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

Release Roundup: February 2017

February 28, 2017

Fiction Friday: Rites of the Blood

February 10, 2017

Fiction Friday: Truth Beyond Paradox

February 3, 2017

Now Available: Auspice and Sphere Shirts

February 1, 2017

Release Roundup: January 2017

January 31, 2017

Now Available: Promethean Condition Cards, Whirlwind in print, and new shirts!

January 18, 2017

Fiction Friday: Songs of the Sun and Moon

January 13, 2017

2016 Year in Review: Peter Woodworth

December 26, 2016

2016 Year in Review: Stew Wilson

December 23, 2016

2016 Year in Review: Matthew Dawkins

December 22, 2016

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