There is an amazing sale for role playing gamers currently at Humble Bundle. For the next 10 days, you can purchase the popular Vampire: The Masquerade RPG rule books and expansion modules for as little as $1 for 6 books, $8 for 14 books, and $16 for a whopping 20 books! That is a value of over $223 of books for $15. The books are in digital PDF format and are not hard copies. Along with the savings, proceeds of the sale go to The UN Refugee Agency and The World Wildlife Fund.
This is a tremendous value for any role-playing gamer. If you are not a gamer and just a fan of vampire lore, this is also a must. The rich story and background of Vampire: The Masquerade makes reading the source books fascinating even if you are not looking to play. But I am sure that after reading the material the temptation to gather a group of friends to try it out may be too much.
Here is some background from White Wolf Publishing:
Vampire: The Masquerade is the first World of Darkness game and the first Storyteller System game published by White Wolf. A major departure from the more power and heroics oriented games of the era, VTM is a game of personal horror. It is the parent and the most popular of all the World of Darkness games, and was the genesis of almost all the major ideas people associate with White Wolf.
In Vampire: the Masquerade, the players assume the role of vampires, immortal beings cursed with an unquenchable thirst for blood and vulnerability to sunlight–creatures forever bound to their inner Beast (the animal urges of hunger, fear and rage). It is a game of personal horror, as the characters are continually forced to walk a moral tightrope between their need to survive and the horrific means by which they ensure it.