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I'm a bit of a born-again wargamer! I played many of the Games Workshop games when I was in my teens and early twenties, but left the hobby behind when I went to University. Over the last few years I have gradually got back into it and am literally having a ball! I'll play pretty much anything now, ranging from ancient historical to the far future! I think that I get more out of the painting side of things than actually playing, but that might just be because I get more opportunity. Hence the title...this blog is all about the colour of war!!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Mr. Vampire rules and AAR

As I mentioned in the last post, I playtested the scenario & rules for the Mr. Vampire game using Pulp Alley. The game can be played cooperatively or competitively by adjusting the victory conditions. In coop mode, the players win if they beat the Vampire, but lose if any one Hunter is knocked out. In competitive mode, the Hunter that has succeeded with most plot points wins (the plot points should not be removed whenever a player completes one). The rules are in a page that you can find on the right hand side of the blog. And to whet your appetite, here's how the game played out. Bear in mind that there were some tweaks made to the rules after playing this -

The setup. Uncle Kau is busy in the graveyard, Man Choi is near the house and Sheng is on his way back from his day job.

The Vampire pops up in the graveyard! Very thematic, but not a happy experience for Uncle Kau who is immediately beaten up!

Uncle Kau holds his breath while Man Choi runs nearby to lure the Vampire away.

But he misjudges his distances and the Vampire is drawn towards Uncle Kau who is frantically trying to make a ward in the house. Sheng is in the woods in the distance fetching wood for a firebrand.

Knock! Knock!
Who's there?
Mr. Vampire!
Oh sh....!

Uncle Kau leaps out and manages to stick his ward on the Vampire's forehead. Alas, it falls off in the next turn! Kau should use more spit next time!

The Ghost drifts in to complicate matters. Man Choi fails his peril, as does Sheng, which puts him at a disadvantage against the Vampire who proceeds to finish him off! Mr. Vampire rules supreme! 
Hope you enjoy and any comments or suggestions are welcome. Oh, and I actually made the Chinese house from the tutorial on Matakishi's Tea House. I'm normally not known for my terrain making skills, so thanks Matakishi!


  1. Ah, I'd love to do something like this. Well done, sir!

  2. I had forgotten about your hopping vampire. Nice work on the building as well.

  3. Thanks, all! Be sure and let me know if you try it out.


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