Saturday, 14 September 2013

The League Of Extraordinary Draculas

Kim Newman on appropriating characters and plots, particularly vampires but plenty of others, in his Anno Dracula series and elsewhere.

I’ve talked about using Dracula or a similar fictional superstar before. Of course, at the moment there are four or five spins on Dracula coming to TV and films - enough that everybody at the table could play a version of him.

Obscure gamer footnote - Newman’s heroic vampire Genevieve is also lifted from another text. She first started out in Drachenfels, a Warhammer novel he wrote as Jack Yeovil. Which is itself full of odd references.

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