Vampires are cool. Really, they are. World of Darkness vampires, in particular, will always be the
archetypical vampires for me. But they’re not the most interesting or compelling characters in the World of Darkness. You’ve got the Garou—tribal, shamanistic werewolves fighting to preserve the wild places in a world being overtaken by the hubris of Man and his lust for technology. Mages, who can work wonders on reality itself... but are burdened by Disbelief when mortal eyes look upon such arcane creations, unmaking their limitless power and forcing them to work their ways in secret. Wraiths, expelled from life but still bound to this world by Anchors that must be resolved before they can meet whatever truly awaits them on the other side.
And that’s not even mentioning Hunters, the select few mortals who stare the abyss down with dour, dauntless determination, taking flame and silver blades to the lurking monstrosities that threaten humanity night after night.
It’s a weighty and ambitious request, and with the development pace so far, I’m not expecting we’ll see any of this for several years. But please, CCP, don’t tie us down to just vampires. The larger, darker world around them has too many possibilities to be left unexplored.
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