Werewolf: The Apocalypse
review by K
Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition, released in August 2023, is the newest edition of the World of Darkness series entry. Although it is a continuation of the editions, it is not considered to be a continuation of the lore. The book points out that previously true lore pieces present in older editions may not be true for this edition, and should most closely be treated as a series reboot.
At its core, it is a storytelling game. The Game Master, known as the Storyteller for Werewolf, is a story collaborator alongside the players. The Storyteller guides the players throughout a story, where space is left for them to explore and learn about the world.
Werewolves are creatures of rage, not wholly wolf nor human, and accepted as neither. You will face tough challenges that seem insurmountable, make hard decisions, and suffer consequences. Werewolves not only fight their fight against a great antagonist, but also can be violent towards fellow werewolf kin if it means getting their point across. Be prepared to fight, not just with your words, but in a violent fashion as well. In Werewolf, violence is sometimes praised, so be prepared for a physical fight when the situation calls for it.
Overall, I’m excited about the newest installation and happy to see it act as a reboot, making it more accessible for new fans of Werewolf, but also leaves it open for fans of previous editions to use various lore for their 5th edition games.
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