|Authors:||Rose Bailey, David Brookshaw, N. Conte, Joshua Alan Doetsch, Elizabeth Greenberg, Susann Hessen, David A Hill Jr, Alec Humphrey, Wood Ingham, Audrey Whitman, Stew Wilson, Filamena Young|
|Creative Director:||Richard Thomas|
|Art Direction and Design:||Mike Chaney|
|Interior Artists:||Borja Puig Linares, Cathy Wilkins, Rovina Cai, Michael Rookard. Rovina Cai, Cris Griffin, Lauren Cannon, Carlos Samuel Araya, Steven Stahlberg, Marco Mazzoni|
|Front Cover Artist:||John Bridges|
|Special Thanks:|| Markus Wagner, Faidra Papavasiliou, Georgia Ramantani, Neil Simikowski, and Katie Susoeff, for language and city help.
|Dedication:||To my predecessors: Justin Achilli, Will Hindmarch, and Joseph Carriker. Without you, there would be no Vampire.|
|Rule System(s):||Storytelling System|
|Publisher:||Onyx Path Publishing|
|Imprint:||White Wolf Game Studio|
|Published:||December 19, 2013|
Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle is the new core rulebook for Vampire: The Requiem. This book combines both setting and rules info to create a default Chronicle for Vampire: The Requiem that still allows the sandbox play that the World of Darkness is known for. The Chronicle focuses on the legends of the Strix; the owl spirits that prey on vampires. A threat unique to Vampire and used to great effect in the historical Rome books, this book will show the effects of a world where the threat of their return has warped vampire society. It contains default tweaks to the rules and in-depth history and backstory of just such a setting.
From the Onyx Path catalog: Edit
The new Chronicle Core book for Vampire: The Requiem.
Tonight, you become one of the Kindred, the beautiful and the damned who hide behind our ordinary world. Driven by a hunger like fire, you will struggle to maintain your humanity while immersed in a vicious society of monsters.
But the sharks you swim with aren’t the only ones out there. Your Kindred are the smart, sexy vampires of pop culture, but you are haunted by the Strix -- the grisly, demon-possessed corpses of folklore. They slaughtered the Night-Senate of Rome, drowned the tombs of the Princes of Alexandria, and warred with the Plague Lords of Transylvania.
Tonight, they’re loose on the streets of your city. Time for the sinners to become the saints, and the hunters to become the prey.
Blood and Smoke: The Strix Chronicle contains:
- A complete guide to playing a vampire in the World of Darkness. No other rulebooks are required, and the rules are fully compatible with The God-Machine Chronicle.
- Reimagined clans, covenants, and supernatural powers to create your perfect monster... and her friends and foes.
- A first-ever look at vampire domains around the world, from Tokyo to Berlin.
- Twenty unique Strix, as well as complete rules for building your own.
Chapter One: Who We Are Tonight Edit
Lost Clans Edit
Broken Covenants Edit
Chapter Two: The All Night Society Edit
Chapter Three: Laws of the Dead Edit
Chapter Four: Rules of the Night Edit
Chapter Five: The Parliament of Owls Edit
Chapter Six: The World We Die In Edit
Chapter Seven: Storytelling Edit
Appendix One: The Living Edit
Appendix Two: Conditions Edit
Background Information Edit
Memorable Quotes Edit
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