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World of Darkness Partners with Demiplane to Create a Digital TTRPG Toolset

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World of Darkness Nexus

Demiplane has announced today a multi-year licensing agreement with World of Darkness to create World of
Darkness Nexus
, the official digital toolset for the best-selling series of tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPG) that includes Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and the recently-announced Hunter: The Reckoning. World of Darkness Nexus is set to release in 2022 with an Early Access phase targeted to release beforehand where community feedback will be collected that will help shape its development. Players can sign up for email updates and to be notified when Early Access is available.

World of Darkness Nexus enhances the brand’s tabletop roleplaying games with planned features such as a digital reader, rules and lore compendium, character builder, and interactive character sheet. World of Darkness Nexus will also feature a playspace with matchmaking and video chat where all the other features are fully integrated.

Demiplane is a new and innovative platform that provides an ever-expanding experience that brings fans of tabletop roleplaying games together in one place with high-quality tools at your fingertips—including the recently-announced Pathfinder Nexus, the official digital toolset for Pathfinder.

Vault Announces World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, a Vampire: The Masquerade Event

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Vault Comics has announced World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, a multi-property World of Darkness event that spins out of Vault’s smash hit Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series. In World of Darkness, there is more lurking in the shadows than just vampires, and this event will shine a light on just what else hides in the night.  

The World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw event will be told by a murderers row of the best comic creators working today. The series is written by Jim ZubTim SeeleyBlake HowardTini Howard, and Danny Lore, drawn by Julius Ohta, colored by Addison Duke, lettered by Deron Bennett, and designed by Tim Daniel. The series will feature covers from legendary horror artists Aaron Campbell and Joshua Hixson.   

In World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, Cecily Bain has become everything she never wanted as The Prince of the Twin Cities. But her rule over a fractured, backbiting vampire court is interrupted by an intruder—something big, hairy, and full of teeth. For over a century, werewolves of the Twin Cities have protected their blessed places from threats both physical and spiritual. When vampires under Cecily rule move in on one of these precious sites, it’s a declaration of war, one that Tyrell ‘the Stainless’ Stinar and his ferocious pack will avenge at any cost.

The three-issue event will launch in September 2021. Making the series even tastier for fans of Vampire: The Masquerade, each issue of World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw will include exclusive gaming material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition of the tabletop RPG from Renegade Game Studios, allowing players to actually play the events of the series in their own games. 

Renegade Game Studios Reveals Organized Play for Vampire: The Masquerade

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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
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