The Winter Motley That Could Have Been
The Winter Motley That Could Have Been
Sketch: Posted July 17th, 2015 by Alina

This is a repost, since I originally sketched this during a Christmas break, but I figured it was especially relevant now. These are early concepts for a very different Motley idea I had – an all Winter Court Motley. Winter Court’s emotion is sorrow, and they deal with themes of loss, detachment and hiding in plain sight. In this early incarnation, Sarah was playing a haughty Fairest Draconic, Joel a Jack-Frost-esque Wizened Chatelaine, and Ravenia (who didn’t end up playing in the Changeling game after all!) a Darkling Razorhand.

I eventually dropped these ideas because a) I didn’t want Sarah to always play pretty, haughty characters and b) Ravenia’s character was a little too much like Abbie’s Vampire character, Talon. (Leather jacket and claws, much?) Joel as a Chatelaine still works, I think, and I quite like his spindly-legged design, but alas, it was not to be either. His (literally) star-crossed lover character hasn’t come up yet in the current Changeling storyline, but I can’t wait until it does. Seeing him play a more romantic character will be a big change from his usual conniving!

News: Posted July 17th, 2015 by Alina

^ 8 Comments to “The Winter Motley That Could Have Been”

  1. KenderBryant Says:

    Alina, I was wondering something: Since the rule-sets are so similar, can you combine the Vampire, Werewolf, Changeling, etc. Series? What I mean is, can one player play a Vampire, one a Werewolf, and so on? Or are they separate universes (kinda like Faerun and Krynn)?

    Posted July 17th, 2015 at 9:40 am
  2. Disloyal Subject Says:

    Well, obviously I’m not Alina, but you can, and I’ve heard of it being done. It don’t k is how well they’re balanced against each other, but it’s also easy enough to pit characters from Hunter against the assorted supernatural gamelines, whether the Hunters are the PCs, NPC antagonists, or both sides are PCs from distinct games that are colliding.
    Werewolves HATE vampires, so there’s plenty of potential for conflict there too.

    Posted July 17th, 2015 at 9:59 am
  3. peachestheanimatronicaneldragon Says:

    Joel looks creepy XP

    Posted July 17th, 2015 at 8:14 pm
  4. threetailfox Says:

    I’ve played in cross venue games, personally. Mostly, the Changelings kept to themselves, though the Werewolf and Vampire games would occasionally see us crossover. The Shoggoth related story we had actually involved all venues, for example. We were the ones blowing it up – with fire, of course…

    Posted July 17th, 2015 at 9:11 pm
  5. John Says:

    Actually, new WoD Werewolves don’t hate Vampires. They’re also significantly different from Apocalypse Werewolves, though.

    The problem with merging Changeling with basically anything is that, barring Pledges, Changelings look like regular people to anything not Changeling. Also, the fastest way to drive a non-Changeling irrevocably bonkers is to bring them into the Hedge.

    Posted July 18th, 2015 at 9:46 am
  6. boxesofboxes Says:

    Alina, I need you to know that I had a dream about being part of a Changeling larp. I was very disappointed when I woke up.

    Posted July 18th, 2015 at 6:12 pm
  7. Nerps Says:

    All the WoD games (Changeling, Werewolf [but not the Werewolf we briefly saw- that was the old world] Vampire, Mage, and other esoteric things) can all be brought into each other.

    Posted July 18th, 2015 at 10:24 pm
  8. Guts.kenpachi Says:

    All nWoD games use the same ruleset so they can interchange, and a specific larp that I play, minds eye society – accord does exactly that, though with some changes to smooth play.

    Side note, Prometheans give the bird to any environment they are in, including the Hedge

    Posted July 20th, 2015 at 1:32 am