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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.

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Very little material for players

2/5

As others have stated, this book is very low on material for actual players. Let me run down the pages:

2 pages overview on vampires plus 2 pages for the four vampire subtypes, for a total of 10 pages. I admit that the four vampire subtypes *are* interesting, and I like them a lot, but they're completely and utterly useless for players, other than as some world fluff.

2 pages on how to include vampire characters in a campaign, which essentially boils down to, either play an all-vampire campaign, or use dhampirs instead. ("With the exception of using dhampirs, there is no easy way to include vampire characters in a campaign with normal humanoid PCs and maintain a balanced level of power between the characters." "If a player wants to play a vampire-like character, choosing a dhampir is the best way to do so and still maintain a reasonable level of power balance compared to the other PCs.") So, unless your entire group is keen on playing vampires, tough noogies.

2 pages spent on three vampire feats (transform into wolf, swarm or mist).

1 page spent on dhampir fluff, 1 page spent on two dhampir roles and two dhampir traits.

2 pages spent on four dhampir subraces, these are very much in the vein of aasimar/tiefling subraces in their respective Companions. In my personal opinion, this two-page spread is the only worthwhile material in the entire Companion for players. This is some genuinely useful crunch for dhampirs. Sadly, this is pretty much the *only* genuinely useful crunch for dhampirs.

2 pages on undead (essentially vampire) hunger, and withdrawal effects.

2 pages on Golarion-specific fluff for the four vampire races (note, again, for the *vampire* races, and not a word about dhampirs. If you want to know Golarion-specific info on any of the four dhampir subraces, it's about one sentence each on the dhamp subraces two-page spread.

2 pages on vampire hunter builds.

2 pages on feats -- five for vampire slayers and four for vampires. If you wanted any dhampir-specific feats, one of the slayer feats is for dhamps only (you can be healed by positive channel energy).

1 page on 6 spells, 1 page on 6 magic items.

The rest is overhead and general table of contents, next month stuff.

For players, at *best*, I think there's about six pages of genuinely useful stuff. The dhampir subtypes, the feats, the spells and the magic items. The builds spread contains no real new information.

If you want this book because you want to play a dhampir, just get the stats for the four dhampir subraces from somewhere and you're done. I really can't recommend buying this whole thing if all you're interested in is new dhampir options.

Get this book if you want a whole bunch of vampire fluff that you probably will never use as a player. Why is this in the Player Companion line? If this is the book they wanted to write, it should've just been Vampires Revisited in the Campaign Setting line.

I would've given the book a one-star rating, for being a Player Companion that's pretty much useless for players, but two things are enough to bump it (just barely) up to two stars. First is the two-page spread on dhampir subraces. The only useful part of the entire book, and it *is* admittedly great, great enough to IMO carry the whole book. And the second thing is, I really like the artwork. The art is great.

That's about it.


A complete waste of money.


This book had so much potential but instead all we received was material most of us (as players) don't ever bother using. We had hoped for A LOT of feats for Dhampir and Vampire Slayers, sample stat blocks for both Dhampir and Vampire Slayer NPC's in general, or even a new vampire monster stat block (aka a new strain). Instead, we get a butt load of wasted space, a ton of artwork that serves no other purpose other than to make you go "oh" and "awe" for a few seconds, and a amount of useful material so utterly and COMPLETELY LIMITED that it's sad (if not down right sickening). We didn't even receive an updated Vampire Hunter archetype or a Vampire Hunter prestige class. This book is a waste of space, a waste of money, and the developer should be ASHAMED with himself. When the ARTISTS put more EFFORT into a Tabletop RPG Manual than the actual material makers then you KNOW something's wrong with the company you once admired and adored. Either way, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS BOOK. It's not even worth the shipping fee let alone the full price.


Blank space

1/5

So much blank space inside this book.


Disappointing

2/5

I will try not to rehash anything already said too much. As much of the good and bad has already been mentioned. Simply, this is the first time a Pathfinder product made me want my money back. I just don't have much use for the materials provided.
For GM purposes I fid it disappointing that I will still need to hunt down the templates for Nosferatu and Vetalas if I choose to use them.
Also for my PCs, archetypes would have been much more useful than suggested character builds.
The non-mechanics information was as always very good. However I feel like not much was added beyond Classic Horrors Revisited.
Both Blood of Heavens and Blood of Fiends were much better.


A great little book all about Vampires (and some other stuff)

5/5

There are a lot of reviews here that can tell you about the product in more detail, but seeing as how there are quite a few negative ones for a product I enjoyed, I thought I'd contribute.

Blood of the Night is what I would consider an essential guide to Vampires in Golarion. It's simple and clean, and doesn't add any more information than you need, making it a perfect companion to Pathfinder's many other products that have something to say about Vampires. My players love Vampires, and it will be really nice to finally have a product that will greatly improve my ability to run a fantastic game about Vampires, and it also give me the tools to allow my players to play as Vampires!

I was also happy to see even more information about Dhampires, because I am a big fan. I was sure that there was already plenty of information out there about the half-damned; with Blood of the Night's details about all four Vampires variants, it was nice to see Dhampire heritages tie into these newly presented details, instead of ignoring the potential for them.

The information about Vampire Hunters was quite lacking, to the point of being nonexistent, but I honestly purchased the product not knowing that it had anything to do with Vamp hunters, so I'm not saddened by this.

Blood of the Night is an excellent book about Golarion's Vampires, and if you are looking to purchase a book with even more info on them (as I was) you will be quite pleased.

If you are looking for a book exclusively about Dhampires, you will be disappointed, as it is not exclusively about Dhampires, and doesn't pretend to be. However, the extreme, dire-hard Dhampire lover would be remiss to not purchase this product, as it's Dhampire Heritages are excellent, and the rest of the book will really help flesh out your character's background.

For the player looking for a book on Vampire hunting, you should avoid this book at all costs, unless you want only a few feats, spells and items that assist in Vampire slaying, or are also looking for some background info and character building advice.

In conclusion, as a DM who only wanted a book about Vampires, I have to give Blood of the Night a full five stars for going above and beyond my expectations. BTW, have I mentioned how much I like the new layout? It is awesome. Keep it up Paizo!


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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
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!

*blush* Mr Schneider, you are too kind. Now I'm all embarrassed, but in the spirit of introductions...

My only current living character is a gnome summoner called Odillinar. Sadly, I had to abandon him and my Pathfinder group for a job in Athens, but it was a Jade Regent campaign so he is still on the caravan, soaking up resources and contributing nothing. Its just what the grumpy old critter would have wanted.

I work for a (digital (boo! hiss!)) games company in Greece so if anyone wants to know what the end of civilisation looks like, I'm your man. While everyone goes feral outside my window I'll just skulk around here chewing my fingers nervously at the expectant comments on this publication!


Dark_Mistress wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:

He's a damn fine designer and good people (and gods help you if you jackals scare this one off!).

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

*sadface* but thats the highlight of my ablutions.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Job in Greece, you Sir, are a brave fellow indeed...


Gorbacz wrote:
Job in Greece, you Sir, are a brave fellow indeed...

hehe, its as bad as all that (yet).

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Looks interesting.
We have a group that's set to start in on Ashes at Dawn (Carrion Crown) around September, I may just stall/postpone that one until I can get my hands on this beauty.

If you live up to the hype Wes has built for you Mr. Shaw, then this is definitely an insta-buy for me. :D

Silver Crusade

oh... my.... gosh....
Why is october so far away?

Whhhyyyyy?


Tork Shaw wrote:


My only current living character is a gnome summoner called Odillinar. Sadly, I had to abandon him and my Pathfinder group for a job in Athens, but it was a Jade Regent campaign so he is still on the caravan, soaking up resources and contributing nothing. Its just what the grumpy old critter would have wanted.

That's what you think. ;-)


Mentioning Twilight is just mean, I'm sure the writer of this suppliment will have more respect for the material.

On the topic of sunlight and vampires, by the way, that part of vampire lore was added by the movie Nosferatu as an excuse for the director to end the movie on the right note (spoiler: vampire dies, the couple lives happily ever after). Dracula walks about during the day in the novel, though his victim Lucy Westenra only emerges at night because Van Helsing hypothesizes that she was turned in her sleep under hypnosis and so her vampire self can only emerge at night.

Similarly, Dracula's predecessors in literature, Carmilla and Lord Ruthven, weren't limited to nocturnal habits.

Before that in folklore, part of the horror of the vampire myth was that anyone you know could be a vampire. Husbands, wives, strangers, anyone, much like witches and werewolves. In a way it was a similar kind of horror that modern audiences would find in pod-people and doppelgangers. Wandering about at night, of course, was a bad sign since a vampire would need to feed discretely but during the day they'd act like everyone else to blend in.


I too would like a vampire based on the literary sourcesnot German Cinema..or is that Kinema?

But lets not encourage the playing of undead as Characters..unless SKR is going to do a Ghostwalk Style book for Pathfinder..now that would be radical.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
DM Wellard wrote:
I too would like a vampire based on the literary sourcesnot German Cinema..or is that Kinema?

"Kino", actually.


Thank you Zaister.

Grand Lodge

After the Advanced Race Guide I can only be more excited for this book to come out.


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Oh boy yes i too hope for a blood of the moon, lycanthropes have always got the short end of the playable race stick with dnd and now so far in pathfinder


I'm wondering if the vampiric heritages will be handled like the tiefling heritages in Blood of Fiends, with alternate stats, skill bonuses and spell-like ability.


Tork Shaw wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
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!

*blush* Mr Schneider, you are too kind. Now I'm all embarrassed, but in the spirit of introductions...

My only current living character is a gnome summoner called Odillinar. Sadly, I had to abandon him and my Pathfinder group for a job in Athens, but it was a Jade Regent campaign so he is still on the caravan, soaking up resources and contributing nothing. Its just what the grumpy old critter would have wanted.

I work for a (digital (boo! hiss!)) games company in Greece so if anyone wants to know what the end of civilisation looks like, I'm your man. While everyone goes feral outside my window I'll just skulk around here chewing my fingers nervously at the expectant comments on this publication!

I met Tork at PaizoCon and he is a very good guy. I even sat with him at the banquet (though he was next to useless during the trivia contest...;)). I am really looking onward to seeing what he does with this book.


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I have to say that I am very curious about this book. Will have to wait and see.

Twilight is to me like taking a bottle of your favorite alcohol and using it to start the bonfire. Now you have nothing to drink but the people who could not appreciate it think it a great primer for bonfires. It is one where when I read any of the comments of people who love Twilight going to read "Dracula" and say it is horrible and don't understand why anyone would like it that I want to scream. I hope nothing in the companion makes me think Twilight.

I am curious on what all could happen with this. Sort of curious about the hunters. I was a big fan of White Wolf World of Darkness when it was first starting and before group fell apart. I would like to see some more lore and really don't want to see any characters that would work like Blade.

Makes me wonder about a Were- book but I am happy with this as I remember as a kid saying I wanted to grow up to be a vampire hunter. Vampires, werewolves, Frankensteins, and mummies always interested me.

That would be interesting book as well. Something with Frankenstein type and mummy types. Not too interested in the liches.

Still if I am looking forward to this book as it is the one that has me wanting to read it over any others I have seen.


Eric "Boxhead" Hindley wrote:


I met Tork at PaizoCon and he is a very good guy. I even sat with him at the banquet (though he was next to useless during the trivia contest...;)). I am really looking onward to seeing what he does with this book.

Ha! Clearly I was just trying not to skew the answers with my fast Golari-knowledge ;)

Nice to meet you - I hope you had a good time!

Liberty's Edge

Robbgobb wrote:

I have to say that I am very curious about this book. Will have to wait and see.

Twilight is to me like taking a bottle of your favorite alcohol and using it to start the bonfire. Now you have nothing to drink but the people who could not appreciate it think it a great primer for bonfires. It is one where when I read any of the comments of people who love Twilight going to read "Dracula" and say it is horrible and don't understand why anyone would like it that I want to scream. I hope nothing in the companion makes me think Twilight.

I am curious on what all could happen with this. Sort of curious about the hunters. I was a big fan of White Wolf World of Darkness when it was first starting and before group fell apart. I would like to see some more lore and really don't want to see any characters that would work like Blade.

Makes me wonder about a Were- book but I am happy with this as I remember as a kid saying I wanted to grow up to be a vampire hunter. Vampires, werewolves, Frankensteins, and mummies always interested me.

That would be interesting book as well. Something with Frankenstein type and mummy types. Not too interested in the liches.

Still if I am looking forward to this book as it is the one that has me wanting to read it over any others I have seen.

Just because you bring it up. I like Twilight. I like Dracula. I enjoyed the stories written by Anne Rice. I am an Old School Vampire Player. I also enjoy New World of Darkness Vampire. All of them are reasonable and acceptable interpretations of Vampires, a mythological creature. Vampires are represented in different ways by every culture they pop up in. In all honesty, of all of them interpretations I have seen of Vampires, if you read the books and really think about it, Twilights Vampires are the most terrifying. All of the power and none of the weaknesses.

Back on topic. I am looking forward to this book, and hoping that there is support for Dhampir that do not embrace their heritage. Also hoping that nothing reminiscent of Twilight is in there.:P


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
graywulfe wrote:
Robbgobb wrote:

I have to say that I am very curious about this book. Will have to wait and see.

Twilight is to me like taking a bottle of your favorite alcohol and using it to start the bonfire. Now you have nothing to drink but the people who could not appreciate it think it a great primer for bonfires. It is one where when I read any of the comments of people who love Twilight going to read "Dracula" and say it is horrible and don't understand why anyone would like it that I want to scream. I hope nothing in the companion makes me think Twilight.

Just because you bring it up. I like Twilight. I like Dracula. I enjoyed the stories written by Anne Rice. I am an Old School Vampire Player. I also enjoy New World of Darkness Vampire. All of them are reasonable and acceptable interpretations of Vampires, a mythological creature. Vampires are represented in different ways by every culture they pop up in. In all honesty, of all of them interpretations I have seen of Vampires, if you read the books and really think about it, Twilights Vampires are the most terrifying. All of the power and none of the weaknesses.

Back on topic. I am looking forward to this book, and hoping that there is support for Dhampir that do not embrace their heritage....

Oh, I have nothing wrong with someone liking Twilight. There is plenty of werewolf things I have seen that I don't like. I dislike people (I have experienced it) that think it is how vampires are. I personally think Bram Stoker's Dracula is one that is the scariest I could think of. I feel like him letting Jonathon Harker survive was his only mistake.

Vampires are full of differences and I even enjoy playing ones that are trying to work at being good. I also enjoy playing hunters though that is something I have gotten to do little of. I am hoping to do that with this book.


Well hopefully this one will do for Dhampir that the other books did for Aasimar and Tiefling.

I also heard that this one will have a new format, is that correct?

Dark Archive

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

The entire Player Companion line of books, starting with the Varisia book (if memory serves), is in for a revamp as far as format is concerned. Sounds like very exciting stuff.

Dark Archive

As a player in the old World of Darkness and also a fan of Anne Rice's line of books, I like my vampire to burn in the sunlight unless they have done something to prepare themselves.

Having said that this book should be really interesting for making semi-living impaired character.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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Let's keep the product discussion thread more about this product and less about Twilight.


The way description makes it sound is as if there rules in this book to play as these vampires not just Dhampir versions.

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC

Hmmm ... I'm now thinking this could be the basis for an awesome mini-campaign. The characters start off at low levels in a land overrun by vampires, and have to both survive and eventually prevail. I'm thinking something like Daybreakers.

Probably not enough for a long-running campaign or an adventure path, but certainly enough for a few games, minimum.


Great. Now I have to go and look at adding yet another subscription.

Paizo, you're really dipping into my drinking budget!

At the very least I will be picking up this book.

Grand Lodge

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

I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months.

Dark Archive

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BladeMaster0182 wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Announced for October! The cover image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.
I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months.

I'm not following, are you hoping your dhampir paladin dies so you can make a goblin alchemist?

Contributor

Dark_Mistress wrote:
BladeMaster0182 wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Announced for October! The cover image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.
I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months. I must make my dhampir paladin survive for three more months.
I'm not following, are you hoping your dhampir paladin dies so you can make a goblin alchemist?

I think he wants to make a kitsune sorcerer and max out on enchantment DC bonuses.


I will be getting this book..but I doubt I'll ever use it..the subject matter and the basic premise leave me cold..and with concerns that PF is going in a direction it should not even look at.


Question for Mr. James Jacobs on this. We'll we be seeing some of the following material:

A vampire strain akin to Ravenloft's version of the Nosferatu (aka no energy drain ability and less strong/tough but more beautiful and human-like [especially after feeding] plus capable of inflicting more powerful domination of victims through it's blood drain, can maintain control of it's spawn during the day, and can regenerate [even after slain] when exposed to moonlight)?

Anti-Vampire Options for Firearms and Ammunition?

A better version of the Vampire Hunter Archetype (for the Inquisitor class)? Very serious on this one. The one we got now kinda lacks that undead-slaying OOMPH ya dig?

Better defined rules on how to permanently slay a vampire via it's weaknesses (instead of having to find the vampire's coffin, filling's mouth with holy waffers/water, chop it's head off, the burn both the head and body [this can be a BIT TEDIOUS as you can imagine]). Wouldn't simply killing it and reducing it to ash via fire be enough?

Better defined vampire weaknesses (amending it's Damage Reduction to be DR 10/good, fire, silver, and wood and possibly giving it water vulnerability as well [like a 3.5 Crawling Head's Water Vulnerability])?

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber
DM Wellard wrote:
I will be getting this book..but I doubt I'll ever use it..the subject matter and the basic premise leave me cold..and with concerns that PF is going in a direction it should not even look at.

Huh? What shouldn't the company look at?


MerrikCale wrote:

Very very cool

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

I hope so. I'd love that so damned much. TwT


You know, perhaps instead of a new vampiric strain with all the extra stuff I mentioned in my post above it might be a better idea to just include new vampiric abilities:

Blood Domination (Su) (CR +1)
A victim of the vampire’s Blood Drain special attack must make a Will save or suffer the effects of a more potent version of a normal vampire’s Dominate special attack. The effect persists until a break enchantment spell is cast upon the victim or the vampire is slain.

Moonlight Regeneration (Su) (CR +1)
The vampire gains regeneration 5 (magic and silver) when either it or its remains (even if its remains are reduced to fine ash) are exposed to direct moonlight. Magical moonlight does not count as direct moonlight in this case. This ability allows the vampire to be restored to life (or unlife as it where) after it is slain.

Or perhaps alternate vampiric weaknesses (in order to tone down the sheer power a vampire can often bring to bear against a party of adventures). Perhaps the vampire’s vampiric strain has been “diluted” over the years and thus abnormalities have sprouted up:

Positive Energy Afflicted (Su) (CR -1)
Before attaining it’s unlife the vampire was a creature possessing a class that often channeled positive energy (such as a cleric or paladin). The channeling of this energy in it’s life has led to the vampire becoming infused (or rather afflicted) with a lingering amount of positive energy in it’s unlife. The vampire does not possess the Energy Drain Special Attack other vampires possess is.

Water Vulnerability (Su) (CR -1)
Water affects the vampire in the same manner that acid affects most living creatures. Water deals 1d6 points of damage to the vampire per round of exposure except in the case of total immersion, which deals 10d6 points of damage per round. Attacks involving water (such as a thrown vial) count as one round of exposure unless stated otherwise (such as a tsunami spell or a bronze dragon’s tidal wave ability).


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Also, I know Paths of Prestige just came out and it would be really REALLY AWESOME if we got a Prestige Class to AUGMENT the Inquisitor's Vampire Hunter archetype. Paizo could even do the same thing with a Vampire Hunter prestige class that they did with the Winter Witch prestige class (aka only allow the taking of the class when one fully acquires all the abilities of the archetype of the same name).

As for abilities for a Vampire Hunter prestige class, the ability to Channel Energy, becoming immune to an undead's "Create Spawn" ability, and even gaining a "Final Death" ability which allows the hunter to permanently kill an undead with the Rejuvenation ability or a vampire whose HD equals the Vampire Hunters. Finally, perhaps we could get a Ammunition, Pellets (Silver) option for Gunslingers looking to use shotguns and blunderbusses against those pesky bloodsuckers! ^_^

Grand Lodge

Will we get hints/traits for Carrion Crown (as we had for the various varisian ap in varisia:birthplace of legends)?


I suspect Wellard is concerned that Paizo is following current popular trends; vampires and werewolves are big at the moment so they may want to cash in on the demand. I suspect a similar motivator came about for Blizzard with the Worgen race.

While I appreciate some people wish to play vampires and the like, I've never really seen them as a staple and I'd have thought that some of the other 'half-breeds' would have seen a Companion book before the dhampir.

Nonetheless, Paizo is a company and they have to make a profit, so of market research tells them vampires are hot property then they need to listen to that, I guess.

Dark Archive

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Lictor Fedryn Mannorac wrote:
Nonetheless, Paizo is a company and they have to make a profit, so of market research tells them vampires are hot property then they need to listen to that, I guess.

And it might just be yet another one of those products that blows our minds. :)


Absolutely, but as a GM who primarily plays in PbP format I would be reluctant to accept a dhampir unless I was playing an evil-only game due to their drawbacks with regards healing and party cohesion. I suspect a lot of other GMs will be in the same boat.

Way of the Wicked re-flavoured to vampires might be awesome though.


Are Nosferatu dhampirs butt ugly powerhouses? I hope this is a yes.


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Lictor Fedryn Mannorac wrote:
Way of the Wicked re-flavoured to vampires might be awesome though.

It's funny you mention that. In Book IV of "Way of the Wicked" there is an outline for running the AP entirely with vampires entitled "Empire of Night". Instead of winning the nation for Asmodeus instead you are transforming Talingarde into a kingdom governed by vampires.

Gary McBride
Fire Mountain Games


Gary McBride running an Empire of Night game here? ;)


Any word on a possible Strigoi Vampire bloodline?

Okay, so we have the following Vampiric Bloodlines in this book so far: Jiang-shi, Moroi, Nosferatu, and Vetala

What about the Strigoi Bloodline?


Kieviel wrote:
DM Wellard wrote:
I will be getting this book..but I doubt I'll ever use it..the subject matter and the basic premise leave me cold..and with concerns that PF is going in a direction it should not even look at.
Huh? What shouldn't the company look at?

I'm curious about this too. Would you mind elaborating, DM Wellard?


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Why has a perfect Halloween themed players companion gotten moved to November? :( Why?

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zergtitan wrote:
Why has a perfect Halloween themed players companion gotten moved to November? :( Why?

Don't know but my bank account is happy we will have two easy months in a row after the past few brutal months.


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Dark_Mistress wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
Why has a perfect Halloween themed players companion gotten moved to November? :( Why?
Don't know but my bank account is happy we will have two easy months in a row after the past few brutal months.

But I'm addicted to pathfinder. If I don't get my pathfinder fix every month, I go into withdrawal and suffer the Bleaching! (Yes I am a gnome you got a problem with that. :I )


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Actually, it seems to have been pushed back to December... :(

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Guess the plan to make the companions monthly have been set back a tad.

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zergtitan wrote:
Dark_Mistress wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
Why has a perfect Halloween themed players companion gotten moved to November? :( Why?
Don't know but my bank account is happy we will have two easy months in a row after the past few brutal months.
But I'm addicted to pathfinder. If I don't get my pathfinder fix every month, I go into withdrawal and suffer the Bleaching! (Yes I am a gnome you got a problem with that. :I )

Not at all, I like gardens, a flesh to stone spell and you're good to go for my newest garden. :)

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