Black Chantry Productions brings classic Vampire: The Masquerade-themed card game back to unlife
NOTTINGHAM – April 24, 2018
“We are really excited to do this, together with White Wolf Entertainment. Players all over the world have hungered for new cards for eight long years, and we are proud to serve. And of course, we aim to attract many new players too”, says Hugh Angseesing, CEO of Black Chantry Productions.
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle has been called the best multiplayer collectible card game ever published. It is loved for its blend of strategy and social interaction, set in the classic urban horror game setting World of Darkness, home of the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade.
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle has a vibrant player base all over the world, with both casual gamers around kitchen tables and those who travel to face the best competition. Hundreds of tournaments are played each year, including continental championships and a Grand Prix circuit in Europe.
Black Chantry Productions hope to both rekindle old players and attract new blood. The company is composed of five veteran Vampire: The Eternal Struggle players from five different countries and with various competences – ranging from art and finance to software design and marketing. All five have been active in the player community for many years, organising tournaments and promoting the game during its commercial absence.
“We are very passionate about this game, and we want to do everything right. White Wolf has trusted us with the license for this precious gem, a true masterpiece in the history of strategy games, and we have every intention to care for it”, says Hugh Angseesing.
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle will be developed in concert with White Wolf Entertainment’s plans for the World of Darkness setting, and as an integrated part of their transmedia experience – all sorts of games and fiction set in the same shared world.
“Vampire: The Eternal Struggle has always been a one-of-a-kind. It is a game that defies established genres and has held its own for decades, a testament to its genius and original design. We at White Wolf are proud to be a part of the revival of what can truly be considered a classic”, says Karim Muammar, Creative Development, White Wolf Entertainment.
Products soon to be available!
The first new Vampire: The Eternal Struggle products will be available shortly:
– Lost Kindred expansion bundle
– Keepers of Tradition reprint bundle 1
– Keepers of Tradition reprint bundle 2
– Heirs to the Blood reprint bundle 1
– Heirs to the Blood reprint bundle 2
Stay tuned for further announcements!
The history of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle
1994: Vampire: The Eternal Struggle is first published under the name Jyhad. It is the second collectible card game created by Richard Garfield, inventor of Magic: The Gathering, later also known for Netrunner, Robo Rally, King of Tokyo and many other games.
1995: The name is changed to Vampire: The Eternal Struggle.
1995-1997: Three expansion sets are released – Dark Sovereigns, Ancient Hearts and The Sabbat.
1997: The official player organization Vampire: Elder Kindred Network (V:EKN) is formed.
1999: The first continental championships in North America and Europe.
2000: White Wolf Publishing acquires control of Vampire: The Eternal Struggle.
2000–2010: Another 18 expansion sets are released, including Camarilla Edition (“second edition” 2002) and the Sabbat-themed Third Edition (2006).
2010: Vampire: The Eternal Struggle and all other World of Darkness games are discontinued by White Wolf Publishing.
2011–2017: V: EKN continues to promote the game, creating four official print expansion sets.
2015: Paradox Interactive acquires White Wolf Publishing, forming White Wolf Entertainment and relaunching World of Darkness.
2017: Limited edition expansion Anthology is published for the event World of Darkness Berlin.
2018: Black Chantry Productions is formed and obtains the license to put Vampire: The Eternal Struggle back in print.
via White Wolf