The companion story I was running along with the Bloodlines didn’t garner as much attention as I had hoped. In case you haven’t read it, the story is set in the same universe as the Let’s Play you’ve been (re-)watching here; it’s not just another random story. There’s a fair bit of information that can be inferred about Ghouls and Blood Bonds in there, in case you wanted to get another angle on those topics.
I expanded a three-page background I’d written over a decade ago into a ten-thousand word story. I did this partially as an exercise to see if I could, partially because I’ve always liked this background, and partially because it was topical with the Let’s Play.
Once again I have ended a story with an open-ended non-conclusion. In this case, as the story was based on a background written for a tabletop character, the reason is obvious: the story hasn’t ended because I was about to play through the next part. I didn’t take notes of the actual game (like I said, it was a decade ago, and we never reached a real conclusion anyway), so I couldn’t have written an actual ending based on the play.
I’m kind of frustrated with how my blog’s been going – daily updates isn’t an easy thing to come up with, and my viewership has been declining since I concluded XCOM, so this may be the last narrative/story/non-Let’s Play update for a while.
But anyway, if you haven’t read it but are enjoying the Let’s Play, you should give Blood a gander. You might like it.