Some people were all, “Where’s Changeling at? I want to play with it.” To which I respond, “Um, okay?”
So I just want to start this out by saying here’s the core Changeling template rules.
Pretty cool, right? A lot of this is familiar. Some of it was already shared via forums and previous teasers. Some is totally new. But, this is basically the difference between a Changeling: The Lost character and a Chronicles of Darkness mortal character.
You know what else? I can predict the future, and act accordingly to change the course of time itself. Because right now (well after I wrote this post) you’re saying, “That’s great, but how am I supposed to toy with this material if I don’t know what Contracts look like?”
It’s cool. I’ve got you covered. Here’s Contracts. This isn’t all of them, but it’s a more than healthy sample.
And before the next question, don’t worry your head. I know you love the way we’ve been doing Merits in Chronicles of Darkness. So I want to give you some of those to play with, too. Again, this is not a complete list. In particular, it doesn’t contain many of the Merits that deal with subsystems like dreams.
Wait. Dreams are a subsystem in the core book? You think I’d let you down like that? Here’s dream walking.
Okay. So, you’ve got all these fun systems to toy with. But how can you put those together into characters you can actually play? I guess you’d need the character creation rules to do that.
I shared plenty of Kith and Seeming material before. That still exists, and you can find it and other previews collected here. If you have the Chronicles of Darkness Rulebook, this should be playable. Or, Changeling the Lost, First Edition with the God-Machine Chronicle rules update.
Now, what would I like from you? Mess with things. Have fun. Play games.
If you get the chance, fill out this questionnaire. I’ll be using these notes as part of my final pass through the text. Like I said before, this is hardly complete; it’s a few targeted chunks. But it should be enough to get a feel.
What I don’t need is notes about typos and stuff like that. This isn’t through editing. So it’s just a waste of everyone’s time. We’ll run it through an editor, I’ve still got revisions to do, then we’ll look at all that polish on the back end.
Edit: I’m feeling generous. Here’s Pledges.