Sunday, November 12, 2006

In Space No One Can Hear You Whine

Big news.

1) CCP, creator of the MMOG Eve Online, have bought out pen-and-paper RPG maker White Wolf.

2) CCP have announced a forthcoming MMOG based on White Wolf's World of Darkness line of RPGs.

World of Darkness is the extremely successful collection of RPG titles which includes Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Known for their angst-ridden world setting and the endless infighting between the game's supernatural factions, they're one of the few systems or settings to ever give Dungeons & Dragons / D20 a run for its money.

I'd just like to say that I've had experience with the Camarilla, the international White Wolf live-play society, and as much as I loved World of Darkness in its time, the thought of playing a game simultaneously in a social setting with thousands of its fans fills me with nothing but the deepest terror and disgust.

Which is to say, if CCP can make something half as good as Eve Online, this game has the potential to be really, really big

Oh, and White Wolf will be doing an Eve Online collectible card game. Because, after all, up to date they've never produced anything but gold in the card gaming realm. (That's sarcasm folks. Play Jihad aka The Eternal Struggle. No, really, play it.)

Full story via Gamasutra here.

4 comments:

Julia B said...

'the thought of playing a game simultaneously in a social setting with thousands of its fans fills me with nothing but the deepest terror and disgust'

Oh boy, am I ever with you there.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I understand your "terror and disgust," all right. I was a casual LARPer in the Cam, and the Obsessives (as I like to call them) really repulsed me. Their obsessiveness is one of the reasons that I stopped LARPing.

GregT said...

Their obsessiveness is one of the reasons that I stopped LARPing.

That, and feeling silly doing the out-of-character "moose ears" thing.

Julia B said...

No Greg, that's just you. Everyone else thinks that's cool :-P