Vampire: The Requiem
Vampire: The Requiem is not the most recent Vampire RPG, but is still popular with many long-time Vampire players. If you’re thinking of getting into vampire roleplaying, you may want to check out this version as well as the more recent Vampire: The Masquerade 5th edition rules.
The dark, brooding World of Darkness setting hit the gaming world with the 1991 release of Vampire: The Masquerade, giving rise over the subsequent two decades to a variety of games covering a range of horror themes and creatures, from ghouls to werewolves. But vampires have always been the stars.
Vampire: The Requiem uses different rules and a different setting from Vampire: The Masquerade. There is much commonality between settings and rules, but they are distinct from each other.
Three Things About Vampire: The Requiem
- Flexible Setting: In contrast to the tight metaplot of Masquerade, Requiem provides several example cities that can be used as is or as inspiration for your own game.
- Humanity: In one of the central themes of the game, a player character’s ability to empathize and interact with humanity degrades as her Humanity score decreases.
- d10 Mechanics: Task resolution uses 10-sided dice in a straightforward dice pool procedure that combines attributes and skills.
- “Good games make players and GMs better, and Requiem 2nd certainly does that.” — Ben Riggs, RPGnet
- “The combination of old and new within the pages of Blood & Smoke strike a fine balance: fresh and new, but still undeniably the same World of Darkness flagship game that’s been on bookshelves for over 20 years.” — Ed, Geek Native
Get Vampire: The Requiem
- Buy the revised Reap the Whirlwind quickstart PDF from DriveThru RPG
- Buy the book and PDF at DriveThruRPG