Walking Away From Arcadia
Finding the Horror in Changeling: the Dreaming

Finding the Horror in Changeling: the Dreaming

August 14, 2019

We're back, offering up tasty, tasty, opinions about the types of horror we enjoy to play and write for Changeling: the Dreaming. This one is a fairly wide-ranging conversation between Victor and Simon on general points about different types of horror, horror's place in the zeitgeist, and the ways we use for our Changeling stories.

We broke the interlude story from this episode out and published it as a stand-alone episode: Beyond the Mists: Thomas' Story.

Thank you everyone for listening! We'll be in your ears again soon.

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

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

Matt Dawkin's discussion of Horror in Changeling: the Dreaming.

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. Simon's Nightmare Incursion system lives 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.

Beyond the Mists: Thomas’ Story

Beyond the Mists: Thomas’ Story

August 14, 2019

Cast

Victor Kinzer, Cordie Nelson, Natali Gerany

Author

Victor Kinzer

Producer

Simon Eichhornchen

Creative Commons Attributions

Soft Wind, Hawaii Volcanoes -- Kilauea, Footsteps on Stone Patio, Gamelan Gong A, Kerkambience, Ronda - Bells and Ambience, Quiet Spring Woodland Ambience, DiZi Flute 03.

Elementals of the Anthropocene

Elementals of the Anthropocene

June 1, 2019

Join us in contemplating the arrival of the Lycians on the Concordian stage. Victor and Simon chat with their creator, Charlie Cantrell, about the Lycians: What they're like, what they care about, and how the rest of chimerical reality feels about them. Special thanks to Charlie for putting aside the time to talk with us!

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com. To find Charlie's Fragments of the Lycian Dream, check out the Storytellers' Vault. It's a pay-what-you-want offering.

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.

C20 Player’s Guide — A Better Shadow Court Book

C20 Player’s Guide — A Better Shadow Court Book

May 16, 2019

The long awaited Changeling: 20th Anniversary Edition Player's Guide has been released on Drivethru RPG. Join Victor and Simon as we go over some of what's in the book and our first impressions of it.

Music

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.

Kithbook: Faun on the Storyteller Vault

Kithbook: Faun on the Storyteller Vault

April 3, 2019

Welcome to the bizarroverse, where Simon publishes a book on the Storyteller Vault and Victor stands in for the readers and their questions. Listen in as we complain about how hard it is to come up with faun art, and Simon goes on tangents about why colonialism is terrible and why the mists needed to be even more punishing than they already are, and Victor introduces our next Storyteller Vault project.

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

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

Find Kithbook: Faun on the Storyteller Vault today!

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.

By Night Studios Beta Slice Review

By Night Studios Beta Slice Review

March 11, 2019

Whew, this one's been sitting in the can for a while! Join Victor and Simon as we discuss the BNS Changeling LARP beta slice which is now available on the Storyteller Vault. We go through some of the new kith splats, arts, and other rules revealed in this release.

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir

To purchase Changeling: the Dreaming as well as a wide array of other role playing texts go to DriveThruRPG.com. Here is a Storyteller Vault link to the BNS Beta Slice. It's free!

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.

A Phoenix Rising: Walking Away From Arcadia hits the ST Vault

A Phoenix Rising: Walking Away From Arcadia hits the ST Vault

February 4, 2019

Hello All! We've been off the wires and out of commission for a while. Simon and Victor circled up and are sad to say that we don't have the time or energy to produce 2 episodes a month anymore. So the show as you all knew it is effectively complete.

But FEAR NOT! We are still working on a number of projects, and this interview is the first sneak peek at that work. Victor wrote a Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Chronicle Jumpstart for the Storyteller's Vault! If you want to hear what this fever dream is all about (seriously who writes a module for Mage, is that even a thing?) come listen to Simon throw Victor in the hot seat and ask what he was even thinking. You'll also find out a few details about some upcoming projects with the Walking Away From Arcadia imprint. Future work will get back to the Dreaming where it belongs, and there may just be a few more conversations to go along with these coming texts. We hope you'll all stick around to see what we're up to.

You can pickup a copy of A Phoenix Rising on The Storyteller's Vault.

GenCon and the Coming Winter - Walking Away From Arcadia is going on Hiatus

GenCon and the Coming Winter - Walking Away From Arcadia is going on Hiatus

August 15, 2018

That time in every Changeling's life has finally come for Simon and Victor. Winter is upon us. We are going on a hiatus until January when we will burst forth with Season 2 of Walking Away from Arcadia. Season 2 will be a bit different, and we share a few details about what we have in mind in this minisode. We also talk a little bit about the Changeling news that's come out of GenCon. This is a brief episode just to make sure everyone is up to speed before we slip off into that good Chimerical Death. Don't worry though, we'll be back, and there might even be an occasional enchantment here or there between now and January.  

Correction: In the record Victor said one of the two remaining C20 kickstarter rewards was the Anthology. He meant to say the new Immortal Eyes novel. We're sorry for the slipup.

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir, Four by Monplaisir

 

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.

Graceful Wicked Masques

Graceful Wicked Masques

August 1, 2018

Join Victor and Simon today as we discuss Exalted: Graceful Wicked Masques -- how it relates to Changeling: the Dreaming, its strengths as a source of inspiration, its weaknesses in creating something actually playable, and some of the likely real world inspiration that went into the book.

Readings

How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War by Rose Lemberg, Selected Poems of Saigyo Hoshi, and Family Terrorists by Antoya Nelson.

Music

LSD by Mon Plaisir, Four by Monplaisir, and Agony of Echoes by Yaka-anima.

Sounds

Walking on Pavement, Office Ambience, Singing Mountain, Crows Talking, Bell Tolls, Fraser Range Salt Lake Eve

 

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.

Building Characters

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.