Monday, September 30, 2013

30 Day Challenge

            Starting tomorrow, October 1, I will begin the 30 Day Vampire the Masquerade Challenge; each day I will update this blog with a new article from a predetermined list of topics.  Readers of other blogs will be familiar with this challenge from the Dungeons & Dragons 30 Day Challenge and similar challenges.  The goal is to offer 30 days of content for my readers, and given the content of the list, I hope that you will learn a few things about me as a person and role player.  The other reason that I am attempting this challenge is because I want to improve my writing and the only way to do that is by writing more.  This challenge forces me to write every day.  The challenge that I am using was developed by Todd Rokely for his blog ChimericalRealm.  You should check out his blog!  It’s really great. 

            Here is the list of the 30 topics for the challenge:
Day 1-How you got started
Day 2-Favorite Camarilla Clan
Day 3-Favorite Non-Camarilla Clan
Day 4-Favorite City/Setting
Day 5-Your favorite set of dice/individual die
Day 6-Favorite Path of Enlightenment
Day 7-Favorite Edition
Day 8-Favorite Character You Have Played
Day 9-Favorite Character You Haven’t Played
Day 10-Craziest thing that’s happened that you saw (to party/character/your players etc)
Day 11-Favorite Adventure You Have Ran
Day 12-Favorite Scene Location
Day 13-Favorite Alternate Setting
Day 14-Favorite NPC
Day 15-Favorite Enemy
Day 16-Favorite Other Entity from the World of Darkness (Mortal)
Day 17-Favorite Other Entity from the World of Darkness (Werewolf)
Day 18-Favorite Other Entity from the World of Darkness (Mage/Sorcerer)
Day 19-Favorite Other Entity from the World of Darkness (Wraith)
Day 20-Favorite Other Entity from the World of Darkness (Changeling)
Day 21-Favorite Methuselah
Day 22-Favorite Entity Overall
Day 23-Least Favorite Entity Overall
Day 24-Favorite Background
Day 25-Favorite McGuffin
Day 26-Favorite Discipline
Day 27-A character you want to play in the future
Day 28-A character you will never play ever again
Day 29-Favorite Supplement
Day 30-Best DM You’ve Had

            I know that many of you are looking forward to the last three clanbook reviews:  Nosferatu, Giovanni, and Lasombra.  I will be working on the Nosferatu review, but I currently do not own the Giovanni or Lasombra clanbooks, and as you all know, I don’t pirate books to review them here.  But if anyone is feeling generous, you can donate a book by clicking on the Amazon Wish List button on the right of the page.  My plan is to review all 13 original clanbooks and then rank them from worst to best as soon as I’ve reviewed all of them.  I will also write a review of the clanbook series, not only because I enjoy writing about the clanbooks but I also hope that White Wolf/Onyx Path Publishing will read my article and listen to my suggestions if and when they produce more clanbooks. 
            Just because I am doing the 30 Day Challenge does not mean that is the only articles that I will be providing over the month of October.  I plan to review the TV series, Kindred the Embraced, because on October 22 a new version DVD set will be released which will include a copy of the Book of Nod.  You can expect that review before the release date.  I will also update the Player & Storyteller Resources Section of my blog with more NPCs, more player aides, and some helpful material for Werewolf the Apocalypse fans.    So some days, there will be multiple articles, I hope.
            Finally, I would like to thank all of my readers for making September the most successful month so far!  Keep reading and remember to share your favorite articles on Facebook, Twitter, etc. & with your friends.  You can follow me on Twitter by clicking the follow button on the right.     
Thanks again, and hopefully, 30 Days from now, I will have written 30 articles.    


  1. Welcome aboard! I got say, the 30 Day Challenge so far has been a blast, but it's a bit draining. Of course, since my sympathies lie with the anarchs, I've already altered the terms of the Challenge I'll be doing. Here's my current list of topics

    Day 1 How you got started
    Day 2 Favorite Camarilla Clan
    Day 3 Favorite Non-Camarilla Clan
    Day 4 Favorite City/Setting
    Day 5 Your favorite set of dice/individual die
    Day 6 Humanity
    Day 7 Paths of Enlightenment
    Day 8 Favorite Edition
    Day 9 Favorite Character You Have Played
    Day 10 Favorite Character You Haven’t Played
    Day 11 Craziest thing that’s happened that you saw (to party/character/your players etc)
    Day 12 Favorite Adventure You Have Ran
    Day 13 Favorite Chronicle Concept
    Day 14 Favorite Alternate Setting
    Day 15 Favorite NPC
    Day 16 Favorite Theme
    Day 17 Favorite Conflict
    Day 18 Favorite Story Archetype
    Day 19 Boon and social obligations
    Day 20 Primogen and power
    Day 21 Harpies and social games
    Day 22 Feeding and the hunt
    Day 23 Virtues and Degeneration
    Day 24 Favorite Background
    Day 25 Broods and Coteries
    Day 26 Favorite Discipline
    Day 27 City Design
    Day 28 History
    Day 29 Favorite Supplement
    Day 30 Best Storyteller You’ve Had

    Does it still count as a real challenge if you change the topics around?

    1. I think it does! I'm not really too worried about the individual topics; instead, I am wondering if I can actually write for 30 days straight without missing a day. We'll see.

    2. Yeah, that's the trick. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    3. Thanks! And good luck to you on finishing your challenge!

  2. OOoh this sounds interesting. I wanna try this too. Can I?

    1. Go ahead! Many of the VtM bloggers are trying this, and I certainly don't own it! Leave me a link to your blog, I'd love to see your posts!