I am curious as to what everyone thinks about the new explanations behind the vampires. That their insides are venom and they need blood to thin said venom out. I find vampire lore/mythology the most interesting part of the character, as opposed to the romantic/scary/act like a goth that many people associate with the story. I think this is an interesting twist on the traditional vampire tale. The vampire is no longer a damned monster turned by an aggressive attack.
The venom theory could also explain the generally employed concept that vampires are destroyed by sunlight. Obviously battles will generally occur in the sunlight, instead of sunlight destroying the vampire, direct contact with sunlight could slowly heat the venom causing harm.
Perhaps this could be a handicap of the vampire. As opposed to the "reviving/healing/turning" creatures killed in combat, the vampire could also suffer losses after X number of turns, similar to a poison spell.
Just a thought to generate a new disucssion.