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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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March 23rd, 2015
I purchased a hardcover printed edition of this player's manual, and I'm really impressed with the overall quality of the physical book itself. I have an original copy of the book to compare it to, just for the sake of those who are interested. The [...]
January 17th, 2015
Very happy with the softcover I bought, much cheaper then I can get elsewhere and came in great time considering I live in the UK. Very crisp print making the text easy to read. [...]
April 18th, 2014
This is a great game to play! The pdf are very well done. [...]
April 14th, 2014
A great sourcebook if not a little hard to follow. It takes a few read throughs in order to pick out the rules from the flavor text. This is not to say the flavor text is not well done, the text sets a great tone and draws you into the mechanics of being [...]
January 22nd, 2013
The following review was originally posted at Roleplayers Chronicle and can be read in its entirety at You’d be hard-pressed to find a role-playing fan that doesn’t at least know about the World of Darkness [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 21, 2004.