is a 20-plus-year veteran of hobby gaming and a 10-year veteran of game design. His career with White Wolf Game Studio began in 1995, during which Justin has developed both Vampire: The Requiem
and its predecessor, Vampire: The Masquerade
. He has worked on over 100 Vampire
titles, written an Origins Awardnominated novel for the World of Darkness, and contributed to the Werewolf, Mage, Wraith, Changeling, Scarred Lands,
game lines. Justin enjoys pro football, reading anything he can get his hands on, and nightclub DJing.
Ken Cliffe has been in the game industry in one form or another for over 20 years. He was one of the first White Wolf employees, brought on as a fulltimer in 1991 after years spent helping out with the one-time White Wolf Magazine. Ken has been involved in most everything White Wolf has published, from Ars Magica to the World of Darkness. He was developer of Hunter: The Reckoning and helped shepherd the relaunch of the WoD with a new Storytelling System core rulebook and Vampire: The Requiem.
Colleen Totz Diamond is a freelance writer and editor who has been a fan of Dummies the books since 1993, when she was first introduced to the series. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, her cat, and her husbands four betta fish (and about 30 . . . For Dummies books).
Includes tips on characters and storylines for storytellers
Develop your character, understand the World of Darkness, and play today!
Vampire lore has intrigued ordinary mortals for centuries. Sink your teeth into this book and find out how to slip into their mysterious, mystical world! Create the vampire of your dreams (or nightmares), choose attributes, skills, and advantages, understand the characteristics of each clan, enter the World of Darkness -- and throw away the garlic.
Discover how to
* Calculate your character's advantages and Blood Potency
* Set the mood for the game
* Select a clan and a covenant for your character
* Explore sources of inspiration
* Master the art of storytelling