Kajit Gangrel: Savage and Macabre by Chuck Wendig The book has vampires tell several quite bizarre legends, like humans practicising bestiality and that is where monsters sprang from or several vampires basically becoming one entity. Preview — Gangrel by Chuck Wendig. Bailey managed to give the Gangrel an unexpected depth while staying true to the idea of the clan being the personification of brutal savagery. But also with the constant danger of losing yourself to the monster that lurks inside your soul. Mail will not be published required.
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I still stand by that claim, though Gangrel: Savage and Macabre is definitely a very close second. Gangrel follows the same basic pattern as Nosferatu; a low-status vampire — probably a neonate — is recruited to write a journal on the nature of the clan, along the way interviewing a number of clan members for their thoughts and insight.
She eventually left this journal on the chest of a dead man, and as time goes on has been taking fewer and fewer pains to cover the tracks of her kills. She seems to be slipping deeper into the arms of the beast that afflicts all vampires — the thing that stirs within them, driving their animal impulses to hunt and kill without thought or care. As the beast gains ascendance, the human nature is subsumed, until, finally, the human exists as barely a whisper.
Even other vampires agree that at that point a vampire who has succumbed to the beast must be put down for the safety of all. Except perhaps for the Ventrue, Gangrel are the most suceptible to madness that can cause vampires to go feral; fitting in this case as the Gangrel as a clan are considered closest to their beast to begin with.
Alice is being followed — or perhaps preceded — by another vampire who leaves her messages, taunting her to unknown purpose. Gangrel includes a number of engrossing pieces of fiction, each illustrating different aspects of the nature of Gangrel vampires. Several are in the form of transcribed interviews conducted by Alice; others exist as tales written down and passed on to Alice from various sources — some anonymous.
Alice does a fair bit of traveling in pursuit of more exotic interview subjects — made possible by her level of mastery in the Protean discipline, allowing her to sink into any patch of soil at sunrise to sleep away the hours of deadly sunshine. The art in this book is uniformly solid; the standout piece of the bunch is the cover by John Van Fleet, which is repeated in expanded form on pages The illustration by Efrem Palacios of the Unholy on page 13 is chilling, and captures her potent menace admirably.
Craig Henderson also does fine work in this book on pages Naturally, this book also includes the expected mix of new Bloodlines, Devotions and Merits, not to mention a huge raft of plot hooks and story ideas to keep any VtR game going for months, if not years. As with the Nosferatu clanbook, the sample characters in Gangrel have depth and real character; I want my character to interact with them in-game, just to learn more about their personalities.
Gangrel: Savage and Macabre is the definitive source for running a Gangrel character in Vampire: the Requiem. Related posts:.
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She is easily recognizeable by her claws and feathered arms. Click here to cancel reply. As the beast gains ascendance, the human nature is subsumed, until, finally, the human exists as barely a whisper. The new Review Guidelines have been posted on the Flames Rising mxcabre. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This product contains some nudity. Alice is being followed — or perhaps preceded — by another vampire who leaves her messages, taunting her to unknown purpose.
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