Mine is GREAT! I love seeing so many cool monsters. I have not gotten to everyone, but I will.
In fact you can still sign up! I am sure I am going to spend the next couple of days going to every site and reading what you all posted. If I am going to run a blog hop and people are going to work to get posts up then you can expect that each and everyone will get my attention.
I wanted to talk about what sort of monsters I like. I have spent this month posting all sorts of monster stats in preparation of this day.
- Wine Nymphs
- The Awakened Golem
- Witch Monsters
I also talk a lot about monsters here as can be seen from my posts tagged Monsters. Now it is natural to assume that I would want to talk about Witches today. Though honestly I don't see witches as monsters. Witches are witches. No in truth my favorite monsters are Vampires.
I have talked more about vampires than pretty much any other monster, maybe even all monsters combined. The vampire is our dark mirror of our times. He can be plague and pestilence, or smooth killer, or even ersatz super-hero. While Edward my not look a thing like Dracula or Count Orlock, he does share more than one quality with the likes of Lord Ruthven or Lestat.
I have talked a lot about Dracula and the subject never gets old to me. Back in the day I had this folder that I had written "Project Dracula" on. It was one of my first attempts at multi-stating a character for more than one system. Near the end of the 90s I had worked him out in dozens of systems.
I would later go on to do the same thing for the real life Countess Erzsébet Báthory. If I have written more about Dracula, Bathory wins in terms of shear number of visits to my site. She fascinated me and horrified me at the same time. I could not imagine the scope of her crimes or even how she got away with it all. I guess in the end she didn't and she got her everlasting youth afterall.
I also spent a lot of time discussing the cheesy horror movie Vampyres. I will not lie, I enjoy the hel lout of this movie. What I like about it is how the vampire has evolved yet again here to be victim and villain. Likewise I have felt the same about Carmilla.
Looking around this blog I seem to have stated up more vampires than I have witches. Oddly enough I have not played all that many games of Vampire. Either the original Vampire the Masquerade or the newer Vampire the Requiem.
If vampires are thing and you also like old-school gaming then might I suggest my free book, The Vampire Class. You can play a vampire character in Basic Era games and it is 100% free and 100% compatible with my new book The Witch.
So what about you all? Do you like vampires? Why or why not? Share your thoughts below!
For me they are the ultimate in Halloween monsters.