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abdul666lw21 Jun 2012 1:53 p.m. PST

Hellsing is a Japanese 'vampire hunters' epic declined in three supports: a manga, a TV animated series and an original video animation. A rich, *unconventional* setting and an exciting storyline: the top agent of the British 'anti-vampires' ('anti-evil', more generally) secret organization, Alucard link is none else than Dracula himself! The primary enemy, Millenium link is a Nazi organization, creating artificial, practically remote-controlled vampires -but an old, chivalrous werewolf fights for it. The Vatican, its position ambiguous to start with, eventually launches an anti-episcopalian crusade…

Given that 'Horror' games can be set in the 18th C.,
in the Colonies
but in Old Europe as well
not to speak of the weird encounters not rare in 'pirates' games
given that successful commercial rules were successfully adapted to the 18th C.
and other could easily be
TMP link
and finally that some 'Lovecraftian' commercial games are designed from the start to the period
'A touch of Evil'
'Carnevale' ….

as part of general suggestions about Horror gaming by Lace Wars times' link I developed a few preliminary ideas about transposing Hellsing to the period.
Without zeppelins locations have to be changed: I suggested to base the Hellsing Organization in Vorlund, the equivalent of Austria in the mythical continent of Pangaea link : a country suitably close to Transylvania, and with already a rich 'supernatural' background link ; the general location suggests to have Millenium as a secret Hussite successor sect… These flights of fancy / ranting are developed here: link

Hope a few readers will be intrigued, perhaps interested.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2012 3:03 p.m. PST

I loved Hellsing but the name – Alucard? Little transparent, yeah?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2012 3:08 p.m. PST

BTW, I like very much the idea of "Lace Horror". There was that good book about Napoleonic era vampire hunting called The Twelve set amidst the 1812 invasion of Russia. The author's name escapes me. It's slightly outside the 18th Century but game-able in many respects. And West Wind has numerous suitable figures.

Mr Pumblechook21 Jun 2012 3:55 p.m. PST

"I loved Hellsing but the name Alucard? Little transparent, yeah?"

It's traditional. Every vampire, no matter how intelligent, has the delusion that no-one will recognise their name spelt backwards.

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian21 Jun 2012 4:43 p.m. PST

To be fair, he's one of the few vamps who can even try to get away with the backward name trick. I mean, consider the other possibilities. Utarefson? Yenrav? Drawde Nelluc?

Although Eemsener really isn't any more obtrusive than her real name.

At least he isn't an implausibly powerful alien who thinks a pair of eyeglasses makes him look like a completely different person.

Paint Pig21 Jun 2012 5:41 p.m. PST

Another haul of interesting links, thanks Jean L

abdul666lw22 Jun 2012 5:27 a.m. PST

"I loved Hellsing but the name Alucard? Little transparent, yeah?"

Since I changed the names, for him I suggested Anculard (even more transparent, but in French only evil grin)

abdul666lw10 Jul 2012 3:48 a.m. PST

Possibly inspirational: another Alucard, this one in quasi-18th C. clothes:


(from the video game Castlevania link set in the 'tricorne' era) -for Hellsing the cloak should be blood red lined black, coat lined blood red -> collar & cuffs and blood red tie,

and a possible painting guise for Victoria Seras:



('Cassandra' from the video game Soul Calibur III link -for Hellsing royal blue tie & ribbons; Reaper link Whitney,

converted with a hunting dagger, a one-hand held de Saxe's Amusette and garters, should be appropriate.

abdul666lw10 Jul 2012 5:37 a.m. PST

Btw, for those intrigued by the idea of setting Fantasy / Horror games in the 18th C.


Austrian Grenzer facing Frederick's Free Corpse Frankenstein (from link )

from link

more there: link.
and several relevant links are gathered there: link


(from link)

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