Changeling Dancers in the Dusk has 45 ratings and 0 reviews. Expanded information on dreams and nightmares, from the dreamscapes that ensnare the. Arguably one of the strengths of Changeling the Lost as a line is that as a The opening of Dancers in the Dusk suggests it is about bringing. Changeling: Dancers in the Dusk | Role Playing Games | Role Playing Games, rpgs | The Deepening Darkness Sunlight fades, and the world cools. The sounds .

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The Lost game line. It is a resource meant mainly for the Storyteller, focused on fleshing out your game with material for the in-between places, and how to introduce and use the threads of Fate to tie your story together. Dancers includes new topography for Dreamscapes, the Skein, and those beings your players may encounter while traveling through Dreams.

There are suggestions for incorporating some aspects of Mage in the book as well, specifically dealing with the Astral Plane. It expands the Hedge by presenting several new places and Hobgoblins for your players to encounter.

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There are also four new Entitlements, each illustrating cbangeling aspect introduced in the book. A companion book, Swords at Dawn, will be geared more for the players, and is due to release in June It is richest in the number of places and beings, both in the Dreamscape and in the Hedge, which your players can encounter. However, as a Storyteller, you would be remiss in not taking some time and really reading the discussions of what Dreams and Fate mean to one of the Lost.

From start to finish, Dancers touches on some very deep topics, but stays focused on the in-between places.

The sections on Dreams, Fate, and The Hedge give several different options for you as a Storyteller to use, while staying with the theme of the in-between. They are tied together well with the last chapter on Storytelling, the introduction of a new non-Seasonal Court, and the four new Entitlements.

What changes in the in-between? That is what this book and the upcoming Swords is meant to give us. Dreams lie between awake and asleep. Fate lies between our start and end, and just as the Lost are products of Earth and Arcadia, the Hedge is the physical manifestation of that in-between state. The mood is one of darkening times, but not of hopelessness. The first chapter delves into Dreams, where our minds wrest with the chaos chahgeling past and present.


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It is a fertile ground for Changelings who travel the Skein, which are all Dreams that are, were, and will be. There, they can wield almost Other-like powers. Incubi, other Lost, Morpheans and True Fae. For those Storytellers who want to mix lines, there are sidebar discussions of how it works in Mage and which supplements to check out, including Astral Realms, both for its existing archetypal realms as well as instructions on how to tailor some for your story.

The Dream chapter is more than a skim. There are some very complex ideas here, and though what is presented is minimal, think of them as seeds; the potential changelling exploration is great. There are also mechanics for traveling the Skein, extended mechanics on how to handle Chnageling combat, and what happens when the characters are trapped. All the extended mechanics have references to where you can find the originals in the main book.

As for the Dreamscapes, there are eight types of Dreams complete with story structure, types of encounters, and purposes of the Dream, as well as any changes in mechanics.

The second chapter deals with Fate. There are several theories from the Changeling perspective of what, or who, Fate is, the impact it has on the individual characters dancwrs their surroundings, and how changelig incorporate Fate without beating your players about the head with predestination.

It can be either the presence of the Wyrd, a sentient being that was the progenitor of the Others, or a facet of the Wyrd which could dudk used to trap an Other, and those are just a few of the possibilities.

The Lost protect themselves and build their fragile in-between places with promises, called Pledges. The book changgeling you solid guidance on how to incorporate that journey into your game. It describes how to connect the characters to the larger picture, crafting Fateful circumstances to reinforce it, and, of course, there is always dusi for prophecies. This chapter also includes more creatures of Fate, the Moirae, as well as Dusk Magic, new Goblin Contracts, and expanded mechanics on Kenning.


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Also in this chapter are variant mechanics for characters to force others into unwitting Pledges. The chapter on the Hedge is rife with places and creatures.

Characters quickly discover that these are their memories, mementos, and deepest secrets — things that they may not have been ready to share with their Motley yet. A wide variety of Hobgoblins are here too, roughly half the chapter, and they are broken up into some categories: Doctors, Hunters, Tinkers, Merchants, and more.

Some of them are denizens of the areas detailed here, others can be sent to help or hinder. Here, the Wyrd is set as the center point, the ultimate in-between space. It protects Changelings and fuels Contracts as well as the Hedge. It gives them power, but at the potential cost of their sanity.

The Wyrd gives and takes, and could be what spawns their very Fate. However, lest your players get buried under all the gloom and doom, there are suggestions to help the Storyteller balance some lighter moments as well.

Each of the four Entitlements touches upon one of the aspects of the book. The whole feel of this book is one of scurrying home as darkness falls, and what happens on that journey.

As times get harder and more of the Lost are keenly aware of their Fates, the Court of Dusk thrives. They are fatalistic, but not doomsayers, which makes them more fusk and motivates them to get the most they can danfers of the journey.

There are themes of death and sensuality in the book; there are also NPCs in the Dreams and Hobgoblin chapters that are more sensual in nature.

I highly recommend Dsncers in the Dusk for any Storyteller who wants to expand their Changeling setting. You must be logged in to post a comment. Send post to email address, comma separated for multiple emails. Send me emails with awesome news and cool events. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.