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Thousand Year Old Vampire

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A creaking hunter among dust and cobwebs, you prowl the night places, seeking the souls on which you feed. You have done this since time immemorial, or so you believe; you have no memories of  living as a man-thing like those you catch and eat. But human traces linger; your fingers trace clever arabesques in the dirt of your grave-place and with the flourishes come whispered songs in a language you've forgotten. Far away, in a museum, hangs your portrait in oil by a master five hundred years dead--you might have been lovers but the diary you kept then is long lost.


188 fancy pages

play in a couple of hours or a couple of weeks

solo play, optional group play

Hardcopy purchasers note:

This POD hardback is being made available as a discounted option for non-US backers.  It is printed in the UK and can be shipped worldwide much cheaper than I can provide the nicer offset copies from the US.  This hardback is considered the "EU Edition". 

When you order here you are getting this "EU Edition" POD version of Thousand Year Old Vampire.  The POD version is different from the offset version in that it is missing the metallic ink, foil treatment, and all around spectacular cover treatment.  The POD cover also has "Thousand Year Old Vampire" written on it in numerous languages.  The POD version's interior lacks the ribbons, endpages, and super fancy paper.  The offset version has been described as "lush" and "decadent" and "the fanciest RPG book I've ever seen" so know what you are missing out on.

The game contents are identical otherwise.

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Vid S March 23, 2021 11:09 pm UTC
When is POD coming back?
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Tev K February 13, 2021 10:32 pm UTC
Wondering about a 1-up version? The 2-up version is difficult to read on tablets, a 1-up would be great!
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Philip E February 27, 2021 11:38 pm UTC
Wondering the same thing. The 2up layout is awful. Hopefully we can get a modified version soon although I see you asked this last year and have had no luck.
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Zahir O January 19, 2021 7:04 pm UTC
Request from publisher's site (thousandyearoldvampire com):
"If you are a supporter of the near or far right I am going to ask that you not buy my games. I don't want your money, but more importantly I don't want you to feel comfortable enjoying things produced by the people and systems you want to destroy. I don't want bad people playing my games–and that includes folks who are willing to look the other way while braver bigots perform their hateful work.

Yes this means members of cartoonishly evil hate groups, but it also specifically includes Trump supporters and those Republicans who voted for Trump. You are lobbying for the death of my friends and relations, you are pushing for dangerous authoritarians to destroy the systems that let books like mine come to be. And this goes for equivalent groups outside the US–you know who you are.

People who make art and beauty and fun almost universally revile you and it's time you started to feel that. You aren't welcome here,...See more
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Dwayne A January 02, 2021 5:28 pm UTC
So seconding queries re: PoD and getting this in the UK- none of my usual haunts have it and would prefer a hard copy without having to sell a kidney on shipping.
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Mick H November 30, 2020 6:52 pm UTC
How do I get this printed in the UK - any recommendations? How much would printing it cost (to get a decent-looking book - paperback would do)
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Marcus B November 27, 2020 10:15 am UTC
Is POD coming back? Is the newer version of the PDF available here too, or only from
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Tom M October 13, 2020 4:54 pm UTC
I would also like to know how to get de POD version.
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Chris C October 12, 2020 9:11 pm UTC
Yep - confused - how do I order the pod version please?
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Matthew H October 08, 2020 7:36 pm UTC
Another person looking for a POD as shipping to the UK doubles the cost of the book.
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Yuri L September 26, 2020 11:06 pm UTC
So is this coming back as POD? I want to buy this, but don't want to miss out on PDF + POD.
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Tobias L September 01, 2020 6:47 am UTC
Why is it not possible to buy a physical copy of the game?
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Alan B August 26, 2020 3:12 pm UTC
Thousand Year Old Vampire is such an interesting and compelling game. The writing prompts, the story, the forgetting.... it's a wonderful time and will create an extremely interesting experience each time. I cannot recommend it enough.
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Georgia B August 24, 2020 8:11 pm UTC
It looks like the print on demand option has resumed -- can I assume that this is still not as quality as the one on offer for pre-order? I definitely want to pick up this special volume, and I want to get the best possible version of it because I think it deserves it!
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Craig W August 28, 2020 6:21 pm UTC
This is actually answered above. The POD version is not as fancy. But my questions is whether the offset version is available outside of the US, since you mention that this version is for those outside the US
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Carlos A August 05, 2020 2:31 am UTC
Is this working again yet?
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Felix K July 30, 2020 10:13 am UTC
Preview Version is 70mb and mostly emty pages
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Jake R July 18, 2020 11:37 pm UTC
Is there not a printed version anymore?
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tim H July 25, 2020 5:34 am UTC
There's something messed up with the print file and we're figuring it out.
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Renato C July 28, 2020 1:20 am UTC
Thanks for the reply.

I have ordered a POD while the system still allowed it - it is supposed to be on the way now.
Should I expect some issues with my printed copy?

Also, I am assuming this is EU-friendly (based on the description) - am I right?
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Erlend K July 31, 2020 12:39 pm UTC
I got the messed up version and reported it.

The pages are shifted one place, so spreads don't line up and the borders lining most double pages are inverted (does that make sense?). The book is still usable for play, but it is distracting, and really a shame to happen to such a beautifully designed product.

I got my money back and decided to pre-order the second printing of the American version instead of getting a new POD. The shipping is as much as the book tho, so that might not me an option for everyone. I hope DTRPG get it right on the next try.
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Blind A July 31, 2020 1:39 pm UTC
I am also waiting for this. i got confirmation of shipping, but haven't received it yet. I have to wait 30 days for it to be considered "lost". It's been 2 weeks and some and I'm checking my mail EVERY DAY. God I want to play this game so bad!
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Vid S August 03, 2020 6:30 pm UTC
Can we somehow sign up to be alerted when the print version is available again?
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David H August 12, 2020 11:44 pm UTC
I just received mine today and have the same problem with pages shifted by one place. No way I can afford to get the US version shipped to Australia so that is a shame. How do you get your money back? (I'd rather get the corrected version, of course, and the POD quality is pretty good otherwise!)
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Blind A August 19, 2020 11:06 pm UTC
It looks like it got to Australia before it made it to Spain. I never got my copy (u.u). Now I fear I'm going to receive the shifted version on top of it being late.
I am however, playing it usign the PDF and the game is so good I wish I discovered it earlier. It's making me get back on a writing routine. I love it.
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