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Note: This was previously published as Blood and Smoke: the Strix Chronicle, now retitled with a new cover and an index.

Updated and revised core rule book for Vampire: The Requiem.

Tonight, you become one of the Kindred, the beautiful and the damned who hide behind our ordinary world. Driven by a hunger like fire, you will struggle to maintain your humanity while immersed in a vicious society of monsters.

Featuring Blood and Smoke: the Strix Chronicle.

The sharks you swim with aren’t the only ones out there. Your Kindred are the smart, sexy vampires of pop culture, but you are haunted by the Strix -- the grisly, demon-possessed corpses of folklore. They slaughtered the Night-Senate of Rome, drowned the tombs of the Princes of Alexandria, and warred with the Plague Lords of Transylvania.

Tonight, they’re loose on the streets of your city. Time for the sinners to become the saints, and the hunters to become the prey.

Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition contains:

  • A complete guide to playing a vampire in the World of Darkness. No other rulebooks are required, and the rules are fully compatible with The God-Machine Chronicle.
  • Reimagined clans, covenants, and supernatural powers to create your perfect monster... and her friends and foes.
  • A first-ever look at vampire domains around the world, from Tokyo to Berlin.
  • Twenty unique Strix, as well as complete rules for building your own.
Note on the Print Editions: Standard Color uses a thinner paper stock than Premium Color, basically the same paper as the Black & White books. This usually means the colors are less vivid, but it also means the price drops a bit per page in the production process. Examples of pages: Premium Color vs. Standard Color.

Also available for Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition:

Check out the Strix Chronicle Fiction Anthology a collection that unveils the schemes and atrocities of Kindred and Strix alike. These are the tales of those whom even monsters fear.

The Vampire: the Requiem 2nd Edition Condition Cards are also available to provide an easy and fun way to use Conditions at your gaming table.

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EFTHIMIOS P August 22, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
Is there going to be a B&W Softcover version at some point?
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Salem G April 25, 2017 1:50 am UTC
Why can't you buy the print version of this anymore?
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Daniel T April 29, 2017 1:44 pm UTC
Same question here!
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Michael O May 02, 2017 6:37 am UTC
Well, it's back up now.
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C Ryan M December 16, 2016 12:42 pm UTC
Please check the downloadable PDF file of the main book. I'm showing it damaged and unable to open. Thank you.
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C Ryan M December 22, 2016 4:15 am UTC
Working. Thanks!
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Clayton P September 17, 2016 3:44 am UTC
Whats the diffrance between the Heavy weight and the standard hardcover?
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Joshua S February 17, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
The Standard uses a lighter paper. and shows a bit lighter in color. Also, they are not full bleed which means there is a small white border around each page. Personally, I have purchased both and they are both great quality, but I do prefer the Premium as I like my color more vibrant and the paper a bit heavier. If you're looking for a break in cost, it won't kill to go standard.
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Yair B September 11, 2016 9:41 am UTC
Can you please make this book available in hard-cover format?
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Rodney D September 07, 2016 10:19 pm UTC
Forgive me if this has been brought up before & I just missed it on this board.

I got just about everything WW put out for VtR & then I fell off the earth. When I got back, I discovered WW cast too many spells, suffered a Paradox backlash & got turned into a black trail.

Ok. It happens.

I would very much like to continue building my world, so I'm asking with the arrival of OPP (love that name by the way) & VtR 2 (vamp harder) does that make everything I have from before, such as covenant & clan books, obsolete as OPP will be coming out with fresh ones or do the old ways still apply?

I don't mind starting over from scratch but I'm afraid repurchasing everything only to find out the character sheet or some other minutia is all that has changed would leave me somewhat nonplussed, as that's money I could be spending to expand rather than start over.

I guess what I'm asking is does OPP represent a true continuation or is it...See more
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Rodney D September 08, 2016 2:16 am UTC
Thanks R.B. for getting back with me so quickly!

Wow. Reinvigorated to be sure. Sounds like ya'll have been busy. What you described in the second & third paragraph has very much piqued my interest. (I know there are those who are really into game mechanics, but that's always been secondary to nonexistent for me personally. I've always been thoroughly impressed with your team's creativity & attention to detail in the setting & characters. For me, that moves the story better.)

So, sounds fun. I'm in. I'll be driving back thru next payday.

Oh, and thank goodness ya'll got to the bottom of that little language snafu!
As I have said for many years, absolutely nothing can transform a sophisticated evening of bean dip, Dr Pepper, & RPGs into a snuff juice wang dang doodle like some poorly phrased Latin. Tres gauche... :)

Thanks again, & I hope you have a good evening,
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Daelynn B September 02, 2016 7:46 pm UTC
Does anyone know how long it will be until the hard copy of this book will be available again? I love VTR 2e, and I am very eager to get my hands on a physical copy of it! (Thanks in advance!)
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Clayton P August 31, 2016 11:22 pm UTC
Man this book is so hard to find, i cant find anywhere selling a hardcover of this book anywhere.
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Richard T September 01, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
Apparently they'll be restocking it soon.

Don't worry, I'm anxious too
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Pawel P August 30, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
Same here. I'll be putting some print order and would like to include VtR2.
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Clayton P August 28, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Any idea on how long a hardcopy of this book was gonna be? was looking to pick one up close to the start of next month.
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Luis M August 25, 2016 3:53 pm UTC
Want to buy this book on hardcopy... Any news about when it´s coming on again??? Thank you!!
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August 21, 2016 11:34 pm UTC
I just saw that this book is no longer available in hardcopy print and only in PDF version. Is it an error on the website or it will be possible to order some hardcopy soon?
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August 28, 2016 11:49 pm UTC
Thank you very much!
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Torsten K July 12, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
I just bought and downloaded the Corebook PDF and my PDF Reader (Foxit Reader) tells me that the file is corrupted, does anyone else have the same problem?

To be sure I downloaded it a couple more times and I always have the same problem, compared to that the character sheets worked fine.
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Hardy L June 14, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
Does anyone know if this is going to get a Standard Heavyweight option?
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February 21, 2016 12:54 pm UTC
I have purchased this as hardcover copy when it was called "Blood and Smoke".. apparently, since I didn't buy pdf copy I will not get the updated pdf for free..? It is not in my drivethru library.
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September 13, 2015 7:29 pm UTC

Requiem 2nd Ed is being described as "A complete guide to playing a vampire in the World of Darkness. No other rulebooks are required." However, a couple of fellow gamers claimed to have copies of "Blood and Smoke" and said that there were references to other source books still within. I have yet been able to confirm that. So my question is:

- If I have NO books whatsoever from OPP/WW and get Requiem 2nd Ed, do I have everything needed to play Vampire: the Requiem (except pen, paper and dice of course)?
- If so; is the same true with PDFs and prints of "Blood and Smoke"?
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