Advanced Search

Corrupting Influence
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Corrupting Influence


Corrupting Influence

Influence can be more than just a Background. It is the way in which vampires exert power over the mortal world through deception, intimidation, blackmail, and the powers of the Blood. Accumulating and maintaining power requires enmeshing oneself into a specific part of the mortal world. A vampire, in short, becomes what she wants to control, rising through the ranks or becoming a power behind the throne of a mortal institution. 

Corrupting Influence is a set of sixteen Loresheets which replaces Influence as a Background. In this way Influence over the Kine becomes a set of useful abilities, customized to a specific subculture or set of institutions. Each ties in with the larger Backgrounds system, as well as with the optional rules for Social Combat in the 5th edition system. These Loresheets are inspired by the Mind's Eye Theatre categories. They are adapted here with the wisdom of decades of LARP experience with this kind of massive subdivision of the Influence Background.

Influence Loresheets include the following spheres of power:

  • Bureaucracy - The machinery of government, a subtle path to unlimited power.
  • Business - The retail and service industries are a vast spectrum of potential tools.
  • Church - Places and institutions of Faith draw the damned like moths to a flame.
  • Finance - Stocks, bonds, and underhanded corporate schemes to defraud the public. $$$
  • Health - Healers of the sick make up a bigger and bigger part of our world each night.
  • High Society - Hobnob, get high, and get catty with the beautiful people.
  • Industry - Bust or organize unions as you seize the means of production.
  • Legal - You may be above mortal law, but the Kine are still beholden to the "justice system".
  • Media - Ever get the feeling the media is controlled by monsters? It's true.
  • Occult - Secret societies engage in the darkest of deeds, but their knowledge is precious.
  • Police - Vampires always enjoy bending those who patrol the night to their will.
  • Political - The heights of obvious power, most are the pawns of vampiric masters.
  • Street - Those who engage in less-than-legal activities often do so at night.
  • Transportation - Moving across the city or blocking others from doing so.
  • Underworld - Vampires love to organize crime, or at least control those who do.
  • University - Institutions of knowledge are a means to secure and alter what is known.
 More from this Title's Contributors
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Copper seller
Community Content
Rules Edition(s)
Publisher Stock #
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
December 23, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on December 23, 2021.