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A few weeks ago, whilst reviewing World of Darkness: Mirrors, I pretty much stated that White Wolf were no longer publishing game books, and were now just a legacy holding of CCP.

Yeah, I was wrong. Which is fine. I’m not an industry insider, and I’m often wrong. I live with being wrong on a daily basis. Just ask my wife (ba dum dum).
I also don’t mind being wrong about this as I enjoy White Wolf games immensely.

However, I would like to share with you the extent of my wrongness. Enjoy…

http://www.vampirethemasquerade.com/

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2 thoughts on “White Wolf / Reports of their death have been greatly exaggerated

  1. I don't know. It's a single product, with no promise of further support. They haven't announced a similar follow up treatment of any of their other lines (I'm sure Werewolf or Mage would also sell well). It sounds more like an epitaph than a resurrection to me.

    Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see WW return to its former glory. I will be buying this awesome tome. I really like the open development happening on the website. I hope it sells out so fast they are convinced to do the same for the other lines. But I suspect it will be just a flash in the pan. A marketing gimmick to revive interest in time for the new MMO. This time next year WW will likely be back to (lack of) business as usual.

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  2. I'd say yes and no.
    WW's publication schedule is incredibly light right now, with a heavy focus on PDF/e-book formats, most of which are SAS modules or short supplements, all of which points to an arm of a company that is going dormant, and I would totally agree with your analysis of V:tM20th – It's clearly a tie-in for the upcoming MMO dressed up as a 'reward for the fans'.

    Having said that, I do see that they're releasing hard copy versions of supplements that have previously been PDF only, such as New Wave Requiem.
    Which suggests to me that their current business model is – put it out as PDF, and then see if there's sufficient demand for a hard copy further down the line.
    They're also reprinting a load of core rule books.

    I am holding out some small hope that the World of Darkness will resurrect.
    Hopefully not as 3rd iteration though.

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