Protector_corwin said:It is not that they are stronger..they are intelligent undead just like a lich...and have standard intelligence not some god awful high intelligence
But, they *are* stronger. Inhuman strength, to go with the literal meaning of the word. Plus their abilities and the special stuff that has to be done to kill them and make sure they stay dead.
Intelligence really doesn't figure in. Well, it can - but that all depends on the character and player. I'm sure a vampire can have intelligence as a dump stat; that doesn't make them less of a vampire. The abilities and undead status are really more important, as far as fighting them goes.
And, you rarely ever see a vampire who's a twinkie. I can't really think of any. They are snerts far more often. Why? Well, they're darn tough to kill and have a slew of special abilities, so it's easy to pull the 'you can't kill me' bit. Which really makes fights rather unfun and pointless for anyone facing off with them.
For those to whom the term 'snert' is unfamiliar, I have seen the same actions being called "god moding".