Walking Away From Arcadia
Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 3

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 3

November 21, 2020

Rejoin our crew as reality gets too real for them and they take in the vistas on a brief vacation to Digital Subspace. Though they'll never use this travel agency again, they come away from the experience with all the souvenirs and memories one might expect from a holiday in a cell phone.

The opening music from this episode is Total Eclipse by Nathaniel Wyvern. The closing music from this episode is Gabriel Flying by Gianluca Sgalambro.

Special thanks to Josh Heath from Werewolf: the Podcast.

Countless Dreams can be found on the Storyteller's Vault. If you buy it using our link Walking Away from Arcadia gets some dross.

Dreaming: the Reviews–Denizens of the Dreaming

Dreaming: the Reviews–Denizens of the Dreaming

November 11, 2020

Probably not the worst in the Dreaming lineup (that would be Land of 8 Million Dreams), but Denizens of the Dreaming should get at least nominated for an ignobel prize in game development. Join Victor and Simon as they attempt (and mostly fail) to find something nice to say about the book that exists as paper-thin connective tissue between 2nd edition and the Time of Judgment plot Dreaming barely got.

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

If you would like to experience Denizens of the Dreaming for yourself, use that link and the Green Court of Whackiness will thank you.

Metaplot: the Dreaming–The Shattering

Metaplot: the Dreaming–The Shattering

November 1, 2020

We're almost done with the our prelude for Changeling: the Dreaming's history. Soon we'll be able to stop saying things like, "because of the Mists", "Remembrance is a whole thing", "every book has a different take on this". It's going to be amazing. But for now we're talking about the Shattering and we're going to be leaning pretty hard on our greatest hits of how to hammer the Dreaming pre-history together.

Join us as we attempt to explain the strange, slow-motion, path of the Shattering's migration across the mortal world.

The themesong from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir.

Reading Guide for The Shattering: 
Changeling 1st Ed Pg 53
Changeling 2nd Ed Pgs 55,56
C20 Pgs 35,36
Isle of the Mighty Pgs 17,18
Court of All Kings Pgs 36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47
Toybox Pgs 20,21
Shadows on the Hill Pgs 21,22,23
Book of Houses Pgs 14,39,63,88,113
Book of Houses 2 Pgs 18,19,60,61,62,110
Book of Lost Houses Pgs 14,36,78,101
Secret Way Pg 22
Denizens Pgs 20,21,22
Fool's Luck Pgs 20,21,22
War in Concordia 
Kithbook: Trolls Pg 22
Kithbook: Sluagh Pgs 16, 17
Kithbook: Nockers Pg 15 
Kithbook: Satyrs Pg 17 
Kithbook: Redcaps Pg 16, 17, 18 
Kithbook: Pooka Pg 18 
Kithbook: Eshu Pg 20 
Kithbook: Boggan Pgs 11, 12, 13 

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 2

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 2

October 21, 2020

Join Victor as he storytells an adventure in the World of Darkness: Hunters Augment!. The crew goes on to meet the admiral and find out what the establishment knows about the disappearances of several holographically active hosts. They also take some time out of their busy schedule to beta test the new augmented reality game for Avalon Interactive. Avalon Interactive is not responsible for damages caused to or by players engaging in unlawful activities.

The opening music from this episode is Total Eclipse by Nathaniel Wyvern. The closing music from this episode is Gabriel Flying by Gianluca Sgalambro.

Special thanks to Josh Heath from Werewolf: the Podcast.

Countless Dreams can be found on the Storyteller's Vault. If you buy it using our link Walking Away from Arcadia gets some dross.

Dreaming: the Reviews–Noblesse Oblige

Dreaming: the Reviews–Noblesse Oblige

October 11, 2020

Today Victor and Simon will lose all their anti-Nobility anarcho-syndicalist something something Shadow Court something pro-proletariat cred by reviewing Book of Houses I: Noblesse Oblige and mostly having nice things to say about it. If you're curious about the four major Seelie Houses in Concordia (Gwydion, Eiluned, Dougal, Fiona) or the delegitimized House of rejects who got exiled in the most contrived and somehow boring way possible (Liam) this book is for you.

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

If we've inspired you to pick up Noblesse Oblige and try to use it in you games, we have a convenient link to it for you that helps us out by getting us a useless Title from our fancy overlords.

Metaplot: the Dreaming–The Sundering

Metaplot: the Dreaming–The Sundering

October 1, 2020

The second major plot point in the Changeling: the Dreaming chronology is the Sundering. This is the time that saw the Fae begin to lose their ascendancy among the various creatures in the World of Darkness. The world began to split into two distinct realms, the Prodigals fell away from the True Fae, and mortals rejected the claims of the old gods and their magi.

Join us as we attempt to clear the mists on this often discussed but mostly forgotten time in the Dreaming's history.

The themesong from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir.

Reading Guide for The Sundering:

Changeling 1st Ed Pgs 51,52
Changeling 2nd Ed Pgs 53,54
C20 Pg 35
Isle of the Mighty Pgs 16,17
Court of All Kings Pgs 28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36
Toybox Shadows on the Hill Book of Houses Pgs 13,38,39,62,88,111,112
Book of Houses 2 Pgs18,59,60,109,110
Book of Lost Houses Pgs 13,36,77,78,99,100,101
Secret Way Pg 19,20,21,22
Denizens Pgs 19,20
Fool's Luck Pgs 18,19,20
War in Concordia
 
Kithbook: Trolls Pgs 19, 20, 21
Kithbook: Sluagh Kithbook: Nockers Pgs 14, 15
Kithbook: Satyrs Pg 17
Kithbook: Redcaps Pgs 15, 16
Kithbook: Pooka Pg 17
Kithbook: Eshu Pgs 18, 19
Kithbook: Boggan Pgs 10, 11

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 1

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 1

September 21, 2020

Join Victor as he storytells an adventure in the World of Darkness: Hunters Augment!. Implanted Countless investigate the disturbing disappearances of Seattle's local chimerical and holographic beings. A suspiciously knowledgeable human offers his assistance and the crew receives a summons from an admiral.

The opening music from this episode is Total Eclipse by Nathaniel Wyvern. The closing music from this episode is Gabriel Flying by Gianluca Sgalambro.

Special thanks to Josh Heath from Werewolf: the Podcast.

Countless Dreams can be found on the Storyteller's Vault. If you buy it using our link Walking Away from Arcadia gets some dross.

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 
Kithbook: Trolls Pgs 17,18, 19
Kithbook: Sluagh Pgs 14, 15, 16
Kithbook: Nockers Pgs 11, 13, 14
Kithbook: Satyrs Pgs 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Kithbook: Redcaps Pgs 12, 13, 14
Kithbook: Pooka Pgs 13, 14, 15, 16
Kithbook: Eshu Pgs 16, 17, 18
Kithbook: Boggan Pgs 9, 10

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