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Dreaming: The Reviews - Kingdom of Willows

Dreaming: The Reviews - Kingdom of Willows

October 15, 2021

Going back to where it all began!  Kingdom of Willows depicts the fall of High King David, revealing the details behind the event that almost shattered Concordia. More than merely the establishment of the game's first real "current" canon, Kingdom of Willows is also the first book detailing a location in the Changeling: The Dreaming line. Covering a much broader area than the city books of Vampire, Kingdom of  Willows tries something that arguably had never been attempted before in the World of Darkness.

Join Simon and Victor and see how they think Willows fared with it's attempted innovations.

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

If you would like to participate in the fall of David at your table Kingdom of Willows is waiting for you. Maybe you can build some intrigue still winding it's way through the halls of Parliament even after all these forgotten years.

Dreaming: The Reviews - Fool’s Luck: The Way of the Commoner

Dreaming: The Reviews - Fool’s Luck: The Way of the Commoner

October 1, 2021

After a confusing display of disloyalty to our commoner brethren in our review of Book of Houses 1, and then a stunning betrayal of our new Sidhe overlords in our review of Book of Houses 2 what will Simon and Victor have to say in their review of Fool's Luck: The Way of the Commoner? Spoilers, it's complicated. 1 part history of the fae, 2 parts splat book with no specific splat, come listen and find out what this elfless "wonderland" is all about.

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

If we've inspired you to pick up Fool's Luck: Way of the Commoner and try to use it in you games, we have a convenient link to it for you that helps us out distracting the nobles from our meetings with the 2 actual pro-commoner revolutionaries in this book.

Metaplot: The Dreaming - David’s Disappearance

Metaplot: The Dreaming - David’s Disappearance

September 15, 2021

The ages of the fae have now fallen to the mists. The Resurgence has come and gone, and a generation of changelings only remember the Accordance War through the fog of remembrance. For the first time Simon and Victor will dive into a portion of the metaplot written to directly impact the story at your table as it unfolds. Your fearless leaders can finally lay off the speculative game of "can we reshape this into something practical?", at least for the most part. 

Join us as we explore the event that created living Changeling: The Dreaming metaplot and see how usable we really think it is at your table.

The themesong from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir.

 

Reading Guide for David's Disappearance, Adjourning the Parliament, The Second War for Concordia:
C20 Pgs: 39,40
Kingdom of Willows: Whole Book
Fool's Luck: Pgs: 46-48,82
War in Concordia: Whole Book

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 6

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 6

September 1, 2021

The team has fought their way into the heart of Avalon's operation. This episode is the second half of the final play session, so we pick up with the players just as they are about to take the final plunge into their invisible enemy's development lab. They don't know what they are facing, and they will need grace and luck to wipe Hunter's Augment from the face of the chimerical net. Join us for the conclusion to our crew's daring mission to save the chimerical denizens of Seattle from the most aggressive anthropic threat since the tidal event brought the Countless crashing into the singularity.

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 - Pour L’Amour Et Liberte: The Book of Houses 2

Dreaming: The Reviews - Pour L’Amour Et Liberte: The Book of Houses 2

August 15, 2021

You were stunned when your fearless rebel leaders were revealed as turncoats in the review of Book of Houses 1. Will we lavish our sidhe oppressors with another wave of unimaginable "praise", will be confirm our position in the Dreaming as stealth turncoat loyalists, or has the Shining Host's time finally come? There's only one way to find out.  

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

If you would like to experience Pour L'Amour Et Liberte: The Book of Houses 2 for yourself, use that link and the Green Court of Whackiness will thank you.

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session5

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session5

August 1, 2021

Stopping the assaults on Seattle's holographic population has taken on new urgency as our crew discovers they aren't the only target. They must find allies in their fight to stop the violent plans of Avalon International. Estie has deeper connections to the movers and shakers of Seattle's supernatural community than she's revealed, but will it be enough to broker a safe alliance with the wolves? If it isn't there is little hope of saving Seattle. Nothing motivates like desperation, and after dropping face first into a singularity, what's the worst that could happen?

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 - Inanimae The Secret Way

Dreaming: The Reviews - Inanimae The Secret Way

July 15, 2021

Crafted and wild, Simon and Victor's opinions on the Inanimae swing as wildly as the narrative about when exactly the Solimonds were first shaped by human hands while reviewing Inanimae: The Secret Way. Diving further into the history and book design than their original episode on the Inanimae this is the episode for you if you ever wondered how the sessile ones actually fit into the world of changeling.

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

If we've inspired you to pick up Inanimae: The Secret Way and try to use it in you games, we have a convenient link to it for you that helps us out by keeping those oppressive glomes deep in their mines.

Metaplot: The Dreaming - The Interregnum

Metaplot: The Dreaming - The Interregnum

July 1, 2021

From one Interregnum to another we end our long break with a deep dive into the time between springs. What were the fae up to after the Silver Gate came crashing down? Memories vary, but isn't that when changelings are at their best? Simon and Victor explore the mysterious centuries where Banality reigned and the changelings we know and love truly came into their own.

Join us as we discuss the history every changeling storyteller reconstructs to reflect their own twisted dreams.

The themesong from this episode was LSD by Mon Plaisir.

 

Reading Guide

Reading Guide for The Interregnum:
Changeling 1st Ed Pg 53
Changeling 2nd Ed Pgs 56, 57
C20 Pgs 36,37
Isle of the Mighty Pgs 18,19,20, 21, 22,23,24
Court of All Kings Toybox Pgs 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29
Shadows on the Hill Pgs 25,26
Book of Houses Pgs 14,15,16,39,63,88,89
Book of Houses 2 Pgs 19,20,62,11-,111
Book of Lost Houses Pgs 16,17,37,78,79,101
Secret Way Pg 22
Denizens Pgs 21,22
Fool's Luck Pgs 22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

Reading Guide for The Interregnum:
Kithbook: Trolls Pgs 22, 23, 24
Kithbook: Sluagh Pgs 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Kithbook: Nockers Pgs 15, 16
Kithbook: Satyrs Pgs 17, 18, 19
Kithbook: Redcaps Pgs 19, 20, 21, 22
Kithbook: Pooka Pgs 18, 19
Kithbook: Eshu Pgs 21, 22, 23
Kithbook: Boggan Pgs 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 4

Countless Dreams Actual Play: Hunters Augment! Session 4

December 21, 2020

Join Victor as he storytells an adventure in the World of Darkness: Hunters Augment!. Stare in abject horror as KC and Marc fail utterly at subterfuge! Recoil as Neodymium is witnessed french-kissing a USB port! Shudder as mansplaining is weaponized! All this and more in this session of Hunters Augment!

The opening music from this episode is Total Eclipse by Nathaniel Wyvern. The closing music from this episode is Gabriel Flying by Gianluca Sgalambro. The Werewolf: the Podcast theme music is Metalmania by Kevin MacCleod.

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 Zed.

See you in the new year, former Arcadians!

Dreaming: the Reviews–Land of 8 Million Dreams

Dreaming: the Reviews–Land of 8 Million Dreams

December 11, 2020

Today, Katherine helps Victor and Simon discuss Dreaming's Year of the Lotus product: Land of 8 Million Dreams. Then we all drink to forget.

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

You can find this book if you look for it, but we're not helping you with your cringe addiction. Frankly, we're kind of worried for you.

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