The Second Edition rulebook for Changeling: The Dreaming, "the Storytelling Game of Modern Fantasy". The second edition is famous for its beautiful full-colour artwork (especially the chapter pieces by Tony Diterlizzi) and the overhaul of the Changeling magic system, which did away with the cards used by the first edition.
From the White Wolf catalog:
- Just beyond the gray hills of the mundane,
- buried in your deepest heart,
- lies the key to the Dreaming.
- Unlock the chains
- and throw off the shackles.
- Come hither, changelings,
- and join the dream-dance,
- lest the Winter come
- and the Dreaming pass
- into memory.
- Reclaim your heritage!
- Let the games begin!
The usual brief introduction to the game, the World of Darkness, and the book itself, plus a Changeling lexicon.
Prologue: The Young KnightEdit
Book One: ChildlingEdit
These chapters describe the setting and reality of Changeling.
Chapter One: The DreamingEdit
A guide to the Dreaming and the denizens that call it home.
Chapter Two: A World of DreamsEdit
The history of the Changelings, and the current state of play in their society.
Chapter Three: The KithainEdit
Book Two: WilderEdit
These chapters outline the basic rules needed to play Changeling.
Chapter Four: Character CreationEdit
Chapter Five: Arts and RealmsEdit
Chapter Six: Basic RulesEdit
The core rules of the Storyteller System.
Book Three: GrumpEdit
The last chapters contain more advanced rules, some of them optional.
Chapter Seven: Glamour SystemsEdit
All of the complex rules dealing with the use of Changeling magic.
Chapter Eight: Dramatic SystemsEdit
Advanced rules for various types of actions, expanding on the basic rules in chapter six.
Chapter Nine: StorytellingEdit
An introduction and guide to being a storyteller and running a Changeling chronicle.
Miscellany that didn't go into the other chapters, including rules for experience, and a lengthy (though sketchy) roster of possible antagonists, featuring Nunnehi, Fomori, Chimera, the Autumn People and the various races of Prodigals.
"Dedicated to Jim Henson, whose inspiration continues to return us to our childhood, and to Neil Gaiman, who tears aside the veil to show us our hidden dreams." - The Dedication
"Jasmine grew wings, and Tom got horns, and when I looked at my feet, MY TOES WERE GONE and I had HOOFS like a HORSE!" - a Childling's account of her first experience with her chimerical form, from the introduction to Book One.
"Yeah, that's what you think! What would you know about @#%&*? I don't take advice from someone who smells as bad as you do! Now either quit stinking the place up, or have a bath in my lye-scrubbing machine!" - Nocker quote
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