Classic World of Darkness

The World of Darkness is much like our world, but it is darker, more devious and more conspiratorial — an aesthetic we call “Gothic-Punk”. The dichotomy between the rich and the poor, the influential and the weak, and the powerful and the powerless is much more pronounced than in the real world. Decadence, cynicism, and corruption are common. Humans are unwitting victims or pawns of vast secret organizations of supernatural creatures. Vampires, werewolves, and mages (among others) struggle with internal factionalism and against other species in secret wars of intrigue for control.

The Classic World of Darkness (sometimes “CWoD”) was first developed in 1991 with the release of Vampire: The Masquerade. It has reached hundreds of millions of people through thousands of books published in a wide variety of languages, as well as via a prime-time television show, multiple well-regarded video games, and even World of Darkness-focused conventions. Onyx Path Publishing offers dozens of role-playing game, fiction, art, and clothing products for the Classic World of Darkness, as well as helping to re-release hundreds of original books through PDF and print-on-demand.

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Vampire: The Masquerade

Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Mage: The Ascension

Wraith: The Oblivion

Changeling: The Dreaming

Classic World of Darkness News

IPR Halloween Sale! 50% off!

October 21, 2017

Storytellers Vault: Dark Ages now available!

October 20, 2017

Now Available: The Art of Mage: 20 Years and More

October 18, 2017

Now Available: God’s Own Country and Fiction Wave 4

October 4, 2017

Release Roundup: September 2017

October 2, 2017

Now Available: The C20 Jumpstart is Yours to Keep!

September 20, 2017

September Setting Sale!

September 15, 2017

Now Available: Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition!

September 13, 2017

Now Available: Dark Eras: After the Fall and Aeon posters!

September 6, 2017

Release Roundup: August 2017

August 31, 2017

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