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Moving Beyond Humanity: A Treatise on Kindred Psychology


Recommended for people who liked "Sins of the Blood" and "Chaining the Beast".

The Embrace is a profoundly transformative event, similar in magnitude to a life-altering injury or the death of a family member. Beyond the obvious physical changes and the newfound dietary restrictions, almost everything a vampire took for granted in their human life is suddenly gone.

Where can Kindred turn to for stability and meaning? What principles can they follow to ensure that they don’t succumb to ennui or their Beast in the long term? Do such principles even exist?

Written from the unlikely perspective of a Gangrel psychologist, Moving Beyond Humanity provides an in-character examination of the forces shaping Kindred behavior, as well as a compelling justification for why Kindred should abandon Humanity.

Moving Beyond Humanity also includes an out-of-character appendix with a new take on the Humanity System. This alternate system allows players to distinguish between the effects of the animalistic Beast and the breakdown of a Kindred’s moral compass.

Hopefully, both the in-character and out-of-character sections of this book will enable readers to better understand and portray degeneration during play.

Chapter-by-Chapter Summary:

  • (IC) Chapter 1: Discussion of the biological / natural drivers of human and Kindred behavior, including the Beast.
  • (IC) Chapter 2: Why religion and human philosophy both fail to provide adequate direction to Kindred seeking principles by which to exist.
  • (IC) Chapter 3: In the absence of a coherent belief system, Kindred (and humans) can become deeply cynical and nihilistic. This almost always leads to self-destruction.
  • (IC) Chapter 4: Signs that Kindred are ready to embrace a new morality, and speculation on what that form may take.
  • (OOC) Appendix 1: Alternate Humanity System, with explanation and examples.
  • (OOC) Appendix 2: Influences and suggested reading/viewing.
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DSC Tabletop Gaming Club _ May 22, 2019 5:42 pm UTC
The Tabletop Gaming Club received a promotional copy of this product for review.

Moving Beyond Humanity A Treatise on Kindred Psychology is an in-character perspective on what it means to be a Kindred. The book reads much like a psychology textbook, which is one of the things we think work really well for the product. It covers the questions of Morality, Humanity, Good vs. Evil, and Religion. It delves into the concept of the Kindred being the next evolution of humanity.

The Tabletop Gaming Club took months to dissect this book, and found it filled with tons of interesting information. Its a must have for any Kindred philosopher. We strongly recommend this book to be added to every vampire player's library.
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Grant M January 07, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Haven't bought it yet, but I have to say I like the overall idea of it.
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Zachary S January 08, 2018 3:22 am UTC
Glad to hear you think it's cool. :)

I'm looking forward to your feedback after you're able to give it a read-through. It's the first writing project of this size I've undertaken, so it's exciting that people are interested.
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