This was quite the surprise, let me tell you. I was mindlessly scrolling through tumblr when I saw the cover and figured it was a funny photoshop. Then one of my friends let know The Seduction of Goratrix had, in fact, manifested its way to our reality, as a labor of love from LARP and pen-and-paper fans in the New York area. I paid $6.90 to be utterly delighted.
And I was! At around 28 pages, the 7 chapters cover the sexy, sexy beginnings of the Tremere Clan, their hallmark gargoyles, and the Goratrix-Tremere bodysharing. Each chapter is a fantastic study in horror-comedy erotica, with many “wands of power” thrust upon the reader. Any betrayal done by Goratrix is re-interpretated as a secret act of love and devotion. It took less than an hour to finish the story, but I smiled and laughed the entire time. Part of the novelty comes from the Vampire: the Masquerade setting, which is usually pretty hostile to anything sex. Now we have Clan founders getting it on and growing more magical and vampiric while doing so. Overall, a hilarious puff of fresh air among VtM publications, and the perfect read for Pride.
[5 of 5 Stars!]