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This was White Wolf's April Fool's Joke for 2011. Below is the original text in its entirety.


You can buy the Kindle or ePub version, or download the original manuscript scan for free.

Sometimes my job at White Wolf requires me to dig around in our archives. Mostly I'm looking for a long-lost CD with a particular piece of art or the layout files for an old book, but once in a while I stumble across old contracts, ad copy, and submissions.

A few weeks ago, I ran into this manuscript, in a folder labeled "Paths of Storytelling" and a hand-written note that said "No. Absolutely not. -SW." It looks like something we worked on right around the time of Vampire: The Masquerade Revised. The cover sheet appears to be missing, so I don't know who originally submitted it, or even if it was done by one writer.

Since it's the 20th anniversary of Vampire: The Masquerade, I thought it might be cool to share this strange piece of missing history. I scanned it as best as I could, and we used some old assets from our fiction archive to make a pretty digital version. Enjoy this glimpse into what might have been.

Eddy Webb
World of Darkness Developer


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Adrian S. [Featured Reviewer]
April 6th, 2011
Aside from the fact that this is an April Fool's Day product, there is a certain perversity to the product. An awful lot of work has gone into designing the book, and the 0.99c price tag is worth it just based on the strong novelty factor. This is esse [...]
April 1st, 2011
Dear White Wolf, IS THERE ANY WAY TO WIN?! Thanks, -Mike [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on April 01, 2011.