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Written by: Dean Shomshak and Ari Marmell.
Vampire and the World of Darkness created by: Mark Rein•Hagen
Storyteller Game System Design: Mark Rein•Hagen
Developed by: Justin Achilli
Editor: Michelle Lyons
Art Director: Richard Thomas
Layout & Typesetting: Becky Jollensten
Interior Art: Mike Danza and Drew Tucker
Front Cover Art: David Leri
Front & Back Cover Design: Becky Jollensten
Overheard: "They're covering my mullet."
Chad Brown
"They fill the cherry pies with magma."
Mike Chaney
"Go home, Ken."
Ken Cliffe
"I thought that was an orc."
Rich Thomas
"Hey, shut up. We're listening to banjo music."
Dean Burnham
"There's a fairy in your booth."
Laura Foutz
Dean's Special Thanks: My special thanks go to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the greatest game supplement ever published, and to all the folklorists whose research supplied inspiration for Blood Sacrifice.
Ari's Special Thanks: To Dean, for having the patience to be a guiding hand on top of everything else he had to deal with, and to George, for not throttling me.
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 2002
Pages: 96
Year: 2002
Publication #: WW 02423
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-222-6
Price: $14.95

Blood Sacrifice: The Thaumaturgy Companion is a sourcebook about blood magic for Vampire: The Masquerade.


Hidden Sorcery...

While the Tremere have potent magic at their command, Hermetic tradition isn't the only source of mystic power. The ancient ways of Egyptian magic, the Sufic trances of the Middle East, sacrificial Hindu rotes and the natural magic of Caribbean craft can all be used affect the modern nights. But what are these thaumaturgies capable of?

Blood Sacrifice: The Thaumaturgy Companion includes:
  • New schools of blood magic, including rituals and paths
  • A multicultural look at a predominantly Western magical style
  • Residuals and anomalies: magic that is unique or waning in the world

While is companion volume, Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy, focused on the Discipline of Thaumaturgy, Blood Sacrifice focuses on other, non-Hermetic forms of blood sorcery. The book features the disciplines of Akhu (Setite sorcery), Dur-An-Ki (Assamite sorcery), Sadhana (Indian blood magic), and Wanga (Vodoun blood magic).

Prelude: VendettaEdit


Introduction: In Vitae VeritasEdit


Chapter One: Akhu - The Divine ImageEdit


Chapter Two: Dur-An-Ki - The Demon-Haunted WorldEdit


Chapter Three: Sadhana - A Meditation Upon BloodEdit


Chapter Four: Wanga - Legacy of the CaribbeanEdit


Appendix: Mysterious WaysEdit

The appendix introduces the Tlacique bloodline and their Mesoamerican blood sorcery Discipline, Nahuallotl, as well as several new rituals for non-Thaumaturgical forms of blood magic. The appendix also introduces the concept of spontaneous talismans: magical artifacts that defy origin and classification.

Background InformationEdit

All page numbers on the table of contents are erroneously given as "XX". (The Prelude begins on page 6, the Introduction on page 10, Chapter One on page 16, Chapter Two on page 32, Chapter Three on page 52, Chapter Four on page 68, and the Appendix on page 84.)

Memorable QuotesEdit





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