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  • #46
    Is it bad that the first thing I thought of was Garth Marenghi?

    What would his Horror be, space broccoli? A giant wasp? A whisk...to the neck? An angry Scotsman?
    Last edited by Geckopirateship; 10-25-2016, 03:38 AM.

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    • #47
      @ajf115 milo v3 thanks^^ Mouth of Madness was actually one of the inspirations for coming up with the character (was meant to be a PC first, but I like it better as a plot hook)!
      Geckopirateship I have to admit I hadn't heard of Garth Marenghi up till now, but that would be another way to go, of course xD


      There were many construction sites in the City recently, the whole landscape changed. Nobody really paid too much attention to it. However, ever since the new mall And museum Were opened, Something Disturbing has happened: Unchained Register as kin! The Demons feel the god machine's chokehold tightening, while the city ' s Beasts contemplate what family means if it can be toyed with like that. Neither is happy with the new Status quo, and both keep distrusting each other while trying to undo what happened - or do they?

      A beast has fine missing. Since your brood had friendly ties, they Start searching, only to be shocked when finding him. That he is completely catatonic isn't even the worst: he doesnt Register as a beast anymore. There is no familiar Horror, just emptiness. Then, another beast on the same state appears. Feeling more threatened by this than simple death, you Wade through the up-starting rumours to find the culprit, and deal with them Accordingly. Your Main leads: some willworkers are good with souls. Maybe one of them has managed to apply their craft to the Horror, too? Why would he Hunt down Beasts like that?
      Alternatively, word has it that there is a new beast in town. They call him Kin-slayer, Devourer. Supposedly, he was a hero who got devoured, or simply really insane. Some say his Horror is different, from so deep that it does not belong to any one family with a very special hunger. Whatever the reason, he Hunt Beasts to devour their horror, leaving an empty Sack of meat behind.
      Last edited by Wormwood; 10-26-2016, 08:36 AM. Reason: No doublepost

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      • #48
        Idea for Fiction Material: A homecoming story involving two best friends who are tragically placed on opposite sides of a war when one of them turns out to be a Beast and the other is a Hero. Just as the young Hero is realizing the truth about monsters, he gets injured in a car accident and his hospitalized. While he's in a coma, his friend begins to realize his own nature and is approaching the time of his transformation. He even comes into contact with a Brood who seem happy to accept him into their fold. While he's coming to grips with the situation, his friend awakens to find they've spontaneously manifested psychic abilities and have begun to heal from their wounds in record time. Perceiving themselves as a super hero, they set out to bring down the monsters of the city, starting with the son of a bitch who hit him with a car!

        Unfortunately, the driver of said car is none other than a member of his friend's potential new Brood, and during the initial attack, the two friends reunite on bad terms. The young Hero is shocked to find their friend in the company of monsters and even more shocked to hear them trying to stop him from delivering justice! He realizes that his friend is one of them and turns his powers on him in outraged.

        The fight concludes with the accidental death (or perceived death?) of the Hero, despite the young Beast's attempt to save his life. Despondent over being unable to save their childhood companion, the Beast confronts their Horror later that night and accepts their offer to take away their pain. That night, they become a true Beast, joining the very Brood responsible for their friend's descent into madness.


        Side Note: Although they're pretty sure they watched him fall onto a piece of rebar and get impaled, the Hero's body mysteriously vanishes. They would go on to become a recurring threat in future stories, as their powers continue to refine themselves over the years.
        Last edited by Nyrufa; 01-15-2017, 02:28 PM.

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        • #49
          48) Something catastrophic struck the city and surrounding areas. No one is sure quite what, but the incident (or the terror it caused) made the whole region into a patchwork of Chambers... and dropped everyone into them. Worse, no one seems to be able to actually leave the Primordial Dream. Now the Hive members find themselves impromptu kings/queens of this new domain - ensuring the survival of their new tenants/prey.
          Last edited by Vent0; 06-09-2017, 08:47 AM.


          Malkydel: "And the Machine dictated; let there be adequate illumination."
          Yossarian: "And lo, it was optimal."

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          • #50
            49 (not counting the fiction hook) ) IRL The Dark Kingdom was a planned Disney park dedicated to the disney villains that was never actually made, but in the CofD, they built it alright and somehow it exists in the physical world and the Primordial Dream at the same time. The Disney corp often hires young begotten from the Florida area to work at the park, the fact that park guest assume their horrors to just be REALLY good costumes and animatronics doesn't change the fact that feeding is easy in the park (and the beasts are paid for doing it).

            Alas, a band of heroes has shown up at the Dark Kingdom and the Disney corp has hired your brood to take care of things before they turn messy and public.


            My Savannah Setting for CofD can be found here

            My heroes as monster tamers rules for BtP can be found here

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            • #51
              50) It's Mother's Day, and the Brood returns to their communal Lair to find a normal looking, but unnerving and vaguely familiar, woman completely at ease there waiting for them. She claims she is the Dark Mother, and is expecting her present. Is she for real, or is this an elaborate joke? Dare the Brood test her? And what gift could they possibly bring her if they don't?

              51) Halloween is a few weeks away. Powerful members of the local communities of Kin have come to the Brood with an offer: all manner of riches, help against Heroes, and favors in exchange for... acting as hosts and intermediaries for this year's cross-supernatural Monster Mash Ball. [Fill in follow-up plot hooks based on complications as desired]
              Last edited by Vent0; 06-13-2017, 08:48 PM.


              Malkydel: "And the Machine dictated; let there be adequate illumination."
              Yossarian: "And lo, it was optimal."

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Vent0 View Post
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                51) Halloween is a few weeks away. Powerful members of the local communities of Kin have come to the Brood with an offer: all manner of riches, help against Heroes, and favors in exchange for... acting as hosts and intermediaries for this year's cross-supernatural Monster Mash Ball. [Fill in follow-up plot hooks based on complications as desired]
                51a: The local hunt club is celebrating one of their oldest member's birthday in another part of the same neighborhood, which may or may not be a problem for the Brood attending the monster mash, except the three idiot charmers they sent to pick up the cake are having some bloody hilarious trouble at the bakery...

                51b: Catering for a bunch of vampires and high Primal urge werewolves will be quite a task...

                51c: The Brood needs to help some vampires kidnap the DJ for tonight, who couldn't take the gig because he is booked at a nightclub owned by the Russian mafia/The Ashwood Abby.

                51d: Turns out the reason slutty costumes are so big on Halloween is because of the monster mash, this is THAT kind of party, probably best not to use the ladies of the evening as the catering for the vampires and high urge werewolves.

                51e: A group of drunk monsters get into a argument about how THEY would have handled the situations in various horror movies about their splats.

                51f: A young trick r treater dressed as little red riding hood goes through an early first change after showing up at the party house for candy, werewolves get into argument about which pack gets the "cute little puppy"

                51g: Someone at the party is giving out Arcadian candy (razor blades optional...





                My Savannah Setting for CofD can be found here

                My heroes as monster tamers rules for BtP can be found here

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                • #53
                  The brood is approached by someone who claims to be the parent/child/spouse/sibling/BFF/whatever of a notorious Hero. This person claims they can "cure" their loved one's "condition" -- they just need Beasts to bait a trap. Is it worth risking your lives on the off chance there really is a way to depower Heroes?

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                  • #54
                    A Variation on the kinslayer/devourer idea: a Begotten (?) has become megalomaniac. For some reason they Hunt down other Beasts, and seemingly becoming more and more powerful after each they slay. Broodmates Of the slain mention the old chambers being still Inhabited by a now hostile Horror, part of a new Lair. Whatever Atavisms and Lair Traits the slain possessed were now in the murderers Repertoire. The strangest thing? Despite having a large Lair and multiple Horrors, this Killer does not Register as kin. After 3 victims, there was an attempt on a Kin friend of the group - left alive in annoyance because "there's nothing there". How will the group retaliate? How will they track them down and stopp them?
                    Think Sylar from Heroes, and you're in the right ballpark.

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