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Rose City by Night


Note: This title has been updated with revised text, updated art, and the inclusion of a Relationship Map for Portland's major undead players. 

Content Advisory: The chronicle jump-start in Chapter Six was written in 2017, and revolves around a city in the grip of a major disease outbreak. It is being presented largely as written at the time.

Founded a little over a century and a half ago, Portland has always been a destination for those wishing to change their fate. Mortal pioneers and entrepreneurs have looked to Portland as a city where they can start over. Vampires are no different. Portland, small and remote, gives many Kindred a chance to thrive which other cities don't. 

But all is not well in the City of Roses. The city's Sabbat heritage isn't entirely forgotten, and the Setites scheme to overthrow the Camarilla Prince. For her part, the Prince struggles to rule a city with such a low mortal population - and thus a low blood supply for her people. 

Rose City By Night includes:

  • The supernatural history of Portland: How the city began as Kyle Strathcona's vision for a Montreal of the West, and turnd into something much different. 
  • A catalog of the Damned: The Prince, the Anarch just across the river in Vancouver, the Thin Blood leader on a disputed island, and nearly a dozen more Story characters. 
  • A living buffet: Twenty mortal victims available to be preyed upon by hungry vampires, each with their own complication if the hunt goes awry. 
  • Two new skills and one new Thaumaturgical ritual, all revolving around a vampire's obsession with blood. 
  • Blood and Vitae: A chapter which goes further into hunting, feeding and territory. Rules for attacking Herds, patrolling and poaching are included; as well as a system for tracking the available blood in a given neighborhood. 
  • As the Blood Flows: What happens when the blood supply of an already strained city gets profoundly disrupted? In this starting adventure, player characters have the chance to learn just that... and decide how to use that chaos to their best advantage. 

Find out what blood costs in Rose City by Night. 

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Daniel G April 10, 2019 12:30 am UTC
How easy would this be to adapt to Vampire: Requiem 1e?
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Keegan C October 15, 2017 12:44 am UTC
I'm still reading through and plan on leaving a review later, and overall I'm enjoying it, but there's something bugging me that I want to talk about. Well, two things, actually: the notion that Portland is both small and remote, two pretty important underpinnings of this book. The problem is that neither is particularly accurate. (Edit: For disclosure, I should mention that I currently live in Portland, so I notice things the average reader might not. However, I feel that many of these observations are valid outside of nitpicking.)

First up, the biggest issue: Portland's population. In the book, the author states that there's roughly 700,000 people in the Portland metro, and roughly 700,000 people living in surrounding communities, for a total of about 1.4 million people. That didn't seem right to me, so I looked it up. According to Portland's regional government, Metro, there were 2.35 million people in the metro area as of 2015* (defined as the city proper and the surrounding suburbs; the U.S....See more
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Michael U April 04, 2019 3:59 pm UTC
I haven't read the book yet but will be buying it. I live just outside of Portland,literally across the street on the south western side, Given that the book is set in 2015, Portland was a bit smaller back then though not much. The population has exploded here in the last five years. From Hipsters to people fleeing other Major metros like So Cal, Texas, New York, etc.

I was thinkin of writing up my own Portland by Night set up till I found this. Perhaps I will pivot that from writing anew to just updating this one to fill the time gap and account for things like 2nd Inquisition and how the PNW can be a refuge.. With Bloodlines 2 set to come out here next year and it being set in Seattle, I suspect the PNW will no longer be an out of the way spot for Kindred and Garou alike.
Thanks for your review Keegan, even though it was a year and a half ago it helped to set my mind to pick up this book.
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