Berlin by Night is a very good book. This opinion might be biased since its the first story, chronicle AND roleplaying experience I ever had. I played it 2times now: the first time as a player and the second time as Storyteller. Both these stories were with Neonate Troupes trying to survive among the powerful vampires of this city. I am planning to run it again in the alternative setting (presented in the book) where the Troupe plays the Archeons.
The book has a very rich background that really captures well what Berlin has been through all these years. It explains the motives of both princes why they do what they do very well, and why people support or opose either side. In my opinion this chronicle has a lot of replayability. Not only because it gives a lot of small subplots to work with (before and/or after "The Ascension of Caine" story included in the book). But also because the players can choose to support either West Berlin, East Berlin or (even more dangerous and thrilling) play both sides.
I also must mention that "The Ascension of Caine" story can be quite challenging to new players, because the city is full with very old and strong Kindred. However as long as the players try to ally some of these vampires it shouldn't be much of a problem. Also because there is soo much danger it can really instill caution in the players to act more smart and calculated: a trait you want in a Camerilla Chronicle. Furthermore the story is VERY good. I remember the first time I played it I was mindblown by it all. I won't go in further detail though, because I don't want to spoil this gem.
The NPC's in the book are also very intresting. Some who are inspired on historical figures even.
The same goes for the Coteries. They give a new storyteller a great sence of what Jyhad is really about.
And the artwork is really grim. Thats always a big plus for me.
Overall 5/5. I'm glad I own this book.
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