Well I posted the Vamps before reading Beth, Jill, and Eric's comments... guess I should check mail before firing off my own. :-) This post is not intended to defend "my" DC or my actions, but to raise questions. I did make some comments on the beginning of the Vamp post, so there is no need to re-cover that territory. Vampires hold many different places in different mythos. I do not advocate creation of a monster just to be twisted nor do I believe we can simply import a monster from occult background. HOWEVER... The issue of the vampire is a good one. Will there ever be any more DC's show up? and what will be the criteria for their approval by the AFC et al? I agree with Eric that there are many possible lessons to be presented and much decipleship possible from vamps... and other DC's yet to be discovered. Nathan.