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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

A Joint Exploration of Chimerical Subspace with Mage: The Podcast

A Joint Exploration of Chimerical Subspace with Mage: The Podcast

July 4, 2020

From Chimerical Subspace to Void Subspace

 

The wonders and secrets of Chimerical Subspace are only beginning to unfold as one realm gives way to the next. Join Simon and Victor as they trek across the internet to join Terry Robinson from Mage: The Podcast to discuss how Changeling: Countless Dreams works with Mage: The Ascension. While Changeling and The Void Engineers might seem like strange bedfellows to most World of Darkness veterans, the intrusion of Chimerical Subspace during the Tidal Event changes everything. We hope this opens the door to expansive crossover possibilities never imagined before, and that a few of our listeners discover just how amazing Mage: The Podcast is during this listen.

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.

Changeling: Countless Dreams can be found here.

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.

Countless Dreams: What has Pierced the Subspace Veil

Countless Dreams: What has Pierced the Subspace Veil

May 23, 2020

What Does the Future Hold?

Technology is the Endless Winter's herald
the future holds darkness and death for Changelings

the Dreaming will die
These are lies

told by Banality-ridden Changelings
and bitter Gladelings
who see the ISS streak by at night
or look down into the Earth's magma glow
or contemplate machines' potential
and fail to see the Dreaming
The Countless forge
new homes for themselves in Subspace
and a harmonious relationship with Humanity
from Dreams of the future

It's time for another Storyteller's Vault interview, but this time with our very own Simon Eichhörnchen! Changeling: Countless Dreams has finally released on the Vault after over a year of development! If changelings are stories so powerful that they are aware of themselves then what has become of humanity's fantasies about the future? Listen and find out exactly what waits in the darkest corners of subspace, and what already walks among 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.

Changeling: Countless Dreams can be found here.

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.

Storyteller Vault Reviews: the Memory of Trees

Storyteller Vault Reviews: the Memory of Trees

March 3, 2020

Welcome to another Storyteller Vault review! Today, Victor and Simon are chatting about recent ST Vault release: the Memory of Trees. You might be able to tell that we both really liked this book.

Thank you for listening!

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.

Memory of Trees can be found here.

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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