I originally was going to reply to this bit of commenting
, but it's a largely unrelated topic in an old LJ post, and I could feel a longer, more rambly reply inside me, so I'm just going to start a whole new post.
So I'm gearing up for a big Vampire the Requiem chronicle, to start later this year. Before then, I'll be running a solo game of unknown length for my girlfriend. Here are some random musings on Vampire, the various Worlds of Darkness, and whatnot. Hopefully I'll be able to do this without flame wars.
First off, Requiem came out 3 years ago! It really doesn't seem like it. I know there's no way of knowing for sure, but I wonder what's the percentage of people who play VtR versus the people who still play VtM? It seems like there are still a lot of "Oh they killed Masquerade and the new game sucks and it's a shitty knockoff and I'd never play it" people, but perhaps they're just more vocal than the "I'm playing a Mekhet college professor who's spying on the Ordo Dracul for the Carthians" crowd.
Having played VtM for over a decade, I can see why some people were somewhat unimpressed with VtR. I was annoyed to see Malkovians and Ventrue and Diablerie and whatnot the first time I read it. Unlike Mage or Werewolf or Changeling, the new Vampire really wasn't a whole new beast, but a refinement of the old game.( Collapse )
I could ramble on longer about the core mortal World of Darkness line (and I might later) but this is too long as it is.
I don't really have any specific questions, but hopefully something I've said in here sparks a reply out of somebody.