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Beast: The Primordial

Beast: The Primordial

Beast: The Primordial is the tenth of the linked games that comprise the Chroncles of Darkness line from Onyx Path Publishing, launched in 2016. In Beast: The Primordial, you are one of the Begotten: a human being with a monster's soul; not just any monster, but one of the great monsters of legend: A titan, dragon, gryphon, kraken, or the great unseen threat. You've been having the same nightmare for a long time, possibly all your life, the kind of nightmares humans have had since the dawn of time.

You are a Beast, and you must feed. Your Hunger drives you, and your Hunger might damn you. Indulge too lightly and your Horror will take matters into its own hands, roaming the Primordial Dream for sustenance and awakening murderous hatred in spiritually weak individuals. Feed too deeply and too often, and you become sluggish, sacrificing the raw edge of Hunger for the languor of Satiety. You must decide how to grow your Legend - will you be the monster incarnate, the thing that all other monsters fear? Or are you doomed to die under a Hero's sword?

The game received a mixed reception, with many people finding the underlying philosophy distasteful, whilst others found the exploration of the concept of 'the monster within us all' intriguing.

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