Vampire: The Masquerade, p.n., WOD-ism occult "gothic-punk" tabletop role-playing game published by White Wolf Games; originally created by Mark Rein•Hagen; also Vampire: The Dark Ages and the LARP Mind's Eye Theatre: Laws of the Night. [GJ1]

Addendum: The " D&D" of the 90s, V:TM is the king of the current RPG crop. The game improves on earlier, less interesting occult RPGs like Call of Cthulhu by borrowing liberally from the novels of Anne Rice, and focusing the game not on the adventures of "good guy" occult investigators, but on the vampires themselves and their byzantine inter-clan politics. V:TM is one of six "core" games in the World of Darkness Series. [GJ1] Addendum #2: See the Brunching Shuttlecocks' [FAQ]. [GJ1]