Friday, June 19, 2015

Montreal Sourcebooks II: Montreal by Night

Way Back in 2012, I wrote a post that was intended to be one of a series. A short series, but a series none the less. That was on sourcebooks for various games that were describing Montreal in terms of the game setting. Montreal as a background for your game.

In an attempt to go through my own backlog of  drafts of posts, to get these posts out into the wild, I am reviving this series with the second instalment of Montreal Sourebooks.

This one came across my radar more than a few years ago now, back when the storyteller system was all the rage. Black Dog Games, the darker, more adult daughter company of White Wolf publishing, released "Montreal by Night: Litany of Blood". A  sourcebook for Vampire the Masquerade, based in the city of Montreal.
Welcome to Montreal, City of Black Miracles and unhallowed shrine of our most glorious Sabbat. Yes, we're so glad you came, n'est ce pas? Walk our catacombs in search of blasphemous knowledge, enjoy all manner of titillating diversions with our deliciously putrescent "Toy". And forget that language-barrier nonsense; we'd be delighted to hear you scream for mercy in English or French.
By all accounts, a good book, and a good example of the"By Night" series, which were not for the feint of heart, as they were released by the adult version of White Wolf, meaning they could go down all sorts of rabbit holes. I shall have to track myself down a copy. For research purposes, as I'll nopt likely be one to run or play Vampire an time soon.

Whilst we're on the subject of the World of Darkness (not something you will read about here often, as I am not really all that interested in their products) there is one other sourcebook that mentions the city. In "Nights of Prophecy", an adventure book, where the final chapter of the adventure is named "House of Lies," wherein a new fragment of the Book of Nod is discovered in Sabbat-controlled Montreal. A review of this book can be found on RPG.net here.

Any WoD fans out there able to tell me anything more on these titles? I'd be interested to hear of you have read them.

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