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Concept and Design: Justin Achilli, Richard Thomas, Chuck Wendig
Authors: Rick Chillot, Jess Hartley, Howard Wood Ingham, Mike Lee, Matthew McFarland, Travis Stout, Stewart Wilson
Developer: Chuck Wendig
Art Direction & Design: Mike Chaney
Creative Director: Richard Thomas
Production Manager: matt milberger
Artists: Andrea Sorentino, Mattias Kolross, Phil Hilliker, Jim DiBartolo, Doug Staumbaugh, Avery Butterworth, James Stowe, Juan Antonio Serrano Garcia, Nik Stakal, Ken Meyer, Jr., Travis Ingram, Mike Chaney
Cover Artist: Sam Arraya
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: February 4, 2009
Pages: 256
Year: 2009
Publication #: WW 55555
Reference #: ISBN 978-158846-744-7
PDF: Bullet-pdf.png Bullet-nip
Price: $31.99
PDF: $18.99

World of Darkness: Slasher is a sourcebook for the Chronicles of Darkness and Hunter: The Vigil. This book closely examines the role of the mass murderers and serial killers in the World of Darkness, including those under supernatural influences, and those that are hunters who have been pushed too far.

Summary Edit

From the Onyx Path catalog:

Blood Splatter
There’s a different breed of killer out there. They aren’t driven by the need to drink blood or the pulse of the full moon. They kill because they have to, because murder is the only thing they know. Will you hunt the slashers — or join their ranks?
A Chronicle Book for World of Darkness® and Hunter: The Vigil™
  • A grim exploration of the slasher phenomenon: why are some humans—including some hunters—driven to kill? How can some of them shrug off bullets or ignore an axe to the skull?
  • A look at a new hunter conspiracy driven to investigate, hunt—and hopefully arrest—supernatural serial killers: the FBI’s VASCU, or Vanguard Serial Crimes Unit.
  • Learn how to use slashers in a story both as antagonists and as anti-hero protagonists. Examine the cruel Undertakings of the slashers of the World of Darkness.
  • New weapons in the fight against slashers… as well as new slashers in the fight against everybody with a pulse. Includes new equipment, Tactics, Merits, and Endowments (including VASCU’s psychic Teleinformatics abilities).

Changeling Edit

Short story.

Introduction Edit

The concept and influences of horror and the slasher genre.

Carvin' Jack Edit

Short story.

Chapter One: And There Was Blood Edit

Details the famous and not-so-famous Slashers of history, as well as their usually violent interactions with the compacts and conspiracies of hunters. It also introduces a new conspiracy, the Vanguard Serial Crimes Unit (VASCU), and a new compact, the Hunt Club.

Cause and Effect Edit

Short story.

Chapter Two: The Mask and the Knife Edit

How to create your own playable slasher, using new skills and archetypes known as Undertakings, followed by more details for both slashers and those who hunt them.

Thrill Kill Kult Edit

Short story.

Chapter Three: Many Shattered Minds Edit

A set of essays from the book's authors on ways to use and twist the information in World of Darkness: Slasher to the best effect in campaigns and chronicles.

Background Information Edit

Memorable Quotes Edit

Characters Edit

The Chevelier Theleme: Making yet another appearance into the hunter's world, the Chevelier describes an encounter with a cardinal in the Inquisition who takes far too much glee in his divine duty.

References Edit

Hunt Club, Hunter (CofD), Slasher, Undertaking Vanguard Serial Crimes Unit

Previous book:
CofD: World of Darkness: Inferno Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip
Game Books
Chronicles of Darkness books
Next book:
CofD: World of Darkness: Armory Reloaded Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip

Previous book:
SAS: Murder Will Out Bullet-pdf
Game Books
Hunter: The Vigil books
Next book:
HTV: Horror Recognition Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip

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