Surely you didn’t think we were going to leave you all completely hanging during our summer hiatus…? Granted, this is only a mini-sode, but we hope it still serves a pleasant tidbit in between are larger installments. On this occasion, we are exploring the (general) World of Darkness supplement, The Bygone Bestiary, full of all your folklore-steeped medieval-and-Renaissance creature needs. The book claims that it can be fairly easily integrated with Werewolf, Mage, or Changeling, but in practice, it’s more of a Mage: the Sorcerer’s Crusade book. We are nevertheless giving our best effort to talk about how you could use this for Changeling. A system for building chimera, examples of interesting lore for common creatures, ideas for bringing actual mythic beasts into the Autumn World… the possibilities, if not endless, are at the very least intriguing.
The book is available on the Storytellers Vault at: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/50?affiliate_id=3063731
Herewith also a shout-out to our sister podcast, Mage: the Podcast, whose episode on the book can be heard at: https://magethepodcast.com/tomes-of-magick-bygone-bestiary/.
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Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) has a permanent observership among the College of Sea Cardinals.
Pooka G (any pronoun/they) created three perytons yesterday while trying to reheat a Lebanese rice bowl.
“O to be a dragon,
a symbol of the power of Heaven —
of silkworm size or immense; at times invisible.
—Marianne Moore, “O To Be a Dragon”