Requiem is more local. As the iconic Vampire: The Masquerade RPG taught us, there are 13 vastly different clans of vampires for players to choose from, some good, some weird, and some so terrible they might as well sparkle. I mean there is even a conversion guide/book for OWoD to NWoD and vice-versa, so if they like OWoD clans for example but NWoD rules, you can do a VtR chronicle with clans from VtM. As soon as I told my old group about it on our chat they flipped out and said it was shit, and that ordering VtM over the internet was totally more worth it than playing Requiem. It was originally released by White Wolf Publishing in 1991, and with new editions released in 1992 (second edition), 1998 (Revised Edition), 2011 (20th Anniversary Edition), and 2018 (fifth edition), each of which updated the game rules. ), Exalted, and Chronicles of Darkness (Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken, Mage: The Awakening, etc.). However, such was the enduring popularity for Vampire: The Masquerade, that a 20 th Anniversary Edition was released seven years later, which proved to be incredibly successful. © Valve Corporation. Vampire: The Masquerade is an excellent role-playing product, ably accomplishing its goals of bringing dark horror to the tabletop. I suppose enough XP would mediate that but I never encountered such a game nor are certain concepts that suited for growing into. This channel is one that was originally created to share game play sessions of White Wolf RPG's game Vampire: The Masquerade in a campaign called Twin Cities by Night. It might be due to the fact that the New World of Darkness (aka: Chronicles of Darkness) was more streamlined for a general player base. Mechanics and Character Creation in Vampire: the Masquerade (V5) Let me preface this article by acknowledging that there are going to be some number of readers who find the entire concept of focusing on mechanics when creating a character to be offensive in some way. Brennan’s been a member of the gaming community since 2015, starting with Vampire: the Requiem, Vampire: the Masquerade, and other Chronicles of Darkness LARPs. All rights reserved. Various thoughts on a variety of topics. I believe Requiem was universally hated and many fangs were gnashed at it.. That said i didn't even know it existed till Bloodlines 2 was announced and i used these forums. (Redemption, and Golconda). In my opinion if your new group is happy with Requiem and you no longer wish to spend any more money stick with Requiem (especially if its second edition). Spoilers. V20 has over the top timestopping zombie space vampires (or near enough) requiem is more... 'down to earth'. That wouldn't have happened if it was a bad game. Then of course there is the much talked about inferiority as a fulfilling setting. To be honest I really do feel like Requiem lacks a lot of substance, especially in comparison to Masquerade. I mean, I don't see any reason why you couldn't run Requiem Masquerade without the Metaplot. Some of them didn't read it and hated it anyway. In comparison, Requiem (especially Second Edition) is more serious and true to the Gothic roots. I certainly did so with Mage: The Ascension. (Redemption, and navigating Camarilla Society), How deep does corruption and lies go in our government and economic institutions? And you could always ignore the setting elements if you really wanted to. Are my friends overreacting or should I just trash Requiem and order Masquerade? Don't really know anything about Requiem. What happens when you take V20 into the equation though? V5 is a 1st/2nd edition masquerade reboot imo.. might have some requiem additions hidden away but not many. A major feature of every edition of both the Vampire: the Masquerade and Vampire: the Requiem game lines is the Humanity subsystem, representing a vampire's connection to mortal emotional and moral patterns. Masquerade allows you to eventually transition onto Paths of Enlightenment, which are alternate/posthuman moral philosophies. So I dunno, I imagine I'm missing something that makes Requiem as good as Masquerade, but for different reasons. A listing of the official NPCs found in Vampire the Masquerade's various Old World of Darkness source books. The classic that changed roleplaying games forever returns! This is a (mostly) complete listing of all the White Wolf created Kindred/Cainite NPCs that inhabit the Old World of Darkness. (Humanity and The Beast), What does it mean to forgive others? Hard. Various Thoughts. Unfortunately there are a lot of people who repeat the VtR hate/VtM fanboyism, though, and it's started to get old. Playing Requiem means you use different character sheets, skills work differently, certain clans are inexistant, and other clans have merged. I never got a sense of why vampires in VtR mattered in the grand scheme of things. Vampire The Masquerade 5th Edition Core Rulebook ... Vampire The Masquerade 5th Camarilla Book.. Vampire: The Masquerade is the original and ultimate roleplaying game of ... a copy of the core book, plus the Camarilla and Anarch supplements collected in a... V5 is a return to Vampire's original vision, moving boldly into the 21sth century.. I went and looked for the Vampire the Masquerade core book in my local bookstore, but they only had Requiem so I bought that. Masquerade focused really well on the whole humanity/redemption/wheels-within-wheels/do we believe the myths thing, and touched on a lot of very deep, relatable human issues we have in the real world.