I was rather excited to pick up this book. After getting into Apocalypse after the hype died down (by several years actually) I was excited at the idea of having the Apocalypse setting in the Forsaken setting. This guide does an admirable job of accomplishing this. It offering good tools and easy do it yourself guides on how to convert gifts between the systems. That being said I think this book falls short of the Vampire Translation Guide.
1) Only a few gifts are converted between systems. Now I understand not doing every single gift from every single book. That would be beyond what word count would allow. However adding in all the gifts from the Revised Core would have been a nice touch I think and the guides in the book could be used for any supplements we might have that weren't covered by the umbrella conversions.
2) Having the Apocalypse Tribes as actual tribes in Forsaken. Now I like them being lodges too. It was helpful and well presented. However I now have to some tweaking. When I think that feature should have been standard. A "hey this is what they look like as a tribe and this is how they'd look like as a lodge" kind of thing similar to how Vampire did it's translation guide.
3) It appears to me that Forsaken got more love in that more of it's system was translated into Apocalypse then Apocalypse into Forsaken. There were relatively complete gift lists for the Forsaken tribes if added into Apocalypse, as as I mentioned above, since the Apocalypse tribes were only lodges we weren't given favored gifts for them. Which I think is a bit of a let down and a shame.
Over all a solid book. I recommend anyone who wants to get started on converting Forsaken or Apocalypse to the other pick up this book. It's a good starting point if you don't know where to go. If you think you can convert them yourself this book might be a bit redundant but you might get something out of this book.
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