Today, World of Darkness brand management announced that Renegade Game Studios is now our publishing partner for tabletop role playing games (TTRPG), and that we are centralizing core creative development for our story world in-house, under our Creative Lead, Justin Achilli.
What does it all mean? Read on, we’ll share!
The Vampire Companion
We’re kicking off this big change in creative development with a free holiday gift to you: Vampire: The Masquerade Companion, a free digital supplement that brings three highly-anticipated playable clans to Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition.
The Companion will be available in December as a downloadable PDF. To get your free copy, create a Paradox Interactive account here on this website (check the top right corner!), and then next month we’ll notify you when the Companion is ready for download.
What is in the Companion? We’re glad you asked!
The Vampire: The Masquerade Companion book brings three highly-anticipated Vampire clans into V5, and gives Storytellers more tools to enhance their chronicles, including:
- Three vampire clans: Tzimisce, Ravnos, Salubri
- Discipline powers representing each of the new clans
- Expanded rules and roleplaying information for ghouls and mortals
- Details on each clan’s view on vampire coteries
- New Merits for players characters
- Rules errata to Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition
So What Does This Big Change Mean for You?
Bottom line, it means that we will be able to get more tabletop roleplaying game content to you, faster. Our Creative Lead Justin Achilli will work with internal and external teams to set the lore, atmosphere, and tone that you expect from World of Darkness, and work with partners like Renegade to create compelling stories within that framework. “Even though I’m leading this process,” says Justin, “we’ll continue to work with teams of writers and freelancers. Our goal is to ensure that book development happens with teams that include a diversity of voices. And, the next V5 book we’re sending your way is Sabbat.”
Additionally, all World of Darkness books will continue to include sensitivity reviews as part of the development process.
Want even more details and maybe a deep dive into the new Vampire: The Masquerade Companion? Check out this video, where we talk about the Renegade Game Studios partnership, future development of tabletop products, and dive deep into the Companion:
And if you are curious to know more about just what is World of Darkness brand management, we have that covered in a blog post and another handy video for you that explains it all, right here: