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Changeling the Podcast is a weekly exploration of the roleplaying game Changeling the Dreaming. Episodes range from readthroughs of books, to interviews with people relevant to Changeling, to deep dives into various topics. We are two fans of the game who are excited to share our love for Changeling with you all.

Changeling the Podcast Joshua HIllerup and Pooka Gar

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Changeling the Podcast is a weekly exploration of the roleplaying game Changeling the Dreaming. Episodes range from readthroughs of books, to interviews with people relevant to Changeling, to deep dives into various topics. We are two fans of the game who are excited to share our love for Changeling with you all.

    State of the Podcast, Season 3

    State of the Podcast, Season 3

    And so we come once again to a bit of downtime, as we wind up the first half of Season 3. It's just another minisode on the eve of the solstice, to let you know where things stand and what we've been up to, plus some of our plans when we return in six weeks, give or take. We're getting our schedule of recordings together and making plans for getting through some books we want to read, and thinking ahead to our Changeling 30th Anniversary celebration next year... but mostly we're looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation. Thanks for your continued support, and keep an eye out for our return!



    In the meantime, stay up to date with our summery goings-on at:




    Discord: https://discord.me/ctp



    Email: podcast@changelingthepodcast.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082973960699



    Mastodon: https://dice.camp/@ChangelingPod



    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/changelingthepodcast



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ChangelingThePodcast




    your hosts



    Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) will be spending the break perfecting that flan recipe. Flan for everyone! Flan for ever.
    Pooka G (any pronoun/they) is typing this from the other side of the planet, due to Secret Piskey Tendencies.



    Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer.
    —The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz

    • 10 min
    Storyteller's Screens

    Storyteller's Screens

    We were going to just release this bit of content as Patreon content because it's our shortest yet, but by popular demand, here it is as a minisode...! For all of you Storytellers who feel the need to hide yourselves away from your players, or maybe just shield your dice from revealing too much, the Storyteller's screen is a time-honored tool of the trade. Changeling has had three over the years, one for each edition: some flimsy cardboard, some slightly sturdier cardboard, and most recently for C20, a glossy masterpiece of solidity. For the next eight and a half minutes, we give some comparative notes on what one finds there. May it be helpful to anyone in the market for a physical piece of obfuscation!



    Ourselves, we hide behind the following:




    Discord: https://discord.me/ctp



    Email: podcast@changelingthepodcast.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082973960699



    Mastodon: https://dice.camp/@ChangelingPod



    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/changelingthepodcast



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ChangelingThePodcast




    your hosts



    Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) has a screen that just keeps unfolding until it fully encloses the Storyteller in an geodesic cardboard fort.
    Pooka G (any pronoun/they) prefers to Storytell from a raised dais, concealing dice rolls and notes from the plebs with lights and smoke.



    I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
    —Henry David Thoreau, Walden

    • 8 min
    Kithbook: Boggans

    Kithbook: Boggans

    Yes, we already did an episode on those long-suffering boggans, but don't you think they deserve another? Having dealt with the fanmade "old" Kithbook: Boggans previously (check out https://changelingthepodcast.com/podcast/episode-77-old-kithbook-boggans/), we are now moving on to the new Kithbook: Boggans, released as a Kickstarter goal for C20. In the spirit of the older editions' kithbooks, the text deals with boggan history and society, some famous examples of their kith, and tidbits of lore for the discerning crafty-fae. This rounds out at last the full set of kithbooks from the original commoners (because the sidhe had plenty of their own books already), and also our slate of Lost in the Library episodes before our summer hiatus...! So we hope this will tide you over for book content, for the time being.



    You can purchase the book at: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/242685?affiliate_id=3063731



    Feel free to stop by our other spaces online, as long as you wipe your feet first:




    Discord: https://discord.me/ctp



    Email: podcast@changelingthepodcast.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082973960699



    Mastodon: https://dice.camp/@ChangelingPod



    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/changelingthepodcast



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ChangelingThePodcast




    your hosts



    Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) judged the Craftlympics this year and doesn't regret giving a "3" to that one wilder; they know who they are.
    Pooka G (any pronoun/they) wonders if the Wife of Bath would be on Tinder.



    It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
    —Bilbo Baggins in J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Book of Freeholds

    Book of Freeholds

    The freehold is the center of changeling life, providing safety, community, and a connection to the Dreaming for wayward Kithain. But what makes each of them unique? We get some extensive systems and suggestions to answer this question in Book of Freeholds, a C20 supplement that greatly expands previous editions' take on building them. It's a short but dense book, and in this episode, we scour it for the double handful of drossy tidbits that players and STs alike will find useful.



    You can purchase the book at: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/239407?affiliate_id=3063731



    And follow the trod to find us at:




    Discord (our digital freehold!): https://discord.me/ctp



    Email: podcast@changelingthepodcast.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082973960699



    Mastodon: https://dice.camp/@ChangelingPod



    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/changelingthepodcast



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ChangelingThePodcast




    your hosts



    Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) is well known hither and yon for keeping a tidy, ship-shape thorpe.
    Pooka G (any pronoun/they) tried to start a freehold, but bought too many decorative soaps and accidentally made a B&B instead.



    My house—
    't's out of the ordinary!
    That's right—
    Don't wanna hurt nobody...!
    —Talking Heads, "Burning Down the House"

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Gimme Shelter w. Bram Clark

    Gimme Shelter w. Bram Clark

    Alternate and/or historical settings for Changeling is always something that piques our interest. So we were keen to read the Gimme Shelter Player's Guide supplement (released April 2) that presents the fae of Swinging Sixties London. We're joined this week by the book's author, Bram Clark, who talks with us about his take on this slice of pre-Resurgence life. Clocking in at over 300 pages, the Guide is one of the longest homebrews on the entire Storytellers' Vault. Our conversation goes through the development, art, design... Bram's associated Player's Kit presaged something intriguing, but this was beyond what we expected. Hopefully this episode will give you some ideas about how to use it at your table!



    Many a link below!




    The book itself: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/476344?affiliate_id=3063731



    The pay-what-you-want Player's Kit to give you a taste: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/408608?affiliate_id=3063731



    Bram's website, Esoteric Orders: https://www.esotericorders.com/



    Bram's Instagram, showcasing some of the art and inspiration in the book: https://www.instagram.com/bramclark/



    We make reference to the generous character sheet work of Chris "MrGone" Leland, whom you can support by buying through the STV: https://www.storytellersvault.com/browse.php?author=Chris%20%22MrGone%22%20Leland




    And the links for our own stuff:




    Discord: https://discord.me/ctp



    Email: podcast@changelingthepodcast.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082973960699



    Mastodon: https://dice.camp/@ChangelingPod



    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/changelingthepodcast



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ChangelingThePodcast




    your hosts



    Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) asks that you not bend, spike, fold or mutilate.
    Pooka G (any pronoun/they) zhooshes their riah before a bona cackle with the omi-palones, and nanti scharda.



    If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
    —John Lennon

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Yours to Keep and Ready-Made Characters

    Yours to Keep and Ready-Made Characters

    Now that we're through the corebook for C20, other supplements seem like small (but no less nourishing) potatoes. This time around is a double feature: we're flipping through Yours to Keep, the jumpstart and intro adventure for the edition, and Ready-Made Characters, a set of 13 write-ups (one for each core kith) and sample motleys to use in your game. Joining us is author of the first book, Christine Beard!, who talks about some of the process for reading, running, and writing jumpstart modules like this one. The two supplements feature some solid material to get you into the game beyond the corebook proper, so we encourage you to have a listen and hear what's what...!



    Links and things:




    Yours to Keep on the Storytellers Vault: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/217594?affiliate_id=3063731



    Ready-Made Characters on the same: https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/225641?affiliate_id=3063731



    Christine's website, The Petite Warlock: https://thepetitewarlock.com/



    Christine's Mastodon: https://dice.camp/@petitewarlock



    Christine's actual play podcast, The Cracked Die, for Pathfinder: https://crackeddie.com/




    And our panoply of social media as per usual:




    Discord: https://discord.me/ctp



    Email: podcast@changelingthepodcast.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082973960699



    Mastodon: https://dice.camp/@ChangelingPod



    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/changelingthepodcast



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ChangelingThePodcast




    your hosts



    Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) runs games with ready-mades, but they are not Changeling characters; they are Duchamp sculptures.
    Pooka G (any pronoun/they) assumes that a horror RPG jump-start would be called a jump-scare, yes?



    End, begin, all the same. Big change. Sometimes good, sometimes bad.
    —Aughra in The Dark Crystal

    • 1 hr 5 min

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