Mature Content Warning: contains graphic and written content of a mature nature, including violence, sexual themes, and strong language. Reader discretion is advised.
The secret Church and the hidden State, hunting the hunters in cities and across continents.
An antagonists’ guide to the rising Second Inquisition, this book contains:
- Opponents of your Kindred, and their special forces and equipment
- Information on the fires rising against the world’s vampires, stoked by the Society of St. Leopold and the American FIRSTLIGHT black program
- New tools to expand your chronicles, including eldritch Artifacts, dozens of dangerous antagonists, and the tactics your coterie can use to fight back
At a Glance
- 140 page hardcover full color book
- Includes a blood red satin bookmark ribbon
- This is a supplement for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
Download the fillable PDF character sheet here.
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Simply this book is for the storytellers. Presents a range of inquisition hunters to be easily dropped into a new or existing chronicle. What I particularly like is that the book dives right into hunter splats and stats without unnecessary in-game fiction (as these are not player characters but instead storyteller player characters or SPCs). A range of options are presented for various hunter cells (cenacles) and a deep dive into the Society of St. Leopold, probably my favorite inquisition group dating back to VtM revised edition. Well laid out, easy to follow and top-notch art. Cant recommend this book enough to V5 storytellers. Let your Kindred know fear for once.
Not only is this a visually appealing book with some really awesome illustrations, but there is a wealth of information on the types of "Coalition" Hunters that will be antagonizing your coterie. From the various types of Hunters to the weapons and equipment they use to their procedures and tactics they might use. There is even an Response Algorithm sort of like the one used in the Anarch sourcebook. There is also a section that covers what the various organizations around the world with more acronyms than a bowl of alphabet soup. The Second Inquisition book does feel similar to the Sabbat sourcebook in the sense that it is like a "monster manual" so if you weren't thrilled with that book you might not like this one. I know that folks want more options to play as Sabbat or SI characters in stories and that these books don't necessarily show you how officially but I could see how a creative ST might be able to brew a way and use information in these antagonist books to do so. I was disappointed that there wasn't a PDF code in the back of the book but I guess it is what it is.