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The vampire sects of New York City are in upheaval. The very secret that allows them to hunt unseen amongst humans is threatened. For years the elder vampires have struggled to contain the rebellious young vampires’ uprising bubbling beneath the surface. Then, a few government agencies discovered the existence of vampires, beginning a Second Inquisition. As government agents swarm the streets seeking to root out the bloodsuckers, unlifetimes of animosity bubble over in the chaos. This is that night. Who will rise to power? Who will fall? Every soul has an ambition, and tonight is your chance to triumph in this blood feud.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Blood Feud is a MegaGame about vampires, and their eternal struggle to control New York City. Join one of many vampiric or criminal factions in a game for up to 32 players. Within this extra-large board game, there is lots of room to roleplay as the characters steering your faction towards victory or defeat. Gameplay is enhanced by strategic and diplomatic thinking, but is not required to have fun.
Tone: A supernatural political power game
You might enjoy this game if you are a fan of media about disturbing ancient parasites such as Succession, House of Cards, or Interview with the Vampire. The setting is within the World of Darkness franchise of games, but no prior knowledge of the system or franchise is necessary to play.
Run Time: 3 to 4 hours
Players: 4 to 32
Designed by Ben Kanelos
Organized by Jae Krehbiel
Admin support from Jon Cole, Katherine Shane, Olivia Montoya
March 23, 2024, from 1–5 PM
Get a ticket by filling out the Blood Feud registration form. Once you have a ticket you don’t need to do anything else besides show up to play!
On the day of the event, we request a pay-what-you-want good will donation ($5–$20 suggested) to support low-cost immersive games in Minnesota. No one will be turned away if they do not make a donation.
Transit: Located a block from the Uptown Transit Station, and can be reached on the 6, 21, 23, 114 and 614 bus lines.
Parking: In the heart of uptown, most on street parking is pay by the hour. There is a parking structure at Calhoun Square and some unmetered parking to the north of the library along Hennepin Ave.
Details on the Game
Vampire: The Masquerade – Blood Feud is a board game with a flair for larping! 4-32 players take up roles in the warring vampire clans. Or, perhaps you’ll choose to become one of the human factions fighting for their own desires, such as City Hall, the Mafia, or Vampire Hunters. Teams will choose their ambitions, which allow for multiple paths to victory, such as being bloodthirsty, manipulative, greedy, or somewhere in between.
Blood Feud is dubbed a “Mega Board Game” because unlike a traditional board game, it isn’t played at a single table. One game table features the Cityscape and Orders, the map where players move their forces around the city and order them to fight and take control of important territories. The other game table features the Council and Market, where players use their best diplomatic and resource management skills to make sly trades, buy upgrades and player level-ups, and make large political decisions that will shape the destinies of teams to determine whether they win or lose!
Political decision making, political disagreements, vampiric blood drinking and murder discussed but not enacted at the game.
The check-in and cut techniques will be discussed and practiced before play begins, as well as subjects that are off-limits for players.
Following play, we will debrief to discuss our experiences and shed the roles we assumed for the game. The debrief is encouraged, but not required, should you choose to leave following play.
No costuming needed, but it is certainly welcome. If you want to wear something that makes you feel like a 2010’s big shot vampire, mobster, or government agent in the Big Apple, go for it!
Attendees need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted to the extent recommended by the CDC for their demographic group. Bring proof of your vaccination status for inspection during check in, which could be your card, a picture of it, or a document on your phone. Our policy means you will need to have had the 2023 covid vaccine at least two weeks before this event or we will turn you away at the door. Please reach out if you have any questions about our policy. N95 respirators or better are required, and we will have a few to share. We will be playing in a large and well-ventilated room and bring our own CR box to run. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, stay home. If you are able to, take a rapid test before arrival.
By default, gameplay requires players to move between different tables to interact with board game components, and participate in small conversations while other talking is happening in the same room. Game materials are in English and the print can be small at times.
Our venue is the Walker Library and is climate controlled. Our play space has plenty of seating, and is located on the main level. The main entrance has double doors that can be opened by button-push, there are accessible restrooms on the main level.
Water will be available, and we recommend bringing a water bottle for your ease of access. No food will be provided.
After the event some folks will get food together to continue to hang out at the Uptown Diner or another uptown location. Hanging out afterwards is totally optional, and we think it’s fun to get to know your fellow players as people, not just as their characters. Folks who didn’t attend the event are welcome to attend this part.
Contact us with any questions or concerns!