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The archetypical creatures of the night, vampires — undead creatures that feed upon the life essence of the living — have figured prominently in human folklore for ages. Accounts of horrific, blood-drinking entities have been found among the ancient Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans and can be considered the forerunners of what is today considered a vampire. Variations of the theme can be found in cultural accounts all over the world, on every inhabited continent.

The modern version of the vampire can be traced back to two sources: Joseph Sheridan le Fanu’s novel Carmilla (1872), and of course the most famous vampire novel of all, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897.) Since then, vampires have gradually become depicted less as bloodthirsty monsters and more as angst-driven tragic heroes, as typified by authors such as Anne Rice and Stephanie Meyer. Vampires are also popular fare onscreen, as seen in the TV shows Dark Shadows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Vampire Diaries; and movies such as Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), The Hunger (1983), and The Lost Boys (1987.)

This supplement for Cepheus Engine and the Original Science Fiction Roleplaying Game — Vampyr! —  now brings these horrid nightwalkers into the campaign. In mere minutes, Referees can have an antagonist worthy of those arrogant PCs, or Players can get in on the fun and become everyone’s worst nightmare, using rules and a generation system familiar to CE and OSFRPG players.

Vampyr! Just remember to be home before sunrise.

 
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Philip C October 26, 2021 1:35 am UTC
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Hi, love the work here but on page 5 it says terms are variable roll 6d6 and then two inches down the page it says years in term 4d6. Which is official?
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Michael B October 28, 2021 2:15 am UTC
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Good catch. Official is 6D6; I had changed the body text but not the table copy. I decided to give vampires a bit of a longer "life"span. The file will be corrected shortly.

That said, if the Referee decides 4D6 suits his or her game better, by all means, go for it. It's *your* game, after all. :)
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