Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Light City - Dr. Vampire

Dr. Vampire

“Shocked by civilization’s failure to stamp out the curse that causes the lust to kill, young Dr. Rogers deserted his profitable practice to rid humanity of its mad murderers. As Dr. Vampire he casts a grim shadow across the trail of fiends who thirst for warm, red blood!”

Hero Option: The good doctor is a physician that works alongside and police to hunt down vampires (and more often than serial killers that leave a bloody trail). He has a good reputation with the occult community of Light City.

Dr. Vampire

Real Name: Dr. John Rogers
First Appearance: Skyrocket Comics # 1 (1944)
Level 7 Thief
STR 12     DEX 15 (+1)   CON 12     INT 14     WIS 11     CHA 11
5 HD (18 HP)     Saving Throw 9
AC 9 [11]
Attack:  Stake, +3 to hit, 1d6 damage

Special Abilities:
Backstab (+4 to hit, double damage), 5 in 6 Hear Noise, 5 in 6 Read Languages, 5 in 6 Climb, 4 in 6 Find/Remove Traps, 4 in 6 Open Locks, 4 in 6, Hide in Shadows/Move Silently, 4 in 6 Pick Pockets

Villain Option: What if the good doctor isn't so good after all. This version of Dr. Vampire is a vampire himself. He often commits the murder cases he's solving while framing innocents for the crime.

AC 4 [15]      HD: 6    Attacks:  1 Slams (1d6+1) or Bite (1d6, see below)   Special: see below    Move: 12/15 (flying/bat form)

Dr. Vampire can cast the following spell: Charm Person 3/day

As a vampire, he has many special abilities and advantages. He can turn into a bat and has incredible strength. He is immune to damage from mundane weapons. He might be knocked back by a solid hit with a shovel or something of that nature (but it doesn't actually do damage). However, fire affects him just like it would any other man. He also takes 10 points of damage a round when in direct contact with the sun. Holy water can harm him and if presented by someone with conviction (though not necessarily religious conviction), he can be held at bay with a cross. He can be killed if a wooden stake is driven into his heart while in his coffin or by direct sunlight.

Anyone killed by Dr. Vampire's bite will rise as a vampire, unless beheaded. Being undead, he can be resurrected via certain black magics.


  1. Hmm. I like the idea of characters with good guy/bad guy options...!

    1. It's a concept I see used in Mutants and Masterminds books periodically. I dig it too.