A friend of mine surprised me in the morning - he had just returned from a business trip to England and had come across the Empire of the Dead rulebook, he thought of me and bought it for me!
Empire of the Dead - by Westwind http://westwindproductions.co.uk/
So I have spent the entire day reading through the book and found myself slowly but surely coming back into the fold of the game again. The book has so much atmosphere that I wanted to make an order for the miniatures right away. Money this month is low once again, so that did not happen. Most of the things that I thought were a bit odd in the Quick Start rules were explained in detail.
While I was very impressed with In Her Majesty's Name, the thing that swayed me back to Empire of the Dead is the fact that it is Gothic Horror and has vampires and werewolves etc. As I wrote in my review of IHMN steam punk is not really my think, but I thought I could make it more gothic horror - I still think the rules are flexible enough to incorporate gothic horror. However the EotD rules are meant for gothic horror and the rules creates that atmosphere better than IHMN.
Of course I'm still to try the full rules in a game, but I have a very good feeling about them. I'm not ruling out playing IHMN at all, but my focus has switched to EotD again.
Let me finish this post by thanking Craig Cartmell (one of the authors of IHMN) who kindly put my blog on his official blog for IHMN.