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Renegade Game Studios Posts New Hunter: The Reckoning Preview

There are those who fight against the encroaching darkness in the world. Who make an effort to put a stop to the work of vampires and werewolves. They're the Hunters and they're getting a new Hunter: The Reckoning book soon. We get some insight into the book in this design diary entry.

From the article:

The lone Hunter doesn’t make it far. The odds are stacked against them. Despite being in the know about the supernatural threats that exist in the World of Darkness, they don’t have the individual power to go toe-to-toe with these various night-prowling monstrosities. Every now and then you hear about a lone Hunter punching above their weight class in terms of taking down quarry, but those are practically legends — and probably exaggerated in the telling. In fact, let me tell you about this one time… no, never mind, I don’t want to give you the wrong idea.

Hunting alone is dangerous, and often fatal. Hunters need their cellies.

Beyond safety in numbers and being able to bring multiple individuals to bear against the quarry, human contact with other people who know the awful truth is critical to staying grounded in the fight against the supernatural. Your wife may think you’ve gone too far when you spend all night in the car “keeping tabs on the vampires,” your parents may think the stress of life and parenthood is getting to you, or your schoolmates may think you’re having trouble separating reality from… whatever it is you’re talking about. Your fellow Hunters in the cell, though? They know. They’ve seen it and they’ve stood by you when it happened.

That’s also what separates you from the conspiracy theorists and the pundit-addled knuckleheads who let the cable-news flacks on television rile them. You’ve seen things firsthand. You’ve witnessed the terrible truth about the presence of the supernatural. And now you and your cell are going to do something about it.