It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Vampire the Masquerade had been released.
The effect of this game on the gaming industry (and on the whole "Vampire subculture") should not be understated.
I know at the time I dismissed this game and I didn't even bother to look at a copy till 2nd edition was out and I still didn't buy it till 2nd Ed revised hit the stores.
It came at a great time. AD&D 2nd Ed was lagging, TSR was all but dead to be honest and games had gotten a little too safe because of the 80's backlash. Still it was not just that V:tM filled a void. It created it's own niche and genre of games that is still felt today.
White Wolf may not be as big as it once was and Mark Rein Hagen is out of the gaming industry all together. But this game remains, and this "new" book take you back to a time when the nights were ruled by such things as Ravnos, Brujah and people spoke of Gehenna.
There will be a print version out sometime. But for those who can't wait, the PDF is up at DriveThruRPG now.