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W20 Changing Breeds $19.99
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Robert P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/02/2014 18:32:54

I, sadly, was duped into being part of this kickstarter, with great hopes that it would be a well needed addition to the lore. I was gravely mistaken.

For those of you who enjoy the changing breeds, realize the following facts:

The art is good, but obviously not done by someone who has read the material or played the game, for a while, it was so horribly inaccurate that they depicted the Apis as Buffalo. It took a bad photoshop job to correct it, making them look just plain ugly.

80% of the backstory provided is so truncated that it is on the verge of uselessness. All of the necessary information (renown, laws, outlook, etc.) are either removed, glossed over, or forgotten.

90% of the powers that made the changing breeds unique from each other has been simply replaced with generic werewolf powers. (this is the greatest insult of them all. Shame on the developers).

While the lost breeds do have a lot more detail provided (including the Ao, which was quite a surprise), the Apis, Camazotz, and Grondr all lack the single most important part of their rules... The litany of their people and their renown system. This means, of course, that they are completely and utterly unplayable.

Some information is useful and downright good, like the information on the Ao, Okumo and Camazotz, along with the clear message: The lost breeds are probably not as lost as they once seemed to be. However, 70% of the book is painful to look at, and does nothing but diminish how important the other changers truly are in the world of darkness.

Onyx path should be ashamed of themselves.

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