SABBAT: THE BLACK HAND is the latest supplement to come out for Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition as well as the first to come from new license holder Renegade Games Studios. The Sabbat have long been one of the three bedrocks of the setting with the other two (The Camarilla and Anarchs) having their own supplements. The fact the Sabbat did not have a supplement before now and were left conspicuously undetailed has been a source of controversy among the fandom. Even more so with the revelation that, even in this book, they would be regulated to NPC antagonists rather than player characters as have been available since 1992.
I'm very pleased to say that we have been graced with an interview from one of my favorite property's new authors. BLAKE HOWARD is one of the three writers on WINTER'S TEETH for VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. A comic book following the adventures of former Anarch, Cecily Bane, and a current crop of Anarchs led by a Thin Blood named Colleen Pendergrass. They've just released their first volume in graphic novel form and are now seven issues into the story as a whole. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for us and I absolutely loved his answers.
CHILDREN OF THE BLOOD is a supplement to CULTS OF THE BLOOD GODS and a stretch goal for its Kickstarter. Basically, it is a book of NPCs (or SPCs as White Wolf is now styling its terminology) as well as some rules for running cults in the World of Darkness. It is a spiritual successor to CHILDREN OF THE INQUISITION, which was a book that provided some important power players like Dracula and Etrius during the early days of the line. It actually reminds me a bit more of CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION in that it is a bit less overt in the importance of the NPCs that it presents.