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  • Second Chances
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    Added some more resources. Predators, from Forsaken, talks plenty about Spirits, Hosts, and Claimed, along with some other weird shit. The Sundered World isn't directly about Beasts, but it contains some of the most terrifying spirits out there in the form of Pageans. You may want to make Kinship Nightmares with them. I know I would.

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  • Paradim
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    Originally posted by FallenEco View Post

    I dont know what happened to it but it took proverbs like "All that glitters is not gold" and made a monster out of it. That one in particular felt like it could be a Beast Rampant , as it feed upon the greedy who attempted to seek the wealth it 'had'.
    Why do you say that?

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  • Second Chances
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    I forgot to include the Horror Recognition Guide from Hunter, so I have updated the first post.

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  • FallenEco
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    Originally posted by Daigotsu Max View Post

    Wow, I had never heard of that book. Doesn't even look like it is available on Drivethru. Weird.
    I dont know what happened to it but it took proverbs like "All that glitters is not gold" and made a monster out of it. That one in particular felt like it could be a Beast Rampant , as it feed upon the greedy who attempted to seek the wealth it 'had'.

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  • nofather
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    It's not a Chronicles of Darkness book but I'd really recommend Stephen Asma’s On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears. It's in the Inspiration section in Beast's core and upon reading it you would immediately see that it had a huge impact on the formation of Beast, including the formation of the Families and the overall raison d'etre.
    Last edited by nofather; 01-18-2017, 07:02 PM.

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  • Daigotsu Max
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    Originally posted by FallenEco View Post
    I was confused that Proverbial monsters didn't make that list.
    Wow, I had never heard of that book. Doesn't even look like it is available on Drivethru. Weird.

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  • Dusksage
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    Ok, just wasn't sure of the full extent of the list's parameters.

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  • Second Chances
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    Originally posted by Dusksage View Post
    Hmm....Maybe there should be a referential catagory? Supernal and Abyssal entities make up the majority of Summoners, but it's Outsider section is fantastic and great for all settings.
    Maybe. I could be swung either way, although the entire thing is really a reference section. I'm just pegging off the books that contain unique monsters in them, hence Summoners, Night Horrors, and War Against the Pure.

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  • Dusksage
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    Hmm....Maybe there should be a referential catagory? Supernal and Abyssal entities make up the majority of Summoners, but it's Outsider section is fantastic and great for all settings.

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  • Second Chances
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    Originally posted by FallenEco View Post
    I was confused thathttp://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Proverbial_Monsters"] Proverbial monster[/URL]s didn't make that list.
    Limited brain power and a non-encyclopedic memory of WW's books. It'/ going on the list tomorrow, along with Skinchangers, Inferno, Immortals and the Night Horrors books. I may also toss Summoners in there too.

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  • FallenEco
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    I was confused that Proverbial monsters didn't make that list.

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  • Dusksage
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    Good idea, totally forgot about Innocents. Should be also throw in Book of Spirits, Book of the Dead, and Inferno in there for good measure? Beasts don't exclusively deal with them like Werewolves/Sin-Eaters/anyone unfortunate enough to run afoul of them respectively, but they do cover them in a way that's very universal and would allow Beasts to still explore some of the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of the Chronicles of Darkness? (plus CofD Core also has the God Machine Chronicles in it so all the main info on the God Machine and it's Angels are already a part of the list.)

    OH! And add Damnation City, that would work wonders for setting up the Hive even with just Beasts and Fortean Horrors present.
    Last edited by Dusksage; 01-17-2017, 09:45 PM. Reason: Almost forgot Damnation City! *facepalm*

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  • Second Chances
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    That's a good point. The books that were Add-Ons for Beast were Antagonists, Glimpses of the Unknown, Mysterious Places, Mysterious Roads, & Urban Legends. I'll add them to the lists, and I'm also going to include Innocents, since child characters and NPCs seems to show up with surprising regularity in Beast.

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  • Dusksage
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    I would recommend adding some Blue Book material related to unique monsters and locations. I know some were listed as part of the Kickstarted add ons, but can't remember exactly what they were called.

    I say this because Kinship, and discovery play a large enough roll in Beast even before adding crossover elements. So having books that showcase just the general weirdness you can do with the score setting, or even just including the WofD Core specifically for it's Horror creation section, would be a good resource for budding STs.

    EDIT: Completely overlooked that you put CofD on the list already. Still recommend some of the setting and antagonist Blue Books from 1E though.
    Last edited by Dusksage; 01-17-2017, 04:38 PM. Reason: Oops

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