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Legacy Articles from Sanguinus Curae (1999-2010)

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Sanguinus Curae started in 1999 as a gathering place for articles about the old World of Darkness and Vampire: the Masquerade, in particular.  The site was the brainchild of Belladonna and Benedira (a.k.a. the Bloodsisters), and it started with their excellent sense of taste and their well-written content.  From there, it grew with user submissions and quickly became the kind of resource I wanted my own gaming site to be.  Their sleek presentation and meaty articles set the bar high - just the way I liked it.  Their performance enhanced mine.

They say that you don't know what you've got till it's gone, but that's not always the case.  I kept an eye on Sanguinus Curae over the years and was glad to be able to refer to it.  As World of Darkness web sites seemed to dwindle away and links started to go dead, it reassured me to see an old internet neighbor was still kicking.  Imagine my surprise and dismay on New Year's Day, 2010 -not long after the stroke of midnight - when I went to look something up and found that Sanguinus Curae had shut its doors.  Being a Hitchhiker's Guide fan, I knew that "So long, and thanks for all the fish!" was final.  So the first thing I did was send an email, because I didn't want their work to fade away from the internet.

And imagine my happy surprise when I was able to get permission from Belladonna and Benedira to repost their considerable content here!  It took more time than I'd hoped, but I was able to integrate all of their articles and I was proud to put my own work among them. I did not edit the Sanguinus files beyond weaving them into the style of this site and I have left their author information intact. I am thrilled to be able to keep their work available and I hope you will enjoy reading it.

Just recently, I was reminded that Sanguinus Curae once offered HTML character sheets for Masquerade that were sleek and well-loved. When asked if I had them, I found that I did but that they had been misplaced in a distant folder so they hadn't been uploaded here. I have made them available at last to complete the archive and to inspire people to post their characters proudly, in whatever fashion they wish.

I will never claim to have created anything that I did not make. I respect the people who were behind Sanguinus too much for that. I left links to the old email addresses of the authors whenever I had them; you can always see if those addresses still work. If you wish to send questions to me, please do, but if I don't have the answer I will let you know.

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