Anticipated release Quarter 2, 2021
We talked about this game in late 2019, and then the pandemic happened, delays were made, and you know the rest. Now, we’re pleased to announce the anticipated arrival of the Vampire: The Masquerade Expandable Card Game in early Quarter 2, 2021! The Rivals set will serve as the core for this game, and like the “Living Card Games” model, the Expandable Card Game model will be a non-collectable, “all in one box” way of playing this cool game. Expansions are on their way already, and we expect a robust interest in this cool new iteration on the Vampire universe.
Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game puts you in control of a coterie of vampires who vie for control of the city of San Francisco. Through dominating mortals, using their political influence, and clashing with their rivals in the streets in the dark of the night, you’ll gather your allies and face off against one or more other players as you seek to push your agenda.
In Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game, each player plays with a Deck of Cards featuring a Clan from Vampire: The Masquerade Lore.
At the beginning of each player’s turn, a new challenge or objective will be revealed in the streets. Each player gets two actions on their turn such as draw or play cards, recruit vampires, claim a title, or attack! The other clans will oppose you for dominance in the streets or directly in haven.
Defeat your rival, or gain 13 Agenda Points to win the game and claim dominance over San Francisco.
How to Play
Read the original press release from Renegade
San Diego, CA – Renegade Game Studios, a premier tabletop game publisher, in partnership with White Wolf Entertainment and Paradox Interactive, creators of the immersive World of Darkness universe, are proud to announce an expandable tabletop card game set to release in 2020. Vampire: The Masquerade – The Expandable Card Game will offer tabletop gamers a new way to experience the intrigue and politics of Kindred society, as well as the hunger pangs of The Beast within.Vampire: The Masquerade and the World of Darkness in which is it set is a seminal tabletop game universe that first hit the tables of tabletop gamers in 1991. It revolutionized tabletop roleplaying games by focusing on internal and interpersonal struggles of the immortals that inhabited its world. Vampires hide their true nature from humanity while trying to control the hunger for human blood that fuels their supernatural existence while also navigating a society filled with powerful and immortal allies and enemies whose relationships have been built over centuries, all to varying degrees of success.
The World of Darkness has since become the backdrop for innumerable stories told and experienced across every medium: from tabletop stories and video games enjoyed by gamers around the world to novelizations, television shows, and new media shows consumed by gamers and non-gamers alike. The Masquerade, the challenges of controlling The Beast, the politics and intrigue of the Camarilla, and The Eternal Struggle are a rich backdrop for immersive and narrative game experiences.
“Vampire: The Masquerade revolutionized the landscape of tabletop games,” said Renegade Game Studios President and Publisher, Scott Gaeta. “We’re excited to create a new game that explores the beauty, conflict, and horror of the World of Darkness for tabletop gamers.”“Renegade Game Studios is well known for its innovative game design and high quality standards” said Jason Carl, World of Darkness Brand Marketing Manager and host of L.A. by Night at Geek and Sundry. “They are the perfect partner to bring Vampire: The Masquerade into this format. We are thrilled to be working with this award-winning team, and we know our Vampire community is going to be as excited for this new game as we are!”