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    The Triumvirate has fallen, and Mithras rules England unchallenged. Princes from across Europe look to the lord of London with admiration and respect. His authority has emboldened the elders of the kingdom, who have claimed what they see as their rightful place, ruling over the Cainite society of England. Yet hidden from view there are many dissenters, Furores, Prometheans, and other radicals, plotters who dream of transforming the world, for Cainite and mortal alike. The flames of rebellion have already been lit, and, whilst few realise, a bloody future is approaching

    England Will Burn includes:
    • • Information on a number of key locations in the kingdom;
    • • Profiles of 70 characters, ranging from the great Prince of London, to villainous Furores
    • • Maps, timelines, and other reference material to support chronicles based in England
    England Will Burn is now available to purchase at the Storytellers Vault.


    Learn more about the hidden history of the British Isles in England Will Burn.
    Find out about the struggle to control medieval Syria in The Gates of Damascus.

  • #2
    Really good. I'm thinking to write a similar supplement for the iberian kingdoms in Dark Ages V20.

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    • #3
      It's the most comprehensive and useful sourcebook on medieval England that's been published for Vampire: The Dark Ages. It expands and clarifies existing material and adds a huge amount of additional information, including some excellent maps. It's very well-written and with some nice portraiture to boot. If you're looking to run a DAV20 game set in England I'd recommend it as the first thing to buy. I did a short review of it on SV (which got published under the name Heather became it got a shipping address confused with my main account information, but heigh-ho).

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      • #4
        The Staff Picks Special

        England Will Burn has made the Staffs Pick list on the Storyteller Vault. To celebrate, both England Will Burn and The Gates of Damascus are available at discount prices to the end of June using the following links.

        England Will Burn
        The Gates of Damascus

        England Will Burn will be supplemented with additional material in the near future, accompanied by a price increase; there's no better time to start planning your Vampire: the Dark Ages chronicle.


        Learn more about the hidden history of the British Isles in England Will Burn.
        Find out about the struggle to control medieval Syria in The Gates of Damascus.

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        • #5
          Are there any plans for translation (into german?)


          As I am from Austria I need to clarify two things.
          First my native language is german and so please point out if the english I write is broken so I can improve.
          Second I do not own VTMV nor any line after M20 because it is not out there and I wait for the translation.

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          • #6
            Black Friday Sale

            Black Friday has come, and England Will Burn is now one of the promoted specials, currently on sale for a limited time for $2.99; you can get a copy here.

            This is an ideal time to pick it up; the book has just had its first major update, adding an additional 60 pages, including a chapter on the town of Gloucester.


            Learn more about the hidden history of the British Isles in England Will Burn.
            Find out about the struggle to control medieval Syria in The Gates of Damascus.

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            • #7
              Question

              Why should I buy England Will Burn when I already read Dark Ages: Britain?

              Not being snarky. Really curious.

              I do like your name though. Like Mr. Willoughby in Jane Austen.


              “No one holds command over me. No man, no god, no Prince. Call your damn Hunt. We shall see who I drag screaming down to hell with me.” The last Ahrimane says this when Mithras calls a Blood Hunt against her.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Penelope View Post
                Question

                Why should I buy England Will Burn when I already read Dark Ages: Britain?

                Not being snarky. Really curious.

                I do like your name though. Like Mr. Willoughby in Jane Austen.

                It depends very much on what you want. Dark Ages: Britain attempts to provide an overview of everything related to the British Isles in the mid-thirteenth century. You get a bit of everything, but often without much depth. Thus, you get seven vampire characters, summaries of counties in 200 to 250 words, and so on. Dark Ages: Britain will give you a summary, but the Storyteller will have to put a fair bit of work translating this into a chronicle.

                Conversely, England Will Burn is designed in the manner of an old-fashioned city book; it presents a number of domains with maps, individual histories, and a full set of vampire characters for the location. The intention is to present chronicle-ready material. Take Gloucester, which is one of the domains presented in the book; England Will Burn presents four pages of history, three maps, five coterie charts, and eighteen characters. The material is designed to help the Storyteller pick the book up, and run a chronicle with the minimum of preparation work.


                Learn more about the hidden history of the British Isles in England Will Burn.
                Find out about the struggle to control medieval Syria in The Gates of Damascus.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Penelope View Post
                  Question

                  Why should I buy England Will Burn when I already read Dark Ages: Britain?

                  Not being snarky. Really curious.

                  I do like your name though. Like Mr. Willoughby in Jane Austen.
                  Dark Ages: Britain is great for plot hooks and crossover ideas - a general overview of what every supernatural faction is up to. It's a fine book, and I enjoyed it, but you could never run a game or any of the supernatural factions using it. There isn't enough detail.

                  England Will Burn is a superb deep dive into Cainite society in medieval England. You could very easily run a Vampire: The Dark Ages game using it on its own. It has everything you need - characters, politics, and domain maps - right out of the box

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                  • #10
                    Thank you.


                    “No one holds command over me. No man, no god, no Prince. Call your damn Hunt. We shall see who I drag screaming down to hell with me.” The last Ahrimane says this when Mithras calls a Blood Hunt against her.

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                    • #11
                      James_Willoughby I bought this a little while ago. The clear amount of historical research and ties to existing characters from the game's lore (especially Chicago!) has made it a real treat to read thus far. Awesome work that massively expands the existing canon material.

                      I'm not likely to ever run a Dark Ages Britain game, but I'd love to run a Victorian London game someday. One of London by Night's biggest flaws was its relative lack of elder characters, so England Will Burn is useful outside of the Dark Ages setting because it provides a ready-made cast of elders to insert into a later-day chronicle.

                      One addition that would enrich it a lot for me is a "Destiny" section under the character entries. Most of the DA supplements had these and used them to detail what happened to a given character between the Middle Ages and the modern era. I picked up your book mainly because it looked like fun reading and it'd add to the experience to get "endings" for the characters' stories.


                      Blood and Bourbon, my New Orleans-based Vampire chronicle.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by False Epiphany View Post
                        James_WilloughbyOne addition that would enrich it a lot for me is a "Destiny" section under the character entries. Most of the DA supplements had these and used them to detail what happened to a given character between the Middle Ages and the modern era. I picked up your book mainly because it looked like fun reading and it'd add to the experience to get "endings" for the characters' stories.
                        There's actually a planned solution for that, once I have added a couple of additional chapters. Rather than present the destiny of individual characters as part of their description, the idea is to have an epilogue at the end, discussing the fates both of particular characters, and how they are woven into the history of the British Isles in the following centuries. There are already a few clues to what will happen in the timeline in the appendix...


                        Learn more about the hidden history of the British Isles in England Will Burn.
                        Find out about the struggle to control medieval Syria in The Gates of Damascus.

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