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Vampire: The Masquerade

Vampire: the masquerade is a role-playing game (rpg) created by mark rein-hagen and released in 1991 by white wolf publishing as the first of several storyteller system games for its world of darkness setting line. it's set in a fictionalized "gothic-punk" version of the modern world, where players assume the roles of vampires, who are referred to as "kindred", and deal with their night-to-night struggles against their own bestial natures, vampire hunters and each other. several associated products were produced based on vampire: the masquerade, including dice, collectible card games (vampire: the eternal struggle), video games (vampire: the masquerade – bloodlines and vampire: the masquerade – redemption), and numerous novels. in 1996, a short-lived but successful television show loosely based on the game, kindred: the embraced, was produced by aaron spelling for the fox broadcasting company.