Free Stuff Friday: Vampire The Requiem Demo

Back in the day I’ve played in a lot of World of Darkness campaigns. I think we almost played every White Wolf game we could get our hands on back then. In an earlier post I’ve detailed what made me turn my back from the WoD later, but that’s not what I want to talk about today.

A couple of days ago I read an excellent post about the new World of Darkness on a German RPG blog. In the article the author mentioned a free Vampire The Requiem campaign including introductory rules that has a page count of about 175 pages. Since I never heard about this campaign before I asked where I could download it and found out that’s actually the Vampire The Requiem quickstart PDF!

Usually quickstart rules are only a couple of pages long, include a few pregenerated characters and one simple adventure. But for some reason White Wolf decided to release a whole Vampire chronicle including rules and pregenerated characters as a free quickstart product. And from what I’ve seen so far there’s enough material for several weeks or even months. Of course you are limited to pregenerated characters and not all rules are included, but if you are interested in giving Vampire The Requiem a try, this is your best chance.

The downloads at the official site are down at the moment, but you can still get the quickstart PDF at DriveThruRPG. From what I’ve seen there are similar free campaigns for both Werewolf and Mage. Regardless if you are an old WoD fan or curious about the new WoD, you definitely should check this out!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

4 thoughts on “Free Stuff Friday: Vampire The Requiem Demo”

  1. Vampire the Requiem was the first of the New World of Darkness games. When it came out a number of people were still bitter about the death of the old World of Darkness. If I remember correctly, this game was released prior to the actual release of the new game. I remember pouring over the system in this quick start for clues as to how the new game worked.

    White Wolf has put out a similar quick start adventures for Werewolf and probably the other splats as well, but this one that they did for Vampire was the best of them.

  2. I have never played WoD, either version extensively, but if I ever get my long planned Vampire game of f the ground this would be great. Thank you!

  3. I played tons of Vampire: The Masquerade as a teen. Tons of fun and a really well fleshed out campaign setting.

    I picked up the new generic WoD game rules a couple years back and picked up the new Vampire rules as well but never got any games off the ground.

    Is this a third reboot of the franchise? Either way, thanks for the heads up. Definitely going to check out the rules and see what's changed.


    1. @Craig: It's not a third reboot of the franchise. I just recently discovered that the demo game that has been released a couple of years back is actually a full campaign.

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