So I’ve only actually played VtR once, with randoms, which is not optimal for me (I like to RPG with people who already know and like each other out of game), and I only owned 1e, so I never really gave the current rulebook a proper combing over from an “I want to run this” point of view.
I also spent last weekend laid up with some sort of terrible gut acid experience, so I thought it high time to address this absence.
I don’t want to make too many comparisons to Vampire: the Masquerade because I’m tired of Requiem only being discussed in that context: “is it better?” comes up every couple of weeks on the White Wolf RPG subreddit and has done for years and I’m tired. I want to talk about Requiem on its own merits where I can. That said, I cannot avoid being an old hand who knew VtM first and has been playing V5 for two years: I’m bound to evaluate what I discover in terms of what I already know.
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