Walking Away From Arcadia
Dreaming: the Reviews–the Fair Folk

Dreaming: the Reviews–the Fair Folk

September 11, 2020

The first in a series of reviews of official White Wolf publications, Walking Away from Arcadia reviews Exalted: Fair Folk. We used this book as a source in our metaplot discussion about the Time of Legends. You may find our older discussion about the 2nd edition iteration of this book Graceful Wicked Masques relevant as well.

The themesong for this episode was Je voudrais être un pigeon by Monplaisir.

If you want to buy Exalted: Fair Folk and Graceful Wicked Masques use these links to send us some dross.

Bonus Episode: What Even Is Critique?

Bonus Episode: What Even Is Critique?

September 11, 2020

As a prelude to our series of reviews of White Wolf books we referenced in the metaplot series, this is an introduction to the very, very, very basics of critique. Victor and Simon discuss the purpose of critique in professional contexts, and the sorts of things we're going to be looking for when we review Dreaming books. This also serves as a content warning for people who don't like criticism or think it's impossible to like something while being aware of its shortcomings and wanting it to be better as it gets remade and rewritten in the future.

The themesong for this episode was Je voudrais être un pigeon by Monplaisir.

Metaplot: the Dreaming–Time of Legends

Metaplot: the Dreaming–Time of Legends

September 1, 2020

The first in a series of Changeling: the Dreaming metaplot summary and discussion episodes. The ancient pre-history of the World of Darkness has many names, even just within the Dreaming ecosystem. Often named either the Time of Legends or the Mythic Age, the first period in the Dreaming metaplot is obscured by the Mists and an erratic development plan. Join Victor and Simon as we attempt to shed a little light on the possibilities and canon sources for information on this frequently referenced but rarely illuminated time before the Sundering.

The themesong from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir.

Reading Guide for The Mythic Age

Reading Guide for The Mythic Age:

Changeling 1st Ed Pg 51
Changeling 2nd Ed Pg 53
C20 Pgs 33,34,35
Isle of the Mighty Pgs 10,11,12,13,14,15
Court of All Kings Pgs 24,25,26,27,28
Toybox Pg 19
Shadows on the Hill Pgs 17,18,19
Book of Houses Pgs 37,38,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,84,85,86,87,88
Book of Houses 2 Pgs 17,18,57,58,59,105106,107,108
Book of Lost Houses Pgs 10,11,12,13,35,36,76,77,98,99
Secret Way Pg 19
Denizens Pgs 17,18,19
Fool's Luck Pg 18

A Joint Exploration of Chimerical Subspace with Mage: The Podcast

A Joint Exploration of Chimerical Subspace with Mage: The Podcast

July 4, 2020

From Chimerical Subspace to Void Subspace

 

The wonders and secrets of Chimerical Subspace are only beginning to unfold as one realm gives way to the next. Join Simon and Victor as they trek across the internet to join Terry Robinson from Mage: The Podcast to discuss how Changeling: Countless Dreams works with Mage: The Ascension. While Changeling and The Void Engineers might seem like strange bedfellows to most World of Darkness veterans, the intrusion of Chimerical Subspace during the Tidal Event changes everything. We hope this opens the door to expansive crossover possibilities never imagined before, and that a few of our listeners discover just how amazing Mage: The Podcast is during this listen.

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com.

Changeling: Countless Dreams can be found here.

Portions of the materials are the copyrights and trademarks of White Wolf Publishing AB, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. For more information please visit white-wolf.com.

Countless Dreams: What has Pierced the Subspace Veil

Countless Dreams: What has Pierced the Subspace Veil

May 23, 2020

What Does the Future Hold?

Technology is the Endless Winter's herald
the future holds darkness and death for Changelings

the Dreaming will die
These are lies

told by Banality-ridden Changelings
and bitter Gladelings
who see the ISS streak by at night
or look down into the Earth's magma glow
or contemplate machines' potential
and fail to see the Dreaming
The Countless forge
new homes for themselves in Subspace
and a harmonious relationship with Humanity
from Dreams of the future

It's time for another Storyteller's Vault interview, but this time with our very own Simon Eichhörnchen! Changeling: Countless Dreams has finally released on the Vault after over a year of development! If changelings are stories so powerful that they are aware of themselves then what has become of humanity's fantasies about the future? Listen and find out exactly what waits in the darkest corners of subspace, and what already walks among us.

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com.

Changeling: Countless Dreams can be found here.

Portions of the materials are the copyrights and trademarks of White Wolf Publishing AB, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. For more information please visit white-wolf.com.

Storyteller Vault Reviews: the Memory of Trees

Storyteller Vault Reviews: the Memory of Trees

March 3, 2020

Welcome to another Storyteller Vault review! Today, Victor and Simon are chatting about recent ST Vault release: the Memory of Trees. You might be able to tell that we both really liked this book.

Thank you for listening!

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com.

Memory of Trees can be found here.

Portions of the materials are the copyrights and trademarks of White Wolf Publishing AB, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. For more information please visit white-wolf.com.

Storyteller Vault Reviews: Kiths of Arcadia

Storyteller Vault Reviews: Kiths of Arcadia

January 10, 2020

Welcome to another interview with a Storyteller Vault creator. Today, Victor and Simon are chatting with Charlie Cantrell from Radio Free Arcadia Publishing about his latest project: Kiths of Arcadia. Curious about the rarer visitors from Arcadia? Charlie's got you covered.

Thank you for listening! 

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com.

Kiths of Arcadia can be found here.

Keep up to date on upcoming Vault projects from Charlie and other C20 authors at Radio Free Arcadia Publishing.

Come read some of our more fully developed thoughts about playing and playing with the Changeling: the Dreaming rules and setting at Parting the Mists.

Portions of the materials are the copyrights and trademarks of White Wolf Publishing AB, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. For more information please visit white-wolf.com.

Storyteller Vault Reviews: Kithbook: Strega and Cantrip Cards

Storyteller Vault Reviews: Kithbook: Strega and Cantrip Cards

December 18, 2019

Here's one for you from the Vaults. Today, Victor and Simon interview Jeremy Jagosz, author of Kithbook: Strega. We talk with him about what inspired him to write it, what place he sees the Strega filling in Changeling: the Dreaming, and preview a little of what's in the book. And who isn't fond of owls?

In the second review, we discuss our thoughts on the Cantrip Cards (and by extension the Realm Cards) by XY RPG Creations. This simple, yet brilliant, PDF provides an easy way for players and storytellers to quickly reference how Changeling's sometimes confusing Arts work without having to go into mortal combat over the only copy of the sourcebook at the table.

Thank you for listening! 

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com.

Kithbook: Strega can be found here. The Cantrip Cards can be found here. Be sure to leave a review!

Come read some of our more fully developed thoughts about playing and playing with the Changeling: the Dreaming rules and setting at Parting the Mists.

Portions of the materials are the copyrights and trademarks of White Wolf Publishing AB, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. For more information please visit white-wolf.com.

5th Edition Conversion Guide With Charlie

5th Edition Conversion Guide With Charlie

December 1, 2019

Welcome back former Arcadians! Today, Victor and Simon discuss Charlie Cantrell's World of Darkness 5th Edition conversion guide for Changeling: the Dreaming. Come down the Trod into Charlie's vision of the Evernight and the changelings who populate its nightmarish future.

Thank you for listening! 

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com.

Charlie's Conversion Guide can be found here.

Come read some of our more fully developed thoughts about playing and playing with the Changeling: the Dreaming rules and setting at Parting the Mists.

Portions of the materials are the copyrights and trademarks of White Wolf Publishing AB, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. For more information please visit white-wolf.com.

Peter Pan Syndrome: Children in Changeling

Peter Pan Syndrome: Children in Changeling

November 14, 2019

 

Today Victor and Simon gab about a controversial topic: Children in Changeling. Do children belong in a horror game? How do you use children either as storyteller characters or as player characters without falling prey to some of the gross tropes that people lean on? What happens when one of your motley gets busted for truancy? What kind of media has interesting examples of children in Dreaming-like environments?

Thank you everyone for listening!

 

The interludes included in this episode are from:

Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

I Got 99 Broadswords But This Isn’t One (store’s theme) by Komiku

Melancholic Ending by Soft and Furious

Uncertain by Unheard Music Concepts

 

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com.

Come read some of our more fully developed thoughts about playing and playing with the Changeling: the Dreaming rules and setting at Parting the Mists.

Portions of the materials are the copyrights and trademarks of White Wolf Publishing AB, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. For more information please visit white-wolf.com.

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