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New Wave Requiem is coming....
I'm so irrationally excited about this book that I just had to share (after getting Kelley's permission, of course).

New Wave Requiem cover
New Wave Requiem cover
The cover for New Wave Requiem. I love this cover.

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weaver42 From: weaver42 Date: February 6th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hear Flock of Seagulls!
From: machineiv Date: February 6th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Run, Chuck. Run so far away.
mgrasso From: mgrasso Date: February 6th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

twenty-four hour party people

Oh man.

Ohhhh man.

I am definitely setting my New Wave Requiem game in late-70s/early 80s Manchester, UK. Just thinking of the soundtrack has my mouth watering.
eddyfate From: eddyfate Date: February 6th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: twenty-four hour party people

I should admit that the book is explicitly about America in the 80s, due to space. I really debated a section on Thatcher England -- maybe as a small PDF appendix in the future.
gippssi From: gippssi Date: February 6th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lady GaGa... mymymymymymy poker face...
kinesys From: kinesys Date: February 6th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
More Grist for Pinky's mill.

This makes me smile in my cold black heart.

You know, I've nearly got enough material for Pinky's second book. MADNESS!
newbis From: newbis Date: February 6th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is a fantastic cover!
caesarsalad77 From: caesarsalad77 Date: February 6th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't even own V:tR (yet) and I'm excited for this book.

Whose idea was this, anyways? "Hey, let's explore the 1980's Vampire scene!" It's really quite genius and had got me wondering if there's anything else in the pipelines like this.

There's a little tickle in the back of my brain that wants to explore the supernatural world of pre and post Depression-era U.S.

Winter Court changelings feeding off despair. Vampires running speakeasies. Prometheans in the dust bowl.
eddyfate From: eddyfate Date: February 6th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whose idea was this, anyways?

Largely mine, but by accident.

Long story short, I had the core of the idea back in oWoD. I had forgotten all about it, until a bunch of us were joking around the office in late 2007/early 2008 about writing SASs based around 80s vampire movies. I went home and wrote several pages of an outline that night, and stuck it under the Vampire developer's nose. Lots of nuances and ideas came from most everyone in the office, but I certainly had the lion's share of input on the project as the developer of the book.

I don't know if it's "genius," but a lot of people have certainly had that moment of "Oh! Of course!" when they hear about it. I just hope the final product is half as good as everyone expects it to be. :)
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elmerg From: elmerg Date: February 6th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
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From: (Anonymous) Date: February 6th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
That cover looks awesome! Very striking.

I reminds me of those old-school Cyberpunk 2020 supplement book covers, which is totally fitting as it was a game that was an 80s vision of the future.
eddyfate From: eddyfate Date: February 6th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wild! I actually referenced that in my original outline for art inspirations.
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septembervirgin From: septembervirgin Date: February 6th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I'm in love. I hope you didn't forget to mention the contribution of Ant Music to the 80s?

count_nemo From: count_nemo Date: February 6th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sheer genius. It's perfect.

I love the razor blades scattered about, which are clearly for divvying up lines of cocaine (as seen in the upper left) and probably for ease of accessing blood as well. (:
vorpal_raccoon From: vorpal_raccoon Date: February 6th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks awesome. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this :)
angelnomoon From: angelnomoon Date: February 6th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Omg, let me just say you made the entire foyer at wantonwicked.net just drop their jaws on the floor. Mine included. I LOVE IT.
hollow_01 From: hollow_01 Date: February 6th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is all one big joke, right?

We're going to open the cover and it's going to be a full color spread of this guy.
count_nemo From: count_nemo Date: February 6th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
It would still be worth it.
santiago0667 From: santiago0667 Date: February 6th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Omg, omg, omg, omg...this is SO wrong, it is great, can't wait...
shikei_and_cz From: shikei_and_cz Date: February 6th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

*stunned silence*

*sneakily pulls out the Duran Duran music*
the_pangolin From: the_pangolin Date: February 6th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand.
From: copynumberfive Date: February 6th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

The artist

If any of you make it to NY Comic Con this weekend find Erik Jones and shake his hand. The man pulled out an awesome piece of work. In the meantime here is his site. theirison.com (some NSFW images) If you look under illustration I think you'll find why I really wanted him on a book.
count_nemo From: count_nemo Date: February 7th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: The artist

Craig, I'm going to go ahead and link that for all the lazy people reading. (:

Erik Jones
jlburgos From: jlburgos Date: February 6th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Awww shit...

tits in pastels.


Kidding aside, looks good.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)


That's just soooooo neat. Thanks for showing the cover, it's sweet. The book is done and ready to be released then, I presume?

The whole idea is awesome, thanks for the balls to show this to your bosses and for their appreciation of the idea. I can't wait to do a Miami Vice With Fangs chronicle. Although, if you'd guys do a Forsaken Chicago in the Mafia era... I guess I'd just have to buy the whole run and have the game for myself xD

- Bartosz 'Kastor Krieg' Chilicki
eddyfate From: eddyfate Date: February 7th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)


No, the book's still in layout. We usually get covers early for exactly this kind of promotional work. It's still on task for release this month, though.
sim_james From: sim_james Date: February 7th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't play Requiem, but I'd play that.

kittenmorag From: kittenmorag Date: February 8th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
That surprises me very little :D

It looks awesome, guys, well done.

entuska From: entuska Date: February 8th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
There may some hope for VtR yet. So far I've hated everything about Requiem and refused to play it. But this looks very cool. Awesome cover!
From: belphanor Date: February 8th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
is this a PDF only thing, or will it be hardcopy as well?

*crosses fingers* please be hard copy!
eddyfate From: eddyfate Date: February 8th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Right now it's PDF-only. I'm hoping that once we get our PoD program rolling again, we can offer it as through print-on-demand.
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dawngreeter From: dawngreeter Date: February 9th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am beyond speechless. I have been manically looking forward to this ever since it was first announced but I never, not in a million years, expected to be so blown away by the cover.

White Wolf, you rock my world.
lynx_child From: lynx_child Date: February 9th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
That looks so completely awesome.

One thing I love about new WOD is the books you guys are putting out. I have never been so addicted to buying supplements, etc. Rock on.
From: christaroxoj Date: November 2nd, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

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