stories set in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade Dark Ages is now available. Stories were written by these fine authors, which include exemplary storytellers and Vampire: The Masquerade developers past and present: Maurice Broaddus, Renee Ritchie, Justin Achilli, Russell Zimmerman, Andrew Peregrine, Catherine Lundoff, Eddy Webb, Jacob Klünder, Ree Soesbee, David A. Hill Jr., Alan Alexander, Richard Dansky, Danielle Lauzon, and Neall Raemonn Price.

In celebration of this release, three of our authors wrote about their stories. You can read about “Family is Family” by Renee Ritchie, “Sand and Dust” by Andrew Peregrine, and “A Quest for Blood” by Russell Zimmerman.

I hope you enjoy this collection. I had a lot of fun putting The Cainite Conspiracies together!

The Cainite Conspiracies Cover and Table of Contents Reveal!

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Today, I am pleased to share with you the cover art and Table of Contents for my upcoming anthology: The Cainite Conspiracies. This collection of short stories, which is inspired by Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Dark Ages, has a stellar roster that includes fantastic authors and Vampire developers past and present.

Watch for the anthology to be released in November!

Table of Contents for The Cainite Conspiracies

A Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Dark Ages Anthology
Young, Gifted, and Ventrue by Maurice Broaddus
Family is Family by Renee Ritchie
Acts of Cruelty by Justin Achilli
A Quest for Blood by Russell Zimmerman
Sand and Dust by Andrew Peregrine
Incarnadine Seas by Catherine Lundoff
The Last Spark by Eddy Webb
The Hidden Stars by Jacob Klunder
Omen’s End by Ree Soesbee
Eighty and Nine by David A. Hill, Jr.
Ghosts of Chorazin by Alan Alexander
Orfeo’s Plague by Richard Dansky
Veil of Power by Danielle Lauzon
Goat’s Nails by Neall Raemonn Price

Celebrate Halloween with Vampires!

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Have you picked up your copy of Endless Ages yet? If not, today’s post gives you a little bit of insight into my inspiration behind “Redder Than Red”. Happy Halloween!

What Motivated Me to Write Redder Than Red

When I was working on Dread Names: Red List, Matt (McElroy) and I would speculate which Anathema would be the first to get caught in the modern era and why. Often, Ayisha Jocastian’s name would pop up because she represents a direct threat to the Masquerade. As an Anathema, Ayisha is unique in the sense that she believes that the consciousness of the vampires she has consumed are directing her actions, but she is also a political threat because her zeal to reproduce and distribute the Book of Nod. Though Ayisha was already condemned to the Red List and could never be removed, she is an active threat who will not stop committing diablerie, nor will she stop sharing vampiric secrets with mortals.

My story, which is titled “Redder Than Red”, is written from the perspective of a Malkavian named Rebecca Fleischer whose childe was diablerized by Ayisha. Rebecca suffers from a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder called Arithmomania, which means she has a fundamental need to count. I felt this would be a good mental illness to help illustrate what Rebecca is feeling and seeing, and gets away from the stereotypes that plague members of Clan Malkavian and undermine their potential in a story.

Together with Ventrue Alastor Stephan Ashworth, the two Kindred drive to a warehouse to confront Ayisha Jocastian once and for all. Stephan adds some setting heft to the story, as both Alastors and Anathema are part of the rich lore associated with the Red List, but he also offers a dynamic to show this fight isn’t between two vampires. For Rebecca, however, her desire to take down Ayisha is personal; losing her childe is a powerful motivator for vengeance.

I hope your thirst for vampire fiction will draw you to “Redder Than Red”. This story was a lot of fun to write, and I enjoyed taking on this aspect of Vampire: The Masquerade for the modern era.

[New Release] Endless Ages Vampire: The Masquerade Anthology

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Twenty-five years of Vampire: The Masquerade

Twenty-five years of storytelling, adventure, and exploration. In celebration, we bring you eighteen authors that explore the evolution and development of the world of Vampire. From tales of wanton diablerie to the fulfilling of centuries-old religious vows, lover’s sacrifices, and searches for truth. Peel apart the layers and discover the endless ages of beauty and betrayal.

Today, I’m pleased to announce the release of a collection of stories for Vampire: The Masquerade. Edited by Jaym Gates, Endless Ages features several stories from wonderful authors covering all eras of the setting. My story is titled “Redder Than Red”, features the hunt for the Anathema, Ayisha Jocastian, and is set in the modern era. Watch for story excerpts all this week leading up to Halloween on the Onyx Path Publishing website.

Get your copy of Endless Ages today! I hope you enjoy this Vampire: The Masquerade anthology, and it allows you to fall in love with Vampire all over again. Happy 25th anniversary! And, more importantly… Happy Halloween!

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