Tuesday, April 26, 2011

VtES Trifles (Part 1): Original Quotes

The original Jyhad cards contained a number of quotes from various sources like music, movies or television, but unfortunately in a world of patents, copyrights and trademarks Wizards of the Coast forgot to ask the copyright owners in the first place. And because of these copyright infringements WotC had to replace a lot of the flavour texts on Jyhad cards in the followup expansion Vampire: the Eternal Struggle.

Some examples for these quotes are the following cards:
  • Aaron's Feeding Razor -- "These are my friends. See how they glisten. See this one shine... How he smiles in the light. -- Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd
  • Majesty -- "Bow down before the one you serve." -- Nine Inch Nails, Head Like A Hole
  • Owl Companion -- "The Owls are not what they seem." -- Special Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
  • Hellhound -- "As I started across the broad empty field, I heard the first howling. -- Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
Reference: VtES Usenet Newsgroup.

1 comment:

Ossian said...

I once saw a Jyhad Anarch Revolt autographed by Danny Elfman on ebay.

(non-autographed visual reference: http://vtes.pl/card/38670 )