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Note: The new World of Darkness game line is now called Chronicles of Darkness, get the new core rule book from Onyx Path Publishing here at

Where the Shadows Grow Long

We live our days completely ignorant of the true terrors lurking around us. Only rarely do our experiences draw back the veil of shadows and reveal the horror in our midst. These glimpses into the supernatural can cause us to retreat into comforting lies - 'There are no such things as monsters' - or stir our morbid curiosity. Only a few, however, can overcome their fear and dare to look deeper.

Abandon Hope All Who Enter

The World of Darkness Rulebook introduces a version of our contemporary world where the supernatural is real. Players join to tell tales of mystery and horror, where theme, mood and plot are more important to a character’s experiences than his weapons or equipment. Inside are rules for character creation, task resolution, combat and any activity your character attempts as he delves into the shadows.

Note: The Black & White print editions of this book are not full-bleed. Because of printing requirements there is a small white border around the edge of the pages.

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Tommy R December 29, 2017 1:04 am UTC
Does this includes the now difficult to find errata that White-Wolf used to have on their site?
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Marie M February 04, 2016 2:44 pm UTC
Does the PDF come with bookmarks?
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James L April 08, 2016 12:51 pm UTC
Yes it does.
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Steven B November 17, 2015 8:31 pm UTC
@Yury R- I'm also considering buying this but I would wait for 2nd edition.
Last time I bought 6th edition CoC and wished I'd waited for the 7th edition
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Yury R November 06, 2015 1:09 pm UTC
Should I buy this book or it's better to wait until new edition will be released?
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Steven B November 17, 2015 8:32 pm UTC
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James L April 08, 2016 12:52 pm UTC
It depends; 2nd editions contains a number of new/refined rules, as well as integrating the God Machine Chronicle. Personally I'm sticking to 1st edition.
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Scott M October 03, 2015 11:05 pm UTC
Q) Does this version include the rules updates from God Machine Chronicle?
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Michael R December 13, 2015 9:58 pm UTC
No. The second edition, now known as "Chronicles of Darkness", does.
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