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It's over

This is probably the last time I'll be using this icon (at least, in this journal).

I had a talk with the hubby this morning, and I think I've come to the conclusion that the magic is definitely gone from Changeling: The Dreaming for me. I've played and run it for over a decade, and I think I've pretty much wrung every story I can out of it.

It's time to close this chapter of my GMing career, put the books on the shelf, and walk away. I might come back to the game, I might not. But I really need a break from CtD.

So, goodbye, Changeling: The Dreaming. We had a lot of fun together. The memories I made with you will stay with me forever, and you'll always have a special place in my heart. But now, I need to move on.

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mythdude
Apr. 12th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I think the question that we are all asking is...

Can I have your books? ;P

Kidding! Kidding. Now, I feel the same way about Werewolf. I ran it for 3 years straight in High school and now its just not as much fun. I'm kind of being made to run a Forsaken game these days but I just don't feel like running.

Hopefully some day you can return to Changeling. ^_^
efbq
Apr. 12th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Every time you close a door...
So, what is inspiring you to run these days? What stories appeal which just never fit in that particular box?

Or maybe it's time to just enjoy playing for a while?
thegamemistress
Apr. 12th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Every time you close a door...
I got tired of trying to fit characters into a particular box ("kith" in CtD lingo). It's very freeing not to have to shoehorn a character into a particular kith that didn't really fit, but was the closest of the ones I had to choose from.

There are a lot of stories that don't quite fit with CtD - or that fit better into another game. It's very refreshing not to have to deal with a world that insists that every member of group X MUST hate every member of group Y, and that characters are over the hill or have to forget they're more than human by 25 (or else they go bonkers).

The CJ Carella's WitchCraft game I'm helping the hubby run has lots of potential for stories that never fit into the box that was CtD. I think it'll be fun to tell them.



cleverusername2
Apr. 12th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
I can respect that. We game for fun, and if it's not fun for you you have to find somethig that is. It sounds like you have a few alternate games, so no problem. The "magic" is always out there when you find the right group with the right game. :D
hetzakoatl
Apr. 12th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
*snugs*

My question is, are you going to continue running rpgs?
thegamemistress
Apr. 12th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Running RPGs, yes. Running CtD, no. At least, not for quite a while.
ambrose_rinaldo
Apr. 12th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
*applause & hugs*
ramius_rathorne
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
As much as I will miss the annual UBCon Changeling game, as well as the LJ-game, I understand and respect your decision. Enjoy your time away. Should you wish to come back to the game, you'll have the books. If not, it was a wild ride.
thegamemistress
Apr. 13th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
Thank you.

And who knows...by the time next UBCon rolls around, I could be feeling nostalgic for it. ;)
the_gargoyle
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
I always tell Justric that if you are not enjoying yourself while playing, you are not really 'playing', you're working instead.

Of course, if you are into writing, you can always try to create a new game. Maybe about mutant bunnies fighting the overlords at Ben and Jerry's with mechs across time and the universe, using a d31 system....
clay_satyr
Apr. 15th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Ya... speaking of that... (the writing, not the bunnies) I'm actually thinking of sending an idea to WW for Changeling 2.0

It'll address some of those issues.
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