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Vault Announces World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, a Vampire: The Masquerade Event

Vault Comics has announced World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, a multi-property World of Darkness event that spins out of Vault’s smash hit Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series. In World of Darkness, there is more lurking in the shadows than just vampires, and this event will shine a light on just what else hides in the night.  

The World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw event will be told by a murderers row of the best comic creators working today. The series is written by Jim ZubTim SeeleyBlake HowardTini Howard, and Danny Lore, drawn by Julius Ohta, colored by Addison Duke, lettered by Deron Bennett, and designed by Tim Daniel. The series will feature covers from legendary horror artists Aaron Campbell and Joshua Hixson.   

In World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw, Cecily Bain has become everything she never wanted as The Prince of the Twin Cities. But her rule over a fractured, backbiting vampire court is interrupted by an intruder—something big, hairy, and full of teeth. For over a century, werewolves of the Twin Cities have protected their blessed places from threats both physical and spiritual. When vampires under Cecily rule move in on one of these precious sites, it’s a declaration of war, one that Tyrell ‘the Stainless’ Stinar and his ferocious pack will avenge at any cost.

The three-issue event will launch in September 2021. Making the series even tastier for fans of Vampire: The Masquerade, each issue of World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw will include exclusive gaming material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition of the tabletop RPG from Renegade Game Studios, allowing players to actually play the events of the series in their own games. 

Paradox Interactive Buys World of Darkness

white_wolf_publishingGame developer and publisher Paradox Interactive has announced that they’ve purchased White Wolf Publishing from CCP Games in an all-cash deal. CEO Tobias Sjögren will lead White Wolf Publishing, which will operate as an independent entity with a dedicated team. White Wolf Publishing is a licensing business that owns and manages intellectual properties including World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse.

White Wolf has a long history in the game industry mostly known for roleplaying games and books, the company has also produced card games, video games, and more. Even today, the company has a dedicated base of fans and a significant LARPing community. The deal includes all of White Wolf’s brands.

The all-cash deal was for “several tens of millions,” according to Paradox boss Fred Wester. It should be noted that those “tens of millions” is in Swedish Krona which is about 10 to 1 to US dollars. So 10m SEK is about $1.2 million.

In interviews Wester also noted that Vampire is “the world’s second best-selling role-playing (game) and is special because half of all players are women.”

With demographics mentioned, it’s likely this was a positive factor and shows how women are a major force in geek culture. Our Facebook demographics stats has fans of White Wolf just over 50% female.

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