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Bordeaux by Night - Storytellers Guide


Bordeaux by Night - Storytellers Guide is part of a two book project by Secrets of the Masquerade.

  • The Players Guide contains all the geographical details about the city and larger domain of Bordeaux, its praxis, the public known opinions of the NPCs about each other and so on. It's an introduction to France and to Bordeaux as a city, and Bordeaux as a domain, foreigner-friendly.
  • The Storytellers Guide contains the true history of the city, important events ever since the domain was established, the true opinions about each other, all sorts of other supernatural critters, each character's background and how they perceived certain events, and obviously, story leads and starters for a one shot or for a campaign. Misinformation, hidden details, betrayals, lies as big as houses and as tiny as just a last name change, all create unique plot hooks that the PCs are in stellar positions to navigate.

The second tome of Bordeaux by Night is here, and it's massive!

Dig deep into all of the dirty terrible secrets of all characters. Who is lying about their clan? Who is the scourge of the land and must be disposed of? Who's death was faked? What will your players discover? 

The Secrets are now yours to use.

This book overall is edition neutral, but its lore is closer to Revised era books (Gangrel clan having left the Camarilla...) while its feel and ambiance is 1st or 2nd edition (as behind closed doors personal and political horror). The heavily modified layout is 2nd edition.

Wine and blood come in many flavors, and in Bordeaux, it is often sweet and sour.

Known for its wine and architecture, Bordeaux hides many facets in its cellars. Open this Storytellers Guide for Bordeaux and find out all of the terrible horrors behind the Kindred court for a political and personal horror story.

Bordeaux by Night includes:

  • A detailed kindred local history and descriptions of places and their plots;
  • Folklore and other stories of the city, that can be used for deep dive campaigns;
  • Individual backgrounds for each NPCs with their perception and knowledge of the historical events;
  • NPC genealogies, agendas and how to play them;
  • Non-Kindred supernatural characters and their involvements in the ordeal and how they would approach the PCs and why;
  • Charts of the different positions of kindred, and their relations to those important to them;
  • Story starters and leads;
  • A detailed index and influence details;
  • And more!

The 208 pages long book does NOT contain the character sheets of the NPCs, they are in a separade zip file, in the product.

They were not included as to not clutter the already dense material.

Art cover by Santiago Pinilla Alvarez (carajuelo)

Opening comic by Miles Rahman (theeldestsun on tumblr)

This book does not contain any rules or system, it can be easily made to fit any version of Vampire: the Masquerade, either table top or LARP systems.

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May 10th, 2021
I was really excited to crack into this product, since it got good reviews and came highly reccomended by the author. However, what I saw very much did not live up to the hype. The book is very poorly edited. I know English is not the author [...]
May 3rd, 2020
Great depth to this, lots of lovely information on the area as well as well developed characters. The redesign is beautiful too. Highly recommended as this setting is history rich and gives a great setting for Vampire. [...]
March 13th, 2020
It's a really detailed setting and you can see that a lot of work was put into it. For a foreigner like me, the history of the city was completely new and easily understandable. Frequently in products like these is hard to feel like you understand the [...]
November 10th, 2019
I wish I had had these books 5 years ago when I ran a Vampire game in France. You can easily tell that the author has a passion for the setting, and most likely is a local of the area. Little bits of setting information are included that you wouldn't [...]
September 11th, 2019
A detailed companion book to the Bordeaux by Night player's guide that is absolutely essential for storyteller's running campaigns in Bordeaux or France in General. Lots of details on the hidden agendas and motivations of the kindred population. You [...]
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