It’s been a minute (thanks to a brief stop in Eberron) but I’m back with more information on Dark Eras 2 for the Chronicles of Darkness. In Part 1 and Part 2 I talked about the truly ancient settings in the book and now we’re getting a little closer to present day, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting any less crazy!Continue reading “Dark Eras 2: Part 3”
Today I’m here to highlight an awesome product through the Storyteller’s Vault and World of Darkness. Savage Age is a fan setting for Werewolf: The Apocalypse (specifically the 20th Anniversary rules) which features prehistoric action adventure. If you’re familiar with the mythology of Werewolf you know that means some pretty epic stuff, but the term “fan setting” doesn’t quite capture the amazing work that has gone into this very professionally produced book. Read on to find out more!Continue reading “Interview with the Team Behind Werewolf: Savage Age”
I’m back today with another batch of historical settings for the Chronicles of Darkness. Expanding on the other Dark Eras of the game, I started last time to look at the new settings for the Dark Eras 2 book. We are making our way through the medieval Mediterranean this time so grab your saddlebags and lets head to Africa and beyond!Continue reading “Dark Eras 2: Part 2”
Way back in 2017 (before Baby Grue or Continuing Mission) I went systematically through all the historical settings for the Chronicles of Darkness. It was a fun project and I enjoyed the completeness of it but now they went ahead and added more! Last month, Dark Eras 2 was made available to the public on Drive Thru RPG so it’s time once more to head into the fray of history.Continue reading “Dark Eras 2: Part 1”
If you’re not backing the Dark Eras 2 Kickstarter you might not have seen yesterday’s announcement about the book’s table of contents. Unlike the last Dark Eras book, the project didn’t start with a slate of ideas and add onto it but rather began with a blank and built it with the community. This means there was a lot of fan input into the book’s eras but also that we haven’t really known what will be in there… until now. So what can we expect? Well, here’s what I think…
With all of my Dark Eras posts lately, I was excited to see that A Thousand Years of Night was finally released by Onyx Path. This book is about elder vampires, creatures that have lived for centuries and been smart, adaptable, and ruthless enough to resist the grind of time. Obviously, Dark Eras and Dark Eras Companion are excellent resources for vampiric elders, it even says so in the book’s introduction. On the other hand, it would be great to have a book that was more than just “here’s how to make super-deadly vampires!” and actually addressed the themes of the matter. Is this that book? Let’s see!
We did it! This is the last one. I’ve covered everything up the year 1000 CE in the last posts (first the 20th century, the the 19th, then the next three hundred years, and then five hundred in one go). We’ve gotten back to the periods called “classical” or “ancient” depending on who you ask and we’re just going to sprint for the finish at this point! Get ready to go through the Roman Empire, the Greeks, the Egyptian kingdoms, and all the way to the Stone Age!
Of course, it’s all spoiled a little by the upcoming Dark Eras 2 (now on Kickstarter!) which will add a whole slew of new settings to the list. Still, more historical settings is inherently a good thing as far as I’m concerned so more power to them!
Last time I reviewed historical eras for Chronicles of Darkness, I got as far as 1500 CE. This is a nice round number so I stopped there but this time I’ll be going up to a specific, world-shaking event: the Fall of the Western Roman Empire. I know this wasn’t a global phenomenon and it plays into a western-centric worldview but it’s a big event in world history and it’s a big event in the World of Darkness as well. Regardless, this set of entries is a great rewind through European history as things get worse and worse. Enjoy!
In my previous posts I’ve been chipping away at the historical settings for the Chronicles of Darkness and today I’m continuing with that series by covering the next few centuries. We’re through the twentieth and nineteenth setting so today we’re moving through the next three centuries in one post. Buckle in!
The first time I wrote about historical settings in the Chronicles of Darkness I covered things in the busy 20th century. It makes sense that this century has the highest concentration of settings since it just passed but there’s more fun to be had out there. This time, I’m delving into another crowded century: the 19th!