White Wolf, Inc., is an American gaming company, begun in 1991 with the merging of Lion Rampant (creators of ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'') and ''White Wolf Magazine''. It publishes a line of several different but overlapping urban gothic role-playing games, set in a "World of Darkness." These games take place in the modern world, but with supernatural elements. Unless by explicit Storyteller explanation, all things in the modern world remain the same. Places, technologies, laws, medicine, police procedures etc. will be as they are in the normal world. However, the "gothic" aspect means that the world is an unpleasant place indeed. Normal humans see everything like they normally would, but the supernaturals see a dark underlying evil which gives the game its gothic feel. In the World of Darkness, vampires, werewolves, mummies, mages, changelings, wraiths, and other creatures of the night exist and fight with and alongside each other while remaining hidden from normal humans.

The company also publishes the high fantasy ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' and the modern mythic ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}''. During Third Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', they put out d20 system material under their ''Sword & Sorcery'' imprint, including such titles as the gothic horror campaign setting ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' and Monte Cook's ''TabletopGame/ArcanaUnearthed'' series. They also had a division, ''Black Dog Game Factory'', that published books that deal with mature and adult themes, including several volumes from the Old World of Darkness line and the parody RPG ''TabletopGame/{{HoL}}''.

A short lived [[TabletopGame/TrinityUniverse gameworld]], comprised of FutureImperfect game ''Trinity'' (formerly ''Aeon'', but renamed due to [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux copyright reasons]]), SuperHero game ''Aberrant'' and Pulp game ''Adventure!'', was eventually dropped due to low sales. D20 versions of the three games were later released.

To complement the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' game lines, there is a LARP system dubbed Mind's Eye Theatre. Many grassroots gaming groups have sprung up to play games based on this system.

There have also been several series of novels based on the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'', along with a few for ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''.

White Wolf has a mixed record in the collectible card game market with ''TabletopGame/{{Arcadia}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Rage}}'', and ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheEternalStruggle Vampire: The Eternal Struggle]]'' (formerly ''Jyhad''). ''V:TES'', perhaps the most successful of the bunch, was originally published by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast in 1994 but was abandoned just two years later after a revamped base set and name change (''V:TES'') and three expansions. White Wolf acquired the rights to the game in 2000, despite no new material having been produced for the game in over 4 years. Since then, ''V:TES'' has released several expansions, and was for a long time the only official source for material for the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness''.

Video games such as ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeRedemption'' and ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' are based on White Wolf's role-playing property, ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''. There are also several ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning'' video games. A ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' video game was also planned but abandoned during development. More recently, World of Darkness Preludes: Vampire and Mage, a virtual novel style game, was released in 2017.

In 2003, the company announced the "Time of Judgment," which brought an end to their series of ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' gamelines. They then launched a SpiritualSuccessor setting, putting out games set in a ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', independent of the original. This move concerned many fans who had become used to the existing setting.

In 2006, White Wolf was acquired by CCP hf, the creators and publishers of ''VideoGame/EveOnline''. In 2007 they released a D20 adaptation of the ''World of Darkness'' series called ''TabletopGame/MonteCooksWorldOfDarkness''. A ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' MMO was announced, and languished in DevelopmentHell until it was canceled in 2014.

In 2011, White Wolf announced a 20th anniversary edition of ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', and started making ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' gamebooks available via print on demand. At that year's Gen Con, they announced they would now be releasing new books for both old and new Worlds of Darkness with the ''Onyx Path'' imprint. In late 2011 they began development of the 20th anniversary edition of ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''.

In 2012, Rich Thomas, White Wolf's Creative Director, announced he'd created a new company, Onyx Path Publishing, which had licensed the old World of Darkness, the new World of Darkness, and Exalted from WW/CCP, bought ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' and ''TabletopGame/TrinityUniverse'' from them outright, and was planning to publish their own games.

In October 2015 it was announced that Creator/ParadoxInteractive had bought the company from CCP, complete with all the games they owned (ie, the Worlds of Darkness and ''Exalted'').

!! ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' tabletop gamelines (1991-2004)
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''
* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension''
* ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion''
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming''
* ''TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast'' (Vampire-like undead of East Asia)
* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning''
* ''TabletopGame/MummyTheResurrection''
** ''World of Darkness: Mummy''
* ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen''
* ''TabletopGame/{{Orpheus}}'' (Ghosts and paranormal investigators)

!! Supplements

* ''TabletopGame/ChicagoByNight''

!! Historical ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' variants
* ''TabletopGame/DarkAgesVampire''
* ''TabletopGame/VictorianAgeVampire''
* ''TabletopGame/DarkAgesWerewolf''
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheWildWest''
* ''TabletopGame/DarkAgesMage'' (SpiritualSuccessor to the Lion Rampant game ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'')
* ''TabletopGame/MageTheSorcerersCrusade'' (Renaissance)
* ''TabletopGame/WraithTheGreatWar'' (World War One)
* ''TabletopGame/DarkAgesFae''
* ''TabletopGame/DarkAgesInquisitor''

!! The TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness tabletop gamelines (2004 - )
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''
* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening''
* ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated''
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost''
* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil''
* ''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters''
* ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse''
* ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent''
* ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'' (announced [[http://theonyxpath.tumblr.com/post/116255023585/welcome-to-my-nightmare-beast-teasers here]])

!! ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' {{Revival}} tabletop gamelines (2011 - )
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' 20th Anniversary Edition
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' 20th Anniversary Edition
* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' 20th Anniversary Edition
* ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'' 20th Anniversary Edition - in development
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' 20th Anniversary Edition - in development