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Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition

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Note: This was previously published as Blood and Smoke: the Strix Chronicle, now retitled with a new cover and an index.

Updated and revised core rule book for Vampire: The Requiem.

Tonight, you become one of the Kindred, the beautiful and the damned who hide behind our ordinary world. Driven by a hunger like fire, you will struggle to maintain your humanity while immersed in a vicious society of monsters.

Featuring Blood and Smoke: the Strix Chronicle.

The sharks you swim with aren’t the only ones out there. Your Kindred are the smart, sexy vampires of pop culture, but you are haunted by the Strix -- the grisly, demon-possessed corpses of folklore. They slaughtered the Night-Senate of Rome, drowned the tombs of the Princes of Alexandria, and warred with the Plague Lords of Transylvania.

Tonight, they’re loose on the streets of your city. Time for the sinners to become the saints, and the hunters to become the prey.

Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition contains:

  • A complete guide to playing a vampire in the World of Darkness. No other rulebooks are required, and the rules are fully compatible with The God-Machine Chronicle.
  • Reimagined clans, covenants, and supernatural powers to create your perfect monster... and her friends and foes.
  • A first-ever look at vampire domains around the world, from Tokyo to Berlin.
  • Twenty unique Strix, as well as complete rules for building your own.
Note on the Print Editions: Standard Color uses a thinner paper stock than Premium Color, basically the same paper as the Black & White books. This usually means the colors are less vivid, but it also means the price drops a bit per page in the production process. Examples of pages: Premium Color vs. Standard Color.

Also available for Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition:

Check out the Strix Chronicle Fiction Anthology a collection that unveils the schemes and atrocities of Kindred and Strix alike. These are the tales of those whom even monsters fear.

The Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition Condition Cards are also available to provide an easy and fun way to use Conditions at your gaming table.

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Paweł P August 30, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
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Same here. I'll be putting some print order and would like to include VtR2.
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Clayton P August 28, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Any idea on how long a hardcopy of this book was gonna be? was looking to pick one up close to the start of next month.
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Luis M August 25, 2016 3:53 pm UTC
Want to buy this book on hardcopy... Any news about when it´s coming on again??? Thank you!!
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R. B August 25, 2016 3:57 pm UTC
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It will be back soon! We're making some technical adjustments to the print version. (Nothing that changes the visuals or text, though.)
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Nassim B August 21, 2016 11:34 pm UTC
I just saw that this book is no longer available in hardcopy print and only in PDF version. Is it an error on the website or it will be possible to order some hardcopy soon?
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R. B August 25, 2016 3:58 pm UTC
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VtR2 will be back soon. We're doing some technical stuff to it.
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Nassim B August 28, 2016 11:49 pm UTC
Thank you very much!
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Torsten K July 12, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
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I just bought and downloaded the Corebook PDF and my PDF Reader (Foxit Reader) tells me that the file is corrupted, does anyone else have the same problem?

To be sure I downloaded it a couple more times and I always have the same problem, compared to that the character sheets worked fine.
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Hardy L June 14, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
Does anyone know if this is going to get a Standard Heavyweight option?
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R. B August 25, 2016 4:00 pm UTC
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It will.
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February 21, 2016 12:54 pm UTC
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I have purchased this as hardcover copy when it was called "Blood and Smoke".. apparently, since I didn't buy pdf copy I will not get the updated pdf for free..? It is not in my drivethru library.
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Linus L September 13, 2015 7:29 pm UTC
Hello,

Requiem 2nd Ed is being described as "A complete guide to playing a vampire in the World of Darkness. No other rulebooks are required." However, a couple of fellow gamers claimed to have copies of "Blood and Smoke" and said that there were references to other source books still within. I have yet been able to confirm that. So my question is:

- If I have NO books whatsoever from OPP/WW and get Requiem 2nd Ed, do I have everything needed to play Vampire: the Requiem (except pen, paper and dice of course)?
- If so; is the same true with PDFs and prints of "Blood and Smoke"?
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R. B September 13, 2015 8:09 pm UTC
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VtR2 and B&S are the same; the only difference is that VtR2 has some typo corrections, changed citations, and an index.

VtR2 has all the rules you need for playing vampires, including character creation, dice rules, combat, powers, and so on. You don't need other books. It does mention other optional books you can use to get more Merits and Fighting Styles and new rules, like the God-Machine Chronicle Rules Update (which is free), but you don't need them.

If you want to play mortals, you can make do with VtR2 and the Rules Update. Later this year, we'll be releasing the new World of Darkness Rulebook, which will use the same basic rules as VtR2, but with lots of options for mortals, a new investigation system, rules for building antagonists, and more.
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shawn H May 04, 2015 7:44 pm UTC
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I just recieved my print on demand copy, as usual it took pretty much a month to come in, but also unfortunately, it, like all print on demand HC's I've ordered from Drivethru (masquerade 20, werewolf 20 and now requiem 2nd edition) has come in with huge gouges and damage along the cover due to the shipping methods. For the money I'm paying I'd like to think it's get things in the condition they'd be off the shelf at my local gaming store. This is unfortunate as there are several other titles i've been thinking of getting ( I loathe running a game off pdf/tablet) but I'm wary due to the damage every hard cover has had.
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R. B May 05, 2015 9:00 pm UTC
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Take this up with DriveThru customer service. They may be able to help you.
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Jose B December 19, 2015 6:07 pm UTC
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This has constantly been an issue for me, they charge $60 for a color book and ship it as cheaply as possibly, which means it WILL arrive dinged and scratched. Ive also had issues when drive through prints these massive 300+ page premium color hardcovers that the pages begin to fall out since its NOT a thread sewn binding. This means that the quality is not up to the standards of a book that costs $60. This has been my #1 criticism with Onyx Path since they decided to go down the POD path and not traditionally bound. So for now Im going to stick to pdfs, which I can also share with my gaming group. My big hope now that Paradox Games has purchased the White Wolf IP is that they will return to a traditional model of printing.
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Aubrey E January 27, 2016 3:52 am UTC
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I tried buying BESM Third Edition and am scared to use the book due to the poor quality glued binding. Next I bought the Mage 20th Edition - 600+ pages!!! The spine cracked and broke the first time I opened it!!! A $100 book!!! Luckily, DTRPG refunded my payment.

At this point, POD is only to be used for soft back books. This POD system is just terrible. I much preferred buying my books in the store. It is pdf only for anything WW/Onyx Path. Sad, but true.
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Charilaos S March 08, 2015 8:58 am UTC
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if i buy the Pdf i am satisfied and buy the book afterwords am i eligible for the descount if i buy them together?. I am on the fence so far and i would like to preview it first .
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Stephane H January 24, 2015 2:52 pm UTC
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Hi, i bought Blood & Smoke (pdf + Hardcover) in 2014 and i now have access to this edition pdf. But can i find a changelog between the 2 versions somewhere please ?
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R. B January 24, 2015 3:20 pm UTC
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The differences:
- A new cover.
- An addition to the special thanks.
- Changes to the introduction to reflect the change in title.
- Some typo corrections.
- Added a previously missing heading in the Conditions appendix.
- An index.

In addition to being in the end of the PDF, the index can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AeeXfbNQ6JOwdpuNMdrIX0OeIR6bnlRvIyBLs4Cfzi0/edit?usp=sharing

Hope that helps!
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Stephane H January 24, 2015 4:07 pm UTC
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Thanks a lot R. B

The index is very very very usefull !!!
I gonna check the conditions appendix soon.
As english is not my native language, i'm not sure i really undertand this sentence relative to Mekhet Clan Bane : "This bane counts toward the three banes a vampire is allowed". So when reaching Humanity 6, a Mekhet MUST choose a bane, that's ok. But is he allowed ultimately 3 or 4 banes other than collectives banes ? I tried translators on internet but the meaning of "toward" is unclear to me. I still have a doubt. In my idea it seems that a Mekhet can't have more than 3 individuals banes neither, like other clans but must have at least one of them (well and that's a good thing as 3 banes tend to be very difficult to play !!!).
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R. B January 24, 2015 6:42 pm UTC
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Your understanding that a Mekhet can't have more than three banes is correct. :)
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July 06, 2015 3:50 am UTC
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"If you take this bane, it counts as one of the three banes you are allowed." You don't get three and then also this one, totaling four. You get three and this is one of those three.
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Ian B January 20, 2015 8:16 am UTC
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I purchased this, have had a receipt sent to me for such, however it hasn't been added to my account or sent to me
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R. B January 20, 2015 8:21 am UTC
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Contact DriveThru customer service. I don't think they monitor these comments.
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Justin W January 14, 2015 5:39 am UTC
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I bought the PDF when it was Blood and Smoke. It says I don't own this now. Is there any way to get a copy of the new and improved PDF?
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Justin W January 14, 2015 5:39 am UTC
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Wait, nevermind, I'm an idiot. There it is on my account.
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Robert M July 23, 2014 8:35 pm UTC
For the love of God, why is there no index in this book!? *tears hair out in frustration trying to find things*
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R. B December 24, 2014 10:31 pm UTC
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The PDF has been updated with an index. You can also find the index here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AeeXfbNQ6JOwdpuNMdrIX0OeIR6bnlRvIyBLs4Cfzi0/edit?usp=sharing
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Preston H May 20, 2014 1:13 am UTC
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What exactly changed from the earlier version of the PDF? I'd scanned a copy of a friends, but I am not sure if it's worth buying my own copy of the new and improved version.
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Kirill P March 27, 2014 7:24 pm UTC
Did they fix bugs from earlier version? I mean, if I'll take PoD now - will it be the exact version of book, that was released in december, or better version with errata?
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R. B March 27, 2014 7:39 pm UTC
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It's the version we released in late January, after we solicited errata on our forums and made additional tweaks to the layout and content.
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