About this game
You’re a new vampire and it’s not quite as straightforward as you imagined. Maybe you’re struggling to accept your new form, or maybe your feeding habits are testing your roommates’ patience—it’s not your fault that you have to keep a bag of blood in the freezer! Perhaps you’ve tried to talk to your living friends about it; while they’re kind and sympathetic, there are some things they just don’t get.
In your search for help, you’ve stumbled across VAMP CAMP, a local support group for vampires and the only one in your area. In this game for 2-6 players, you’re going to attend your first VAMP CAMP meeting. You’re not sure what to expect but at this point, you’ve got nothing to lose.
This game is GMless by default, though there are alternate rules included if you prefer to play with a facilitator. Players take turns reading and responding to prompts about their experience as vampires. If you don't have your own ideas, you can use the roll tables provided to choose or randomly determine them.
This game comes with:
- A 4-page document containing the rules, prompts, and roll tables
- A tagged PDF for use with screen readers
Please note that safety tools are mandatory for this game. The game rules include information on how to use them, as well as a link to the TTRPG Safety Toolkit.
This game was written for #BIPOCVampJam 2021. As such, you play as a vampire of colour. I'm a designer of colour who wrote this game to invite other BIPOC to explore vampirism without the stereotypical constraints prevalent in white vampire traditions. Please play the game with this intention in mind.
On September 2, 2021, VAMP CAMP reached #1 in Itch.io's Physical Games category.
What are people saying about VAMP CAMP?
"The discussion prompts are an excellent jumping off point for improv and guide your conversation from problems to solutions. It's a wonderful narrative game that gives you a framework, points you in a direction, and lets you go, which is perfect both for veteran roleplayers and those looking for more practice. Give yourself some space to go off on tangents and see where the conversation takes you."
— Michelle Jones (@aleshakills)
"While it's a short game, half of the first page is dedicated to player safety. This layout is so clean and Sebastian has fit so much on the page without it being cluttered."
— Akemi (@NinjaPenguinAM)
"Check out another wonderful character-driven game by our very own Sebastian Yūe! Originally written for BIPOC Vamp Jam, VAMP CAMP is a GMless game for 2-6 players that explores moving through the world as a vampire of color and making friends who help you to feel alive. It's perfect for an end-of-October gathering with your friends, so take a look!"
— The Office Type Kickstarter Update #52