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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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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Announced for October! The cover image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.


Awesome! I can´t wait.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Dotted for sheer joy!


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Stop, Vic. Just... stop.

I can't take any more of this Pathfinder-y goodness. It just makes the intervening months that much more unbearable.

Sovereign Court Contributor

Interesting. Vetalas?

I wonder what direction that one's going to go...
Vetala as Betail?
Or the fire-breathing, flying, Tantric, variety?

Silver Crusade

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This new "Blood of..." sub line you seem to have started is just determined to make all my money disappear. Now if we could get "Blood of Genies" for the faux genasi and "Blood of Shadows" that give us a few more shadow based races beside the fetchling and I will be a happy man.


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Very very cool

I hope this means Blood of the Moon, hunting and playing lycanthropes is close behind


MerrikCale wrote:

Very very cool

I hope this means Blood of the Moon, hunting and playing lycanthropes is close behind

This +1


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

Cool, some Dhampir love oh and full blooded vampires as well.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

WANT!

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

When I saw the title I expected this to be just about dhampir. Very curious how the players-as-full-vampires part is going to be handled, along with those new variants.

Dark Archive

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Sounds cool I hope we see a fae based book like this soon too.


Cool! I'll have to get this for my youngest ... she's playing a Dhampir in our family campaign ;)

Liberty's Edge

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...So are we seeing the beginning of a slow rules-drip version of Monsters-as-PCs here? Not a full-on Savage Species hardcover, but a more measured, case-by-case treatment?


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If this becomes a trend I will have to surrender any future wages directly unto paizo. I love races.


Shisumo wrote:
...So are we seeing the beginning of a slow rules-drip version of Monsters-as-PCs here? Not a full-on Savage Species hardcover, but a more measured, case-by-case treatment?

Not exactly, since as far as I can tell, things so far in the "Blood of" books and the Advanced Race Guide are all 0HD races like the core races, while a lot of the Savage Species races had racial hit dice, though I would have to dig out my copy of that book to confirm this.

On another note/question for the Paizo staff, is there going to be any overlap/repeated crunch between the "Blood of" books and the ARG? Or is everything is these books new because it is unique for these races in Golarion?


Will we have dhampir subdomains, variant bloodlines, curses of bloodthirst for dhampir oracles, mysteries etc.? *glitter glitter*


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

So, will there be options like the Tiefling and Aasimar have, where dhampirs of different "breeds" get different abilities. Like Nosferatu heritage dhampirs, for example?

Dark Archive

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Product Description wrote:
Join your next campaign as a day-walking dhampir from a variety of vampiric heritages

That sentence from the product description seems to indicate that will be the indeed be the case.


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

I am glad we get different heritages like the Aasimar/Tieflings got.

Sovereign Court

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Does a silent war really rage in Golarion's shadows?

Because that's a particularly tired trope.

I quite like vampires and lycanthropes, I just prefer not having massed gangs of them fighting each other.

The Bram Stoker model is infintely more intriguing.

Liberty's Edge

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GeraintElberion wrote:

Does a silent war really rage in Golarion's shadows?

Because that's a particularly tired trope.

I quite like vampires and lycanthropes, I just prefer not having massed gangs of them fighting each other.

The Bram Stoker model is infintely more intriguing.

The lycanthropes aren't really involved, but Ashes at Dawn does rather suggest the vampires do have a shadow war going on, albeit a very slow-paced one.

Sovereign Court

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I hope it's isolated to a small region.


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GeraintElberion wrote:
I hope it's isolated to a small region.

I would assume the major battle ground would be in Ustalav.

Dark Archive

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Don't forget about Geb and the undead planet.

Liberty's Edge

I must get this. I seem to have a player in any given campaign who wants to play a vampire or a vampiric sorcerer to the point I had to adjust the undead bloodline so he could have a vampire bloodline.

These Race books are going to drain my coffers most certainly this year. My players are thrilled at the idea of having tons of options for the races presented in the bestiary.


Squeeeee!

WANT!

Liberty's Edge

The book or a vampire bloodline?

Liberty's Edge

Should have added a third option. Or both?


So, will there be feats or what not that expand Dhampir powers to resemble their vampiric parents. I'm just talking about alternate types based on different vampire types but things like that feat in BoF that gave you additional uses and what not of the tiefing darkness SPA?


Flamehawke wrote:
The book or a vampire bloodline?

The book. Hoping it has lots of dhampir love.


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Dark_Mistress wrote:
Sounds cool I hope we see a fae based book like this soon too.

+100

Vampires are pretty cool, too. I'd love to see more done with fae though!


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I would also like to see some Fey related books.


Man, I know I posted in this thread already but this product can't come fast enough.

Vic Wertz wrote:
Announced for October! The cover image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.

I know the cover is a mockup but it looks awesome.

I hope there's something in one of the books about dhampir eyes appearing red in shadowy illumination.
(I read that recently in another book that mentioned dhampirs but it wasn't a Pathfinder book.)


Also, will this have the nosferatu template in it? A sample nosferatu was in Carrion Crown but the Pathfinderized template hasn't shown up yet.

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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MerrikCale wrote:

Very very cool

I hope this means Blood of the Moon, hunting and playing lycanthropes is close behind

Maaaaybe. With me taking charge of this line, don't be surprised if things take a slightly darker turn every now and again.

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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MMCJawa wrote:
So, will there be options like the Tiefling and Aasimar have, where dhampirs of different "breeds" get different abilities. Like Nosferatu heritage dhampirs, for example?

Yes.

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Wolf Munroe wrote:
The book. Hoping it has lots of dhampir love.

About a third will specifically support dhampirs.

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

Wolf Munroe wrote:
Also, will this have the nosferatu template in it? A sample nosferatu was in Carrion Crown but the Pathfinderized template hasn't shown up yet.

No. This isn't really the place for monsters. I've got a better place for the updated nosferatu to show up.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

4 people marked this as a favorite.
Wolf Munroe wrote:
The book. Hoping it has lots of dhampir love.

Can dhampirs truly love?

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

The NPC wrote:
So, will there be feats or what not that expand Dhampir powers to resemble their vampiric parents. I'm just talking about alternate types based on different vampire types but things like that feat in BoF that gave you additional uses and what not of the tiefing darkness SPA?

Yes. And for vampires. And for other Hungry undead.

Dark Archive

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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. :)


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Vic Wertz wrote:
Wolf Munroe wrote:
The book. Hoping it has lots of dhampir love.
Can dhampirs truly love?

Yes, but they SPARKLE! in the sunlight when they do. (So, so sorry.)


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Eric Hinkle wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Wolf Munroe wrote:
The book. Hoping it has lots of dhampir love.
Can dhampirs truly love?
Yes, but they SPARKLE! in the sunlight when they do. (So, so sorry.)

Your words offend, sir. Dhampirs don't deserve your hate. Save it for sparkly vampires and bad Mary Sue protagonists.

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. :)

She falls in love in the series, but not in the first book. Unlike some horror-fantasy novels, there's very little actual romance in the series. Yes, over the course of the series a romantic relationship is revealed, but it isn't the central theme. The Noble Dead Saga (as it was dubbed around the third or fourth book) is action-horror with a bit of mystery thrown in. The main character isn't some angst-ridden teenager who needs approval but rather a strong and self-assured character that does, on occasion, have to deal with the fact that she is half-undead, and there was intentional necromancy involved in her conception.

The later books from the author pair (Barb and J.C. Hendee) actually veer away from that character to follow the adventures of a human ally introduced in the second book.

I think the fact that the husband and wife co-author the series tempers the dhampir character and prevents her from falling into Mary Sue territory. Instead, her companions, a half-elf rogue and a fey hound, and later the aforementioned human ally, have to contribute as well. I'm thinking the fact that the husband and wife co-write the series probably tempers the narrative in numerous ways.


F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Wolf Munroe wrote:
Also, will this have the nosferatu template in it? A sample nosferatu was in Carrion Crown but the Pathfinderized template hasn't shown up yet.
No. This isn't really the place for monsters. I've got a better place for the updated nosferatu to show up.

Yeah, I know. Player Companion line and all that.

But good to hear the nosferatu template will be showing up again elsewhere.

I tried to reverse-engineer it from the nosferatu NPC in AP#47 and with the aid of the 3.5e nosferatu template, but that's a royal pain and I can only guess at whether I did it right.

Looking forward to seeing it.

Dark Archive

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Wolf Munroe 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. :)

She falls in love in the series, but not in the first book. Unlike some horror-fantasy novels, there's very little actual romance in the series. Yes, over the course of the series a romantic relationship is revealed, but it isn't the central theme. The Noble Dead Saga (as it was dubbed around the third or fourth book) is action-horror with a bit of mystery thrown in. The main character isn't some angst-ridden teenager who needs approval but rather a strong and self-assured character that does, on occasion, have to deal with the fact that she is half-undead, and there was intentional necromancy involved in her conception.

The later books from the author pair (Barb and J.C. Hendee) actually veer away from that character to follow the adventures of a human ally introduced in the second book.

I think the fact that the husband and wife co-author the series tempers the dhampir character and prevents her from falling into Mary Sue territory. Instead, her companions, a half-elf rogue and a fey hound, and later the aforementioned human ally, have to contribute as well. I'm thinking the fact that the husband and wife co-write the series probably tempers the narrative in numerous ways.

Yes I know I read them, I just didn't want to get into details and be plot spoiler if someone wanted to read them after my comment. :)

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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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.


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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.


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.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps Subscriber

Just saying, from what little I know about Sparklepires, isn't it sunlight that makes them sparkle? So, wouldn't your list of spells just make them sparkle more? O_o

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