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These basic rules for the Dark Ages line are intended to allow players to use any of the core supplementary rulebooks (Dark Ages: Mage, Dark Ages: Werewolf, Dark Ages: Inquisitor and Dark Ages: Fae) without having to purchase Dark Ages: Vampire.

These rules have been excerpted from Dark Ages: Vampire, but have had most of the vampire-specific information and rules removed. They contain only the basics of the game system, stripped of optional rules and much supplementary advice and material. With this in mind, those wishing to play a Dark Ages: Vampire chronicle should use that book instead, as many important vampire-specific details have been removed.

Most of this material is taken from Dark Ages: Vampire. Some of the weapons and combat systems are taken from the Spoils of War sourcebook.

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DELANO B May 17, 2023 11:55 am UTC
Is this revised edition rules?
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Michael L April 14, 2022 10:30 pm UTC
More than any other book, I want THIS to be POD.
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Matt S September 13, 2018 10:20 am UTC
The one person who reviewed this gave it a 3 out of 5, and all they said was that this was unnecessary if you had already the book... how ridiculous to say that in a so-called review when they said as much in the description of this product.

"These basic rules for the Dark Ages line are intended to allow players to use any of the core supplementary rulebooks ... without having to purchase Dark Ages: Vampire."

Also, it's a free item. Free. It's a free alternative from White Wolf to a book they sell for money. They are literally giving people who cannot afford a product a free option instead. How can you criticise and downmark that?

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David L February 06, 2020 10:46 pm UTC
Hello! I see your words and respond.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 27, 2011.