Vampire: The Masquerade exploded into hobby games in 1991 and inspired a generation of fans the likes of which the game industry had never seen before or since. The cultural significance Vampire left on not just the gaming world but on modern vampire-related pop culture can be seen and felt at virtually every turn and in every medium today.
Vampire: The Masquerade - 20th Anniversary... [click here for more]
Vampire: The Masquerade is the original and ultimate roleplaying game of personal and political horror. You are a vampire, struggling for survival, supremacy, and your own fading humanity — afraid of what you are capable of, and fearful of the inhuman conspiracies that surround you.
The classic that changed roleplaying... [click here for more]
I tell you this: We are Divinity.
Reality is ours to bend. To subvert. To command. We have that power – all of us.
Not everyone knows what to do with it, or uses it well. Most of us never realize just what it is we are or how much we can do.
Those of us who do… well, some of us are monsters. Manipulators. Parasites. Tyrants. Fanatics.
And the rest of us never see that monster... [click here for more]
These are the final days- The signs are clear: Even our pups know That this is the age of the Apocalypse!Werewolf the Apocalypse roared into hobby games in 1992, inspiring a generation of fans to stand up and howl their defiance at a corrupted world in a battle they knew they were doomed to lose. WtA presented the Garou: creatures at once both man and wolf, and filled with... [click here for more]
Accept no substitutes: Chicago is the city of vampires.
Claim a haven on the Gold Coast. Carve a place of this bustling metropolis for yourself.
Subjugate a handful of the living on Michigan Avenue. Take a few deep drinks from some of the intoxicating vessels we have around here.
Discover the nightlife. Come visit the Succubus Club, the Blue Velvet, or Red Noº 5, if they’ll... [click here for more]
Once upon a time, they took you from your home.They promised you a place at their side, and meaning in your life, and they surrounded you with beautiful things.But the beautiful things were oh so sharp, and they laughed when you bled.Day by day, they changed you. But day by day, your will grew stronger.On the last day, you smashed your way... [click here for more]
You woke up…different. Someone changed you; on a slab, an operating table, an altar. By luck or by fate, you escaped. Now you’re hunted by the ones who made you, and they hold all the cards but one: they don’t know that a fire burns within you because of what they did. They don’t know that you’re hunting them.
The Divergence stripped you... [click here for more]
What motivates an undead body to go on walking, talking, plotting, and biting?The Hunger is an obvious motivation. It drives all vampires to commit foul acts in the name of sustenance.The Beast, too, gives a Kindred drive. Whether in fear of the Beast within or in attempts to master it, that constant nagging growl makes an undead monster march on. ... [click here for more]
Do you know who considers faith among the dead a trivial concept — or worse, a new one?Dullards and con artists.These vampires want you to believe that religion is a new phenomenon among Kindred. They want you to believe only vampires on the periphery subscribe to the worship of higher powers or seek a greater cause.They want you... [click here for more]
All the stories they told you about what it would be like after you died? They were wrong.There is no Heaven and there is no Hell. There’s only the Underworld, with the ravening maw of Oblivion at the bottom and the impossible dream of Transcendence at the top. And in between, all the Restless Dead.Are you ready to join them? ... [click here for more]
How dreadful, how perverse, how malicious would a Kindred faith need to be, to be considered “forbidden”?Within this book you will learn of religions stricken from the records of vampire scholars. Within, you shall find a collection of beliefs, some pernicious enough to collapse domains, others so focused that they possess only a handful of coteries the world over. ... [click here for more]
It’s 1242. The Mongol army crushed Baghdad, then Russia under its heel, then moved on to devastate Poland and Hungary. The Holy Roman Empire stood to war with the Papacy. The second Lombard League wielded the word of the Pope and fought off Frederick II.
The War of Princes rages. Patricide looms. Young powers look up the ladder to the next rungs, and see stagnation and hypocrisy. They see targets.... [click here for more]
A city as large as Chicago requires more than a surface study to find out its secrets.
Princes, Primogen, and all those other Kindred with titles and notoriety may claim to uphold the Masquerade, but they delight in the undead fame and status. There are others, well-hidden, with deeper secrets, darker ambitions, and elusive sects buried in Chicago and its surrounding towns and cities.
Chicago contains... [click here for more]
Did they tell you magic is sealed away by the Abyss? That the Supernal Realm can’t affect the Fallen? That you’ll never see the Watchtower again?
Nothing is ever that simple.
The curse keeps Sleepers from seeing it, but we are Awakened. We see past the Lie with our Sight every day, grasp the Supernal with our spells and seek the Mysteries. And what Mysteries we find!
Artifacts... [click here for more]
The Order of Reason spreads its wings, and the world burns. We tell ourselves this is for Enlightenment. We tell ourselves this is for the greater good. We tell ourselves this is for humanity. We lie to ourselves.The great engines of the Empire are all-consuming beasts, heedless of anything but their own hunger — for riches, for lives, for land. Everything falls... [click here for more]
It’s ever been a loaded word among vampires. Jyhad is in force everywhere from lofty, perfumed Elysium to cloying, smoke-filled blood feasts. Jyhad’s the eternal game played by elders, Methuselahs, and worse — it’s the agenda of beings so utterly beyond humanity, one such as yourself could scarcely understand its movements. Luckily for you, you’ve picked up a copy... [click here for more]
Awakening is a blessing. It's pure enlightenment, arcane knowledge, untold Mysteries, unimaginable power.
Awakening is a curse. It's all-consuming addiction, existential despair, desperate loneliness, dangerous hubris.
Awakening is knowing you can do whatever you want, and then doing it. Damn the consequences if you like, but your damnation doesn't erase them. Bending reality to your will intoxicates... [click here for more]
Welcome to the Future
As the third decade of the 21st century dawns, the Technocratic Union stands on the cutting edge of a future imperiled. As science and technology draw humanity closer than ever before, certain factions within the Masses display gross negligence, undermining the Union’s work and endangering the world for shortsighted gains. Despite global telecommunications,... [click here for more]
Gods, Monsters & Familiar Strangers
We live in a world full of gods and monsters: spirits, creatures, Paradox entities, Avatar aspects, vampires, beast-folk, godheads, primordial legends, and other creatures too strange for the average mind to conceive.
Now, in an age ruled by fear, the ability to look beyond out preconceptions – especially in the world of Mage – becomes... [click here for more]
Lore of the Clans
My sire always told me, “There’s no instruction manual for being dead, strákur.” I believed her, because she was older and smarter than me, and we value knowledge if nothing else. Many sires spill a lot of poison into the ears of their childer, telling them the One True Way to be a vampire. Some vampires don’t even bother, kicking their errant progeny to the streets... [click here for more]
"Of course it hurts. Everything hurts. If you're alive, you hurt. Don't think of yourself as bleeding out; think of yourself as more alive."
Horror is all about the stakes. And most commonly, pain, injury, and death are those stakes. Hurt Locker is all about the stuff that hurts. We talk why it hurts, how it hurts, and how to deliver pain at your table beyond just rolling the dice and marking... [click here for more]
A Practical GuideMage: The Ascension’s flexible and ambitious Sphere system has provided many questions and debates for over 20 years. Here, now, in this book, we answer the eternal question How Do You DO That? with hundreds of reality-altering feats – puppetry and possession, elemental command, martial arts prowess, illusions, and far, far more – all presented... [click here for more]
The Clans are not the only vampires that strut, if I might steal from the Bard, upon this great stage of fools. There are the errant Kindred inaccurately collected under the sobriquet of “bloodlines.” While their role in the eternal conflict between the childer of Caine is small, it is often incredibly impactful. As such, I provide this corollary to my original study.... [click here for more]
More Than Magick
For mages who think they have everything, this trove of treasures expands upon the wealth of material presented throughout Mage: The Ascension’s 20th Anniversary Edition. New Traits, new rules, essays, answers, information… the Secrets are revealed within.
Enter the Annex
Building upon the M20 core rulebook, this Book of Secrets... [click here for more]
The abandoned lover, waiting for her paramour to return, only to die, alone. Now she waits in her house forever.The murdered family, killed in a spree so violent their spirits couldn’t pass on to the hereafter, now wreaking an untampered revenge on anyone they find.The serial killer, who never made his tally complete in life, now determined to possess... [click here for more]
Travel the long roads and deep seas in search of power and experience danger, or tackle the wilderness to hunt monsters and face death. Settlements large and small dot the black expanse with the promise of sanctuary, life, and community. These bastions of civilization present cold comfort, when playing host to vampire warlords and sadistic Cainite faiths. Whether led by a Prince, a coordinated belief,... [click here for more]
Far from the city, isolated from their parents, teenagers get bored. Tudor Plaza, the local mall, closed permanently in 2012 and has taken on the character of the creepy house local kids dare each other to go into on Halloween.
It’s not surprising that the high school cheerleading team decided to play at exploring the occult at the abandoned mall, but now seven have disappeared, the authorities... [click here for more]
In the eyes of the Renegades, every conspiracy is a tightly managed organization comprised of faceless human monsters willing to commit any atrocity to advance its malevolent agenda. It is an oppressive structure bent on dominance through transgression. The Devoted are its brainwashed zealots and lab rats, its muscle and middle-managers, its magnum opuses and messiahs. Whether they do so blindly or... [click here for more]
You think that because you’ve spent the night in a haunted house, seen a ghost or two, and participated in an exorcism, that makes you a bona fide paranormal investigator? Mere ghost hunting is for amateurs, buddy. We’re going to teach you how to hunt real, tangible, unrepentantly murderous monsters. We’re going to show you how to bind and control... [click here for more]
A New Mission for a New World
For five centuries the Ascension War has pitted the Enlightened against Reality Deviants. Bloodshed and horror from this conflict have nearly torn the world apart on a number of occasions. In the hopes of creating a safe environment and shepherding the Masses to Ascension, the Technocratic Union has used colonialism, conditioning, and violence to bring... [click here for more]
Did your heart seize up in your chest a little when I said that? It should. Those horrors you've dreamed of all your life - the arms dragging you down into the ooze, the thing with fangs and too many legs waiting in the dark, the sleek, silent killer dropping on you from a clear sky - they're real. But don't fret, little brother. You'll never have to wake up in fear, ever again. The... [click here for more]
Can a Prince command a Priscus?How have the Anarchs fared during the modern nights?Can the Harpies declare a boon null?
These questions and more secret details of the Kindred condition have their answers within the V20 Companion.A complementary sourcebook detailing some of the finer points of being undead, this is the first supplement released in support... [click here for more]
Every occult order worth its weight has a library of mystic truths. But the truly wondrous, truly frightening truths require you look deeper. That you delve in long, lost places. These, my friend, are those long, lost places. — Creidne
The Tome of Secrets is a treatment of numerous topics about Cainites and stranger things in the Dark Medieval World. It’s... [click here for more]
In the deepest crimson depths of their being, raw power waits to be brought to the surface. Through their force of will, Kindred can drag this power kicking and screaming into the open to perform miraculous feats and twisted blasphemies. These rituals have been developed to direct and focus this new force, unconstrained by the structure of the known Disciplines. As such, only one word has been seen... [click here for more]
We Deal in the Truth.
Every interaction, every fight, every clandestine meeting, it’s all about the truth. The truth hurts. The truth kills. But in the end, the truth protects. The truth shapes the world. Shape the world with us.
The Tal’Mahe’Ra, the Black Hand, plays the long game. They’re fighting a war of millennia, and the stakes could never be higher than they are tonight.... [click here for more]
Darkness Is Always With Us
We have shared the world with monsters for millennia.In the time of Alexander the God-King, mages fought their secret wars. In Elizabeth’s London, vampires built their own empire brick by bloody brick. Before the founding of America, hunters fought enemies within and without. And in the Cold War, as the clock ticked towards Armageddon, we could have been... [click here for more]
There are some threats that transcend a local Prince's domain and become enemies of every Kindred in the Camarilla. These Anathema become targets of a global Blood Hunt for their crimes. Not just political enemies, the monsters on the Red List have been named enemies of the entire Camarilla by the Justicars.
Dread Names, Red List explores the Camarilla's "Most Wanted" List, naming... [click here for more]
There is naught more powerful than life. Life is the wellspring from which all hope and endeavor emerges. How selfish of you Arisen, to deny us the same secrets you hold so close.Not to worry, my entombed friend. My friends and have found ways of replicating your eternal state, though I daresay, our choices require a little more cutting and pasting than your ancient methods.... [click here for more]
It’s a big afterlife. What are you going to do in it? Handbook for the Recently Deceased is a guide for those who are new to the Underworld - players, Shadowguides, and Storytellers alike. It offers advice on how to handle new players, new wraiths, and new chronicles, all with an eye towards the inexperienced at being restless dead.From... [click here for more]
The eyes of the Ascendancy see everything. Well, everything we want them to see anyway. The more power they have, the less we have to worry about them trying to take ours.
— Una Adeyemi
This book includes:
An introduction to Vampire: The Requiem that aids new players and old alike.
A look... [click here for more]
How many times must we witness a hapless group of aspiring ghost hunters spend a night in a “haunted” house before we accept it for the cheap source of jump scares and bottled hysteria that it is?
These places house no ghosts. These people know nothing of the undead. These “ghost hunters” do not understand real fear.
Well, now they’re coming to my house, and I feel it’s high time someone... [click here for more]
Most mortals turn away from the darkness that preys upon them, going about their lives in despair of the Damned and the evils they visit upon the world. But a precious few wage a personal war to shine light on those shadows and diminish them, like solitary candles shining in the night. The path of the hunter is lonely and fraught with danger, at once beset by the monsters they hunt and looked upon... [click here for more]
Children of the Revolution tells the stories of noteworthy or notorious Kindred of the modern nights whose Embraces came in times of unrest, rebellion, or open revolution. The circumstances of these revolutions might have been mortal or undead, martial or cultural. These Kindred joined the ranks of the Damned under tides of war or cultural upheaval, and their blood bears the mark of change... [click here for more]
Sure, you can do what you want, feed from the locals, and go back to hiding in your lair when you’re done. You may think you’re safe there, it sure feels safe. But, you aren’t the only thing connected to the Primordial Dream, and no lair is safe from what lurks beyond. Don’t fool yourself.
— Naomi Walker, Ugalla
A Night Horrors Sourcebook for... [click here for more]
The Storytelling Game of Passion and Horror
This isn't Heaven. This isn't Hell. This isn't anything you could have imagined. Death wasn't the end. Death wasn't the answer. Death was just the beginning. So what do you do? Do you listen to the voice inside your head telling you to just let go? Or do you still fight, still love, still feel the passion that won't let you rest? Oblivion's the easy way out.... [click here for more]
Bad Moons and Silver Bullets
It was a time when a silver bullet could buy your life in a way gold couldn’t. A time when the railroads barreled their way west, and the Umbral skies tore open over them. When Garou warred on Garou, divided by the ever-moving frontier, and ancient horrors broke free. In the World of Darkness, the American West wasn’t just wild — it was savage.... [click here for more]
Their heritage is magic, their quest truth. Every culture has nurtured or condemned them. They lead humanity to the far horizon and beyond. They are mages, the inventors of sorcery, science and faith. For centuries they have battled to define existence and lead humanity to an enlightened age. Now, in an age when technology is humanitys magic, the magicians of... [click here for more]
Mage? Made EASY?
For almost 30 years, Mage: The Ascension has delighted some and confounded others. With a scale that ranges from intimate to epic, this “game of infinite possibilities” offers countless rules, endless options, and a metaplot which challenges all but the most dedicated gamers.
Keep, Change, Toss
Written by Satyros Phil Brucato... [click here for more]
Seattle is a fractured city, split between history and modernity.
The Unchained can stumble through rifts in time and space and wind up decades in the past. Why Some failed experiment of the God-Machine? A side effect of human ingenuity? Or are the splinter timelines in the City of Flowers a deliberate design, leading up to something greater still?
Splintered City: Seattle includes more... [click here for more]
DescriptionAberrant is a core rulebook and prequel to the Trinity science-fiction game that deals with the Aberrant Era. Set in the early 21st century, this complete roleplaying game allows you to be one of these doomed beings of vast power, and to experience their struggles to avoid the coming cataclysm. This edition contains an out-of-control full-color... [click here for more]