See also: Clanbook: Nosferatu Revised
Written by: Robert Hatch
Developed by: Andrew Greenberg
Edited by: Ed McKeogh
Layout & Typesetting: Richard Thomas, Sam Chupp
Art Direction: Richard Thomas
Artists: Joshua Gabriel Timbrook, Grant Goleash
Front Cover: Timothy Bradstreet, Grant Goleash
Back Cover: Michelle Prahler
Special Thanks To:

Rob “Visceral Agony” Hatch, for watching his depravity fall prey to the chopping block.
Andrew “Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha” Greenberg, for wielding the meat cleaver with glee.
Wes “It’s Done!” Harris, for taking care of the surveys.
Travis “Deep Pockets” Williams, for letting the ladies dig.
Rene “Sculpting” Lilly, for her four-square plans.
Lyndi “Party Time” McKeeman-Hathaway, for hosting another raucous caucus.
William “Escalation” Hale, for bringing in the SuperSoaker.
Rebecca “Chomp” Schaefer, for taking a bite out of Vampire.
Daniel “Home Alone” Landers, for minding the store while we did Gencon.

Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 1993
Pages: 72
Publication #: WW 02054
Reference #: ISBN 1-56504-064-3
Online: Bullet-rpg
Price: PDF: $6.00

Clanbook: Nosferatu is a supplement for Vampire: the Masquerade, detailing the hideous, deformed Nosferatu Clan, and their information network that keeps them a valuable asset to the other Kindred in spite of their horrific appearance.


From the White Wolf catalog:

Hideously deformed, hiding from the world's eyes in their dank holes, the Nosferatu thrive despite their ostracism from vampiric society. But what are they plotting in their dark caverns? What schemes are brewing in the nether regions of the night? The Nosferatu watch everyone else, but who watches them?
Clanbook: Nosferatu includes:
  • The history of the clan and its true role in the upheavals of the undead
  • 10 sample characters suitable for players and Storytellers; and
  • The horrifying details of the Nosferatu kingdoms under every city.


Chapter One: Abandon All HopeEdit

This chapter tells the tale of a whiny artsy type being vindictively Embraced by an existing Nosferatu Kindred.

Chapter Two: BackstoryEdit

This chapter starts with an excerpt from Claudius Maximus, of Clan Tremere, on the Nosferatu clan. The manuscript is stated to have never been finished, ostensibly due to the final death of Claudius (presumably by a Nosferatu).  The rest of the chapter has some history of the Nosferatu, and a section about the Nictuku.

Chapter Three: SubcultureEdit

This chapter discusses the the Nosferatu clan curse, a memo that gives an insight into the Nosferatu approach to urban renewal, discussion on the types of mortals that are selected for the embrace, merits and flaws, Nosferatu stereotypes of the other clans and supernatural creatures, clan hierarchy, feeding practices, discussion on their spy network, urban decay, Nosferatu ghouls, R&R, scavenger hunts, Nosferatu art, the underground, details on the different sections of Nosferatu warrens, a short story entitled "Night of the Toxic Vampires", and a level 6 power for the Animalism discipline.

Chapter Four: LowlivesEdit

Different character templates are shown in this chapter, as well as an appendix on the who's who of clan Nosferatu: Sergei Voshkov, Prudence Stone, Pusfinger, and the "Bat Child". There is also a character sheet listed in the back.

Background InformationEdit


Memorable QuotesEdit



  • Sergei Voshkov - Servant of Baba Yaga.
  • Prudence Stone - A seer with "Second Sight" that was Embraced after being hanged for "witchcraft".
  • Pusfinger - A typical neonate until he rescued a pompous Toreador (Empedocles) from lupines and thus earned a lifeboon. Rather than claiming one mighty or great boon, Pusfinger drew out his repayment bit by bit to humiliate Empedocles (and unintentionally created grunge fashion by doing so).
  • Bat Child - An unknown Nosferatu, seemingly responsible for all of the "bat child" stories and photographs in trashy tabloids. The Camarilla wants it captured at all costs over fears of jeopardizing the Masquerade.


Animalism (VTM), Cleopatras, Nictuku, Obfuscate (VTM), Potence

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