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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Just in Time for Halloween - Paradox Buys White Wolf – Vampire The Masquerade finds a New Haunted Home

What happens when an RPG IP goes from one computer game company to another? In this case, it's World of Darkness / White Wolf, and it's going from CPP (best known for Eve Online) to Paradox (best known for Crusader Kings.)

I'm not sure how much this will effect the RPGs themselves (which are currently being published under license by Onyx Path.) It's more immediate effect will be on the computer gaming side of things, at least that's my guess.

Interesting piece from Rock / Paper / Shotgun:
Wester said that Paradox paid cash for the acquisition, and notes that Vampire is particularly exciting as it is “the world’s second best-selling role-playing and is special because half of all players are women.”
I'll give them "half of all players are women" but "the world's second best-selling" RPG? Someone is caught in the 90s.

Anyhow, interesting times in the RPG hobby.


  1. I hope this won't negatively affect their upcoming new edition of Vampire the Masquerade they announced for 2016.

  2. Well, if you count "Pathfinder" and "D&D" as the same game (which is kinda fair), they might actually be right.

  3. Don't forget Paradox are the spiritual heirs of Target Games. Best Known for Mutant Chronicles and Kult.