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The Book of Places


Storytelling in the World of Darkness is typically a verbal exercise. The group huddles around the proverbial fireplace, trading elements from our psyche in hopes of building a memorable experience. Players and storytellers alike paint a picture with words, collectively birthing a new reality into our consciousness.

But Let’s Get Real for a Second.

Yes, that all sounds like some life-changing, transcendent affair. We are all players trying to make sense of fictional events made up in someone else’s head in the real world. So slap whatever nifty word you want on it; vampire: the Masquerade is still a game. Sometimes, you need more than just words and interpretation to realize a scene. If you’re the Storyteller, sometimes you need more than your imagination to set the stage for your players – be it for the prince’s haven, the coterie’s hideout, or the final stand of your big bad.

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Nick D January 13, 2022 9:35 pm UTC
I get very strong Shadowrun Sprawl vibes from this book!
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Yves C January 04, 2022 1:19 pm UTC
Just kind of what should have been made for books like Haven of the Damned or V20 Companion (even if those books are already nice of course).
It's useful for anyone from a player, a Storyteller or a writer that want to describe places and items in general.

Great descriptions, great storytelling of those places as introductions, this book is not perfect only because there is not enough places described in it ! ;)
We never have enough of these.

Thank you Nathan !
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Nathan S January 04, 2022 1:58 pm UTC
Thank you very much! I have four or five additional locations in my vault, so if people like the book enough, maybe I'll do another one. I appreciate your support, Yves! If you're ever in Chicago, let me know.
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Marcus H January 03, 2022 6:03 pm UTC

This book is a gem. A great in depth look at "typical" locations found in the world of darkness. It's full of story ideas and isn't edition dependent. While the maps aren't professionally done, they are surprisingly detailed and perfect as a hand drawn maps passed on to a character in a back alley deal.
I strongly recommend it to new and old storytellers alike.
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Nathan S January 04, 2022 2:00 pm UTC
Thanks for your kind words! I definitely drew the maps to give them that feel. Thanks for recommending the book, and I hope it helps in your next chronicle.
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