Dark Eras 2: Part 3

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!

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Dark Eras 2: Part 2

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!

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Dark Eras 2: Part 1

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.

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Ten Things to Know About the Chronicles of Darkness

Campaigns (or, more properly, “chronicles”) in the World of Darkness involve a lot of different elements. These gamelines have been celebrated for decades as rich storytelling systems that have huge followings but they also are notoriously dense in lore. If you want to start a new campaign using the Chronicles of Darkness, here is a short list of items to get your gaming group up to speed.

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Historical World of Darkness

Onyx Path, the current publishers of the World of Darkness lines, have been doing a lot lately to come up with material for historical settings. White Wolf did their share with Requiem for Rome, the vampire setting in the Roman Empire, and Mage Noir, a much thinner book about mages in World War II and after. Onyx Path continued with Victorian Lost, a changeling sourcebook for 19th-century England, and then decided to make a sourcebook with just a bunch of different historical settings, a book called Dark Eras that they would Kickstart.

Then things exploded.

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