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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Returning from the Mists I

February 15, 2018

Today we’re celebrating your successful Mists Imbalance treatment and return to the Waking World. Or, because we’ve never done anything quite like our last episode and we don’t quite have the strength of conviction to let the stories we tried to tell stand on their own, we’re having a little chat where we try to make a little more plain the things we tried to highlight and communicate through our first Beyond the Mists episode. Join us as we go over the stories we tried to tell, what parts of the Changeling: the Dreaming canon inspired them, and where we had to diverge into tin-foil-hattery to make narrative flow better.

Our sources for the canon events referenced in this episode were: Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition, Kingdom of Willows, War in Concordia, Fool’s Luck: Way of the Commoner.

Once again, a huge thank you to our friends who helped voice parts of Beyond the Mists I.

The music in this episode was: LSD by Mon Plaisir.

We’ll be doing a few more history episodes like Beyond the Mists I. If you have points of the Changeling: the Dreaming canon you find super interesting or confusing that you think we should touch on, hit us up on our Facebook, Blog, or Podbean pages or email us. If you like what we’re doing, please think about leave a review on whatever service you get your podcasts through -- this helps us get more eyes and ears and helps keep the Dreaming alive.

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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Beyond the Mists I

February 1, 2018

Today we have something a little different. A few months ago, we watched a thread about what people wanted from podcasts about Changeling. One thing someone mentioned that we realized we haven’t really done justice is the in-canon history of Changeling: the Dreaming. This lead to us doing a deep dive into some of the supplemental and setting books and getting a couple of massive headaches. Changeling’s history is shattered, confusing, and often self-contradictory.

We decided that the best way to tackle the history of the Autumn World, the Chimerical World, and the Dreaming would be to embrace the confusion and contradictions and do it from the unreliable perspective of being within the World of Darkness. This episode is several vignettes that highlighted what we felt were important points in the modern period (Resurgence to C20th’s “today”) of Changeling: the Dreaming’s history.

This episode of Walking Away From Arcadia was written, edited, and produced by Victor Kinzer and Simon Eichhornchen. Exhibits 2, 3, 7, and 8 were written by Victor Kinzer. Exhibits 1, 4, 5, 6, and 9 were written by Simon Eichhornchen.  Cultural expertise and editorial review was provided by Laura Martinez

Our sources for the canon events referenced in this episode were: Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition, Kingdom of Willows, War in Concordia, Fool’s Luck: Way of the Commoner.

A huge thank you to our underappreciated vocal talent: Angelien Batterman as Shirley Algan, Solomon Hursey as Richard Oakes, Cosmo Cahill as Siobahn ap Eiluned and High Queen Faerilyth, Salih as Jibril, Erika as Jens, and Natali Gerany as the Svartalfar and King Meilge. The Darkstar Online computer voice and Mr. Cloverfield-Warren were played by robots.

Victor played the narrator, the Glome of Alkatraz, Amergine ap Ailil, Sigurd formerly-Aesin, High King David, Bartholomew Macrary, and DC.

Simon played the dosen, Brownie Bill Bagley, and James Mitchell.

The music featured in this episode was: LSD by Mon Plaisir, 60s Acoustic Solo by Valentino Snitskiy, Jugular Street by Rolemusic, Sexy Sadism by Usher Zreen Toys, Cerebral Cortex (Vertigo Mix) by Parvus Decree, I Need a Heroic Figure Main Character Theme by Komiku, Dust Monsters by My Own Cubic Stone, Chasing Shadows by Overhill Lane, and  Melancholy Aftersounds by Kai Engel.

We’ll be doing a few more history episodes like this. If you have points of the Changeling: the Dreaming canon you find super interesting or confusing that you think we should touch on, hit us up on our Facebook, Blog, or Podbean pages or email us. If you like what we’re doing, please think about leaving a review on whatever service you get your podcasts through -- this helps us get more eyes and ears and helps keep the Dreaming alive.

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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