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

Now Available: An Onyx Smorgasbord

September 21, 2016

Deathly Evocative Domains [V20: Dark Ages Companion]

September 18, 2016

Release Roundup: July 2016

August 1, 2016

Good News for Twitch Streamers!

July 29, 2016

V20 Summer Bundle!

July 27, 2016

Fewer than 24 hours remain for Beckett’s Jyhad Diary!

July 22, 2016

Now Available: Curse of the Blue Nile, and V20/W20 Starter Bundles!

July 20, 2016

Now Available: Werewolf Revised Shirts!

July 13, 2016

The Pain from an Old Wound [Vampire: the Masquerade]

Now Available: V20 Ready Made Characters

July 6, 2016

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