Revelations I: Night Music
Generalities about Night Music
Night Music is a reasonably good supplement for In Nomine. Nothing it presents is vital, but what it does it does well.
The Night Music supplement can be easily divided into four major portions: Superior writeups, information on humans (Soldiers, Undead, and Saints), a description of Austin in the In Nomine World, and an adventure, the Demon Prince of Rock and Roll.
There are four Superior writeups. Two Superiors are fleshed out, and two minor Superiors are added: Laurence, Archangel of the Sword; Saminga, Demon Prince of Death; Christopher, Archangel of Children; and Fleurity, Demon Prince of Drugs.
All four writeups are good, though I wish they were longer. I particularly liked the way that the writeups included the way the other Superiors on the same side looked at that Superior.
The information on mortals covers Soldiers of God, Soldiers of Hell, Saints, and Undead. It includes capabilities of various mortals, soldiers as servants, samples of each type of mortal, a few sample organizations, and what various Archangels use saints for.
Again, I wish this section were longer. What's there is well-done, though, and while it's a bit sketchy it does cover the ground. Overall, this is the most crucial part of the book: the information on mortals is very useful.
This is a writeup of Austin, Texas. In the In Nomine universe, Austin is the site of a truce between the local angels and demons. Each side pursues its separate goals and tries to stop the other from succeeding in its, but they try to avoid actually coming to blows.
I liked Austin. I thought it was amusing and well-done. It's unusual enough to be of little use unless the characters travel to Austin, but it's fun, and Austin is big enough that characters might go there. I especially liked the point that concealed carry is legal in Texas with a reasonably easy to obtain license, and the d666 roll if you engage in open violence: the number of ones is the number of good old boys (or girls) who figure out what's going on and help the angels shoot the demons; the number of sixes is the number of good old boys who shoot the troublemakers on both sides. (Yes, in real life no one, Texans included, shoot people without figuring out what's going on. It's amusing all the same.)
The Demon Prince of Rock and Roll
This is an In Nomine adventure, set in Austin, where a Renegade attempts to become the Demon Prince of Rock and Roll. There is, of course, a Plot Device, but I think the Plot Device makes sense, so no objections here.
I liked this adventure. I question how many GMs really want to add the Demon Prince supplied to their Superiors, but I thought it was a cool adventure.
All in all
Nothing in Night Music is crucial, but all of it's well-done and potentially useful. It wouldn't be the first In Nomine supplement I'd buy but I'd definitely recommend it for players and GMs who can afford it.
Style: 4 (Classy and well done)