Vampires and Vampirism is a phenomenon that can cross over through any genre! They can be MONSTER/BEAST, a kind of ravenous creature. They can be a RACE OR SPECIES, with a culture of their own. They can be a DISEASE, passed on through some strange virus or mutation! Perhaps even something else! In this exercise, you will be creating your own version of VAMPIRES. Create what YOU would like vampires to be in your world or setting. The only "rule" to vampires is that they FEED in order to survive. Most commonly this is blood, but sometimes you hear of things like psychic vampires that feed off energy. The rest is up to your own design! COMMON VAMPIRE TROPES Pointy Fangs Burn in the Sunlight Aversion to Garlic Holy Water is like Acid Hate Crosses Cannot enter a home uninvited Can fly Can shape shift in to a bat Have Charm abilities Super Sexual Are DEAD Sleep in coffins Can't cross running water Stake through the heart to kill Beheading to kill Burn to kill A bite to turn new vampires Kill the sire, and turn underlings back to human Do you need to follow those tropes? NOPE! If you create a BEAST or MONSTER vampire: How are they made or born? Do they breed? Do they have thoughts or think at all? Or just mindless predators? Can they be tamed and used as pets or beasts? Do they spread vampirism? Are they predators? Do they hunt? What is their primary sources of food? How do people view them? Do they fear them, hunt them, worship them? What do they look like? What are their strengths? Weaknesses? If you create a RACE of vampires: How much like humans are they? How do they differ? Do they have children? Can they turn people to vampires? What is their lifespans? What sort of powers or strengths do they have? What is vampire culture like? What are their weaknesses? How do they die? How do the people of the world view vampires? How do they view humans? Are they from this world? How did vampires come to be? If you create a DISEASE of vampirism: How did this disease start or develop? How does it spread? Does it only affect humans? Other creatures? Is there a cure for it? Do the infected become a mindless monster? What sort of things does it do to the body? Make it stronger? Weaker? Don't forget to add in any extra details you want to add!