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Written By: Alan Alexander, Jason Andrew, Matthew Sanderson and Ree Soesbee
Edited By: Genevieve Podleski
Developed By: Eddy Webb
Additional Development: Justin Achilli, Alessandro Kellis, Gabriel Sorrel, and Ian Watson
Creative Director: Richard Thomas
Art Direction and Design: Michael Chaney
Cover Art: Michael Gaydos
Interior Art: Michael Gaydos, Sam Araya, Andrew Trabbold, Rachel Kahn, Forest Immel, Vince Locke, Larry McDougal, and James Denton
Special Thanks
Rich “Skype Crashed Again” Thomas for being a

master of Internet technology.
Justin “Dirty Secrets Was Awesome” Achilli for his metaplot consultation.
Mike “Do It Again” Chaney for enduring the approvals process.
Alan “Punk Sorcery” Alexander, Jason “Nixx Ignatius” Andrew, Matthew “Blame Noah Webster” Sanderson, and Ree “Creepy as Fuck” Soesbee for working with hellishly complicated material that took some hard right turns during the development process.
Genevieve “Is This English?” Podleski for undoing all the mistakes I introduced into the manuscript.
Lisa “Google Spreadsheet” Andrew for her comprehensive research assistance.
The Attendees of Midwinter 2013 and LA by Night for reminding me why the White Wolf community is fucking amazing.
Chuck “Riot Juice” Farmer for giving me just the right drink at just the right time.
Everyone who participated in the open development process for some amazing insights and occasionally crashing my Google Drive documents.

Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Published: 2014
Pages: 170
PDF: Bullet-pdf.png
Price: $16.99

Rites of the Blood is a sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition, published by Onyx Path, detailing the various forms of blood magic used by the Kindred.


From the White Wolf catalog:

In the deepest crimson depths of their being, raw power waits to be brought to the surface. Through their force of will, Kindred can drag this power kicking and screaming into the open to perform miraculous feats and twisted blasphemies. These rituals have been developed to direct and focus this new force, unconstrained by the structure of the known Disciplines. As such, only one word has been seen fit to describe this power that has echoed throughout the ages. Magic.

Rites of the Blood is a collection of rituals practiced among the various Kindred sects and Clans. This isn’t just a collection of powers, but an examination of the sects themselves and how they use their eldritch mystical arts: the Thaumaturgy of the Camarilla Tremere, the bloody rites and patchwork sorcery of the Sabbat, the creepy and alien practices of the Tal’Mahe’Ra, “street” rituals from the Anarch contingent, the sorceries of the Assamites and Setites, the necromancy of the Giovanni, and even some of the mysterious ways of the Inconnu.

Rites of the Blood includes::
A look at how the various Kindred factions view and utilize blood sorcery in the modern nights.
A number of new rituals, Sabbat Rites, and other powers for the various blood sorceries of the Kindred.
Revising and updating more classic VTM blood sorcery material to V20.

The PriceEdit

Introductory fiction featuring voivode Kosczecsyku and his newest acquiry.


Chapter One: The Ivory TowerEdit

Infos about the role of blood magic in the Camarilla.

Chapter Two: The Sword of CaineEdit

Infos about the role of blood magic in the Sabbat, as well as various ritae.

Chapter Three: The MovementEdit

Infos about the role of blood magic in the Anarch Movement, as well as the introduction of Anarch Sorcery.

Chapter Four: The IndependentsEdit

Infos about the role of blood magic among the independent clans, featuring Assamite Sorcery and Setite Sorcery (divided in Akhu, Sadhana and Wanga) and Necromancy.

Chapter Five: The UnusualEdit

Infos about the role of blood magic among the Inconnu and the Tal'Mahe'Ra

Chapter Six: The DamnedEdit

Infos about Infernalism, Dark Thaumaturgy and those who fight it

Chapter Seven: Secrets of the BloodEdit

A list of Paths and Rituals used by the various traditions.

Background InformationEdit

Memorable QuotesEdit



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