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World of Darkness: Mafia is a sourcebook for the World of Darkness, detailing the connections between organized crime and the supernatural. It is a part of the Year of the Damned series of 2002.


From the White Wolf catalog:

This Thing of Ours
Like the supernatural denizens of the World of Darkness, the "men of respect" are damned in their own unique way. Beholden to tradition, threatened by ethics, and forced by their nature to remain outside the society that sustains him, the modern mobster is every bit as compelling a character as the most monstrous creature of the night.
World of Darkness: Mafia includes:
  • Character-creation rules for mortal Mob characters.
  • Storytelling advice for incorporating the Mafia into a World of Darkness game.
  • General information and setting-specific storylines.



A runaway gets entangled with the Mafia and with the supernatural.

Introduction: This Thing of Ours

More info on the Mafia, World of Darkness-style, as well as guidelines for using the book.

Chapter One: A Distinguished History

The history of the Mafia, from Sicily to America.

Chapter Two: Made Men in a World of Darkness

How to join the Mafia, what you can expect to do when you get there, and information on the Mafia's supernatural connections with the World of Darkness. Supernatural factions touched on include the Kindred (especially the Ventrue, the Lasombra, the Giovanni, the Nosferatu, and the Brujah), the Garou (by way of the Glass Walkers and the Shadow Lords), and mages (primarily the Cult of Ecstasy, the Virtual Adepts, the Syndicate, and the Progenitors).

Chapter Three: Character Creation

How to make your own Mafia man (or woman) for use in a campaign, including special abilities and backgrounds.

Chapter Four: The Veil of Secrets and Lies

A Mafia target-turned-ghost talks of his life past the Shroud, tracking the man who killed him.

Chapter Five: Storytelling

Ways to use the Mafia, styles of storytelling to use with the Mafia, and other suggestions, guidelines, and warnings for getting it involved in a storyline.


A Mafia man whose mother passes on becomes mixed up with spirits and other dark creatures.

Background Information

The book is marked on the back as being primarily for Vampire: The Masquerade, but can be used with any of the World of Darkness games, in particular Vampire, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Mage: The Ascension, and Wraith: The Oblivion.

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