You are being hunted. Perhaps not today, or this month. Perhaps not even this year. If you plan on living an existence outside of your primary residence once the sun sinks past the horizon, however, it is likely that you will be the target of a predator far more powerful than yourself. Since the dawn of civilization, the human race has taken solace in its perception of being at the apex of the ecological pyramid: the dominant species on planet Earth. Sadly, this is not the case. Most of the general populace is unaware of the fact that another species has usurped our position of supremacy. Sanguinem potantes, “drinkers of blood,” otherwise known as the vampire. Unfortunately for us, these creatures are as effective as we are at hunting species lower on the food chain.
Despite the inherent physical disadvantages we as humans face against this cunning and powerful adversary, the situation is far from dire. In fact, a combatant trained in the tactics of countering a vampire attack has a high likelihood of success. It is these tactics which I share with you within this site, and expanded upon in The Vampire Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead.
A vampire may not be the type of opponent you can overpower or outrun, but with proper instruction, a well-planned strategy, and a little luck, this is an opponent you can outfight.