Written material for my Changeling: the Lost game

I’ve posted a video talking about the planning that went into my Changeling: the Lost one-shot and the actual play of the game is also available on my Youtube channel; I’ve also combined all of the written material and graphics that I prepared for the game into a single zip file that you can access.

CTL Call of the Wyld zip file

 

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Planning my C:tL one-shot

Since the C:tL one-shot has now officially finished I can put up my “planning of” video showing some of the stages I went through to prep for it:

Call of the Wyld Hunt: One-shot Changeling game

Actual play video of our one-shot Changeling: the Lost game where a group of escapees from Arcadia go to extreme (and sometimes terminal) lengths to reclaim the lives that were stolen from them:

Sample Changeling NPC – Briarwolves

I’ve spent the last few hours writing up notes on the NPCs for my Changeling one-shot; I don’t want to post too much up at this point (although I do intend to put all the material up via Google Drive links after the game has run) so as not to spoil anything for my players but below is a taster of the sort of notes I’ve been making.

Briarwolves – Hounds of the Horned God

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Quick NPC stats for NWOD

As many of you may be aware, I’m currently prepping a Changeling: the Lost one-off game; I’ve just got to the point in my planning where I’m starting to actually put the stats down for the NPCs.

One of the things I like about Fate (okay look, I’ve done well, I got a whole sentence out before I mentioned it ;)) is that important NPCs are genned up like normal characters, but minor characters have a quicker method of creating NPCs where you basically note down a couple of descriptive terms for them and then jot down a few things they are good at and a couple they are bad at. Everything else they are considered to be average at.

I wondered whether this could be applied to NWOD; the corebook defines attributes and skills like this:

Attributes
o
Poor
oo Average
ooo
Good
oooo
Exceptional
ooooo
Outstanding

Skills
o
Novice
oo
Practitioner
ooo
Professional
oooo
Expert
ooooo
Master

So for the game I’m running (certainly for minor NPCs) I’m going to use the following dice pool ratings:

Bad at: dice pool 2
Average at: dice pool 4
Good at: dice pool 6

This should hopefully allow me to quickly create some minor NPCs without needing to have a cribsheet for them all.

Example NPC:

Corrupt Beat Cop
Description: Uphold the law, willing to look the other way for the right incentive.
Good at: Shooting, driving
Bad at: Resisting a bribe, working out when they are being tricked, resisting mental coersion.
The NPC will be assumed to be ‘average’ at anything not mentioned in the above description (dice pool 4).

Pre-genned Character Backgrounds for C:tL

You may have seen my recent post about the pre-genned characters that are going to be used in my one-off C:tL game in a couple of weeks (if not you can find it here); this evening I’ve finished writing out the backgrounds for each of the characters and have posted them out to the players (who have already selected which characters they are going to be).

You can read the backgrounds using the following links:

  • Blaze BG

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVpAo4rxDGudnlaUFkxMll3UHM/view?usp=sharing

  • Bones BG

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVpAo4rxDGuWW1yRDVZUWxRdUk/view?usp=sharing

  • Hare BG

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVpAo4rxDGuRlpKV3V6Q2t3Mlk/view?usp=sharing

  • Sway BG

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVpAo4rxDGuZDhGUjNRbjd4SW8/view?usp=sharing

  • Wolf BG

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVpAo4rxDGuOGItYjl0ZEpxMWM/view?usp=sharing

Call of the Wyld Hunt: Pre-genned Characters

I’m preparing for the Changeling: the Lost one-shot that I’m going to be running in a couple of week; in the game the five players are going to be using pre-generated characters, I’ve just finished creating them, anyone interested can find details below:

  • Blazeblaze

You were once a promising sports star at NYU, the local newspapers called you the “shining light of the football team”; a small ligament injury caused you to briefly lose your edge but some of your team-mates said they’d
scored something to help you get it back so you arranged to meet them at Central Park. Unfortunately it turns out something else has seen your light and it took you and your team-mates to a land of cold and pain where you burned to light the way for inhuman things, somehow you lead some other captives to a way back, they’re your team now.

Blaze character sheet

  • Bones

bonesAs a mortician attached to the NYPD you eventually started to put the pieces together, every 10 years a dozen people disappeare from the blocks surrounding Central Park but it appeared as though someone was covering
it up; you poked a little too deeply and one night as snow began to fall and you investigated one of the disappearance scenes the Horned God came for you, spiriting you away to his land of night where your skills were put to use preparing his kills, some of whom cried out in all too human voices; then one day you found the key to free the burning man from his prison.

Bones character sheet

  • Hare

hareYou used to work in Central Park, sure you’d heard the rumours about how the previous ranger had disappeared almost 10 years before and that they’d been unable to find a replacement, but you loved your job and weren’t going to let any urban legends spoil it. So one night when you heard a sound like
an animal in pain you rushed out only to see a young woman being snatched away but a horned creature sat atop a demonic horse; without thinking you tried to prevent the abduction and were rewarded by being
taken to a land of ice and snow where you became the prey they hunted.

Hare character sheet

  • Sway

swayYou were one of the finest dancers touring with the NY Ballet when one glorious winter night your fiancé popped the question you’ve been waiting to hear just outside the entrance to Central Park; horns sounded in the background and for a moment you thought Mark had hired them, but it was not only Mark who your beauty had captivated, and your new suitor
spirited you both away to a land of beautiful madness. You never saw Mark again but in time you were able to use your whiles to discover the location of the key to help free yourself & some of your fellow captors.

Sway character sheet

  • Wolf

wolfAs a bouncer working outside the clubs in the districts surrounding Central Park you normally knew when to keep clear of trouble, you could almost smell it; you never knew why when you heard the young red haired man being taken that you tried to interfere but the next thing you knew you were bounds and shackled, little more than a hunting hound. Somehow you managed to survive; holding on to your humanity and your sense of
self  until the young man appeared again, now burning like fire and lead
you back to the human world.

Wolf character sheet

NWOD condensed cheatsheet for Call of the Wyld Game

One of the things I really enjoyed when playing the excellent NWOD games run by Amy Williams at the recent UKGE (you can read my post about that here) was the condensed/simplified version of the NWOD rules that were used; these worked great for a one-off session and are something I was keen to carry forward myself.

Since i’m going to be running a Changeling: the Lost one-off soon I decided to have a go at putting together a condensed NWOD cheatsheet to give to my players (very few of whom have played NWOD before).

You can view the sheet by clicking on the link below:

NWOD condensed cheatsheet

Call of the Wyld Hunt Character Teaser

I’ve been working away this morning preparing five pre-genned characters for the Call of the Wyld Hunt Changeling one-shot that I’m going to be running in a few weeks time.

I’ve made a good start on them and have the kiths and their roles in Arcadia defined so I thought that I’d post a little teaser for the characters, you can access the PDF by clicking on the link below:

Call of the Wyld Character Teaser

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Call of the Wyld Hunt

I’ll shortly be running a Changeling: the Lost game one-off (using a streamlined version of the rules); in order to get the players into the mood of the game I created the video below: