The Dracula Dossier is an epic improvised campaign for the Night’s Black Agents Roleplaying Game. Do your Agents have what it takes to face the Lord of the Undead himself?
The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the demon shall cry to his fellow; Lilith also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. — Isaiah 34:14, a prophecy concerning Edom.
In 1893, a visionary spymaster in the British Naval Intelligence Department launched a plan to recruit the perfect asset: a vampire.
Operation Edom began promisingly. The NID made contact with Count Dracula, deep in Transylvania. A meet was set and made. A safe house and a headquarters in England were prepared. Then it all
Dracula betrayed his minder and double-crossed NID. Outsiders – possibly with their own ties to foreign espionage — became involved. British intelligence ordered a sanction: They barred Dracula from England, and hunted him down on his home earth, where – during the great eruption and earthquake of 31 August 1894 – they terminated him, with extreme prejudice and two knives.
Or so they thought.
Dracula lives. Now it’s up to you to finish the job.
Dracula is not a novel. It’s the censored version of Bram Stoker’s after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit a vampire in 1894. Kenneth Hite and Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan have restored the deleted sections, inserting annotations and clues left by three generations of MI6 analysts. This is Dracula Unredacted.
Follow those clues to the Director’s Handbook, containing hundreds of encounters: shady NPCs, dangerous locations, conspiratorial nodes, and mysterious objects. Together they comprise The Dracula Dossier — an epic improvised, collaborative campaign for Night’s Black Agents, our award-winning vampire spy thriller RPG.
The mission: Hunt and kill Dracula now, once and for all, before Britain falls to him forever.
The Dracula Dossier follows in the fully improvisational path of the award-winning Armitage Files campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our Kickstarter backers, the full Dracula Dossier comprises the following books:
A 368-page, full colour hardback book, packed with everything you need to run an improvisational Dracula Dossier campaign, including conspiracy nodes, fully mapped and floorplanned locations, and vampiric beasts; more than 60 supporting characters in vampiric, heroic, or in-between versions; and different versions of the real Mina Harker, Abraham van Helsing, and the other stars of Stoker’s novel.
This new edition of Dracula adds new letters and recordings, diary entries long thought lost, and documents suppressed by Her Majesty’s Government … until now. From the first tentative contact between British intelligence and the un-dead, to the werewolf of Walpurgisnacht, to the cataclysmic disappearance of Dracula in volcanic fire, read the story you’ve known for years … for the first time.
The original 1894 Operation Edom brief, key memos, secret military maps of Transylvania, précis of reports from Balkan battlefronts and German academies alike, and plans for the next century’s battle for control of the Un-Dead — this is the Hawkins Papers PDF.
You’re on the inside now. You deserve access to the innermost sanctum, and this is your key. It will tell you everything you need to know about Operation Edom – what we do, how we do it, and what we’re working towards. It will also teach you how to handle our special assets, and how to put them down if they go rogue.
Eight desperate missions against the Un-Dead!
- Stoker: First Blood (1877): In this prequel to Dracula, British adventurers exploring the Balkans thwart a vampiric horror.
- The Carmilla Sanction (1948): As the Soviets seal off Vienna, an Edom hit team hunt the notorious vampire Carmilla – but can they find her among all the decoys she’s created?
- Blood Coda (1971): A Romanian ballet company defects to the West, but there’s a vampire hidden among the dancers. Hunt her down before the curtain rises.
- Day of the Wehrwolf (1981): A prisoner exchange for a captured Edom officer leads the Agents into a race against time to stop the bombing of Radio Free Europe.
- The Slayer Elite (1980): A mysterious employer hires a team of elite mercenaries to carry out an operation in England. Their target: Edom.
- Four Days of the Bat (1989): Edom investigates an attack on one of their hidden stations, while outside the Berlin Wall falls and the Soviet Union collapses.
- The Moldavian Candidate (2005): A long-cold Edom case file is the key to thwarting a Conspiracy plan to assassinate the American vice president and escalate the war on terror.
- The Harker Intrusion (201-): An entry vector to the main Dracula Dossier campaign, giving one way for a team of Agents to acquire the stolen Dossier.
Kenneth Hite takes apart Dracula — the novel, the movies, the myth, even the history — into his component pieces: characters, tropes, symbols, story beats, effects. With those pieces, Ken shows you how to build new yet mythic stories about the King of the Vampires or about your own creatures of the night, tuned for thriller adventure, cosmic horror, or even intense personal drama. This standalone book suitable for all fans of games, storytelling, and Dracula will be delivered in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats.
Free downloads for, and articles about, the Dracula Dossier are on the Dracula Dossier Resources page.
Our sister company, ProFantasy Software, has published the Dracula Dossier floorplan style for Campaign Cartographer.