February 7th, 2021

Running #Vampire: Thaumaturgy—The Devil's Bargain

A light dive into Thaumaturgy (or Blood Sorcery, if you prefer), the vampiric Discipline of making up magic shit with your blood!

Thaumaturgy's one of the most popular Disciplines among Vampire players for the simple reason that it's flexible and powerful. Learning Thaumaturgy opens the door for a character to develop a very large range of abilities, combined with ritualized practices that can subvert the traditional weaknesses of the Kindred. What's not to enjoy?

Cover for "Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy" sourcebook
Cover for "Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy" sourcebook

Like all Disciplines, Thaumaturgy is part of the vampiric condition: It is a power that makes it easier to be wicked. Just like Auspex lets you steal people's secrets, Dominate lets you force people to do things, and Potence encourages you to solve your problems with force, Thaumaturgy gives you powers that let you weasel out of many of the usual problems of being undead. Deflect wooden stakes! Increase the power of your own vitae! Steal blood from people without needing to bite them! And so much more!

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