#35: I Want My (Black) Hat Back
May 22nd,2012

Mike and Chris are joined by returning guest "Black Hat" Matt McFarland! The hosts discuss the latest White Wolf news, including kickstarter and Mummy: the [Moaning] news. Darker Days also introduces a new segment, Beyond the Kirlian Camera, exploring film and television for World of Darkness inspiration. Next there is a listener inspired review of three sourcebooks regarding cults and infernalism - World of Darkness Inferno, Ashen Cults, and Devil's Due. The hosts discuss how this information can be used in Dark Ages settings, and how the ideas can be applied to other games, such as Werewolf: the Forsaken. Finally, the episode introduces Matt McFarland's new roleplaying game, Curse the Darkness - a post apocalyptic game of oppression, fear, and hope. Be sure to check us out at http://www.facebook.com/DarkerDaysRadio or our Posterous forum at http://darkerdaysradio.posterous.com/#!/. Be sure to subscribe through iTunes! Curse the Darkness kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playattentiongames/curse-the-darkness-a-roleplaying-game Curse the Darkness website: http://cursethedarkness.net/ Mummy: the [Moaning] blog: http://whitewolfblogs.com/mummy/

  • Laughing Hyena

    Yes, the Circle of Red group did start out in the very first Dark Ages: Werewolf book. It seems Werewolf: the Apocalypse always had to have a group like this somewhere. In early W:tA, there was the 7th Generation cult and in Wild West there was the Society of the Weeping Moon.

    The Circle of Red didn’t get much of a full writeup until the second hardcover Dark Ages: Werewolf and Devil’s Due. More on Dark Ages stuff: Did you pick up Right of Princes, Spoils of War, and British Isles? Because they have a lot of material and crossover material for other Dark Ages games other than just Vampire. I still wished Dark Ages: Italy came out.

    Also interesting hearing the back story on Devil’s Due’s publication. I don’t think I had any of the more recent White Wolf catalogs at the time, so I didn’t know it was the last WOD to be put out.

    Werewolf: the Forsaken cults? There was a whole book about that: Blasphemies. And then there’s Night Horrors: Wolfsbane, which was a great book. The two lodge books (Faithful and Splintered) can be also used as resources for inspiration for certain Forsaken/Pure cults.

    I also really enjoyed the Werewolf Translation Guide.

    May 26, 2012 at 11:21 am
  • darkerdays2

    Oh sweet! Thanks for the Circle of Red info.

    I personally only have Right of Princes - I own a lot more of the early VtDA books. That said, I do really enjoy the “crossover” nature of later dark ages books and wish there had been a bit more info on Dark Ages: Fae.

    I do own Blasphemies but I haven’t read it. Seems like a solid book though.

    May 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm