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New Wave Requiem $8.99 $6.20
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New Wave Requiem
Publisher: White Wolf
by Ismael A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/13/2016 00:28:13

This is kind of a neat era book, with a more focused scope than normal for White Wolf. It's a bit irritating that the product was basically started as a joke, but then given a modicum of legitimacy, or at least that is the way that this book reads. It retains a fun element to it, though, and it is an echo of what Vampire might have been had it come out in 1985.

That having been said, it is short, and probably not worth the price at which it is currently listed. It is a novelty product, at best, and while it is informative enough, you'd really do better watching the Lost Boys and anything by John Hughes back to back.

I do like this product, but it can't really decide how seriously to take itself. If you ask me, any amount is too much. 2 stars.



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
New Wave Requiem
Publisher: White Wolf
by Anthony C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/10/2012 20:34:09

I wrote a review of this for Flames Rising, so I will keep this one brief.

Put on Hall and Oats "Maneater" and end the vampire's world of the 1980s.

I was not a fan of where White Wolf was going towards the end of its initial lines departure and the creation of the new lines. It all felt like a bad case of "been there/done that."

This particular book changed the way I viewed the World of Darkness. It's a great look at how Kindred would have viewed the Regan Era and used it to their advantage (along with every other creature during that era).

The artwork in this book is particularly great, which isn't always the case with White Wolf. It's full color and gorgeous.

All in all, I want my game books to call to me after I've read them and this one does that in spades. It offers idea after idea to the GM looking for a flashback story or a campaign set in a vaguely distant era.

So grab a New Coke, click on MTV (when they played videos), and give this book a try.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
New Wave Requiem
Publisher: White Wolf
by Timothy B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/07/2010 13:40:03

It's Totally Vampires! Playing in the 80's never looked so good. While I don't follow many of the new WoD titles, this supplement is great. IT brings back all sorts of memories and it is nice to see a shift in mentality from the paranoid 90's (birthplace of V:tM) and the weird 2000s. Nice to get back to a time when greed was good, sex was not safe and drugs were everywhere. WE can't go back to the 80's but we can pretend to.nThe art, like all the art in WW's books, is fantastic. I want a poster of that book cover for my game room.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
New Wave Requiem
Publisher: White Wolf
by Flames R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 04/16/2009 19:11:09

<p>White Wolf takes us back to the Eighties in New Wave Requiem (WW25320). The decision to turn back the clock nearly twenty five years seems to be a brilliant one (Yes, I did say TWENTY FIVE years). Sob. Vampire: the Masquerade hit bookshelves in 1991, so readers never really got a feel for the Reagan Era of gaming. This appears to be their attempt at remedying that issue. This slim supplement weighs in at eighty-one pages; however, it wastes no space with ads (an oddity considering the waste the 1980s created). There are a few pages devoted solely to pieces of art, but these terrific characterizations demand forgiveness as they summon images of The Warriors and an evil Susanna Hoffs. </p><p> The text’s layout (down to the character sheet) plays with the same cold digital font used on alarm clocks, Doogie Howser, M. D. journal entries, and arcade games. As much as I wanted to hate this dominating font, I could not. It was the perfect fit to this book. Instead of the typical green or blue that the font should be, they wisely turned it blood red The cover art is another story; I loved it immediately. Erik Jone’s cover art depicts the sex, drugs, and money required to capture the “feel” of the 1980s; furthermore, the scantily dressed vamp reminds the reader that, despite being consumed by the infernal Trinity, blood is still king. It’s a great cover, probably the only one in recent years to pull me in on artistic merit alone. The interior artwork by John Christopher, Marco Nelor, and Frederico Piatti is sparse, which is to be expected with a release of this size. The art is well-placed, working to lead into chapters or show off one of the great NPCs. </p><p> While I found the lead-in artwork to be okay and somehow fitting, the character depictions are flat-out amazing. The icon associated with these pieces leads me to giving John Christopher credit for them. There are a few duplicates of a few characters within the books; however these full-page reproductions look like iron-on decals for ringer tees. Great, great stuff! </p><p> Yes, I loved this book. White Wolf rarely takes the step to bring the darkness of their world and let John Huges and Princess Diana run around within it. That is what I felt they did with this supplement however. I think the biggest reason a reader may dislike this book is if the Eighties just doesn’t do it for them. If so, I doubt they’ll pick up a book dedicated to it. Let me show you my scores: </p><p> Layout: 5 out of 5 Dice <br /> Artwork: 4 out of 5 Dice <br /> Writing: 4 out of 5 Dice <br /> Overall: 5 out of 5 Dice </p><p> Review by Todd Cash </p><p> Read the full Review at <br /> FlamesRising.com: <br />http://www.flamesrising.com/new-wave-requiem-rpg-review <br />



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