Darker Days Radio Episode #27
When Will You Rage?
Mike sits down with Fenris Lorsrai to get the whole picture of Rage, White Wolf's first CCG. Fenris tells us how White Wolf originally developed this Werewolf: the Apocalypse game and how it the game bounced around between publishers until it finally landed in the hands of the fans.
Rage now has hundreds of fan created cards available for free online, fully compatible with the Rage Apocalypse game.
The Rage Page: http://www.rainydaypaperback.com/home/rage.html
For all the rules and fan created sets.
The Rage Forum: http://rageccg.proboards.com
To meet with players and discuss the game.
I remember when this game came out. We played the hell out of it all the way even until the next phase. I literaally had oveer 10k cards. Won a few games. Unfortunately after moving a couple times my cards were lost or destroyed. I miss my stargazers and moot decks.
Murder mystery and a convention? Fenris, it’s Watcher, not Wyrm Wolf. Which is a decent novel. Wyrm Wolf involved the San Fran. Children of Gaia Sept, about a killer 8-balled Bone Gnawer who goes after homeless people. The one who lives is a kinfolk who is involved with most of the plot. It’s also known for a infamous sex scene.
For Breathe Deeply, it wasn’t a fomori, but a female Black Spiral Dancer. And yes, Peter Ward is a Glass Walker from Chicago.
Again, I’ve read all the novels and short stories for Werewolf. So I remember a lot about the books. There’s a couple of books titled as a “Rage” novel: Call to Battle, Silver Crown, Breathe Deeply, and Conspicuous Consumption (The football team).
What? No mention of the horrible Hell-Storm for ol’ buddy Sam Haight?
As for short stories, the worst of all time is “For the Love of Monsters”, I think it’s called. Which was the basis for the godawful Underworld films. I remember the flame wars and fighting on the old DNA forums for that. Like how it brought out all the Sony people over. And it didn’t help when fans of Penny Arcade got involved as they are wont to do when the webcomic creators always direct them to certain sites to display their fury. White Wolf was deemed “horrible” for trying to protect it’s product from a lying director.
Just curious what are the 18 least wanted from Rage?
“Murder mystery and a convention? Fenris, it’s Watcher, not Wyrm Wolf.”
Fernis corrected herself after the episode but I didn’t have the inclination to put a note at the end during post. I will cover this in the next Darker Days episode when we’ll also briefly mention your overview of Werewolf novels, Hyena.
“Just curious what are the 18 least wanted from Rage?”
Here’s the fan set: http://www.rainydaypaperback.com/home/rage/ragesets/leastwanted.pdf
The Least wanted were basically cards that were so broken or confusing they’d largely been banned from tournament play or severely restricted in use. Or they had several paragraphs of errata since they were so confusing. White Wolf gave permission to do a virtual reprint to clean the balance up on them enough to return them all to tournament play and remove the long chunks dedicated to them in the FAQ.
So it was basically 3rd Ed of Rage, but without WW actually printing them. (they did grant permission to use the original art) Those are the official versions now. You just need to print them off at home.
There were definitely some other cards that could use a 3rd ed treatment to make them more balanced or less confusing, but we only got permission for 18.