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"On that terrible day, I swore myself to a new career:
the pursuit and destruction of those creatures
such as the one that had taken my son and wife
from me, that feed on the body of society as a
cancer feeds on the body of man."
-Dr. Rudolph Van Richten-

In his career of over thirty plus years, Dr. Van Richten risked life, limb, and at times, his immortal soul in order to accumulate his vast wealth of knowledge to become the foremost expert and hunter of the horrors that stalked the Core and beyond. All his hard won insight into the Creatures of the Night was gathered into a series of guides so that others could carry on his work long after he was gone. In the first of this series, we delve into the Ecology of the creature which set the good doctor on his illustrious, and tragic vocation; The living dead...The Vampire.

A Treatise on the Kings and Queens of the Undead

What is this?

For the first time ever for 5E, we take the classic Van Richten's Guide to Vampires and bring it to the current rule system. This supplement gives DM's various options to customize vampires to fit their campaigns, including creating older and more dangerous vampires to set against players. Also included are options concerning feeding, procreation, hibernation, and more. So sharpen your stakes, clutch your holy symbol tightly, and with conviction. For when the sun sets, the hunt begins...

This is a tool supplement for all DMs that wish to make their vampiric villains a memorable experience! Venture through the pages to unlock the mysteries of vampiric hibernation, vampire ranks and even methods of procreation! Your players will be surprised that they are not once more fighting the generic vampire of the monster manual!

Inside you will find:

  • Age ranking, from Fledgling to Patriach/Matriarch and the powers a vampire unlocks through age.
  • The stages a vampire goes till they reach blood starvation.
  • Vampire methods of procreation.
  • Rules for staking a vampire during combat.
  • Vampire hibernation.
  • Vampire Salient powers.

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