I was discussing this topic for a friend’s podcast this morning and thought I’d throw it open here!
Something I enjoy about inhuman or monster protagonists is that they have a clear issue to cope with - dealing with the weaknesses that come with their identity, and/or keeping it secret from the wider world. Monster protagonists can also provide a way of narrowing down focus to a laser beam - the selkie PC of my IF short story Teeth and Ice is fixated on regaining their seal skin, for example.
So, two things I’m interested to hear about:
How much do you enjoy writing or playing inhuman protagonists, and why/why not?
What games - CoG, HG or elsewhere - do you feel portray a monster or inhuman protagonist particularly well, and why? (This could be something like Choice of the Vampire where they’re a monster straight out, or one where the protagonist can become a monster over time like in The Grand Academy for Future Villains