We've just finished Black Spot / Zone Blanche on Netflix, and I was so inspired that I have to talk about it. Since it's such a great example of a World of Darkness-style setting, I've done up a full location worksheet about it, based on my worksheets for game settings and writing projects. There are no major spoilers because I hope you'll check out the show for yourself!
Has it really been nearly 3 years since I've posted to this website? It hardly seems possible - but given how crazy Real LifeTM has been, it's understandable. I hope to offer a lot more soon. For now, I have updated my article on goblin markets. I now have 2 generators, one for markets and one for merchants, and a discussion of how to figure out costs.
I have added a Changeling based short story called Useful Things. It showcases a few rarities. First, it's the story of an elderly man near the end of his life, not exactly the target you would expect for the fae. The man is based on my grandfather and this story is my way of dealing with the way in which he died, so it is also rare in that it has a more direct and strong personal component for me.
It also involves a Keeper that doesn't seek to torment or trick his charges into service. Instead, he sends his representatives to find those who might want to work for him in factories that produce goods from people's dreams. Terms and conditions apply, of course, but the choice to go and stay is up to the employee, and the Smiling Gray Man follows every agreement to the letter. This is an example of a different kind of True Fae than the ones the books rely upon the most. He is the creation of my partner in crime, Nate, and used with his kind permission.
As a part of completely revamping the Followers of Set for our games, I have rewritten them as a Covenant that could work for Masquerade or Requiem. I have been meaning to do this for a long time and was aided by my partner, Nate. I also reworked the basic overview on sects in both games. I hope you enjoy it!
With permission, I have linked to a wonderful Google doc that's been put together by a Changeling Storyteller as a guide to running games set in Detroit. It's beautifully organized and has a lot of meat on its bones, so check it out!
After considerable effort, I've finished my revamp of kiths and their powers. I hope they will be of use to anyone who's looking to balance them or to have more options for character building. If you do use them, please feel free to let me know.
I've added rules that I've worked on for drugs in the World of Darkness. They cover intoxicants from alcohol to heroin, do not follow the core setup, and might get more mechanical than some will care for, but can be of interest to folks who are looking for more options.
I've recently revamped my Location Worksheet from the ground up and in different formats. With any luck, it's what I need for now and it'll be useful to others.
After many years, I returned to an old outline I had and finished an article to help people run and play Changeling. If you've ever wondered or heard people ask, "But what do changelings do?" or if you're having trouble figuring out what to do next, my new article is for you.
I've finally finished fiddling with my redesign of Changeling Seeming blessings and curses, so I've put them up on their own brand-new page. I also added a new Seeming I've been hoping to finish, the Automata. Check it out!
I've added more links to my World of Darkness links page, namely sites that I've used for research. I also fixed a few links on other pages and will be working on things behind the scenes here, so stay tuned.
Yet more work has been done on my goblin fruit guide since I wanted to clarify some things about examining goblin fruit and I wanted to add some tables you can use to roll up goblin fruit in your game. If you just need to come up with something right away and you want some inspiration or guidance, you can now grab a d10 and spend a minute or two rolling up a new kind of fruit. Stick a name on it when you're done and voila!
After a kind, inquisitive email from a reader, I looked the goblin fruit guide I came up with for Changeling and decided that it could use some expanding. It now offers more guidance for player characters who want to find, harvest, and grow goblin fruits and a brand new section on how to create your own goblin fruit in an organized way. Please feel free to let me know what you think of it!
Surprise, surprise! I received an email today from a reader asking about the web graphics that Sanguinus Curae used to offer for themed character sheets. It turned out that I had them all along but hadn't realized that they hadn't been added to the archive. They are now all available to view and for download. Keep in mind that they were created many years ago when web standards were different and when screen resolution sizes were much smaller. They are easily able to be altered, however. Part of me wishes I had the time to update the graphics so they're more generic and able to be used for new WoD sites, but right now I just don't.
What I do have time to update today is the basic navigation of this site. Everything is still here but has been consolidated in the hopes that the whole site will be easier to figure out. If you have any feedback, as always feel free to send it to me through the email link at the bottom of each page.
There are many updates to report today!
Changeling flaws have been updated to include GMC Conditions, and the seasonal Court variants have been entirely redone and now include options for all four Courts. After a lot more time and effort than I anticipated, I'm also posting my alternate rules for oneiromancy, including fixes for Skeinwalking.
On the World of Darkness front, I've assembled an alternative package of Virtues and Vices, striking a middle ground between the rules in the WoD main book and the GMC update. Questions and constructive feedback are always welcome, and I hope you enjoy the new stuff!
There are a few new pieces of art scattered around, and I've started reorganizing the navigation sidebar a bit. I've been wanting to completely reorganize to make things easier to find and easier for new gamers to understand for quite some time. If you have any suggestions toward that end, I'd love to hear them.
I received the God-Machine Chronicle book over the holiday season and have been absorbing it since! This morning, I was intrigued by a quick quip I heard in the Futurama episode Mobius Dick about a "colon that endlessly recycles time and space." From that, I made a God-Machine scenario called The Sands of Time. It's aimed at mummies but open to other character types. I hope you enjoy reading it and maybe even giving it a spin. If you have feedback, please let me know what you think!
Recently, I've been adjusting the links on the navigation bar at the left and I've added a button at the bottom right of the screen to help you send me speedy feedback. Today I updated, expanded, and refined my goblin market costs and prices chart. I hope to make many more updates this month but I know better than to promise anything. =P
Today, I have the first part of a piece of Changeling: the Lost fiction I've been itching to write for a little while. I'm discovering all kinds of things about the character that I didn't know before, even though I've run her as an NPC in my main Changeling game and she got a good amount of interaction in with the PCs. I love my Darling Nikki, and I hope you do, too! At any rate, it's been a long time since I've been able to write any fiction and I'm certainly no graphic artist, but this has been a lot of fun and I'm thinking I'll probably do more with this story and this character. Or, rather, she'll do more with me.
The full archives of all the Sanguinus Curae materials I received are now available to view, with printable versions of most things to follow.
I've added some links, an article on how to modify skills for Victorian Changeling, and another section of the Victorian timeline.
In addition to further updates in my Addendum to Victorian Lost, today's article focuses on how to use Damnation City for games set in the Victorian era.
I've started a new subsection just for Victorian-themed Changeling material, since I've found myself working on many pieces of it since the release of Victorian Lost.
I've posted my review of Victorian Lost: A Maze of Hedge and Smoke, the latest release for Changeling: the Lost (still one of my favorite games ever, and one which I've greatly enjoyed running recently!). A new merit has also been submitted for Changeling, as well!
I've put up some more of the disciplines from the Sanguinus Curae files and I have shared some in-depth advice on freehold creation for Changeling: the Lost. This advice is nowhere near complete yet, but it is informed by what I've learned from running my recent Changeling chronicle.
I've put up some more of the disciplines from the Sanguinus Curae files. I hadn't realized that I'd forgotten to convert a grip of them, so they'll be forthcoming in future updates.
I've added Changeling: the Lost material lately to the Game Additions page, including merits and flaws, and I've updated some things like my goblin fruit guide.
After posting it in sections on my Facebook group, I put up a full article on what I've learned from playing and running World of Darkness chronicles through email.