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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 Edition brings the entire World of Darkness experience full circle and will serve as the perfect anniversary milestone to celebrate two decades of gaming after dark. This is the original Masquerade in all its glory, and our way of saying thank you and welcome home.

  • All thirteen original Clans, Clan variants and bloodlines, with their signature Disciplines
  • Classic rules updated from Vampire's Revised Edition
  • Character creation and advancement from Neonate to Methuselah
  • All the Disciplines from level one through nine
  • Updated setting to the modern nights
  • New full color original art by Tim Bradstreet and other classic Masquerade artists

About the Now in Print editions:

1. The Black & White print editions of this book are not full-bleed. Because of printing requirements there is a small white border around the edge of the pages.

2. Standard Color uses a thinner paper stock than Premium Color. This usually means the colors are less vivid, but it also means the price drops a bit per page in the production process. Examples of pages: Premium Color vs. Standard Color.

Also available now for the World of Darkness:

World of Darkness: Ghost HuntersWorld of Darkness: Ghost Hunters

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 the bodies of the living to continue his gruesome campaign.

These ghosts, and more, haunt our world. They watch us, they torment us, they play with us, they find themselves locked in Sisyphean cycles, where the only respite comes through the haunting of the living.

It is our role to hunt these spirits down. Some believe we’re laying them to a deserved rest. Others hunt for the renown and to put down the homicidal dead. Others believe they’re doing God’s work, or with every hunt, their knowledge of the paranormal world increases.

We are ghost hunters, and regardless of our motives, it is our task to ensure the dead may no longer torture the living.

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Neil S July 27, 2021 6:14 am UTC
How many clans and bllodlines in this
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James L October 08, 2021 7:15 pm UTC
It includes the 13 clans and 17 bloodlines
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Neil S June 24, 2021 5:02 am UTC
Will teh price go up
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Russell K May 18, 2021 12:01 am UTC
"Updated setting to the modern nights" meaning what exactly?
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Francesca M June 26, 2021 11:52 am UTC
V20 has updated the lore to the years 2010s, but most of it it's in the Anarchs Unbound book and Becket Jihad Diary.
Hope this helps you!
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Rhys M May 11, 2021 10:30 am UTC
Is the binding any better for this book? I had two copies since around 2012 and the books are not in good shape.
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richard D May 17, 2021 5:37 pm UTC
u could try getting em professionally rebound
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Pierre B June 14, 2021 4:48 pm UTC
Just got my Premium color book today. It's a single binding and I'm unhappy about it.
Anyone that purchases a hardcover book expects the book to be double-bind.
That's the kind of thing I'm expecting from something printed in China, not from something printed in the US.
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Dylan B June 30, 2021 1:29 pm UTC
That's unfortunate, I was going to take advantage of the sale, but 65 bucks is still way too much for a single bound hardcover book. Thank you for letting us know.
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Rolf B April 23, 2021 4:13 am UTC
Would LOVE this in softcover. Please make it happen!
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Kevin O September 09, 2021 5:49 pm UTC
God I know right? I don't like hardback for RPG books. They never last as long as the paperback.
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Alex L April 10, 2021 9:14 pm UTC
Nearly a decade since my purchase and still getting a lot of use out of my hardcopy. A vastly superior game to V5, which we briefly tried.
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Kevin O February 14, 2021 1:41 am UTC
When are the options for cheaper prints coming back? No one in my group will touch V5.
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Jose B January 21, 2021 3:17 pm UTC
Is this pod still being printed in 1 volume? I own it but its falling apart; Im now playing V5 but want to know if there is still problems with the binding of this edition.
btw, V5 is vastly superior in mechanics to V20; I use V20 now mostly as reference material.
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Shawn J November 08, 2020 7:04 pm UTC
Please make softcover available
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Geir M August 07, 2020 1:20 am UTC
Can you guys please make the softcover version available again?

I see multiple people here asking for this and the Standard Color version as well without anyone responsible for this product answering at all. What's going on?
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Kevin O February 14, 2021 1:33 am UTC
Agreed. I want a paperback copy of this.
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jason E July 12, 2020 5:48 pm UTC
anyone know how to tell the difference between the original book and the print on demand? i'm looking to track this down but i don't want a glued binding.
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Brandon G July 27, 2020 1:05 am UTC
Here is some good pictures of it. Good luck finding it as it will be expensive.
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James M September 29, 2020 10:36 pm UTC
The two versions of this: One is black leather, pressed ankh on the cover and V20 icon on the spine with a 2011 printing date.
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Jeff S November 03, 2020 8:29 pm UTC
I'm looking for the black leather version that you that what the "Hardcover Premium Color Book" is that's listed above?
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David B July 03, 2020 9:51 am UTC
Why it this not available in non-premium format?
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Brandon G July 31, 2020 7:26 pm UTC
Pushing people to buy V5 i believe.
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David B August 10, 2020 3:22 pm UTC
I have zero interest in ever buying V5, so that won't be happening, and I know a whole lot of other people who feel the same way.
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Brandon G August 11, 2020 4:08 pm UTC
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Russell K May 18, 2021 12:02 am UTC
I bought V5 and wish I hadn't.
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Matt B June 20, 2020 1:05 am UTC
What happened to the black & white POD? I want a game book, not an illustrater's folio for 40$ more.
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Michael L June 05, 2020 4:17 am UTC
Is the premium edition bound with string or a glueback? I'd be willing to pay $90, but only if the binding will last.
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Jeffrey D June 14, 2020 4:45 am UTC
Unfortunately it's glued. I was very disappointed to pay that much for a garbage non-sewn binding.
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Jesse B May 18, 2020 1:00 pm UTC
Why was the Standard Color PoD removed as an option? You've just moved this out of the price range of some people. Is this an effort to push people over to V5?
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Shane O July 27, 2020 12:02 am UTC
Exactly...Cause they know that V5 can't hold up to V20...
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Grzegorz C October 22, 2021 6:03 am UTC
Sure, Onyx Path is trying to push people to buy Paradox books...
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Lydia H March 20, 2020 3:04 am UTC
This was avalible in Standard Color PoD as of last May, when will that option return? I can't spare an extra $35 for better paper.
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