Vampire: The Masquerade

  • Developer: Mark Rein-Hagen Graeme Davis Tom Dowd Lisa Stevens Stewart Wieck Troika Games
  • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing Activision
  • Year: 1991 – 2004
  • Genre: RPG Tabletop
  • Platform/s: Physical game, PC

Vampire: The Masquerade—and all games in the World of Darkness game franchise—provided players with examples of how to incorporate sex and sexuality into their games. Vampire: The Masquerade included options for players to have sexual encounters, generally sex between vampires, and these aren't restricted by gender.

Montreal by Night, a supplement for the game, features a Sabbat group called 'Queens of Mercy', the members of which are gay. They fight straight people, and organise ridiculous rituals.

The digital interpretation of the game, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, features Pisha, a character whose true name is never revealed; the name 'Pisha' belonged to her lover, who died, which reveals her previous participation in a same-gender relationship.

There are also some same-gender flirtation options available to player-characters who are women, including an instance where the player-character can have sex with a same-gender NPC, but same-gender flirtation options are mostly unavailable to player-characters who are men. Player-characters who are women can seduce women in a bar when seeking blood, and can have sex with a same-gender vampire character, as can player-characters who are men. There is one instance early in the game where a man could seduce a male NPC, but the player-character needs a high charisma stat to be successful.

Romero, the gravekeeper, has some dialogue with the player-character where he suggests that he has 'needs' that he would like taken care of. A player-character who is a woman can agree to assist with this, and in an unofficial patch, men were also allowed to respond to the dialogue in the same way.