The Ultimate Fansourced Vampire: The Masquerade Playlist
Through an interesting set of circumstances (and the awesome power of the awesome that is the Google+ RPG universe – see Zak Smith if you doubt me), I’m running a Vampire: The Masquerade game for Mark Rein-Hagen, the game’s creator, and a group of five other guys. I thought it might be utterly disturbing and terribly interesting to run a game for a group of characters who are child vampires. A roving band of terrifying children that feed off of the blood of mortals.
So, it’s been a looooong time since I’ve played Vampire: The Masquerade. Back in the day, I lived Vampire – on MUSHes, in LARPs… I lived and breathed that shit. It was fantastic. I was a struggling young tech wannabe in San Francisco at the height of the Vampire era, drinking it all up like crazy. Vampire was my escape from the mundane world of trying to make it in a tech world that was juuuuust becoming visible. I was always broke, but somehow usually managed to find just enough money for new gaming books…
I haven’t run Vampire in probably fifteen years. It’s marvelous to go back through the old books again. I realy feel like RPGs each have a certain personality to them given to them by the layout and the type of artwork that’s shown. So, opening that book again was kind of like reacquainting myself with an old friend.
I’m looking forward to running this game. Our first session is tomorrow morning, in just a little over ten hours, now. We’ll be airing the episodes live and I’ll be posting here about the games.
The above is a labor of love. I polled a bunch of G+ gamers and asked them to tell me what music they listened to when playing Vampire THEN, and what music they’d listen to when playing Vampire NOW. This is the result. I spent five hours doing YouTube searches and listening to a whole ton of really truly awesome music. I hope you enjoy it, and if you have a request to add to the list, just tweet to me, @StacyRex.