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  • Gellydog
    replied to What brood can do together?
    You're thinking about this the wrong way. Beast isn't really like D&D or even other CofD games where you can easily create a plot, and then "slot" characters — any characters — in to experience it. So much of how a Beast game develops is going to depend greatly on the individual player characters and their Hungers, Aspirations and Legends. What a Tyrant wants and what a Ravager wants are very different things. They can work in a team, no question, but it's easier to create a larger, full-Brood plot if everyone is moving in a similar direction. Tell me about your Brood, and then I...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Kinship Horrors
    Both good options! To be honest, I threw this one together in about 15 minutes. Almost certainly could use some fine-tuning. ;-)...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Kinship Horrors
    Hey all! Sorry for being quiet. Been a bit busy. I really love all the stuff people have been posting! Here's a quick idea for the werewolf crowd...

    The Berserker, Anakim Enabler (I really like the idea of Giant's tempting people...)

    Horror: An immense warrior, covered in leather armor and animal skins of ancient design. Animal features seem to burst forth from its skin; antlers crown its head, savage teeth jut from its jaw and its hands end in wicked claws.
    Hunger: The Berserker seeks to tempt its victims into rage. Not cold anger or righteous fury, but a bloody...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Kinship Horrors
    Good ideas! I'd actually, uh, forgotten about that theme of vampires. This actually helps complete an idea I had already, too, for one of the remaining Families. I'm at work and can't take the time for full write-ups right now, but here's the quick versions if anyone's interested or want to jump ahead:
    • A Talassii Collector themed around the idea "Vampires are Sexy but Dangerous." They'd be some sort of half-human, half-serpent monster that lures people in with their beauty and then keeps them essentially as pets.
    • A Makara Tyrant themed around the concepts of "Vampires are Eternal"
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Kinship Horrors
    Sorry for the delay! I got through work last night as was tiiiiired. Thank you for your responses so far. Here are some more vampire-themed Horrors!

    Ugallu

    There has to be a giant bat Horror, right? So let's get it out of the way with the traditional "big flyer" Family, the Raptors. One challenge I had here was keeping from overlapping the Eshmaki themes. Ugallu are Nightmares of Exposure, but "wide open spaces and bight lights" are about as un-vampire as you can get. And the dark is the realm of the Nightmares of Darkness... So I tried to go in a...
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    Last edited by Gellydog; 04-13-2018, 01:42 PM.

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  • Gellydog
    started a topic Kinship Horrors

    Kinship Horrors

    Hello there! Inspired by some discussion from a few weeks ago, I thought it would be fun to come up with a series of Horrors based around the idea of Kinship with a particular monster from the CofD. Beast is often talked about as "the crossover splat," but that's often done in a... sort-of side-by-side way. Where each splat exists in its own bubble, alongside the other splats, and the Beasts kind of bounce around between them.

    But what if we took it further? Rather than creating a generalized Beast and then having them encounter other creatures of the dark, what if we started...
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    Last edited by Gellydog; 04-13-2018, 01:44 PM. Reason: Changed formatting a little.

  • Gellydog
    replied to Animorphs conversion
    Honestly...I wonder if all this is overthinking it? I love the idea of the Animorphs in CofD, but I feel like trying to map it onto an existing splat is going to require a lot of gymnastics.

    Wouldn't "morph-capable" work better as a micro-template that gives an otherwise mortal character the ability to shape shift into creatures they've acquired? Stuff can cost willpower points; morphing, acquiring new morphs, etc. There could be special Supernatural Merits that affect the morphing process; one to make it faster, or give you more control over your instincts in animal form....
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  • Gellydog
    replied to How do you create a Horror?
    Yesssssss. I actually had thought of exactly the xenomorph alien, the Predator hunter and the pod people as a base for some of the other families.

    The Alien alien would actually be a Namtaru, based on the alien queen from Aliens. It's powers would revolve around the aliens' life cycle, spawning things like face-huggers and Horrorspawn while generally being creepy and gross. I think a minion-focused Beast would actually be pretty neat. It's Hunger...I'm not actually sure. Hunger for Prey just seems boring for such a weird design.

    The Predator alien would be an Eshmaki...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to How do you create a Horror?
    I love series! They're such a great way to inject some easy inspiration, and can get you to work outside your comfort zone with Families or concepts you normally avoid.

    I've got some that I'm still working on that are based on the theme of "aliens." So far, I've got a Talassii Collector whose Horror takes the form of a stereotypical "grey alien." Skinny, grey skin, bulbous head and big shiny eyes... Their shtick is that they feed into "alien abduction" stories by kidnapping people, dosing them with something that messes with memory, and then lets them...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Deviant: the Renegades
    Thank you!...
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  • Gellydog
    replied to Deviant: the Renegades
    What does that mean, exactly? I know it follows after first draft, so we're still a long way off from anything big, but......
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  • Gellydog
    replied to How do you create a Horror?
    Oh man, Wormwood, you couldn't have teed up a more fun topic for me if I had secretly beamed it into your mind with a top-secret CIA brainwashing device. <3

    Pretty much anything can inspire me when thinking about potential Horrors! Generally the best ideas come when I've been workshopping one in my head for awhile and want to switch to something fresh. I'll often latch on to an idea or concept from a piece of fiction (video game, movie, etc.) that I've seen recently and think, "Hmmm, that could make a good concept for a Horror!" So then I'll go to the drawing board and...
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