episode 35 – book of lost Dreams

Changeling the Podcast
Changeling the Podcast
episode 35 - book of lost Dreams

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a tabletop RPG with a rich setting is in want of an overflow book for all the material unceremoniously cut from the corebook. Changeling’s 2nd edition was no exception, and so we have the Book of Lost Dreams, a slim volume that touches on crossover rules with other WoD games, resources for Storytellers, Unseelie Houses, an introductory adventure… all of it packaged with a seemly Storytellers’ Screen, behind which you can roll dice with secrecy and aplomb. In this episode, we riffle through its pages, as well as two of the associated products from the early days: the Introductory Kit and the updated Toys will be Toys adventure. These are echoes of the earliest internet days for White Wolf and Changeling as well, so naturally, we wax nostalgic more than we probably need to.

If you’re into buying the BoLD, here’s a link: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/43?affiliate_id=3063731. It’s kind of intriguing how this was apparently the 43rd product ever added to DriveThruRPG; it seems that many of the early ones consisted of the White Wolf back catalog, uploaded in alphabetical order. (Aberrant is #3, Adventure! is #5, Alien Hunger is #8…) And then, the Intro Kit is free!-ly available at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/89894?affiliate_id=3063731 for your perusal. As for the Storyteller’s screen illustrated by Rebecca Guay, well, check it out:

A lovely pastoral scene behind which to decide the fate of your players, no? Note how it moves through the seasons as you proceed from left to right, because that’s the kind of cool stuff one should do with art. Lastly, as always, here are our social media links:

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Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) ran the “Capture the Flag” adventure as a freeform LARP. The government of Ontario has yet to set a court date.
Pooka G (any pronoun/they) lost some dreams once, but it turns out they were just buried under several sarongs and tapestries.

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
—Elizabeth Bishop, “One Art”