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Paths of Storytelling: Vampire (Original Scan PDF)


This was White Wolf's April Fool's Joke for 2011. Below is the original text in its entirety.


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Sometimes my job at White Wolf requires me to dig around in our archives. Mostly I'm looking for a long-lost CD with a particular piece of art or the layout files for an old book, but once in a while I stumble across old contracts, ad copy, and submissions.

A few weeks ago, I ran into this manuscript, in a folder labeled "Paths of Storytelling" and a hand-written note that said "No. Absolutely not. -SW." It looks like something we worked on right around the time of Vampire: The Masquerade Revised. The cover sheet appears to be missing, so I don't know who originally submitted it, or even if it was done by one writer.

Since it's the 20th anniversary of Vampire: The Masquerade, I thought it might be cool to share this strange piece of missing history. I scanned it as best as I could, and we used some old assets from our fiction archive to make a pretty digital version. Enjoy this glimpse into what might have been.

Eddy Webb
World of Darkness Developer

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February 1st, 2021
A great little chose your own adventure for Vampire. Throw back to the early 90s, when they were rage. The tabletop gaming club recommends picking up a copy. [...]
April 2nd, 2011
Cute. I haven't seen those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books since elementary school. As for problems with the file; nada for me. Opened just fine. [...]
April 1st, 2011
Nerd Rage Frankly I'm only giving this 2/5 Stars because I like the artwork. Karsh is not on the Path of Humanity, so why would he explain it? (See Children of the Night) Beckett is not an Anarch. The Book of Nod is not comm [...]
April 1st, 2011
This is brilliant! I really hope they integrate some of this into the v20 release... [...]
April 1st, 2011
Wow, big surprise from White Wolf: the very first page has some kind of error on it that won't let it be displayed. Seriously guys, splurge for at least one genuine copy of Acrobat so that we can actually properly read your files (especially on our iPa [...]
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April 01, 2011
This title was added to our catalog on April 01, 2011.