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: April 2017

May 1, 2017

Now Available: Lore of the Bloodlines and our first Amazon fiction!

April 26, 2017

Fiction Friday: The Beast Within Revised

April 21, 2017

24 Hour Warning for the Prince’s Gambit Kickstarter

April 19, 2017

Fiction Friday: Convention Book: N.W.O.

April 14, 2017

What if the Salubri survived? [V20: Dark Ages Companion]

April 7, 2017

Release Roundup: March 2017

March 31, 2017

Fiction Friday: The Hunters Hunted II

The Prince’s Gambit Kickstarter begins!

March 21, 2017

Now Available: Antitribu Shirts!

March 15, 2017

« Previous PageNext Page »