Greetings, all! We’ve been taking a bit more of a break than we anticipated due to life getting in the way of podcasting, which slowed down our production process more than usual this week. But we’re getting back on track, beginning with this episode, a conversation with the cast of Toronto by Day: Tales from the Rookery, a Changeling game that streams regularly on Twitch. They’ve just wrapped up Season 2 (though it was still nearing its finale at the time of this recording), with Season 3 on the horizon. But in the meantime, join us as we chat with Cliff (the ST), Zev (player of Volodomir the nocker) and Crystal (player of Lilly the korred) about their experiences with CtD in general and this game in particular, with some helpful wisdom to share for anyone who’s thinking about running/joining a streaming game.
catching up on the show in question…
Our notes for this episode are rather brief, since the game sort of speaks for itself. (It is worth saying, this is probably the only time we’ve ever seen someone actually playing a korred.) But to that end, here’s the most recent installment with the current cast. Even if you don’t follow an actual play regularly to know the ins and outs of the plot, just skimming through any of their videos often gives a good idea of the timbre of the game and its players:
But! If you do want to check out the series from the start, the playlist for Season 1 can be found here, and for Season 2 here. Note that the shows are hosted on YouTube by, and the game is (loosely?) connected to the world of, Vancouver by Night and its family of games; if you enjoy Vampire and other games, check out their channel for additional tidbits.
…and keeping up with it in the future
So, if you want to watch the shows (which are pre-recorded, but broadcast live—formerly on Tuesdays, though this may change) as they air, you’ll want to check out some pages:
Linktree for VbN across other sites: https://linktr.ee/jadelens
(Again, as of this posting, the show is on its season hiatus, but that means this is the time to get yourself caught up for its return…!)
Some of the current cast also have various web presences if you want to follow their work elsewhere:
Cliff (the ST): on Instagram
Zev (Volodomir the nocker): on Twitter
Babe Blade (Rosaleen the sluagh): on Instagram
Nahjra (Fagua the eshu): on Twitter
Michael (Hunter the troll): on Twitter
Once again, we’d like to say thanks to the cast for chatting with us about the experience of running the game, and encourage you all to think about starting one of your own…!
Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) was trying to come up with rhymes for “livestream,” but couldn’t get past “thrive beam,” which is a concentrate ray of good vibes that instills anyone in its path with the energy and willpower to pull themselves out of dire circumstances.
Pooka G (any pronoun/they) was trying to come up with rhymes for “actual play,” but immediately went to “factual splay” which sounded kind of dirty and uncomfortable, so they decided to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies instead.
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely Players…
—William Shakespeare, As You Like It
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