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Chaining the Beast - book cover
Author Gavin Bennett, Trevor Chase and James Kiley
Cover art: Andrew Trabbold
Book design: Mike Chaney
Art direction: Richard Thomas
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 2003
Pages: 124
Year: 2003
Publication #: WW2432
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-241-2
PDF: DriveThruRPG.com Bullet-pdf.png
Price: $22.99

Chaining the Beast‏‎ is a character supplement for Vampire: The Masquerade setting. It details 20 Paths of Enlightenment and how they are utilized in the setting.

SummaryEdit

From the White Wolf catalog:

Does a Vampire Have a Soul?
Not all Kindred follow the sacred Path of Humanity. Some forsake their mortal ethics, giving themselves wholly over to the vampire condition. Others abandon the moral struggle altogether - and find themselves in the throes of frenzy. How can the race of Caine steel itself against its murderous impulses?
But For How Long?
By popular demand, Chaining the Beast explores the Paths of Enlightenment in detail, from the Hierarchies of Sin to the myriad nightly concerns of a vampire who upholds them. A resource for those seeking to explore the alien mindset of the undead, this book sheds light on the dark corners of the Kindred psyche.

Prologue: The End of InnocenceEdit

A follower of the Path of Night fulfills the demands of his path over the night.

IntroductionEdit

A short exposition of the themes of the book, along with the disclaimer for the morally confused.

Chapter One: The Right Road LostEdit

Details about the modern Paths of Enlightenment as well as the origin of them.

Chapter Two: Rigors of the WayEdit

Details the degeneration process on how a vampire forsakes Humanity and adopts a Path.

Chapter Three: Paths of EnlightenmentEdit

Details around 20 Paths of Enlightenment.

Chapter Four: Knowing the WayEdit

Advice for storytellers on how to handle Paths and avoid slipping into the Path of What I Was Going To Do Anyway territory.

Appendix: Fellow TravelersEdit

A short list of prominent followers on the Paths.

Background InformationEdit

Memorable QuotesEdit

CharactersEdit

TerminologyEdit

Previous book:
VTM: Succubus Club: Dead Man's Party Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip
Game Books
Vampire: The Masquerade books
Next book:
VTM: Lair of the Hidden Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip

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