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Blood Dark Thirst


All the bloodsucking, none of the baggage!

This is a complete vampire RPG where you get to play demonic bloodsuckers stalking the night, feeding on mortals, and reveling in the dark, pre-apocalyptic cities of the modern era.  Whether you're good, evil, or just out for yourself is completely up to you... but every choice has a price.

Blood Dark Thirst uses the VSd6 system, popularized by Alpha Blue, Crimson Dragon Slayer, and The Outer Presence.  That means it's extremely rules-light, old school, and easy to learn/play/run.  So, even though it uses d6 dice pools, rather than a standard d20, it's classified as 4th wave OSR.

This DOES include a character sheet (just updated the PDF) and a bare-bones introductory scenario is also provided.  When purchasing Blood Dark Thirst you get both the bloody parchment color version and printer-friendly black and white version.

FAQ: Instead of straight-up vampire horror, can I use this game to play something like the vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows?  Sure, you can.  While there aren't any specific comedy rules per se, Blood Dark Thirst can be your primed and ready canvas for humorous vampire one-shots and campaigns.  Check out for an example!

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Charles S August 17, 2023 9:49 pm UTC
Would someone be able to recommend additional adventures (OSR or other systems) that would work well with the initial one laid out here?
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Don W December 25, 2019 6:55 pm UTC
Are the VSd6 rules included in this PDF?
And if not, where do you buy or download them? I find no such rule system when I search under the [Rule System] drop down. Nor can I find any publications but this one when I do a global search of VSd6.
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Darrick D October 21, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
A character sheet will be added to the PDF very shortly! Updated PDFs will automatically be available to everyone once the change has been made. Thanks for your patience.
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Thomas G October 23, 2017 3:54 am UTC
Very cool and muchly appreciated!
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ALEXIS G. D October 13, 2017 10:21 am UTC
How is this different from, let's say, Chill (Creature Feature), Stalking the Night Fantastic or Nightbreed or VTM/R?

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Darrick D October 13, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Thanks for the comment, Alexis. The only one of those I'm familiar with is V:tM/R. Blood Dark Thirst is different than V:tM/R because the whole thing is even more rules-light with far less setting "baggage." Plus, d6 dice pools instead of d10, and the VSd6 system is compatible with OSR games. The differences are subtle, but they are there.
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