“Vampires have existed in various folklore for centuries, appearing as blood-sucking beings that subsist on human hemoglobin. The modern image of a vampire, that of a pale, charismatic human, dates from 1819 with the release of The Vampyre by John Polidori and became famous in 1897 with Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Though vampires have undergone many changes throughout the years, evolving from bloodthirsty beasts to sparkling teenage boys, these alluring villains act as compelling monsters in whatever form they take. In 5th edition (5e), vampires are imagined similarly to Dracula: highly intelligent, charismatic, and cunning.”
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