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Renegade Game Studios Reveals Organized Play for Vampire: The Masquerade

Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals

Renegade Game Studios has announced their plans for Organized Play for Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game. The publisher is kicking things off with a pre-release league taking place on Tabletopia.

There will be numerous ways to play:

  • Casual Kits – For store-level and at-home organized play, be it game nights, small tournaments, or weekly leagues. These kits will closely resemble the OP Kit included in many of your Kickstarter pledges, with a variety of alt-art cards and playmats. We are excited to share with you the first of these kits featuring a new promo vampire, Freddy Usher!
  • Premium Kits or Store Championships – Community-level kits slated to begin in late 2021 or early 2022. Will include a wider variety of prizes, including things like acrylic tokens, deckboxes, or other swag that will improve your play experience and show off your fearsome reputation to future opponents! Intended for a larger tournament at a local game store or club.
  • Prince of the City events – Once large events are able to safely resume, we intend to introduce our top-level competitive event, the Prince of the City. Frequently held at large gaming conventions, these will be large, highly-competitive tournaments with very attractive prizes on the line. Fight your way to the top and be crowned Prince of the City, and you’ll have the opportunity to be immortalized in the game as a unique vampire in a future product. A Prince of the City event will also include a variety of side events to ensure that no matter your performance in the main tournament, you have a way to spend more time with the Vamily and enjoy playing Vampire.

The Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals organized play will be broken into seasons. It all starts with Season 1: San Francisco. Season 1 will include Prince of the City Indianapolis (GenCon), and Prince of the City Philadelphia (PAXU), assuming that those events happen that allows such a tournament. There will also be four casual play kits and one community-level premium kit.

Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals seasons

2021 plans may change due to the current pandemic.

There will also be a Season 0: Pre-Release. Running through February 22nd, the season will take place on Tabletopia and is free to participate in. You can sign up to take part. Pairings will be posted each Tuesday on the Vampire Rivals community Discord starting February 23rd.

The league will consist of 5 rounds of swiss pairings and those that go undefeated will receive a prize, while players with one loss will also receive a different prize. Players who play every round will receive a special badfe on the Vampire Community forums and get a special Role on the Discord.

Ricals supports up to 4 players but this league will be 1 versus 1 to simplify setting up the games.

In addition to the Season 0 League, Kickstarter backers will receive a special Season 0 OP kit with the new vampire Smoke. Players can use this kit to run a small event in their local groups and stores if it’s safe to do so.

You can find more details at the Renegade Game Studios website.

World of Darkness tabletop RPGs coming from Renegade

It’s been announced that Renegade Game Studios is now the publishing partner for the World of Darkness tabletop roleplaying games including Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Creative development for the game is also being centralized and be under Creative Lead, Justin Achilli.

Overall, the production changes will allow getting more content to consumers faster. That includes a new Companion that will be available in December for free. The Vampire: The Masquerade Companion is a free digital supplement that brings three highly-anticipated playable clans to Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. Tzimisce, Ravnos, Salubri, your time is coming!

On Kickstarter Aug 4th – Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game

Renegade Game Studios has dropped the Kickstarter launch date of August 4, 2020 for Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game, along with a trailer for the game.

Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game is a game where 2-4 players each control a coterie of vampires and vie to dominate their opponents. The Core Set will be set in San Francisco and will feature vampires from four clans: Brujah, Malkavian, Toreador, and Ventrue.

In Rivals, you will vie for control of the City while targeting your randomly selected “Rival.” Your coterie will use various abilities, attacks, recruited mortal thralls, and schemes to battle your opponents on the streets or in their Havens. To win, you will need to score 13 Agenda, defeat your specific Rival by reducing their Prestige (the main resource of the game) to 0, or by sending your Rival’s last active vampire to torpor.

Vampire: The Masquerade #1 Gets a Variant David Mack Cover

Vault has announced a set of new Vampire: The Masquerade #1 variant covers from legendary artist David Mack.

The gorgeous, painted piece by Mack will come in two different printed variants. The first, in a lush purple and blue, will be a standard, open order variant. The blood red version will be a special, deluxe variant, printed on thick card stock, with silver foiling and spot-gloss highlights, and will retail for $9.99. 

Each issue of the Vampire: The Masquerade will include exclusive material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition of the tabletop RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. These materials enable readers to play alongside the unfolding comic events in their own in-game chronicles.

Sink your teeth into the hidden world of vampires, ghouls, and hunters who live in the shadows and scheme among us. In the comic series, Cecily Baine, an enforcer for the Twin Cities’ elite cabal of Kindred (vampires), takes a mysterious young vampire under her wing and is swept up in a conspiracy that can shake the foundations of vampire society. 

Vampire: The Masquerade is co-written by Tim SeeleyTini Howard, and Blake Howard, with art by Devmalya Pramanik and Nathan Gooden, with colors by Addison Duke, letters by AndWorld Design, design by Tim Daniel, and covers by Aaron CampbellNathan Gooden, and David Mack. The first issue will hit store shelves on August 5th, 2020. 

When Cecily Brine, a courier for the Twin Cities Camarilla, takes a mysterious younger vampire under her wing, she’s dragged into an insidious conspiracy. Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer’s afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to the Masquerade?

Meanwhile, an Anarch coterie investigates a mysterious killing.

Vampire: The Masquerade Blood Sorcery and Discipline cards are here!

Modiphius has opened pre-orders for the Vampire: The Masquerade Blood Sorcery and Discipline Card Decks.

This card deck which is now available to pre-order on Modiphius.net as part of the Vampire: The Masquerade Collection is expected to ship in July. Pre-order players and GMs will immediately receive both full colour and Black White PDFs to print at home, so that can start using them right away.

Here are the details on these brand new decks which are an essential playing aid to enhance your Vampire chronicles playing experience.

This deck of cards gives you all the reference material you need for Disciplines, Blood Sorcery powers and rituals, and Thin-Blood Alchemy in your Vampire: The Masquerade games. With 80 colour and symbol coded cards for referencing Disciplines and 41 cards that include all Blood Sorcery powers and rituals, and all Thin-Blood Alchemy powers, these cards will keep your game moving smoothly.

This combined deck is perfect for players and Storytellers who want a quick reference and an easy way of keeping track of Disciplines, Blood Sorcery, and Thin-Blood Alchemy abilities and the rules associated with them. The Deck Includes:

  • A total of 121 full-colour cards 80 Disciplines and 41 Blood Sorcery powers and rituals, and Thin-Blood Alchemy abilities from the Vampire: The Masquerade core rulebook.
  • Each card features essential rules and description text to make for easy reference, and a page reference to the relevant section of the core rulebook.
  • Packaged in a duo tuckbox that makes for easy carrying to your game table.
  • Includes a PDF with both color and grey scale versions of the cards suitable for home printing.

Vampire: The Masquerade Comes to Comics

Vault Comics has announced that they have partnered with Paradox Interactive to publish the official Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series. The first comic in the series will be available for purchase from comics retailers across the US in July 2020. The comic is co-written by Tim SeeleyTini Howard, and Blake Howard, drawn by Devmalya PramanikNathan Gooden, and colored by Addison Duke, with covers by Aaron Campbell.

From the internationally bestselling World of Darkness universe, Vault brings readers an official Vampire: The Masquerade comic series. Sink your teeth into the hidden world of vampires, ghouls, and hunters who live in the shadows and scheme among us. In the comic series, Cecily Baine, an enforcer for the Twin Cities’ elite cabal of Kindred (vampires), takes a mysterious young vampire under her wing and is swept up in a conspiracy that can shake the foundations of vampire society. 

Each issue will include exclusive material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition of the tabletop RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. These materials enable readers to play alongside the unfolding comic events in their own chronicles.

Vampire The Masquerade #1

Vampire: The Masquerade – New Blood starter pack bares its fangs!

Vampire The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack

Modiphius has announced the release of the Vampire: The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack in PDF, a print and play bundle designed to quickly get players and storytellers into the game.

The Vampire: The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack is available in PDF only on Modiphius.net as well as on DTRPG.com.

Here are the details on this intriguing new print and play bundle. The Vampire: The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack is a print and play PDF bundle that embraces you into the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade. Designed with new Storytellers and players in mind, it features a new story that teaches you to play this new edition of the roleplaying game, a rules reference guide, printable enemy and victim cards, 7 player characters, and a relationship map.

  • This pack introduces you to Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition, whether you are new to roleplaying games, or a player of previous editions.
  • The short story teaches you to how to play Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition, as you play.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition is the newest incarnation of the classic storytelling game of personal and political horror, in which you portray a supernatural predator with all their powers and weaknesses, struggling with the loss of their humanity.
  • This game uses the most current incarnation of the Storyteller System.
Vampire The Masquerade – New Blood Starter Pack

The World of Darkness Befalls Austin, Texas in Gruesome Live-Action Roleplay Event – The Night in Question

White Wolf Entertainment — creators and publishers of the World of Darkness storytelling universe — will soon host a live-action night you’ll never forget.

On November 17, 2018, the dark and conflict-ridden world of the iconic tabletop RPG Vampire: The Masquerade will come to life in Austin, Texas for a realistic and gruesome live action roleplay (LARP) experience.

Set in the year 1998 at an illegal rave in the woods outside of Austin, Texas, The Night In Question features an engrossing story and horrifying, professionally created sets, costumes, and — of course — blood and gore. The fully-immersive event explores the monstrous nature and conflict of vampire clans from White Wolf’s supernatural World of Darkness. Participants will take part in an intense LARP — as either nefarious vampires who are at war with one another, or unknowing humans caught in the blood-drenched frenzy. Fans of the Vampire series can expect a classically-themed reflection of the vicious Sabbat faction.

Jackalope Live Action Studios is an experienced host of LARPs that enforces strict guidelines about player consent and safety, allowing participants to opt-out of interactions with content and characters of their choosing. The team is advised by Bjarke Pedersen and Johanna Koljonen from Participation Design Agency (PDA), creators of the Diana Jones Award-nominated Nordic Vampire game End of the Line and the immensely successful Enlightenment in Blood.

Tickets to The Night In Question are available starting at $39.00. The event begins at 11 AM CT on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, and the concert/game site will be held at Cauldron’s Keep (9703 FM 20, Dale, TX 78616).

Onyx Path Publishing Announces Chicago By Night, a Sourcebook for White Wolf Entertainment’s Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

Onyx Path Publishing has announced a new project set in White Wolf Entertainment‘s World of DarknessChicago By Night — a supplement to the newly-launched Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition (V5) corebook — is currently in development. This thrilling new chapter dives fangs-deep into the lore of the iconic vampire tabletop roleplaying series and expands upon the new 5th Edition World of Darkness line of books

Like its predecessor, the 1991 Chicago by Night sourcebook for the first edition of VampireChicago By Night – Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Editionintroduces the vampires (Kindred) who occupy the blood-stained streets of Chicago. New loresheets and scenarios advance the Vampire metaplot and introduce a variety of new stories and characters. Chicago By Night also makes Kindred clan Lasombra playable for the first time in the V5 series.

Highlights of the V5 supplement geared for players and Storytellers will include:

  • Clan Lasombra profile with Obtenebration rules. Playable for the first time in the V5 line!
  • Loresheets to help players incorporate Vampire’s deep metaplot into character backgrounds.
  • Urban legends, maps, characters, coteries, story hooks, and a complete scenario for Storytellers.
  • Updated and new metaplot explaining the hierarchy of Kindred in Chicago and ways to incorporate characters.

The original Chicago By Night was a pivotal supplement for the original Vampire: The Masquerade. It really created the “society of vampires,” focusing on how the Clans functioned in a real city and became a blueprint for what came after.

The Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition corebook launched on August 2, 2018, propelling the roleplaying game of personal and political horror into the 21st century.

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Pre-Order is LIVE!

Vampire: The Masquerade re-defined what an RPG could be. Modiphius has now added the fifth edition to the Modiphius line up!

The pre-order is live for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition, the classic returns with a streamlined, modern rules design, beautiful new full-color art, and a rich story experience for new and returning players.

This is a return to Vampire‘s original vision, moving boldly into the 21st century. This new edition honors the deep story of the original, advancing the metaplot from where it left off and detailing exactly what has happened in the world of the Kindred up until tonight. The terror of the Second Inquisition, the conspiracies behind the Gehenna War, and the rekindling of the War of Ages: these are the building blocks of the modern V5 chronicle.

The ultimate game of personal and political horror roleplaying game, the Vampire: The Masquerade, pre-order is now live and will start shipping from August with the first release, the core book, available in stores from September.

Choose your core book, from Standard, Deluxe and Luxury Versions, with fantastic cover art, rare finishes and in the Luxury version’s case, one of only five hundred ever being made! As a vampire you suffer the pangs of the Hunger, the relentless and terrible thirst for human blood. If you refuse to deal with it, it will overcome your mind and drive you to terrible acts to slake it. You walk this razor’s edge every night. Dark designs, bitter enemies, and strange allies await you in this World of Darkness.

Expand your horizons with the Anarch and Camarilla sourcebooks.

In the Anarch Sourcebook welcome to a blood thriller on the modern streets . For centuries the Anarch Movement enjoyed an uneasy truce with the Camarilla, but no longer. Now, the Unbound refuse to bow to the tyranny of their former allies and intend to claiming the nighttime streets as their own!

In the Camarilla Sourcebook the global blood opera of the Camarilla story continues. As the eldest vampires begin to vanish, the Ivory Tower starts to crack under the weight of its own decay. Once it was the mightiest faction of vampires in the world, a stronghold of immortality. Now it retreats into a maze of neo-feudal conspiracies to protect itself against the deadly threat of the Second Inquisition, struggling to enforce the Masquerade in the face of modern technology.

Supporting these core books and supplements are of wealth of Vampire 5th edition accessories including a Storyteller Screen, a high quality multi panel portrait format, featuring plenty of content to help power your chronicle. The exterior features beautiful rendered artwork from Vampire: The Masquerade, while the inside cover contains useful rules references, tables and charts for Storytellers and and accompany booklet will help you create on the spot hunts, as well as complete plots with plenty of guidance.

There’s also a set of 20 official ten-sided dice for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. 15 black Vampire dice and 5 blood red Hunger dice, plus the Vampire 5th edition Notebook, with a lavish 160 page notebook with stylised borders featuring journal, map and others pages to illustrate your story.

Finally for avid Vampire collectors, Modiphius has some amazing bundles, which range from the humble Slip Case edition which features core book and Camarilla and Anarch supplements, through Neonate, Ancilla, Elder and bundles, all the way up to the mighty top of the range Methuselah Bundle which features Luxury Corebook, Slipcase Set, Notebook, Storyteller Screen and Dice Set!

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