I'm looking to try my hand at a Vampire team sometime in the near future. Though I have the theme in mind, I'm not sure on which branch of the theme to pursue. I also read Coach's article on starting teams, and am thinking of using the following build: 3 Vamps 8 Thralls 4 Rerolls Denny the Apo (after all, where else are all the vampires going to go after a game but Denny's) With 20k in the bank, I'm halfway to my next thrall... thinking of getting another thrall, then saving for another vamp. As far as the theme goes, I'm of two minds about which of Dumas' works to turn to. I could either go with the Musketeers' Saga (there's one character in particular I wouldn't mind failing bloodlust on), or The Count of Monte Cristo. The vamps are the protagonists, though I'll have to wait a bit for d'Artagnan to make his appearance, while the antagonists and foils will be thralls. Now, the key is controlling my own Bloodlust during the match and I'll see how things go. Any suggestions on playstyle or possible characters to use?