Building Characters

July 15, 2018

Today we're having a conversation on a requested topic: building characters for Changeling: the Dreaming. Thrill as we immediately get off topic and begin talking about ways to make the character creation process more dynamic and allow for more player and storyteller creativity.

 

Readings

The Velveteen Rabbit/How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams

The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan

Angel Monster Man By Sam J. Miller

 

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir, Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere, My Angel by Ars Sonar, and Chilling With A Drink At The Club by Loyalty Freak Music.

 

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

We have a blog now! 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. If you liked this conversation you might enjoy some of Simon's thoughts on tweaking the character creation system to make early interregnum games more interesting.

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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Dark Ages: Fae

July 1, 2018

Today on Walking Away from Arcadia, Victor and Simon discuss the strongly-felt-about-by-fans prequel to Changeling: the Dreaming -- Dark Ages: Fae. We discuss the themes DAF and CTD have in common, their places relative to each other in the shard-like timeline of the Shattering, and how we each might (or do) pull from DAF for inspiration in Interregnum games.

 

Readings

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Rumplestiltskin from the Brother’s Grimm

Pwyll of Dyved translated by Lady Charlotte E. Guest

Ka Mo’olelo o Hi’iakaikapoliopele or The Epic Tale of Hi’iakaikapoliopele translated by Puakea Nogelmeier and published by Awaiaulu Press

 

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir, Everybody’s Jazzin’ It by Collins and Harlan, Spray Paint it Gold by Little Glass Men

 

Sound Effects

Storm at Sea, Hawaii Birds, Distant Foxhunt, Scattered Ghost, Spooky Wind 2, Wind Chimes A, Ambient Sound Inside Cafe Kitchen

 

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

We have a blog now! 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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Disability in the Dreaming Interviews

June 15, 2018

Join the superlative Sara and Natali the neat as they help Simon and Victor explore the how Changeling: the Dreaming uses, misuses, and makes space for disability. Several splats in CtD are centered around disability and we wanted to get help talking about the ways that Changeling succeeds and fails to authentically interact with the experience of people living with challenges.

Readings

“Touch” by Kathryn Larlee

“OCD” by Neil Hilborn.

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

The music from this episode was “LSD” by Mon Plaisir.

Sound Effects

Merry Go Round, 33 Music Boxes

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

We have a blog now! 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. Considering reading the Seasons post for ideas on how to use more flexible kith creation to incorporate assistive technology as part of one's seeming.

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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Book of Freeholds Interview

June 1, 2018

Join Victor, Simon, the legendary Luka Carroll, and the captivating Charlie Cantrell for a discussion of the now available Book of Freeholds and the place they see freeholds fitting into a changeling game. We cover some of the new content they created for Changeling 20th, as well as some of what's coming down the pike for the upcoming players' guide.

Readings

“Mirror Lights” from “Book of Freeholds” by Onyx Path Publishing

“Letter” from “Stardew Valley” by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone

“The Marvelous Land of Oz” by Frank L Baum

“Thief of Always” by Clive Barker

“The Mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Music

“Wabi Sabi Nightclub” by Hypnodrones

“Spooky Disco” by Lobo Loco

“Hope” by Borrtex

“Throwing a Tantrum” by Ask Again

"Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre - Isolated Harp" by Kevin MacLeod

Sound effects

Paintbrush, Fireplace, High Street of Gandia (Valencia, Spain), Fountain 1, Birdlife at Målsjon in Kristdala Sweden,

Bell Tolls.

You can purchase a copy of Book of Freeholds here

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

We have a blog now! 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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Yours Till Forgotten

May 15, 2018

Join Victor and Simon for the second part of the one-shots and long chronicles conversation. This episode focuses primarily upon the concerns of planning, running, and playing long form chronicles.

Readings

“War in Concordia: the Shattered Dream” by Whitewolf Publishing

“Dark Ages: Fae” by Whitewolf Publishing

“Cardcaptor Sakura” by Clamp

Music

Fallen Oak by Ben McElroy, Dukduk, and LSD by Mon Plaisir

Sound Effects

Child screaming, Pine Forest, Goblet Struck, Quiet Town, Ambience in Kitchen, Door Opening, Water on a Burner, Smashing Wooden Fence B, Ambience London Street A, and Wind Chime Tolling A.

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

We have a blog now! 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. The Nightmare Incursions rules mentioned in this episode can be found there.

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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Yours for a Night

May 1, 2018

Join Victor and Simon for a conversation about the peculiar troubles and joys of planning, running, and playing one-shot games with Changeling: the Dreaming. We discuss the difference in narrative style, as well as some ways to avoid common pitfalls created by the system and the players.

The readings from this conversation were from Though the Mists, Darkly by Simon Eichhornchen and Born to Run by Mercedes Lackey.

The music from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir.

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

We have a blog now! 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. The Nightmare Incursions rules mentioned in this episode can be found there.

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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The Shining Host [LARP]

April 15, 2018

Join us today as Victor and Simon discuss the Shining Host LARP books; "The Shining Host" and "The Shining Host Player's Guide". What worked, what didn't, what we loved, what we found confusing, and what we might use in our table-top games.

The readings in this conversation were from Crazy Jane and Jack the Journeyman by William Butler Yeats, Interlude 2: Lady Fiona’s Curse by Rocio Vega, Kiss of the Fur Queen, by Tomson Highway, The Shining Host by Mind’s Eye Theatre, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

The music in this episode was Traveling by Madeline, You Yourself and the Main Character by Komiku, Staring at the Void Between Me and the Wall by Mon Plaisir, At the Edge of Dawn by Parvus Decree, and LSD by Mon Plaisir.

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

We have a blog now! 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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The Nunnehi

April 1, 2018

Join us today as Victor discusses the Nunnehi with James High. We go through how parts of them are working well, how some parts could be done better, and the importance of getting writers who can authentically speak to minority experience involved in projects about minority experience. Simon was unavailable due to ill fate.

The readings from this conversation were from: A Sacred Place by J. F. High, The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich, and The Alcatraz Proclamation by Indians of All Tribes.

The music from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir.

You can find the expanded epiphany house rules mentioned in this podcast at Parting the Mists.

You can find James High at http://roadclandestine.com/.

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

We have a blog now! 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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Playing MET Alpha Slice at Midwinter

March 15, 2018

Join Victor and Simon for another conversation about the new Dreaming LARP. With us today are Lisa and Samuel who attended and help us discuss playing the Changeling alpha slice at Midwinter Gaming in Milwaukee. Simon was unable to attend due to the unSeleighe court being car-hating bastards, but occasionally makes word noises in this episode.

The readings from this conversation were from The Tempest and Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

The music from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir and A Month of Dust by Schemawound.

 

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

We have a blog now! 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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Changeling: the Dreaming and Social Commentary

March 1, 2018

Join us today as Victor and Simon talk about the history White Wolf authors and devs using the World of Darkness for social satire and commentary, and how Changeling fits into that aspect of the game line. 

Chaneling's commentary on the world we live in isn't always as obvioius as some of the other games, but much like the Dreaming itself when you peek under the surface it is present and expansive. Simon and Victor will talk about which periods of Changeling's history dealt with social commentary most deeply, and which themes come up in their games.

Consider this your content warning: politics.

 

The readings from this conversation were from The Little Country by Charles deLint, The True Tale of Yer by Bryan Thao Worra, and Wistful Sidhe Nonsense by Victor Kinzer.

The music from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir.

To purchase Changeling the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other Role Playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com.

We have a blog now! 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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