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.

Vampire: The Masquerade

Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Mage: The Ascension

Wraith: The Oblivion

Changeling: The Dreaming

Classic World of Darkness News

Storytellers Vault now open!

August 11, 2017

Release Roundup: July 2017

August 1, 2017

Now Available: M20 Book of Secrets and Hundred Devils!

July 26, 2017

Now Available: Dagger of Spiragos and Pugmire Sheets!

July 19, 2017

Now Available: V20 Dark Ages Companion in print!

July 12, 2017

Now Available: Building a Legend and Prince’s Gambit wallpaper!

July 5, 2017

Release Roundup: June 2017

June 30, 2017

Now Available: Requiem for Regina, Nook/Kindle Wave 3, and Monthly Exalted!

June 28, 2017

Now Available: To the Strongest and Nook Wave 2!

June 14, 2017

Now Available: More Dark Eras and Books on Nook!

June 7, 2017

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