Current List of Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade

Originally posted by Eddy on the V20 Blog

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m working on the bloodline appendix. As a reminder, here’s the parameters I came up with on this section:

Bloodlines and variations we aren’t addressing are the Laibon and the Kuei-Jin (including the Bushi and the Gaki). They were expanded in separate books with lots of new mechanics (Kindred of the Ebony Kingdomand Kindred of the East, respectively), and there isn’t really room to do them justice. I’m also not worrying too much about bloodlines that don’t have mechanical changes, like any of the Caitiff regional bloodlines. (The exception are the antitribu – they’re all getting a treatment of some sort, even if they don’t have a mechanical change.)… A spread is one of the two-page spreads we’ve been doing with Vampire for years: an iconic picture and some meaty, flavorful text about the bloodline so you can look it over and go “fuck yeah, I want to play that.” New disciplines will get their own spreads near the bloodline in question (since in just about every case, the disciplines in question are exclusive to the bloodline). These spreads will be in two sections: “Those in Modern Nights” (i.e., bloodlines that are around) and “Those Who Are Gone” (i.e., bloodlines that are considered to be dead by Revised). A variant is a small quarter-page box, perhaps with a small picture, and details a variation on the bloodline in question. These may be integrated into the main V20 text or scattered through the appendix – we’ll sort that out as we compile everything. If the variant has a new discipline, that’ll get a spread treatment.

All that being said, here’s the list I’ve come up with, along with the best reference (i.e., most recent and relevant to modern-day Masquerade, not necessarily the best in terms of density of material or choice of mechanics) I could find for them. Let me know if I’m missing anything.

Those in Modern Nights (spreads)

  • Baali, Vampire Storyteller’s Handbook Revised, pp. 30-31. Daimoinon, Vampire Storyteller’s Handbook Revised, pp. 38-40.
  • Blood Brothers, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 54-55. Sanguinus, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 112-115.
  • Daughters of Cacophony, Vampire Storyteller’s Companion, pp. 8-9. Melpomene, Vampire Storyteller’s Companion, pp. 34-35.
  • Gargoyle, Guide to the Camarilla, pp. 56-57. Visceratika, Guide to the Camarilla, pp. 114-116.
  • Harbingers of Skulls, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 60-61.
  • Kiasyd, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 62-63. Mytherceria, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 106-108.
  • Nagaraja, Vampire Storyteller’s Handbook Revised, pp. 32-33.
  • Old Clan Tzimisce (plus kolduns), Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand, pp. 62-63 and Clanbook: Tzimisce Revised, p. 45. Koldunic Sorcery, Clanbook Tzimisce: Revised, pp. 63-67.
  • Salubri, Vampire Storyteller’s Companion, pp. 10-11. Obeah, Vampire Storyteller’s Companion, pp. 36-39.
  • Samedi, Vampire Storyteller’s Companion, pp. 12-13. Thanatosis, Vampire Storyteller’s Companion, pp. 40-43.
  • True Brujah, Vampire Storyteller’s Handbook Revised, pp. 34-35. Temporis, Vampire Storyteller’s Handbook Revised, pp. 43-49.

Those Who Are Gone (spreads)

  • Arhimanes, Storyteller’s Handbook to the Sabbat, pp. 37-38 and Clanbook: Gangrel Revised, pp. 48. Spiritus, Storyteller’s Handbook to the Sabbat, pp. 41-43. Needs to be updated to Revised mechanics.
  • Anda, Dark Ages: Player’s Guide to the Low Clans, pp. 122-125, Dark Ages: Wind from the East, pp. 52-53, and Clanbook: Gangrel Revised, pp. 50.
  • Cappadocians, Dark Ages: Vampire, pp. 66-67.
  • Lamia, Dark Ages: Player’s Guide to the High Clans, pp. 141-145 and Vampire: The Dark Ages Companion, pp. 70-71. Mortis, Dark Ages: Vampire, pp. 190-197. May get dropped for straight Necromancy.
  • Children of Osiris, The Hunter’s Hunted, pp. 49-52. Bardo, The Hunter’s Hunted, pp. 52-54. It has not been updated to Revised mechanics.
  • Lhiannan, Dark Ages: Player’s Guide to the Low Clans, pp. 129-130, Dark Ages: Companion, pp. 68-69 and Clanbook: Gangrel Revised, pp. 51. Ogham, Vampire: The Dark Ages Companion, pp. 98-100.
  • Noiad, Dark Ages: Player’s Guide to the Low Clans, pp. 130-132.

Bloodline Variations (variants)

Assamites

  • Assamite antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 52-53.
  • Sorcerers, Clanbook: Assamite Revised, pp. 42-44. Assamite Sorcery (got the file from Justin — don’t remember thes source).
  • Viziers, Clanbook: Assamite Revised, pp. 44-46. Note that there’s a Byzantine vizier variation.

Brujah

  • Brujah antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 56-57.

Caitiff

  • Panders, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 68-69.

Follows of Set

  • Daitya, Clanbook: Follows of Set Revised, pp. 50-51.
  • Serpents of the Light, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 74-75.
  • Tlacique, Clanbook: Follows of Set Revised, pp. 51-53.

Gangrel

  • City Gangrel, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 58-59, and Clanbook Gangrel: Revised, p. 50.
  • Country Gangrel, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 58-59.
  • Mariners, World of Darkness: Blood-Dimmed Tides, pp. 34-36 and Clanbook: Gangrel Revised, pp. 51-52.

Lasombra

  • Lasombra antitribu, Guide to the Camarilla, pp. 58-59.

Malkavians

  • Dominate Malkavians, mentioned in Vampire: The Masquerade Revised, but not actually detailed as a bloodline variant.
  • Malkavian antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 64-65.

Nosferatu

  • Nosferatu antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 66-67.

Ravnos

  • Brahman, Clanbook: Ravnos Revised, p. 41.
  • Ravnos antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 70-71.

Salubri

  • Salubri antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 72-73. Valeren, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 121-123.
  • Wu Zao, Wind from the East, pp. 54-55.

Toreador

  • Toreador antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 76-77.

Tremere

  • Telyavelic Tremere, Dark Ages: Player’s Guide to the Low Clans, pp. 132-135 and Libellus Sanguinis II, pp. 61-62.
  • Tremere antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 80-81.

Ventrue

  • Ventrue antitribu, Guide to the Sabbat, pp. 78-79.