Holiday Break Announcement and 2018 Preview

December 15, 2017

Episode Oh God It's Already the 15th?!

Holiday greetings, listeners! Victor and Simon eat crow today as we failed to meet our update schedule for the first time since starting this project. Rather than leave you with nothing, here's a short preview of one of the canon history episodes we're working on now. Normal podcast schedule will resume January 1st, 2018.

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Storytelling Changeling

December 1, 2017

Episode 15

Storytelling Changeling: the Dreaming

 

Join Victor and Simon in our rambling conversation about planning and storytelling games for Changeling: the Dreaming. More best-practices than canon or rules discussion, we hope this episode will serve as a useful tool for storytellers.

 

The readings from this episode were from “Chrysalis” by Rocio Vega, “Touch” by Kathryn Larlee, “Chrysalis”, and “Green Grass; Running Water” by Thomas King.

The music from this episode was “LSD” by Monplaisir, “Abandoned Ballroom” by Lyndon Scarfe

Additional vocal talent by Cosmo Cahill.

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.

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All The World’s A Stage Part 1

November 15, 2017

Episode 14

All The World’s A Stage Part 1

 

Join Victor and Simon today as we discuss the Changeling: the Dreaming LARP Alpha Slice (which can be found here) with some of the development team. Welcome to Jimmy, Jennifer, Jason, and Jeff as they endure two table-top nerds trying to wrap their heads around LARP generally and Changeling as LARP specifically.

 

The readings from today’s conversation were from “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare, and “Walk on Vanity Ruins” by Akira Yamaoka. The music from this episode was “Distant Sad Piano” by Patrick Lieberkind, 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.

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This Land is Your Land

November 1, 2017

Episode 13

The Inanimae: Playful Things

Join Victor and Simon as we discuss and try to do the complicated, messy, world of the Inanimae justice. We get into the Phyla of the Inanimae, their Empires, storyline, and motivations and ways to make Inanimae blend better into a broad Changeling: the Dreaming game.

 

The readings from this conversation were from Dark Ages: Fae, Inanimae: the Secret Way, and Wooden Feathers by Ursula Vernon.

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! If you liked today's conversation and want a more in-depth look at how both Victor and Simon think of and use the Inanimae, come visit Parting the Mists and take a gander at Victor's Refinement of Form and Simon's Playing at Hearts posts.

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The Chimerical and the Wyrd: Arts and Realms

October 15, 2017

Unleashing something far crunchier than they have ever tackled before, Simon and Victor dive headfirst into the Arts and Realms. This episode will look at the most substantial changes to magic in the 20th Anniversary release of Changeling: The Dreaming.  From the safety of carefully constructed bunks to the untamed chaos of Unleashings gone wrong we will explore every corner of Fae magic.

The readings from this episode are from The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradly, No More Talk of Birds by Simon Eichhörnchen and Onion Girl by Charles de Lint

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.

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Mortals: Enchanted, Kin, and Autumn Folk

October 1, 2017

Coming almost all the way out of the Dreaming today Victor and Simon discuss the places mortals occupy in Changeling: the Dreaming. Stretching from those mortals conducted into the Dreaming by intentional effort, to those born with awareness of chimerical reality, to those who hunt the Fae, this conversation roams pretty far.

 

Content Warning: this episode includes a short piece about child abuse.

 

The readings from this conversation were from Dreams Underfoot and The Onion Girl, both by Charles deLint.

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

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Antagonists: Thallain, the Shadow Court, and Adhene

September 15, 2017

Turning to the darkest corners of the Dreaming, today Victor and Simon discuss the groups written to be monsters for “Changeling: the Dreaming” characters: the Fomorian-born and corrupt Thallain, the messy Shadow Court, and the ancient and powerful Adhene lurking just off the Silver Paths.

 

The readings from this conversation were from “One for Sorrow, Two for Joy” by Nathan Dorey, “The King” by Harry Weir Boland, “Jack of Kinrowan” by Charles deLint, and “Mary’s Letter” from Silent Hill 2.

The music from this episode was “Creepy Atmo” by David Szesztay, “Where the Demon Sleeps”, by Kate Covington, a remix of “The Music Box” by Akira Yamaoka, and  “LSD” by Monplaisir.

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Gen Con Recap And Other Banter

September 2, 2017

We're going off of our regular release cycle to get this conversation that Simon and I had about Gen Con out to everyone while it's still timely. This isn't going to slow up our regular episodes, but there was some Changeling news at Gen Con, and at the end of the episode I give a recap of the C20 session I ran for the Wrecking Crew. This is somewhat less structured and produced than our normal episodes, but we still thought people would appreciate some news and recap from the most ridiculous 4 days in gaming.

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Conversation 9 — CtD in Turkey

September 1, 2017

Join us today with our guest Salih, with whom we discuss storytelling and playing Changeling: the Dreaming in his Istanbul. In this conversation we talk about what regional myths and stories fit into the kiths, common misconceptions held by outsiders, and the somewhat awkward place a game about half-human/half-spirit beings occupies in cultures that have possession but not a concept like “changeling”.

 

The readings from this conversation were from Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

The music from this episode was You, yourself and the main character” by Komiku, and LSD by Mon Plaisir.

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That’s What Sidhe Said!

August 15, 2017

Elves, elves, elves! Join Victor and Simon today as we discuss the Sidhe, their place in Concordia and in storytelling Changeling, and some of their more often overlooked elements such as their trouble with linear time. We get into their roles in Court politics, their Houses, and their political Impulses. We also veer off into their origins in real world mythology, so buckle up -- one whole episode devoted to only one and a half kiths!

 

The readings from today’s conversation were “The Hosting of the Sidhe” by William Butler Yeats, and “Fool’s Luck: the Way of the Commoner”. The music from today’s conversation was LSD by Monplaisir.

 

Bonus Round!

House descriptions left on the cutting-room floor:

Aesin Disney Princesses
Ailil Sneaky bastards
Balor Runs a Satyr child prostitution ring. I’m not even joking.
Beaumayn Scathach’s ugly cousin
Dairaenn Hannibal Lector
Danaan Traditional enemies of the lost House Yoplait
Dougal The Consensus of Parts
Eiluned No you may not enter my home, officer.
Fiona Overly Attached Girlfriend
Gwydion M’Lady *tips fedora*
Leanhaun Go stand in the corner with Balor and think about what you did.
Liam Handsy LDS missionaries with pointy ears.
Scathach Spoilers make everyone angry, but that’s no excuse to kill people.
Varich Zhu Li! DO THE THING.

 

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