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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game is a series of complementary books for role-playing game (RPG) based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. This chapter serves to introduce Buffy fans to gaming, gaming fans to Buffy (as if that were necessary), and both of them to the Buffy roleplaying game. It starts. the Vampire Slayer roleplaying game (BtVS RPG) corebook. Isn’t that special. You have just embarked on your own personal roleplaying trip. The roleplaying.

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In both tpg, players are able to take on the roles of characters from the respective television series or create wholly original characters as they and their group see fit, effectively building their own Buffyverse series in the process. Both games have been hailed for their sleek, accessible ruleset and their “Drama Points” system, which gives players a greater degree of control over the flow of the story, allowing them to call upon heroic bursts of energy, plot twists, and other convenient developments as necessary.

In OctoberEden Studios announced that, following settlement of their accounts with Fox and license negotiations, they will cease producing new Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel game books or supplements.

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The first published adventure outside those featured as extras within the main books specifically created for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer role-playing game was The Dark Druid by Timothy S. The adventure features Fionn mac Cumhaill rlg a protagonist and ally.

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His battle with the druid Fer Doirich continues into the modern age, where the adventure posits that the witches Willow and Tara are the reincarnations of his fosterers Bodhmall and Liath respectively. The Buffy and Angel RPGs utilize a point-based character creation system, in which each player character receives a set number of points in different categories which can then be spent on Attributes, Skills, and Qualities.

Drawbacks may also be purchased to provide additional character points, up to an overall limit of ten points. The number of points available to any given character depends on the Character Type see below.

Attributes represent the character’s main btv abilities, which in this case are three physical attributes Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution and three mental attributes Intelligence, Perception, and Willpower.


Willpower represents a change from some Classic Unisystem games, and is used for spellcasting rolls as well as other mental or psychic tasks. There are seventeen basic skills, many of which have irreverent or humorous names, reflecting the style of Whedon’s Buffyverse; for example, Getting Medieval for armed melee combat bvts, Gun Fu for firearmsand Mr.

Fix-It for repair and mechanical work.

This base skill set can be expanded through the use of “Wild Card” skills, which allow a player to establish certain specialties, talents or areas of expertise for their character that might not be covered adequately by the existing rules.

Some Qualities and Drawbacks can also have an impact upon rg tests.

There are three Character Types in the Buffy RPGthough the first two are generally considered most appropriate for most games. The most inherently low-powered Type is the White Hat, a supportive figure similar to Xander Harris or Willow Rosenberg at the beginning of the series.

These characters must frequently focus on specific talents and skills, such as Willow’s intelligence and interest in computers, in order to truly excel in any one area. They must also often exercise great care in combat. To make up for their relative weakness, White Hats receive additional Drama Points at the outset, and can use experience points to buy Drama Points at a 1: Thus, a White Hat can afford to spend her Drama Points more freely, increasing her chances of survival.

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According to the rules, however, White Hats lose their ‘discount’ on Drama Points once they’ve gained a certain amount of power and expertise. These are characters with more existing talent whether this came naturally or through years of trainingmore experience, and stronger supernatural abilities, if any. As such, they receive a larger number of points to spend on their Attributes, Skills and Qualities.

However, their maximum number of Rlg Points is only half the store available byvs a White Hat, and they must replenish Drama Points at a higher cost. Finally, the Experienced Hero Character Type, representing Buffy, Faith, or other btvx characters toward the end of the series, describes a powerful, skilled character who’s already seen a lot of action and learned from it all.

However, to better reflect the fact that characters on Angel tend to be more experienced than characters on Buffy, all of the Character Types receive additional Skill Points ten points each extra, except Veterans who only receive five points btbs and other upgrades to put them on par with the cast of the series.


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As in many other RPGs, characters can learn and develop by gaining and expending experience points. These are awarded by the Director, who will usually offer a certain number to all characters for the successful completion of an adventure, and may offer additional experience for particularly good role-playing, particularly when the character is forced to confront their emotional issues which are usually at least partly defined by their Drawbacksfaces unpleasant news or unwelcome developments, or builds upon friendships or romantic relationships.

An additional reward may be found in the form of Drama Points; though players may spend experience points to give their characters additional Drama Points, these may also be awarded directly by the director in recognition of excellent roleplaying or in consolation for a difficult or tragic event which may deeply impact the character in question.

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