Now Available: V5 Cults of the Blood Gods!

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Now available in PDF and print from DriveThruRPG: Cults of the Blood Gods for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition!

When you have already experienced death, why have faith? 

If you accept that you and everyone like you is cursed by God, why cling to His word?

When you return from the other side as a blood-drinking monster, what purpose serves belief?

Kindred build and are drawn to faiths for myriad reasons. The exertion of power over a flock. Satisfying their Hunger and their Beasts. Elevation of the self. Reassurance of the possibility of redemption. A grand plan they forged or that was bestowed upon them by secret masters.

While some vampire cults span the globe hiding in plain sight, others are fringe faiths with morbid practices and ancient conspiracies lasting centuries. Others such as the incestuous Clan of Death and the malignant Church of Set — arguably the largest vampire cults of all — believe in a destiny that will enable them to impose their wills on the world of the living and the dead.

Whether for power, salvation, or transcendence, all Kindred cults wallow in blood. They shed it in sacrifice, demand it of their followers, and exalt in it in unholy baptisms proclaiming their divine glories.

These cults dedicated to blood gods are among the most insidious, damning sects of Kindred, and tonight they approach their apex of power. 

Cults of the Blood Gods includes:

  • An in-character breakdown of the rise of esoteric beliefs among the ranks of the undead and how faith drives many of the major aspects of vampire culture.
  • A host of religions — from historic theocracies and globe-spanning conspiracies to fringe cults and mortal beliefs arising in the modern nights — introduced for incorporation into your character backgrounds or as supporting casts and antagonist groups in your chronicles.
  • The history, structure, and ambitions of the Hecata, the vampire group known as the Clan of Death, as well as a chapter dedicated to playing a vampire among the Necromancers, and the rituals for their signature Discipline: Oblivion.
  • Guidance on how to use ecclesiastical horror and construct cults in Vampire, making them a vivid backdrop for your own stories, including new coterie styles focused on cult play.
  • Faith-based story hooks and a full chronicle centered on the activities of the Hecata, involving walking corpses, ghosts, ready-made characters, and the secrets of the most twisted family in the World of Darkness.
  • New Loresheets, Backgrounds, and Predator types for inclusion in your chronicles, encouraging player characters to engage fully with the material presented in this book. 

Sales

DriveThruRPG’s New Year, New Game sale runs for another 12 days, with nearly 50 Onyx Path products at up to 50% off!

The Jackie’s Dreaming bundle continues at Bundle of Holding, benefiting Jackie Cassada’s widow Nicky Rea.

Kickstarter Update

Onyx Path’s next Kickstarter will be a Scion 2nd Edition two-in-one: Scion: Dragon and Scion: Masks of the Mythos.

Did you miss one of our previous Kickstarters? The following Kickstarted products are still open for preorders via BackerKit:

Community Spotlight

The following community-created content for Scarred Lands has been added to the Slarecian Vault in the last week:

The following community-created content for Realms of Pugmire has been added to Canis Minor in the last week:

The following community-created content for Storypath has been added to the Storypath Nexus in the last week:

  3 comments for “Now Available: V5 Cults of the Blood Gods!

  1. Del
    January 13, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    maybe not the place to put this. however, are there any plans to do an M20 Tarot Deck? I’ve been hoping it would of been a stretch goal along the way of the M20 KSes, so far no luck.

    Thanks,

    Del
    Backer and fan of cWoD.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      January 13, 2021 at 5:53 pm

      There’s not really much need to update the existing Mage Tarot deck, which can be found here: Mage: The Ascension Tarot

      • Del
        January 13, 2021 at 7:10 pm

        from a rules perspective I agree. could always bring it in line with the M20 layout and art direction however. and surely there is some typo or clarifications that could be made to the existing documentation within the 2eR Tarot. Also, you guys did a Tarot for 1e and 2eR. Just feels right do it for M20 as well.

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