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A Storytelling game of personal and political horror…

In Vampire: The Masquerade, you are a vampire, struggling for survival, supremacy, and your own fading humanity—afraid of what you are capable of, and fearful of the inhuman conspiracies that surround you. As a vampire, you suffer the pangs of the Hunger, the relentless and terrible thirst for human blood. If you refuse to deal with it, it will overcome your mind and drive you to terrible acts to slake it. You walk this razor's edge every night. This is the original and ultimate roleplaying game of personal and political horror.

Fifth Edition is a return to Vampire's original vision, moving boldly into the 21st century. While the rules have been redesigned, this new edition honors the deep story of the original, advancing the metaplot from where it left off and detailing exactly what has happened in the world of the Kindred up until tonight.

  • As a vampire, struggle for survival, supremacy, and your own fading humanity
  • Suffer the pangs of Hunger, while navigating undead politics and avoiding deadly hunters
  • Honors the history of Vampire: The Masquerade while advancing the story with streamlined 5th Edition rules

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Table Of Contents
Table of Contents



  • A World of Darkness
  • Roleplaying and Storytelling
  • V5 Example of Play

Kindred Society

  • Ancient and Contemporary Outlooks
  • Jyhad
  • The Camarilla
  • Kindred Fashion
  • The Autarkis
  • Endings and Beginnings


  • Clan Disciplines
  • Clan Bane
  • Clan Disciplines
  • Clan Bane
  • Clan Disciplines
  • Clan Bane
  • Clan Disciplines
  • Clan Bane
  • Clan Disciplines
  • Clan Bane
  • Clan Disciplines
  • Clan Bane
  • Clan Disciplines
  • Clan Bane
  • Clan Disciplines
  • Clan Bane
  • Thin-Blood Characteristics
  • Ways Out


  • Time
  • Simple Tests
  • Contests
  • Conflicts
  • Examples of Rolls
  • Experience and Improvement
  • The Golden Rule


  • Character Fundamentals
  • Character Creation
  • The Role of the Storyteller
  • Character, Coterie, Chronicle
  • The Relationship Map
  • Your Human Life
  • Embrace and After
  • Summary Sheet
  • Core Traits
  • Physical Attributes
  • Social Attributes
  • Mental Attributes
  • Willpower
  • Physical Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Mental Skills
  • Beliefs
  • Convictions
  • Touchstones
  • Ambition and Desire
  • Predator Types
  • Advantages
  • Merits
  • Backgrounds
  • Coterie Creation
  • Domain
  • Coterie Backgrounds
  • Types of Coteries


  • Truth and Lies
  • Hunger
  • Hunger Dice
  • Compulsions
  • Rousing the Blood
  • Slaking Hunger
  • The Blood
  • Generation
  • Blood Potency
  • Gifts of the Blood
  • Prices of the Blood
  • Dangers to the Blood
  • You Are What You Eat
  • The Blood is the Life
  • Hunting and Humors
  • Resonance and Experience
  • States of Damnation
  • The Blood Bond
  • Diablerie
  • Humanity
  • The Downward Spiral
  • The Humanity Track


  • General Rules
  • Animalism
  • Auspex
  • Celerity
  • Dominate
  • Fortitude
  • Obfuscate
  • Potence
  • Presence
  • Protean
  • Blood Sorcery
  • Rituals
  • Thin-Blood Alchemy

Advanced Systems

  • Scenes and Modes
  • Types of Scenes
  • Modes of Play
  • Extended Tests
  • Versions of Extended Tests
  • Special Cases and Extended Tests
  • Advanced Conflict
  • Three, Two, Done
  • Additional Conflict Options
  • Movement in Conflicts
  • One-Roll Conflicts
  • Advanced Conflict: Physical Combat
  • Advanced Conflict: Social Combat
  • Systems of the Blood
  • Hunting
  • Kindred Intimacy
  • Compulsion Variants
  • Memoriam
  • Prestation


  • The Feudal ­System
  • Atmosphere
  • Your City by Night


  • Planning a Chronicle
  • Styles of Play
  • Running a Game
  • The Second Inquisition in Chronicles
  • Hunters Hunted


  • Antagonists
  • Mortals
  • Animals
  • Vampires
  • Creatures of Horror
  • Items
  • Gear
  • Conventional Weapons
  • Supernatural Equipment


  • Appendices
  • Appendix I: Standard Feats
  • Appendix II: Projects
  • Appendix III: Advice for Considerate Play