The WW Schedule for Aug 2012 – Aug 2013

News

We were going to make a big announcement a week or so ago, but vacations and conventions meant that most of the folks who needed to agree on what to say weren’t ever able to meet and figure out the details. That process is happening now, but rather than tease you wonderful folks any further, here is one part of that bigger announcement: the White Wolf release schedule covering August 2012 right through August 2013. There are nWoD, cWoD, and Exalted releases and I’d like to break out the thinking on each of these sections.

nWoD

Overall, the schedule for newWoD has been put together to focus on several large sets of releases with a few popular favorites as treats among the more focused and connected releases. Looking at the last few years, I wanted us to cool down on the smaller stand alone SASs for awhile- we’ve got a great back library of them now, so folks should be able to easily get their hands on an adventure for almost all of the game lines.

For the bigger releases for nWoD, we’re thrilled to release Mummy the Curse as the first new game line in the last couple of years- if you haven’t been following the Mummy Dev blogs right here on this site, you really should as the game’s depths and innovations are slowly being revealed there. Mummy and its supplements continue our successful limited series approach for new releases but with a chance that other unscheduled books might also come out depending on the success of it’s Kickstarter. The KS for Mummy is going to be different than some we have done, as it will as usual be for a deluxe edition but this time the KS will run right before or even after the PDF and PoD versions are available. It’s an experiment in timing, and we certainly hope folks will check it out and back a cool deluxe version.

Midway through the schedule we’re going to be presenting a new idea for the nWoD “blue books” and Vampire the Requiem with the God Machine and Strix  Chronicles respectively. These both begin with a fiction anthology that combines the best fiction from the last eight years of game books with all new works that immerse the reader in the world as envisioned by the Chronicle. And when we say Chronicles, these aren’t just big adventures but entire reimaginings of the game-line viewed through a strong storyline. These books are designed to present a default setting that Storytellers and players can look to as the consistent story-rich nWoD core or VtR setting. They will contain the rules changes it is clear were needed after eight years of critical thinking and fan commentary, as well as mention of the various nWoD tools that have been developed in that time such as the Tiers, SASs, etc. Basically, here are Chronicles that can be used whole-cloth or in pieces as you see fit, but which are there in their entirety with a rich and immersive background that can be enjoyed for it’s own sake as well.

And then, in August there is Demon the ???– where we continue our rich tradition of not revealing the subtitle although, frankly, none of us remember why we always do that. Demon will build on the setting revealed in the God Machine Chronicle, but will stand entirely on its own as a new and terrifying supernatural game line in 2013.

cWoD

What can we say? What an amazing year it’s been for classicWoD from V20 through the Deluxe V20 Companion and Children of the Revolution Kickstarters. The community has been amazing and so we’re looking at continuing that approach with Werewolf the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition and it’s supplements.  We’re going to continue using Kickstarter for the deluxe books, and keep experimenting with finding the best way to be responsive to the cWoD community that has stayed so committed to the world they love for so long. Special extra PDF books? cWoD T-shirts, dice, etc? We’re looking at all those ideas and more to complement the book release schedule on Kickstarter. And besides quarterly releases for V20 and W20, we have the promised Technocracy Convention books for the Mage fans awaiting word on Mage20.

Exalted

Ex3. This year. John and Holden and Geoff. Talk amongst yourselves.

Seriously, it was evident several years ago that Exalted needed a serious overhaul in order to return it to the glory that so many fans, ourselves included, fell in love with. But that overhaul couldn’t be accomplished without a new edition and we weren’t set up to support such a major project. Fortunately, Holden, John, and a great crew of volunteers were able to begin the thinking on how to revitalize Exalted with their Ink Monkey work and were further able to jump into suggesting how to approach a new edition. Around the same time, a lucky conversation with Geoff Grabowski, my old partner on the development side of Exalted (see the Making of Exalted booklet contained within EX1), revealed he was interested in revisiting the world he had set on its course. The path was clear: EX3.

And here’s the schedule– please bear in mind that ANYTHING in it may change, books may be dropped or added or delayed:

August 2012

VtR/nWoD- Silent Knife- A novel of the nWoD and VtR. 300+ pages, 6 x 9 PDF/PoD/ePub.

Vampire the Requiem- Blood Sorcery–This book explores the secrets of how vampires use blood in mystic rituals: new powers, in-depth histories of blood cults and infamous sorcerers. . 80 pages. PDF/PoD.

V20- Book of Nod: Restoration Edition– For the first time, the Book of Nod has been restored with new files that perfectly replicate the first edition but cleaned up- so that the text can all be read and many details of the art are finally able to be discerned. PDF/PoD

 

September 2012

Mummy the Curse– The nWoD from the point of view of the deathless, ancient keepers of the Curse. 264 pages. PDF/PoD/ Deluxe Kickstarter

Mummy the Curse- A separate release of the SAS contained in the main book– 40 pages. PDF/PoD.

V20- Children of the Revolution– This book explores the lives of vampires created during or part of moments in history where Revolution ran wild. Woven throughout are more secrets and hidden history of the already established background for VtM. 120 pages. PDF/PoD/Deluxe Kickstarter

 

October 2012

MtAw- The Left Handed Path- The Legacies disdained and feared by doctrinaire mages. Heretics and Apostates, The Mad, the Scelesti, and Reapers. They embrace madness, steal souls, or worship the Abyss. 96 pages. PDF/PoD.

Werewolf the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition– In style and philosophy a matching volume to V20. Developed by Ethan Skemp w/ Bill Bridges and Eddy Webb. 500+ pages. PDF/PoD/ Deluxe Kickstarter

W20- The Skinner SAS– An SAS adventure to be playtested and used by the official playtest team The Wrecking Crew at conventions throughout convention season. Features the arch-villian Sam Haight as he was originally: a driven mortal willing to slaughter Garou in order to become one by wearing their skins. 40 pages. PDF/PoD.

 

November 2012

Mummy the Curse- Guildhalls of the Deathless– This book delves deeper into the factions within the Mummies: the Guilds, with new Merits and powers and detailed background information. Also offers the first “chapter” of a three part adventure designed to lead from supplement to supplement in a three part story arc. 160 pages. PDF/PoD..

V20/cWoD- Hunters Hunted 2– One of the seminal CWoD books revised and updated for V20 featuring a look at the organizations around the world who hunt, study, hide the truth about, the Kindred. 120 pages. PDF/PoD/Deluxe Kickstarter

MtAs- Convention Book: New World Order– As promised, this book is one of those in the Convention Book series that wasn’t finished when cWoD ended and which has been clamored for ever since. 84 pages. PDF/PoD.

 

December  2012

WoD- God Machine Chronicle Fiction Anthology–. This volume combines already published stories from previous nWoD sourcebooks, and unreleased ones leading up to and hinting at the God Machine Chronicle that touch on the fear and horror that lurks within the World of Darkness. 300+ pages. 6” x 9 “ PDF/PoD/ePub.

W20- Book of Changing Breeds– A deeper look at the Fera building on the info in W20. 160 pages. PDF/PoD/Deluxe Kickstarter

V20- Anarchs Unbound- A revisitation of the old Anarch Cookbook, Anarchs Unbound examines the large scale of the Anarch experience (domains, the Movement inside other sects’ domains, overthrowing tyrants) on down through the local and personal scale of the Anarchs (being in an Anarch brood or coterie, “growing up Anarch,” converting from other sects, and maintaining deep cover or nomadic Anarch ideals). 120 pages. PDF/PoD. Deluxe Kickstarter

EX- Exalted Third Edition– The new edition of Exalted developed by John Morke and Holden Shearer, and featuring the return of original developer Geoff Grabowski; this edition will rekindle the original excitement of the setting while the systems will be fine-tuned, balanced, and play tested more rigorously than any WW product ever before. 400 pages. PDF/PoD/Deluxe Kickstarter

 

January 2013

Mummy the Curse- Book of the Deceived– The sixth, Lost Guild that are the dark reflections of the Arisen. Here is where we explore their true history and beliefs and provide all the info necessary for them to be played as characters. Also contains the second “chapter” of the story arc adventure with focus on the Sixth Guild menace 120 pages. PDF/PoD.

 

February 2013

VtR Strix Chronicle Fiction Anthology–.As with the nWoD Anthology, this one contain classic and new VtR fiction that teases the new Strix Chronicle and provide a richer look at the terror created by the fear of these malevolent spirits. 300+ pages.6” x 9 “PDF/PoD/ePub.

W20- RAGE Across the World– Similar in content to the V20 Companion, this book will pull together lose ends and expand on several topics from W20, all based on a “travelogue” that provides deepened backstory to the struggle of the Garou.. 120 pages. PDF/PoD/Deluxe Kickstarter

EX- Arms of the Chosen – The definitive tome of artifact weapons and armor for the Exalted. Most importantly, Arms expands and develops the Evocation system to be introduced in the corebook. Evocation is the Solar-specific system by which the Lawgivers may derive unique Charms from artifacts, giving them a whole new layer of power and themes to explore. The book will feature not only a much wider selection of weapons and armor than the corebook, but it will also have a section dedicated to Warstriders. 64 pages. PDF/PoD

 

March  2013

nWoD- The God Machine Chronicle- This book combines both setting and rules info to create a default Chronicle for nWoD that still allows the sandbox play that nWoD is known for. The Chronicle focuses on the legends of the God Machine that first captivated readers’ interest in the nWoD core rulebook and presents a world darkened by its presence. The general history and specific rules changes of this Chronicle set the stage for the release of Demon: The ???  in August. 264 pages. PDF/PoD/ Deluxe Kickstarter.

MtAs- Convention Book: Progenitors–As promised, this book is one of those in the Convention Book series that wasn’t finished when cWoD ended and which has been clamored for ever since. 84 pages. PDF/PoD.

 

April 2013

Mummy the Curse- Sothis Ascends– This book examines the Sothic Turn; the cycle of existence that the Mummies live and die within. Since their creation, there have been five Turns and each is examined: one part historical setting, one part grab-bag of artifacts, powers, and antagonists. Also presents the final “chapter” of the three part adventure, with thematic content relating to the Turns. 160 pages. PDF/PoD.

V20- Rites of Blood- In simplest form, this is a collection of rituals practiced among the various Kindred sects but this isn’t just powers, but an examination of the sects themselves and how they use their eldritch mystical arts. There’s room for the major and minor sects: The Thaumaturgy of the Camarilla Tremere, the priestly rites and witchy sorcery of the Sabbat, the creepy and alien practices of the Tal’Mahe’Ra, “street” rituals from the Anarch contingent, and some of the mysterious ways of the Inconnu. And, of course, the sorceries of the Assamites and Setites, and new necromancies for the Giovanni. 120 pages. PDF/PoD/Deluxe Kickstarter

EX- The Realm – Covers the Scarlet Empire in the current era. Unlike its predecessors, this book does not end at the shores of the Blessed Isle but also covers Realm satrapies in the Threshold and beyond. It will provide a deep exploration of Dragon-Blooded society and what it means to be a Dynast including the Immaculate Philosophy, the beliefs and histories that guide the morality of the Realm and unite the Dragon-Blooded host against the avarice of the gods and the power of the Anathema. A large part of this book will be devoted to detailing the houses of the Dynasty, updating and enlivening with intention of making the houses as tantalizing as Kindred Clans, in terms of iconicism and player association and appeal. 160 pages. PDF/PoD

 

May 2013

MtAw/MtAs- Mage Translation Guide– Provides the ability to translate characters from Mage the Ascension to Mage the Awakening and visa versa. 50 pages. PDF/PoD..

W20- Book of the Wyrm –.Creatures and spirits to challenge the Garou, including revised and collected info and backstory on such things as Pentex and Black Dog Game Factory. 160 pages. PDF/PoD/Deluxe Kickstarter

 

June 2013

VtR- The Strix Chronicle- This book combines both setting and rules info to create a default Chronicle for VtR that still allows the sandbox play that nWoD is known for. The Chronicle focuses on the legends of the Strix- the owl spirits that prey on vampires. A threat unique to VtR and used to great effect in the historical Rome books, this book will show the effects of a world where the threat of their return has warped vampire society. Will contain default tweaks to the rules and in-depth history and backstory of just such a setting. 264 pages. PDF/PoD/ Deluxe Kickstarter

MtAs- Convention Book: Syndicate– As promised, this book is one of those in the Convention Book series that wasn’t finished when cWoD ended and which has been clamored for ever since. 84 pages. PDF/PoD.

EX- Dragon-Blooded: What Fire Has Wrought – This book introduces the Dragon-Blooded for the first time in Third Edition, including character creation rules and the Dragon-Blooded Charm set. What Fire Has Wrought is the first indicator of the dynamic new “novel” feel of Exalted, of amped up storytelling, with each book as a chapter in the legend of the game. This book will give an iconic view of the Dragon-Blooded, showing their creation as the armies of the Celestial Host and detailing their place in the current era. It will feature some further details of the Realm as well as Lookshy, and may feature other locales where Dragon-Blooded are prominent.  Overall, it will focus on the legend of the Dragon-Blooded and the fires they have had to walk through to get to where they are, as Creation’s premiere, dominant Exalted. 220 pages. PDF/PoD Hardcover/Deluxe Kickstarter

 

July 2013

Demon Translation Guide –.Provides the ability to translate characters from Demon the Fallen to Demon the ??? and visa versa. 50 pages. PDF/PoD..

MtAs- Convention Book: Void Engineers– As promised, this book is one of those in the Convention Book series that wasn’t finished when cWoD ended and which has been clamored for ever since. 84 pages. PDF/PoD.

 

August 2013

Demon the ???– A new game line- answering many fan requests- a new look at those creatures of fire and darkness: fallen angels, nightmares from the nether realms, servants of the God Machine or something else entirely? Includes codified rule sets of those rules developed over the last few years including: Shards, SASs, Tiers, as well as a  rich background for players to immerse themselves in. 320 pages. PDF/PoD Hardcover/ Deluxe Kickstarter

V20- Blood Diaries of the Clans- This volume would revisit the Clans as a collection of mini-clanbooks, with each clan’s subsection arranged in the same format. This title would give many new story hooks, character concepts, history, and clan-specific crunch that pairs rules with setting. In particular, the combo Disciplines, which were not covered in V20 but have been requested again and again. 240 pages. PDF/PoD/Deluxe Kickstarter

  130 comments for “The WW Schedule for Aug 2012 – Aug 2013

  1. Andres Montanez
    July 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome!

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Glad to hear it. OK- here I go responding to all you guys now that this site is back up-

  2. Dampyre
    July 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    The only thing that come to my mind: Miam.

    I hope I’ll have enough money: W20 Deluxe, Mummy, Demon…

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      I hope you do too! 🙂 Fortunately, there are a lot of different ways to get the new stuff. Our PDFs are always going to be lower cost, then various PoD options, then Deluxes through the Kickstarters that also can let you play around with other cool rewards.

  3. Poop Deck
    July 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    This is great!

  4. Poop Deck
    July 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Great Exalted news!

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Glad you think so!

  5. evolved_lupus
    July 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    If this isn’t “over 9000” on the “cool scale” then I don’t know what is!

    • shkspr1048
      July 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      I’d say we’ve gone past “over 9000”, all the way to “Vegeta needs a new pair of pants”.

      • richt
        July 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

        Thanks folks- sorry about the mess, but it’s for a good reason! 🙂

  6. July 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I know that all of this information is malleable, so any parts may be altered at any time.

    Thank you for including the target page count for each book. That’s awesome. 🙂

    160 pages for The Changing Breeds seems extremely light, IMO. Will it basically be a mechanics book and require the PGtCB book to fill in the rest, or is there some way that this book might be filled out (via KickStarter pledge goals?) to include more information about each Fera group and make it a self-contained book that allows folks to play Fera from it alone (well, along with the W20 book, that is) even if it’s just copy/pasted from PGtCB?

    • Holden
      July 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      It looks quite small!

      But the writing crew are badasses.

      Putting it this way:

      The mechanics rough drafts are already done, so I can give a crude estimate of what’s in there. In the space given, every single Breed has gotten -more- Gifts than they did in the PGttCB; in the case of several Fera, they’ve actually managed to get -every single Gift from their Breed book- PLUS PGttCB Gifts PLUS some new ones.

      The setting material will be similarly badass 😀

      (And if you want even _more_ fleshing-out, well, the Breed books are still on sale over at Drivethru.)

      • CameronW
        July 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        Okay so I’ve now been sold on W20 and the Changing Breeds book then.

        • July 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

          Changing Breeds has a truly fantastic writing team. I was really psyched to put them together, and from what I’ve seen of the drafts it’s going to be awesome.

          Hopefully, I can start showing some pieces off soon.

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      I think folks should be aware that we are asking the writers and devs to really stay extremely tight with their writing. Terse even. I have found a tendency in game book writing to overwrite and I’d rather quality over quantity. Not that this is a poke at the writers, management set big books as the goal. The reason we published big hardcovers in a lot of cases was that there were several ideas jammed into one book because smaller books didn’t sell in bookstores. Now we can say as little or as much as is right for the project. To Holden’s point, a good number of our current teams are excellent at being engaging writers and fine-tuning that writing for maximum impact with minimum words.

      • July 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

        Stew was kind enough to also answer some of my questions over on the forums too.

        Yeah, I’m certainly not a fan of “fluff for fluff’s sake” to just fill pages. I just didn’t want to open up a book that was mostly full of mechanics and “tips to playing an X” and scratch my head at it, wondering where the real meat of the book was–what makes them what they are besides the game mechanics.

        I can’t wait for Stew to “get the keys” to the blogs and open up Changing Breeds to at least show off what he and the crew are doing.

        BTW… is there a reason for having no W20 Companion on the schedule?

        • July 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm

          Missed this first time around.

          You want to keep an eye out for RAGE Across the World to fill some of the companion design space.

      • Noxes
        September 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        I love/d the Fera and think they were meaningful to the Apocolypse setting as more than just a special snowflake to troll the rest of the PCs in your game with. One of the major reasons for this was the cultural and religious (for lack of a better term) differences between the fera groups and the Garou. The other difference between the relationships between various Fera and the triat/Gaia seemed very important to their identity and their culture made them interesting and fun to play. I love that such huge amounts of effort are being put into preserving the mechanical uniqueness of these groups, I just hope it isn’t to the exclusion of details like the ones I mention. Of course… I would be saying the equal but opposite thing if I thought the mechanics were going to get cut, haha. Bottom line? I have very high hopes for this product and am very much looking forward to checking it out.

  7. shkspr1048
    July 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I won’t lie, I’m very disappointed that the Mage Translation Guide was pushed back to May 2013, but that disappointment is easily balanced by the part of me that is frothing at the mouth in excitement over all the shiny new toys coming down the line.

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Sometimes things shift- gonna happen. but we’ll try our hardest to get it out as scheduled here. Glad you’re up for the new toys.

    • July 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Stew was kind enough to also answer some of my questions over on the forums too. 🙂

      Yeah, I’m certainly not a fan of “fluff for fluff’s sake” to just fill pages. I just didn’t want to open up a book that was mostly full of mechanics and “tips to playing an X” and scratch my head at it, wondering where the real meat of the book was–what makes them what they are besides the game mechanics.

      I can’t wait for Stew to “get the keys” to the blogs and open up Changing Breeds to at least show off what he and the crew are doing.

      BTW… is there a reason for having no W20 Companion on the schedule?

      • July 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

        …. why did that post here? Grrrr. Replied to the wrong post somehow. Weird.

      • richt
        July 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        The pieces of W20 that we thought needed further coverage also needed whole books devoted to them by and large. Rage Across the World is still more likely to be your grab-bag book as each area around the globe also has a topic to be more deeply explored connected to it. Stew will be posting the outline somewhere near here on the blogs soon, I hear.

  8. EJM
    July 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    In one sense, it’s a good thing to see an announcement of Exalted Third Edition, because at this point Exalted Second Edition has grown into an unwieldy mess of errata-to-the-errata, Second-And-A-Half Edition, promises of There-Will-Be-Massive-Sorcery-Errata, There-Was-Massive-Sidereal-Errata, There-Will-Be-Massive-Lunar-Errata, “don’t touch perfects until you fix lethality” errata, lethality errata in progress…

    So the game was broken, the fixes were huge, and a complete rewrite to get all the new rules into one book is nice.

    In another sense, it sucks balls that after the game got broken with half-done errata and version conflicts (un-errataed material often had rather different power level and play paradigms from errataed material), I’m being asked to pay for the fixes that I was repeatedly told would be forthcoming in errata. It feels like one of those malware programs that “upgrades” some part of your computer, starts charging you money to continue using it, and breaks stuff if you try to remove it.

    This is a definite “maybe” in my book.

    • Ian
      July 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      The problem is that errata take a lot of time and energy to write, and the authors typically don’t get paid for it. At all.

      I’d personally much rather they make it work from the ground up and get paid for their work than put a patch on something broken for free.

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      I understand your point of view on this, and hope you’ll check out the previews of EX3 that will no doubt be published before it goes on sale. I think John, Holden, and Geoff, will demonstrate that they have the chops to look hard at those problems- some extending from 1st Edition- and resolve them. We simply can’t go back in time and alter how things went, then, but we can listen to the fans and our own careful analysis and get it right now.

  9. Kris
    July 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    64 pages for EX- Arms of the Chosen seems a little light? Should it be 164?

    • Holden
      July 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Nawp. That’s the wordcount we asked for. It’s an important book, but it’s not one that needs a whole Compass worth of pages to execute correctly, and one which could easily be botched if forced to stretch out to fit a book that’s too big for it.

      Historically, the best answer would have been to cram several topics into one book to fill out the page count, but you know, we don’t really want to tie up writers on subjects that don’t need to be tackled yet when they could be banging out THE REALM instead.

      The new flexibility of digital publishing is pretty awesome.

      • richt
        July 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm

        Holden speaks wisdom.

  10. L.Garcia
    July 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    outstanding!

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks! Which part was the most outstanding?

      • L.Garcia
        July 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm

        @Rich,
        The announcement of new releases is outstanding, because as a fan of the World of Darkness, I get worried when I hear news like the internal shakeup last Fall or when I get the impression (perhaps wrongly) that releasing table top RPG books is a low priority for CCP as a whole.

        It’s outstanding, because when people ask me, “Is White Wolf releasing anything new?” or “What is White Wolf up to these days?” or “I hear White Wolf is on done” I can tell them it’s not.

        It’s outstanding because Mummy the Chosen sounds so cool, I can’t wait to get my hands on it and show it off.

        That’s why it’s outstanding.

        -Louis Garcia
        Organizer, Dead Gamers Society

        • richt
          July 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm

          Thanks for the details- that really helps me understand just which things are sounding the coolest right now or what the overall issues are. CCP as a whole loves WW’s proud tradition of creating beautiful role playing games. The ups and downs of the past several years are them trying to find the best course to make that happen. Which is often really hard for a company in crazy growth mode trying to make it in the very crazy computer game biz.

          • July 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

            With the rumors of White Wolf’s demise being greatly exaggerated (it’s only a flesh wound!), and with new game lines being in testing phases, and others likely in early development, it reminds me of the days when demos of Beta projects were offered at the White Wolf booth, if not in the gaming halls. It would get me excited to sit down and try something new and give my feedback on the mechanics I had tried, especially since I knew I was getting a glimpse at something I would get to see next year at Gen Con. It created not only an excitement for the upcoming product, but a familiarity with that product so that I not only wanted to play it, but I would turn to others and say “I tried that game last year! Let’s get it and try it!”

            It seems to me that this year would be an important year to bring back some of those traditions, to show off what’s in the works and (more importantly) to get people fired up about upcoming projects. You guys potentially have a prime location at Gen Con this year (assuming that the central doors remain open during the convention) being on the endcap that faces the main doors with your DTRPG partners, and I would love to see you guys really thrusting your presence out to the crowds with “Check out our awesome shit!” again. Alas, I now it probably won’t happen this year (still too soon after last Fall, only a couple of you guys, and I doubt you (Rich), Jess and Mark (all 3 are invited Industry Guests of Honor this year!) Eddy, and anyone else who might be going are willing to run a game (THOUGH THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!) It wouldn’t have to be a $10,000 blow-out party at the zoo you rented out, or something, but I’d love to see some traditional Gen Con promotional work happening again.
            Maybe next year you guys can get The Wrecking Crew out to Gen Con to show off V20, W20, Mummy and Demon, among other products that White Wolf/Onyx Path Publishing are selling (Curious: Could OPP get into Entrepreneurs Ally?)

            I still think that you guys and DriveThruRPG need to figure out a way for people to purchase books at Gen Con (a touch-screen POS system of some sort?) and maybe have an arrangement with the printer that books ordered at Gen Con get some sort of priority so that if the books are likely to arrive even sooner than normal… just to encourage people to both buy the books AND to encourage them to order from DTRPG again.

            While I don’t expect to see a recurrence of the 90s blow-out booth/parties again, with new products coming out, and perhaps the lull in game sales behind us (*crosses fingers*), it might be time to get more manpower and promotion back out there to get yourselves in front of the people again ESPECIALLY at Gen Con, the showcase of gaming. 🙂 … but maybe I’m a little biased too. 😉

  11. Grzegorz Bobrowski
    July 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Yay, awesome! 🙂

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Yay! Thanks! It’s great to finally show folks-

  12. July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    First i was very uninterested in the NWoD news abour a new Demon. Then i read further and about this “god machine” stuff in my books and the net.
    Guess what? They saw “Prometheus”! 🙂
    Could it be? About returning “engeneers” and the “creators” of life, death and so on?

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Or did they read the WoD Corebook? Been out for 8 years hasn’t it? Hmmm.

  13. K. Post
    July 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Any word on when the Werewolf kickstarter is happening? Or has it already happened?

    • July 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      It hasn’t happened yet, so you didn’t miss anything.

      • richt
        July 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

        Like Eddy said, not yet. But soon.

  14. Jerry Gundry
    July 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I’m… so happy…

    So many lovely books for me to get my filthy fingers on. I both can and can’t wait for the kickstarters. Can because I’m poor and time equals money saved to afford them. Can’t because I must have them NAO!

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Good kind of quandary- too much good stuff.

  15. July 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    A silly question, but the Demon Translation Guide comes out in July, but the NWoD Demon: the ???? book itself doesn’t come out until August. That looks kinda tricky. 😉

    • richt
      July 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      We’d better know what Demon is about a month before the book is due out. 🙂

      • July 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

        *chuckle* So, does that mean it was an oversight (releasing the conversion book before the NWoD Demon book is released), or is there something else about the schedule I’m not picking up on, or are you going to release the conversion book as a teaser so that CWoD Demon players have a preview of what NWoD Demon is about? Or is it something else entirely? 🙂

        • richt
          July 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

          Let’s put it this way: I think the smartest thing anyone ever did with a new edition was the Conversion Guide for D&D3 coming out before the new books.

          • July 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm

            Very good to know then. 😀

  16. Ben
    July 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I hope they are testing out the anthology as a plan to release fiction. I wouldn’t mind seeing some of the story arcs from the cWoD rulebooks fleshed out.

    • richt
      July 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Me too.

  17. Alan
    July 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    revised MET Laws of the Night v20?

    • July 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Mind’s Eye Theatre details will be part of a later announcement.

  18. Bolverk
    July 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    So, the release schedule so fascinating it broke the blog is finally up. The changes are interesting: no mention of the Falling Scales SAS series, no mention of Secrets of the Covenants (not that surprising) and three supplements for Mummy, instead of two.

    Good to see that there is a World of Darkness book planned for every month. Too bad DriveThru doesn’t have an auto-buy, or at least auto-Wishlist setting. Although I am not sure I will get the fiction anthologies.

    The God Machine … The only thing I truly don’t understand in the World of Darkness is the God Machine. For some reason I just can’t wrap my head around the idea. Well, actually I understood the description in the corebook fiction. It was one of the many wonderfully creepy things in there. It’s the various descriptions since that I just cannot get. I’m really looking forward to this Chronicle guide, and I hope it will finally make things clear to me.

  19. ipsi
    July 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    My only disappointment here is that the new Book of Nod won’t have any options for a deluxe edition. Apart from that, Mummy, Ex3, and all the CWoD stuff has me very excited 😀

    • richt
      July 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Not yet, but we don’t have to offer that first either. Kickstarting is still an experiment in a lot of ways. Time will tell.

      • ipsi
        July 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        That’s true – mark me down as absolutely willing to buy a deluxe version of the BoN, if that’s ever possible :-).

  20. Dawngreeter
    July 26, 2012 at 5:07 am

    This is absolutely awesome. So many deluxe editions that I will dream of in the months to come… it’s been a while since I was this excited. Fun times!

    However, I do hope all the deluxe editions won’t be exactly like V20. Don’t get me wrong, I love V20 and the way it looks. It has a place of honor on my game book shelf (well, shelves, really). And the companion will sit nicely next to it. But I like a bit of flair on the shelf and imagining, say, all my nWoD books in exactly the same reddish (presumably) leatherette hue would make it less interesting to look at, not more. I hope you will have some interesting new ideas about all the deluxe editions.

    Not to end on a low note – If this is not the entire important announcement, I can’t even imagine how awesome the yet unannounced thing is. In a normal universe, things wouldn’t be able to get more awesome than this.

    • richt
      July 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Your leatherette V20 is reddish? Mine’s black. Huh.

      Seriously, glad to hear the excitement. Right now, I’m pretty sure that Hunters’ Hunted 2 won’t be the same as the previous V20 Deluxes, and Mummy was never intended to be. W20 is still up in the air, but I know there will be one change at least to the cover so far, so I figure W20 should be bound differently too. But I’m still walking through those ideas with the printers. Thanks!

      • Dawngreeter
        July 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        Oh, no, I meant that Requiem version of V20 would probably be reddish instead of black, and then tried to imagine an extreme case where all of my Requiem books were the same kind of deluxe print… Yeah, I got a bit too excited there to type out everything I meant to type out. Shame on you for not knowing what I meant to say but didn’t!

        On a serious note, this is all great to hear. Thanks for the reply!

        • richt
          July 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

          VtR20…yes, I fully admit I’m not capable of thinking that far ahead. Wow, what a concept. 🙂

          • Tedthulhu
            August 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

            Hey, VtR10 could happen – since it’s 10 years old next year and all. 😉

            -Ted the Red

  21. christian a
    July 26, 2012 at 6:17 am

    No Werewolf: the Forsaken love 🙁

    • richt
      July 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      You need to mentally separate love from the idea of new products. 🙂

      I love Forsaken, but we didn’t have room on the schedule for WtF books right now. As we ramp up, we’ll see what we can do- but if you recall, even Ethan Skemp said he felt the line is pretty complete right now. I’m hoping that the nWoD God Machine Chronicle books and the Requiem Strix Chronicle books will do well enough that we do WtF and Awakening versions of the idea- and we can infuse those books with all the tweaks we’ve been talking about for years that the lines need.

      • July 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        I’ve just added the Idigam Chronicle to a potential pitch list. 😉

        Worth pointing out that most of the people who would be writing Forsaken books are on W20 for the moment. When we’ve got a bit of a head of stem built up, I’m sure Rich would love to give us some Forsaken-love.

        • Dave Brookshaw
          July 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm

          Aye, and I’m already thinking up a Supernal Chronicle.

      • Pete
        July 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        I think a shards book for WtF would be very cool. If one were to wish for a new WtF books. 🙂

        • July 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

          To be fair, the Forsaken Chronicler’s Guide already fills that niche.

  22. Orakel
    July 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Hmm… does the new VtR-Novel mean, that the old nWoD-Novels will come as PoD in the near future, too?

    And will the old novels come as ePob and Mobi out, too? (I’m asking this question, because the PDF-Files are useless with the amazon Kindle.)

    • richt
      July 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Short answer: we hope so, one day.

      Longer: Our PoD printer via DriveThruRPG doesn’t do PoDs in the size we did our old paperback fiction books currently, so any of the old fiction has to be reformatted for the sizes they do offer or we wait until they offer a smaller size. That’s why you see 6″ x 9″ books already in PoD form, because that size is supported right now. And with over a thousand books to prep for PoD, we made the call to get them out before dealing with fiction. And the sheer volume of the work is also why reformatting for Mobi or ePub has not been started..yet.

  23. badmojojojo
    July 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Excellent stuff, yet again WW-CCP delivers the goods! Super excited about all these new products, in particular Mummy the Curse and Demon.

    • richt
      July 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Glad to hear it- you can check out Mummy development on the blog here, and Demon news will come as development progresses.

  24. Brian Gates
    July 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

    After looking at the convention books coming out, any possibility that Kithbook: Boggan will be able to completed and released?

    • PookaKnight
      August 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Personally, of the unreleased Changeling books, I’d much rather have Book of Glamour. It would have made some much needed improvements to Changeling’s magic system and hopefully cleaned up and clarified quite a bit about glamour and banality. I can’t describe how much I hope that gets Kickstarted down the road!

      There’s a really well done fan Kithbook: Boggans. The website is:
      http://boggan.digitaldreaming.org/

      With the blessing of the folks who created it, I also turned it into a pdf e-book. I have it hosted on Google Docs here:
      http://goo.gl/Mtruz

  25. CameronW
    July 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Any word on how set in stone a September release is for Mummy?

    • Ian
      July 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Given how close that is, relatively speaking, I’d say it’s a pretty solid date. Worst case scenario it slips a week or two into October.

      • richt
        July 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

        We’ve had a lot of issues with books slipping their original dates- most because of things outside our control, but some because the book just wasn’t right and needed more time to make it work. Right now, I feel confident in Mummy hitting September in PDF and PoD form and we’ll see how the Deluxe Kickstarter version works out.

        • CameronW
          July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

          Thanks for the info. I do still feel a little down. Looking forward to checking out all the Kickstart options and figuring out how much money I want to dump into it. CAS and co. look to have an amazing game on their hands.

  26. Amanda Schoen
    July 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Quick question about the Book of Nod restoration– Will DrivethruRPG allow customers who already ordered the older version of the Book of Nod (hardly readable) update their version for free? I know DrivethruRPG allows this whenever publishers make an update on the original file. So, any word on if those who already spent the cash not have to double spend? Or the real question would be is this an updated file of the original pdf or a new one? Thanks again. Love your work cWoD and can’t wait till my v20 companion comes in the mail and for w20. Thanks!

    • July 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

      As far as I know, people who previously bought the Book of Nod will get the updated file, just like with other products.

  27. Lee
    July 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I have a question marketing question. Has the shift from the traditional book outlet to e-publishing caused a shift in number of new players? Just general impression is fine, no need for hard market research data. Thanks for all the hard work and I am very excited about Ex3, Mummy the Chosen and W20.

  28. Phil
    July 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Late to the party in commenting here but let me add my voice to the chorus of people saying how cool this all looks. After a couple of years with no new game after Geist (and the lack of supplements it got) I was delighted to see Mummy announced last year, and I’m doubly delighted to see Demon now announced for next. The God Machine stuff could be intriguing, and I’m a fan of the Strix and look forward to seeing their role expanded.
    The Deluxe W20 will look amazing next to my V20, and the slate of supplements looks strong.

    • richt
      July 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      We try, man. Massive kudos to our developer teams who pitched some great projects and ran with my pitches and made them ten times better. I’ll be delving into who the great talents are developing all of these releases in another blog post later this month.

      • July 27, 2012 at 2:51 am

        Hopefully the panels at Gen Con this year will have a bit more interest than they did last year (but not so much that I can’t get in!)
        I have already scheduled my volunteer hours around them! 😀

        • richt
          July 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

          The “announcement” panels were packed last year and I’d expect the same this year.

          • July 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

            I want to see a request for more space because the lines are filling up the hallway for the panel. 😉 I want sardine-like coziness and the rattling of my ears when cheers go up about new products and lines. 🙂 I want the Exhibit hall to quiet down and wonder what riot is happening because the uproar is so loud from two blocks away.
            It’s a big dream, I know that, but it’s a good dream. 😀

  29. Ivo Luijendijk
    July 27, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Great to see that the Book of Nod will get a fresh look. I still read through it from time to time, each page reminding me of one chronicle I played through or another 🙂 But besides the memory-lane, a new BoN (with fresh ideas and hooks) would be a great new source of inspiration. Yay!

    • richt
      July 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      This version of BoN is restored, in the sense that this will be a cleaner version with all the text being legible and you’ll be able to see some of the art fully for the first time ever as the original files were very dark. It’s also the first time the book is available again in printed form via Print on Demand. It’s not a new version though in terms of new art or writing.

      • PrimalFlame aka @White_Wolf_Fan
        July 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

        It would be nice to have cleaner version of other cWoD sourcebooks, specially the sect hardcovers and the revised clanbooks. But having the BoN is nice already.

  30. Pete
    July 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Woo, glad you got the website back up. Did you folks get a new host?

    And whoa, holy long list of books! Nice!

    • richt
      July 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Things got worked out-

      • Pete
        July 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        Does that mean you are with the same host? I still find it disconcerting that they went from okay to mad to okay again so quickly.

        • richt
          July 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

          I’m with you there. That’s life in the wacky hosting biz, I guess. Obviously, we’re working very hard to insure that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again.

          • July 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

            You guys just can’t catch a break when it comes to web sites, huh?

  31. July 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    With all due respect to you nWoD kids and the oWoD VtM and WtA cats and kittens out there…

    WHEN IS CtD GETTING REVAMPED?

    I mean, c’mon.

    • Ian
      July 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      The 20th anniversary of Changeling would be in 2015, so I wouldn’t expect a decision on whether or not C20 gets made until 2014.

      • PookaKnight
        August 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm

        What Ian said. I’m as die hard of a Changeling: The Dreaming fan as they come, but all things in their time. Dreaming’s 20th anniversary isn’t for a few more years. In the mean time, Mage and Wraith need all the love and attention for their 20th anniversaries that Vampire and Werewolf have gotten.

  32. Olivier Jobin
    July 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I am absolutely overjoyed with all those new releases for cWoD! Being primarily a Vampire and Demon fan, I’m looking forward to W20 so that I can get to Werewolf (the hint about Mage20 is great news too, as I didn’t know where to start there, honsetly). There was also the fact some convention books had never been completed – kind of a turn down to get into a new gameline with some “holes” in it. However, those new books seem very nice. One of the reasons I loved cWoD so much was because of the deep metaplot and history, and how it was such a source of inspiration for chronicles. For me, the lack of such background setting in the nWoD kind of always got in the way of considering getting into it. However, the news about God Machine and Strix really intrigue me, in a very positive way. As for “Demon the ???” – I was such a fan of DtF’s backstory, seeing that something with a potentially strong storyline makes me want to consider getting it. 😛

  33. Hiro
    July 29, 2012 at 2:35 am

    First time posting on here, but I had to share my excitement over the announcement of Demon for 2013. I know DtF always had a mixed reception back in the day, but it was far and away my favorite of the Classic WoD game lines (also the only one that I had the majority of source books for; luckily I can finish that collection thanks to PoD). I enjoy both editions, but have embraced nWoD a lot for the streamlined mechanics. My only regret was that Demon never made the jump; Inferno was nice but not quite the same concept. Can’t wait to see Mummy either.

    Great time to be a White-Wolf fan!

  34. Pete
    July 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I’ve a question about the Kickstarter things you guys are doing. Is there a listing of the one’s you’ve got on the go, as well as completed ones? Is it only the V20 Companion and Children of the Revolution so far?

    Are they all going to be listed under Richt?

    • richt
      July 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      We’re working on a Kickstarter listing that has links and shows what’s active and how long they have to go. Right now, every KS will be under my name, yes. Thanks!

      • Pete
        July 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

        Ah, cool, awesome!

        One more question, if I still have your ear? 😀 Will there be a forum for Mummy: the Curse, on the main WW website?

        • July 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

          I’ll see if I can poke the webmasters to make that happen.

          • Peter Boddy
            July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

            I think it’s a good idea. 😀 Not everyone, that wanders the WW forums, wander here.

  35. Mario
    July 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    So, when to expect WoD online??

    • July 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

      I understand more information on that may be revealed at Atlanta by Night in September, and I expect it will be on in Internet 15 seconds later.

      • Peter Boddy
        July 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

        I expect a cacophony shortly after that. 😛

      • August 5, 2012 at 8:23 am

        Might I suggest that CCP/White Wolf offer their own official video of the presentation on YouTube just like was done for the EVEFanfest WoDMMO presentation. That way we’re not left with the obligatory camera-phone captures of the presentation? Posted the next day would be fine too. 🙂

        … it’s just a suggestion. 😀

      • Phil
        August 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

        If *only* the Internet were so efficient.

  36. July 30, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Mage 20 OMG OMG I NEED this! *-* Thank you for Convention Books and translation guide!

    • Phil
      August 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Yeah. My sentiments exactly. OMGOMGOMG, is about right.. haha.

  37. July 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for your feedback! 🙂

  38. Peter Boddy
    July 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I keep reading over this schedule and I still squee every time. So much shiny.

  39. bloodycelt
    August 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Is there a mailing list to get on for when we can plunk $$ on the W20 Kickstarter/Deluxe Edition?

    I have a busy schedule between now and october or so, and I don’t want to miss out on getting the nice deluxe Hard Copy, (I really like the V20 one I have).

    • August 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

      I expect announcements will be made here.

  40. August 9, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I demand that you throw a gross amount of dollars at Phil Brucato, Matt Macfarland and command them to shit out golden prose of magery wonderousness! …. errr…. or rather, will be see of fan fav freelancers return for M20?

  41. Brence
    August 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

    So W20 is a fact! Cool! As we move closer to October though…Is there any word on the progress or anything close to a release date on the Digital release? Anything would be good! Throw a Bone Gnawer a Bone *Pun sad and intended*

  42. Brence
    August 10, 2012 at 1:20 am

    W20 is going to be great! Always loved the WTA setting, just never had a group to get into it…so never bought it.
    Now we are getting closer to October, is there any word on the progress? Is the Digital version hitting the October mark? *I know there are always slips in these kinds of things* but just a general clue? *puppy eyes*

  43. Márk Palotai
    August 11, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I’m quite happy about the new nWoD anthologies and latest novels, it’s probably the best new from WW in the past few years. My biggest problem with the nWoD lines is always the lack of novels. I didn’t have anithyng (nearly) that I can give my friends and players and say: read this to catch a feeling of the game/setting. In my country (Hungary), the local publisher only translate the V:tR trilogy, but IMHO it’s very boring (sorry for the writer, maybe it’s just the translation). I read the Three shades of Night and i love it, don’t understand, why the local bublisher didn’t translate this book! It’s a lot of potency in all of the nWoD games and we need good werewolf, mage and geist books(not to mention changeling).

    So go forward int this way, and I will happy (and I think a lot of more people will)!

  44. Phil
    August 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Mage20 is the holy grail. Is it happening or not? I’m dying with anticipation.

    That said, really looking forward to this whole list. Great, great schedule.

  45. Dawn Prough
    August 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Good to see some love for some great WW products.

    Speaking of love and products, will there be any new editions for Aeon Trinity? I ask because I love Aberrant and would love to see the system overhauled (because good grief is it awful) and the metaplot kicked into better shape.

    Thank you for your time. Dawn

    • Ian
      August 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Yes, Onyx Path now owns the Trinity Universe, and we have plans.

      • Rubio
        August 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

        Plans for Trinity Universe.
        I’m just going to cry a single, manly tear of joy.

  46. Rafael Verolla de Moura
    September 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Come on WW! Dont release so much good stuff in one year, I will go bankrupt!

  47. GeoffreyAR
    December 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Hi! Read thru this thread, and while I did pick up on the possibility/probability of Mage20, I didn’t catch when that might happen. I missed the KS for V20, tho eventually picked up the PDF from DTRPG. But I did participate in the KS for WW20 (and am looking forward to all the goodies from that!). And I am happily participating in the KS for Mummy, tho look forward to any further rewards beyond what are now being offered at each tier. But the main reason for this post is to add my vote for the new ver. of Demon, tho I know that’s not really necessary, but more than that, I wanted to throw in a vote for a new ver. of Wraith. Also, just from reading the God-Machine Anthology, I’m really looking towards the G-M Chronicle. All in all, everything you’re doing with the nWOD looks good, and I really like the use of the KS, and the various rewards involved, to introduce new books.

    • IanW
      December 20, 2012 at 1:54 am

      Geoffrey, [click here] for our most recent release schedule. It’s always got the most up-to-date information available. Mage20’s currently set for September, like V20 was and like W20 was originally planned for.

      We’ll have to take a look at how M20 does before we make a decision on Wraith20.

  48. CtD Fan
    September 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Where n when n what will be in CtD 20th?

    • IanW
      September 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      You’ll note there’s no Changeling20 on the schedule. Its 20th anniversary is in 2015, and it’s too early for us to be discussing it.

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