Core Rulebook is the first book of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game series. It was originally published on August 15, 2002 by Eden Studios.


Have you ever watched the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show and tried to imagine yourself in one of the roles? Maybe you thought to yourself "I wouldn't go up there", "I don't think they are telling the whole story," or "I'll bet someone's hiding in that alley." What if you could take part in a Buffyverse storyline, and do things the way you want?

You might decide to cast yourself as Buffy or one of the Scooby Gang.

Or maybe you would like to create your own Slayer or Scooby and take the fight to the forces of evil.

Or what if what you really wanted was to direct, call the creative shots, plot the plots, and liberally mix the action, adventure, wit and maybe even romance?

What if you could do all that… and more?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a complete roleplaying game. In it, you will find:

  • An introduction to roleplaying and the Buffyverse
  • A roleplaying guide to all seven season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Detailed character creation, including pre-constructed Heroes and White Hats, for your quick-play pleasure
  • Roleplaying specifics for the entire Original Cast, from Buffy to Dawn, including their wild and wacky changes
  • The Buffy Unisystem, streamlined for cinematic slayage and sneakage
  • A primer on magic mojo, for those who dare
  • A guide to the hotspots of Sunnydale
  • The monsters of mayhem, all stat-ed out and ready-to-slay, and the skinny every season's Big Bad
  • Blow-by-blow instructions for creating Buffy roleplaying Episodes, Seasons, and Series
  • A complete Episode to get slaying fast and easy
  • A guide to Buffyspeak to add sparkle to your dialogue[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Additional editionsEdit

  • In 2002, a Core Rulebook Limited Edition was available in 1000 copies, with cream-colored leatherette cover, foil design logo, and cloth bookmark.
  • The Revised Core Rulebook was released in November 2005. updating the content with the recently aired seasons six and seven, adapting the game to the cinematic Unisystem presented in Angel Roleplaying Game, as well as errata and typo corrections.


  • Core Rulebook was final nominee in the 2002 Origins Award as "Best Graphic Design of a Book Format Product", "Best Roleplaying Game", and "Game of the Year".[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG Corebook". Eden Studios, Inc. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
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