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Werewolf Storytellers Handbook is a book of advice for storytelling a Werewolf: The Apocalypse chronicle.

Summary

From Savage Horror
The battle against the Wyrm rages, and the losses hurt more each day. Victory is harder to find as the Apocalypse approaches. One person stands above this fray: the Storyteller. It is her responsibility to display the horror and and the wonder of the world of the Garou, the werewolf defenders of the Earth. It is the Storyteller's task and reward to tell the tales of Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
To Mythic Reality
The Storyteller is the important person who gives the players their victories and defeats, their moments of terror and promise, and their rise to heroism... or their fall to doom. For this reason, Storytellers get their own handbook, full of tips on enhancing the depth and intensity of their stories.
Werewolf Storytellers Handbook includes:
  • Advice, tips and essays on Storytelling, from creating chronicles to telling mythic stories.
  • Details on Garou culture, from the inner strife tearing apart the Garou Nation to the Seasonal Rites of the Thirteen Tribes.
  • New antagonists and allies of the Garou, from urban horrors to Native American monsters.

Contents

Legends of the Garou: A Galliard's Tale

By Sam Inabinet.

Chapter One: Storytelling

  • Chronicle Construction
  • Mythic Cycle Stories
  • Essay: Daring to Improvise by Andrew Greenberg

Chapter Two: Culture

  • The Garou Nation
  • The Blood and the Bone (Seasonal Rites)
  • Essay: On the Importance of Being Renowned by Sam Chupp

Chapter Three: Setting

  • Essay: Scent of the Invisible World by Dan Greenberg
  • Wilderness
  • The City
  • The Spirit World
  • Historical Settings

Chapter Four: Enemies

  • Essay: Understanding Villainy: Splatterpunk Villains and More Subtle Antagonists by James Moore
  • Antagonists
    • DNA Operatives
    • FBI Special Affairs
    • Chimera
    • The Jersey Devil
    • The Piper
    • The Pumpkin Man
    • Wyld-Things
    • Sewer Gator
    • Mexican Pet (Giant Wharf Rat)
    • The Hook
    • Pup Pid
    • The Bog Monster
    • Lake Serpents
    • Little People
    • Unakas
    • Nuhnehi
    • Utluhtu (Spearfinger)

Chapter Five: Friends

  • Essay: With a Little Help from My Friends by Robert Kaminsky
  • Kinfolk
  • Kami: Incarnations of Gaia
    • Iglanotti the Wise (Chipmunk Kami)
    • Allouwoasowocho, the Oak that Cries (Oak Tree Kami)
    • Billy Beauregard (Human Kami)
    • U'laah (Great Vortex, flesh-borne spirit Kami)
    • Haunted Bayou (Animate Land Kami)

Chapter Six: The Ways (Rules and Methods)

  • Essay: Sharpening Your Claws by Brian Campbell
  • New Gifts and Rites
  • Fetish artifacts
  • Forged in Spirit: The Making of a Fetish
  • Essay: Simple Lessons by William Spencer-Hale

Appendix

Tribal weaknesses (Optional) and renown conversion.

Recommended Reading

Chapter One: Storytelling
Chronicle Creation
  • Aristotle's Poetics
Mythic Cycle Stories
  • The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell; also: The Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers) and The Historical Atlas of World Mythology: The Way of the Animal Powers (Volume One)
  • The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Man and His Symbols by Carl Gustav Jung; also The Portable Jung (edited by Campbell), Psychological Types, The Meaning of Psychology For Modern Man, The Psychology of the Unconscious and Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious
  • The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets and The Women's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects by Barbara Walker
  • Larousse World Mythology
Chapter Three: Setting
Wilderness
  • Using Wild and Wayside Plants by Nelson Coon
  • Indian Herbology of North America by Alma R. Hutchens
  • Field & Steam magazine
  • Frontiersman magazine
  • National Geographic magazine
  • Field manuals of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America
  • Reader's Digest
  • The Atlas of National Parks
The Spirit World
  • An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols by J.C. Cooper
  • Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews
  • Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade
  • The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
  • Shaman's Drum magazine
Historical Settings
  • The People's Chronology: A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present by James Trager
  • The Masks of God series by Joseph Campbell
  • Penguin Classics
  • Great Ages of Man (Time-Life Books series)
  • A Distant Mirror, The Proud Tower and The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
Chapter Four: Enemies and Chapter Five: Friends
Urban Legends
  • The Vanishing Hitchhiker by Jan Harold Brunvand; other books by the same author: The Choking Doberman and Other "New" Urban Legends and The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites.
Antagonists and Friends
  • The Book of the Damned, Lo! and Wild Talents by Charles Fort
  • The Encyclopedia of Monsters and The Encyclopedia of the Strange by Daniel Cohen
  • Strange Beasts, Giant Birds, and Bigfoot: A Bibliography of Monsters by George M. Eberhardt
  • On the Track of Unknown Animals and In the Wake of the Sea Serpents by Bernard Heuvelman
  • The Humaniods by Charles Bowen
  • Strange Creatures of Time and Space by John Keel

Background

Memorable Quotes

Characters

  • Gorbuc - Fianna
  • Colin - Fianna
  • Flameback - Fianna
  • Burle - Fianna
  • Anukhet Whiptongue - Harbinger of the Silent Striders
  • Auntie Smollet - Silver Fang Ragabash
  • Microchip - Homid Glass Walker
  • Stone-Eater - Lupus Red Talon
  • Sheila - Young Garou
  • Kiko - Glass Walker
  • Morning Singer - Galliard
  • Hera Hears-the-Call - Theurge, Victorious Howl Pack
  • Erlik - Ahroun, Victorious Howl Pack
  • Haunch-Biter - Leader of the Victorious Howl Pack
  • Tom O'Grady - Victorious Howl Pack
  • Arlon Razortongue - Garou
  • Angelo Costanga - Cyberwolf Garou
  • Bon Bon Louie - Bone Gnawer
  • Elisha - Garou
  • Storms-At-Dawn - Garou
  • Goes-Far - Lupus, Silent Strider Galliard
  • Calf-Killer - Garou
  • Ghost Dancer - Garou
  • Sam Nakai - Wendigo Theurge
  • Shelly Chiaroscuro - Glass Walker Kinfolk
  • Hackles-Raised-In-Anger - Uktena Lupus Kinfolk

Terminology

Grand Moot, Concolation, Imperial Moot (Can only be called by decree of the kings of the Silver Fangs); Seasonal Tribal Rites: The Mysteries (Black Furies, First new moon following the Winter Solstice), Superbowl Sunday (Bone Gnawers, Jan.), Imbolc (Fianna, Feb. 2), Feralia (Silent Striders, Feb. 13), Rite of Joining (Children of Gaia, Earth Day), Memorial Day (Glass Walkers),Rite of the Impergium (Red Talons, Jun. 28), Naskit-tin (Wendigo, late Jun. to early Jul.), Rite of Long Remembering (Silver Fangs, Aug. 2), Rite of the Opened Claw (Shadow Lords, Oct. 5), Rite of the Three Wells (Get of Fenris, Oct. 31), Rite of the Wyrm-Eaten (Uktena, Thanksgiving) and Sky Hunts (Stargazers, Lunar Eclipse); Camps: Shadow Lord Revolutionary Guard, Loki's Smile, The Avenging Mother, Crest of the Horn, Fang Breakers, The Inner Path, Renewal, The Silver Pack

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