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Promethean: The Created Demo
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Promethean: The Created Demo
Publisher: White Wolf
by Adrian S. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 07/23/2012 00:49:27

I looked into this after repeated references to the game on the 'Darker Days' podcast, and it intrigued me - especially given that it is a limited-run product line like Geist.

This does give you almost all of the tools required for a decent understanding of the game. It provides you with all of the base World of Darkness rules, a full set of pre-generated characters and a module which should give a full nights' play (if not more).

The core themes of 'Promethean' are articulated clearly, and it does present as a very dark game that may not suit every table's tastes (much like Geist). The demonstration kit pulls few punches, and asks for a number of moral choices from the characters as they try to unravel the plot. There are a couple of forced choices, but this is cast in the light of being typical to the setting, and I don't feel that mature players will take exception to them.

I wouldn't recommend this for every group, but I do get the feeling that this is a sleeper success from white Wolf Studios. The types of games you can tell with this do require a depth of emotional maturity, and after reading through this, I feel that chronicles would be best when well-defined in terms of play length and also require a lot of forethought by the Storyteller. That said, it is the sort of play experience which has the potential to be immensely rewarding at the same time.

I'll definitely be looking to trial this with my regular gaming group, and have placed an order for a physical copy of the rulebook - I really want to learn more about this game.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Promethean: The Created Demo
Publisher: White Wolf
by Nathan O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/15/2009 23:40:27

A Great Stater To A Great Game So Have Fun With It.

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Promethean: The Created Demo
Publisher: White Wolf
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 08/12/2006 11:59:15

An RPG Resource review:

This free introductory scenario contains an adventure plus pre-generated characters and enough about the rules to enable you to run the game without reference to anything else.

The adventure itself, Virtue and Power, gives a clear impression of the nature of the world inhabited by the Prometheans, but a word to the wise - it gets quite unpleasant and requires some hard moral decisions on the part of the characters, and so is recommended for mature role-players.

In the adventure, the characters - who all are Prometheans - are dumped straight into an extremely nasty situation and first must escape and then deal with what is going on. The individual character sheets give plenty of background to enable a competent role-player to understand the character and where he is coming from - and they could probably be continued on into further adventures of the Storyteller's (GM's) own imagining... or, of course, this could be used as a taster to see if the group fancies playing Promethean: The Created before time and money is spent on setting up a campaign.

The rules summary is clear and comprehensive, and worth retaining for use by those players who have not purchased the full rulebook, or as a handy reference during play.

Overall, it is well-written and provides an adventure with plenty of options for the characters to do pretty much what they please in response to the situation in which they find themselves... coupled with enough information for the Storyteller to be able to respond to player decisions. A good introduction, ought to enable people to make an informed decision as to whether or not this is a game they want to play.

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