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So...what happened to White Wolf?

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I have been away a long time, so what happened to White Wolf and what is the status right now regarding the World of Darkness?

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White Wolf has now become Onyx Path Publishing.

The World of Darkness has been rebooted, yet again, with a series of Second Edition books - starting with Vampire: the Requiem, and following up with Werewolf: the Forsaken, with Mage: the Awakening soon to be rebooted.

Almost all of the systems are going to be rebooted completely - even Mummy and Geist and Promethean.

Demon: the Descent, launched last year, will not be rebooted, because it was produced with its rules in line with the revised World of Darkness mechanic.

The Blue Book itself will be relaunched. There is a book, The God-Machine Chronicle, which contains all of the new rules. That can be used in place of the original Blue Book, for now. Demon: the Descent comes directly from this book, since the demons of the title are fallen Angels from the God-Machine. Imagine individual Borg drones falling away from the influence of the Borg Queen. Basically, Seven of Nine: the Musical *coughcoughcough* Roleplaying Game.

Lastly, there will be a brand new game coming out at Gencon, Beast: the Primordial. Basically, the characters look human but they are predatory monsters, with the souls of Lilith's children. This game is designed for crossovers - Beasts are supposed to interact with the local vampires, hunt with werewolves, rub shoulders with spirits and Azlu, walk a mile in the Prometheans' scuffed shoes, sip tea with mages and Sin-Eaters and exchange clandestine secret messages with the Unchained (demons).

It's all ongoing. All good.

And also, the old games are still supposed to be back - 20th Anniversary versions of Vampire: the Masquerade, Werewolf: the Apocalypse, Mage: the Ascension - but I haven't seen any of their books around here or online, so I cannot say who's playing them or not.

So that is it so far for the World of Darkness.

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20th Wraith is coming up soon, and 20th Changeling was confirmed to be on the docket after that.  *wiggles happily*

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To expand on the oWoD stuff, we now have 20th aniversary editions of the Masquerade, the Apocalypse, and soon the hard copy of the Ascention. The new books are GORGEOUS, and iron out a lot of the kinks from earlier stuff. However they have largely been print-on-demand, so you won't usually seee the books on the shelf of your local gaming shop unless they ordered a bunch for re-sale. 

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