- For the booklet that was bundled with the Street Fighter Storytellers Screen, see Shades of Gray (SF).
|Authors:||Kraig Blackwelder, Brian Campbell, Chris Hartford, Michelle Lyons, Dean Shomshak, Lucien Soulban|
|Additional writing:||Genevieve Cogman, Harry Heckel, Matthew McFarland|
|Art Director:||Becky Jollensten|
|Artists:||Rik Martin, Ken Meyer, Jr., Christopher Shy|
|Front Cover:||William O'Connor|
|Back Cover:||Becky Jollensten|
|Layout, Typesetting and Design:||Becky Jollensten|
|Publisher:||White Wolf Publishing, Inc|
|Imprint:||White Wolf Game Studio|
|Publication #:||WW 21010|
Shades of Gray is the third book in the Orpheus series, and the second supplemental sourcebook. The book opens with a horrifying event that alters the fabric of the world of ghosts, and how things will only get worse from there...
From the White Wolf catalog:
- "This is Radio Free Death..."
- ...the voice of the afterlife. Hundreds have died from taking tainted pigment, but what the media doesn't know is that all those addicts have become ghosts. We have an epidemic of lost souls on our hands, and the scavengers are coming out of the woodwork. What you've got to wonder, my loyal listeners, is who poisoned the drugs and why are Spectres building hives?"
- Die Harder
- Hundreds die from taking tainted drugs on the streets, revealing another truth behind the Orpheus Group. In addition to offering new challenges and dangers, Shades of Gray introduces a new enemy, who is responsible for the drug pigment. But fear not. With this rising evil comes hope in the form of new information, new Horrors, and new allies.
As in all of the other Orpheus books, this chapter explains this book’s part in the metaplot using movie structure analogies, and has recommended movies for the reader to watch to help them feel the atmosphere of the book. It also offers short previews (via Radio Free Death) of things to come in the metaplot.
Chapter One: The Pale HorseEdit
Chapter Two: The Living EnsembleEdit
This section talks about the adversaries in this particular part of the metaplot, as well as the growing use of pigment and pigment cults.
Chapter Three: The Unearthed Player’s GuideEdit
Chapter Four: Storytelling the DeadEdit
This chapter details many of the secrets behind Spectral society and the existence of pigment. It also provides several chronicles to serve as points of interest and investigation.
"'She shouldn't be up,' Tom whispered, sitting on the still and silent dance floor, cradling the young woman. 'It's past her bedtime.'" -- Plummet
"Tom wanted to wake up. But ghosts don't sleep. Not in the way that matters anymore. Tom had to be with her. No matter the cost." -- Plummet
- Grace Ishida - The Phantasm Signature Character.
- Terrence Green - The voice behind Radio Free Death.
- Tom Hayes - He thought things couldn't get any worse...
- Sarah Hayes - ...and yet they did.
- Lucas Broad - The true head of the Blasphemers.
- Carlton Jackson - Another major member of the Blasphemers.
- Jason Hein - Flatliner, a lackey of Uriah Bishop, and overseer of the Temple of the Mother of Vision.
- Bruno Tavoularis - Flatliner and controller of the Church of the Angelic Host.
- Harper Forester - Flatliner and maintainer of both First Step and the Aphrodite Society.
Aphrodite Society, Blasphemers, Church of the Angelic Host, First Step, Mayfair Greens, National Security Agency, Phantasm (Orpheus), Pigment, Radio Free Death, Spectral hive, Temple of the Mother of Vision, Terrel and Squib
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