The Book of Nod
Written by: Sam Chupp and Andrew Greenberg
Developed by: Andrew Greenberg
Edited by: David D. Gragert
Original Layout and Design: Michelle E. Prahler
Revised Layout and Design: Pauline Benney
Artists: Joshua Gabriel Timbrook, Lawrence Schnelli, E. Allen Smith, Doug Alexander Gregory, Larry MacDougal, Robert MacNeill, Craig Gilmore, John Cobb, Erik Hotz, Timothy Bradstreet, Andrew Robinson, Ken Meyer Jr.,John Bridges, Tom Berg, Steve Casper
Art Direction: Richard Thomas
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: Original: 1993
Restored: 2012
Pages: 134
Year: 1993
Publication #: WW 02251
Reference #: ISBN 1-56504-078-3
PDF: Bullet-rpg Bullet-nip
Price: Print: $14.99
Digital: $9.99

The Book of Nod is a collection of texts that are viewed as sacred by Noddist scholars and most Elders, especially of the Sabbat. This book is designed to be setting material only, avoiding any game mechanics, to serve as a prop for Vampire: The Masquerade or Mind's Eye Theatre: the Masquerade chronicles.

The contents of the Book of Nod is divided into three major sections: "The Chronicle of Caine", "The Chronicle of Shadows", and "The Chronicle of Secrets". The first section is the "History of vampires", giving insights to how Caine became cursed, his encounters, and the founding of the thirteen vampire clans. The second section, Shadows, are the "Laws of vampires", providing commandments that Caine dictates to the Kindred, as well as each clans' expectations. The final section, Secrets, is the "Prophetic word for vampires", declaring the coming of Gehenna that Noddist activists preach.

Summary Edit

From the White Wolf Catalog:
Legends of the Undead
The first vampires remember their first nights, but do not speak of them. Others have heard tales, but know better than to believe them. The wise speak of The Book of Nod, but none have seen this fabeled book of ancient lore.
These are their tales...
Their stories begin with the Chronicle of Caine and the earliest nights of the vampire. The Chronicle of Shadow reveals Caine's hidden teachings. Finally, the Chronicle of Secrets unveils the deepest mysteries of the Damned, including the coming dread of Gehenna.


Introduction Edit

  • How to Use the Book of Nod
  • Preface

The Chronicle of Caine Edit

  • A Brief Word on The Chronicle of Caine
  • A Parable of Genesis: Recognizing Allegory in the "Chronicle of Caine"
  • The First of Times
  • The Coming of Lilith
  • Lilith's Magick
  • The Temptation of Caine
  • Zillah's Tale
  • The Tale of the Crone
  • The Tale of the First City
  • Notes to the "Chronicle of Caine"

The Chronicle of Shadows Edit

  • A Brief Word on The Chronicle of Shadows
  • Of Progeny
  • The Rules of the Canaille
  • Of the Feeding
  • Of the Gifts of Caine
  • Of Those Who Serve
  • Of the Moon-Beasts
  • Of the Wild Ones
  • Of the Enlightened
  • Of Those Spirits of the Dead
  • Of the Commandments of the Kindred
  • The Words of the Clan Chiefs
  • A Valediction, Forbidding Diablerie
  • Caine's Law and Punishment
  • Proverbs
  • Notes on the "Chronicle of Shadows"

The Chronicle of Secrets Edit

  • A Brief Word on The Chronicle of Secrets
  • The Chronicle of Secrets
  • The Signs of Gehenna
  • Of Love
  • Of the Moon-Beasts
  • The Time of the Thin Blood
  • The Awakening of the Dark Father
  • Notes on the "Chronicle of Secrets

Appendix Edit

  • The Known History of the First City
  • Slaves
  • Feeding
  • Calendar
  • Breeding
  • Religion

Afterword Edit

Lexicon Edit

Twenty-five definitions are listed.

Background Edit

  • On October 19, 2012, DriveThruRPG released the Book of Nod Restoration Edition, which was re-assembled from original sources. Partially an updated scan, partially original electronic materials, this edition provides fans for the first time with fully-legible text, and shows original art detail never before seen.

See also Edit


Previous book:
VTM: Chicago by Night Second Edition Bullet-pdf
Game Books
Vampire: The Masquerade books
Next book:
VTM: Bloody Hearts: Diablerie Britain Bullet-pdf

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