Now Available: Chronicles of Darkness!

CofD Front Screen ResNow available in PDF on DriveThruRPG: The Chronicles of Darkness Revised Storytelling System Rulebook!

Keep walking.

Eyes straight ahead.

Don’t look back.

In the shadows and between the cracks of our everyday lives hide the Chronicles of Darkness. Here lurk creatures of ancient myth and urban legend. Here lie the graves of angels and the bunkers of secret government programs. Here every malformed horror you’ve ever seen out of the corner of your eye has a home. And they’ve seen you.

Don’t look back!

Chronicles of Darkness RPG rulebook contains:

  • A guide to creating characters to explore a world of modern horror, from hopes and fears to psychic powers.
  • Dramatic rules for investigation, social manipulation, and bone-crunching violence.
  • Over a dozen monsters straight out of weird fiction and urban legend… plus complete rules for creating your own.
  • The God-Machine Chronicle, a massive collection of sample characters and techgnostic adventures.
  • Formerly titled the World of Darkness Rulebook 2nd Edition.

shirt-cofdAnd to celebrate, we’ve also got a few new CofD shirt designs on our RedBubble store!

Don’t forget, our 12 Days of Onyx contest is still running. Get your submissions in for CofD Condition Cards while you can!

19 thoughts on “Now Available: Chronicles of Darkness!”

  1. Before the 12th this was going to be the new World of Darkness 2nd Edition core rule book, right? I’m about to launch a new game with some new players and I’d love to have the PDF to use for the game but I want to make sure I’m getting the right thing.

  2. If I already have WoD (1st ed.) and the God-Machine Chronicle, why should I buy this book ? In other words, what’s new and what’s more ?

    • Investigation rules, chase rules, Horror creation rules, pre-statted monsters, a Storytelling chapter, and various little odds and ends like new Merits and expanded equipment categories.

      That said, you can keep running games just fine without it. The new content is nice, but it doesn’t revolutionize the system or anything. The main attraction for me is having everything from the WoD corebook and GMC all in one place.

      • Yeah, having everything together is handy. I’m playing in a Demon game and we have to keep referencing the original core book, the God-Machine update, and the Demon core as well as the assorted supplements. About half of us have appropriate book and page number notes, but the less books crowding the table or having to be flipped through the better.

  3. So I’m still confused after reading the comments. I have God machine chronicle. Is this book a NEW book (i.e. with new material) or is it a name rebranding (i.e. they went through god machine chronicle and changed everything to “chronicles of darkness”)

    • It’s some of each. It contains the setting and chronicle for GMC. Unlike GMC, it can serve as an actual corebook without needing the original NWoD book. Also unlike both prior books, it does include some new systems and monsters.

      If you have the original NWoD book and GMC, you effectively can run CofD. That said, there is some added value to this book beyond just putting it all in one place.

  4. Will there be a real book published for Chronicles of Darkness?
    or is it only PDF and driveThroughPDF print-on-demand?

    • While not traditionally printed, our Print on Demand books are equal in quality to the books we had made in the early days of the original White Wolf, and the Premium versions are better.

  5. Was wondering if there was anywhere in particular we should post if we find errors that need corrected in the PDF. Specifically the vehicle examples table has the columns all shifted to the left and the horse entry seems incomplete.

  6. Hi, will it have a softcover version option? Will it have a simple sgipping method? Because US currency is 30% higher than usual, and the sgipping could cost 40 USD easily on other books. No help for 3rd world countries? I am not even asking for a brazilian portuguese version. That’s a wombo combo sum of money. Thank you and good job on compiling a nice horror project.


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