Discard what you know. Abandon what you feel.
Honestly, at this point I’m just seeing how far I can take the heart/blood theme before it starts getting stupid. I’m building a world for my dream game, where you can eat the hearts of monsters to gain their powers. It’s as metal as it sounds, but I’m trying to give it a slightly more mystical, spiritual spin. Feel like that’d complement it well, as long as I can avoid it becoming too primal.
Slowly but surely, I’m getting a better grasp on the rhyme and reason of that world.