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Changeling eBook Bundle!

Posted on September 19, 2008 by

White Wolf has made a new PDF bundle offer. This week we celebrate our ENnie-award winning “Product of the Year”, Changeling: The Lost and it’s companion SAS, The Fearmaker’s Promise, which won the silver ENnie for best electronic book.

A Storytelling Game of Beautiful Madness – Taken from your home, transformed by the power of Faerie, kept as the Others’ slave or pet — but you never forgot where you came from. Now you have found your way back through the Thorns, to a home that is no longer yours. You are Lost. Find yourself.

The Changeling Bundle is available at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop.

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To the Flame (Promethean) Now Available!

Posted on August 6, 2008 by

Can You Prevent Another Great Fire?

Something disturbs the slumber of a quiet, rural town. Sixty years ago, this monster scarred the town in a terrible inferno. Now nearly rebuilt, the sightings have returned. The monster, known locally as Moth, was considered nothing more than a boogeyman to scare children. But those older folk who lived through his first visit know better. They know that Moth brings trouble.

To the Flame is available at the Flames Rising RPGNow Shop.

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Scion Companion (Manifestations of Ichor) Review

Posted on July 21, 2008 by

This is the second part of the Scion Companion to be released as a PDF, the first having been the Tuatha de Daanan segment and with a couple more to come. It furthers White Wolf’s relatively progressive e-book policy while simultaneously acting almost as a preview for the eventual, finished product and also, probably, cunningly getting people to buy much of the same material twice – can’t really fault them for doing that! This section is all about the powers, the elevated statistics and their consequences, the fields of expertise and the powers within those, additional companions, followers, artifacts, magic and so on.

Review by James ‘Grim’ Desborough

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Scion Companion Part Two: Manifestations of Ichor Available Now!

Posted on July 10, 2008 by

Manifestations of Ichor is a collection of new rules for Scion players. Included are rules on how to make a demigod or God at character creation, 27 new Knacks (three for each Epic Attribute), 15 new Birthrights (three Creatures, three Followers, three Guides and six Relics), a complete pantheon Purview (Scire) and Virtues for the Atlantean pantheon first detailed in Scion: Demigod, 32 new All-Purpose Purview Boons (two for each Purview) and 10 new Magic spells.

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Ruins of Ur (World of Darkness)

Posted on July 9, 2008 by

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.

Beneath the deserts of Iraq, among the ruins of the ancient Babylonian civilization, lie secrets. The ancient servants of a dead god stir again. Forgotten magic waits to be claimed. Evil spirits yearn for souls to consume. At the heart of it all is a terrible hunger – for power, for servitude, but most of all for blood.

A squad of soldiers escorting an archaeologist is thrown into the maw of these ancient secrets, and its men must fend for themselves against an ancient horror beyond their understanding. But survival is not enough, for deep in the ruins of Ur the very tools of their salvation could cost them their souls.

A story in the Storytelling Adventure System for the World of Darkness, inspired by World of Darkness: Dogs of War.

Look for Ruins of Ur and other Storytelling Adventure System eBooks at the Flames Rising RPGnow Shop.

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Daughter of Nexus RPG Review

Posted on July 1, 2008 by

Daughter of Nexus is an adventure offering for White Wolf’s fantasy RPG, Exalted. This adventure is published in PDF form and is another prong in White Wolf’s fairly aggressive and welcome acceptance of the PDF medium as a way to do business. This is particularly desirable for Adventures, I think, as the production costs and the sale price can be kept low though, at nearly seven dollars – for which you can get PDFs two and a half times as big and with more content – I still don’t think they’re getting the price point right for their electronic offerings, after all, adventures are pretty much disposable products, with little in the way of replay value and few elements that can be effectively reused.

Review by James ‘Grim’ Desborough

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The New Kid (World of Darkness: Innocents)

Posted on May 12, 2008 by

Suddenly, there’s a new kid at school today. No one has lived in the Mayfair House for as long as you can remember, maybe even as long as you’ve been alive. Like a big gray toad nestled into the woods, it gazes down on the corner, eyes empty and soulless. But that’s all changed. You […]

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The Resurrectionists RPG Review

Posted on May 5, 2008 by

It is curious that Vampire adventures seem to be particularly susceptible to this kind of role-playing when the rules-givers at White Wolf are forever bringing out new rules constraining vampire characters to behave in certain ways and to react to each other based on templates relating to membership of different social organizations and family structures. This seems to be rather un-American to me – no wonder there are so many foreigners in the World of Darkness. Europeans, for example, with their dastardly class-based societies and ability to speak languages. Rafael Pope, a central figure in this adventure, for example, is described as ‘a tall European man, probably Italian.’ Not Scandinavian, then or Slavic or Gaelic. In any case, obviously someone to be watched and subject to the vampiric versions of phone-tapping and having to take his shoes off before being allowed on an aeroplane.

Review by John Walsh

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New Storytelling Adventure System Website

Posted on April 4, 2008 by

White Wolf Publishing has recently put together a new Storytelling Adventure System website to feature the “Playable Stories for all White Wolf Publishing Games” series of products that we’ve been raving about here on Flames Rising (including a Mini-Reviews of Fear-Maker’s Promise and Criminal Intent). Check out the new website: www.white-wolf.com/sas for a look recent […]

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Lines of Power for Mage: The Awakening

Posted on April 4, 2008 by

Even Mages are Afraid of Someone Breaking into their Home A mage’s Sanctum is his home, and the Hallow is the soul of it. When bereft of these two things, the mage is not only robbed of her sanctuary but also the Mana that replenishes her magic. Wars have been waged among mages for centuries […]

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The Harvesters (World of Darkness)

Posted on February 29, 2008 by

People Disappear All The Time. Will You Be One Of Them? In The Harvesters, the characters are pitted against a group of kidnappers that prey upon the forgotten people and sell them off to the highest bidder. They visit upon those lost souls any torment that pleases them, so long as they don’t compromise the […]

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