However I do find it a bit amusing that a supposedly centuries old vampire would be a level 1 rogue, hah.
I mean, if a tadpole bored into your brain, you might lose some experience and motor function, too.
I realize this was a joke, but they're actually going with the tadpole making the characters stronger. Makes no sense.
As for the 10 hours for level 3? That won't be a problem for a lot of people used to it, but for those (like myself) who are used to a variety of different games, that's a rough progression. I definitely think they should have different progression systems such as one for levels 1-10 and something to run alongside of it to add some more frequent stuff.