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  • Because it's a totally different setting, on many levels. Simple as that. Everyone could have their own preferences of which they like better, but it's undeniably not the same setting....
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  • I get the reasoning that those things could lead to catharsis, yes. But I always found the notion that the game's primary goal should be always that, above all else, awfully pretentious. Hand-in-hand with the notion that the moment you're stepping out of that, of playing to suffer (ok, for your character to suffer), you're "playing vampions", or "D&D with vampires", or some other bs like that. With the implication, of course, that it is also some lesser style of playing, not worthy to the lofty heights of "trv roleplaying".

    Unfortunately, this kind...
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  • That's more-or-less why I'm saying that, for me, WoD isn't a pure (personal)horror game/universe. For me, it's dark urban fantasy, with strong horror themes between the gamelines. I love me some horror, but I couldn't care less for the übergrimdarkholypersonalhorror style of playing, to be honest and it always irked me to no end. Incidentally, Wraith never appealed to me, at all. It interests me only as background stuff for crossovers.

    Ultimately, I think this is/was/will ever be the biggest conflict in the WoD fandom, including writers. Requiem and V5 (and revised, to a lesser extent)...
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  • Regarding the non-personal points, I'm inclined to agree. To be honest, I'm absolutely ambigious about Justin Achilli's work on Vampire.

    - I loved Revised as a whole and I believe, to this day, that the Revised corebook was the best VtM corebook (with V20 being close second, but its place and intention is different). I also loved the visual style of Revised the best and also the dark and gritty style all-in-all, including the writing.

    - However, I absolutely despise the holier-than-thou, badwrongfun-bashing, condescending attitude some of the Revised books had (particularly,...
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  • Funny, since he developed Anarchs Unbound, IMO the best Anarch book out to this day....
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