I saw this truck today on my way to work. I couldn’t get a good look at the driver but I think it was Vampire Hunter D.
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Manifestations of manipulation
A simple lock and key
Entangled in contemplation
Zealous to be free
Trapped, locked up tight in satanic devices
Taking God-given desires, shifting them to vices
But an escape artist am I
Slippery, silent and slick
No knot I can’t untie
No lock I cannot pick
Pinned, bound up fast in your misinterpretation
Trying to find my freedom from the exclusive alienation
Contortions of body, heart and mind
Flexing, bending my way loose
The exit not so hard to find
When you already know the ruse
Fireball or Ice Blast?
Entangling Vines or Tendrils of Darkness?
Healing Touch or Death Grip?
The way in which our characters use magic is more interesting than the magic itself. Fantasy has become so intertwined with magical influences that there is really no way to separate the two without stealing some of the wonder.
A hero is expected to have a magical weapon, and wear armor that makes him nigh invincible. How else could he destroy the evil *insert villain here*.
I have no problem with any of these things, and in fact Delphia is full of such items. Penn, my favorite gnome, would not have made it through the attempted massacre in Shadowmire without the aid of an enchanted axe. Does this make him less interesting? Perhaps if him wielding that axe were the only manner in which I used him. If I handcuffed him to his weapon, then I could see the problem.
What do you think about magic in a fantasy setting?
What do people want from their vampires? The strict lore of what a vampire was, and how a vampire behaved has gone through some vast changes in recent years. I, as well as many others, disagree with a large portion of these changes; however, I do think some changes were needed. I already have my vampire lore established in Delphia, but I would be open to changing the essence if I found a proposal that tickled my fancy. So, how would your vampire look/behave/interact with the world around them? Please, the more detailed the more I can visualize your vampire. Thanks.
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