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

“Dark Ages is a world lit only by firelight” [V20: Dark Ages Companion]

April 30, 2016

Release Roundup: April 2016

Now Available: Black Hands and Smiling Faces

April 13, 2016

Now Available: The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal’Mahe’Ra

April 6, 2016

5 Essential Tips to Becoming a Successful Vitaephile [Vampire: The Masquerade]

April 1, 2016

Release Roundup: March 2016

March 31, 2016

Now Available: Screens and Wallpaper

March 23, 2016

Excerpts and Explanations [Vampire: the Masquerade]

March 20, 2016

Press Release: Onyx Path Limited Editions Now Available Through Indie Press Revolution

March 17, 2016

Now Available: Phone Skins and Mugs! WHAAAAT

March 16, 2016

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