First, a quick note: I’ll be closing comments on the Lasombra page as soon as I post this. As I mentioned previously, I’m going to try to keep to about a week’s time of open development so that I can keep things moving.
Following the vigorous discussion of Clan Assamite for Lore of the Clans, we have Clan Gangrel, written by Ree Soesbee. The link to the Google Doc containing her material is here:
Edit: Link removed now that open development is closed. Thank you!
Ree’s actually about a thousand words under, and she’s admitted that she has room for some more material. I have some ideas of what to fill that space with, but I’m curious what you think. I’ll close comments on this one on Friday, August 1st. I’ll put a big note on the document when I close it so it’s clear.
A few things to keep in mind (and I’ll be repeating these points a lot):
Comments only: Everyone (except me) is restricted to comments only. Some people seem to be able to edit the document, but I’d ask that you do that sparingly. Don’t resolve someone else’s comments or mine, but feel free to discuss whatever makes sense. Please keep it civil, though, even if you disagree.
Keep calm and carry on: This is a preliminary draft. Things will likely change between this draft and the final book. If you see something weird or that you don’t agree with, don’t freak out. Just comment on the concerning area, and I’ll look into it. Certainly don’t give the writer shit for it or claim they don’t know what they’re talking about. There’s a possibility that we have something else in mind and it’s just not coming through.
Substance over style: I’m focusing purely on the content, not punctuation or grammar. That kind of refinement of the material will happen in a later draft. Don’t worry too much about commenting on those concerns, unless something makes the material confusing to understand.
Cards close to my chest: Because I don’t want to bias the discussion, I’m keeping my thoughts on how I want to redline this chapter to myself. I’ll certainly answer questions and help steer conversation away from unproductive avenues, but in general I want to see what you think, not tell you what I think.