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Death isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning for this family.

Blood is thicker than water, and as a member of a Chinese family, you are constantly reminded of your duty. Increase the face and fortunes of your family, all the while experiencing strange occurrences and life events that shape who you are.  

Chinese Ghost Stories We Tell Ourselves is a communal horror tabletop roleplaying game based on Chinese ghost stories and cultural interpretations. Find out what ghost story you will weave with your family. Can you avoid inviting ghosts into this world and can you confront your own inner demons?  

This game is GM-less, uses a d100 system and is for 3-4 players. Please use safety tools for this horror game- they can be accessed here TTRPG Safety Toolkit

This is the Quickstart version of this game for #BIPOCVampJam! You do not have to be Chinese to play this game, but the design intentions behind this game was for the Chinese diaspora, also welcoming BIPOC, that found familiarity in the themes and experiences.  Stay tuned for a fully released game!

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
Tagsbipocvampday, chinese, Ghosts, Horror, poc-made, roleplay, Tabletop role-playing game


Buy Now$6.35 CAD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.35 CAD. You will get access to the following files:

Chinese Ghost Stories We Tell Ourselves_Family Board.pdf 565 kB
Chinese Ghost Stories We Tell Ourselves_Main Document.pdf 3 MB
Chinese Ghost Stories We Tell Ourselves_Main Document.txt 16 kB
Chinese Ghost Stories We Tell Ourselves_Play Material.pdf 66 kB
Chinese Ghost Stories We Tell Ourselves_Play Material.txt 11 kB

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I just have! Thanks so much for the link- it provided me a different way to submit my game (interestingly), but I just got it in the form 😄

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Chinese Ghost Stories We Tell Ourselves is a communal horror TTRPG. Together, players create characters that belong to the same family, each with their own inner demon. They roleplay their family drama, and eventual haunting by ghosts.


It's a pretty great summary! Thanks W.H. Arthur! :)