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Vorzan the Pseudo-Vampire by mjarrett1000 Vorzan the Pseudo-Vampire by mjarrett1000
This is Vorzan, a Pseudo-Vampire, whom Joanna encountered in the "Joanna's Oerth History, Part 2" ( mjarrett1000.deviantart.com/ar… ) in the chapter "The Haunting of Brede".

Pseudo Undead were a race of creatures introduced in 1st edition AD&D in the Monster Manual 2. They are creatures who have evolved to appear like various undead, but lack any of their undead powers or weaknesses. Pseudo Vampires are particularly fun to DM because most are wizards who can simulate the powers of real Vampires (spells like Gaseous Form and Polymorph Self) yet have none of the vampires weaknesses. So much fun seeing the players freak out when none of their usual vampire killing attacks work.

"The Haunting of Brede" was an adaptation of an adventure found in the 1st edition supplement "Book of Lairs", which is probably my favorite AD&D supplement. Lots of great adventures in it that you can insert into any campaign.
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staino Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
This picture make me happy. Pure old-fashioned vampire Blah!!!! :thumbsup: :D
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mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
=D (Big Grin) 
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thefooltouchstone Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very good drawing of a Vampire...but "pseudo-undead", really?  I do not actually recall this type of monster from my AD&D "daze"...and I am glad! Mr Gygax and company could pretty silly from time to time...
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silverray42 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
So are these guys the goths of Ravenloft?
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Y-O-D-H Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the concept. All he needs is an amulet to make him appear to be undead to divination spells such as detect undead. Silent spell and still spell would help him complete the illusion.
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mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yeah, he had all that. The PC's were pissed that nothing they tried worked on him and claimed I (the DM) was cheating and being unfair that I made a "super-vampire". Wizards with the right equipment and spells can wreck havoc on PC's who are a lot tougher than they are.
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Y-O-D-H Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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karaokecowboy76 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When did you hammer this one out? Im certain I've never seen it before. He looks awesome! There's just one thing missing... Joanna!!!!!!
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mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Did it today. I'm in the mood to do a series of sketches detailing the Joanna's past lovers or other men who were described in her history, and you mentioned Vorzan yesterday so I did him next. Anyone else you'd like to see? I'm on a roll.
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