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  • Octavo
    started a topic What to get for the Christmas in July sale?

    What to get for the Christmas in July sale?

    The Christmas in July sale has started over at dtrpg, and I'm curious about what 1e Requiem books are worth picking up? I have damnation city and requiem for rome (as well as all of the 2E books). Which clan books are the best? Are any of the bloodline books or night horror books or even covenant books any good in the context of 2e?

  • Live Bait
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    Requiem Chronicler's Guide is a book I find myself going back to again and again so I have to call that a recommendation. Coteries is a book I never see recommend but I think it's worth having. Damnation City is always mentoned on these threads for good reasons. The Clan books are great as others have said.

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  • Unahim
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    Originally posted by Yossarian View Post

    To clarify, I don't think Carthians is best overall, I just think it has some of the best practical utility. "Unlife in the Carthian Movement" is brimming with practical, interesting hooks for Carthian characters. It was useful to me, at least. Ordo Dracul is probably (in my opinion) the "best". I don't even think Lancea Sanctum is bad, I just think it's a bit dry and tonally off. Again, my opinion.

    But hey, I'll concede to the mob.
    Personally I like Invictus the best so far, but I haven't read Dracul completely yet.

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  • Yossarian
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    Originally posted by Unahim View Post

    Worth noting that this isn't a common opinion. From all the many polls and threads I've seen on this over the year, this tends to be the consensus ranking of the Covenant books:

    1) Ordo Dracul
    2) Crones/Invictus
    3) Lancea et Sanctum
    4) Carthians

    There is individual preferences in this, but I haven't seen differences between communities overall. Sometimes the LeS and Crones books swap places, but the rest are pretty set. The Carthian one is often considered to have squandered its potential and gets the most criticism of all. It's considered to say "whatevr you want to do, really!" too often.
    To clarify, I don't think Carthians is best overall, I just think it has some of the best practical utility. "Unlife in the Carthian Movement" is brimming with practical, interesting hooks for Carthian characters. It was useful to me, at least. Ordo Dracul is probably (in my opinion) the "best". I don't even think Lancea Sanctum is bad, I just think it's a bit dry and tonally off. Again, my opinion.

    But hey, I'll concede to the mob.

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  • Octavo
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    Thanks for all the advice, everyone. I ended up picking up all the clan books and A Hunger Like Fire. I might get the covenant books and the night horrors books next time they go on sale.

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  • Unahim
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    Originally posted by Yossarian View Post

    They're all pretty solid, though I think Lancea Sanctum is the the odd man out. It was the very first, so it hadn't got over the growing pains yet.

    I think Carthians is probably the best in terms of what these monsters do every night.
    Worth noting that this isn't a common opinion. From all the many polls and threads I've seen on this over the year, this tends to be the consensus ranking of the Covenant books:

    1) Ordo Dracul
    2) Crones/Invictus
    3) Lancea et Sanctum
    4) Carthians

    There is individual preferences in this, but I haven't seen differences between communities overall. Sometimes the LeS and Crones books swap places, but the rest are pretty set. The Carthian one is often considered to have squandered its potential and gets the most criticism of all. It's considered to say "whatevr you want to do, really!" too often.

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  • Octavo
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    Originally posted by Yossarian View Post

    They're all pretty solid, though I think Lancea Sanctum is the the odd man out. It was the very first, so it hadn't got over the growing pains yet.

    I think Carthians is probably the best in terms of what these monsters do every night.
    Neat, thanks. At least with the LeS, the Testament of Longinus is quite excellent.

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  • Yossarian
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    Originally posted by Octavo View Post

    Thanks! Are any of the covenant books worth reading? I seem to remember hearing good things about Circle of the Crone.
    They're all pretty solid, though I think Lancea Sanctum is the the odd man out. It was the very first, so it hadn't got over the growing pains yet.

    I think Carthians is probably the best in terms of what these monsters do every night.

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  • Octavo
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    Originally posted by Second Chances View Post
    If you can swing it, grab all the clanbooks. I'm quite fond of the Night Horrors books as well, particularly Wicked Dead.
    Thanks! Are any of the covenant books worth reading? I seem to remember hearing good things about Circle of the Crone.

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  • Second Chances
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    If you can swing it, grab all the clanbooks. I'm quite fond of the Night Horrors books as well, particularly Wicked Dead.

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