An ad in the back of World of Darkness: Chicago and World of Darkness: Armory contains the following quote from Chapter 4 of Frankenstein:
“Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay?”
Rumours, of course, abound about how this fourth main product line will develop. Personally, I would have thought that it would have worked better as a subset of World of Darkness, much like ‘Ghost Stories’ or ‘Antagonists’, which would make these created monsters into antagonists and protagonists. Instead, these Prometheans join Werewolves, Mages and Vampires as a player species. I guess that just leaves space for the resurrection of Wraith really.
So what kind of creatures are Prometheans? I guess the field is wide open, but it’s best to begin with Frankenstein’s Monster, as this is where all the teaser material is coming from. So, creations by mad scientists like sentient robots? Creations by occultists, like golems? Perhaps even spontaneously awakened inanimate objects, like the university in ‘Mysterious Places’ or the car in ‘Christine’? Or what about possessed items, like Ash’s hand in ‘The Evil Dead’ trilogy?
In short, nobody knows anything, and it’s all speculation. But it’s fun to speculate, isn’t it?
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