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World of Darkness: Slasher
Publisher: White Wolf
by Edward C. O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/08/2021 14:58:55

to clarify what this book is.

they put World of Darkness on the cover to increase sales, but it is a Source Book to Hunter the Vigil. this book is about making serial killers in Hunter the Vigil, and what cells, compact, and conspricacies have Slashers in their group.

this book is not for the feint of heart (any of the WoD/CofD books aren't frankly) as it dives deep into the pyschology and mindset of a serial killer. its very interesting and complex. from your typical masked murderers, to the charismatic killers with calling cards, and so on.

the reason this book is a source book for hunters, is that at some point, hunters go insane. they see horrors that only their group can understand, and what happens when their convictions are shattered? what if they start questioning humanity and start culling them to prevent vampires to feed on them? so many role playing possibilities.

as of this writing, you can only get this source book seperately, however, the 2nd edition of Hunter the Vigil will have this book, so if you want to wait, there you go, if you want to use this book for your Hunter game have at it!



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World of Darkness: Slasher
Publisher: White Wolf
by Benjamin S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/29/2020 22:49:05

Absolutely excellent, although Brutes are a touch broken.



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World of Darkness: Slasher
Publisher: White Wolf
by Scott M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/23/2010 20:33:35

The entire World of Darkness line is, obviously, not wholly intended for the faint of heart. Even if a troupe wishes to gloss over some of the darkness, it is hard to work around the fact that vampire characters feed on mortal human blood, werewolf characters (almost) inevitably create swaths of violence and even 'standard' mortal characters are mired in a world which is, well, dark.

Therein, obviously, lies the appeal. The mirror that the game line holds up to the real world may be distorted and ghostly, but there is a certain escapist fantasy to be had, all the same. WOD Slasher, however, may not be for all paritcular tastes and, of all the titles, it may well skirt the closest to being in the realm of questionable taste.

Granted, human beings in the 'real world' who descend into murder rarely do so with such operatic glee, but the fact remains that this effort does deal (at least superficially) with human evil, as opposed to the sort of fantasy evil that is more apt to be found in the more overtly supernatural creatures of the night.

That having been said, and presuming that you are not apt to misinterpret the content of the book, WOD Slasher is a tremendous addition to the line, both for the purposes of crafting compelling and frightening adversaries and also for the chance to -- for a time -- drop the facade of morality (or humanity or harmony or whatnot) in favor of taking a turn 'behind the curtain.'

The slasher mechanics are well considered and, although the book leans a bit more toward Hunter in its sense of connections, the rules and characters that the new systems generate could easily filter through any of the core lines. In the usual, bankable White Wolf way, the book is exquisitely laid out and well designed, striking an excellent balance of game mechanics, (pseudo-)historical tidbits, character and small pieces of atmospheric fiction.

An excellent resource for the game and one that can be surprisingly intense but, perhaps even moreso then the rest of the line, probably not for younger and/or sensitive players.



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