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Vampire is a game of make-believe, of pretend, of storytelling. Although Vampire is a game, it is more about storytelling than it is about winning. If you've never done this kind of thing before, you may be confused by the whole premise of a storytelling game. Once you catch on to the basic concepts, however, you'll find that it isn't all that strange, and is, in fact, eerily familiar.

You, along with some of your friends, are going to tell stories of madness and lust. Tales of things that go bump in the night. Tales of peril, paranoia, and sinister, shadowy evil. Tales from the darkest recesses of our unconscious minds. And at the heart of these stories are vampires.

These stories will capture your imagination far more readily than any play or movie; likewise, they are of a darker nature than the children's fairy tales you might remember (although those too were rather grim if you think back). This is because you are inside the story and not just watching it. You are creating it as you go along, and the outcome is always uncertain.

This game provides a way to experience a horror of an all too immediate nature, for you experience the terror from the other side of the mirror. The horror of Vampire is the legacy of being half a beast, trapped in a world of no absolutes, where morality is chosen, not ordained. The horror of Vampire is the evil within, and the all-consuming lust for warm blood.

Perhaps the greatest danger of playing Vampire is that of seeing yourself in the mirror. To play this game you must face the madness within you, that which you strive to master and overcome, but cannot bear to face.

Unless you are willing to face the reflection of your own imperfections then go no further. Madness as well as wisdom rewards those who dare to gaze into eternity.

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CK C January 30, 2024 4:31 pm UTC
No POD, so I guess I'll buy a used copy on eBay. Shame, if there'd been a POD then the company would have made some money.
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Paul S March 20, 2023 5:00 am UTC
I'm so glad there isn't a POD.
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GEORGIOS M October 15, 2022 1:50 pm UTC
No POD yet?! Come on! This is a classic! Who is responsible for those decisions?
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Pete S April 16, 2022 12:40 am UTC
I'll put another request in for POD. This edition brings back a lot of memories for many of us. I'd like to have a few more copies to pass around the table.
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MICHAEL K October 17, 2021 7:17 am UTC
We need POD so much. Still the best edition.
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Andrew S June 08, 2021 7:17 pm UTC
When second hang copies are selling for stupidly high prices on ebay, we desperately need this to be POD.
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JAVIER E May 02, 2021 2:06 pm UTC
This one needs a pod
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Adam S January 22, 2021 11:18 pm UTC
POD, please!
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Brian S November 18, 2020 9:51 pm UTC
why are there two links?
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Ilias L September 12, 2020 4:31 pm UTC
POD please.
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Cynthia C December 17, 2019 12:16 am UTC
Desperately needs a POD. This is starting to command collectible prices.
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GEORGIOS M April 04, 2019 12:07 am UTC
Please make it POD and hardcover! It's a collectible item.
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Roger M February 06, 2019 11:35 pm UTC
Is there any chance to have a Print On Demand run for this particular one? My Second Edition copy is quite damaged and I don't want to put it at risk by taking it to the table.
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Brian S December 16, 2015 8:57 pm UTC
Is this pdf indexed?
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