TBM’s Vampiric Bloodline is a great addition for players looking to create a dark hero that’d be right at home in a gothic fantasy setting. Flavorwise this bloodline is a home run. The abilities all take clear inspiration from the classic horror vampire in that they are dark, subtle—and undeniably powerful. Think Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Mechanically this bloodline is balanced and clearly written. The legendary supernatural endurance of the vampire, the monsters iconic shapeshifting, and the manipulations of its dread presence have all been recreated, but evened out by thematic weaknesses exposed in sunlight and a need for blood—given willingly or unwillingly. Notable challenges, but well worth what you receive, and not so crippling that your party will have to wait for you til the sun goes down.