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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Chimerical Reality and The Dreaming

June 15, 2017

In this conversation we discuss Changeling: the Dreaming’s layered reality and spiritworlds. Confused by why Changeling has both a spirit world and chimerical reality? Having trouble finding ways to use the deep dreaming? Want help with weaving the mythic into the mundane? Here we are, friends.

The readings from this conversation were “the I Love You Song” from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and an unnamed poem by Saigyo Hoshi.

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

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Changeling the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition Review

June 1, 2017

Simon and Victor discuss their initial thoughts about the Changeing the Dreaming 20th Anniversary early release pdf.  We go through our favorite changes, some of the things we are confused by or would rather be handled a little bit differently and offer one or two small tweaks that we think will make portions of the game a little more approachable.

This episode is a less produced piece, and unfortunately Victor was using a new mic and didn't realize the levels/quality didn't quite match Simon until the full audio was downloaded from the online audio collaboration tool we use.  We appologize for the audio quality on this particualr file, and are hammering this out so it won't be an issue in future episodes, but we wanted to get our review out so people can listen with some time before they decide if they want to make a Changeling purchase when the full release hits DriveThruRPG.  The full release can be purchased at Drivethrurpg.

The music from this episode was LSD by Monplaisir.

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Glamour and Banality

May 15, 2017

In this conversation we discuss Changeling: the Dreaming’s temper traits -- Glamour and Banality. What is Glamour? What is Banality? What are they used for? How do you get them? Are they good? Bad? We also discuss the analogs for these tempers used in other products: Mists, Weaving, Medicine, Chi, and Gossamer.

The readings from this conversation were from Second Chances by Charles de Lint and A case for queer childhood horror in the World of Darkness by Victor Kinzer

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

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The World of Stormy Pinkness

May 1, 2017

The World of Stormy Pinkness

Welcome to the first episode of Walking Away from Arcadia, a Changeling: the Dreaming Podcast. Curious about Changeling: the Dreaming? Wondering how things as silly and happy as romantic quests and feudalism fits into the crushing angst of the World of Darkness? Forgot what the Mists or Nightmare are? Confused by how technology is both glamorous and banal? Want to know why you shouldn’t hand-wave a character’s chimerical death to get on with the story? We’d love for you to join us while we lay out the basic shape and history of Changeling: the Dreaming!

 

The readings from this episode were from “The Enchanted”, “Changeling: the Dreaming 2nd Edition”, and “War in Concordia”.

The music from this episode was “LSD” by Monplaisir, “You, Yourself, and the Main Character” by Komiku, and “Reynardyne” performed by Allister Thompson.

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Walking Away From Arcadia Promo

April 28, 2017

Walking Away From Arcadia is a Changeling the Dreaming podcast, an exploration as well as a critique of one of our favorite RPGs.
Background Audio: Toi Moi Plat du jour et dessert by Monsplaisir
Theme Music: LSD by Monsplaisir
Monsplaisir on the Free Music Archive (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monplaisir/)

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