mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
mordicai caeli

  • Mood:
  • Music:


ghouls by white wolf.

in my game i've got a race of...sub-humans? near-humans? i don't want to say demi-humans. lets go with near-human, for the nonce. a race of near-humans called ghouls. now, these guys are graveyard people, more tim burton & klaproth of the necropolis litharge, you know? mike has a certain mister spock thing going on with them, too, which is cute, as well as a healthy peppering of southern gentlemen. to the point: mike picked this book up at the game store, thinking there might be some info to crib for his character. now, white wolf ghouls have precisely diddly-squat to do with my ghouls other than the name. so the book isn't so much help there, but it did make mike want to play a white wolf style ghoul, if a world of darkness game ever rears its ugly head. & you know, i can see his point; i quite like this. you know what else i liked about it? ghoul families. that is one thing that i really enjoy the folks at white wolf doing; taking interesting concepts like the bloodlines, & the ghoul families, & rather than "last prince of a dying race"ing them as they used to be in the old wod, they leave plenty of room for expansion. now, the subject content is pretty mature, with rape & incest as reoccurring themes, which makes me curious of the context, but you know, it is the horror genre. & it doesn't seem exploitative, which things like this can easily be, especially to women. there is an "oh fuck" element to the world of darkness, though, no use pretending there ain't. & ghouls have tended to be the place where it comes up. which is interesting, isn't it?
Tags: books, wod

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.