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Hunter vs WerewolfYou’ve stumbled into shadows.

You know what lurks in darkness.

There are more monsters tonight than ever before.

It’s time to fight back. 

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition is a standalone game that can be played by new or existing players. The lore has been updated to not only reflect the uptick in monsters, but also the fact that hunting monsters is not exclusive to a location, group of people, or time period. There may be more monsters than ever before, but now there are more ways to fight them, too.

In Hunter: The Vigil, anyone can be a hunter — provided you are committed to the hunt. It is a game of personal horror and sacrifice that tests relationships and encourages teamwork within a cell, compact, or conspiracy.

Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition includes:

Hunter presents a core set of rules and three options for gameplay for new or existing players. This game includes:

  • Overview of a hunter’s world and lore, the types of hunters you can play, and three separate tiers of gameplay.
  • Six compacts and six conspiracies with Endowments for tiered play.
  • Character creation, rules to hunt, equipment, Tilts, and Conditions.
  • Monster creation and locations where to hunt the strange and unexplained.
  • The Slasher Chronicle, Storyteller advice, and more!

Also available now from Onyx Path Publishing:

Deviant: The RenegadesDeviant: The Renegades


You woke up…different. Someone changed you; on a slab, an operating table, an altar. By luck or by fate, you escaped. Now you’re hunted by the ones who made you, and they hold all the cards but one: they don’t know that a fire burns within you because of what they did. They don’t know that you’re hunting them.


The Divergence stripped you of your humanity, cracked open your soul. Its wounds will never heal. You are Broken — not like a toy lying in a limp pile on the floor but like a glass bottle, all sharp edges and jagged, cutting shards. Anyone who comes close to you bleeds — your enemies, but also your few friends.


Though alienated from humanity, you are not alone. Other Deviants have suffered as you have suffered. They hate the conspiracies that made you as much as you do. Together, you will stand against them. Together, you will make them pay!

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John D June 12, 2022 10:40 pm UTC
The new compacts are interesting, but nothing to write home about. SWORN and Nine Stars are very region specific, and while Nine Stars could be easily refluffed for any major police department, SWORN is a bit of an issue. While the idea of an informal alliance between native groups in the US focused around hunting monsters preying on them and recovering knowledge lost to time regarding these entities is sound, the background lore is very direct and specific which I feel is a detriment. Again, mileage may vary in your chronicle, but it's far more restrictive background wise than a compact should be in my opinion.

Council of Bones is great though, really nails the idea of a ghost hunter conspiracy well. You can throw them in as allies or antagonists to any Geist with minimal issues.
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Dek L June 21, 2022 8:04 pm UTC
Would you suggest this to someone if they were planning to get it?
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John D June 21, 2022 10:56 pm UTC
I would, mostly because there's nothing horrible in it, the compact/creation rules are good, and it fully updates hunter to 2e. It's worth it if you're a fan of Hunter, or want to get someone new into Chronicles - Hunter is an excellent way to introduce people to the ruleset and the universe.
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José María S August 29, 2022 10:55 am UTC
Is any of the compacts or conspiracies of the 1st edition removed from this one?
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Tal O May 03, 2022 9:53 pm UTC
In the interactive character sheet, when you try to fill dots the PDF uses V's to mark the points instead of dots for some reason.

This is visually annoying and makes it harder to tell the ratings, as well as just looking bad.
Same with Deviant character sheets and I think the new Mummy as well.

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Michael G March 09, 2022 11:55 am UTC
Favorite, been waiting for this! Now, just to wait the industry standard year for all errata to be found, fixed, and incorporated before ordering the print.
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Thomas H March 24, 2022 10:44 am UTC
As far as I know there won't be any updates anymore. OPP didn't update any of the other books afterwards, so I don't think this one will be an exception.
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Thomas W March 05, 2022 11:46 pm UTC
Does anyone know about the print quality of the hard copies? Do premium color books have the gloss paper like the older World of Darkness books?
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Nanouk H March 07, 2022 9:10 pm UTC
They're not glossy. There premium print paper is a heavier weight, so the ink takes better.
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Laura B March 05, 2022 10:57 pm UTC
I'm still new to WoD and only started after GMC, so I haven't read any Hunter 1e books, but are there no stereotypes for all the compacts and conspiracies?
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Nanouk H March 07, 2022 9:15 pm UTC
This Wiki has a fairly solid summary of the compacts and conspiracies.

Basically the tiers are: Street. You're unaffiliated and know nothing.
Compact: you're part of a larger, country wide association of like minded hunters
Conspiracy: you're part of an international group with access to powers that blur the lines been human and monster
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Laura B March 08, 2022 9:43 am UTC
I'm sorry. To clarify I had already purchased it (and like it) and I was just curious why none of the compacts or conspiracies had stereotype sections like other gamelines have for their splats. I wasn't sure if this was also the case in 1e or there was a reason they were not in 2e or if I just skipped it over by accident.
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Matthew R March 18, 2022 5:52 am UTC
I can verify that 1e *does* have stereotypes, although they're not comprehensive. Each of the compacts and conspiracies has stereotypes for two compacts and two conspiracies (other than themselves, of course). It *is* well-balanced, though: I did a tally and found that each group is represented four times.
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Laura B March 31, 2022 3:38 pm UTC
Still, interesting!
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