Vampire: The Masquerade coming to Roll20 with new 5th edition module

Vampire: The Masquerade’s fifth edition ruleset is concerning the Roll20 virtual tabletop platform on June 16. The statement was made Thursday in a press release by designer and publisher Abandoner Video game Studios, franchise owner Paradox Interactive, and Roll20.

The launch of Vampire’s fifth edition ruleset in 2018 was pestered by a series of unforced mistakes by the designers at White Wolf, consisting of allegations of homophobia and the addition of white supremacist ideology in gameplay products. After buying the studio from CCP Games in 2015, Paradox Interactive left the group mostly to its own gadgets to develop the current version of the tabletop role-playing video game. Completion outcome was an elaborately mishandled launch that culminated in the dissolution of the core group.

“The creation and sale of these books would not happen under the incarnation of White Wolf that we are building,” composed Paradox vice president Shams Jorjani at the time. Paradox moved production and editorial oversight for the tabletop video game to Modiphius Home entertainment for a time. In November 2020, those duties moved to Renegade Video game Studios.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring Vampire: The Masquerade to such a well loved digital platform with Roll20,” stated Sara Erickson, vice president of sales and marketing at Abandoner. “Allowing players to immerse themselves in the World of Darkness along with their friends from all over the world is very important to us.”

Given that the preliminary launch of the video game, the Core Rulebook and other items have actually been modified and upgraded to satisfy brand-new ethical requirements implemented by the group at Paradox. The video game system, which has gamers handling the function of vampires in a contemporary world hostile to their presence, remains in better shape than it was and is experiencing restored interest worldwide.

Roll20 concerned prominence in 2020 throughout the continuous international pandemic. It supplies a unified online toolset for hosting role-playing video games online, providing gamers access to automated tools for handling the action on screen. The browser-based platform works with a wide variety of gadgets, and consists of hooks for audio and video conferencing also.

Roll20 variations of the Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Core Rulebook, Camarilla sourcebook, and Anarch sourcebook are presently readily available for pre-order and will introduce officially on June 16th.

This is not the only Vampire video game in advancement at this time, nor is it the most struggling of the lot. Vampire: The Masquerade – Families 2 was initially anticipated in 2015, however the video game was postponed (for the 2nd time) up until a long time in 2021. The lead author and director of the video game were both fired in August 2020. There’s likewise a Vampire-themed fight royale video game en route.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.