World Of Darkness

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong’s branching storylines are looking bloody impressive

I’m going to jerk back the curtain a little bit here, and I hope the devs will forgive me – it’ll turn out okay, I promise! You see, since the pandemic happened everyone has discovered you can do hands-on game previews using remote streaming, provided all parties have a decent enough internet connection. It usually works very well, with the added benefit that I don’t have to get on a plane anywhere. I had one of these for Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong last week, an upcoming thrillery-puzzley-investigation-RPG set in The World Of Darkness universe (aka all them vampy games),…

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong delayed into May 2022

I’m sure one day we’ll get to masquerade as vampires, but it seems we’ll be waiting a little longer than expected (again). Developers Big Bad Wolf have delayed Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong into May 2022. They say the extra three months will help ensure their team keep a healthy work-life balance, while having more time to add polish and go through QA. Read more

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Netflix Witcher and Shadow & Bone veterans plotting World Of Darkness shows and movies

Various folks behind Netflix series including The Witcher and Shadow And Bone have plans to develop films or shows set in the World Of Darkness. That’s the goth fantasy universe which houses tabletop RPGs like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse, as well as video games including the venerated Bloodlines. They haven’t yet announced any specific project yet (nor indicated where they might find homes), but here’s my pitch: a mystery show starring a Malkavian private eye. Read more

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood shows off wolf stealth

World Of Darkness ’em up Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is just around the corner, so the developers over at Cyanide Studio have begun releasing some videos to show off a closer look at how it plays. Today’s developer diary gets into your werewolf’s rage resource but I’ve gotta say that what really caught my eye was the wolf stealth bits. (more…)

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Vampire: The Masquerade is spawning a battle royale?

While Bloodlines 2 is the big Vampire: The Masquerade game folks are waiting for, it’s far from the only game in the tabletop RPG setting, with the newest and weirdest being… a battle royale? Huh. Sharkmob, a Swedish studio founded by former The Division devs, this weekened announced a yet-unnamed battle royale that’ll see vampires scrapping through the streets and over the rooftops of prague. Huh. A surprising use of the license. It’s due next year, and all they have to show for now is a cinematic trailer. (more…)