Happy Halloween! In accordance with the spoopy traditions of the day, we’re talking this time about Wraith: the Oblivion, the World of Darkness game that came out just before Changeling in the original lineup (and similarly underappreciated). Although the fae and ghosts might not seem to have too much in common, thematically or metaphysically, in truth… there’s a bunch. Since neither of us are experts in the game, we’ve called in fellow podcaster Victor Kinzer for a wide-ranging discussion about the two games, some detailed history and lore (warning: a couple spoilers about the Wraith metaplot are contained herein!) and their potential for crossover. Whether you want to do Freddy Krueger-style nightmare-infesting evil ghost monster things, or simply give your sluagh PC something to do while everyone else goes around romancing and swashing buckles or whatever, listen on…
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where to find victor online
Check out Victor’s work at:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kinzer_V
- Walking Away from Arcadia, a Changeling podcast: https://walkingawayfromarcadia.podbean.com/
- Shadowbound, a Wraith podcast: https://anchor.fm/shadowboundpodcast/
- Victor’s work on the Storytellers’ Vault: https://www.storytellersvault.com/browse.php?author=Victor%20Kinzer
Victor also mentioned the YouTube channel “Ask A Mortician”, which is surely a good spot to check out answers to a variety of death-related questions you may have, either for your game, or just your own edification. Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/c/AskAMortician.
Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) saw a ghost one time, but it turned out to just be an ill-tempered stork wearing a sheet with holes cut out for eyes.
Pooka G (any pronoun/they) is in favor of that afterlife where you get infinite pastries and talk about X-Men for eternity.
“I see dead people… Walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other; they only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead…” —Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense