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Ghouls: Fatal Addiction
Publisher: White Wolf
by Paul H. D. B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/17/2013 14:08:26

The daylight cousins to the Vampires couldn't be better exposed. The creativity of this book is high and the books that could be written using the information within it is even higher. The various types of ghouls and the examples are all truly compelling and have great potential for literary development. The abuse of the ghouls at the hands of the Sabbat, however, soils the part of the book it is written in. It misses out on a great opportunity to make more aggressive use of the ghouls as befits the Sabbat's aims. I cannot give this book a five star rating because, as with the Guide to the Sabbat, the ghouls are not cast in a fair light.

In spite of this, Ghouls: Fatal Addiction is yet another impressive narrator's tool that I am very proud to own and ask anyone who wishes to write for Vampire to purchase so that his or her works of literature are well founded.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Ghouls: Fatal Addiction
Publisher: White Wolf
by Courtney S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/21/2007 21:26:37

The art is bad, but this is common in White Wolf books of this vintage. The nuts and bolts of the Ghoul condition of this is definately worthwhile. Betther than worth while even. The addiction and the madness are pretty good for the subject matter also. The only flaw here is that (and this is as much ambience as explicit) is that they drag things into BDSM territory in ways that are probably not necessary. This might be to some folks taste, but not to mine, and I think it maybe would have been better to just stick with the whole addiction/cruelty/descent into madness without taking things further.

That being said, the whole BDSM issue really is a book/cover thing, and this should not put off the player that enjoys his/her Old World of Darkness. There is a lot of good and creepy in here.



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Ghouls: Fatal Addiction
Publisher: White Wolf
by Craig H.
Date Added: 09/11/2005 23:26:06

Having not read the NEW Ghouls book I'm not here to compare notes but say that THIS book I found most intriguing. I can only guess that the new Ghouls book has taken what was already established and sprinkled in some oddities. I must say that playing a ghoul was by far a very satisfying, albeit, twisted experience.

As is standard WW practice, the opening narration was dark and perverse but still a good read. The nuts and bolts of the book are solid but you may raise a question or two about 'certain' things. You'll know what I mean once you read it through. On the negative side, the artwork is not up-to-par with the more recent editions. Just overlook them.

All in all, I liked it. It will be interesting to see what the new Ghouls book has to offer. I still play the old system and since I am a Giovanni fanatic you can see why ghouls are a facinating lot for me.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Ghouls: Fatal Addiction
Publisher: White Wolf
by Mike A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/01/2005 09:30:46

If you are one the line about purchasing this sourcebook, then I'd like to think that this review will sway you to the correct choice. Ghouls: Fatal Addiction is a Vamprie sourcebook explaining the physiology, psycology and systems of mortals with Vampiric powers. It is an amaxing supplement, but I should warn people that it is extremely twisted, and meant for mature readers.

Ghouls are slaves to blood. They are addicted to the vitae of Kindred, drinking of it three times to gain a new discipline in potence. Many of them just live for their next fix of the power juice. While still mortal, they gain many of the traits of Kindred. They can frenzy, though it is more difficult, can learn disciplines and expend blood to make themselves more physically powerful. The Ghoul is a wretched creature, more powerful than a human but bound to Kindred for their new substance.

The supplement provides quite a bit of information on how different Ghouls see Kindred, and how the Kindred see them. The book provides information on how each clan treats their ghouls and how a faction of Independant Ghouls sees the different sects and lineage of the different Vampires. In addition to this, we see how different age groups among Kindred see their ghouls.

The sourcebook provides rules for three different kinds of Ghouls, Vassals, Independants and Revenants. Vassals are bound to a certain Kindred, doing any needed work to get that special substance. Independants have no master. While this means freedom, it also means that they have no steady supply of vitae, and are forced to get it somehow to survive. Revenants are entire families of Ghouls, usually within the Sabbat. This twisted and inbred creatures produce vitae in their own body and live three times longer than a normal human. Ghouls: Fatal Addiction also includes ideas for running chronicles with Ghouls as the characters. This means that you could have a Ghoul in a coterie of Kindred, or an entire group of Ghouls.

This is a great sourcebook which should be read by any Vampire: the Masquerade storyteller. Just ignore the art and you'll love the book.



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