Vampire: The Masquerade

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Vampire: The Masquerade is a tabletop role-playing game (tabletop RPG) created by Mark Rein-Hagen and released in 1991 by White Wolf Publishing as the first of several Storyteller System games for its World of Darkness setting line.[3][4] It is set in a fictionalized "gothic-punk" version of the modern world where players assume the role of vampires, who are referred to as "Kindred." and deal with their night-to-night struggles against their own bestial natures, vampire hunters, and each other.[5]

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Vampire: The Masquerade
The cover features a photograph of a red rose on green marble
Second edition cover
DesignersMark Rein-Hagen, Graeme Davis, Tom Dowd, Lisa Stevens, Stewart Wieck[1]
  • 1991 (first edition)
  • 1992 (second edition)
  • 1998 (Revised Edition)
  • 2011 (20th Anniversary)
  • 2018 (fifth edition)
GenresPersonal horror
SystemsStoryteller System
SeriesWorld of Darkness

Several associated products were produced based on Vampire: The Masquerade, including live-action role-playing games (Mind's Eye Theatre), dice, collectible card games (The Eternal Struggle), video games (Redemption, Bloodlines, Swansong and Bloodlines 2, Bloodhunt), and numerous novels. In 1996, a short-lived television show loosely based on the game, Kindred: The Embraced, was produced by Aaron Spelling for the Fox Broadcasting Company.