Be sure to set Stance to Defensive or Neutral to avoid a murderous spree of killing innocents in Prague. Aggressive may not even be that great an idea in dungeons, and increasingly so as the game progresses, where more often and to a greater extent, "pulling" one enemy at a time may be preferable to fighting them all at once.
Chests and barrels are randomized each new Reload; their contents can vary a little, in the case of barrels, or a lot, in the case of chests. Since nothing respawns in V:tM-R, experience and money are finite commodities; it may be preferable to either use the Save / Reload trick (effective but slow) or raise one character's Manipulation for better prices (using a more precious and rare commodity to gain a lesser, and not very effective either).
There are at least three maps of the city: By Day, By Night, and the ruined version of the Riots.
In terms of the history of the World of Darkness, the story begins some time after the commencement of the Omen War: at first the Tzimisce against the Tremere. More clans joined the war after it was learned that the Tremere had created their Gargoyle servants from the bodies of captive Tzimisce, Gangrel, and Nosferatu. Christof falls in a battle between Premysyl Revenants of the Tzimisce, fighting on the side of his swordbrethren deployed by agents of the Ventrue.
Tomes and Disciplines Edit
- Animalism - Nosferatu Tunnels 2 - Secret door on the right hand side, use Heightened Senses
- Blood Magic - Tremere Chantry 2 - Second laboratory
- Fortitude is given to Christof and Obfuscate, to Wilhem, after navigating Josef's Tunnels
- Christof receives Auspex after Ardan is defeated
- Christof receives Protean after retrieving the fragment of the Book of Nod in Petrin Hill Monastery
Humanity gain 10, and loss of 10 averted, both: Convent: Christof tells Aneska he is eager to begin his fight against the monsters that besiege Prague, and will enter the Silver Mines immediately, rather than the following day as might be sensible for real life mortals.
University: Insist on not waiting "three nights' time" to warn the Kabbalists about Mercurio's corruption of the Rabbi's Golem, or lose 10 Humanity. After Vienna, argue to rescue Anezka from Vysehrad Castle immediately, or lose 10 Humanity.
Prince Brandl's Castle: Whether you pick your battles or simply question all authority, if you confront Rudolf Brandl you gain Humanity. "May we liberate mortal slaves as well, or does the Prince care not for those whose blood sustains us?"
Old Town Edit
Healing Salve to aid the cleansing of the Silver Mines
Jiri's Smithy Edit
- Main article: Jiri Borijov
Jiri Borijov tells Christof the tale of King Saul's consultation of the Witch of Endor from the first book of Samuel, making it sound more like an alliance and less like an interrogation.
Best value, ie most protection at the lowest price: Light Helm, Shields of any type. Therefore, one handed weapons are, as in many games, superior, at least until armor is maxed out at Plate Mail. 55 Strength is all that is required for Plate Mail, but Strength is not required at all for modern armor. It is not required for modern weapons other than the gigantic heavy weapons such as Chaingun, which requires 50 Strength, more than any other modern weapon.
Accuracy is an exceedingly vexing problem at low Dexterity. There are quite a few Weapons that add to Accuracy, and the developers seem even to have been pushing players towards a one handed sword by giving all of them a bonus to Accuracy, although some of them only get it at finer qualities. Quality swords will be increased in damage and accuracy in inverse proportion to their primary stat: if they are accuracy weapons, damage is increased, if they are damage weapons, accuracy is increased.
St Thomas Cathedral Edit
"Pass within before dark, or wait without until dawn"
Silver Mines Edit
- Main article: Silver Mines
Christof's sanity is led by Providence along as forgiving as possible a lesson in the true nature of his world. A lesson hopefully as forgiving is gained by the player in the workings of the game. Returning to Jiri's Smithy and Unorna's Shop often is advised; returning at least once is near inevitable.
At long last, Ahzra the Unliving
The Haven is below, on the northwest side
Humanity losses: Christof sounds regretful as he agrees to forestall issuing a warning to the Cabalists about Mercurio's corruption of the Rabbi's Golem, but loses 10 points anyway. To avoid losing them, he must again speak his conscience rather than abide by Ecaterina's over-cautious timetable: "Three nights' time may be too late", he protests
Judith Bridge side Edit
Petrin Hill Monastery Edit
- Main article: Petrin Hill Monastery
- A fragment of the Book of Nod, the vampire bible, is the objective of Christof's first task for the Brujah Clan in Prague.
Whether Christof merely disregards Mercurio's boasting, or disdains his offer, he plays with Mercurio's words, declaring that the secret of Mercurio's continued life or sudden death lies in whether or not he offers up the Nod fragment. Battle is also inevitable, since Mercurio is lying.
Humanity loss: Christof may find himself intrigued by Mercurio's claim to have uncovered the secrets of life and death, asking him, "Canst thou restore mortal life to a vampire?" "Soon, very soon, I shall have such secrets" replies Mercurio. But Christof may or may not be tempted by his offer to restore Christof to his human state in exchange for killing Wilhem. If he succumbs, Wilhem gives a clear indication of this humanity loss: "Traitor! Thy treachery gives way to the Beast."
Golden Lane Edit
Unorna's Shoppe Edit
Unorna's shop sells potions to mortals and blood to vampires. Unorna reveals the first secrets of vampires to Christof, and is entrusted by Anezka with an important note to Christof
Ardan's Chantry Edit
- Main article: Tremere Chantry
The entrance is ostensibly a simple apothecary in Golden Lane, locked until after the party kills the Golem. The powers of Blood Magic's only source is a Tome found deep in Ardan's Chantry. Serena receives Lure of Flames for free after Ardan is defeated
Prague Castle Edit
Prague Castle Courtyard area.
Prince Brandl's Receiving Chamber Edit
Humanity gain: After having taken on the vampire Prince Brandl in multiple debates over the morality of his actions, Christof again presses the issue. "May we liberate mortal slaves as well, or does the Prince care not for those whose blood sustains us?"
Jewish Quarter side Edit
Jewish Quarter Edit
- "I am no sorceror. I am a Kabbalist. And all life comes from God. Every man, animal and creature. Even this Golem. Even vampires such as thee...It is not whether God hath abandoned you, selfish boy. It is whether you will abandon God, and become a Beast" - Mendel, the Rabbi's son, putting into Christof's safe keeping the Shem for Garinol
Those who toil to ease the wealthy's silken path through life or merely hunger in lieu of their charity are here assembled, a situation not lost on its greatest patron, Nosferatu Josef Zvi Most of the action in the Jewish Quarter, or in Multiplayer, Temesvar, takes place or is near the T-junction pictured.
In Redemption, the Rabbi's son Mendel is just to the left, Maqqabah the Golem on which he counsels, and whose Shem he later grants, is just after the arch in the background, followed by Josef and his Tunnels, and behind is only the entrance from the main part of town.
The Jewish Quarter has its own separate ingame map. The area is deceptively simple to navigate once you know how, with only the To Curse the Darkness scenario requiring any deviation at all from a single almost straight line all the way to the back of the graveyard.
In Multiplayer's Temesvar, behind the T-junction is the spawning point, and the Temesvar Inn, and the Nosferatu spawns near the stairs. The turn to the left goes to the gypsy merchant, and past the arch is Sheriff Blazej and the nun. The graveyard has a Grave Digger, and the entrance to the Catacombs is uninhabited
Nosferatu Tunnels Edit
- Main article: Nosferatu Tunnels
Vysehrad Mountain Edit
Only accessible after Vienna
Vysehrad Castle Edit
- Main article: Vysehrad Castle
East Gate Edit
Useful articles Edit
- Armor and Shields
- Creature list
- Creatures in V:tM - Redemption
- Game Mechanics