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A submission to the Desert Bus for Hope 2019 Game Jam.

"What strengths do you bring to the program?"

"Do you have experience with traditional education as we understand it today? Tell us about it."

"How do you plan to be a role model to other undead applicants and scholars?"

It is present day.

Vampires are real.

Vampires have been exposed publicly in the last year.

Vampires now flock to academia for safety, a food supply, careers, and friends.

Any vampire who does not get accepted into academia is fair game for hunters, priests, and mobs alike.

You are a vampire, or a human, or a dhampir. You are either an interviewer on a panel for a private university, interviewing applicants for a brand new special vampiric graduate student program -- or else you are being interviewed. All of you know this is a matter of life and death, as well as academic enrichment.

Hemophiliacademics is a tense chamber LARP about academia, vampires, and prejudice. The game includes safety rules and premade characters for ease of play.


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As an actual hemophiliac and aspiring academic, I can only say "what".

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As someone who is not a mind reader and unsure of what you're confused by, I can only say "You're welcome!" :)


Don't worry, it's a good "what", but I was surprised by the Amigara-fault-like experience of seeing the title and thinking "this game was made for me". I was kind of disappointed when I saw the game takes the literal sense of "hemophilia" and runs with it instead of featuring actual hemophiliac academics, but then again, this looks awesome and I can't wait to play it :)

I can't wait to see how you play! I admit, I did lean into the literal definition for the pun, but there's no reason you couldn't play a hemophiliac academic!