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Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of the Night (PFRPG)

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Inherit the night and reclaim the power that is rightfully yours! Fight off the vampiric hordes that threaten the safety of humanity, or join their undead ranks in your pursuit of unholy strength. Will you vanquish the blood-sucking villains that seek to rule the streets beneath the cover of darkness? Or will your undead heritage prove that you are more monster than mortal? While others sleep, you find renewed vigor beneath the starlit sky, and whether you seek the blood of the living or the dead, one thing remains certain: the hunt is on.

Blood of the Night contains everything a player needs to play a vampire, a dhampir, or a hunter of these foul beings. Every Pathfinder Player Companion includes new options and tools for every Pathfinder RPG player. These are just some of the features you’ll find inside this book:

  • A thorough dissection of vampirekind, including tactics for encountering these undead fiends and properly sending them back to the grave.
  • Advice and guidelines on playing vampire characters in a vampire-focused campaign, as well as new traits for every type of vampire.
  • Traits and alternate heritages for dhampirs—the half-undead, half-mortal progeny of vampires.
  • New feats, equipment, and spells to vanquish undead foes and compel the living to submit to your sanguine will.
  • A new rule system capturing the hunger of vampire characters, who must sup on the living in order to survive.

This Pathfinder Player Companion is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but can easily be incorporated into any fantasy world.

Written by Tork Shaw.

Each monthly 32-page Pathfinder Player Companion contains several player-focused articles exploring the volume’s theme as well as short articles with innovative new rules for all types of characters, as well as traits to better anchor the player to the campaign.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-470-2

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Dedicated Voter 2013

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Can't wait to make my Edward and Bella characters! Also this could lend itself to all those Blade, Buffy, and Van Helsing characters people want. As long as no one played a Keanu Reeves character I'm good.

All joking aside I am now the most excited about this as I have ever been, like a gitty little twilight fan waiting for the climactic ending of the twilight series. I am really excited for this.


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i would buy a blood of the moon too.


Does this mean you can have a party composed of a traditional vampire, a nosferatu, a jiang shi, a penanggalan & an aswang?


Calel101 wrote:
As long as no one played a Keanu Reeves character I'm good.

I played a cleric of Sarenrae (named Borachio) who talked like Keanu Reeves. Mainly he sounded like Keanu Reeves because I really like to say "Borachio" in a Keanu Reeves voice.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Wolf Munroe wrote:
Calel101 wrote:
As long as no one played a Keanu Reeves character I'm good.
I played a cleric of Sarenrae (named Borachio) who talked like Keanu Reeves. Mainly he sounded like Keanu Reeves because I really like to say "Borachio" in a Keanu Reeves voice.

Was he a Vampire worshiping Sarenrae as the incarnation of Destruction and final death?


No?

Silver Crusade

Please just pre-take my Blood of the Moon monies too!


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Eric Hinkle wrote:
Cheapy wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Eric Hinkle wrote:
Yes, but they SPARKLE! in the sunlight when they do. (So, so sorry.)
You're off the force McHinkle. Turn over your badge and your d20s.
I believe that Eric forgot to mention that he just cast Glitterdust on them.
If it's Sparklepires the only spells I want to cast on them are Searing Rays followed by Sunbeam and Sunburst. But your explanation works too.

YOU FIEND!

Twilight's Vampires don't burn in sunlight! Your spells only make them SPARKLE BRIGHTER!

If you want to kill a Twilight Vampire, you apparently need to chop it up, stuff its parts in little bags, and then burn them.

So basically, you need HIM.


Dark_Mistress wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Wolf Munroe wrote:
The book. Hoping it has lots of dhampir love.
Can dhampirs truly love?
In the novel series Noble Dead(I think that is the series name) the first book called ironically enough Dhampir, she falls in love during the series. It is by Barb Hendee, cool book series. Sorta DnDish fantasy series. :)

the few first books of that series were entertaining. I liked her half-elf assassin sidekick and thier fey dog

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter 2013

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+1 for the Dhampyr love.

Now if only we'd get these races opened up for PFS *grumblemuttermutter*


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Can't wait to make my Edward and Bella characters!

I can't wait to see you agast in horror as you watch the climatic scene of Edward GOUGING OUT HIS F'ING EYES when he realizes he's married to a 89 year old hag in the hit sequel TWILIGHT: THE ELDER YEARS!


Quote:
Twilight's Vampires don't burn in sunlight!

Were is Dracula now a days? I want him back dagnabbit!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

In the words of Rainbow Dash, "Ohmygosh Ohmygosh Ohmygosh!"

Also, I'm quite sure we can all trust Paizo to not allow any of the vampires in this, or any Pathfinder book, to sparkle in the sunlight (unless it is directly followed by them bursting into flames).

Shadow Lodge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 8

Calel101 wrote:

Can't wait to make my Edward and Bella characters! Also this could lend itself to all those Blade, Buffy, and Van Helsing characters people want. As long as no one played a Keanu Reeves character I'm good.

All joking aside I am now the most excited about this as I have ever been, like a gitty little twilight fan waiting for the climactic ending of the twilight series. I am really excited for this.

I can't make my Keanu Reeves character until they do a book on Time Travel. :)

Sovereign Court Contributor , Star Voter 2013

Berselius wrote:
Quote:
Twilight's Vampires don't burn in sunlight!
Were is Dracula now a days? I want him back dagnabbit!

Dracula doesn't burn in sunlight, either.

Burning in sunlight is a movie concept, embraced by Anne Rice and a certain other RPG.

Dark Archive Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Jeff Erwin wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Quote:
Twilight's Vampires don't burn in sunlight!
Were is Dracula now a days? I want him back dagnabbit!

Dracula doesn't burn in sunlight, either.

Burning in sunlight is a movie concept, embraced by Anne Rice and a certain other RPG.

I can recall several Dracula movies with Christopher Lee where there was burning in sunlight

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2015

chopswil wrote:
I can recall several Dracula movies with Christopher Lee where there was burning in sunlight

Yes, but he was unharmed by the sun in the original book (though he did lack powers during the day). The movies added the burning to the good Count (likely based on the earlier Nosferatu).


Pathfinder vampires burn in sunlight though. So that's the most important part for this supplement.

In the story of Carmilla, she seemed to be active any time after noon. (They never saw her until "late in the day" or something along those lines.)

When Dracula was out in the day, was it overcast? I don't remember.

Also, I don't know if I mentioned it before but that mock-up cover for this one looks awesome. I hope the finished cover looks as good.

Sovereign Court Contributor , Star Voter 2013

Personally, I always enjoyed Kim Newman's Genevieve (both the Anno Dracula and the WFRP versions) and would very much like to play a version of her.

'Course she doesn't burn in sunlight either.

It's kinda an issue in a non-undead party.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

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@ Jeff I never knew that about Dracula. My wife confirmed it (not that I had any reason to doubt you). I've been telling myself I need to read Stoker for years.

I'm a fan of the BBC version of Being Human which I like a great deal. (Not so much the American version, but my wife is British, and I watched that version first and it's what I became accustomed to)

Their vampires don't burn in sunlight, but they don't care for t. They're always slightly overdressed for the weather too. The show never makes a point of mentioning or drawing attention to it, but my wife thinks it's a nod to the source material.

The BBC Being Human is quite a good compromise for vampire fans, because the majority of them are the old fashioned soulless killers, but they explore what it means to transcend your nature.. and do so without sparkling. Again, I don't know about the American version.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Let's keep the Product Discussion threads focused on the product. Feel free to talk about vampires in general in Off-Topic.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Sorry Vic.

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I like that the content is partially divided into playing with vampire options, but can also be used to oppose or fight those types of characters. That gives you some options either way.

While I'm fairly traditional in character choice, a lot of my players like to have some options beyond the Core Rulebook. I don't always allow it, but its great to have the options there just in case.


I'm looking forward to seeing what is done with the jiang-shi. Such cool mythology behind Chinese vampires!

Grand Lodge

Wow! Can't wait to see this!!

Dark Archive

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MerrikCale wrote:
Dark_Mistress wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Wolf Munroe wrote:
The book. Hoping it has lots of dhampir love.
Can dhampirs truly love?
In the novel series Noble Dead(I think that is the series name) the first book called ironically enough Dhampir, she falls in love during the series. It is by Barb Hendee, cool book series. Sorta DnDish fantasy series. :)
the few first books of that series were entertaining. I liked her half-elf assassin sidekick and thier fey dog

Yeah i liked the series a lot and the characters, I thought it was the best done Dhampir in a novel to date. Hopefully someone at Paizo that helped make this book read those novels. :)


I predict this book will spawn a thousand Blade pastiches.


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Seem nice!

I would also love to see a "blood of the dragon" companion :P

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

"blood of the dragon" would be cool.


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Dragon78 wrote:
"blood of the dragon" would be cool.

Agreed.

Silver Crusade

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A whole book about kobolds? :)

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

What would Blood of the Dragon give us though? In Blood of fiends there are different fiendish ancestors to split among tieflings. Blood of angels has the same for Celestials. Blood of the night, well I wouldn't be surprised if there were Dhampir bloodlines like the Tieflings in Blood of Fiends. But there's no Dragon-blooded race besides Kobolds, and Sorcerors too I guess. Blood of the Fey may be more likely. Or Blood of the Djinn, dealing with Ifit, Undine, Sylph, Suli and Oread races.


Blood of the Dragon would give different draconic heritages for kobolds, and add other draconic bloodlines for every true dragon. And maybe an entirely new dragonblooded race (:O).


I could see blood of the dragon granting options for heritage from all different dragons (including but not limited to kobolds), variant sorcerer bloodlines that capture the powers of the specific dragon aside from breath weapons, archetypes for druids and other classes, and options for dragon-like mounts for paladins and cavaliers.

Silver Crusade

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The moment PF has Dragonspawned (complete with boobies and a "play this race if you want to be a proud dragon and roar!" blurb) a part of me will die inside. I do oh so much love how dragons are faaar and awaaay from mortal shenanigans (unlike, say, Forgotten Realms).


wyblood of dragons would only have kobolds half dragons, and that one outsider thats dragonlike....

not sure why Paizo would want to waste the time on it.

blood of trickers would do better for kobolds.

and for the last time dragons are reptilian but are not reptiles or mammals and the same for the dragonborn.

vampires on the otherhand are litterally one foot in the grave


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

James Jacobs has said in the past that they are very much against a Golarion Dragonborn type race, as they feel it would make dragons feel less special when a party has to actually face off against one.

It wouldn't surprise me though if one of the example races in the Advanced Race Guide wasn't something like a dragon-like race. That way they can satisfy people who want a Paizo "Draconian", without actually setting in stone that they exist in the setting.

Although, if Triaxus ever gets further development, given the involvement of dragons on that world, I would be pretty shocked if there wasn't a "Draconian" race.


Well one can always change his mind :)

After all the half-dragon already exist and the sorcerer already have a draconic bloodline so it would not be strange to have some tiefling-like dragon "race" (non necessarily common).

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

You mean like Daenerys from Game of Thrones were dragon traits are a lot less obvious?

I would like a Aasimar/Tiefling style Dragon race like that were they look human(mostly). As long as we get energy resistance 10, save bonuses vs sleep and paralysis, darkvision and lowlight vision and a +2Str and Cha I will be happy.


Something like that,

When i say "tiefling-like" i think about something with "random" traits that let a player have very few dragon esthetic "feature" and let another player to have a lot of draconic "feature", just like a tiefling that can be very human-like with just a strange skin colour or something similar and also he can be so demon-like that it would be hard to think of him as a human.

This way one can have the look he prefer. I love blood of fiends and i would totally love to see a very similar book on the dragons, with bloodlines, a "new race" playable by the pc (expecially something tiefling-like in the mechanic, as i said above)and all sort of interesting stuff one can came up regarding dragons (a lot) :)

Contributor

Who is this 'Tork Shaw' person? ;-)


One thing that I liked in 3.5 were the splatbooks Races of the Dragon and Dragon Magic, which offered feats for 'dragon-touched' PCs, and races that had some draconic flavor without turning into 'lizards with breasts'. Additionally, it what was in my opinion a far superior version of the dragon disciple prestige class (exact name escapes me) that concentrated more on magic/breath weapons and less on physical abilities.

But I think speculation and hopes for something like this probably belong in a different thread.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Books in this line are Golarion-specific, and in Golarion dragons play a quite different role. They're distant and removed, and not entwined in affairs of mortals... and as result, not much cross-breeding happens. Exceptions such as Kazavon or Mengkare are seen as aberrations by other dragons. It would be rather hard to fit dragon-related stuff that pertains to mortals in a Golarion book, alas.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Kazavon was crazy enough that he built his entire castle to human scale. He's like the dragon equivalent of a Furry on the internet today i'd guess. So yeah, If there was a Blood of Dragons book it probably wouldn't have a full draconic race. Half-Dragons are not PC race, they're a monster template. I suppose you could do separate sorcerer bloodlines for each type of dragon some Bardic Masterpieces. There's already a Dragon themed Druid, but you could have a draconic themed Ranger or Cleric. Or an alchemist archetype that dabbles in using dragon blood for his reagents or such.

But so far the Blood books have been focused on a race, and there really isn't a draconic race in golarion besides Kobolds.


I don't think it's a real problem, the world is vast, not fully explored and even in the well-know area something new can always be added without damage by a skilled writer.

The fact that a would-be dragonic-mixed-race can be hated by the dragons make this only more interestig (so the tiefling must hide their heritage since it's evil and the would-be-dragon-race have to do the same since they are despize by dragon and bring misfortune on the village where they live.

All pure speculation off course, just saying it would be nice and the story isn't really a problem, imo.

/OT

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter 2013

Another thing to keep in mind about 'dragon blooded' is time.

One of the characters I (try to) write about is descended from a blue dragon. WAYYYY descended, like 8 or 10 (human) generations back. The only 'dragon trait' he shows is an affinity for lightning spells. Basically his dragon ancestor struck a bargain with his human ancestor, and they um, were fruitful and prospered. The dragon (now a great wyrm) has monitored his descendants kind of as a long term experiment. It's also part of his 'youthful indescression' phase as a young drake. "Why do the metalics find these mammals interesting?" *polymorph* "Ah, this is fun, like slumming!"

Goblinworks Game Designer

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gang wrote:
Who is this 'Tork Shaw' person? ;-)

some weirdo :P

i too am superexcited about this. I'm very much hoping to capture some of the darkness, wonder, and brutality, of an affliction that simultaneously glorifies and debases the creatures it transforms.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
Tork Shaw wrote:
gang wrote:
Who is this 'Tork Shaw' person? ;-)

some weirdo :P

i too am superexcited about this. I'm very much hoping to capture some of the darkness, wonder, and brutality, of an affliction that simultaneously glorifies and debases the creatures it transforms.

Who are you and what have you done to my favorite goat!?

Goblinworks Game Designer

Gorbacz wrote:
Tork Shaw wrote:
gang wrote:
Who is this 'Tork Shaw' person? ;-)

some weirdo :P

i too am superexcited about this. I'm very much hoping to capture some of the darkness, wonder, and brutality, of an affliction that simultaneously glorifies and debases the creatures it transforms.

Who are you and what have you done to my favorite goat!?

ha! She's my wife now...

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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gang wrote:
Who is this 'Tork Shaw' person? ;-)

Tork has been my go-to guy for "OMG we need 'X' NOW" for the APs and other projects for a while now. You can see his name throughout the Jade Regent and Skull & Shackles Adventure Paths and will be seeing it even more in the coming months. He's a damn fine designer and good people (and gods help you if you jackals scare this one off!).

Tork, you're also kind of a rock star, so if you want, feel free to go on about your self a bit. The peoples, they want to know!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Tork Shaw wrote:
Who is this 'Tork Shaw' person? ;-)

Tork has been my go-to guy for "OMG we need 'X' NOW" for the APs and other projects for a while now. You can see his name throughout the Jade Regent and Skull & Shackles Adventure Paths and will be seeing it even more in the coming months. He's a damn fine designer and good people (and gods help you if you jackals scare this one off!).

Tork, you're also kind of a rock star, so if you want, feel free to go on about your self a bit. The peoples, they want to know!

So no more stalking him and popping out of his bedroom closet when he gets out of the shower anymore?

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