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The Dracula Dossier: Director's Handbook


Dracula's Castle

A Secret History Unearthed. A Legendary Horror Walks Again.

Presenting an epic improvised campaign for the Night's Black Agents Roleplaying Game. Do your Agents have what it takes to face the Lord of the Undead himself?

Dracula is not a novel. It’s the censored version of Bram Stoker’s after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit a vampire in 1894. Kenneth Hite and Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan have restored the deleted sections, inserting annotations and clues left by three generations of MI6 analysts. This is Dracula Unredacted, a rare edition of Bram Stoker's masterpiece that reveals the terrifying truth behind the fiction.

Players follow up leads in the margins of Dracula Unredacted. They'll chase down the real characters from Stoker's novel, their descendants in the present, and the British agents caught in the backblast.

Follow those leads to the Director’s Handbook, containing:

  • Conspiracy nodes, eerie locations, mysterious objects and vampiric beasts
  • More than 60 supporting characters in vampiric, heroic, or in-between versions
  • Different versions of the real Mina Harker, Abraham van Helsing, and the other stars of Stoker's novel -- and their modern-day successors, descendants, and survivors -- who can drive the story in any direction the players look.
Together they comprise The Dracula Dossier — an epic improvised, collaborative campaign for Night’s Black Agents, our award-winning vampire spy thriller RPG.

The mission: Hunt and kill Dracula now, once and for all, before Britain falls to him forever.

Sample spread (Carfax)

Players choose which leads to track, which scarlet trail to follow. The Director, using the clear step-by-step techniques in this book, improvises a suitably blood-soaked thriller in response to their choices. Clear advice to players and Directors on improvisation, with extensive examples and guidelines, helps you set the scene. Together, you will read and write your own unique version of the Dracula Dossier. Follow the clues to end the story once and for all, and close Project EDOM forever. You will find, hunt, and kill Dracula, the king of the vampires. If you survive.

Buy the stand-alone PDF now, or get 15% off as part of the Dracula Dossier: Core Bundle with Dracula Unredacted, or as part of the Dracula Dossier: Starter Kit with Dracula Unredacted and the Night's Black Agents core book.

Download a free preview of the Director's Handbook here.

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ARTHUR K May 15, 2023 2:51 pm UTC
Hi all! I have the hardcover of this, and it seems like I have to also purchase "Dracula Unredacted" in order to use it -- otherwise I don't have access to the leads and hooks for the characters to follow. Is that right?
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Pelgrane P May 16, 2023 3:00 pm UTC
Hi Arthur. Strictly speaking you don't need Dracula Unredacted to run this, you can use any copy of the Dracula novel.
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Dan A November 26, 2015 10:51 pm UTC
An incredible campaign frame. It´s FULL of material to populate a sandbox campaign, and all the material is easelly customizable, to the point that you could play thiscampaign twice, and both campaight would be ABSOLUTELLY different. In the other hand, it will be a hard work (not just for the GM, but also for the players) to GM this...
Ken Hite had propposed a challenge, and it will be fun toaccept it :)
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