episode 88.1 — storyteller’s screens

Changeling the Podcast
Changeling the Podcast
episode 88.1 — 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:

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