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Lore of the Clans

My sire always told me, “There’s no instruction manual for being dead, strákur.” I believed her, because she was older and smarter than me, and we value knowledge if nothing else. Many sires spill a lot of poison into the ears of their childer, telling them the One True Way to be a vampire. Some vampires don’t even bother, kicking their errant progeny to the streets and letting them figure it out for themselves. A few smother their instruction in religious imperatives, philosophical tenets, or mystical confluences. But not one of them has a pamphlet with clear, easy instructions once you’ve become Damned.

Of course they lie. All vampires lie. But the best lies are those that are told between two truths, yes? Here are thirteen such truths, childe. They may line up with other things you know, or they might not. Sometimes the narrators present tantalizing rumors and conspiracies, while others digress into areas not often considered by many. Some of what they say have no facts to back them up, but not everything is a lie, either.

Let us find instruction from amidst the lies, together.

Lore of the Clans is a single volume revisiting all thirteen Clans for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition, providing story hooks, character concepts, history, and Clan-specific rules.

This Book Includes:

  • The history, lore, and nightly practices of all thirteen Clans, told from the perspective of the Kindred themselves.
  • New combo Disciplines, powers, Merits, Flaws, and other rules specific to each Clan.
  • Revising and updating more classic Vampire: The Masquerade material to V20.

Note on the Print Editions: Standard Color uses a thinner paper stock than Premium Color, basically the same paper as the Black & White books. This usually means the colors are less vivid, but it also means the price drops a bit per page in the production process. Examples of pages: Premium Color vs. Standard Color.

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August 5th, 2016
I'd say, hands down the best of the V20 line so far, and I honestly can not wait until Lore of the Bloodlines, (which I wanted even more) to finally come out. A consistent complaint I've had about the V20 line was that it didn't feel like Vampir [...]
July 1st, 2016
First of all I want to say this book is exactly what I expected from it: More lore of the 13 clans. The setting is very important in WoD and as a storyteller this is a perfect supplement to get a better grasp on the tentions between the clans (somethin [...]
Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
June 27th, 2016
If you have been playing Vampire: The Masquerade for any time, you probably have a stack of clan 'splatbooks' giving you the low-down on the various clans of vampires (especially if you are an experimental role-player and don't stick to identical chara [...]
January 4th, 2016
Loving this book so, so hard. Covers clans' (the 13, plus Caitiff and some antitribu--others are mentioned but more in relation to others, alas none of Saulot's get) beginning stories, histories, some alternate bloodlines and factions, merits/flaws, up [...]
December 26th, 2015
Why you MUST buy this book: Not just a nostalgia product; Great (evocative) writing - seriously, just finished the Followers of Set chapter; Breaks old clan stereotypes; New archetypes; Brings the Clans [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 23, 2015.