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Credits
Written By: Martin Henley, Matthew McFarland, John Newman, Christopher Simmons, Travis Stout, Stew Wilson
Developer: Chuck Wendig
Editor: Scribendi.com
Creative Director: Richard Thomas
Art Director Aileen E. Miles
Layout & Design Jessica Mullins
Interior Art: Samuel Araya, Jeff Holt, Brian LeBlanc, Pat Loboyko, Vatche Mavlian, Marco Nelor, John Wigley
Front Cover Art: Adrian Majkrzak
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: December 16, 2009
Pages: 199
Year: 2009
Publication #: WW 50501
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-382-1
PDF: DriveThruRPG.com Bullet-pdf.png Bullet-nip
Price: $29.99
PDF: $17.99

World of Darkness: Book of the Dead is a sourcebook for the Chronicles of Darkness and Geist: The Sin-Eaters. It describes in great detail the Underworld and all of the horrors and wonders within.

Summary Edit

From the Onyx Path catalog:

I'm going to assume you've never been here before. It's all right, that's to be expected. Not many people have, you know? I mean... not many people like yourself. People with heartbeats. Everybody else, though - they all come here. A lot of them are still around. You know how some people say the best way to deal with an enemy is to outlive him? That's good advice most of the time. But right about now you should probably be hoping that all your worst enemies are still alive.
- Rio Fletcher, Sin-Eater
This book includes:
  • The mythology of the Underworld, and the ripples it casts through supernatural cultures
  • A tour of the Underworld itself, from the Autochthonous Depths to the Dead Dominions
  • Merits, Manifestations, Keys, and other tricks of the trade for dealing with the Underworld for Sin-Eaters and other supernaturals

Prologue: Ascent Edit

Short story.

Introduction: Descent Edit

An outline of the book's purpose and the nature of the Underworld.

Chapter One: Where the Light Still Shines Edit

A history of the horrors that occur when the world of the living meets the world of the dead.

Chapter Two: Chthonic Cultures Edit

A guide to getting the denizens of the World of Darkness into and around the Underworld, except for...

Chapter Three: Dark Sympathies Edit

...the Bound, who get their own chapter here, including new Ceremonies, a new Key, Stygian, and a new Manifestation, the Pit.

Chapter Four: The Autochthonous Depths Edit

More information on the shallow upper regions of the Underworld, where Rivers begin their flow and caverns, Gates, Tableaux, and more greets those wishing to travel further on.

Chapter Five: The Dead Dominions Edit

The realms of the Lower Mysteries, specifically details on ten of the most famous: Dead Man's Hand, the Killing Fields, Lowgate Prison, the Junkyard, the Forge of Orcus, Oppia, Athenaeum, Mictian, the Grave Dream, and the Ocean of Fragments.

Background Information Edit

Memorable Quotes Edit

Characters Edit

References Edit

Autochthonous Depths, Dead Dominions, Key, Lower Mysteries, Manifestation, Pit, Stygian

Previous book:
SAS: The Devil's Night [1]
Game Books
Chronicles of Darkness books
Next book:
CofD: Starter Kit: World of Darkness Bullet-pdf

Previous book:
GTS: Geist: The Sin-Eaters Rulebook Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip
Game Books
Geist: The Sin-Eaters books
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SAS: Through the Ebon Gate Bullet-pdf

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