Commoners

July 15, 2017

 Join us today as we discuss the core commoner kiths from 2nd edition Changeling. Here we talk about each of the kiths, their place in the game and the game’s society, and highlight the stories that they’re drawn from. We get in depth about what works and doesn’t work for us and our games with the kiths’ designs.

The readings from this episode were from “War for the Oaks” by Emma Bull, “Changeling: the Dreaming Player’s Guide”, “ReBoot”, “Book of Lost Houses: The Second Coming”, Völuspá, “The Homeric Hymn to Pan”, and “Caravanserai” by Loreena McKennitt

The music from this episode was “LSD” by Monplaisir, "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by Burt Bacharach and Hal David

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Queer Themes in Changeling: the Dreaming

July 1, 2017

In this conversation we discuss the ways Changeling: the Dreaming reflects the queer experience with our guest Erika. We discuss finding inspiration for storytelling Changeling in queer and minority life, the slow death of the soul of being a minority in a mainstream professional space, the recursive loop of playing queer characters in Changeling, and how Simon might be an unseleighe boggan who ravages his coworkers.

As this is a minority topic, we sometimes slip into slightly arcane langauge. If you find yourself confused with some of the terms being used, you may wish to listen to the minisode preceeding this conversation: Defining Terms for Queer Themes. You might prefer to use Urban Dictionary. May the search be ever in your favor, brave netizens.

The reading from this conversation was “Little Jack Frost” by Kate Rusby.

The music from this episode was “LSD” by Monplaisir.

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Minisode: Defining Terms for Queer Themes in Changeling: the Dreaming

July 1, 2017

Our first minisode is a brief discussion of terms we used during the following conversation (Queer Themes in Changeling: the Dreaming) that may be unfamiliar to people in the queer community. If you're familiar with this community you can get by skipping this episode, but you may want to listen anyway as these are the understandings we were working from in the course of the discussion.

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