Bite Marks hardcover + PDF

£25.00

Gorgeously illustrated hardcover version of Bite Marks RPG. Includes the PDF version of the game.

Maybe you were born this way, and raised as a wild creature. Maybe something bit you and you woke up with an itch at the base of your spine. Maybe your Change came on unexpected and violent, and you had to run away from home. Whatever the reason, whatever joy or trauma: you are home now. You are in the Pack.

This is a game about being a werewolf, in a Pack. The Pack is a deeply intimate and close family; like a family, sometimes it is full of love and happiness and sometimes it is brutal and dysfunctional. But love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it – it will shape you. Fearless Alpha, dedicated foot soldier, pacifist scholar or rebellious cub – your relationship with the Pack is the cornerstone of who and what you are.

In Bite Marks you’ll uncover the story of the Pack, exploring the relationships between Packmates, drawing out their loves, rivalries and betrayals. What are the cracks that could shatter the Pack and drown you in hate, and how much stress can those pressure points take before they explode?

Outside the Pack is a threatening world of violence waiting to rain down upon you: werewolf hunters, rival Packs – even a human with a smartphone and an instagram account could all mean a bloody end for you. The Pack will face powerful threats, forcing the Packmates to choose where they fight and die; the cycle of fractures which threaten to destroy the Pack and the inescapable pull of the Pack-family dynamic is the core of the game.

This is a game about struggling with the beast inside, deciding when you will fight, protect, murder, or mutilate – whether you do these things because you love the feral life or as a sacrifice to save the family you are bound to. What does it feel like to be a part of that family?

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Bite Marks is built using the same Powered by the Apocalypse (PBTA) framework found in games like Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts and Night Witches, to name but a few. It’s a simple system based on rolling two six-sided dice.

Seven Skins are available to play in the game:

  • The Alpha
  • The Cub
  • The Enforcer
  • The Fixer
  • The Greypelt
  • The Howl
  • The Prodigal

The Pack itself will also get a playbook with powerful family Moves, traditions and culture reflecting the tight knit group you are.

What are other people saying about Bite Marks

“Just reading over the game text made my heart race; this is a game that will tell intense stories of emotionally charged family dynamics in a visceral way. ” Meguey Baker (Designer of Psi Run, 1001 Nights and Apocalypse World)

“I’ve had a marvellous time playing Bite Marks! Tough as nails werewolves and personal drama make a potent combination. The game encourages you to really go for it and embrace your inner wolf. It also encourages you to quarrel and bond with your packmates, and to expose your soft vulnerable underbelly. It’s immersive and enormous fun. And I can vouch that Becky really knows her werewolves. I can’t wait to get hold of the final product.” Paul Mitchener (Designer of Liminal, Age of Arthur and Starfall)

“The game plays masterfully with both the temptation of the raw power of dealing with your problems as a wolf, with swift violence, and the fear of lack of control that inevitably comes with that.” Senda Linaugh (She’s a Super Geek)

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