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

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

Now Available: Secrets, Festivals, and Whirlwinds

December 21, 2016

The Jyhad Keeps On Rolling [Vampire: The Masquerade]

December 9, 2016

Release Roundup: November 2016

December 1, 2016

Now Available: Beast Condition Cards, Cainite Conspiracy, Scarred Lands, and more!

November 30, 2016

Cainite Conspiracies: Family is Family

Cainite Conspiracies: Sand and Dust

November 29, 2016

Cainite Conspiracies: A Quest for Blood

November 28, 2016

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