Vampire: the Masquerade - Blood Feud
There are 4 roles on each team:
1) The Marketplace- is where you could buy and trade; Orders, Advancements, and Ambition Tokens to improve your team's abilities and power in the game.
2) The Cityscape- is where you'll strategically place and move your units, player characters, and barricades to slow the enemy.
3) The Orders- are where you'll secretly play the orders related to the units and players on the board, what they're actually doing on the board, such as gaining you additional assets by laboring away, or perhaps turning humans into vampires!
4) The Council- is where you will negotiate events (the major events that will affect gameplay) and purchase new Ambition cards and manage the Ambition cards for your faction. Ambitions help you win the game, so you really need to help communicate with your team in that regard.
Story and Roleplaying:
Additionally, we’ve integrated the story world of Vampire: The Masquerade by adding storyteller scenarios that add an optional narrative approach to the game. Players also will gain disciplines, which give them powerful supernatural abilities unique to their character. Lastly, teams will choose their ambitions, which allow for multiple paths to victory, such as being bloodthirsty, manipulative, greedy, or somewhere in between. There's also a deep and rich story for each character as well as a narrative that builds throughout the entire game organically.
A Mega Board Game is unlike a traditional board game and unlike a normal MegaGame because it is not played at a single table. Blood Feud uses a large room or two separate rooms with 2-4 tables. 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, as well as make large political decisions that will shape the destinies of teams to determine whether they win or lose! In order to win the game, teams earn victory points through the completion of legacies, which are secret objectives that can consist of all sorts of tasks and achievements earned through gameplay.
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About Vampire: the Masquerade - Blood Feud and "Mega Board Games TM"
"Blood Feud” is a Mega Board Game TM which is currently in development and is the passion project of game designer Ben Kanelos and publisher Everything Epic. The game originated from the designer’s love of Mega Games and vampires. With this came a strong desire for a method to play Mega Games within his own game groups and in a more manageable amount of time.
What's a MegaGame?
A traditional “megagame” is a type of large-scale simulation which can contain elements of role-playing games, tabletop games, LARPs and wargames. Most MegaGames are giant event-like experiences with sometimes over 100 players that take nearly an entire day to play. Usually, they are run by a team of game masters, usually with a ticket price for entry.
MegaGame VS the new "Mega Board Game"?
Everything Epic and game designer Ben Kanelos are both excited to bring Mega Board Games to you by creating an all-new Hybrid game! “Blood Feud” is a game that captures the spirit of the epic experience of large-scale MegaGames in a more streamlined and manageable Board-Game like fashion - taking the best of war, diplomacy, resource management, and commanding your faction in the best vampire universe known, Vampire: The Masquerade.
How does it Play?
Blood Feud, a Mega Board Game is a highly thematic, team-based, strategic game that plays 4-32 players and is run by 1-2 storytellers who also interact and play in the Mega Board Game. The game is "Round-based" and each round is timed in real-time (such as the First Round being about 10 Minutes). As the game progresses, the rounds decrease in time making the game go faster and become even more thrilling!
As a player, you will play as one of the warring vampire clans such as Ventrue, Tremere, Gangrel, Toreador (and others) or perhaps you’ll choose to become one of the human factions fighting for their own desires, such as City Hall, the Mafia, or the Arcanum, with many more to choose from. Each has their own special powers, and unique background stories to help you get into character and play uniquely. Each faction also has unique goals in how they want to play the game asymmetrically which creates awesome replayability throughout sessions.