The chat with the new Vampire developer just had some interesting things to say in the chat. I wanted to post this part which I really felt good about:
Soonmot (Dec 21, 2004 4:30:38 PM)
Going off of that "non-Western" statement, are we going to have another Kuei-Jin, or will all vampires have the same sort of supernatural background, whatever that may be?
Will Hindmarch (Dec 21, 2004 4:32:17 PM)
Without being able to see the future, my answer is this: All vampires the world over are, at their core, the same creatures. That said, take a look at the Aswang, I think it is, in World of Darkness: Antagonists. That's a great example of another culture's vampire myth adapted to the World of Darkness. For player-character vampires, though, I plan to have all the world's undead...
Will Hindmarch (Dec 21, 2004 4:33:07 PM)
be different breeds of the same stock. Bloodlines: The Hidden, for example, has vampire lineages from all over the world. One day I hope to exaggerate the way that's done (in an optional system), but generally, all vampires are the same kind of monster.