[Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

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[Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by Hoid » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:42 pm

I’m want to run a Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary game, here.

..........-+I’m looking for three players.
..........-+Players must be changelings (so, no Lycians, Prodigals or shinma), but other than that, whatever suits your fancy. (Yes, even Adhene PCs are acceptable!) Standard character generation applies. Merits and Flaws are ok.
..........-+The game’ll be in Concordia, somewhere, modern era. It’ll focus both on fantastical elements as well as the drudgery of modern life.
..........-+It’ll be changeling-specific, but, other supernatural creatures are out there, so, potentially, your characters could run into them.
..........-+Your characters will begin the game as a motley, having known each other since each individual’s Chrysalis.

Hopefully, I’ll get some replies!
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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by Spectrum » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:10 pm

Yes! Please!
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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by Hoid » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:52 pm

Ideas? For a character, that is? Questions?

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Post by Spectrum » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:28 pm

Yes, too many- to both questions :)
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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by Hoid » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 pm

LOL Well...let’s bounce some ideas back and forth!

Such as:
Kithain?
Gallain of some sort?
Nunnehi or Menehune?
Adhene?
Inanimae?

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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by catsi563 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:56 pm

we talking 2nd edition ?

because ive got a red cap knife fighter that might be fun
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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by Hoid » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 pm

20th Anniversary, buuuuut, backwards comparability is not really an issue. So yeah, 2e is fine.

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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by Hoid » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:34 pm

The main differences are this:
* More Arts in the corebook.
* A lot more kiths, with full information on all fae types from 2e, up to and including the hsien.
* Invoking the Dragon’s Ire is now an Art. A pretty cool one, too!
* A fatter setting chapter...which includes metaplot-updates.
* Aaaaand...Unleashing. Which is the coolest thing 20th Anniversary has to offer.

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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by Hoid » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:00 am

I have all the 20th Anniversary books for Changeling on pdf, plus a fan-made book, “Kithbook Faun”. So, despite being set in Concordia, African kiths, Middle Eastern kiths as well as South American kiths are perfectly acceptable. (As are Australian aborigine kiths, Though why they’d be in Concordia would be quite quite interesting...)

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Post by catsi563 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:35 am

I imagine that the dreamtime is basically ozzy speak for Concordia and the fey wilds. so it wouldn't shock me to see them stalking the courts of both winter and summer in the slighest.
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Post by Hoid » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 am

Well, to be honest, “Dreamtime” is a hazy term. It refers to the Dreaming, but also to the three layers of the Umbra, as well as Australian Horizon Realms. It’s also crazy strong, too, and the Kithain cluster along the coast. Inner Australia, chimerically, belongs to the Spirit Beings (‘Spirit Being’ is the term for the native aborigine changelings).

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Post by catsi563 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 am

yeha it is honestly I basically saved myself a lot of hassle by basically linking all the spirit realms together and they were all basically fairie with the spirit world being like the mayonnaise between the interdimensional bread slices. that way if I needed to cross something over there it was.

If you read Harry Dresden the fey wilds are very similar to the dreaming in that regard in that like you say they are crazy strong and like the fey wilds never the same with each passing day.
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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by nowhereman2 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm

I'm unfamiliar with this premise. What is a changeling? A shape shifter?
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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by FuzzyBoots » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:06 pm

Changeling: the Dreaming
The fae are creatures of dreams, drawing magical power and their very existence from "Glamour", the dreams of mankind. Glamour created and maintains a separate realm of imagination known as the Dreaming, from which the fae originally came to the mortal world. During the Iron Age and the subsequent rise of rational thought and science, glamour became less common in the real world, and the opposing force of banality could injure or kill the fae. In response, the fae nobility (the sidhe) withdrew to Arcadia, their home deep in the Dreaming, and the commoner fae developed "the Changeling Way Ritual" and became changelings. Eventually banality became so strong that the Dreaming was sundered from reality. This time period is known as the Shattering and it is associated with the time of the Black Plague. It was at this time that the Changeling Way ritual was created allowing fae spirits to inhabit human bodies alongside the human host's soul. For many years commoner changelings lived amongst mortals and made their way as best they could in a world where glamour was fading, this was the Interregnum. Then came the Resurgence, man landed on the moon and belief and dreams broke open the doors to Arcadia. Some sidhe were able to return by inhabiting existing human bodies. With the return of the sidhe and their desire to once again rule all changelings, the Accordance War broke out. Commoners and nobles fought for control of the freeholds and glamour until a peace accord was reached by the new High King David.

Traditionally, a changeling is a fairy child substituted for a human baby, but Changeling: The Dreaming uses a very different interpretation. In the game, a changeling is a fae soul born into a human body. Early in the human's life, usually before puberty, they undergo the "Chrysalis", a magical awakening of the fae soul which previously lay dormant. Once through the Chrysalis, the Changeling exists simultaneously in both the "real" world and in the "chimerical" reality of the fae, where creative ideas and imagination have substance. (The metaphysical aspects of this are the complex concepts present in the game.) The human soul becomes joined with/cohabits alongside the fae soul.

As well as the usual roleplaying traits representing their skills and abilities, Changeling characters are further defined by their ties to the Dreaming. Each Changeling has Seelie and Unseelie aspects of their being, one of which dominates a given Changeling. The courts do not easily map onto human ideas of good and evil, but instead represent a host of philosophies - light and shadow, law and freedom, duty and passion. In days past rule would be divided between the courts, the Seelie court ruling in the summer months from Beltaine to Samhain, and the Unseelie court in winter from Samhain to Beltaine, but now an uneasy truce exists and each court rules its own regions. Each Changeling has two legacies, one for each court, which represent how the dual nature of her fae soul is expressed.

Each Changeling is also a member of a "kith". Somewhat like different species of fairy, a Changeling's kith indicates the kind of dreams which birthed her soul in the Dreaming. The kiths are based on fairy archetypes from various sources, and while the most common kiths are drawn largely from Irish mythology, many others also exist. The descriptions below touch on only a few of the types of stories or traditional fairies which correlate to each Kith.

Each Changeling also falls into a certain seeming which is related to their age. The seemings include Childlings, which are the youngest group between the ages of three and thirteen, Wilders, which are between the ages of thirteen and twenty five, and Grumps, which include any older changelings though they rarely make it very long before becoming undone. As Changelings age and pass through the various seemings they lose some of their glamour which is the stuff changeling magic is made of. They also gain Banality, a force created by mortal disbelief.

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Re: [Recruiting]Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary!

Post by Spectrum » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:33 pm

Hoid wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 pm
LOL Well...let’s bounce some ideas back and forth!

Such as:
Kithain?
Gallain of some sort?
Nunnehi or Menehune?
Adhene?
Inanimae?
Boggan, grump, male, accounting numbermancer (possibly with his grandaughter pooka, childling, female, wide eyed tomboy)
Eshu, wilder, female, monster hunter inspired by the Radioactive music video
sidhe (autumn), wilder, female, Snow White and her Seven Dreamers- would be better to be set in Orlando or Annaheim areas
Slaugh, grump, ?, antiNoble terrorist/assassin
Satyr, wilder, female, Cam girl
Troll, wilder, female, 'Pebble'- baby sister/daughter? to 'the Rock' (and now I'm feeling old)


Well, those are a few ideas off the top of my head. Really depends on what the setting is and what other people want to play.
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