Release News -Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

White Wolf has announced they are releasing a new Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Addition.  With D&D greatly growing in popularity I am happy to see a new Vampire the Masquerade come out.  Vampire Masquerade is known as one of the titans of the dark world story telling.

Preordering for V5 will begin GMT on Saturday the 28th of April with shipping beginning in August 2018.  The Core Book will be available in stores in September.  Two more V5 books will be released later in the fall which are setting books for "The Camarilla" and "The Anarch". For more details check out the preorder form at the site:

I personally have not played the Vampire the Masquerade role playing game but have heard great things about it.  A few friends of mine were big fans of the 2nd Edition.  I am still somewhat familiar with the world though because I did play through the brilliant but glitchy video game Vampire The Masquerade Blood Lines.  The game has so many problems that become frustrating but the overall world building, story telling and characters make up for it.  This game is the all the way back from 2004 but I still think its worth playing.  What makes the game standout is that the game actually felt like an analog role playing game.   After playing that game I can see how well it would work as a roleplaying game.

Bottom line the Vampire the Masquerade is a really well built dark world.  If you like horror stories and in particular vampires this is a role playing game you will want to check out.

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Stockholm, Sweden – 23rd April, 2018


White Wolf Entertainment, creator of the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade, is partnering with Modiphius Entertainment to distribute Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition (V5) worldwide in English.

Vampire: The Masquerade, the classic that changed role-playing games forever, returns in a fifth edition! V5 features a streamlined and modern rules design, beautiful new full-color art, and a rich story experience for new and returning players. Powered by the innovative Hunger cycle, the game also includes rules for creating system supported character coteries, Loresheets to directly involve players with their favorite parts of the setting, and Memoriam, a new way to bring the character's detailed backgrounds and expand on them in-session.

V5 is a return to Vampire's original vision, moving boldly into the 21sth century. While the rules have been redesigned, this new edition honors the deep story of the original, advancing the metaplot from where it left off and detailing exactly what has happened in the world of the Kindred up until tonight. The terror of the Second Inquisition, the conspiracies behind the Gehenna War, and the rekindling of the War of Ages: these are the building blocks of the modern V5 chronicle.

The ultimate roleplaying game of personal and political horror, Vampire: The Masquerade will see its fifth edition this year with the pre-order period starting midday GMT on Saturday the 28th of April. The V5 preorder will start shipping from August with the first release, the core book, available in stores from September. Two more V5 books will be released later in the Fall, the Camarilla and the Anarch setting books. V5 will also be available in other languages by the end of the year. Please visit the pre-order page for more details:

“V5 is the foundation of our efforts to make Vampire: The Masquerade and the World of Darkness a global phenomena, and one of the world biggest entertainment IPs”, says White Wolf CEO Tobias Sjögren. “We are incredibly proud of what the amazing team working on V5 have achieved and we are really looking forward to working with Mödiphious getting this product in the hands of old as well as new Vampire fans.”

“Vampire was a turning point in roleplaying culture and we’re proud to be part of the next evolution of this incredible world”, says Mödiphiüs CEO Chris Birch.

The long anticipated V5 launch features three full colour hardback books, the V5 corebook, the Anarch and Camarilla sourcebooks, as well as an official V5 dice set, V5 storyteller screen and V5 notebook. All three books will also be available in a high quality slipcase for collectors along with a special edition of the corebook. For those wanting to mark the occasion of this new edition, a collectors edition of the corebook will also be available. The online pre-order will feature bundles including the V5 dice set, V5 storyteller screen and V5 notebook.

Modiphius will be launching a retail pre-order via its usual distributors at the same time, which will include special pre-order slipcase bundles to get retailers started as V5 retail partners, supported by downloadable digital flyers, posters, and web banners.

V5 will be available for pre-order at

White Wolf Press Release:
V5 has been developed, designed, and written by Kenneth Hite, Mark Rein-Hagen, Matthew Dawkins, Juhana Peterson, Martin Ericsson, Karim Muammar, Mary Lee, Karl Bergström, Freja Gyldenstrøm, Jennifer Smith, Tia Carolina, Tomas Arfert, Jason Andrew, Nicole Sixx, and Jason Carl.

V5 is published by White Wolf and distributed worldwide in English by Mödiphiüs.

About White Wolf Entertainment
White Wolf is a licensing company focused on creating the best participatory brands in the world. Since its original entry into the roleplaying game market in 1991, White Wolf’s World of Darkness has grown to be one of the most recognized and successful brands in the hobby game space with collective book sales in excess of 10 million copies during this time. White Wolf’s World of Darkness brands, which include Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Wraith: The Oblivion, and Orpheus, WoD has been licensed for television series, console and computer video games, interactive media events, and a myriad of merchandise and other entertainment products.

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About Mödiphius Entertainment
Modiphius Entertainment is a London, England-based entertainment publisher of tabletop games and related hobby merchandise. The company launched its first game, the Achtung! Cthulhu Roleplaying Game, in 2013, followed by the Mutant Chronicles RPG, Infinity The Roleplaying Game, Conan, Adventures in Age Undreamed of, the official roleplaying game of Robert E Howard’s barbaric universe, Matt Leacock’s Thunderbirds, a cooperative board game based on the classic 60’s show, the Star Trek RPG & Miniatures line, and this year the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare miniatures game and official Kung Fu Panda Boardgame.
Modiphius Entertainment seeks to inspire with its tales of heroism, adventure and courage. Modiphius also works to combat global child trafficking through raising awareness of and funds for Vision Rescue.
Contact: +44 207 736 7020

About the V5 Camarilla book
The global blood opera of the Camarilla story continues. As the eldest vampires begin to vanish, the Ivory Tower starts to crack under the weight of its own decay. Once it was the mightiest faction of vampires in the world, a stronghold of immortality. Now it retreats into a maze of neo-feudal conspiracies to protect itself against the deadly threat of the Second Inquisition, struggling to enforce the Masquerade in the face of modern technology. Featuring insights and perspectives on unlife in the Camarilla from Mark Rein-Hagen and Matthew Dawkins.

About the V5 Anarch book
Welcome to a blood thriller on the streets of the modern nights. For centuries the Anarch Movement enjoyed an uneasy truce with the Camarilla, but no longer. Now, the Unbound refuse to bow to the sickening hypocrisy and tyranny of their former allies. Claiming the nighttime streets as their own, the Anarchs seek independence from the despotic Elders, by any means necessary. Only the toughest and smartest of self-made vampires will survive. Featuring all-new essays on nocturnal survival and politics from Juhana Pettersson.

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