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    There are a lot of aspects of Werewolf I rarely encounter in real life, so I pull a lot of RPG inspiration from the Non-Fiction I read. I wanted to start a list of books that could be used to understand Garou and the world they live in. (I'll probably post the books as I read them)

    On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman - I have never actually been in war, so I wanted to get a handle on what it is like to take a life. The first part of the book is great because it talks about how disconnected modern society is from death. We no longer personally kill our food. The second part of the book talks about the difficulty soldiers have ending an enemy's life. I found the description of one soldier who kills and the rest who supports the one who kills a great analogue to the Garou/Kinfolk relationship.

    Also, I wonder if Homid Garou have a difficult time killing a human looking Fomori. Banes are inhuman monsters and thus a Homid Garou is less likely to identify with them. Would a Metis or Lupus Garou have the same issue? Also, are there Wolf Fomori? Would a Lupus Garou be affected by killing those? Do Metis have issues killing other Garou in Crinos? Or do all Garou identify with all that share their forms (Lupus, Homid, Crinos)?
    Last edited by wonderandawe; 02-17-2017, 11:13 AM.


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    Not really a book you can read, but Sport Champions for playstation, its archery game gives you an idea how hard practicing to use a bow and arrow can be.


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    • #3
      for some actual books id suggest Kindle unlimited its legal and only costs $10 a month.

      Ive used it to look up all kinds of things like Tarot reading, maintaining a bed and breakfast, beekeeping, and quite a few cookbooks/

      and books on making cheese, and Brewing hard cider (I like the sweeter taste of cider more then I like beer)

      thoughts?


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      • #4
        Since it came up in another thread, The Walking Dead Psychology by Travis Langley (Ed.)


        What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly. That is the first law of nature.
        Voltaire, "Tolerance" (1764)

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        • #5
          As someone who is heavily interested in canine study and research, here are some blogs I follow.

          http://wolveswolves.tumblr.com/tagged/fact A blog about wolves, from photographs to news to just plain research.

          http://why-animals-do-the-thing.tumblr.com While WtA is pretty anthromorphic, this blog goes into debunking a lot of myths about animal behaviour. Great to use for Fera, too. As a bonus, since the blog is also about pets and zoos, you can get a very good image of animal abuse that goes on.

          http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.no/ A blog about the damage pedigree breeding does to dogs. A good way to get an idea how to make dogs creepy to garou, and for side effect for high purebreed in Silver Fangs, or straight up metis deformities.

          http://nativenews.tumblr.com/ While not focusing on canines, this blog is focused on highlighting the issues POCs in America and natives from around the world face. Given the focus on colonialism in WtA, these can add to your story.

          https://scriptveterinarian.tumblr.com/ Questions to a vet about writing.

          http://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/ A good read through on avoiding stereotypes and such while playing/portraying a character that is not your race.

          http://ivar-the-real-wolfdog.tumblr.com/ A less academic blog, but a good read for anyone who wants to get an idea what it takes to live with a high content wolfdog.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Prince of the Night View Post
            for some actual books id suggest Kindle unlimited its legal and only costs $10 a month.

            Ive used it to look up all kinds of things like Tarot reading, maintaining a bed and breakfast, beekeeping, and quite a few cookbooks/

            and books on making cheese, and Brewing hard cider (I like the sweeter taste of cider more then I like beer)

            thoughts?

            I keep going back and forth on Kindle Unlimited. Seems like most of the books I want aren't on Kindle Unlimited yet.


            Are you ready to rage? Discover if you are Brave Enough to fight for the soul of the world.

            The Werewolf: the Apocalypse Quest updates on Mondays. All are welcome to vote.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ana Mizuki View Post

              http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.no/ A blog about the damage pedigree breeding does to dogs. A good way to get an idea how to make dogs creepy to garou, and for side effect for high purebreed in Silver Fangs, or straight up metis deformities.
              Silver Fangs wouldn't be cultivating a pedigree like a breed of dog, though. They'd be keeping wild wolves to wild wolves, based on their descent from Wolf, the Progenitor.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

                Silver Fangs wouldn't be cultivating a pedigree like a breed of dog, though. They'd be keeping wild wolves to wild wolves, based on their descent from Wolf, the Progenitor.
                Yeah, but there is also the inbred thing with them.


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                • #9
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgOrJAi3b5Q WARNING: GROSS/GORY. So, how does a dog bite heal? This can be easily applied to wolves and garou.


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                  • #10
                    I bought 2 books on architecture.


                    One for penthouses, one for upscale farm houses.


                    Looking for something on offices or factorys at a reasonable price.


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