Vampire: The MasqueradeThe fifth edition set will arrive on Roll20’s virtual table platform on 16 June. The announcement was made on Thursday in a press release by developer and publisher Renegade Game Studios, franchise owner Paradox Interactive and Roll20.
Launch of VampireThe 5th set of rules for the 5th edition in 2018 was plagued by a series of unforced errors from the developers at White Wolf, including accusations of homophobia and the inclusion of white supremacist ideology in game materials. After acquiring the studio from CCP Games in 2015, Paradox Interactive largely left the team to its own devices to create the latest iteration of the board game role-playing game. The end result was an elaborate launch that culminated in the dissolution of the core team.
“The creation and sale of these books would not take place during the incarnation of the White Wolf we are building,”
“We are happy to be able to bring Vampire: The Masquerade to such a beloved digital platform with Roll20, ”said Sara Erickson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Renegade. “It’s very important for us to let players immerse themselves in Darkness World with their friends from all over the world.”
Since the first launch of the game, Core Rulebook and other products have been revised and updated to meet new ethical standards enforced by the team at Paradox. The game system, which has players taking on the role of vampires in a modern world hostile to their existence, is in much better shape than it was and is experiencing renewed interest around the world.
Roll20 became known in 2020 during the ongoing global pandemic. It provides a unified online toolkit to host role-playing games online, giving players access to automated tools to manage on-screen action. The browser-based platform is compatible with a wide range of devices, and also includes hooks for audio and video conferencing.
Roll20 versions of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Core Rulebook, Camarilla source book, and Anark The source book is currently available for pre-order and will be formally launched on 16 June.
This is not the only Vampire game in development at this time, nor is it the most troubled of the gang. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was originally expected last year, but the game was delayed (for the second time) for a while in 2021. The main author and director of the game were both fired in August 2020. There is also a battle king game with a Vampire theme on the way.