I received my physical book in the mail today. I ordered the Standard heavyweight and I am pleased with the qulity for the price paid. I have been reading the PDF for the past week. As for the content; it was through sheer ignorance and contempt that I ignored New World of Darkness/Chronicles of Darkness for so long. I am a huge fan of VtM and was not very willing to give Requiem a try. I, like others, was enthralled by the meta plot of VtM and was not willing to stay the course. Then I started listening to Mathew Dawkins, "Gentlemans Guide to Gaming" reviews of VtR, and now I wish I had given it a chance during its original release. The emphasis on personal horror is paramount, and something that I feel may have been lost over the years in VtM (re-explored in V5 however). I really do like that fact that You, as the ST, and your troupe of players are writing the plot as you go. There is no overarching Meta plot to adhere to. Now before I come off as bashing the old, I will state that I love VtM. The game literaly changed my life. But Requiem is a different beast all its own, and it definetly deserves your attention, especially the 2nd edition iteration. The only misgivings I have about this book is what I feel is very uninspired art. Most of the pictures fail to draw any attention, and the few that are descent are very overshadowed by the bad. I especially don't like the the clan pictures. Art is not a deal breaker for me though, by any stretch. The book is fantastic and Im anxious to start develpoing my chronicle. 5/5 from me.
[5 of 5 Stars!]