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Rites of the Dragon
 
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Rites of the Dragon
Publisher: White Wolf
by Frank M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/19/2009 02:36:08

Rites of the Dragon is written as Dracula's own journals, written over several centuries. They tell of his death as a human, his "rebirth" as a vampire by the hand of God, and his ongoing attempts at self-improvement which became the Coils of the Dragon. It ends with a charter for the Ordo Dracul, defining the roles and rules of the organization.

After reading The Testament of Longinus, I found this book a little disappointing. Unlike that book, this one is written as a straightforward first person narrative, albeit reflecting Dracula's shifting priorities and philosophies. The way the three "brides" of Dracula parallel the original three coils is a little too pat.

Each page contains no more than a few paragraphs, dominated by artwork of varying quality. I don't get the sense of a document new members of Order Dracul might receive. The spartan style of The Testament of Longinus, or a reproduction of a hand-written manuscript with varying styles, might have helped.

No doubt, Rites of the Dragon helps to flesh out the Ordo Dracul, and gives players insight into its founder and its philosophical underpinnings, but its execution left me cold.



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Rites of the Dragon
Publisher: White Wolf
by Boyd E. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/28/2009 11:09:39

The quality is good through some of the contrasts is alittle difficult to see on screen but when printed out such contrasts are enhanced.



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Rites of the Dragon
Publisher: White Wolf
by Chris C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/17/2004 15:24:07

This book is the first book I have read for Requiem, and quite honestly has turned me on to the new system. This is more or less the clan book for the coven Ordo Dracul.

Rites of the Dragon is written more along the lines of a story than it is a typical rpg book. There are no rituals, or cool powers, just the story of how the order was established. This is quite honestly darker than anything they have put out since 1st edition.

I highly recommend this book, if you are going to impliment ordo dracul into your chronicle. Keep in mind the rules of the coven are in the book, how they operate etc.



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