FAQ: Thousand Year Old Vampire: A Roleplaying Game
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Is this game suitable for children?

No, absolutely not. This is a mature-audiences-only game.

Last updated: October 25, 2018 00:00

"Do I need dice to play this?"

No, but they are nice to have. The book will come with some random number tables in the back. Drop a coin, point a finger, whatever and you'll get an appropriate number between -5 and 9.

You can also use a dice rolling application on your phone, or a website, or buy a Dragonbone off of eBay if you want points for style.

You only need a d10 and a d6, regardless. Go to a game store and buy a d10! I bet they're like a quarter or something. Burgle your Yahtzee set for the d6.

Last updated: October 26, 2018 22:28

"This game looks weird. Is it only for RPG experts?"

No, not really. This is a very accessible game system. The rules take up a few pages, most of the book consists of prompts you use when playing the game. You can play this without any sort of knowledge of RPGs and have little trouble.

Last updated: October 26, 2018 22:29

"How is replayability? Will it feel repetitive?"

No. Not at all. The prompts are just that: prompts. You will be generating a new story each time you play so when and if you encounter the same prompt again you'll be reading it in a different context.

I've played this game over two dozen times and only a couple of the prompts felt repetitive.

Last updated: October 26, 2018 22:29

Are the add-ons necessary to the game?

There are no expansions or add-ons to Thousand Year Old Vampire. The game is fully complete at the $25 backer level, contained in a single book. Dear Leader, You're a Fucking Butterfly, and other things you see out there are separate games that just happen to be made by me.

Last updated: October 27, 2018 11:36

What add-ons will be available?

I'm going to make a slew of things available through the add-on process being handled by Blackbox. There will be more copies of Dear Leader (hopefully), playtest decks for Apollo 47 (a thoroughly relaxed RPG about astronauts being a little bit bored on the Moon), Presidentiapocalypse, and three of the semi-academic RPG books I've produced: The Habitition of the Stone Giant Lord, The Complete The Oracle, and Everything is Dolphins.

Additional copies of TYOV will be available as well. And You're a Fucking Butterfly.

Last updated: November 13, 2018 19:10

But the shipping!

I know, it's awful. These are being shipped from the US, and I'm probably losing money on whatever country I'm shipping to. It's bonkers expensive and I'm sorry.

Last updated: November 13, 2018 19:14

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