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    Cinder writes about Beast: The Primordial

    Hello everyone, Cinder here. Long story short, I love pretty much all the games written by White Wolf and Onyx Path. Speaking of World Of Darkness, my favorites are Apocalypse and Demon. For the Chronicles of Darkness, the honor goes to Forsaken and Promethean. There's also Scion.

    My most beloved of them all, though, has to be Beast: The Primordial.

    Can't say exactly why, at least not quickly, but its themes, aesthetics and narrative just clicked with me as I was reading the Kickstarter prewiew. Now, Beast is still a young gameline but it had a turbolent life. I loved it from the start, but I'm also one of those who agree that the changes made during the Kickstarter overall improved it a lot. Some of its aspects can be taken the wrong way, some are tricky to play with and the echo chamber of the Web made the game no favors, but I'm of the opinion the game's still solid and beautifully written, a start from which things can only improve.

    By the time I'm writing this, I'm eagerly waiting for the Player's and Storyteller's guides, feeling from what we know they'll really open up the game. We Beast fans are passionate and loyal but, ironically enough, hunger for new content and hope more and more people will eventually come to love this little, beautiful and fearsome game as much as we do.

    In the meantime though, I decided to write a series of post with the hope they'll show people the potential and greatness I see when I look at Beast. It's a self-appointed mission and one I'm aware I can be obnoxious about. When I say that I'm afraid people around here will eventually get annoyed by me not shutting up about Beast, especially since I'm just a random guy, I'm joking but not that much. Being deliberate and conscious about this is only a recent thing, the result of me dealing with some conflicts, ideas and turmoils I have with the game and turning them into a productive impulse. Still, I do believe that, within my rants, there's at least some good to find. Ideas, story hooks and perspectives that might persuade people to give a chance to the game. If that happens, I can live with the reputation of being a nuisance.

    This thread is meant to be the hub thread for my Beast posts. Gonna put a link to this in my signature, hoping that some will click on it and look at what I wrote. I hope they'll join the discussion but, at the very least, they'll see a demonstration of my passion for the game.


    Essays & Game Hacks:

    - 0: About Lessons, Revelations and the Dark Mother. Not a part of my planned series of essays, but the first of the threads I made to rant about Beast. You can see traces of what would happen later here.

    - 1: Beast & Primordial Gnosticism

    - 2: Reconciliation with existence as a Begotten

    - 3: Mythology

    -4: Identity, Family and a little of chronicle building

    More soon!

    Other:

    - Nightmares & Dreamscapes: Incursions from the Primordial Dream. Open thread about denizens and critters of the Primordial Dream. If you have some ideas and want to share them, you're welcome and encouraged to do so.

    - New Family: Irkalla, Nightmare of the End.

    - Klaus & Krampus. My silly Christmas bonus for 2017: the two characters statted as Beasts


    Fiction:

    I also write CoD fanfiction. It's not that good, but I aim to improve. Those I wrote so far are centered on Beast. I posted them around here as well, but the forum is not supposed to used be for fiction posting and makes it a little hard to read, so I personally suggest to check those here, if you're interested
    Last edited by Cinder; 09-07-2019, 09:12 AM.

  • Cinder
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    Oh well, seems you people liked the idea. Thanks everyone, that's quite the encouragement

    That's meant to be a rather chill thread, something to write for when I have some spare time and I'm done with more serious duties and deadlines. It's just that I happen to come up with setting material, pseudo-poems and fairytales about the Dark Mother when I let the mind roam (because of course I do) and thought that I might as well put them on paper.

    I'll keep in mind that so many of you would read that sort of unusual thread

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  • Vent0
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    Originally posted by Cinder View Post
    I'm rather busy lately, for a bunch of reasons that range from tedious to awesome, thus I haven't been able to produce any homebrew.

    Still, I've got an idea I think I can squeeze into my schedule without too many issues: what do you people think of a thread were I'll basically compile short fiction, fake documents and assorted plot hooks about the Dark Mother? I'm thinking of something along the lines of the Clanbooks, Signs of the Moon or the first chapters of the Hunter supplements.

    It's mostly just for fun: I enjoy making those and they'll be a mixture of theories, possibilities and my personal headcanon (or headcanons) about Nightmare Mom I hope you might find entertaining. Besides, I have a bunch of those already clear in my mind.

    Would anyone be interested to a thread like that?
    Where do I subscribe to the newsletter?

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  • Primordial newcomer
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    I fourth this idea. Your reads can be pretty enlightening

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  • Nicolas Milioni
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    Originally posted by Cinder View Post
    I'm rather busy lately, for a bunch of reasons that range from tedious to awesome, thus I haven't been able to produce any homebrew.

    Still, I've got an idea I think I can squeeze into my schedule without too many issues: what do you people think of a thread were I'll basically compile short fiction, fake documents and assorted plot hooks about the Dark Mother? I'm thinking of something along the lines of the Clanbooks, Signs of the Moon or the first chapters of the Hunter supplements.

    It's mostly just for fun: I enjoy making those and they'll be a mixture of theories, possibilities and my personal headcanon (or headcanons) about Nightmare Mom I hope you might find entertaining. Besides, I have a bunch of those already clear in my mind.

    Would anyone be interested to a thread like that?
    Oh man,that's be great.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by Cinder View Post
    Still, I've got an idea I think I can squeeze into my schedule without too many issues: what do you people think of a thread were I'll basically compile short fiction, fake documents and assorted plot hooks about the Dark Mother? I'm thinking of something along the lines of the Clanbooks, Signs of the Moon or the first chapters of the Hunter supplements.

    Would anyone be interested to a thread like that?
    I'm loving all idea of Dark Mother, so for me - more stuff about her, the better. Goooooo, Cinder!

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  • ajf115
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    Originally posted by Cinder View Post
    I'm rather busy lately, for a bunch of reasons that range from tedious to awesome, thus I haven't been able to produce any homebrew.

    Still, I've got an idea I think I can squeeze into my schedule without too many issues: what do you people think of a thread were I'll basically compile short fiction, fake documents and assorted plot hooks about the Dark Mother? I'm thinking of something along the lines of the Clanbooks, Signs of the Moon or the first chapters of the Hunter supplements.

    It's mostly just for fun: I enjoy making those and they'll be a mixture of theories, possibilities and my personal headcanon (or headcanons) about Nightmare Mom I hope you might find entertaining. Besides, I have a bunch of those already clear in my mind.

    Would anyone be interested to a thread like that?
    I would, for one.

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  • Cinder
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    I'm rather busy lately, for a bunch of reasons that range from tedious to awesome, thus I haven't been able to produce any homebrew.

    Still, I've got an idea I think I can squeeze into my schedule without too many issues: what do you people think of a thread were I'll basically compile short fiction, fake documents and assorted plot hooks about the Dark Mother? I'm thinking of something along the lines of the Clanbooks, Signs of the Moon or the first chapters of the Hunter supplements.

    It's mostly just for fun: I enjoy making those and they'll be a mixture of theories, possibilities and my personal headcanon (or headcanons) about Nightmare Mom I hope you might find entertaining. Besides, I have a bunch of those already clear in my mind.

    Would anyone be interested to a thread like that?

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  • ArchonAres
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    I look forward to what you have to write!

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  • Cinder
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    I started writing today. Just wanted to say this might take a little because of a couple of reasons.

    The first is that I haven't got much spare time to write right now (though I still want to do it because I enjoy it a lot and it helps me remain sane), but mostly because I'm trying a different approach where I post the whole essay together instead than in several pieces. It's a big, tough, topic where I feel like having the whole picture together from the start will be the best choice.

    Having said that, I'm going back to work

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  • Cinder
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    Very well, I'll gather my thoughts and start with the planning phase then. Thanks for the encouragement, everyone.

    Originally posted by 21C Hermit View Post
    I’m quoting this in my sig. You can’t stop me! (Of course, I’ll first need to get home ...)
    Damn, I better start running in order to not let that happen. Fast.

    EDIT: You know what? I'll let it pass since your Tzeentch comment the other day reminded I still have the Ahriman omnibus to finish and gave me the excuse to start Book 2.
    Last edited by Cinder; 06-02-2018, 02:55 PM.

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  • 21C Hermit
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    Go buck-wild.

    And.....

    Originally posted by Cinder View Post
    Since I've the physical need to write something that is not related to life obligations of any sort but my creative fuel is burnt out because of those ......
    I’m quoting this in my sig. You can’t stop me! (Of course, I’ll first need to get home ...)

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  • Bunyip
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    Originally posted by Cinder View Post
    Since I've the physical need to write something that is not related to life obligations of any sort but my creative fuel is burnt out because of those, would anyone be interested in reading a Beast essay about my take on Identity, Family, why they matter and how to build a game around those central themes?

    That's something I had in mind for a while that I feel I can still enjoy and write decently even at the moment.
    Go for it!

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  • Primordial newcomer
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    Me too dude

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  • Konradleijon
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    Woo how same as them

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