What is Classic Sabbat, Part 1: The Twisted Lineage

From the beginning, we’ve billed The Night In Question as a “Classic Sabbat” game. When I started this project, that seemed like a fairly straightforward statement – we would be playing the Sabbat as my friends and I remembered them, playing Vampire: The Masquerade for the first time in the late 1990s. Then we started researching, and we discovered that the Sabbat are likely the most modified, frequently rewritten and retroactively changed aspect of Vampire: The Masquerade. Perhaps in the entire World of Darkness.

So, the question becomes, which “Classic Sabbat” are we going to play? And where did all this confusion and changes come from in the first place?

Well, let’s start by talking about how we got here in the first place.

Writer’s Note: The history of the World of Darkness’ development is vast. If you spot a missing piece of the puzzle or an inaccuracy, let us know! We’d love to learn more. Contact us at info@jackalope-larp.com.

First Edition: The Pure Antagonists

1st Edition Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook
It was a simpler time.

The First Edition of Vampire: The Masquerade says almost nothing about the Sabbat. Their commitment to monstrosity and their reveling in their natures is outlined. Some things said in the first edition continue onward, while others are never mentioned again.

The Lasombra and Tzimisce are first mentioned, but have no history or rules defined. A version of the Creation Rites is first mentioned in First Edition but involves embracing a Sabbat by mixing the blood of the entire pack then burying them. Portrayed mostly as a vicious death cult that does little more than hunt the player characters to diablerize them, the Sabbat are purely antagonists with little defined about them.

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“How fun is it to start as a vampire vs. a mortal?”

So, we’ve gotten this question as staff several times – what is going to be more fun, vampire from the beginning or mortal who is turned? Well, if you are asking about fun, both are going to be a blast to play. But they will be different.

Playing a Mortal

If you start out a mortal in A Night in Question, you will have the thrill of discovering your situation, as well as experiencing the metamorphosis as you and your friends descend into monstrosity. You will experience terror; followed by a twisting of who you are into this new monstrous self. Continue reading ““How fun is it to start as a vampire vs. a mortal?””

White Wolf Entertainment and Jackalope Live Action Studios Partner to bring Vampire: The Masquerade’s Sabbat to Blockbuster LARP!

Splatterpunk horror is coming to World of Darkness blockbuster LARP for the very first time!

Jackalope Live Action Studios is proud to announce The Night In Question, an officially licensed Vampire: The Masquerade blockbuster live-action event. It will run Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas. It is the first licensed blockbuster LARP event explicitly focusing on the most inhuman sect of vampires in the Vampire: The Masquerade games – the Sabbat – set in the famous World of Darkness.

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