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The world ended in 1989. But only for vampires. Petty wars for control of humankind escalated until all of vampirekind effectively self-immolated. Thirty years later, the surviving old family heads sought to reclaim their power by recreating the ancient phenomenon that introduced necromantic magic into the world in the first place—The Bleeding. The ritual went terribly wrong and an unspeakable curse was unleashed before the damage could be undone. Something slipped through during this second Bleeding and it's hunting vampires.

Well, in that thirty period, the Rat Years, independent vampires broke out of the old habits of bloodlines and subterfuge. They got apartments and jobs, opened cafés and blood banks, they came forward and embraced their identities and they got cabins in the woods. They lived.

Now, whether concocting an artisanal blend of farm-to-cup blood or plotting in the gutted out mansions of long since lost wars, every vampire balances the new dawn against the darkening shadow behind them.

The Bleeding is a work in progress. It has not been and still needs to be edited vigorously for playability, sensitivity, grammar, and that one part you thought was super weird. This version is presented as-is and for free. Please provide constructive, conscientious feedback to help this game be the best it can be. If you’d like to join an official playtest or produce any content related to The Bleeding, such as a podcast, livestream, or review, and would like additional resources or support, please contact Taylor at taylor.curreysmith@gmail.com.

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorWhimsy Machine
GenreRole Playing
TagsCo-op, Horror, Magic, supernatural, Tabletop, Vampire


Buy Now$1.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Bleeding: Beta 1.1 33 MB
The Bleeding Character Sheet 75 kB

Exclusive content

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Update Champion

If you become this game's Update Champion, I will work for one hour exclusively on improving The Bleeding. You'll receive a special thank you in the credits and I'll release a dev log detailing what I worked on and what's next for the game.

Choosing this reward communicates to me that there's interest and passion in seeing this project grow. It's a crucial step towards a physical release.

Development log