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Blood & Bile

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The dead have risen from their graves, and the zombie apocalypse is now at hand. Your hometown has been overrun, and who knows how the rest of the world is faring? But here’s the twist: you aren’t some weak and puny mortal; you’re a vampire, a terrifying creature of the night. You were resting when the outbreak started, but now you’re awake, and your food source is being wiped out—so what are you going to do about it?

Blood & Bile is a narrative, lightweight RPG of emergent storytelling, where vampires manage their human resources in a world that’s fallen to the zombie horde. The reader is presented with a sandbox-style scenario that can be played with or without a Game Master, requiring no preparation and minimal bookkeeping.

You will need a mixture of red, green and blue d6s—three dice for rolling on the oracle tables, and five dice for each player. You’ll also need about half a dozen white d6s to represent human survivors.

This product is available for free. If you like Blood & Bile and would like to show your support, please consider rating it, writing a review, or throwing me a dollar to help fund future projects. But don’t feel obliged to pay—I’d far rather you download it for free than not at all. If you’d like to see similar products for other settings, let me know in the discussion section!

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Jim D February 27, 2021 1:18 am UTC
Even if a vampire only wants to drink one die worth of blood, there's a 1 in six chance of killing the human. They also lose a die every night they don't feed. So, on average, a vampire has to kill about a person every six days. These are brutal creatures!
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Richard W February 27, 2021 1:34 am UTC
The human only dies if they roll lower than the number of dice the vampire recovered, so if the vampire consumes a single die the worst-case scenario (rolling 1 on the d6) would leave the human unconscious. However, the whole thing is fairly abstracted, as a group of survivors would generally be represented by a single die.
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Jim D February 23, 2021 1:02 pm UTC
Hi, I have a rules question: it appears that players will lose dice over the course of the campaign. How are they regained, if at all?
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Richard W February 23, 2021 1:22 pm UTC
Hi Jim. The size of the dice pool represents the vampire's remaining blood, and lost trait dice can be recovered by feeding on mortals, as described in the "Mortals" section at the bottom of Page 5.
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Jim D February 23, 2021 3:48 pm UTC
Thank you. I am embarrassed I had to ask for rules clarification on a 2nd edition for a 10 page game... :-P
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Richard W February 23, 2021 3:54 pm UTC
No problem, happy to help :)
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