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Author Topic: The upcoming Godmachine / Strix Chronicle rules reboot (aka Nwod 2.0)  (Read 3105 times)

Offline Valamyr

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So, this year we're getting treated to a rules reboot for NWOD. I heard their initial plan was to call it NWOD 2.0 but CCP didn't greenlight that (which makes sense with the MMO being CWoD-centric). So instead they'll be publishing a rules update and these new settings which are meant to create an optional Canon for NWoD, essentially. Seen highlights of the new rules on the WW forums and it seems real promising; the mechanics update will be free, even.

http://whitewolfblogs.com/blog/category/blog/ Playtest blog.

The 'fluff' portion of the general book, God Machine Anthology, is out, with the core rulebook soon to follow. For the vampire-specific stuff, both a fluff and crunch book will come this summer. If you dig through the blog and the forums you can already see most of the new crunch, which is crunchy indeed. Disciplines are generally more versatile and potent, NWoD vamps are going to get some love :)

Who's still interested enough in Nwod to be excited?
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Offline Radical21

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Re: The upcoming Godmachine / Strix Chronicle rules reboot (aka Nwod 2.0)
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 10:40:38 AM »
I'd love to say me but CWoD is more than enough to play with at the moment and I don't even get to that.
Though some these books tend to have interesting ideas, art and stories, as someone who is currently standing outside the scene I wonder Is there really such an overwhelming demand for new WoD content?


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Re: The upcoming Godmachine / Strix Chronicle rules reboot (aka Nwod 2.0)
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 06:13:25 PM »
Nah, I don't think it's overwhelming at all. However, with their print-on-demand system, even a relatively small amount of orders can be profitable, since they only print what they sold. Plus, most of the sales are PDFs with no costs.

They're certainly not making that much content. The last NWoD book, the excellent 'Blood Sorcery: Sacrament and Blashphemies' that creates a new, more freeform blood magic system, apparently sold quite well and still they'll have waited what, three quarters of a year before putting out God Machine Anthology... not the pace of the glory days, for sure.

Personally, I don't have a group handy to play it with, but I'm interested in reading these books still, especially the fluff, which is always a stimulating read. Also, this content come from the best of former WW, now all freelancers, so it's fun to see how their vision of the mechanics and the setting evolves.
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Offline dr_ether

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Re: The upcoming Godmachine / Strix Chronicle rules reboot (aka Nwod 2.0)
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 04:56:28 PM »
Perhaps what will be of interest to you guys is the latest interview Mike and I did with David Hill Jr about GMC and Blood and Smoke, at darker-days.org. Show number #46



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Chris