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The Chronicles of Darkness (1e) games: a series of urban fantasy and horror games released by White Wolf starting in 2004 and later by Onyx Path. Games using the God-Machine Rules Update (aka the Second Edition rules) should use the [chronicles-of-darkness-2e] tag instead.

The Chronicles of Darkness (called the "New World of Darkness" at the time) games were released by White Wolf after they drew their classic game line to a close in 2003. Beginning with a pair of books, The World of Darkness and Vampire: The Requiem, the nWoD games were characterized by a "toolbox" approach to urban fantasy gaming, a more rigorous structure for character creation, and a rejection of the "metaplot" that was a hallmark of their earlier work.

In 2011, the licensing to produce World of Darkness games was given to Onyx Path Publishing, a new publisher formed by former White Wolf staff. It has received an “update” (effectively a 2nd edition) in the God Machine Rules Update, which later became the 2nd edition of Chronicles of Darkness. New books released under the “Update” or 2nd edition rules rules should not use this this tag.

In 2015 everything previously known as the New World of Darkness (1e or 2e) was rebranded Chronicles of Darkness when Paradox Interactive purchased White Wolf Publishing from ICC and relaunched the Old World of Darkness as simply World of Darkness.

Games originally released in the New World of Darkness, 1st edition line

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  • : Use for games released as God Machine Update, New World of Darkness 2e, or released at first printing as a Chronicles of Darkness title.
  • : Use for games originally released as World of Darkness or 20th Anniversary editions.
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