From publisher blurb:
The horror of Vampire is the legacy of being half a beast, trapped in a world of no absolutes, where morality is chosen, not ordained. The horror of Vampire is the evil within, and the all-consuming lust for warm blood.
They stalk in the shadows, moving gracefully and unseen among their prey. They are the blood-drinking fiends of whispered legends — Kindred, Cainites, the Damned. They are vampires and their eternal struggle plays out in our modern nights.
Published in 1991, Vampire: The Masquerade inspired a generation of fans the game industry had never seen before or since. The gothic and punk subcultures from which it drew created an unparalleled worldwide phenomenon felt at virtually every turn and in every medium today.
The release of Vampire 20th at the Grand Masquerade in September 2011 was universally acclaimed and is being followed by new supplements for this setting, proving that the demand still exists to join the Danse Macabre and explore this game of personal horror.