Something fishy is going on this week, as we plunge into the murky waters of Blood-Dimmed Tides. Technically, this is a general World of Darkness sourcebook rather than a Changeling sourcebook, with material for the “Big Five” game lines of mostly 2nd Edition. (Coming at the start of 1999, this includes both notes about Vampire’s recent Revised rules, and helpful instructions for how to party like it’s.) But Changeling has the lionfish’s share of material, with practically an entire mini-Kithbook in its chapter, dedicated to those mysterious and beguiling merfolk of the deep. Combined with things like aquatic story hooks, underwater combat rules, and ample crossover opportunities, we believe that it’s still a worthy edition to the canon. In fact, it left us thirsty for more!
(But listen, if you’re thirsty, don’t drink seawater, because there are probably mechanics in the Appendix about how quickly it will kill you. And don’t drink fishmilk unless you’re into that kind of thing.)
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Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) has a vial of tetrodotoxin ready for the next person who mocks Aquaman.
Pooka G (any pronoun/they) informs you that a shark on whiskey is mighty risky. (A shark on beer… is a, uh… a beer engineer.)
The very deep did rot: O Christ!
That ever this should be!
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs
Upon the slimy sea.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”