Judge us not by our seemings for we are never what we appear.
Come hither, changelings and join the dream-dance,
lest the winter come and the Dreaming pass into memory.
Recall your heritage! Let the games begin!
Twenty years ago, White Wolf published Changeling: the Dreaming, the fifth of their promised five game-lines that together comprised the World of Darkness. Seen by some as a lighter, more fantasy-based setting in the modern-day, and by others as the darkest gameWhite Wolf had yet created, players had to face the question of what happens once creativity and magic fades from their world.
This 20th Anniversary Edition of Changeling: the Dreaming returns to that deceptively bright yet terrifying world and both compiles and completes the concepts of the previous two editions. Led by veteran White Wolf and Onyx Path developer “Blackhat” Matt McFarland, our writing team consists of longtime Changeling creators like Ian Lemke, Jackie Cassada, Nicky Rea, and Peter Woodworth, as well as familiar names such as Holden Shearer, John Snead, Maggie Carrol, Matthew Dawkins, and Krister Michl. One and all are dedicated to making Changeling: the Dreaming Twentieth Anniversary Edition the most playable edition yet – while not losing the wonder, awe, and majesty that Changeling is known for.
- A revised and up to date look at the World of Darkness through the eyes of the Kithain – what has happened to the Dreaming in the last 20 years, and what is the state of Glamour and dreams?
- Rules for all of the kiths including in 2nd ed, plus fan favorites from other books: selkies, piskies, clurichaun, and both Arcadian and Concordian sidhe.
- Rules for the Gallain: The inanimae, the hsien, the Nunnehi, and others!
- An overhauled and reimagined system for fae magic, including new Arts and the powerful but dangerous practice of Unleashing!
- New full-color beautiful artwork as well as classic Changeling illustrations including remastered full page pieces of the kiths by Tony Diterlizzi.
Currently the book is still being written and developed, so we aren’t at the stage where we can put up the finished text, but we will be providing links to sections in progress in Updates throughout the course of this Kickstarter.
This Deluxe Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition Kickstarter is designed to enable us to create a deluxe hardcover edition that stands proudly on its own as an amazing volume, or together on a shelf with matching volumes of the Vampire: the Masquerade,Werewolf: the Apocalypse, Mage: the Ascension, and Wraith: the Oblivion 20th Anniversary Editions.
This Deluxe Changeling 20th is planned as a black leatherette hardcover with an inset disk on the spine featuring the C20 round symbol, with 300+ full color, gold-edged, interior pages, and a gold silk ribbon bookmark. Embossed into the front cover will be the iconic luna mothChangeling symbol.
Changeling 20th is finishing up the first draft stage of the writing process under the experienced eye of “Blackhat” Matt McFarland and we are running this Kickstarter for the Deluxe Editionnow, at this stage, to insure that our backers have the chance to have a say in the kind of package we’ll deliver. From comments, Rewards, and Stretch Goals, we will be working with backers to include their thoughts, names, and likenesses.
It’s pretty easy. Contribute any amount you want, bearing in mind the levels of contribution and their commensurate rewards over there on the right. If we hit our $50K goal, you’ll get the reward that goes with your level of contribution. PDFs and Print on Demand versions will be made available first in the form of a coupon from our online sales partner, DriveThruRPG.
Also, because this C20 Kickstarter stretches through the holiday season, and we know a lot of backers like to pledge for Rewards as gifts, we’ve created a special Changeling 20th Gift CardPDF so that you can download and print it out for the lucky person you are gifting!
Hi Res version to print out:
Screen Resolution version:
If you are pledging for an electronic C20 Reward we will send the links to you, and you can send them to your special person. If you are pledging for a physical C20 Reward, like the Deluxe book, we will send that book to whichever address you include as the shipping address when you fill out the Backer Survey.
Deluxe Changeling 20th Anniversary Edition will take multiple months from the closing date to print and ship. PDF Rewards and Add-ons will not take as long as the Deluxe, but will come after the Surveys are returned at least two months after this KS closes. We will contact contributors in the upper tiers with details on their rewards.
You can Add-on the PDFs listed below to any Reward Tier pledge that already includes a Changeling 20th PDF by clicking on your Reward Tier to the right, and then when you get to the pledge page that confirms your pledge amount, manually changing the amount of your pledge from the base Reward amount to that Reward amount plus the amount of each Add-on that you want as listed below :
+ $10 for the three classic Immortal Eyes supplements and Immortal Eyes fiction trilogy PDFs.
+ $20 for the classic three Book of Houses supplements (Noblesse Oblige, Pour L’amour Et Liberte, Book of Lost Houses) PDFs.
+ $30 for an additional Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition PDF.
+ $45 for the classic seven Kithbook and Nobles:The Shining Host supplement PDFs.
+ $160 for the entire classic Changeling: the Dreaming line PDFs. Every CtD PDF available through DriveThruRPG!
Important: the above classic PDFs were created using the best methods possible depending on available files stretching 20 years back. Therefore, the image quality of PDFs of the older books in particular may not be as good as PDFs for newer books.
You can also add on individual physical copies of the Deluxe Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition book to any pledge that already is shipping a physical book by manually adding the appropriate amount on the pledge page:
+ $105 for a Deluxe Changeling 20th (US/Canada)
+ $135 for a Deluxe Changeling 20th (non-US/Canada)
You can add on the Changeling 20th Storyteller’s Screen to any reward tier that offers a physical book:
+ $15 for the Changeling 20th Storyteller’s Screen, a sturdy three-panel screen featuring the beautiful collage of Changeling 20th art on the outer side, and on the inside there’s a selection of charts and other info to make the Storyteller’s job a little bit easier.
You must type in the correct amount calculated by adding the base Reward amount and the Add-ons you want. It does not happen automatically.
With this Kickstarter we are adding another way you can contribute to the project and have fun with Achievements. Below you’ll find various kinds that require backers to perform certain acts, such as to take selfies and link to the pics, or to like our Onyx Path Facebook page.
Achievements do not impact the stretch goals nor do they effect the success or delivery of this Kickstarter; they are offered as a bonus way to have fun participating and are entirely optional.
The selfies will not be shared by us outside of the context of the Deluxe C20 Kickstarter (any you post as part of these Achievements are considered usable for promotional purposes byOnyx Path).
We’ll be counting the Achievements once a day, every day of this Kickstarter campaign. We will only be counting the links for selfies here on the Deluxe C20 KS general comments area (not on any Updates comments as those get too scattered to keep track of).
When a certain number of Achievements are met, you’ll unlock one of the three extra rewards here at the top:
We will keep track of the four following Achievements here, at our Onyx Path Facebook page, and our Onyx Path Twitter account:
For these following Achievements we will need you to post links to pics in the general comments section of this Kickstarter. These are cumulative totals so don’t think you have to get all the pics yourself:
You might note the use of the white rose and dark rose on the above Achievements. These are counted as Seelie and Unseelie points respectively, and will come into play as noted below. The three Achievements below are not predetermined as Seelie or Unseelie and you will have to tell us with your post which side, if any, you want to be counted for. Whichever court has the most once the Achievement is hit will get credit for it.
Below are the two Achievement tracks for Seelie and Unseelie that will also be counted towards the main Achievement Reward totals, so any Achievements attained really count twice towards earning those Rewards!
Achievements are designed as something extra to have fun with, so please do treat them that way. We want to see your selfies and your love of Changeling: the Dreaming! This is your time to shine!
If we have contributions beyond our target number, we’ve planned many added rewards for contributors. Our range of possible Stretch Goal awards includes additional material inChangeling 20th itself, a possible Ultra Deluxe Edition, a fiction anthology, brand new Changeling: the Dreaming dice, and more.
At $60,000 of contributions, once the Deluxe Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition KS is over, we’re going to offer an exclusive KS Changeling 20th shirt on our RedBubble store for sale at the deepest discount they’ll let us do it for a limited time after which we’ll change the design- and we’ll tell you folks about it first so you can order one if you want. We estimate that you’ll be getting about a $10 discount.
At $90,000 of contributions, we will create a Changeling 20th Anniversary short story anthology PDF/ePub that will be sent to all backers who pledged for a Reward Tier that includes a Changeling 20th PDF.
At $110,000 of contributions, we will add a @10,000 word section to Changeling 20th Anniversary Edition that describes how to create your own Kith.
At $160,000 of contributions, every backer who pledged for a Reward Tier containing a physical copy of the Deluxe Changeling 20th Anniversary Edition will receive a copy of the “Guide to Freeholds” PDF, a new @20K word supplement to C20.
At $175,000 of contributions, we will add two more silk bookmarks to the Deluxe Changeling 20th Anniversary Edition as the book is already growing with the added Stretch Goal text and one bookmark just won’t do the job.
At $200,000 of contributions, we will do our research and add the Kith from the WoD: Francebook (well, MdT: France) book, and the Kith from Trolls, Dreamers, and the Deep Woods(Trolle, Träumer, tiefe Wälder) to Changeling 20th Anniversary Edition. So, more text and page count and art for more Kiths!
This is our eighteenth Kickstarter, and we have learned enough (sometimes painfully) to make some tweaks to our goals, reward tiers, and prizes. One of those things is that we tend to get the same questions asked during each Kickstarter, but have a limit on the amount of text we can put on this KS page, so we’re hosting a FAQ here:
Twenty years ago, White Wolf published Changeling: the Dreaming, the fifth of their promised five game-lines that together comprised the World of Darkness. Seen by some as a lighter, more fantasy-based setting in the modern-day, and by others as the darkest game White Wolf had yet created, players had to face the question of what happens once creativity and magic fades from their world.
See Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/deluxe-changeling-the-dreaming-20th-anniversary-ed?ref=popular