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Changeling Play-by-LJ game seeking players

I've been playing in this game for quite a while now, and it's a lot of fun.

Format: Live Journal
Genre: Modern fantasy (Changeling: The Dreaming)
Name: Epiphany: The Chronicles of Glass Pines
Contact: gaming.epiphany@chicorypatch.letterboxes.org
Website: ctd_epiphany
Minimum Age Requirement: None, but prospective players should be aware that there are (custom-locked) adult interludes in the game
Deadline: None

Specific Requirements

All players must join both the ctd_epiphany and epiphany_ooc LJ communities. Each player MUST play as many mortal characters as s/he plays fae ones. Also, this game is for fae and mortal characters ONLY; no vampire, werewolf, mage, hunter, etc. characters will be accepted. A basic familiarity with Changeling: The Dreaming is suggested for playing a fae character - no prior experience is needed for playing a mortal character.

Why do I have to play a mortal?

This game is about Epiphany. How do you get Glamour? This game is about developing those muse/dreamer relationships. On the dark side, it is about Ravaging and Rhapsody (see http://www.livejournal.com/community/epiphany_ooc/612.html for more information on the various paths to Epiphany).

It is suggested that you not play both halves of a Fae-Dreamer pair. This tends to remove the possibilities of interaction with the other players, and closes off a number of roleplaying opportunities for both characters.

Game Description

This game is character-driven and player-run. There is no Gamemaster, and thus, no single story. The purpose of the Moderator is to handle disputes. The most important rules are simple - be courteous, and treat your fellow players the way you would like to be treated.

epiphany_mod's Advice on Character Concepts

This game is pretty open and players are pretty free to play just about anything, but with that freedom comes some responsibility.

1. Play a character that can find allies among the other characters, or the other players will not know what to do with you. This game is low on the violent conflict; in fact, the conflict in this game is of the personal growth type.

2. Consider how your character will look in-game to the rest of the troupe. Would they like playing with it, or would they hate it? Try thinking about that character you want to play, and then imagining the person that you like least playing it. Then think about whether or not you would still like to play in that game.

3. Freeform games work better under a cooperative style among the players. Any time I have seen someone play a 'not a team player' character, it didn't work - sometimes very badly. This means think twice before playing that Dauntain.

Background on the Setting

This chronicle is set in the South New Jersey Pine Barrens. In the present day, it is a mishmash of farms and suburbs. But there is history too. There was the Jersey Devil. There were the old mills (Bells Lake was owned from 1899 to 1954 by the Bell family, who started -- and still owns 51% of -- General Mills, Inc., the "Big G" Cereal Company. Gold Medal has been the Bell family's brand name since establishing their first mill in Philadelphia in 1801!). There was iron hidden in the bogs. Also in the bogs were cranberries. The birthplace of American glassmaking was in the sandy forests, the land providing the resources and English settlers desperate for self-sufficiency turning to Germany to deal with England’s bans on colonial manufactures. England would not let glassmakers leave England, so the colonists hired German glass masters. The natural iron in the sand tinted the glass an aqua-green color, now recognized as South Jersey Green Glass.

The area we are talking about is BIG. So feel free to put your character anywhere, then advertise OOC of interaction. Some of the interaction will be just between two players, as Epiphany is rather personal.

This game is small, but growing - new players are most welcome!


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Jan. 29th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
You could always ask merna_walters - she's the one who came up with that list. :-)
Jan. 29th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
I've been dealing with nasty cold so perhaps I have not been too clear.

I don't know what a recc is, but what was the point of my comment...

I guess what I am saying is look at your character, look at how much fun you will have playing that concept then step into the shoes of the other players and decide if they would enjoy playing with that character or would they hate it. Would they sit there and say the character is twinkish. Just consider how the character will look in game to the rest of the troupe.
Jan. 29th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Hm... I'd be interested in playing a Mortal (never played Changeling, so I don't have the background for the Fae)... I'm thinking of a single mother with a child in St. Bridgets. Maybe she's a potter, so she can sell pieces to the Faerie Realm (or through, if they work with consignments).

Probably make her a very mundane person, but with her own level of 'living in interesting times'. She could be a good foil for all the fae (I'd ping about it in the OOC community, but apparently that needs moderator approval, so if you could pass my interest along I'd appreciate it).
Jan. 29th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
I approved you today.
Jan. 29th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
I think you can still get the quick-start changeling rules from the White-wolf website. At the very least, you'll know what a pooka, sidhe and nooker are. ;)

Welcome to the game.

Jan. 30th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, you can still find the Changeling Introductory Kit at http://www.white-wolf.com/Changeling%20Web%20Week/Changeling2preview.html ; if White Wolf's taken them down since they've introduced the new World of Darkness, theaceofspades was kind enough to put it together into a single PDF for rowan_academy; you can find the file at http://www.thegline.com/anima/Rowan/changeling-quickstart.pdf
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