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V5: The Embrace


This product introduces a new step of character creation in Vampire the Masquerade: 5th Edition - The Embrace. Each player chooses the type of the Embrace that their character underwent, using that knowledge to inform their roleplay of undeath and their relationship with their sire. The choice of Embrace Type can be purely for story reasons or it can have mechanical benefits and drawbacks; each Embrace Type grants certain Merits and Flaws.

In addition to the 21 Embrace Types described, this product contains systems for performing and surviving the Embrace, giving players a mechanical structure for creating their own childer.

Accident. Your Embrace was a complete accident - your sire never intended you to become a vampire.

Best Friends Forever. You were a mortal with a vampire BFF who wanted to spend eternity with you.

Brood. Your sire Embraced freely, gathering you as part of a brood of childer.

Coerced. You forced your sire to Embrace you, kidnapping, blackmailing, or manipulating them

Collection. Your sire chose you for your beauty, talent, or some other quality and added you to their gallery.

Empowerment. Your sire wanted you to be able to defend yourself against a world full of undead monsters.

Experiment. Someone - perhaps you - performed your Embrace as part of an experiment of the powers of Blood.

Made to Order. It's simple - your sire made you to eat, like a mortal prepares a meal.

Mystery. You don't remember your Embrace or know who your sire may be.

Possession. Your sire wanted to claim you as their own - down to your very veins.

Random. There was no rhyme or reason to your Embrace - you were simply plucked at random from the mortal throng.

Recruit. You were Embraced to serve as a new member of a sect, a coterie, or to further your sire's personal goals.

Rescue. Your Embrace was performed to save you from death.

Revenge. The Curse of Caine was laid on you as a punishment.

Reward. Your long service as a ghoul or as a useful mortal tool was rewarded with vampirism.

Romance. You and your sire were in love - or as close an approximation of it of which your sire was capable, at least.

Sacrifice. A mortal cult offered you as sacrifice to your sire's hunger or someone paid their debts to your sire by offering your life.

Scourge. You were created and deployed to Frenzy and murder your sire's mortal enemies.

Shovelhead. The Sabbat drained you, Embraced you, and buried you in a shallow grave to act as their cannon fodder.

Stolen Childe. Someone else wanted to Embrace you, but your sire got there first just to spite them.

Timeless Pursuit. You were Embraced to grant you eternity to pursue some lofty goal.

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Miguel Ángel S May 24, 2022 1:24 pm UTC
I can't find "Rescue" embrace. I'm missing something?
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Vesper B May 24, 2022 2:24 pm UTC
Thank you for bringing this to my attention - the new file has been corrected to include the Rescue Embrace!
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Miguel Ángel S May 24, 2022 5:55 pm UTC
Glad to help! Nice work, btw ;)
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